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A welcome development

Today is National FOI Day. March 16 is James Madison’s birthday, and that’s the reason this date was chosen, in a nod to the Father of the Constitution, as the day to observe the importance of freedom of information. The ...

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Walking on Sunshine

This week (March 13-19) is Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote open government and freedom of information. March 16, this Wednesday, is National FOI Day – and that day was chosen because it is James Madison’s birthday. The week is ...

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Headline of the day

No matter what your view on the controversy surrounding federal funding of National Public Radio, you’ve got to tip your hat to the headline-writers at the Wall Street Journal. The latest news in the continuing story — NPR President and ...

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Who’s got the power?

Mediators will tell you one of the key questions to ask before a mediation session is, “Who’s going to be there?” It’s vitally important to have someone at the session who has the authority to settle the case, if the ...

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A Dog Law trifecta

Maybe we need to update last August’s feature on “Dog Law: A Legal Salute to Man’s Best Friend.” That piece examined what happens when Bowser shows up in case law, statutes and lawsuits. This past week, we hit a Dog ...

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Always proofread your work

Before you can say you have finished writing something, you have to proofread your work. Before you file anything, you have to proofread your work. Make sure you say what you mean. The other day I got an e-mail message ...

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A firm of your own

You may have moments when you stare at your files, then you stare out the window, then you stare back at the files and you think your life and your practice could be different. Maybe you’ve been nurturing a dream ...

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