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Soft skills critical for in-house counsel

Although companies usually outsource major litigation, day-to-day legal work has been shifting over the past 10 years or so to in-house teams, according to a local expert. Companies are seeing a financial advantage, and getting better results, with in-house attorneys ...

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Local firm surveys in-house counsel

A new report from a Rochester-area executive search firm shows that salaries for in-house counsel increased 4.3 percent from 2015 to 2016. Fairport-based BarkerGilmore released its 2017 In-House Counsel Compensation Report on June 15. The data was collected with an ...

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What is a hate crime?

A memorial is pictured at the Hollywood Transit Center in Portland, Ore., on May 27, 2017, after two people were murdered on a MAX train Friday for trying to de-escalate a situation where a man was directing racial slurs at two women who appeared to be Muslim. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***(Sipa via AP Images)

An abaya-wearing Muslim teenager on her way home from a mosque was beaten to death with a metal bat before her body was found dumped in a pond. Her Sunday morning killing is being investigated as an extreme case of ...

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