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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.

When Enough Is Enough

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Is spousal support really supposed to last forever? Does every order that states support is to be paid "until death, remarriage or further order of court" mean that there will never be a reduction or even a termination in support? Case law tells us that the answer to that is no.

Supreme Court Stops Lawyers From Paying Line-Standers In Big Cases

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

On its first day back from summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court announced new measures to combat practices the public and the press have called into q...

Divorce: It's Time to Go Private

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 09.24.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

Nobody plans to get divorced. However, the fact is that more than half of marriages end this way, with many people facing lengthy court battles with their former spouse, either to defend or claim what they feel is rightfully theirs.

Lawyers Are Finally Moving Toward Decent Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

Disruption in the legal industry doesn’t mean startup bros and pingpong tables -- it means finding flexibility in one of the most rigid and con...

Novelist Jeffrey Siger Talks Greece, Wall Street and Mystery Thrillers

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Sara Lee Bentley

A sun soaked island hillside dotted with small, whitewashed buildings that seemingly rolls straight into the deep blue, Aegean sea. It all seems so perfect, so idyllic.

First Thing We Do, Let's Appreciate All The Lawyers

Craig Platt | Posted 09.16.2015 | Crime
Craig Platt

I know, right? It's a take on an old lawyer joke. But I just can't help it. All of the online negativity in general, and that directed at lawyers specifically, is beginning to get to me. I'll have more on the general negativity later, but for now let's look at the lawyer stuff.

Lawyers Have Worked in Amazon-Style Conditions For Decades

Ray Brescia | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Ray Brescia

Over the last several weeks, many have learned of the workplace experiences of white collar workers at Amazon. For lawyers, however, this wasn't news. For some, the stories of white collar work at Amazon just described their professional life for the last 30 years or so.

Prenuptial Agreements/Postnuptial Agreements -- Public or Private?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

When we buy a house, the deed is recorded with the County Recorder. There is a public record of who the owner of the property is. If someone is injured on the property, it is relatively easy to find out who the responsible party is.

The Opposite of Ally McBeal: A Conversation With Lindsay Cameron

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

"Becoming a writer was not part of my plan. I'd gone to law school to be a lawyer and didn't think I would deviate from that path. But as the saying goes -- We plan, God laughs."

The Fred Levin and Me

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.04.2015 | Sports
Eddie Parsons

There have been many articles written about his accomplishments and a recently published biography "And Give Up Showbiz?" by Josh Young but without sticking to the observations of others... I hoped to find more about Mr. Levin with my own set of questions.

Why We Should Thank Defense Attorneys For Defending Criminals

Quora | Posted 08.28.2015 | Crime

It does not follow that just because a defense attorney represents a person who has committed terrible crimes, that the attorney wants everybody to be allowed to do the same thing. At first blush, it is easy to understand how someone might make that mistake. Careful thought, however, will make the answer clear.

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.

9 Jobs That Teach You How to Hustle (PHOTOS)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.

The Best Question You're Not Asking

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What frequently gets lost in the exchange of competing drafts is honest-to-God, real life communication -- not between the lawyers, but between the people who really matter.

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 Age of the Household Brand IPO: Why Are So Many Established Companies Going Public?

Gregory Sichenzia | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Gregory Sichenzia

The initial public offering (IPO) market is on track to deliver approximately 200 IPOs for the third straight year, after a strong second quarter in 2015, which raised more than $13 billion for 75 IPOs.

The Illusory Quest for Balance

Linda L. Addison | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | 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.

Does Posting Trespassers Will Be Shot Signs Give You Freedom to Do So?

Quora | Posted 07.29.2015 | Crime

So long as you haven't agreed to any limitations on the appearance of your home (such as through a Homeowners Association or deed restriction), you're free to put up any signs you want, regardless of how violent, offensive, or profane they may be to others.

6 Reasons Why Lawyers Are Unhappy With Their Jobs

Quora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business

Most attorneys work about six days a week, generally fifty plus hours per week, and the norm now is to be available anywhere at any time. It is not uncommon during extreme times (trial, an important deal closing, etc.) for those hours to increase substantially and days off to become elusive.

3 Mindful Steps to Survive the Bar Exam

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Finally, law students can take a breath. I am literally telling you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When we consciously breathe, we connect to thi...

One Simple Idea That Could Reduce Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

A report released Tuesday is proposing a simple way to reduce domestic violence: Give victims free lawyers.  Lawyers are expensive, and women wh...

Selecting Legal Representation in the Digital Age

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 07.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ashley Wren Collins

A tech-savvy attorney or firm can provide you with a faster response time to your concerns and in saving you time, save you significant amounts of money. Here are three things to ask about before selecting your legal representation.

Colorado Shooter's Urge to Kill Could Set Him Free

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

A jury will soon decide whether James Holmes is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Last week, one of his victims, Ashley Moser, took the stand in her wheelchair.