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Key financial changes for the new year

As 2014 begins, it’s a good idea to look ahead to the financial changes expected. There has been a lot of recent news coverage of the politics and policies around our nation’s budget, the “fiscal cliff” and more; with Congress ...

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With Idaho Power and the PUC, a delicate balance

In one form or another, all businesses analyze potential investments of capital and time against current market forces, seeking to strike the perfect balance of risk and reward. As a regulated utility, Idaho Power is required to provide certain services ...

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Santa Claus and real estate contingency clauses

With all the talk of Santa Claus in my house, I could not resist writing about contingency “clauses” in real estate contracts. I know what you are thinking: What do contingency clauses have to do with Santa Claus? Well, nothing ...

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Educating 21st century engineers

I recently took advantage of an opportunity to move from the corporate world into academia. I’m now part of the team at the University of Portland’s Shiley School of Engineering working to educate engineers for the 21st century. While a ...

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Thanks for the memories, Coach Pete

It’s been a wild ride for Boise State football fans. First, the day we hoped would never come arrived. Coach Petersen decided to move on to coach the University of Washington Huskies. Then Bryan Harsin, a Treasure Valley kid, lands ...

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Keeping secrets: a primer on trade secret laws

Espionage is popularly known as a clandestine practice whereby a country, organization or individual obtains secret information from another without permission. The practice of espionage has been the subject of many of our most memorable fictional novels, movies and television ...

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Making your e-newsletter effective

Have you ever opened an e-newsletter, looked at the graphics without reading any of the text, and closed it a few seconds later? You’re not alone. The average time a person spends on an e-newsletter is less than a minute, ...

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Simple antidote to ‘seat of the pants’ management

Documenting policies and procedures is a practical tool to help any law firm, even a small or virtual one, to assess its operation against objective standards. Law firms are businesses, and every business should have a rationale for its actions. ...

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A door opens for nonlawyer fee-sharing

Many law firms, both large and small, use contract lawyers to provide legal counsel at reduced cost. Thanks in large part to emerging technology, contract attorneys can contribute to work and efficiency if used correctly as a transparent resource, offering ...

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