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AAJ Convention: Baltimore “The City that Reads”

Jul 16, 2014 By: Thomas J. Vesper

Please take a few minutes to READ about a new publication I have authored with my cousin Dominic to help trial lawyers better prepare their clients’ cases for discovery, depositions, and trial.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jul 16, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a California high court ruling on class-action bans

Jury Awards Sum of $4.75 Million to Manager for Malicious/False Criminal Prosecution and Murder Allegation

Jul 16, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Coscia v. El Jamal; Orser (N.Y.Sup.) Jury Awards Sum of $4.75 Million to Manager for Malicious/False Criminal Prosecution and Murder Allegation

Selling yourself as a law firm associate

Jul 16, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

There is no substitute for doing good work. However, to be a successful associate, you also have to take the time to thoughtfully highlight your accomplishments.

Law Firm Profitability Insights: The Circle Of Failure

Jul 16, 2014 By: William Josten

During a recent conference I attended, the conversation turned to how law firms are trying to tackle the challenges the legal industry

Using Board-adopted By-laws to Reduce Corporate Threats

Jul 16, 2014 By: Holly J. Gregory

This article discusses the use of charter provisions and board-adopted by-laws to reduce threats related to dissident directors and intra-company litigation.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, July 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting labor

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#19) / Applying to Medicaid for long-term care

Jul 16, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Applying for Medicaid-funded long-term care in Washington State has not been substantially affected by the Affordable Care Act.


Jul 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Settlement agreement between parties subject to restrictive covenant banning commercial use of property, which allowed operation of gardens and museum …

OCAHO Assesses Half the Penalty Amount ICE Sought for I-9 Violations

Jul 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In its most recent § 274A precedent decision, OCAHO reduced the penalties assessed for I-9 violations by half.

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