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Lessons learned from positive difficult conversations - effective mediation advocacy

October 16, 2017

Richard Hurford Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services, P.C With increasing frequency (oftentimes during a mediation) we hear the refrains: “There are just some people I can’t talk to” or “They just don’t listen to reason.” ...

Bitcoin and Blockchain 101 for lawyers

October 16, 2017

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Last month, the Nebraska Ethics and Advisory Committee handed down Opinion 17-03 concluding it was ethical for lawyers to accept Bitcoin as payment for legal services. It was the first opinion to address this issue ...

Collateral estoppel: The cure for legal deja vu

October 16, 2017

Agenique Smiley BridgeTower Media Newswires    The Michigan Court of Appeals has found a cure for modern-day monotony — collateral estoppel. Generally, the purpose of collateral estoppel is to save time, money, effort and frustration ...

How to get the most out of Friend of the Court

October 16, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Every Friend of the Court (FOC) is a little different, but overall the mission is the same – to look out for the best interests of the children in the court system. I’m going to give some pointers on how you can get the most ...

New York Bar on ethically using online legal marketing services

October 16, 2017

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires    The internet has changed our lives, for better or for worse. It’s become an integral part of our culture, affecting the way we receive information, shop for goods and services, and interact ...

Attorney takes aim against uptick in tax relief scams

October 16, 2017

Tax attorney Venar Ayar has been leading a charge to protect consumers and hold deceptive tax resolution companies accountable for unauthorized practice of law. Recently, two of Ayar’s clients who were scammed by “tax resolution” firms filed ...