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The excellent work force – the power of training (access required)

The book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins, the co-author of “Built to Last,” examines the results of a five-year research project that looked at 11 different companies. The 11 companies were selected because they made a transition from being ...

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Flextime: Meeting the needs of employees and employers (access required)

When it comes to bending over backward to keep employees happy, many employers are turning to flextime. In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, a group based in Alexandria, 57 percent of its respondents ...

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There's buried treasure in your Word documents (access required)

Our paper documents are a legal treasure chest. Not only do they contain pearls of legal wisdom to be shared with our clients, but they also include buried artifacts that may be both beneficial and harmful. These artifacts are called ...

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Virginia paralegals look at N.C. certification plan (access required)

A new plan for the certification of paralegals in North Carolina has many in the Virginia paralegal community wondering whether a similar plan could work here some day. At the spring meeting of the Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations, representatives ...

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Changes In Intellectual Property Insurance (access required)

A self-proclaimed “pioneer in the field of corporate intellectual property insurance” now offers insurance coverage for the defense of patent infringement claims, even after describing such a risk as traditionally uninsurable. Moreover, intellectual property assets — such as trademarks, copyrights ...

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Mediation By Videoconference On The Rise (access required)

Finding the right mediator for a particular case can be a challenge. It’s an even greater challenge, not to mention a huge expense, if the mediator you want is located in another state. But that is all changing. The technology ...

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Will Patent Reform Become A Reality This Year? (access required)

Patent lawyers may soon find themselves in the same situation as bankruptcy attorneys – coping with an overhaul of their legal system. A draft of a reform bill called “Patent Act of 2005” has been circulated by the House Subcommittee ...

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Richmond Traffic Attorney Creates Album For Good Cause (access required)

G. Barton Chucker was doing well by anyone’s standards. He had graduated in high standing from St. Mary’s Law School in 1989 and had a well-paying job as a products liability lawyer for a big Richmond firm, McGuire, Woods, Battle ...

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Avoid A Medical Financial Disaster (access required)

The inability to pay mounting medical bills was the main cause for filing nearly half of all personal bankruptcies in 2004, according to a study recently released by Harvard University’s medical and law schools. So what can you do to ...

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Time To Set A Game Plan For An Illness Is Now (access required)

Many entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of their business. Even after they put a team together and learn how to delegate, most entrepreneurs need to keep hands-on with their business. I often hear entrepreneurs complain that they really don’t ...

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