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Beware of the Consequences of the Voluntary Dismissal on Your Right to Appeal

You have put forth your best, but the judge essentially gutted the most valuable part of your case. The decision is interlocutory (meaning it does not decide the entire case) and does not otherwise provide any grounds for an immediate appeal. You would prefer not to move on with your less valuable case to trial, and then once appealed, face the prospect and cost of a second trial.

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MCB All-Star Trial Advocacy

On February 1st, Lincoln Derr Co-Founder Tricia Derr was part of a star-studded group of Charlotte trial attorneys presenting at the 3rd Annual All-Star Trial Advocacy CLE. This year's Keynote Speaker was Janet Ward Black, an experienced trial attorney...

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NCADA Winter Workshop

On January 25th, Lincoln Derr attorney and Co-Chair of the NCADA (North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys) Diversity Committee, Maria Ortiz, and attorney Denaa Griffin of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, moderated a panel discussion at the 3rd Annual...

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Legal Tech Tips

A new year has arrived, and it seems we are inundated by ads for new gadgets and other nifty technology platforms. If you follow any legal tech reports or blogs, you know how much hype there is about AI and Blockchain. You also probably know by now that many states, including North Carolina, are incorporating a mandatory amount of CLE credits directed toward technology (despite the fact that our court system lacks sufficient funding to institute comprehensive electronic filing… but that’s a different soapbox).

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Think Before You Pause

I was working as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. when I decided to take a pause in my career. I was pregnant with my first child, and I didn’t think I could juggle a baby along with a demanding career requiring extensive travel. So, I...

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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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