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Commentary: Spring cleaning for your delinquent clients

Spring is not too far around the corner. And during spring, you can’t escape those killer dust bunnies. They lurk in corners, growing larger and more ominous with time. And eventually, no matter how frightening, you have to deal with ...

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Commentary: Embracing failure as an opportunity for improvement

Being a lawyer often involves a fair amount of sales and persuasion. Whether you are delivering an argument or pitching yourself as the lawyer who can deliver for his clients, a common burden for lawyers is the idea that you ...

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Keyboard for lawyers saves time, irritation

Brian Potts and Chase Means, both co-creators of the Legal Board, foreground, while at the offices of Perkins Coie Tuesday, Jan 24 in Madison.  The two lawyers collaborated with several of their associates to develop the keyboard. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

It all started with the pesky section symbol. About a year ago Brian Potts, a lawyer then working at Foley & Lardner in Madison, Wisconsin, found himself getting frustrated when he would regularly have to pause in the middle of writing ...

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Lawyers sending out text messages to try and get work

You’ve just been in a car accident or accused of a crime. You’re confused and overwhelmed. You need help and don’t know where to turn. Just at your most vulnerable moment, a lawyer steps forward and slips you his card. ...

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Lawyers reinvent careers with virtual law firms

Attorney Nakia Gray’s website greets visitors with a simple message: “Welcome to my digital world.” But unlike many lawyers, Gray’s online presence is the home base of her firm rather than simply an extension of her physical office. Burned out ...

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Lawyers supply backpacks for students


One word comes to mind while poking through a backpack filled with a bundle of pencils, colored markers, folders, glue sticks and other school supplies. No, not homework, although Rochester City School 29 first-grader Mya Malabe said this will help ...

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Beating stress can pay dividends at work, home


Lawyers, stressed? The job has an inherent amount of conflict — lots of clients, lots of cases, lots of late nights. Their own clients are emotionally charged. The other side is emotionally charged. Judges have a responsibility of moving cases ...

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Lawyers allowed to question Khalid Sheik Mohammed

NEW YORK — A New York judge says self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed can be made available to answer written questions from lawyers for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan issued an order Wednesday after the ...

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Lawyers for low-income NYers go on strike

NEW YORK — Over 200 lawyers and support workers who represent low-income New Yorkers have walked off the job in a contract dispute. The strike by the Legal Services NYC employees began Wednesday. They serve about 450,000 people. The organization ...

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