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23, My Employer & Me: On genetic testing, privacy, and employment

I’ve always been curious about my ancestry. That curiosity recently led me to contact the genetic testing provider 23andMe®, who provided me with the following option: For $100 more I could have my DNA tested for genetic health risks including late-onset Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. This testing also determines whether or not I am a […]

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Getting the most out of local counsel

If you have ever litigated a case in a jurisdiction where you are not admitted, you have probably been confronted with a local court rule requiring you to associate with local counsel. No doubt, you have also heard (or made) the oft-repeated joke that such rules are nothing more than “full employment acts” for the […]

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Things will go wrong: Lessons for young lawyers on trial practice

The email rejecting a final settlement offer may be the most stressful part of any lawsuit. Whether you are the attorney sending it or the one opening your email to see it waiting for you, that email signifies a major change from everyday legal practice. The case is going to trial. What do you do […]

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