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Facebook for lawyers (access required)

This is the second in my series about how lawyers use social media in comparison to how I think lawyers should use social media to leverage relationships and, most importantly, build friendships. Last time I talked about Twitter. This week ...

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Meeting the obligations of the Fair Housing Act (access required)

Disability discrimination is the No. 1 fair housing issue we’re asked about at the Intermountain Fair Housing Council. The council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure open and inclusive housing for all people. Most of the requests ...

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Discount landscape may change soon (access required)

Discounts can be a powerful tool for transitioning the wealth inherent in a closely held business to the next generation at a reduced transfer tax (estate and gift tax) cost. As a result, discounts are often critical elements of many ...

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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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