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The U.S. May Need More Lawyers!

Clifford Winston | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Clifford Winston

The solution to the "trouble with lawyers" is counter-intuitive: we may need more of them -- or, at least, we must spur more competition among them by busting the lawyer monopoly!

WATCH: Conan Wants You To 'Sue Your Penis'

Posted 08.14.2011 | Comedy

Anthony Weiner is only the latest public figure to teach us that paying attention to the whims and desires of one's genitals can land you in a world o...

Top Ten Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Hate Lawyers

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Scott Edward Walker

Let's face it: many clients (particularly entrepreneurs) just don't like their lawyers. Why? For a number of reasons -- and that's what I'm going to...

Should There Be Rules Against Lawyers Lying and Stretching the Truth?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The press would do well, when lawyers make outrageous statements, to add: Remember, lawyers feel free to lie when it serves those who pay them.

Supreme Court Ruling Is Not Bad News For Consumers, the Class Action System Is the Real Culprit

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, published an editorial headlined, "Supreme Court Ruling Is Bad News For Consumers," which reflects t...

The Crux of Divorce Decisions is The Smell Test

Terri Weiss | Posted 07.11.2011 | Divorce
Terri Weiss

The decision and order are out. Your lawyer flips to the last page, the only one that really matters...

Home Sellers in the Mood for a Malady

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 06.03.2011 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

As an attorney, I take it in stride when a homeowner needs their thorny title issues treated or building department woes made well, but these days, I have no remedies for what's ailing sellers.

Wikipedia Wars

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Recently, I noticed that someone (a plaintiff's class action lawyer perhaps?) wrote a Wikipedia page about so-called "professional objectors" in class...

Try Hard - Converting Anger into The Plot to Reclaim Your Kid

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Crai S. Bower

My son, now 23 years old, sleeps across the room as I write. I'm visiting him in Jamaica, where he's spending three months...

Revolution, Democracy and the Subway in Beverly Hills

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As I ride the Metro 720 Rapid Bus along the washboard known as Wilshire Blvd. I think maybe, as hard as it would be, that it is time to get an office ...

Blind Human Rights Lawyer Beaten and Isolated in Chinese Crackdown

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

A self-taught lawyer in China who was recently released after years in prison has now been put in home detention -- isolated and beaten by authorities.

The Rule of Law and China's Recent Assault on Lawyers

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

I met Tang Jitian and was impressed with his understanding of his role in pushing the Chinese government to truly commit to a rule of law.

Divorce Progress Report: Part III

Agi Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Agi Smith

I am conducting a series of interviews about people who have or are going through divorce. In the coming months we will meet with each interviewee aga...

Mom Always Said I Should Be a Lawyer

Jonathan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Bernstein

Tom Foolery recently retired from his 25 years of service to the House Ethics Committee, and categorically denies that his own behavior was under review at the time of his retirement.

Why Do People Hate Divorce Lawyers So Much?

Terri Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Terri Weiss

Divorce lawyers. Otherwise known as dirtbags, bottom-feeders, thieves, morons--go ahead, you name it, we're used to it. The tirades that often show up...

Rehab For "Terminally Unique" Lawyers

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

Whether it is because they are members of a stressful profession or because personalities with a penchant for addictive disorders are drawn to the law, lawyers have twice the addiction rate of the general population.

NY Judges Hold Foreclosure Lawyers Responsible For 'Ludicrous' Filings

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As foreclosure cases continue to pour into courts, judges in New York are holding their fellow legal professionals accountable for their role in perpe...

Amid a Turbulent Year, a Rare Sign of Hope in Pakistan

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Zaffar

A Pakistani movement's enduring legacy may not be in the changes it engenders in electoral politics, but in its creation of a democratic consciousness amongst all Pakistanis.

Today's HuffPost Greatest Person: Anneliese Gryta, A Lawyer Helping Low-Income Entrepreneurs Start Businesses

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Eliminating poverty begins at the source--economic disadvantage. Anneliese Gryta, a lawyer who has dedicated her work to helping low-income worker...

Fact-checking Waiting for 'Superman': Documentary or Urban Myth?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

In the movie Waiting for "Superman", nominated for an Oscar as the best Documentary of 2010, the following statement is made: " ...in Illinois, 1 in...

Oil Millionaire's Ex-Wife Seeks Higher Divorce Settlement

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

An oil technology millionaire's former wife today asked judges to double her divorce settlement, saying £5 million was "far too low". Victoria Jones...

USDA Continues to Lie About Pigford Fraud Despite Lawyer Statements

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

The fraud of Pigford is real. It's tens of millions of dollars, at least. The USDA knows about it. They aren't telling the truth and unfortunately, if we're going to get to the truth it's going to have to come from Republican-led hearings.

The Defenders Takes on the Second Amendment

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Helmke

After seeing all the ads on CBS referencing the Second Amendment and this week's episode of The Defenders, I watched the new series for the first time -- and was pleasantly surprised.

Instigation Not Mitigation: The Failures in the Responses to WikiLeaks

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The United States government, Amazon, PayPal and the myriad of other players who I am sure will become tangled up in the dissemination of the WikiLeaks' cables could benefit from a simple piece of advice: play it cool.

Divorce Investment Firms Fund Cases For A Cut

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

While this business is in its infancy, Balance Point is part of a bigger trend -- the growing industry that invests in other people's lawsuits, arming...