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Never underestimate the need for cash (access required)

Cash is king. We’ve heard the saying, but what does it really mean? Recently a friend reached out to me, asking for advice about his mother’s financial situation. His father had passed away earlier this year, and since that time, ...

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Stressed by a coworker? There is a cure. (access required)

You and a coworker may be suffering from idiopathic mutual irritation, and never know it. Idiopathic mutual irritation, or IMI, is a phenomenon I see so often in my mediation practice that I had to give it a name. “Idiopathic” ...

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Inside the minds of apartment renters (access required)

One of the keys to success in the apartment market is to understand the minds of renters. They are the lifeblood of an apartment complex, and as a result, communities must cater to their needs and desires to retain them ...

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Twitter for lawyers (access required)

Let’s break down the phrase “social media.” Social. “Seeking or enjoying the companionship of others.” Media. This word has two relevant meanings to me. First, media refers to various information and platforms that you consume that information on. Second, it ...

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Yes, your practice is going to change — so be ready (access required)

Well-established ideas about the delivery of legal services are changing, and not all of the changes are going to be good for lawyers. The way people purchase music and rent movies for home viewing has changed. The adoption of mobile ...

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Don’t let fire destroy your files (access required)

In the past, I’ve discussed the many benefits of online data storage via cloud computing. Whether it’s convenience and flexibility, 24/7 access to client data from anywhere, affordability, simplicity or the ability to eliminate IT staff and software management requirements, ...

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In elected leadership roles, a gender gap persists

I recently returned from a gathering of women leaders – 25 pioneers leading cities, counties and states across the country. Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and I were honored to be selected to participate in the Governing Institute’s Women in ...

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Drone users: May I see your license, please? (access required)

Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of UAS to adapt to evolving laws and regulations. With a recent $1.9 million penalty ...

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Watching from the air: What should be the limits? (access required)

See the small aircraft circling overhead multiple times? What is it doing? Looking for somebody on the ground or following the expressway traffic? Or might it be owned by the FBI and conducting surveillance of some gathering on the ground ...

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