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Lawyers in the trenches: how executive coaching can help (access required)

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Law schools and continuing legal education programs do an excel­lent job teaching such subjects as civil procedure, torts and criminal law, but they typically don’t teach aspiring lawyers how to market their services, work effectively with clients and colleagues, mobilize ...

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Despite cost, law firms remain loyal to their online legal research services (access required)

Kumar Jayasuriya, KM Attorney at Baker Donelson, doing research on the Fastcase and Westlaw websites in his DC office.  Photo by Maximilian Franz of The Daily Record.

As law firms look for ways to offer legal services to clients more efficiently and with more predictable fee structures, the use of online legal research platforms remains essential – and it’s not cheap. “It is a significant cost consideration ...

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Student loans dictate career moves (access required)

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Under the weight of student loan debt, people are making career decisions that limit their mobility in the Idaho workforce. Idaho ranked 11th overall, and 3rd in the proportion of students with debt, in the WalletHub 2017 student on student ...

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Administration’s words on immigration leave uncertainty for Idaho employers

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Potential new immigration policies from the administration of President Donald Trump are leading to uncertainty in the immigrant labor force, particularly in Idaho’s lucrative agricultural sector. “There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty both in the workforce and among business ...

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Idaho’s occupational licensing to undergo a lengthy exam (access required)

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Want to be a log scaler, or someone who grades or estimates the value of logs? It’s tougher to be one in Idaho than almost anywhere else in the United States: Idaho is one of only two states that licenses ...

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Profile of a fraudster

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We are all aware of the seven key questions that help us understand a situation and the context of a situation: the who, what, why, when, where, how, and how much? When applying these key questions to fraud-related stories, it ...

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Idaho’s noncompete law is bad news

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The good news is, Idaho made the front page of the New York Times! The bad news is, it wasn’t exactly flattering coverage. The article was decrying Idaho’s new law on noncompete agreements that depresses wages and stifles innovation. The ...

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Federal regulations for employers are changing at a rapid rate (access required)

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Prior to taking office, President Trump vowed to “formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.” Politics aside, some observers saw irony in a regulation intended to reduce regulation. In any ...

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