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Top security threats to watch for in 2015 (access required)

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Every year brings new technology enhancements and opportunities, as well as security issues to go along with them. So far, it looks like 2015 should be a doozy. Whether you’re operating a small law practice or managing IT remotely for ...

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Traits shared by effective mediators (access required)

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The small, first generation of lawsuit mediators experienced settlement negotiations from a unique perspective — not from the sides of the table, but at the center, where you see and hear much more, especially during confidential caucuses. Over the course ...

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Budgeting for your practice’s lean months (access required)

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January sucks. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it’s not just me. I’ve talked to other solos or small-firm lawyers, and almost all of them have said the same thing. January sucks. It’s not ...

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Dealing with assets from cyberspace (access required)

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Planning for special assets and changes in the law brought about by social and technological advances poses a constant challenge to estate planners. For example, suddenly, it seemed, real estate became condominiums and cooperatives, and trusts were not only for ...

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The witness’s 4 magic words: ‘Please rephrase the question’ (access required)

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In the futuristic movie “I Robot,” Will Smith’s detective speaks to a computer-generated hologram of the scientist whose death he is investigating. When the detective’s questions veer off from being clear and simple, the hologram intones, “I’m sorry, my responses ...

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Tell your witnesses they should be relentlessly polite (access required)

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Don’t just tell witnesses to be polite. Tell them to be relentlessly polite. And relentlessly positive. That’s not etiquette advice. It’s a survival technique. Being polite in this environment can be a tough, often thankless job, but it is essential ...

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Tips for crafting the proper arbitration clause (access required)

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Parties to arbitration frequently complain that the process has become nearly as time consuming and expensive as litigation. Such comments are typically made by people who do not have an accurate sense of the time and expense involved in litigation, ...

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U.S. law trumps state failure-to-warn claim, court says (access required)

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BALTIMORE, MD — A mother’s claim that major food producers failed to warn her that their bottled fluoridated water could damage her daughter’s teeth cannot proceed due to the companies’ compliance with federal labeling requirements, a federal appeals court has ...

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