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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What is a hashtag - and why does it matter?

August 16, 2018

By Traci Gentilozzi Remember the good ole’ days when a hashtag (#) was just a pound symbol? Well, those days flew the coop when Twitter came onto the scene. Now the hashtag is an Internet phenomenon. No matter what social media site you are using, the ...

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 ...

'Book' still serves as literary magnet in times of distress

August 16, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In the aftermath of the latest example of governance gone wrong, I sought refuge in the pages of a book long ago forgotten as a literary gem. Published in 1993, the book became an instant bestseller, catapulting its ...