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LEGAL PEOPLE

January 27, 2020

Harness Dickey is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Coughlin to chief executive officer. In this newly established role, Coughlin will work with the firm's Executive Committee to oversee the firm's short and long-term strategic business planning, ...

COMMENTARY: Stop using Asian Americans to defend against disparities, then reject them as non-diverse

January 27, 2020

By Frank H. Wu Asian Americans are ambiguous in civil rights. Perhaps Asian Americans themselves are ambivalent as well. Neither Black nor White, Asian Americans challenge the standard understanding of racial justice. Whether they are integrating into the ...

THE ECONOMIC ­BLUEPRINT: January actions to keep the Grinch away on tax day

January 27, 2020

Note from Kyle - For this week's column, I've asked CPAs Thomas Craig and Katie Geisinger to discuss tax options to reduce your taxes due in April. By Thomas Craig and Katie Geisinger This was going to be the year the holidays would finally go smoothly. The ...

COMMENTARY: Japanese court ruling does harm to alienated parents

January 27, 2020

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Parental alienation has become a "buzz term" in family law circles. People are quick to toss around the term, which can diminish the seriousness of the event when it actually does occur. It is not always easy to prove, and ...

OFF THE PRESS

January 27, 2020

Just published by the American Bar Association, "Hire and Retire: A Plan for a Continuing Income Stream in Retirement from Any Practice" by Gary P. Bauer shares practical advice for everyone, from the new law school graduate to the seasoned lawyer ...

NERDWALLET: Money rules of thumb can be handy

January 27, 2020

By Gregory Karp NerdWallet To calculate a restaurant server's tip, double the first number on the bill. A $62.47 tab gets a $12 tip. If the bill is more than $100, double the first two digits. That's an example of a money rule of thumb that is imperfect but ...