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Social Media: To Link or not to Link (access required)

Should you accept a LinkedIn invitation from someone you don’t know? What about someone whose reputation is questionable? When people ask me questions about whether or not to “link,” they are usually not asking about the business benefits; they’re often ...

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Redefining expert witness credibility for juries (access required)

Juries routinely dismiss expert testimony due to credibility problems, incomprehensibility, or simply because it is cancelled out by another expert’s testimony. This leads to a number of important questions for the attorney and the expert in presenting testimony at trial. ...

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Most med-mal cases dismissed, AMA study says (access required)

Almost 55 percent of all medical malpractice cases are dismissed and less than 5 percent make it to trial, according to a new study published by the American Medical Association. Further, most of the cases that go to trial – ...

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New fee disclosure rules increase responsibilities (access required)

From the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to fee disclosure regulations taking effect in 2012, employer-sponsored retirement plans have seen a flurry of changes from Congress and regulators. While these changes stand to improve retirement outcomes, they also impose a ...

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Tips for using Microsoft Outlook meeting requests (access required)

Many lawyers use Microsoft Outlook to schedule meetings, but there are hidden ways to gain even more from this feature of the software. Deborah Savadra, editor of legalofficeguru.com and a legal assistant in Mobile, Ala., offered the following tips for ...

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Large claims against law firms increase, study says (access required)

The number of big-figure malpractice claims against law firms has increased, according to a new insurance industry survey. “Claims severity has increased significantly in the last year,” said Eileen Garczynski, author of “Lawyers’ Professional Liability Claims Trends: 2012.” Garczynski is ...

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For both sides of a mediation, 10 points to consider (access required)

Whether you are mediator or litigator, there are crucial guidelines for achieving successful mediation results. Here is a list of 10 essential things for both sides. For litigators 1. Consider the personality of the mediator in your selection process. There ...

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