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Law innovation demystified (access required)

I recently read that one-third of lawyers in firms of at least 50 attorneys were pessimistic about adapting to the challenges and changes facing them. Lawyers face problems generating sufficient revenue and operating efficiently, and those are difficult problems to ...

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Smoothness specifications present wake-up call for contractors (access required)

In some recent national surveys of road users, drivers have listed smooth pavements as their top preferred highway characteristic. Such road surfaces not only make for a more comfortable ride, but also provide safety and longer-lasting transportation routes. These smooth ...

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Don’t feel guilty about setting boundaries (access required)

Most professionals I coach have diverse and demanding roles. They define vision and strategy, generate and track budgets and schedules, run meetings, ensure clients are satisfied, provide subject matter expertise to solve complex issues, guide their teams, and make difficult ...

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Solutions to the affordable housing puzzle

In many resort communities there is a real need for affordable housing that serves younger and entry-level residents and new employees. Both renters and potential homebuyers are now facing an increasing affordability squeeze, and this is expected to continue. The ...

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Video in litigation: everybody’s a star (access required)

As a kid, I would shoot film of my friends playing sports at the local playground. My Kodak camera was a dinosaur by today’s standards, but it did the job at the time. Today, things are different. Video is everywhere ...

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An Eichler-inspired mid-century granny flat

Multi-generational family households are making a comeback. Now homeowners are creating a second dwelling unit on their property called an Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU.  In most residential properties, building code allows for it. Whether that unit is separate or ...

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Free speech can come with a price (access required)

In the early morning hours of May 29, Roseanne Barr, the namesake of the sitcom “Roseanne,” learned the hard way that freedom isn’t free. At 1:45 a.m., she tweeted what many people considered an unprovoked racial slur. Within hours, ABC canceled ...

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Prepare your business for Idaho’s rapid population growth

Idaho has attracted a steady stream of new residents in recent years. And with good reason: the state and its cities offer excellent job opportunities in a growing range of industries, easy access to stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreation, ...

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