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Dos and don’ts of cost-effective mediation (access required)

Wisconsin lawyer Dawn Drellos-Thompson realized a few years ago that her small business owner or minimum-wage earning clients could not afford most mediators. So she started a separate mediation practice, charging half or less of the Milwaukee-area market rate. She ...

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Financing a transition (access required)

Senior partners want to retire. Emerging leaders want a greater stake in their companies and a say in their direction. Everybody wants some assurance of financial stability now and in the future. In good times, funding retirement and leadership transition ...

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How to make your association memberships pay off (access required)

When it comes to association memberships for lawyers, the first thing you must do is join the right organizations, those where your clients, referral sources and prospective clients hang out, and be active in them. It’s that simple, right? There ...

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The hot legal practice areas in 2012 (access required)

Despite sobering unemployment numbers across the country, employment for lawyers continues to be promising in the hottest practice areas. Firms are actively hiring attorneys who specialize in the highest-demand niches, according to Charles Volkert, Executive Director at Robert Half Legal, ...

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New Bankruptcy Rules went into effect Dec. 1 (access required)

Starting on Dec. 1, seven changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure went into effect. The rules (see “Seven Changes” list, below) are intended to clear the controversy in some bankruptcy rules, and create uniformity by requiring revisions to ...

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Five things to know about arbitration at FINRA (access required)

For attorneys who never have heard of the Financial Industry Regulation Authority before, now might be a smart time to learn the basics. Wall Street has been a tumultuous place of late, and chances are, sometime soon a client will ...

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Tips for an effective and ethical negotiation (access required)

The role of business counsel is complex. The lawyer has to not only produce a legal and enforceable negotiated agreement, but also must try to get the best deal for clients while conducting the negotiation in a way that reflects ...

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Use the evidence to tell the jury a story (access required)

When presenting a case to a jury, there is a fine line an attorney must walk between showy theatricality and mind-numbing exposition of technical evidence. Be too entertaining and you lose credibility. Be too dry and jurors’ eyes roll back ...

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