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Should Your Firm Drop Performance Reviews?

One of the world’s largest law firms has stopped performance reviews, at the same time leading the way against evaluations that have disfavored women […]

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  15 May 2017
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Oregon High Court to Have Female Majority

Oregon will soon have a majority of women on its highest court. Gov. Kate Brown has elevated Judge Rebecca Duncan to fill a vacancy […]

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  12 May 2017
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Measuring Lawyer Performance: What’s the New Normal?

If you scratch your head when you hear about the “new normal,” I get you. What happened to the “old normal”? Who said there […]

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  11 May 2017
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Lawyer Fined for Refusing to Answer ‘Yes or No’ Question in Court

‘If you plan to have children, try not to have teenagers.’ That’s my joke to friends, and it came to mind when I read […]

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  10 May 2017
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How to Write a Great Closing to Your Brief

A closing argument should be like opening a door, not closing one. After writing a brief to persuade your audience, you want to finish […]

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  9 May 2017
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Talcum Powder Cases: Lawyer Advertising Done Right?

A jury has awarded $110 million in another talcum powder-cancer case, a further indictment against Johnson & Johnson and an endorsement for lawyer advertising. […]

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  8 May 2017
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How to Save Client Relations If a Case Goes Over Budget

When it comes to going over a client’s budget, there really are two sides to the coin. On one side, you have a client […]

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  8 May 2017
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New Group Helps Women Lawyers Open Law Firms

Women have closed the gender gap in law schools, and they are gaining in the attorney ranks. But they are far from parity in […]

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  5 May 2017
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What to Do If You Have Bad Facts?

It’s hard to laugh at Bill Cosby’s jokes anymore. But it is ironic that one of his jokes was at issue in a critical […]

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  4 May 2017
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Law Firm Sues Insurer After Ransomware Attack, $700K Lost Billings

Like other embarrassing crimes, malware attacks often are not reported — especially when law firms are the victims. It took a lawsuit for this […]

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  3 May 2017
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