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Yes, there are evidence “rules” that have real application in family law cases! There are also fundamental purposes that evidence law must serve in family law cases, including the need for accuracy, efficiency and fairness; reducing conflict; maintaining and encouraging family relationships; and, ensuring the best interest of the child. Knowing the rules and the principles they serve can make an …

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Too much to do and not enough time to do it? Good organization and time management skills are crucial elements of a successful and satisfying legal career, and also critical skills required to meet important ethical and professional obligations. If your typical work day consists of jumping from one “almost overdue” project to another, then it’s time to learn some proven time management techniques.

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Trusts and estates lawyers face a myriad of legal and ethical issues that can create the potential for conflicts of interest - and professional liability. Such situations are rarely the result of bad lawyers or intentionally bad acts - instead good lawyers don’t always communicate clearly enough or document enough, or don’t see the potential for conflict of interest a situation may present. This …

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