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Asking For Help With Depression: The Plight of the Attorney

My father used to offer this analogy about human nature in the context of finding their way through a serious crisis:   Imagine you’ve crawled into a whisky barrel. Someone comes along and seals the barrel with you still inside. Then, the barrel is tipped over and you feel yourself begin to roll down a hill. The

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Social Media Discovery Strategies

How can mass tort firms navigate the changing social media discovery landscape?  The abundance and sophistication of social media platforms have changed our society. For the most part, it has been a positive tool.  Today, we can connect with people across the world, exchange ideas, and expand our network all just with the click of a

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What is a Paraprofessional
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What is a Paraprofessional? The Inside Scoop

On any given day, there are many people working to support attorneys in their legal work. Law firm clients may work with receptionists, legal assistants, case managers, and paralegals. These workers are known as paraprofessionals. What is a paraprofessional exactly? Paraprofessional  is a title given to individuals in various occupational fields, such as education, healthcare, engineering, and law. Historically, paraprofessionals assisted the master professional

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The People v. 3M Part 5: Putting a Good Face on Bad Cases

The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history of fighting and settling litigation alleging

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Toxic Torts and Products Liability: Unmasking a Connection With 3M

3M, Toxic Torts, and Product Liability The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history

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Defining and Tackling Compassion Fatigue for Law Professionals

The high-stress nature of legal work means that legal professionals are at risk for compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is a condition in which empathy towards others begins to diminish and can lead to burnout, depression, or anxiety. It’s not just for doctors and nurses anymore! It’s caused by prolonged exposure to traumatic stories (often told

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The People vs. 3M Part 3: “Forever Chemicals” Enter the Public Consciousness

The industrial conglomerate 3M started life as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in 1902. Since that time, the company has grown into one of the largest corporations in the world, currently ranked at #103 on the Fortune 500. Makers of Scotch tape and other widely used products, the company also has a long history of fighting and settling litigation alleging

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The Difference Between Mass Torts and Class Actions

The difference between mass torts and class actions is subtler when comparing other cases, as they often start due to similar circumstances. However, there are still many distinctions between mass torts and class actions and how they are handled. Whether you are an attorney who wants to pursue either type of plaintiff, it will be

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