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The Risk Man: November 30, 1998

Stressed lawyers make mistakes. No great revelation there. But surprisingly it’s not major crises that do the most professional damage, according to a recent survey. It’s the everyday things: long hours, uninspiring projects and endless telephone calls. Social scientists at ...

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Forget the year 2000. Savvy lawyers are looking ahead to 2008. That was the message from a gathering of legal malpractice experts in Whitefish, Montana. The occasion was the annual meeting of NABRICO, the National Association of Bar-Related Insurance Companies, ...

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Think sitting for the bar exam is tough? Try standing the test of time. Sustained excellence is no small feat. Just ask Raleigh lawyer Armistead Maupin, who has practiced law for 59 years. Or Fannie Memory Mitchell, who began her ...

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Only in California. A year ago Governor Pete Wilson slashed funding of the California State Bar by vetoing a lawyer dues bill. In April nearly 500 employees – or 75 percent of the Bar staff – were sent packing after ...

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Ever notice how law imitates baseball? From Mantle to Matlock, Barry Bonds to Barry Scheck, Babe Ruth to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Similarities abound. The connections are especially obvious this time of year as ballplayers return from their AllStar break and ...

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Risk management was the rage in Vancouver. Conflicts of interest and calendar control were hot topics at the spring ABA legal malpractice conference in British Columbia. The agenda included workshops on client relations, office systems and ethics. A full day ...

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Want your clients to love you? Tell them a joke. That’s one conclusion of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 277, No. 7). In the study, doctors in 120 offices were videotaped while examining ...

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Who says lawyers have an image problem? Just go to the nearest multiplex and see Amistad. Legal valor drives that film, reaching a dramatic peak with an oral argument before the Supreme Court. The movie also succeeds in making heroes ...

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