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Festive but frugal (access required)

‘Tis the season to be jolly and frugal. That’s the policy that some North Carolina law firms are adopting this year as they trim plans for their holiday parties in recognition of the less-than-joyful state of the economy. The changes ...

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Wynn, Diaz tapped for Fourth Circuit (access required)

North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Jim Wynn and Mecklenburg County Superior Court Judge Albert Diaz were nominated by President Barack Obama to fill seats on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 4. If confirmed by the Senate, ...

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Flat fees pose ethics problems (access required)

Attorneys wrestling with whether to adopt a flat-fee system face not only decisions about how to place a dollar value on their services, but also how to make sure the payment plans comply with State Bar ethics rules. Practitioners say ...

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