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    • Best Practices in Offshoring of IP Services

      Given the extreme sensitivities and emotions that arise whenever the concepts of Intellectual Property and Offshore are mentioned in the same conversation, it is helpful to distill the topic in a fact-based overview that will hopefully help those who are considering the advantages and/or implications of this trend. This article also will relieve some the hype on this subject.

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    • Managing Conflict in Law Practice and Life

      As Clarence Darrow pointed out, conflict is part of being human. The good news is that conflict is not all bad. For one thing, it means you are not surrounded by "yes" people. And those differences of opinion can fuel innovation and creative problem solving. Effectively managing conflict or dissent can be beneficial in a wide range of situations, both inside your organization, with clients and in dealings with third parties.

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    • Supreme Court Wreaks Havoc in Federal Courts Again

      Columbia law professor Michael Dorf discusses a 2007 split Supreme Court decision that, while it has attracted little media attention, has made a tremendous splash in the lower federal courts. The decision grapples with the question of what standard should govern a federal trial court's review of the sufficiency of the allegations of a complaint -- generally, and especially in the antitrust context.

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    • Business Casual Attire for Lawyers

      Law firms, even "white-shoe" firms, have changed dress codes to reflect the times. In order to dress appropriately, the business casual lawyer should adhere to a few rules.

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    • Work Life Balance for Lawyers
      With attorneys speaking up about their inability to balance life and work, many firms are beginning to pay attention, offering four options designed to help integrate work and life; but are these options really the solution?

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