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Legal profession's ethics code in dire need of changing

January 27, 2022

Berl Falbaum A four-year fruitless campaign to try and have a provision of the legal profession’s ethics code changed, led to this column.  I’ll start by asking all the judges, lawyers, and others professionally involved in our justice system ...

Pigeons and the law

January 27, 2022

Wade Eaton  BridgeTower Media Newswires What could pigeons possibly have to do with the law? It turns out that the bird’s presence in our lexicon is extensive. Take, for example, the phrase “stool pigeon.” In the current context the ...

The closing argument: a perspective

January 27, 2022

Paul Mark Sandler  BridgeTower Media Newswires The purpose of the closing argument is to incite jurors or a judge to render the decision you request. It is not about impressing listeners with your eloquence. According to the apocryphal tale, when listeners ...

Reexamining retention strategies in the 'Great Resignation' era

January 27, 2022

Karen Natzel BridgeTower Media Newswires There’s considerable consternation around the “Great Resignation.” This past spring, we witnessed job openings at an unprecedented 9.3 million. In August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced ...

Mass shootings: Can school officials (ever) be held accountable?

January 27, 2022

A. Vince Colella Moss &?Colella, P.C. It has been 22 years since the mass shooting at Col­um­bine High School in Colorado. On that fateful day, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 12 students. At the time, the shooting was believed to be an ...

Many firms struggle to hire lawyers amid the 'Great Resignation'

January 27, 2022

By Laura Brown BridgeTower Media Newswires   MINNEAPOLIS, MN — While national news has covered staffing crises as they have affected everyday consumers — highlighting stories of barren store shelves or CEOs having to flip burgers — little ...