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Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media (access required)

Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. For example, in 2012 ...

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Keeping staffers motivated, productive during the holidays (access required)

The holiday season can be a motivation and productivity killer at some small businesses. Staffers may spend time chatting or shopping online, ask to leave early for children’s holiday events or just not be in the mood to work. The ...

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Keeping Your Balance: Tax reform – key changes to consider in connection with year-end tax planning (access required)

A number of the tax reform provisions favorably impact accounting methods for federal income tax purposes, including full expensing and the small taxpayer simplification. First, the new law extends and modifies bonus depreciation through 2026 (or through 2027, for longer ...

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Opioid litigation and the health care professional (access required)

In 2017, over 70,000 Americans died from a drug overdose—and over 48,000 of those deaths were caused by an opioid overdose.[1]  These staggering and tragic figures have heightened scrutiny of the roles opioid manufacturers, distributors, and even individual health care ...

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Artificial intelligence in health care: What you need to know

With the growing hype around AI and its recent elevation among policy makers at the national level, artificial intelligence continues to be a hot button issue filled with promises of positive change and challenges. Similar to the ever-changing tides of ...

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Two paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction

When I graduated from law school in 1995, the world was a different place. Legal research still took place in law libraries using books. Windows 95 had not yet been released, and MS-DOS reigned supreme. The internet was just emerging ...

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How to relieve networking headaches (access required)

Q. I hear networking is about being a connector. What is a connector? Looking to connect A. The ultimate networking pros are connectors of people. They are thoughtful, proactive and always interested in helping others with whatever they may need. ...

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To be good lawyer, you have to be healthy

The legal profession is the most hazardous of all professions to our health, research shows. What’s more, our future generation of lawyers is most at risk, with younger lawyers suffering the highest rates of problem drinking and depression. If you ...

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Money Management: Despite strong economy, federal deficit soars (access required)

One item that seems to have been forgotten, or at least received very little press coverage, is that despite having a very strong economy, the federal deficit is going up at a time it would be expected to be dropping. ...

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This intellectual property is worth a lot of Bitcoin: What’s protecting this disruptive blockchain technology?

Blockchain is a decentralized database, often referred to as a distributed ledger where transactions are confirmed and recorded. The system is sturdy and secure, as information cannot be altered once it is entered into the ledger. By checking the blockchain ...

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