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OAG News: RadioShack Goes Bankrupt; Gift Card Holders Can Recover Unused Balance on the Card

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This holiday season RadioShack gift card holders can rejoice because the Office of the Attorney General announced on December 3 that they can file a claim to recover the unused balance on the card. Happy holidays!

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What Lawyers Can Learn From Content Marketing

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You’re probably thinking, “Wow, that’s interesting, Yates. But, I don’t have time to do content marketing.” I know. But, what if you could save time while attracting new clients? Are you interested now?

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What Would Chuck Ruff Do?

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We are now 15 years without his voice. On any given day in the District of Columbia and elsewhere across this country, there are senior, experienced trial lawyers who wish for one more conversation with him. One more calm assurance that our judgments are on track. After all these years, we still want to know: What would Chuck Ruff do?

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On the Record: Should the District of Columbia be Granted Statehood?

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Since John Oliver’s segment on D.C. statehood went viral, there’s been nationwide attention on the city’s lack of voting rights. Jamie Raskin, professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law and Maryland state senator, talks about how the city can use this momentum toward gaining statehood. Raskin is currently running for Congress.

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Adding Google Voice to Your Communication Arsenal

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What if you could have one number that people could use to call, and by doing so, all of your phone numbers rang simultaneously?

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Take the Screen! Lawyers Suffer From Depression About 3.6 Times More Than Non-lawyers

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Our society promotes all kinds of screening for physical health from skin cancer screenings, breast cancer screenings, and prostrate cancer screenings. We do not think twice when we make a doctor’s appointment and no matter what the ailment, we are weighed, our temperature is taken, and our blood pressure level is checked. We are even willing to fast for 8 to 12 hours in advance of getting blood drawn. It seems careless not to get a screening!

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Behind the Case: Sharon Gustafson Talks About Pregnancy Discrimination Case Young v. UPS

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Sharon Gustafson discusses with Andrew Witko, an associate at the Employment Group, her experience as counsel for Peggy Young in the pregnancy discrimination case Young v. UPS.

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Leadership Maturity: Linear Thinking vs. Systems Thinking

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An important distinction needs to be made between influencing others and “getting others to change.”  The difference is subtle, but each focus emanates from a profoundly different understanding of how relationships work. 

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On the Record: Will the Supreme Court Finally Decide Whether or Not the Death Penalty is Constitutional?

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D.C. Bar member Debbie Hines, a trial lawyer and former prosecutor, was asked about the future of the death penalty. With three cases to go before the Supreme Court this year, how far will the justices go in their rulings? Is it time for them to tackle whether the death penalty is constitutional instead of providing rulings specifically on protocol or should they wait?

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What Will I Learn From Changing Currents? This Year’s Top Five Takeaways

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As the moderator and chairperson for the D.C. Bar’s Changing Currents in Employment Law CLE, I am asked every year, “What will I get out of this event?” I thought it best to address this question head-on. Here are the top five takeaways for those practitioners who will attend this year’s panel discussions.

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