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Remote mediation: Best practices for lawyers (access required)


In the blink of an eye, the pandemic changed everything.  Even courts have curtailed their activities.  Yet, the disputes confronting our citizens have not abated. Lawyers have responded to these challenges by using phones, desktops, laptops and tablets to mediate ...

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Staying connected (access required)


By Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek © 2020 Sensei Enterprises Inc. The coronavirus pandemic has forced a lot of lawyers to utilize video conferencing to “meet” with co-workers and clients. One of the more popular video conferencing platforms ...

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Make cybersecurity a priority for your law firm (access required)


By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires If cybersecurity isn’t on you firm’s ra­dar this year, then it’s high time you made it a priority. The risk of a breach that could compromise your law firm’s confidential client data is an ...

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Innovation demystified: Change ways you think, talk (access required)


By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires I recently read that one-third of lawyers in firms of at least 50 attorneys were pessimistic about adapting to the challenges and changes facing them. Many problems lawyers face involve generating sufficient revenue ...

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Cloud and mobile computing trends for lawyers in 2020 (access required)


By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires I started writing about cloud and mobile computing and their potential benefits for the legal profession in 2008. Two years later I began to work on a draft of my book, “Cloud Computing for ...

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Four steps to developing a winning succession plan (access required)


By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires [Editor’s Note: The Virginia State Bar is currently reviewing whether to make succession planning for lawyers in Virginia mandatory. Comments to the current rules state that lawyers “should” prepare for someone to continue ...

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Walk and talk (access required)


By Stephen Scott BridgeTower Media Newswires If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Many people would perhaps ask for perfect timing, because timing is everything. An individual with perfect timing would be hilarious, an amazing investor, great ...

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Know the value of leadership communication (access required)

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By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires Leading involves influencing people in a way that helps turn your vision for your law firm into reality, and a leader’s success depends on communication skills. Developing communication skills The most effective leaders ...

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Under pressure (access required)


By Shawn Healy BridgeTower Media Newswires One of the most common issues I hear from law students, lawyers and judges has to do with time, or a lack of it. I recently had the opportunity to listen to a podcast ...

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Is fast thinking slowing you down? (access required)


BY SUSAN LETTERMAN WHITE BridgeTower Media Newswires In 2012, Facebook conducted an experiment to see whether it could influence the emotions and postings of its users by curating news feed content calculated to manipulate mood. The experiment worked. If you ...

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