By JEREMY BABENER, Special to Lawyers Weekly firstname.lastname@example.org When clients receive personal injury damages in a settlement or award, their tax liability can make the difference between a sufficient and an insufficient recovery. For those plaintiffs receiving damages ...Read More »
By PAUL FLETCHER, Dolan Media Newswires email@example.com Every lawyer at some time has encountered a difficult client – the one who is demanding or unreasonable or unrealistic. Or all three. Every lawyer who does civil defense work at ...Read More »
By SYLVIA HSIEH, Lawyers USA, the national sister paper of Lawyers Weekly firstname.lastname@example.org As any parent of a child wielding a Wii remote can tell you, video captivates like nothing else. It can persuade, entertain, inform and – perhaps ...Read More »
By TONY OGDEN, Lawyers USA, the national sister paper of Lawyers Weekly email@example.com Laptops, smartphones and flash drives allow lawyers to carry around thousands of pages of paperwork and legal documents with ease. Yet they also create security risks ...
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By SYLVIA HSIEH, Lawyers USA, the national sister paper of Lawyers Weekly firstname.lastname@example.org The generation of jurors known as the “net generation” or “digital natives” – those who were born in the digital age and know nothing of life ...Read More »
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly recognized some of the state's brightest young lawyers at its first annual Emerging Legal Leaders event on Tuesday at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro. Ten attorneys were selected from of a pool of 30 nominees for their outstanding leadership in their profession, community and personal lives. "It is obvious that you are the ones who consistently go above and beyond what is asked of you," publisher Tonya Mathis told the 115 attendees at the event, which was sponsored by Kilpatrick Stockton.Read More »
Editor’s note: For the first time, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly is recognizing a select group of attorneys – all of whom have practiced for 10 years or less – for their service to the profession and their communities. Colleagues, clients, ...Read More »
By ALAN COOPER, Special to Lawyers Weekly email@example.com In recent months, Arizona has drawn attention for its aggressive approach toward policing immigration status. But take a look at our neighbor to the north in Virginia. Since 2008, localities in ...
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Guns, drugs, high-speed chases, pit bulls and stakeouts. Sounds like all of the ingredients of an action movie, but it actually describes the early days of Charlotte attorney Mark Simpson's career. And he didn't practice criminal law - at least not in the traditional sense. Simpson is one of many "second-career" lawyers - those who started off working in one job only to switch to law mid-stroke.Read More »
By CORREY STEPHENSON, Lawyers USA, the national sister paper of Lawyers Weekly firstname.lastname@example.org Lawyers should think long and hard before agreeing to represent family members or close friends. “The conventional wisdom is that lawyers shouldn’t represent friends and relatives ...Read More »