Columns

Jurors and safety

April 2, 2020

Julie Campanini BridgeTower Media Newswires It is no secret to defendants that jurors expect products to be safe and that companies that fail to follow their own policies are vulnerable. A trend in litigation is to move safety to the forefront and use fear ...

Social support in a digital world

April 2, 2020

Shawn Healy and Heidi Alexnder BridgeTower Media Newswires When a lawyer feels the pressure of work-related stress, talking to others can be among the most helpful avenues of relief. When we talk to others who understand our experiences, we suddenly feel ...

How to build a national speaking practice

April 2, 2020

Sybil Dunlop BridgeTower Media Newswires Every once in a while, I realize that I’ve learned something in my years practicing law. One of those moments occurred before the COVID-19 crisis, on my way home from Atlanta, where people  paid to listen ...

Decades later, few clues in Swedish nanny case

April 2, 2020

Marc Kantrowiitz BridgeTower Media Newswires  A homeless man searching for whatever treasures might be found on the city streets of Boston or in one of its large, dirty dumpsters happened upon a bound black trash bag. When he opened it, an arm popped ...

My Turn: Judge used storytelling to share lessons

April 2, 2020

As the oldest public school in the United States, Boston Latin School has a distinguished group of alums, including the likes of Founding Fathers John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson along with Joseph P. Kennedy, the U.S. ...

"Are you kidding me!?"- bringing humor to the mediation process

April 2, 2020

Sheldon J. Stark Mediation is a serious process where serious conflicts are seriously addressed by serious people. Whether the process results in resolution or continued litigation, the consequences are serious, too. Generally, the more consequential the ...