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Take note of one federal agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance

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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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 ...

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Fighting stigma: Lawyering with dyslexia

Man reading on tablet

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 ...

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Who was Daniel Webb and where did he go?

Man in cowboy hat with gun and briefcase

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Discipline & discharge: Best practices for avoiding litigation

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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 ...

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