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Learning how to ask for help (access required)

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Stigma holds us back; here’s how to beat it. In my line of work as a clinical psychologist, one of the biggest barriers to being able to help lawyers, law students and judges is the stigma that many feel about ...

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Is there hope for independent physicians?

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It’s not easy being a physician in today’s environment.  I especially feel sorry for Idaho doctors in private practice. They are demoralized by superfluous regulations, the cost and hassle of electronic medical records, the threat of litigation, and pressure to ...

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Can employers legally stop their staff from taking selfies? (access required)

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A federal appeals court ruled recently that an employer could not maintain a rule prohibiting audio or video recording in the workplace, becoming the second such court to determine that such a policy violates federal law. The July 25 decision, issued ...

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Positive drug tests among employees are rising in Idaho

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Despite the fact that marijuana is illegal in Idaho, positive employment-related drug tests for marijuana in our state have risen a whopping 80 percent over the last six years, from 1 percent in 2010 to 1.8 percent in 2016. The ...

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Preparation can lessen impact of crisis (access required)

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The thought of a PR crisis is daunting for one predominant reason: timing. It’s the great unknown, and given the dearth of clairvoyants, crisis anxiety is understandable. However, preparation — specifically, developing a crisis-communications protocol — can serve as a ...

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CARA’s assault on opioid addiction (access required)

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In 2016, over 33,000 Americans died as a result of an accidental overdose related to prescription pain relievers or heroin, and over two million people had an opioid use disorder. In August 2017, President Donald Trump announced plans to declare ...

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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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School financing and the supermajority requirement

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The financing of public school buildings has been a topic of interest since the early days of Idaho statehood, owing largely to the requirement imposed at that time by the Idaho Constitution that public debt payable from property taxes requires ...

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Planning to elope? There’s software for that

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Younger workers have upended archaic conventions that governed work hours and office décor, and now they’re prompting a change in the way weddings take place. A small but growing Boise company has seized the opportunity in this cultural change. Simply ...

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Watch for insurers misusing professional services endorsement (access required)

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The marathon is over. After seemingly endless negotiations with the other party, you’ve reached an agreement and you’re ready to start construction. This isn’t your first project, and you know that despite the parties’ best intentions, there is a real ...

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