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Lawyers and technology in 2017: Change is good (access required)

Nicole black Web

According to a recent study conducted by Altman Weil, “Law Firms in Transition 2017,” 72 percent of responding firms believe that change in the legal industry will continue to take place at a rapid rate, compared to 2012 when only ...

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When to pay cash for a home and when to finance (access required)

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When considering a new home purchase, many of our clients debate the merits of paying all cash or financing a portion of their purchase with a mortgage. For clients who are fortunate enough to have the options, there are benefits ...

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Taking time off from work takes a leap of faith

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While some workers worldwide dedicate weeks and even months to summer vacations, most Americans barely manage a week away from work, and some spend that time beholden to a smartphone. According to a nonprofit called Project Time Off that tracks ...

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The secret of rainmaking is there is no secret (access required)

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Lawyers often want to know the secret to business-development success and how rainmakers make their large book of business happen. The truth is there is no secret. Sure, there is an art and science to business development, but it is ...

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Knowing when to trust in a bean dynasty (access required)

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Bush’s Best baked beans. You’ve had them. Probably on the Fourth of July and every other time you had something cooked on a grill. Maybe you’re partial to the brown sugar hickory baked beans, the country-style baked beans or the original ...

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Where the black hats meet the white hats

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MacKenzie Brown ended up in her job as a cybersecurity researcher by accident. Once an aspiring actress, she went to Boise State as a theater major and then got a job with the state Department of Labor as an information ...

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U.S. Supreme Court on First Amendment rights and social media (access required)

Nicole black Web

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the intersection of the First Amendment with social media in Packinham v. North Carolina, No. 15–1194. The court struck down a North Carolina criminal statute on First Amendment grounds. The law ...

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New Micron CEO sees a bright future for the Boise-based company

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Sanjay Mehrota, the new president and CEO at Micron Technology, Inc., introduced himself to Boise July 27 with a story from his days as a student in India. Mehrota had been admitted to the University of California, Berkeley, but he’d ...

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The ABCs of a successful project: ‘Always Be Closing’ (access required)

Jacob Zahniser featured

In sales, “Always Be Closing” (ABC) is a phrase used to describe a salesperson constantly looking to complete the sale. These ABCs also apply to construction projects; success starts at the beginning with a thorough understanding of the contract deliverables ...

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How to determine a company’s value (access required)

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“What’s the value of my company?” It’s a question that we’re constantly fielding from entrepreneurs operating companies of varying sizes across a broad range of industries. They frequently expect a formula-driven answer, failing to appreciate the breadth of valuation methods, ...

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