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Make sure you're worthy of a client's trust

June 29, 2015

Edward Poll Dolan Media Newswires PROVIDENCE, RI— Handling trust accounts requires a specific skill set on the part of attorneys. Lawyers must maintain the safety of the accounts via careful accounting and oversight of banking safety. The lawyer is a ...

A 'SMILE' goes a very long way

June 29, 2015

Marie Matyjaszek When you are involved in the family law court system, chances are you don’t feel like smiling. And if there weren’t already enough lawyer appointments and court hearings, the judge may order you to attend a program called SMILE. ...

ADR Spotlight

June 29, 2015

When, how and who Peter Blake   The increased use of Alternative Dispute Resolution has led to new considerations for all practitioners regarding, at the very least, when and what type of ADR methods to employ in any given case. Among other things to ...

From fame to infamy on social media

June 29, 2015

Rebekah Page-Gourley By now you have probably heard a lot of stories about people’s foolish uses of social media getting them into legal hot water — or maybe you’ve even experienced it in one of your own cases. A plaintiff claims to be severely ...

Golfing legend takes his setback in stride

June 29, 2015

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Much has been made of the precipitous fall of golfing great Tiger Woods, whose quest to become the finest player in the history of the sport seemingly hit rock bottom recently when he carded the worst score of his professional ...

The new age of the joint trust

June 29, 2015

By Mark Kellogg © Fraser Trebilcock    When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), it had a drastic effect on both the estate and gift tax laws and planning opportunities for many estate planners. ATRA increased ...