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Memo to the Legal Community: It Takes a Village to Make a Good Lawyer

Posted November 21, 2011 | 16:44:37 (EST)

In Sunday's New York Times, David Segal's article "What They Don't Teach Law Students: Lawyering" shines some light on what many law schools don't want their students to know: they won't know how to practice law when they graduate.

Although this may come as a surprise to people...

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Celebrating Independence Day With the Decorah Eagles

Posted July 3, 2011 | 16:11:42 (EST)

It's Independence Day and our thoughts turn to picnics, parades, and fireworks. This year, Americans may also be thinking about our national bird thanks, in large part, to the Decorah eagles.

For those of you who have been living without a computer or under a rock for the last six...

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You Know You're Addicted to the Decorah Eagles When...

Posted April 18, 2011 | 19:39:37 (EST)

It's no secret that the Decorah eagles have captured the world's attention, but just how popular are they? They are so popular that almost every major news organization has reported on their activities. There have been more than 32 million page views of the website and at any...

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Eyes on Eagles

Posted April 1, 2011 | 17:40:47 (EST)

In March, I wrote a HuffPost blog about my family's ongoing obsession with a pair of bald eagles who have been taking turns sitting on their three eggs in a one-and-a-half-ton nest near Decorah, Iowa. Their activities are captured on a 24/7 video stream courtesy of...

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Family Drama With a Bird's Eye View

Posted March 3, 2011 | 16:35:56 (EST)

Do you find that it's hard to find a show that the entire family can watch together? My four kids, ages 10 through 16, know my rules for television and movies: no sex, no drugs, no violence, no swearing. Needless to say, our options are limited. But we've recently found...

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A Meaningful Life: Is It Possible for Eliot Spitzer?

Posted March 9, 2010 | 16:08:38 (EST)

Like many others, I followed the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer. Like many others, I asked the age-old question, "Why would someone who has so much to lose, do what he did?" I got my answer to that question in the March 15th Time Magazine. The answer...

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Pity Party? Cry-A-Thon? Maybe, But Cut Kate Some Slack

Posted November 4, 2009 | 14:38:13 (EST)

Remember the little boy in The Sixth Sense who saw dead people everywhere? Well, I am a divorce attorney and I see dead marriages everywhere. Okay, maybe not dead but definitely heading toward the white light and in need of emergency care. Whether it's in my office, my church, or...

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"Have You Heard the One About the Judge Who Told Ribald Jokes ..."

Posted October 29, 2009 | 14:12:32 (EST)

I recently wrote a book entitled, The New Lawyer's Handbook: 101 Things They Don't Teach You in Law School. The book is a friendly, common sense guide about everything from firm culture to courtroom etiquette to why it's not a great idea to cross-examine your spouse. It is meant to...

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Lawyers on Reality Television: Should We Object?

Posted October 23, 2009 | 17:53:59 (EST)

First there were psychologists. Then came doctors. And now it's time to welcome lawyers to reality television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a New York law firm has signed on for a show where "everyday people" will get legal advice from expert lawyers. In an interview with The...

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