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The Ethics of Working Remotely

The Ethics of Working Remotely

While remote work has been a constant for many over the past year, various restrictions, deadlines, and guidelines have been ever-changing. Has your remote work practice kept up, or are you just trying to keep your head above water? Our ethics obligations follow us...

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Our First Jury Trials – Episode 1

Our First Jury Trials – Episode 1

In the debut episode of Trying 2 Win, a podcast about real-life legal battles in and outside the courtroom, we introduce you to Sara Lincoln and Tricia Derr, founders of Lincoln Derr, a minority and women-owned law firm based in Charlotte, N.C. Over the course of their careers, both women have distinguished themselves as powerhouse litigators, with decades of experience fighting on behalf of their clients in court. In this episode, though, we go back in time to when they were both new lawyers trying their very first cases. It wasn’t always pretty, but the hits and misses of those early courtroom experiences taught them a lot about what it takes to win. Their advice for all the law students and young lawyers out there? “Get your rear end into the courtroom and do it soon because there’s no better way to learn than through experience.”

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The Need for More Black Lawyers

The Need for More Black Lawyers

DARE TO CHANGE A DECADE CONSTANT: The Need To Increase Black Lawyer Representation in the Profession is Long Overdue As Black History Month comes to a close, and even as we continue a reflective look in the review mirror of 2020, what is revealed are collective...

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Empathy and the Law – An Often Overlooked Superpower

Empathy and the Law – An Often Overlooked Superpower

Empathy goes beyond sympathy and compassion. It allows for a deeper understanding of others and their circumstances. Being empathetic does not imply weakness or being a pushover. Quite the contrary – empathy is a superpower that can improve us as individuals and make us better at our jobs.

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Vaccines and Going Back to Work – Guide for Employers

Vaccines and Going Back to Work – Guide for Employers

Working from home and that work-from-home fashion staple, sweatpants have become the norm for millions of American workers since mid-March 2020. With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout finally picking up some steam, many employers are either gearing up to safely bring employees back to work or looking for ways to keep those already working onsite healthy. In both cases, the COVID vaccine is likely to be a big factor.

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Remembering The Hon. Philip E. Howerton Jr.

Remembering The Hon. Philip E. Howerton Jr.

I heard about The Hon. Phillip Howerton’s death in an email to Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Past Presidents. His daughter Ashely and I grew up in Charlotte and have crossed paths from childhood through today. Ashley’s mother, Mary, was the Executive Director of the...

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