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Working Mothers: Do Kids Get Better Jobs?

As a female trial lawyer and mother who has survived nearly 25 years in practice, I am often asked by younger women about "work-life balance." My response most often is, "balance is a state of mind not a state of being." There are days as a working mother where you...

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Strategies for Handling A Legal Circus

“Just because everyone is behaving like a clown, it doesn’t mean you have to join the circus.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
As a paralegal, there are times I feel I have joined a legal three-ring circus and play the fortunate (or unfortunate) role of ringmaster.

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Podcast Presented By Gwendolyn W. Lewis

Today I am excited to speak with you about the theory of the case and its construction. I plan to address the theory of the case briefly and then spend the majority of my time talking to you about the case construction bearing in mind the case theory. Whenever you are about to present your case to a jury or even in instances of a bench trial, your theory of the case is your version of what happened. Your goal is to illustrate your case theory through a thoughtful and persuasive case construction.

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Stand Up For Care Ring 2018

Lincoln Derr was proud to Stand Up for Care Ring as a Corporate Champion and Table Host for the 2018 Care Ring Community Health fundraising luncheon. On October 11th, at The Westin Charlotte, we were joined by other Charlotte Corporate Champions pledging their support...

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Justice for All Breakfast 2018

Lincoln Derr is proud to have served as a table sponsor for the 2018 Justice for All Breakfast held on Tuesday, October 2nd at The Westin Charlotte. Over 450 guests gathered to learn about the vital work of the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (CCLA) and Legal Aid...

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NAMWOLF 2018 Annual Meeting In Chicago

The Lincoln Derr legal team traveled to  Chicago September 25-29 to attend the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) 2018 Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo. This year the conference enjoyed record attendance. Lincoln Derr...

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Is Reconsideration An Option?

So, you have received a decision from the court and you are disappointed. The judge did not see the issue your way and denied your motion. You believe that the court missed something that should have resulted in your favor. Do you move to reconsider? A...

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“Do You” And Be Heard

After a recent jury trial, I spoke with our foreperson and was reminded that how we are perceived by others is incredibly important. We all have to think about modifying our presentation based upon the audience we stand in front of so that our message can be heard....

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