GWAC honors Yaida Ford with Trailblazer of 2018 Award

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On December 9, 2018, the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyer’s Division of the National Bar Association bestowed the prestigious Trailblazer award to three attorneys. One of them was Yaida O. Ford, managing principal of Ford Law Pros P.C. in Washington, D.C.  At the ceremony, Ford spoke of…

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Reason No. 12 For Having an Estate Plan: Your Old China Tea Set

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You’d be surprised to learn how hard people will fight over sentimental items. I always advise my clients to leave a memorandum of wishes attached to their will itemizing sentimental personal goods. I draft a form for them to take home and attach to their will once they’ve listed everything,…

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Settlement Negotiation Skills: The Art of War

By listening, listening skills for lawyers, litigation, mentorship, negotiation skills for women, negotiations, professional development, professional relationships, settlement negotiations, settlements, the grind, women in the law No Comments

Negotiating a settlement is not easy. There are a few pointers and skills, however, that have helped me settle many cases successfully while remaining civil with the other side. Remember negotiating is an art form. There is no right or wrong way to do it. The tips below are general…

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