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Using Design Methods, Technology to Help Pro Bono Attorneys

Johan T. Widjaja | April 24, 2014

The second weekend of April brought Philadelphia-area residents the first Saturday in a long time that allowed people to stroll along Kelly Drive wearing shorts and short sleeves, while bikes zipped along the crowded paths. As the weather invited people to Rittenhouse Square to soak up the long-forgotten sun, a group of about 25 people spent the day inside a conference room participating in a Legal Design and Innovation Workshop.

In-House Counsel

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Young Lawyer

  • Finding Opportunities to Do Some Good and Volunteer This April

    By YL Editorial Board

    While April is known for the start of baseball season, the return of open-toed shoes and the chance to finally get outdoors, many people may not know that it is also National Volunteer Month.

  • Projecting Confidence Is Fundamental to Career Success

    By Christopher M. Varano

    At long last, spring has arrived. With Philadelphia's second-snowiest winter finally behind us, it is time to set our warm weather routines in motion. For those into golf, that means dusting off the spikes and hitting the links; others who are into gardening may be laying down mulch; and still others who are already looking ahead to summer may be prepping their shore houses and working on their beach figures.

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Employment Law

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Business of Law

  • Ten Reasons to Just Say No to New Work: Part Two

    By Frank Michael D'Amore

    The relentless pursuit of revenue in this era of decreased legal spending has made it anathema to turn away work. The battles to land new clients and matters are fierce and the consequences of losing are far more damaging than ever.

  • Ten Reasons to Just Say No to New Work: Part One

    By Frank Michael D'Amore

    The relentless pursuit of revenue in this era of decreased legal spending has created an environment in which it is anathema to turn away work. The battles to land new clients and matters are fierce and the consequences of losing are far more damaging than ever. Nevertheless, there are times when the smart play is to decline, no matter how alluring the likely fees are.

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Litigation

  • Early Identification of Trade Secrets Is the Best Defense

    By Kenneth Racowski

    Trade-secret litigation poses a problem distinct from other types of intellectual property litigation. In litigation over patents, copyrights and trademarks, the asserted intellectual property is publicly filed and its specific contours are clearly identified.

  • Lessons I've Learned While Being a First-Year Associate

    By Emily Ashe

    I write this article having officially completed, or as I might call it, survived, my first year as an associate at a law firm. Needless to say, it has been a tough year, full of change, hard work, and most of all, learning.

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