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New partnerships require a shared vision, bit of nerve

July 30, 2014
Lawyers who’ve teamed up to start firms as partnerships say putting their professional names and reputations on the line together takes mutual trust, respect, a shared vision, and a fair amount of nerve.More.

ABA releases tool to assess cognitive impairment

July 30, 2014
To help attorneys who are concerned about the intellectual fitness of another lawyer or judge, the American Bar Association has recently released a cognitive assessment tool. The “Working Paper on Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Decline” is a questionnaire designed to give attorneys guidance in determining whether a partner or friend is just having a bad month or is suffering from something more serious. It also provides recommendations for talking to a colleague who is exhibiting troublesome behavior.More.

Metrics create benchmarks for 'granular' evaluations of lawyer performance

July 30, 2014
Metrics measuring attorney and law firm performance have exploded in recent years, and trend watchers say the implications for the industry are only beginning to be felt.More.

Video depositions can be a more compelling tool to use at trial

July 30, 2014
The ability to catch the nonverbal messages and vocal inflections made by witnesses and experts are the biggest benefits to videotaping depositions, attorneys say. A slouch, a gulp, a snide tone of voice can bring added meaning to the testimony that cannot be conveyed through a cold reading of the transcript.More.

Hogsett joining Bose McKinney & Evans

July 28, 2014
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett will join the Indianapolis law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, effective Aug. 1, the firm announced in a news release Monday.More.
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