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Carnival's New Ship "Vista" Features The World's First Beer Brewery At Sea

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The 133,500-ton Vista has a maximum passenger capacity of 4,980 and boasts what we believe is the first-ever craft beer brewery at sea.

A Professional's Hope-laced Candor

Joel Cohen | Posted 05.20.2016 | New York
Joel Cohen

Put into modern day, how do you answer your loved one when she asks: Do I look fat in these pants? Yes -- Shakespeare (and perhaps experience) tells us that a "little white lie" may not be so bad! But what about in the professional world? Is withholding the full truth really a virtue?

You'll Hear From Our Lawyers! (Online)

Larry Bodine | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Larry Bodine

Competition is fierce in the legal profession, with work being outsourced to India and legal form companies advertising on TV.  As a result lawyers are increasing their investment in marketing and business development -- so you can expect to hear from your favorite law firm soon.

RCCL Unleashes a Leviathan: Harmony of the Seas

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Wake the kids and call the neighbors, or at least notify those folks at Guinness Book of World Records, because the largest cruise ship in the world j...

Lawyer Disbarred For Allegedly Getting Frisky With Inmates, Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.05.2016 | Crime

Maybe this was her idea of attorney-client privilege. A lawyer was disbarred for allegedly having sexual relationships with those she defended and usi...

Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Law was Chris Williams' third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. He was a union organizer for a decade. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in advocating for and with low-wage workers.

How Modern Lawyers Are Doing More as Consultants

Larry Alton | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
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Larry Alton

Legal services aren't as cut and dried as they used to be. In fact, lawyers are increasingly taking a newer angle for their career.

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.

5 Things TV Gets Wrong About Criminal Defense Lawyers

Craig Platt | Posted 04.04.2016 | Crime
Craig Platt

Lawyers on TV routinely lie. Big time. They lie to judges. They lie to prosecutors. They lie to their clients. Heck, they probably lie to themselves half the time. Like when they are talking to themselves in the mirror saying what great lawyers they are.

The Obsession With Bernie Sanders and Transhumanism Says a Lot

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

As I keep my finger on the pulse of the transhumanism movement, it's easy to tell across the hundreds of Facebook, Google+, and other social media communities that Sanders is a cherished figure.

Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans.

3 Reasons the Legal Industry's Ripe for Tech Disruption

Monica Zent | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Monica Zent

As tech revolutionizes businesses as diverse as transportation, banking and healthcare, is there an industry that is effectively "tech proof?" Naming ...

Top 5 Reasons a Divorce Lawyer May Turn Down Your Case

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 03.21.2016 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

Divorce law is already tense and difficult enough. Lawyers must manage their cases as well as their clients' emotions. But it is not what we are good at or what we want to do, so if from the first instance, our potential client cannot remain somewhat calm and refrain from vulgarity or swearing, your lawyer may choose not to get involved.

ABA President Paulette Brown: The Voice for Justice

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

After multiple urinal related altercations in restrooms across the U.S. and parts of Canada, the National Society for Bathroom Etiquette released the following list of things not to say to the person standing next to you.

Why You Need Feminine Energy in Your Masculine Profession (Hint: There IS Crying in Baseball)

Kristen Knepper | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Kristen Knepper

My friend Luke went to a personal development seminar recently. Being a self-help junkie myself, I was eager to debrief with him. "What was your ah-ha...

Whether You're a Primary Breadwinner or a Stay-at-Home Spouse, Here's an Important Message From Your Divorce Lawyer

Christina Pesoli | Posted 03.09.2016 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Are you a stay-at-home spouse or a primary breadwinner? Are you going through a divorce? If so, I have a very important message for you from your divorce lawyer. Sure, there's a slim chance you don't need it. But if you don't, hearing the message will just make you feel good for being so evolved.

Lawyers Are Terrible at Content Marketing - And It's a Great Opportunity For Niche Writers

Sherry Gray | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Sherry Gray

As a freelancer, I've worked in many different industries. From helping Fortune 500 companies with content writing for their blogs to helping local sm...

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Will Be World's Next Mega Ship

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The Harmony of the Seas will sit higher and wider than its sister mega ships, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which are currently the biggest passenger cruise ships in the world, and will accommodate 100 more passengers, bringing its total passenger capacity to 6,000 plus crew.

Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

Using Mindfulness as a Competitive Advantage in the Law

Janice Brown | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Janice Brown

The mind of a lawyer is a wonderful tool, a tool that we employ so often that we often burn it out. We know that lawyer burnout is a real thing that has negatively impacted lawyers in numerous ways.

My Daughter's Death From Childhood Cancer; A Gift for Life

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Our destinies became inextricably woven together. Alexis inspired me never to accept no for an answer in the pursuit of this destiny.

Every Writer Is Their Own Lawyer

William Kenower | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I interview writers of all genres for Author magazine and Author2Author. If I wanted to, however, I could devote an entire magazine to interviews with...

I Spent a Year Listening to Strangers Tell Stories They Can't Share With Anyone Else

Helena Bala | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Helena Bala

For a little over a year now, I've listened to strangers I meet on Craigslist tell me stories they've never told anyone before.

How NOT to Select Your Service Provider: The High Cost of Low Price

Dave Bookbinder | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Dave Bookbinder

Have you ever gotten bids from three contractors or auto mechanics and presumed that they are all equally qualified and capable so you selected the lowest bid? How did that work out for you?

Legal Tech: Rise of the Machines, or the Phantom Menace?

Ray Brescia | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Ray Brescia

Weakened job prospects for lawyers have triggered declining law school enrollments. Some point to the economy as the source of these diminished oppor...