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Why Oppose When They Can Amend?

“Judicial economy” is a hard-sell to some clients. They don’t really care about the judge’s workload or the time it takes to prepare, oppose, […]

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  22 November 2017
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5 Gritty Tips to Persuade Clients to Settle

Being a lawyer means seeking justice on behalf of clients. However, lawyers understand that justice, particularly in the civil sense, is about dollars and […]

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  22 November 2017
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Don’t Give Inmates Anything But Advice

Steven M. Cohen apparently was concerned about his client’s oral hygiene in jail, so he gave the man a toothbrush. That resulted in a […]

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  22 November 2017
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Against People-Pleasing: Why Lawyers Should Be Hardcore

Troubling the leaders of his day with questions, Socrates was the gadfly of Athens. So said Plato, his student and chronicler of his trial. […]

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  21 November 2017
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Are Elder Bankruptcy Cases a Growing Niche?

For elder law attorneys, an unfortunate trend seems to be on the upswing among the client base: individuals over the age of 65 filing […]

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  20 November 2017
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How to Help Your Settlement Get Government Approval

Tom Petty will likely be forever remembered by plaintiff’s lawyers for one reason, and one reason alone … wait for it … wait for […]

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  20 November 2017
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How to Say ‘Seasons Greetings’ on a Budget

It’s not too early to think about seasons greetings, and for some things it’s probably too late. So let’s just talk about what you […]

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  17 November 2017
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Should Juries Know If a Witness Is Undocumented?

The legal issues surrounding undocumented immigrants are varied and often controversial. When it comes to disclosing a defendant, litigant, or even a witness’s immigration […]

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  17 November 2017
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Can ‘Best Practices’ Be Bad for Your Law Practice?

Before Copernicus published his book ‘On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres,’ the scientific community traditionally thought that the Earth was the center of the […]

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  16 November 2017
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What’s in a Footnote? An Answer to THE ‘Internet’ v. ‘internet’ Question

For years, grammarians and spell checkers have been telling you to capitalize the word “internet.” Then, a couple years back, a change in the […]

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  15 November 2017
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