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Women in Business Q&A: Dina LaPolt, Esq., Attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dina LaPolt, Esq. is an attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C., and an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation.

Lawyer Paternalism Is A Very Serious Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The "temporary incompetence" of clients due to their emotional state and the attorneys' paternalistic attitude toward clients create a lack of understanding on the part of both the attorney and the client. This is the legal equivalent of a ship that hits rocks, runs aground, veers off course, and possibly sinks.

10 Ways To Keep Your Divorce Costs Down

Janice Billman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Divorce
Janice Billman

Now that you've decided to file for divorce one of your first questions might be, "How much will it cost?" Unless your divorce is completely amicable, it can become very costly. But, there are a number of things you can control to help keep those costs down.

Remembering Jane Raley, Advocate for the Innocent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 01.07.2015 | Chicago
Jeanne Bishop

She was the consummate professional, a criminal defense lawyer who was not afraid to cry with her clients. She could also laugh, cracking up her colleagues with salty comments about some of the bad actors in the wrongful conviction cases she pursued.

How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone

Mark Baer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rare...

Women in Business: Q&A with Christina L. Martini, Attorney, DLA Piper

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christina L. Martini is a practicing attorney, author and columnist. She is vice chair of the Chicago intellectual property practice group at DLA Pipe...

Why Women Lawyers Leave

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

It's hard to understand why someone would consider walking away from a high salary in such a well-respected profession. Yet this group of women attorneys is one of the most well qualified to explain why money doesn't buy happiness.

Divorce Confidential: Managing Your Emotions During A Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Can someone say "social media" as the new therapeutic emotional outlet?

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

A New Approach to Lawyer Jokes

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Malcolm Kushner

Sure, there's the widely-held belief that the best defense is a good offense. But is it really?

Interview With Nationally Recognized Criminal Justice Attorney

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Cates about some criminal justice hot talking points and was more than happy with the results.

How To Create A Work-Life Balance After Divorce

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 02.04.2014 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

How do you manage? How do you create time for work, for your children, and for yourself?

8 Reasons To Think Twice Before Hiring An Aggressive Attorney

David Centeno | Posted 01.26.2014 | Divorce
David Centeno

Finding a divorce lawyer can be a daunting task. For many, divorce is their first experience with the legal system, aside from a traffic ticket or two. It can be tempting to look for a lawyer who markets himself as aggressive. Here are some reasons to think twice.

Things to Consider Before Litigating

Mark Baer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Mark Baer

As you can see, decisions rendered in court are not based on all of the evidence -- just all of the legally admissible evidence

Aggressive Lawyering Is Counter-Productive

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If clients stopped requesting and otherwise seeking out destructive lawyers who are making a tremendous amount of money doing nothing but wreaking havoc and destroying families among other things, the supply of such lawyers would decrease.

Holiday Parenting Schedule: Make a List and Check It Twice

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

If you feel it is too early to think about the holidays, consider this: Target and other big retail stores put out their holiday items approximately two months before each holiday. While most of us think this a bit premature, maybe they have it right.

The High Price Mothers Pay When Filing For Divorce

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

In many cases the safety of children gets lost in a variety of personal agendas, leaving the word "family" in the phrase "Family Court" to resemble more of the Sopranos than that of the Cleavers.

A Real Shawshank Redemption: One Man's Journey from Prison Bars to the Bar Exam

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tessie Castillo

Attorney Daryl Atkinson of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice is known for passionate oratories on the need for criminal justice reform. An art...

6 Ways To Avoid Hiring The Wrong Divorce Lawyer

Carla Schiff Donnelly | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Carla Schiff Donnelly

The selection of a divorce attorney is crucial not only to the ultimate outcome of your case, but also to how your case progresses from start to finish in terms of stress for you and your children, cost, and length of time.

Friday Talking Points -- A Weed Screed

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.

The Irony of Seeking Justice for a Client

Ben Hanuka | Posted 10.27.2013 | Crime
Ben Hanuka

We all know that lawyers should strive to seek justice, so to speak, for their clients. But to really seek justice for a client, a lawyer needs to treat the other side, and their story, with respect, fairness and empathy. Only then can a lawyer truly serve his or her client's best interests. That is the irony.

My Life Partner is Swallowed Up in Student Loan Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Hello and thank you for your time and generosity. My partner of 12 years is drowning in debt, all defa...

Expert Attorney's Take on FBI Allowing Informants to Break the Law

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 10.12.2013 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

The FBI has numerous methods of combating crime in the U.S., and some of those tactics employ illegal activity in order to get to the source of corruption. The number of times illegal activity has been given the go-ahead has now been exposed for the first time in history.

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

We've all heard the warning "guns kill" -- but we probably didn't think it included bean bug guns.