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20 words you should never put on your résumé (access required)

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While many large companies use automated résumé screener software to cut down the initial pool of job applicants, loading your résumé with meaningless buzzwords is not the smartest way to get noticed. “Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from ...

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Fired employees’ $800K distress damages set aside (access required)

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A defense contractor that fired a husband-and-wife executive team after they filed a qui tam suit does not owe the couple $800,000 in damages for emotional distress, an Alexandria federal court has ruled. On May 19, U.S. District Judge Anthony ...

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Judge to mull attorney disqualification in fire case (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge has scheduled a hearing to test claims that defense lawyers in an insurance coverage dispute should be disqualified for their handling of inside information accidentally made available by the opposing side. The case “may very well ...

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Law school changed me — now what? (access required)

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The experience of law school is unique among graduate-level programs, so much so that law students and lawyers have often told me that law school changed them in some fundamental ways. This realization usually occurs after numerous friends and family ...

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How to not dumb down your complicated case (access required)

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Attorneys sometimes talk about “dumbing down” their case before presenting it to jurors. Certainly, many issues need to be explained in an orderly and simple way, and that process could be called “dumbing down.” But, from my perspective, the expression ...

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