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). ...Read More »
HR considerations to help navigate fluctuating economic times
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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Trademark holders, don’t skimp on merchandizing
When I discuss trademarks with clients, I often make the point that unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks — although registered by the hopeful future trademark holder — are largely for the benefit of the public. More accurately, the benefit of ...Read More »
Fighting stigma: Lawyering with dyslexia
Neurodiversity describes the fact that people process information and interact with the world around them in different ways. This is true for all of us because we all have ways in which our brains are different from one another’s. A ...Read More »
Starting a law firm: Not for the faint of heart, but worth it
We started a law firm 10 years ago with a pen, a piece of paper and a pitcher of beer. Little did we realize at the time how rewarding our partnership would be. But for the same reasons it can ...Read More »
Is it a constitutional violation for a judge to mute defendants during video sentencing?
The past few years have drastically impacted the way that the world operates. The shift to remote work was a sudden and drastic change, but whether it will be a permanent one remains to be seen. The overnight transition to ...Read More »
Who was Daniel Webb and where did he go?
There was blood, a lot of it — evidence of a violent struggle — on the typically quiet parking lot of the Agway store, as well as in and on the police cruiser with its door open. Type A as ...Read More »
The importance of coaching
“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” — John Wooden One of the best decisions I ever made was to invest in professional coaching. Since I began to receive coaching, it has been ...Read More »
Constitutional crisis in Virginia
Recently, a decision by a circuit court judge in Loudoun County to remove the commonwealth’s attorney from a case has brought to the forefront of media attention a constitutional controversy that has been smoldering in Virginia for some time. The ...Read More »
Discipline & discharge: Best practices for avoiding litigation
Disciplining and terminating employees are realities of doing business, but by adhering to certain practices, employers can help reduce the risk of costly litigation. Discipline or termination, often referred to as “adverse employment actions,” can give rise to allegations of ...Read More »