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May 2, 2023

A roadmap to attracting, developing, retaining amazing associates 

By Kate Ahern  Our industry has seen concerning associate attrition over the past few years, highlighting associate retention as a significant market pressure on firms going forward.    Law firms are struggling to attract and retain dedicated, motivated, reliable associates who are truly ready for practice. Adding to the frustration of many firm leaders: increased compensation […]

Oct 12, 2022

How to be a tech whistleblower 

By Bill Nettles and Gary Jackson  As powerful and advanced as tech companies are, they, like other organizations, can be laid low by a particular nemesis: the good old-fashioned whistleblower.    Indeed, a thoughtful, well-prepared whistleblower – as former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko seems to be — can do more to focus the public’s attention […]

Oct 10, 2022

Sharp words, unclear terms from Supreme Court 

By Ken Bresler  Just in time for the U.S. Supreme Court to launch its new term, here are my observations about the court’s legal writing in its flurry of end-of-term cases about abortion, guns and administrative law.  The decision about abortion that overturned Roe v. Wade was bound to use the word “precedent” repeatedly. But […]

Aug 12, 2022

Discipline & discharge: Best practices for avoiding litigation 

By Nick Ball and Bruce Garrett  BridgeTower Media Newswires Disciplining and terminating employees are realities of doing business, but by adhering to certain practices, employers can help reduce the risk of costly litigation.  Discipline or termination, often referred to as “adverse employment actions,” can give rise to allegations of unlawful discrimination or retaliation. Discrimination i[...]

Aug 10, 2022

That’s so meta: Workplace harassment in a virtual world 

By Erik Eisenmann, Tracey O’Brien and Catarina Colón  BridgeTower Media Newswires Most individuals are familiar with online video games such as FIFA, Fortnite or, maybe, Last of Us, permitting players to play and communicate with others online while seated at their Xbox or PlayStation consoles.   Augmented reality, or AR, games, such as Pokémon-GO, superimpose a […]

Aug 8, 2022

Who was Daniel Webb and where did he go? 

By R. Marc Kantrowitz  BridgeTower Media Newswires  There was blood, a lot of it — evidence of a violent struggle — on the typically quiet parking lot of the Agway store, as well as in and on the police cruiser with its door open.  Type A as it would turn out, the same blood type […]

Aug 1, 2022

The importance of coaching 

By Christopher F. Earley  BridgeTower Media Newswires   “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.”  — John Wooden  One of the best decisions I ever made was to invest in professional coaching. Since I began to receive coaching, it has been a shot in the arm for me. I […]

Jul 26, 2022

Starting a law firm: Not for the faint of heart, but worth it

By Brian Greene and Eric Hurlocker  We started a law firm 10 years ago with a pen, a piece of paper and a pitcher of beer. Little did we realize at the time how rewarding our partnership would be.   But for the same reasons it can be rewarding — you’re your own boss and your […]

Jul 25, 2022

What employers should know about predictive scheduling laws 

By Catharine Morisset and Lisa Nagele-Piazza, Fisher Phillips  Hospitality industry employers know that scheduling the right number of workers on any given day — or shift — is a challenge. In addition to unpredictable customer patterns, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, labor shortages, and record turnover rates add to the difficulty of keeping operations running smoothly. […]

May 24, 2022

Making friends with other attorneys 

By Jessica Markham  BridgeTower Media Newswires   BALTIMORE, MD — When I first started practicing, an older lawyer once told me that I could never be friends with lawyers. He said that I could be friendly and I should be courteous, but I would never make a true friend who was another family law attorney.  I […]

Nov 22, 2021

Exemplary Evidence: Exciting advances in IP theft investigations 

By John J. Carney and Kevin V. Bluml  BridgeTower Media Newswires  Are you concerned your company’s intellectual property or proprietary data may have been misappropriated or otherwise lost or shared with unauthorized parties, intentionally or negligently? Typically, IP theft occurs shortly before or after the employee tenders their employment termination notice. Creating a timeline of events[...]

May 1, 2015

A Gen X attorney’s client service advice

Recently, I was honored and humbled to be recognized by BTI Consulting as one of 364 attorneys nationwide, and one of only five attorneys in North Carolina, as a “BTI Client Service All-Star.” This award is based entirely on client nominations, and the acknowledgment has caused me to reflect on the way I approach client […]

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