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Posner on prose: writing advice from a federal judge (access required)

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Judge Richard Posner, the formi­dable jurist on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, recently pub­lished in the legal journal “Green Bag” a delightfully readable two-part article: “What is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judicia­ry, Yet Eminently Curable.” Some of ...

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4th Circuit reshuffles casino dealers’ lawsuit (access required)

The one ironclad law of gambling is that it’s impossible to beat the house. A group of casino dealers in Maryland has moved one step closer to doing just that, however, after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived ...

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Five lessons from working with divorcing couples (access required)

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Handling negotiations between di­vorcing spouses is not work for the faint of heart. I finish each work day after these meetings feeling emo­tionally exhausted and, at times, unclear as to what has been ac­complished. With more time and reflection, I ...

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Tracking child-related costs? There’s an app for that (access required)

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The cost of raising children includes many ex­penses beyond the day-to-day, from summer camp tuition to medical bills to algebra tutors. But between divorcing parents, disputes over incidental costs that fall outside regular child support responsibilities can escalate quickly. An ...

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Resilience: an often overlooked skill for success (access required)

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A recent study found lawyers have a rate of depression that is four times higher than that of the general population. The study also found lawyers have a rate of alcohol abuse that is three times higher than the general ...

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Consistency of client service not just for Fantasyland (access required)

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Go to a Disney theme park and you will understand the client experience. From the moment you touch their world until the moment you leave it, Disney wants you to have a uniformly high-quality, distinctively Disney time. A guest’s experience ...

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Being a good listener takes skill, practice (access required)

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Have you ever worked with someone who’s a poor listener? Probably you have: someone who never understands what you’re saying, who doesn’t seem to pay attention, who may even interrupt you constantly. Alternatively, you may have been surprised by a ...

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Your theory, themes are keys to trying your case (access required)

To try a case effectively, you need to have a theory of the case, and you need to develop themes to help persuade the jury. Although they are both important, they are not the same thing, and both need to ...

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