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Hook Shot (access required)

My mother was an artist. She got her degree from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. I apparently inherited some of her artistic talent. When I got to college, it dawned on me that my mother had never ...

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Representing unpopular clients (access required)

As attorneys involved in representing people accused of committing crimes, naturally we are both acutely aware of several provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The Fifth Amendment provides that no person “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a ...

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First impressions of the Copyright Claims Board (access required)

In December 2020, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement, or CASE, Act was signed into law at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CASE Act provided for the creation of a Copyright Claims Board, or CCB, by amending Title ...

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Creating a sense of community in the workplace (access required)

I recently returned from a 2,500-mile road trip. The two original objectives: attend the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in Montana and return to the Wind River Range in Wyoming for some climbing adventures. But as road trips tend to ...

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Finding that special someone (access required)

“People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” — Jim Collins I am a massive believer in the importance of hiring the right people for my firm. Without the right people, my firm can only go so ...

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In briefs, what a difference a font can make (access required)

Over the past few years, the importance of picking the right font for an appellate brief has been a topic of discussion among lawyers, publishers and, at times, the courts. The reception has ranged from thoughtful and appreciative to downright ...

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Take note of one federal agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance (access required)

What’s the saying about stubbornness? I think it’s “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” (or, I guess, in our household it’s “Stephen, you are just like your dad …” but that is not as relevant to the readership). ...

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HR considerations to help navigate fluctuating economic times (access required)

As inflation and other market indicators sound potential alarms bells on an economic downturn, employers could be navigating through an uptick in human resource challenges that they haven’t dealt with recently. When companies start to lay off workers, legal work ...

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