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Your law firm is like a factory, SC lawyer says in new book (access required)

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“The Lean Law Firm,” a new book co-authored by attorney Dave Maxfield of Columbia, South Carolina (along with Larry Port, the CEO of Rocket Matter, a case management software company), is grounded in a few key insights. One is that ...

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Organizing for trial (access required)

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When it comes to organizing for trial and questioning witnesses, there is no “one size fits all” way to do it. Nevertheless, there are good reasons for and against different approaches. Using no notes is a bad idea: It’s less ...

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Moving up (access required)

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A promotion presents a public reward and affirmation for the person promoted, of course—and it’s a powerful opportunity to promote workplace values and culture. When done right and granted to deserving team members, promotions can motivate your entire team and ...

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How to recognize and avoid robocalls (access required)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between a trustworthy telemarketer and a scammer who uses the phone to lure people in. With the help of internet software, callers are able to operate from just about anywhere in ...

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Court distinguishes ineffective assistance, plain error (access required)

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A North Carolina “career offender” serving 25 years after pleading guilty to gun and drug charges is looking at some degree of relief after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 21 that the standards of review for ...

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Keep your office holiday party harassment-free (access required)

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The shenanigans that occur at office holiday parties are often the subject of movie plots, memes and inside jokes among co-workers. In today’s culture, however, these shenanigans can serve as the basis for a claim of sexual harassment or other ...

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