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FYI – The ABA Says It Is Okay To Facestalk Jurors

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Essentially, you can stalk jurors all you want, but you can’t contact them (and requesting access to view a private profile counts as contact). You can read an article about it from the ABA Journal here, and you can download ...

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The Great Conversation: Aristotle on Friendship

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Aristotle, with his common sense approach to problems, frequently states the seemingly obvious. He makes points which on the surface don’t seem revolutionary, but they are shrewd and insightful enough to crystalize truths that, otherwise, would be difficult to articulate. ...

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A Nasty But Effective Negotiation Strategy

"Wait. A party in negotiation might not be completely 100% up-front and true regarding their motivations regarding their position in negotiation?!?"

  “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 ...

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Homo homini lupus est – “Man is a wolf to his fellow man”

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  In 195 BC, Titus Maccius Plautus wrote Asinaria, generally regarded as one of the great Roman comedies. It is renowned for containing the phrase: Homo homini lupus est – “Man is a wolf to his fellow man” It is a statement that is generally taken ...

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The Great Conversation: Aristotle’s Useful Definition of Virtue

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  Virtue seems elusive, if it can be considered a reality, at all. There are so many ways to err at work, in relationships, for your clients, in life; but it’s hard to always do the virtuous thing. If you’re ...

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What Is More Important Than Winning?

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Lost among all the other news of the past month, a story slipped through the cracks that deserves recognition. A story about the integrity of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya.  Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández ...

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Your Reputation for $15

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The following is an email I just sent to a young man wanting to become a marketing strategist/consultant of some sort. It also includes a different email that I sent to a law firm a couple of days ago. [hr] ...

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President Lincoln On Practicing Law

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  Surprisingly, Slate managed to highlight something interesting this week in their new history blog. Notes from the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, likely in preparation for a lecture to be given to a congregation of new lawyers. ...

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