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"You're a Gangster Now:" The Future of the Legal Profession

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

The supposed predicament of high-end lawyers -- too many of them, not enough work, and the reversal in bargaining power vis-a-vis clients -- reminds m...

The High Price Mothers Pay When Filing For Divorce

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

In many cases the safety of children gets lost in a variety of personal agendas, leaving the word "family" in the phrase "Family Court" to resemble more of the Sopranos than that of the Cleavers.

Divorce Confidential: 5 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

3. Your attorney makes unilateral decisions without your input or approval: While your attorney is knowledgeable about the legalities of your case, your input and approval is necessary because the decisions will affect your life.

Better Late Than Never: DTC to Propose Fair Procedures to Lift DTC Chills

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

If you're not a securities professional, chances are you've never heard of the DTC. While the three-letter acronym, DTC, can easily be mistaken for th...

Supreme Justice: How to Address Judicial Activism in our Courts

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The place for activism is in politics, in the streets, and on the Internet, but not in the courts. That brings us to the question of how to mitigate judicial activism.

Qaeda Suspect Should Be Transferred to the U.S. for Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The capture of alleged al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi by American forces last weekend in Tripoli raises a range of troubling questions. But the answer to one of them -- what to do with him now -- is clear.

A UK Perspective: World Day Against the Death Penalty

Patrick Davies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick Davies

The UK and the U.S. have been the closest friends and allies for a long time. But that doesn't mean we always agree.

Much Ado About McCutcheon: The Continuing Erosion of Campaign Contribution Limits

Jessica Levinson | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Shaun McCutcheon wants to make political donations to federal candidates. Allow me to clarify: McCutcheon wants to make a lot of political donations to federal candidates. The Republican National Committee, among others, wants him to be able to do so. So what's the problem?

The Umpire Changes the Rules

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brandt Goldstein

Will we finally see the umpire that the Chief Justice promised us? Or will he continue to move the foul lines and alter the strike zone to favor the rich and the powerful? Americans should keep their eyes on the Court.

A Real Shawshank Redemption: One Man's Journey from Prison Bars to the Bar Exam

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tessie Castillo

Attorney Daryl Atkinson of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice is known for passionate oratories on the need for criminal justice reform. An art...

Federal Legislation Can Remove Adoption Barriers

Jeff Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Katz

While the Adoption and Safe Families Act was a landmark piece of legislation, there are still over 100,000 children in foster care in the United States waiting for an adoptive family. And each year, 27,000 children "age out" of foster care.

Children Away at School: Warning to Children and Parents

Saul Segan | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime
Saul Segan

The calendar had made it to fall and the common trauma of bidding the kids farewell has taken its place among the emotional realities of life. Those w...

The Two Faces of Shame

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Shaming punishments -- sometimes called Scarlet Letter sentences -- are making something of a comeback in recent years, raising not only legal but psychological questions as well, most notably: Do they work?

California Leading Way for Women on Corporate Boards

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

California is known as a trendsetter for the rest of the country. Is the Golden State now setting a new trend for women in the corporate boardroom? We should all hope so.

How Our Legal Advocacy Helps a Child, a Family, and the Community

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Children's Law Center measures success by looking at the improvements in the lives of each individual child we meet. When we help a child, we see the child's family get stronger as well.

The Vulgarity of Our Times

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

To me, the vulgarity in the novel was not its language. What truly makes me cringe -- the most vulgar and obscene things in life -- are humanity's ubiquitous displays of unrelenting greed, hatred, intolerance, and the unquenchable need of people to make war.

Who Poses the Greater Threat:  Unruly Dogs or Unruly Owners?

John F. Ince | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy
John F. Ince

For the fifth time in five years, I was attacked by a dog.

Advice From a Judge While Waiting For a Jury

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Marcus Landsberg

"Waiting is really the hardest part," The judge of my first jury trial told me. After a day and a half the Jury had yet to send back a jury communica...

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Legal Tools to Stop Junk Food Marketing to Children

Michele Simon | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Interview with Cara Wilking, senior staff attorney, Public Health Advocacy Institute For this installment of Ask a Food Lawyer, we profile Cara Wilk...

On the 5th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis, 5 Critical Must-Do's -- No. 2

Phil Angelides | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Phil Angelides

Five years after the financial collapse, there have been no real economic or legal consequences for the wrongdoing that brought our nation's economy to its knees.

Is Prisoner Education the Key to Reducing Crime Rates?

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

While we now have proof that correctional education programs benefit society and decrease crime rates, the optimal correctional education program is unknown.

Construction Accident on Your Property: Legal Options

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Kiernan Hopkins

According to the United States Department of Labor, OSHA reported there were 4,188 on-the-job fatalities in 2011. A surprising 738 of these deaths occ...

Learning From Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

As the United States debates the precarious state of privacy rights in light of the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, American law could benefit from the underlying principle of the "right to be forgotten" -- dignity.

How Viable Are the Antics of Mike Ross in the Real World?

Quora | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mark Rogowsky, Entrepreneur, raconteur, Forbes blogger, @maxrogo I don't see why not, ...