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June 14, 2018

The American Bar Association has published "Russia Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law," an authoritative legal resource book on the Russian legal system, including financial and commercial laws and methods for dispute resolution. The book is an essential ...

A 5-step plan to protect against cyber attacks

June 14, 2018

Cameron Shilling Cyber attacks and costly accidental losses of sensitive personal and financial information are no longer confined to retailers such as Target and Sony or banks and investment houses such as JP Morgan. Professional service firms — accountants, ...

Happy Hour Fondue

June 14, 2018

I have a strict rule on Fridays: no calls after 2. Wrap up work until 4. Then I open up my personal office for happy hour. Not once has this actually happened. There’s something about late Friday afternoons that brings people out of the woodwork. There’s ...

For the best brief, get some sleep and some help

June 14, 2018

Sybil Dunlop BridgeTower Media Newswires I’ve been thinking about brief writing lately. I’ve been teaching a legal writing CLE. But I’ve also been writing several briefs. And so the form and substance of the brief has been in the forefront ...

This 'Rose' sports thorn for veterans

June 14, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Having recently celebrated Memorial Day, I thought it was fitting to write an article about Veterans’ benefits.  In the U.S. Supreme Court case Charlie Rose v. Barbara Rose, 481 US 619 (1987), Charlie argued against his ...

The root of mediation impasse in monetary claims: case valuation

June 14, 2018

Ed Sikorski, Jr.   “Settling or mediating a case is, among other things, a process for agreeing on the value of the claim. Impasse often occurs because the parties do not agree on the value of the case.” —Laura Kaster: On Impasse. The ...