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If your child is going to college, you have homework to do (access required)

Dr. Bob Sheff, a retired Maryland physician and author of “The Medical Mentor,” answers questions each week in The Daily Record of Baltimore, another Dolan Media newspaper. My daughter is going away to college in the fall. Do I have ...

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More companies are watching e-mail (access required)

Forrester Research recently released a comprehensive survey of 294 U.S. companies with more than 1,000 employees concerning e-mail usage in their corporate environments. During the last year, almost 33 percent of the companies have fired an employee for inappropriate usage ...

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The process of accepting credit cards as an attorney (access required)

If you deal with collecting retainers from your clients, accepting credit cards can be a very intimidating option to consider as a sole practitioner or small-firm attorney. The word “merchant service” has developed an almost ominous connotation among solo professionals ...

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From waste of time to time well spent: meetings (access required)

(AP)”Not another meeting.” It’s the rare employee who hasn’t grumbled on the way to the conference room. But why, after centuries of opportunity to perfect the process, do meetings remain what humorist Dave Barry calls “the reason why the human ...

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Cross-exam is good theater … but direct exam wins (access required)

In the lore of trial work, particularly Hollywood’s version, the most dramatic moment is the cross-examination of a hostile witness. The jury, the gallery and, of course, the TV audience is mesmerized and entertained. But when it comes time to ...

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You and your health: How to maintain a healthy brain (access required)

(AP) When Kimberly McClain noticed herself struggling to remember simple details, even what her family had for dinner the night before, she got worried. She worried because of a family history of dementia and a fellow church member’s recent diagnosis, ...

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Practice management: How to dress for success (access required)

You know the old saying that rings true even today — you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Attorneys cannot afford to make a bad first impression. It could mean the difference between landing that big ...

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3 February 2006 Bar Exam Pass List (access required)

Editor’s Note: Below is a list of the 345 candidates who passed the February 2006 Virginia Bar Examination. A total of 595 people took the test, for a pass rate of 58 percent. Congratulations! A Bettye Emma Ackerman, Blacksburg; Andrew ...

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Giving Madison his due: historic mansion in renovation (access required)

ORANGE (AP) Of all the Founding Fathers, James Madison might be the least celebrated. Shy, short and intellectual, Madison lacked Washington’s stoic charisma, Jefferson’s grace and idealism, and John Adams’ bombast and ambition. Madison’s estate and mansion, Montpelier, similarly has ...

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It's probably time to clean up your company's HR (access required)

I recently cleaned out my closet and discovered an outfit that I last wore to my 10-year reunion. Let’s just say that my 20th has come and gone, so finding that outfit was a surprise. It then occurred to me, ...

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