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What Does Las Vegas Have in Common With Attorneys?

Ben Hanuka | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Ben Hanuka

When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should win, lose. And people who should lose, win.

Breaking Down Legal Barriers for Small-Scale Local Food

Michele Simon | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

What is "sharing law," and how does it intersect with the good food movement?

Why His Dream Has Not Come True

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Spencer Aronfeld

As lawyers we are responsible for being the catalysts for justice. For Reverend's King's dream to come true, we as a society need to start by motivating and helping more people of color to become lawyers.

Lawyers Fail to Give Clients All Options Available for Resolving Conflict

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

As I like to remind people, you can only give what you have and teach what you know. If the legal community won't embrace ADR, maybe an educated public can force the issue.

Lawyer Jokes -- Humor or Reality?

Adam Resnick | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

While there are lawyers on both sides who are the salt of the Earth (I believe I know some) and guided by an ethical conscience, society should remember that a license to practice law is a license to uphold that law, not subvert it.

Why Are Appraisers Furious at Fraud by Their Peers While Corporate Lawyers Are Complacent?

William K. Black | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
William K. Black

I know that the public won't find it strange that elite Wall Street lawyers could not muster a single hero while the appraisers produced tens of thousands. The public does not expect much from Wall Street lawyers.

Rappers Bragging About Their Jewish Laywers

Posted 10.08.2013 | Comedy

What's the one thing no rapper would be caught dead without? Legal representation from a member of the Jewish persuasion, of course. Check out thi...

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.: The Price of Gladiating

Robina M. Gumbs, Esq. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.

"Your daughter has stopped eating." With those five words, I felt as though my mother had plunged a knife into my heart.

When the Law Is Involved, Do Notions Of Fairness Matter?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When attorneys, mediators and others are involved in the process, their concepts of fairness may well differ from those of one or both of the parties and from those of the other professionals involved.

Industry Lawyers Tell Big Food How Not to Get Sued

Michele Simon | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

I had several constructive conversations with food industry attorneys who really don't want their clients to get into legal trouble. But it was also clear that their good advice can sometimes come into conflict with the marketing department.

And The Only Workers Appreciated Less Then Business Execs Are...

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business

Attention CEOs: We have some slightly good news. Apparently your job is not the least valued profession in the country. A new survey, conducted by...

Real Estate Pity Party

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Welcome, disillusioned buyers. You really shouldn't be here, should you? You saved your money and had 20 percent to put down. Yet you were trampled by the buyers with wallets full of cash snatching up investment properties.

Divorce and the Grieving Process

Mark Baer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Conflict is reduced by appropriately addressing the grief and loss from the very beginning. Doesn't it therefore make sense that lawyers involved in the field of family law should have a better understanding of grief and loss?

Chen Guangcheng, Still Raising Heck

John Wagner Givens | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

Chen's rebelliousness, which make him admirable when pitted against a repressive regime, seem to have made the simple end of a fellowship a significant PR liability for a, presumably, well-intended NYU.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

The Duty of Lawyers

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The million-plus practicing lawyers and their many bar organizations should be on the ramparts defending against the insidious rejection of due process, probable cause, habeas corpus and privacy.

Top 10 Crusaders in the Food Movement -- Lawyer Edition

Michele Simon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Last year, I wrote about this topic out of frustration that lists like this one tend to neglect an entire profession. It seems one year later, this se...

The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.

What Does Mediation Really Mean?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Those involved in the legal system have created confusion in the marketplace regarding the concept of mediation itself. If those involved in the legal system don't know what mediation is supposed to be, how can we expect the general public to grasp the concept?

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

Another Reason Not to Get Behind the Wheel After a Nip

Saul Segan | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Saul Segan

If the officer asks any questions, you can respectfully decline to answer. Answers to simple questions can get you in a heap of trouble.

SHOCK! Bankers Are Getting Some Srsly Dubious Advice From Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

From Saul Goodman of "Breaking Bad" to Harold Melvoin of "The Sopranos," sleazy lawyers on the teevee are always giving criminals career advice. This ...

Time to Put Lawyers Back to Work as Public Servants

Darius Graham | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Darius Graham

Since the start of the Great Recession, numerous articles and reports have detailed the employment woes of lawyers and recent law school graduates.

Pushing for More Progress in the District's Children's Mental Health System

Judith Sandalow | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Last year Children's Law Center published a plan with practical recommendations to improve the children's mental health system in the District. Today, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, we are releasing a report card that assesses progress in the areas outlined in our plan.

Third-Party Litigation Financing and the Impending Resurgence of the Legal Profession

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 07.04.2013 | College
Bradley T. Borden

The growth of third-party litigation financing (TPLF) may be the catalyst that ushers in a reversal of the legal market and an unprecedented resurgence of the legal profession.