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Electronic data protection: The how-to’s (access required)

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You know you need to do it, but how? Law firms are rife with data and files, and they must be protected. That’s a given. The specifics, however, often elude lawyers. All files and data should be part of a ...

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Face your fear of client feedback — and reap the benefits (access required)

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While preparing to give a workshop on how to get client feedback, I revisited the wisdom of asking your clients to prepare an attorney “report card.” Requesting feedback  remains relevant (if not more so) to today’s world. And worse, attorneys ...

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When interviewing, use a defensive hiring strategy (access required)

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Employers are well served to develop a strategy for hiring. One strategy may be the “defensive hiring process.” Although the name sounds bad, the strategy itself is sound. Defensive hiring allows the company to identify the most qualified candidates for ...

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Well, well, well: Some new guidance from EEOC (access required)

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on April 20, addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. Wellness programs, which are otherwise regulated ...

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4th Circuit overturns sentence but only publishes footnote

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated and remanded the sentence of a member of a Maryland-based prison gang charged with multiple counts of murder and racketeering. But the appellate panel’s reasoning in John Adams’ case is unknown ...

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Make your work/life balance a matter of choice (access required)

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No one ever said on their deathbed, “I wish I spent more time at the office.” We’ve all heard, and surely believe, those words of wisdom, yet we still spend more time working than we would like — and we ...

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Oh, the places judges go! (access required)

A U.S. Supreme Court opinion cited Dr. Seuss for the first time on Feb. 25, five days before what would have been his 101st birthday. The case was Yates v. United States, a name that has a nice Seussian rhyme ...

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Elder mediation promotes relationships, dignity and choice (access required)

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What is elder mediation? It is a voluntary process to resolve conflicts regarding the needs of those who are elderly or with special needs and their families. Elder mediators typically use what is called “facilitative mediation,” wherein a neutral facilitator ...

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