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Switching places: the lawyer as witness (access required)

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Physicians are regularly called to testify in court as a witness. It can be a stressful experience de­pending on the circumstances of the testimony. As an attorney, I have counselled many healthcare pro­viders on their planned testimony. But what happens ...

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Job hopping and millennials: how to stem it (access required)

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Another characteristic can now be added to the list of many traits attributed to millennials: job hopping. In a recent article on this subject for the ABA Journal, Debra Cassens Weiss cites a recent survey in which almost 40 percent ...

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Five tips to help in hiring (access required)

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The most difficult part of owning the business is finding the right employees. At our shop, we look for employees who are profession­als but also enjoy working with the public. Finding the right employee is difficult, especially given the variety ...

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10 steps for preparing for an appellate argument (access required)

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Once an appeal has been fully briefed and the oral argument has been scheduled, it is time to get ready for the argument. Thorough preparation for the argu­ment should go far beyond just re-reading the briefs and making an outline. ...

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Lawyer must testify about how she got documents (access required)

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An unnamed criminal defense at­torney and her investigator will have to answer federal prosecu­tors’ questions about how they came into possession of allegedly fraudulent documents that were in­troduced as evidence at their cli­ent’s trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Rebel without a case (access required)

After a two-year, $10 million reno­vation, the York County Courthouse in York, South Carolina, reopened earlier this year to a mostly warm reception. It featured refurbished wood floors, cathe­dral-style ceilings, and elevators. What it did not feature is the Con­federate ...

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Fore play on the fairway (access required)

Two amorous young folks have found themselves in the legal rough after they were allegedly caught having sex on a golf course in Tega Cay. Dakota Payne, 19, and Kiernan Hen­nessey, 24, were found lying on the fair­way of the ...

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Feds can no longer seize ‘untainted’ assets pre-trial (access required)

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Criminal defendants in the feder­al courts covered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may have an easier time coming up with the funds to pay for their defense attor­neys from now on. On Aug. 18 the full 4th ...

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Dealing with difficult clients (access required)

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I have heard several lawyers break the ice with an audience of other lawyers by joking that they love their jobs — except for their clients. This joke often elicits a quick laugh be­cause almost every lawyer can identify with ...

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