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

Mark Baer | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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.

Divorce Doesn't Necessarily Mean Freedom

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

When people decide to divorce they often understand that they will have to divide up property. They often think that they are doing so in exchange for their personal freedom. But the fact is that their personal freedoms are significantly more infringed upon once they are divorced than they ever were while married.

Planning Pays Off

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

While the concept of planning what happens upon a separation may seem cruel or too calculating to some, its' a fact of life that those who plan ahead for their long term goals are usually more likely to succeed at them than those who do not.

Prosecutors Can Play Role in Ending Mass Incarceration

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

No one argues that a federal prosecutor's role is easy. And, in many ways, the revolution in prosecution requires them to make even more subtle and difficult judgments than they do already. But if the nation is to end mass incarceration, with a criminal justice system suited to that goal, we must collectively embrace the revolution in prosecution.

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Law School Quadruples the Chances of Depression for Tens of Thousands: Some Changes That Might Help

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Although law students enter school with fairly normal rates of depression (about 8-9 percent), upon matriculation, the rate of depression more than quadruples (to about 40 percent), according to the Dave Nee Foundation, which works to end the stigma of depression among lawyers.

Deaf Rights: What You Need to Know

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Working in the deaf community, I've noticed a great deal of confusion surrounding the legal rights of the deaf. Both deaf and hearing individuals have difficulty understanding what accommodations deaf people are entitled to, and how exactly those needs get met.

Reckless Is the Summer Show You Should Be Watching

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.24.2014 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Gigandet and Wood are great leads for a show such as this. He has that good ole southern boy thing down to a science, and she has the right hint of spunk and mystery to keep all eyes on her. Plus you have Hatosy playing a smirking bad boy, which is what he does best.

Working as a Defense Attorney Shouldn't Mean Political Suicide

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Advising the accused is not a politically popular job. But it is a necessary one. To criticize defense attorneys, the chief checks against prosecutorial abuse, is to promote a judicial system of error by stigmatizing a key motivator for better prosecution.

Does Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Stand Up In a Personal Injury Case?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is probably one of the most controversial and volatile pieces of legislation I have seen in my 25 years of legal experience as a practicing attorney in Florida.

How Failing The Bar Helped This Attorney Achieve Her Dream Career

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women

We all face our fair share of roadblocks on the path to success, and it's the big ones that can force us to decide if we're going to give up or keep p...

From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

An odd Victorian bears much responsibility for the current crisis in legal education. After practicing law for fifteen years, Christopher Columbus Lan...

What Do Prosecutors and District Attorneys Say About 911 Good Samaritan Laws?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

While law enforcement, public health advocates, and people directly affected by drug overdose are front and center in these debates, state prosecutors and district attorneys also play a critical role in advocacy efforts -- often for, but sometimes against, these laws.

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.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Five Legal Myths That Can Cost You a Fortune

Jack Garson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Your mom already warned you: Just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean you should. Remember the bridge?

Never Miss a Deadline

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Leslie Firtell, founder and CEO of Tower Legal Solutions, was forced to test her pet project, disaster preparedness, when Sandy hit New York. With a c...

Stop the Presses! Let's Wait for the Evidence

Steven Brill | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

Certainly, a hot button issue in New York City has been, and will remain, any news connected to the 9/11 attacks. News that might relate to the first-...

Hit by the Bus: How to Protect Your Business, Your Family and Yourself

Jack Garson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

The challenges of succession -- both professionally and personally -- don't go away if you ignore them. The need for planning exists. The results are worse if you ignore the difficulty.

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

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

Solving the Outside Law Firm Dilemma

Paul Mandell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Paul Mandell

One fundamental strategy that consistently seems to yield the highest ROI may be the least innovative or complex of the bunch, which is simply the pursuit of better communication.

Divorce Confidential: Do I Need A Divorce Attorney?

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It is important to consider all issues before you make a decision on whether to hire an attorney or not. While legal representation is important, it is not always necessary.

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.

3 Ways To Succeed In A Divorce Settlement Negotiation

Caroline Choi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

So is there anything you can do to avoid moving your negotiated divorce into a litigated one? Here are some simple pointers to keep in mind when you are about to enter into your settlement meeting.