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Judge Rules Latest Pearson/NYSED Test Does Not Discriminate -- So Far

Alan Singer | Posted 08.09.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

On August 7, 2015 Kimba M. Wood of Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled that the ALST, the latest rendition of the Pearson/New York State Education Department literacy test for teacher certification candidates, does not discriminate against minority group members

Why Your CEO Needs to be Tweetin'

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Twitter's information is in real time, fast moving and can be customized to appeal to specific demographics. It makes me wonder why more C-Suite executives from the hospitality industry aren't using Twitter to reach a broader audience.

Deaf Discrimination: The Fight for Equality Continues

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Frequently and all too easily, the rights of people who are deaf get stripped away. Every day, deaf individuals attempting to interact with hearing authorities, emergency responders, or organizations are denied basic access to communication and, in some instances, their lives are put into jeopardy.

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.

Foods You Can't Bring Into The U.S. (Plus Treats You Should)

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
The Daily Meal

There is nothing worse than having your treasured food souvenirs get unceremoniously dumped in some undeserving airport trashcan.

Divorce Confidential: Finding the Right Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

When a decision is made to divorce, you are forced to become familiar with the legal world and what may seem like, a legal minefield. This is not an easy task given the legal jargon and technicalities involved in a divorce.

Outrage of the Month: Industry Lawsuit Threatens FDA's Regulation of Drugs

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

On May 7, Amarin Pharma filed an unusual lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), arguing that the agency's drug regulations violate the company's First Amendment free-speech rights. If Amarin prevails in its litigation, the repercussions for patient and public health will be dire.

Diversity in the Legal Profession Begins With Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal.

A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in Movies, Part II

Alex Simon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented.

A Heartfelt Breakup Letter to Tennessee: This Is Why I'm Leaving

Mike Neergaard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Neergaard

Our transgender middle school and high school students don't have the option of flight, as I do. I am ashamed to leave them all behind, but you can't guilt me into staying.

What Small Business Owners Should Understand About Liability

Nellie Akalp | Posted 06.29.2015 | Small Business
Nellie Akalp

As a business owner, you want to protect yourself from worst-case scenarios. And fortunately, it's not too difficult once you understand the basics about business risk and personal liability.

Military Base Backtracks on Banning Women From Breastfeeding In Public

Ravishly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Ravishly

Why override a clearly written (well, sort of) federal law that protects a mother's right to engage in an act that is so natural, so completely innocuous, that it shouldn't even require a law in the first place? Furthermore, why isn't anyone challenging this nonsense?

Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Fitchen, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jennifer Fitchen is a partner in Sidley Austin LLP's Palo Alto office. The views expressed in this article are exclusively those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Sidley Austin LLP and its partners.

Women in Business Q&A: Kimberly Leach Johnson, Firm Chair, Quarles & Brady

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kimberly Leach Johnson presides over the firm's executive committee and is Firm Chair of Quarles & Brady. As an attorney, she has been practicing trusts & estates law for more than 30 years.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer Who Ran For His Life From Exploding Oil "Bomb Train"

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently reported on by DeSmogBlog.

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in December 2013 has sued his former employer.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

An Open Letter to President Obama: The American Dream Has Failed Me

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Education
Kiara Imani Williams

I study. I work hard. I volunteer. I did everything I was supposed to do, and yet, in two months, I will graduate from law school with an accumulated total of over a quarter million dollars in student loans.

Women in Business Q&A: Kelly Tubman Hardy, Regional Head, Corporate and Finance, DLA Piper

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kelly Tubman Hardy is the regional office head of global law firm DLA Piper's Corporate and Finance groups in both Baltimore and Mexico City. She prac...

13 Things You Need to Know About Legal Marijuana on Alaska's Legalization Day

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Legalization brings along a dizzying number of questions. What will businesses look like? How will existing criminal statutes change? Will communities opt to ban marijuana sales?

The Key to Hustling: Have A Story

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

Everyone always says that the key to creating a successful company and then monetizing on it is to hustle. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. But what exactly does that mean? How do you even get the opportunity to hustle to an investor? How do you approach a major company and try to secure a deal with them?

Developing Business Without Losing Your Mind or Your Soul

Janice Brown | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Janice Brown

Confidence is as equally important as competence, though women, in particular, often think otherwise. Women work and work and wonder why someone else hasn't recognized their sacrifice.

Women in Business Q&A: Dina LaPolt, Esq., Attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dina LaPolt, Esq. is an attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C., and an expert at strategizing and solving complex and sophisticated legal and business issues relating to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and litigation.

10 Ways To Keep Your Divorce Costs Down

Janice Billman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Divorce
Janice Billman

Now that you've decided to file for divorce one of your first questions might be, "How much will it cost?" Unless your divorce is completely amicable, it can become very costly. But, there are a number of things you can control to help keep those costs down.