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5 Things To Look For Before Hiring A Criminal Lawyer

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Look, let's get real here: Hiring a criminal or DUI lawyer is a topic no one is excited to learn about. Unfortunately, things happen and being prepared as best you can beforehand is the best strategy to reduce your stress in a time of crisis.

Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

Building a Financial Emergency Kit for Your Family

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

What could a financial emergency look like for your family? It could be the weather-related destruction of a home. It could mean sudden serious illnes...

Why I'm Not Cruising to Cuba with Carnival this Summer

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Carnival Cruise Lines, the world's largest passenger cruise ship conglomerate, is certainly in a hurry to be the first of the three major U.S.-based c...

Key Ruling to Bludgeon Government's Core Pre-Trial Strategy

Blayne Davis | Posted 04.12.2016 | Crime
Blayne Davis

The Federal Government touts a conviction rate of more than 90%, largely represented by guilty pleas, not trial wins. The government specializes in producing statistics that invite the inference they want, so there should be no surprises here.

Photo Copyright: Oscar Wilde, Richard Prince, and Your Instagram Content

Kim Farbota | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Kim Farbota

Foundations: Oscar Wilde and the Origins of Photo Copyright In 1882 a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde arrived in New York City. Wilde's best-known works, The...

Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part IV

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.

Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

A Lawyer's Perspective on Suing Cruise Lines

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

I write frequently about legal issues concerning the cruise industry.  I was surprised at the number and tenor of the comments posted about my recent...

Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer Charged With ... Can You Guess?

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.07.2015 | Crime

A nationwide DUI expert and prominent Florida attorney, who once wrote a book titled "The Drinker's Guide to Driving: The Secrets of DUI from One of A...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

Savvy & Sincere, A Successful Lawyer & Mother of Twins Walks the Line Between Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

The Absolute Worst Part Of Divorce Mediation

Amy Koko | Posted 11.05.2015 | Divorce
Amy Koko

The day had come for my final meeting with my beloved divorce attorney, Madison Pierce. This would be when we would sit down and go over my financial settlement, which, frankly, I was looking forward to because I had been thinking of investing in a new energy bar for dogs that I had heard about through some very hush-hush channels.

Pitbull to Christen Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest and Biggest Cruise Ship Yet

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Norwegian Cruise, the third largest cruise line, is intent on giving market leaders Carnival and Royal Caribbean a run for the competitive market share of passenger money by adding the newest cruise ship in the world to its 14-vessel fleet.

Class Action Lawyers Gear Up for VW Fraud Case

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Spencer Aronfeld

Lawyers who specialize in consumer class actions are gearing up for what promises to be one of their biggest paydays in years as Volkswagen digs itself deeper into the fraud scandal rocking the automotive industry.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

More Mega Cruise Ships On The Way

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The arrival of a mega ship could double a small port's population by adding an entire city of sick people. Moreover, the larger mega cruise ships will, by having more people aboard, increase the passengers' risk of outbreaks of illnesses like the norovirus.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
Read More: Empathy, Teaching Empathy, Doctors, Doctors and Patients, Medical School, Medical Students, Medical Schools, Medical Study, Medical-Studies, Physicians, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Relationships, Feelings, Trust, Medical Care, Medical System, Medical Systems, Stress, Less Stress More Living, Stress Management, Stress Relief, Stress Reduction, De-Stress, Work Stress, Cynicism, Burnout, Work Burnout, Physician Burnout, Doctor Burnout, Job Burnout, Career Burnout, Doctors Burnout, Workplace Burnout, Education, Education Reform, Law, Lawyers, Lawyer, Law School, Law Schools, Law Students, Law Student, Attorneys, Attorney, Law Firms, Law Firm, Legal System, Sociopath, Sociopaths, Legal Profession, Ethics, Ethical, Unethical, Unethical Behavior, Illegal, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Suicides, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Mediation, Mediator, Divorce Mediation, Family Law Mediation, Custody Mediation, Marital Mediation, Divorce Mediator, Family Law Mediator, Mediators, Habits, Changing Habits, Behavior, Behavior Change, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Resolution Training, Conflict Management, Dispute Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Emotional, Legal Disputes, Legal Dispute, Litigation, Divorce Litigation, Family Law Litigation, Litigated Divorce, Negotiation, Deescalation, Self Awareness, Self-Awareness, Reaction, Self-Management, Self Management, Faulty Assumptions, Assumptions, Unconscious Assumptions, Making Assumptions, Negative Assumptions, Perspective, Shift Perspective, Perspectives, Shifting Perspective, New Perspectives, Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Relationships, Relationship, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Association-of-Family-and-Conciliation-Courts, Divorce News
Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

The Best Legal Job Market for Millenials? Tax Law

Debra Carpenter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

The tax code governs just about everything from how businesses operate to encouraging people to buy particular items and services, and yet there are very few people who understand most, if not all, of the particulars.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

Divorce Confidential: Finding the Right Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

When a decision is made to divorce, you are forced to become familiar with the legal world and what may seem like, a legal minefield. This is not an easy task given the legal jargon and technicalities involved in a divorce.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part III

Mark Baer | Posted 05.10.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Part II of this series ended with the following question from an attorney colleague on the listserv for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.