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A checklist of common objections

August 16, 2018

Dennis Saylor IV Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires As a practical matter, of course, most objections have to be made at high speed in the heat of battle, with little or no time for reflection. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare ...

Innovation demystified

August 16, 2018

By Susan Letterman White I recently read that one-third of lawyers in firms of at least 50 attorneys were pessimistic about adapting to the challenges and changes facing them. Lawyers face problems generating sufficient revenue and operating efficiently, and ...

Fourth Amendment ­ramifications of Facebook 'searches' by police

August 16, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires I’ve written extensively in the past about the ethical obligations of lawyers who seek to obtain evidence using social media. The specific issues addressed in that context are irrelevant for the purposes of this ...

Your clients' use of emoji matters

August 16, 2018

By Traci Gentilozzi Emoji are all around us. You’ve seen them – those tiny (sometimes strange) pictures that people insert in their texts, emails and social media posts. People tend to use these images to reflect their emotions or feelings at ...

Divorce and the modern family

August 16, 2018

Antoinette Raheem Law & Mediation Offices of Antoinette Raheem, PC Divorce is never a one size fits all process. However, when the parties to a domestic matter are culturally or otherwise diverse, lawyers should take even more care to address the unique ...

So you think you know how best to converse?

August 16, 2018

Erin Archerd Detroit Mercy Law School As attorneys, negotiators, and mediators, leading conversations is what we do.  We think we know a lot, based on our training and experience, about how people talk with one another.  But, have we ever looked ...