WHEN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS MOVE ONLINE,  DOES ETIQUETTE STILL MATTER?
202005.14
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WHEN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS MOVE ONLINE, DOES ETIQUETTE STILL MATTER?

The legal profession has always been rooted in tradition, but because of the current state of social distancing, online video communication is upending old norms. This in turn, is propelling the implementation of new norms, and new etiquette for online video communications. In the legal profession decorum matters. Judges dress in black robes, while lawyers,…

NEGOTIATING IN THE MIDST OF A SEVERE PUBLIC HEALTH/ECONOMIC CRISIS
202004.03
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NEGOTIATING IN THE MIDST OF A SEVERE PUBLIC HEALTH/ECONOMIC CRISIS

What we think we know about human behavior during negotiations derives from an overwhelming volume of research studies grounded in a wide range of disciplines.  For example, the central point of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky’s remarkably influential 1979 article in the journal Econometrica, Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk on Prospect, has…

201807.16
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Recommended Book

By Gregg Bertram CONTRACT DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS, BY PAUL SWEGLE, BUSINESS LAW SEMINAR GROUP 2018. Seattle attorney Paul Swegle has written a very valuable book covering contract negotiation and drafting.  Mr. Swegle’s book should be required reading for every business transactional attorney, business trial lawyer and executive.  Why?  Well, the…

201806.06
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Profile of the Month – Diana Shukis

Diana Shukis is a principal with the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer.  Diana partners with employers to assist them in the wide-range of personnel issues that arise for virtually every business, for example, workplace harassment and discrimination, compliance with wage and hour and paid sick time laws, and managing leaves of absence and accommodations.  Diana’s clients…

201805.30
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Check Out Pacific ADR in The Connector!

Pacific ADR has recently been featured in the annual “Good Law” issue of The Connector magazine. The Connector has a national circulation. I encourage you to read the articles about and by Pacific ADR panel members and forward them to clients considering mediation and arbitration. Pacific ADR is deserving of this publicity because of its continued commitment to ADR…

201803.01
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Profile of the Month: Vincent T. Nappo

Vincent T. Nappo is a senior associate with Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Vincent fights hard for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to obtain justice against abusers and the entities who facilitate such atrocities. The effects of childhood sexual abuse are devastating and long-lasting on the victims and their families. Most survivors live for many…