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Stock returns aren’t always what you may think (access required)

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The brutal truth is that most stocks are a poor investment. That’s a shocking claim because it runs counter to the widely held assumption that most stocks will be a good investment if held long enough. After all, investors are ...

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Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyers (access required)

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The iPhone celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2017, a decade after its release, it’s still the most popular smartphone with lawyers according to the recently released American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report. Of the lawyers surveyed, ...

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Standing up for social justice (access required)

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Four months after Heather Heyer was killed at a protest spawned by a white nationalist rally in this city, her mother still weeps. In the offices of the Miller Law Group where Heyer worked as a paralegal, Susan ...

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Perform a cybersecurity checkup for a healthy start in 2018 (access required)

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Stories about cybersecurity and data breaches, like the one involving Equifax, have dominated the news this year. While large-scale incidents at national companies get the most press, all businesses are at risk. Small and medium-size businesses are hit by nearly ...

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Infringement, fraud verdict of $79M upheld (access required)

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In a fraud and copyright infringement case involving competing computer software companies, a Carolina-based judge’s ruling trumps a decision made across the pond, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The SAS Institute Inc., which is headquartered in ...

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Many more lawyers using cloud computing (access required)

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Cloud computing, where data is stored offsite on servers owned by third parties and accessed via an internet connection—has been around for more than a decade now. At first, lawyers were slow to adopt to the concept even though it ...

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4th Circuit: ‘Peace Cross’ violates Constitution (access required)

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BALTIMORE—A 40-foot tall cross erected as a World War I memorial on state-owned land in Bladens­burg, Maryland, violates the con­stitutional separation of church and state, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 18. “The monument has the primary ...

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Could social media friend link lead to legal trouble? (access required)

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Social media profiles have become an ingrained part of most of our lives. At one time they were a novelty that seemed to mostly serve the purposes of remembering Aunt Betty’s birthday or sharing the latest video of cat hijinks; ...

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Best tip for savings – begin the process now (access required)

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It’s never too early to start saving. Over the summer I have been talking to many people about their biggest financial concerns. The common theme has been the inability to save. Despite your situation, whether you’re living at home with ...

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No stigma for needing, accepting help (access required)

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Stigma holds us back; here’s how to beat it. In my line of work as a clinical psychol­ogist, one of the biggest barriers to being able to help lawyers, law students and judges is the stigma that many feel about ...

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