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The attorney-client relationship 101 (access required)

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By Jessica G. Kelly and Christopher R. Blazejewski BridgeTower Media Newswires The existence, terms and scope of an attorney-client relationship are generally straightforward and understood between the parties. There are times, however, when a miscommunication between attorney and client creates ...

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Four ways to position your firm for success in 2019 (access required)


By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires It’s not easy being a lawyer these days. The legal landscape is changing quickly due to increased globalization, competition from non-traditional legal providers, and rapid technological advances. Understanding how these trends impact the practice ...

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Top 10 key cybersecurity recommendations for 2019 (access required)


By Jacqueline B. Lee BridgeTower Media Newswires Cyberattacks are increasing in sophistication and magnitude of impact across all industries globally. According to a recent report issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the average cost of a cyber data ...

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Five things clients want from firms for free (access required)


By Matt Prinn BridgeTower Media Newswires Requests for proposals from corporate clients to law firms can involve a specific matter or they can deal with the overall client-law firm relationship. For the broader overall proposed relationship, there often will be questions ...

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Role of trustee made easier with ‘letter of wishes’ (access required)


By Alexander A. Bove Jr. and Melissa Langa BridgeTower Media Newswires Before she died, one of your long-term clients appointed you as trustee of a family trust for the benefit of her three children, currently ages 18, 23 and 28. ...

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Investment behaviors to avoid (access required)


By Marijoyce Ryan BridgeTower Media Newswires After enjoying solid investment returns in 2017, investors this year have experienced higher than usual volatility in the stock market and headwinds in the bond market. Rising interest rates and trade tensions have been ...

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GDPR, six months later (access required)


The General Data Protection Regulation was the biggest story of 2018 in the field of global privacy and data protection. The GDPR became enforceable in European Union member states on May 25, significantly expanding the territorial reach of EU data ...

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How to plan for inflation in retirement (access required)


Economists define inflation as “a general increase in prices and fall in purchasing power of money.” In recent years inflation has not been a hot topic since it has been relatively tame — in fact, it has averaged less than ...

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Flaunting a red flag: legal writing tips and tics (access required)


A new legal term, “red flag law,” is not so new — or rather, an old legal term now has a new definition. By one count, 13 states now have red flag laws, which allow law enforcement officers to seize ...

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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

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ROCHESTER, NY — Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly,” employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the ...

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