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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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Keeping your balance: 2017 year-end tax planning (access required)

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Year-end 2017 is shaping up as an important deadline to have tax strategies in place to take advantage of certain opportunities before they sunset along with the close of the tax year on Dec. 31, 2017. A major challenge this ...

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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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