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The new president’s toughest job

If the months since the November elections have shown us anything, it’s that the U.S. is more deeply divided than we’ve experienced in a very long time. It’s reached the point where, rather than take pleasure in the success of ...

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Carter and Love: Legal rights and clean water

Whether it’s noticing something wrong with drinking water coming from the tap at home, seeing an algae bloom during a swim in the Chesapeake, or realizing you’re getting fewer bites during an afternoon fishing on the Potomac, citizens are often ...

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Coulson and Trueman: Subject matter expertise in mediation

How much of an expert should a mediator be on the substantive law or practice specialty at issue in litigation? Certainly a mediator should have some awareness of legal issues particularly germane to the outcome, such as the availability of ...

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Start 2021 off strong with these money moves

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store. File ...

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ABA ethics opinion on working remotely

In 2020, the pandemic changed just about everything. One of the biggest areas affected was the way that work was performed. Out of necessity, it was the year of working remotely for businesses across the country. And with increasing COVID-19 ...

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The matter of Michael Flynn

Winston Churchill acknowledged that “all men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” Likewise, Henry Ford is credited with saying that “the only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” Former National Security Advisor ...

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Financial tips around holiday giving

This year has been a difficult year for everyone. The effects of the coronavirus have been far-reaching, affecting people across the country and in our backyard. As we approach the end of the year and enjoy the holiday season, there ...

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EEOC’s updated guidance on vaccinations

On Dec. 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance to provide clarification on employer COVID-19 vaccination policies. The EEOC reiterated that mandatory COVID tests are permissible, but must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Title ...

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The pandemic reshapes residential real estate

Real estate has traditionally been conducted in person, from start to finish. When the pandemic paralyzed our country, real estate was forced to go contactless. At that moment, the entire industry was propelled into the future. Consumers requested virtual showings ...

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SSA needs strong leadership

When President-elect Joe Biden took the stage to address the country on Saturday, Nov. 7, Americans across the country took a sigh of relief. Finally, we could all turn off the news every now and then. We could rest assured ...

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