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Elder mediation promotions relationships and choice

I am often asked, what is elder mediation? It is a voluntary process to resolve conflicts regarding the needs of those who are elderly or with special needs and their families.

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Practice the subtle art of the cross-examination

Dean Wigmore stated that cross-examination is beyond doubt “the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of the truth.” But, truth is rarely what a skillful trial lawyer seeks to accomplish on cross-examination. Cross-examination is not only a truth-seeking process. It also is an opportunity to persuade the fact finder to your position in the case. For the consummate trial lawyer, persuasion is an art practiced in its most subtle form on cross-examination.

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What’s in your portfolio of career skills?

“I would like to work on interesting matters with good colleagues, be paid well and work hard, but not give up my life for work.” That summarizes what several young lawyers and law students have told me recently and what a lot of attorneys and other professionals seek throughout their careers. Unfortunately, such a job description doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work to create greater satisfaction for yourself. Start by thinking about your career as not just a series of positions and titles, but as a journey during which you accumulate skills, expertise and experience to add to your professional portfolio, at times deliberately, but also incidentally.

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Congress delves into cellphone privacy

Privacy is certainly a hot topic in Congress these days. Yet as fast as bills are introduced to address the potential harm from ubiquitous gathering of personal information (five this year so far), new and seemingly more insidious methods of information gathering are brought to light. Just last month, The Wall Street Journal broke a story about how iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones regularly transmit location data back to Apple and Google

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Federal Appeals court hears first health care law cases

The legal battle over the federal health care act has made it to the next level. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday heard arguments in the first two cases to advance from the trial court level to a federal appeals court, en route to a likely showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Federal appeals court hears first health care law cases

The legal battle over the federal health care act has made it to the next level. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday heard arguments in the first two cases to advance from the trial court level to a federal appeals court, en route to a likely showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Apathy and civic engagement

When it comes to civic engagement — voting, participation in town meetings, political involvement and the like — apathy is often cited as the primary reason that most people do not get involved. Dave Meslin, a community activist and self-described “rabble-rouser” in Toronto, Canada, says we need to redefine apathy not as some internal syndrome, but as a complex web of cultural barriers that reinforce disengagement.

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Supreme Court: Prisoner can’t sue state under Religious Land Use Act

A state’s acceptance of federal funding does not equal a waiver of its sovereign immunity from private suits for money damages under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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CHR found liable for wreck

A freight services company is vicariously liable for a fatal multi-vehicle accident caused by a driver-owned tractor-trailer, an Illinois appellate court has ruled in affirming a $24 million jury verdict. A tractor-trailer ran over several vehicles on an interstate highway when the driver was unable to stop in time upon encountering a traffic jam.

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Court: Agreement can’t be enforced

An attorney could not enforce a contingent fee agreement executed by a parent on behalf of an injured child, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled.

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