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Judge Jails Lawyer For Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin. Now, Activists Are Pushing Back.

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

Activists in Youngstown, Ohio, are planning protests in support of an attorney who was jailed last week for wearing a Black Lives Matter pin during a ...

Top 3 Must See Cruise Ships Of 2016!

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The year 2016 is certainly turning out to be one of the most exciting in the history of the cruise line industry with the launching of three new ships designed and destined to change forever the cruise experience many have enjoyed in the past.

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...

Carnival's Cuban Crisis is Over, For Now...

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Carnival Cruise Lines will be setting sail after all for Cuba with US passengers, regardless of where they were born, following the reversal of an ear...

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Innocent Man in Prison for 45 Years

Seth Ferranti | Posted 02.12.2016 | Crime
Seth Ferranti

Cleve Heidelberg has been in prison for 45 years. Convicted of killing a police officer in the early morning hours of May 26, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois...

An Open Letter to Sexual Assault Victims

Jill Amery | Posted 02.05.2016 | Crime
Jill Amery

It's all over the news, and as the Jian Ghomeshi trial begins, my hands are frigid. Yours may be, too. There are so many of us who have been sexual assault victims.

Astoria Characters: The Ex-Cop on the Legal Beat

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.02.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Bankruptcy is not as bad as you think. Before you dismiss this seemingly novel idea, give Phill Mahony a chance to explain it to you.

China Convicts Prominent Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang of Speech Violations While Nominated for Columbia 2016 Global Freedom of Expression Award

Cynthia L. Cooper | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Cynthia L. Cooper

A court in Beijing convicted Pu Zhiqiang, one of China's foremost human rights lawyers, of crimes early on December 22, 2015 because of comments he po...

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...

5 Things to Do With an Unexpected Inheritance

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether it comes from a generous friend, relative or outside source, an unexpected financial windfall can be a life-changing blessing... or a very tough money lesson.

10 Successful Career Women and Mothers -- Drawing Some Conclusions in 2015

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
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?

Florida Lawyer Speaks Out Amidst NFL Concussion Debate

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 11.25.2015 | Sports
Stephanie R. Caudle

"After seeing Case Keenum's helmet bounce off the turf and watching him kneel in the fetal position, I was sure he would be taken out of the game. I ...

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?

Eric Holder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For His Civil Rights Work

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 64, received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Equal Justice Award Dinner Wed...

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.

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.

The 10 Best Things I Did Before My Divorce

Lisa Dubino | Posted 08.28.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

A friend said to me that I made getting divorced look easy. I suppose when you're ready, it can be! I was so ready that in fact it only took three months from start to finish.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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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.

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.

An Open Letter to Cinderella: How to Divorce Prince Charming And Keep Some Money

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.10.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Contrary to the widespread belief among legendary damsels in distress, marrying royalty isn't generally all it's cracked up to be. Without a prenup, frankly it doesn't matter that you caught him in three different broom closets with three different scullery maids last year; his pre-marital assets are still likely to stay with him.

An Open Letter To Cinderella: How To Divorce Prince Charming

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.09.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

You might be surprised that I'm writing you this letter, considering that you are one of the world's most prominent examples of a happy marriage. But, as a seasoned divorce attorney, I've learned to spot the ones whose marriages are on the way out--and frankly, Cinderella, I've seen that look in your eye.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Final Part

Mark Baer | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Since this is the final article in this series, I am finally going to share the answer I gave the attorney colleague of mine who asked me the following question: "Any thoughts on how to make money as a family lawyer when you're not prepared to screw the other side?"

College Daze

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.23.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As soon as my lawyer gets out of jail, I am going to file a classless action lawsuit against the makers of "National Lampoon's Animal House" for theft of intellectual property.