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Author Archives: Michael Siri

The holiday party that helps

‘Tis the season to be jolly, go to endless holiday parties, eat fried foods, and celebrate the end of another year. I currently have six holiday parties on the books, from my firm’s party at the end of the month ...

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Lost in translation: Communicating and technology

Many of us marvel at technology and the way it is supposed to increase productivity by increasing our efficiency. When I first started practicing law, the BlackBerry was being introduced and electronic mail was becoming a standard form of communications. ...

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Protecting the right to burn

The scheduled Koran burning in Gainesville, Florida has been canceled (for now). I think I am part of the majority who believes that International Burn a Koran Day, organized by the Dove World Outreach Center, would have increased anti-American sentiment ...

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Depositions and barbecue

I have spent the last three weeks traveling for depositions as the Aug. 31 discovery deadline for the case looms ominously in the background. My itinerary has included two days in Kansas City, followed by three days in Atlanta and ...

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Don’t be a legal chameleon — own your practice

Everyone develops in different ways. A colleague of mine recently described the development of her legal career as long periods of stagnation followed by short periods of accelerated growth. Another colleague compared himself to the hare in Aesop’s fable — ...

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