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Not-so grand juror (access required)

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A grand juror in Halifax County, North Carolina, got a sneak peek at the prosecution’s evidence in his criminal case – and there’s a chance, albeit a slim one, that the presentation was so convincing he decided to go ahead ...

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Hinckley’s return to normalcy has been years in making

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) Life for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago has progres­sively become more normal, with great­er freedom outside a psychiatric hospi­tal, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the record store where ...

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Rules protect workers who enter confined spaces (access required)

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The dangers of working in confined spaces have been well known and documented for over 2,000 years. During the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan (53-117 AD), physicians of the day wrote of the ill effects suffered by convicts forced ...

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Beware the blast of a social media explosion (access required)

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By Jim Calloway As I was finalizing this column, there were news reports that the so-called “affluenza teen,” Ethan Couch, and his mother had been arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Readers will recall the young man stole beer from a ...

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Rule on injury reporting creates new obligations (access required)

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By Erik Eisenmann and Laura Ferrari The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule in May requiring certain employers to electronically submit workplace injury and illness infor­mation to OSHA and requiring all employers to adopt procedures to encourage ...

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How to become a valuable resource for journalists (access required)

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Given the number of attorneys in the United States (some 1.2 mil­lion practicing ones), it seems unlikely that the majority of these lawyers can become trusted re­sources for journalists. Before such a union can materialize, however, there are rules that ...

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Practical, effective social media for lawyers: Virtual reality edition (access required)

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There are a number of social me­dia platforms lawyers can use to leverage relationships and, most importantly, build friendships, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Snapchat. Let’s take a look at virtual reality. Facebook has announced that it is shipping the ...

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To make it rain, get into the habit — 5 of them (access required)

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A successful rainmaker must get out of the comfort zone. Lawyers who embrace new routines and adopt five key marketing habits will see a significant yield from their efforts. Practice these habits until they become second nature; your continued success ...

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19 signs someone is about to quit a job (access required)

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Most bosses are caught off guard when facing a mass employee ex­odus, and the same can happen when just one valued employee resigns. “As the boss, it’s important to watch for the symptoms of an impending depar­ture so you can ...

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