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Holiday Party Small Talk

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It’s that time of year again. The dreaded holiday party season. Lots of time with strangers and acquaintances you’re barely familiar with. That weird Ricky guy from HR. And you have to make small talk and interact with all of ...

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Bad Motion v. Good Motion: Motion to Compel

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When writing a motion to compel for a judge, you want to make it persuasive. You don’t want to make it a chore to read. Honorable Randy Wilson, a District Judge out of Texas wrote an article in the Advocate juxtaposing two ...

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Churchill’s 5 Elements Of Persuasive Speaking

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, famed British Prime Minister during World War II, was not only a noted statesman, but also a gifted student of oration and history. Churchill wrote numerous pieces on history, the English language, and how to develop the ...

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A Nasty But Effective Negotiation Strategy

U.S. Mission / Eric Bridiers

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Being an effective negotiator is an incredibly important aspect of being a lawyer. Whether it be a contract ...

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An Open & Shut Case: Whisper v. Yahoo

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Encrypted or unencrypted. Distributed or hierarchical. Peer-to-peer or direct download. Open source or closed. These are opposing methods of handling and dealing with data. You likely use all of them in some fashion even if you’re not aware of it. There ...

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Wind The Clock For #Dallas

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At this point, you’ve read about the horrible events in Dallas that occurred last night. Or seen the video. Heard the gunshots. You’ve seen videos of shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. You’ve been inundated with hashtag activism and status signaling from ...

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A Sunset Of Subtlety On Social Media

A Sunset Of Subtlety On Social Media

People have lost the ability to think about the nuances and subtleties of an issue. Rarely is anyone completely right or wrong. — Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) July 6, 2016 Boxer, mathematician, and gentleman philosopher Ed Latimore made this observation a ...

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Amazing And Hilarious Courtroom Transcripts

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(WARNING: Strong language ahead) So….maybe you saw that courtroom transcript that I shared yesterday floating around the Internet. THIS IS THE BEST COURTROOM TRANSCRIPT OF ALL TIME. https://t.co/Vb4C3qXg2x pic.twitter.com/ZvII3Z6JUa — Keith Lee (@associatesmind) June 22, 2016 It’s pretty incredible really. ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors? Part 3

disrupting the disruptors

(Note: this is Part 3 of a series regarding Stanford CodeX Future Law 2016 Conference. Part 1. Part 2.) “So tell us what’s the difference between ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid,'” she said. “It’s quite simple really,” I replied. “‘Naked’ means you’re undressed. ‘Nekkid‘ means you ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors? Part 2

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(Note: this is Part 2 of a series regarding Stanford CodeX Future Law 2016 Conference. Part 1 is here.) We were sitting around, chatting late into the evening when sensory deprivation restaurants came up. I had heard of the concept, but ...

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