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Holiday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Most cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Celebrity deck the halls of their ships literally with holiday decorations and Christmas trees in their lobbies, restaurants and have massive gingerbread houses.

10 Best States for Paying Back Your Law School Debt

Stephen Dash | Posted 12.11.2014 | Money
Stephen Dash

Having helped over 1,000 lawyers with their student debt in the last three weeks alone, we have perspective on which states are most attractive destinations for young lawyers trying to repay their law school debt.

The New World of Parentage and Parenting

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

It's a brave new world when it comes to conceiving and raising children. And in many cases, the potential parents and providers of genetic material haven't thought all the details through before deciding to proceed.

Illinois Restaurants: Differing Minimum Wages Throughout the State Would Hurt Our Business

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The race is on to raise the minimum wage in Illinois. The question this week appears to be whether lawmakers in Springfield will act first and prevent the Chicago City Council from creating an eventual $13 minimum wage that would be significantly higher than the statewide wage.

Budget Like a Freak: The Economic Benefits of Free Legal Aid in Civil Cases

Ray Brescia | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Ray Brescia

The economists at Freakonomics recently highlighted the work of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which engages with import public policy issues through the lens of cost-benefit analysis.

How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone

Mark Baer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.

A New York Lawyer Popular With Entrepreneurs Becomes One Herself

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 11.14.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Lori Hoberman is a New York City lawyer, but doesn't look or act like one. She dresses casually, wears her hair long and unfussed, and takes enorm...

CSX Civil Lawsuit, Midterm Victories Are Tort Reform Victories (Update)

Sara Warner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Don't look now, but the midterm elections are not the only huge November win for the politically conservative Koch brothers, and likely not even their most relevant. The CSX Transportation company, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, also scored a huge civil court victory.

How the Judge Wrecked My Perfect Divorce Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

I was fine with the divorce but upset by what felt like a scolding from a judge. I've asked myself several times if perhaps she was simply acting like any other judge would in this situation. I don't know what the answer is.

Divorce Doesn't Necessarily Mean Freedom

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

When people decide to divorce they often understand that they will have to divide up property. They often think that they are doing so in exchange for their personal freedom. But the fact is that their personal freedoms are significantly more infringed upon once they are divorced than they ever were while married.

Planning Pays Off

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

While the concept of planning what happens upon a separation may seem cruel or too calculating to some, its' a fact of life that those who plan ahead for their long term goals are usually more likely to succeed at them than those who do not.

Alimony Reform Revisited

Fred Silberberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

I have previously written on the need for alimony reform. California law affecting what we call "spousal support" creates a situation where the supported spouse has, in many cases, little if any incentive to work.

California Minority Counsel Program: 25 Years of Promoting Diversity for Business Lawyers

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

When I was eight years old, I played Linus in my elementary school's musical production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." At eight years old, ...

Debtor's Prisons in Kentucky and Other Horrors of the Justice System

Don McNay | Posted 12.13.2014 | Crime
Don McNay

What is going on in Kentucky is apparently going on in various pockets of the nation. It has to stop because it is wrong. It also has to stop unless the rulings of the Supreme Court mean nothing to people charged with upholding them.

Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.

Men At Work -- Never Date These Guys!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.07.2014 | Divorce
Stephanie D. Lewis

Here then, in no particular order, are the different fields of work I've had the experience of dating and my totally neutral reviews that follow.

Lawyer Up, Moms!

Peyton Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Character may be how you act when no one is watching, but the lawyer moms are watching, so make good choices.

Law School Quadruples the Chances of Depression for Tens of Thousands: Some Changes That Might Help

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Although law students enter school with fairly normal rates of depression (about 8-9 percent), upon matriculation, the rate of depression more than quadruples (to about 40 percent), according to the Dave Nee Foundation, which works to end the stigma of depression among lawyers.

Permission to Judge a Legal Brief by Its Cover Is Granted

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Stacy Slotnick

Despite the adage, "Never judge a book by its cover," many consumers do just that. The artistic packaging in which things come not only powerfully affect what interests us but also how we react to the contents we find inside.

6 Tips for Becoming a Startup Company Lawyer

Betterment.com | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Betterment.com

If you're a lawyer at a firm and you're thinking about transitioning in-house at a startup or younger company, one thing is clear: You're in good company.

In Iowa, 'Chicken Case' Tests Anti-Lawyer Populism

Sara Warner | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Growing up in a family of lawyers, it always seemed fairly obvious that being an attorney is generally a noble and advantageous profession, especially when it comes to a career in politics.

If the Color Fits, Wear It: Redefining the Female Lawyer's Uniform

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Style
Stacy Slotnick

Conventional colors and structured garments should be prohibited at meetings and negotiations with influential people as well as in the courtroom.

Shakespeare Had It Wrong: Don't 'Kill All the Lawyers!'

Steven Brill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

Government cannot police itself. Departments like the Internal Affairs Bureau of the NYPD and the Inspector General of New York can only do so much. It takes the lawyers for the injured and abused, to protect the less powerful and to effectuate true change for our communities.

The Importance of the Standard of Living

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.14.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

We often hear people jokingly refer to the fact that someone in a divorce is supposed to "enjoy the standard of living to which they have become accus...

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."