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Mark DeForrest
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The importance for social media as part of a marketing strategy, summarized nicely in this article. 
 
Or: why ‪#‎socialmedia‬ matters if you're a ‪#‎lawyer‬ or other provider of professional services.
Columnist Susan Cartier Liebel discusses the importance of having a social media presence and why the inability to connect concrete point A to point B ROI should not deter you from putting in the effort.
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An important case out of the Oklahoma Supreme Court dealing with the scope of its state constitution's Blaine Amendment. The court held that the state Blaine Amendment didn't just apply to funding for religious institutions like schools or churches, but to public monuments as well.
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Wishing all our neighbors to the north a happy and festive Canada Day. Happy 148th birthday, Canada!   #canadaday2015  
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An interesting ethics development out of New York State.
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One view of the problem with the legal services market contends that there aren't too many lawyers, rather, there are too many lawyers at a high a price point for their services.
Unable to afford representation, more Americans are going to court alone, and they're losing.
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Some improvement in the legal job market appears to be on the way. 
What do you want to hear first, the good news or the bad news?
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Some helpful explanation about the lesser-known types of judicial opinions, provided by Megan E. Boyd over at Lady (Legal) Writer. Her blog on legal writing is one of my regular reads! 
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Combining flat fee and hourly fee provisions in a single agreement is likely to be problematic for lawyers in Washington State.
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A solid post from Megan E. Boyd over at Lady (Legal) Writer on storytelling in legal persuasion, using a very powerful example from a dissent by Justice Thomas in a death penalty case.
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Brevity is almost always a good thing in legal writing, but sometimes a little more explanatory text can be helpful. 
Judiciary. 7th Circuit judge writes one-sentence 'maybe' concurrence; was it a 'dubitante' opinion? By Debra Cassens Weiss. Jun 3, 2015, 05:45 am CDT. A short, cryptic concurrence by Judge Richard Cudahy of the Chicago-based 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals used the word “maybe” when he may ...
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News on Washington State's limited license legal technician program. 
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ABA moves forward with changes to the accreditation standards for law schools. 
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"My thoughts do not aim for your assent - just place them alongside your own reflections for a while" -- Robert Nozick (1938-2002).
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Happy resident of the Inland Northwest | lawyer & teacher | tech fan | opinions expressed here are entirely my own | +1s & sharing posts do not = endorsement.
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
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  • Skagit Valley College
    Assoc. of Arts
Wonderful American-style diner fare made with quality ingredients and served by great staff. One of our favorite places for brunch on the weekends. Worth a visit and then a return!
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reviewed 5 months ago
A very nice hotel with helpful and outgoing staff. The accommodations were quite nice, with clean and comfortable rooms and a very good on-site restaurant (we ate breakfast there twice and were quite impressed). The roof-top seating area has great views of Lawrence, Kansas. The staff went out of their way to be of assistance and did a great job making us feel welcome and comfortable. Next time we are in Lawrence, we will definitely be staying at The Oread Hotel.
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