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Why Women Lawyers Leave

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

It's hard to understand why someone would consider walking away from a high salary in such a well-respected profession. Yet this group of women attorneys is one of the most well qualified to explain why money doesn't buy happiness.

Who's Better Off?

Sally Fay | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Sally Fay

Character is not something that hides. It stands up, honestly, courageously and truly.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

A New Approach to Lawyer Jokes

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Malcolm Kushner

Sure, there's the widely-held belief that the best defense is a good offense. But is it really?

5 Tips to Celebrating Your First Holidays After a Divorce

John F. Martoccio | Posted 02.26.2014 | Divorce
John F. Martoccio

Celebrating the holidays alone can be a great joy, but it requires good planning, a positive attitude and most importantly, realistic expectations. Here is our short list of tips to help you have a joyful holiday season solo.

Astoria Characters: The Chief of Staff

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's hard for Samantha Darche to keep a straight face. Every time she sees the camera, she cracks up. No matter what she does, she can't subpoena her solemn face.

Women in Business: Q&A with Amy Cheng, Partner at Cheng Cohen LLC

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amy concentrates her practice in domestic and international commercial transactions, general corporate, and franchise, licensing and distribution law....

Things to Consider Before Litigating

Mark Baer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Mark Baer

As you can see, decisions rendered in court are not based on all of the evidence -- just all of the legally admissible evidence

Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Many in the widespread coalition that make up "Heeding Cheyney's Call," are stating that the racially inequitable funding formula is the main reason that Cheyney, an all-time great institution, now has an all-time low student enrollment.

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

Aggressive Lawyering Is Counter-Productive

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If clients stopped requesting and otherwise seeking out destructive lawyers who are making a tremendous amount of money doing nothing but wreaking havoc and destroying families among other things, the supply of such lawyers would decrease.

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...

Cruise Ship Carnage

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.29.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

The cruise line industry not only wields extraordinary power over the local port's economy but also wreaks devastation on the delicate marine environments.

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 Irony of Seeking Justice for a Client

Ben Hanuka | Posted 10.27.2013 | Crime
Ben Hanuka

We all know that lawyers should strive to seek justice, so to speak, for their clients. But to really seek justice for a client, a lawyer needs to treat the other side, and their story, with respect, fairness and empathy. Only then can a lawyer truly serve his or her client's best interests. That is the irony.

Parents: Are You Prepared?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

If you don't have a will, you're not alone. Nobody likes to think of all the negative scenarios that could interrupt or significantly change our lives, but we have to -- especially if you have children.

The 7 Biggest Divorce Mistakes

Daniel Clement | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Daniel Clement

Since a litigated divorce is mentally overwhelming, you could unwittingly fall victim to these behaviors which would ensure that you would only view your divorce with regrets. By simply being aware of what not to do, you can steer clear of these mistakes.

My Life Partner is Swallowed Up in Student Loan Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Hello and thank you for your time and generosity. My partner of 12 years is drowning in debt, all defa...

Expert Attorney's Take on FBI Allowing Informants to Break the Law

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 10.12.2013 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

The FBI has numerous methods of combating crime in the U.S., and some of those tactics employ illegal activity in order to get to the source of corruption. The number of times illegal activity has been given the go-ahead has now been exposed for the first time in history.

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?

You Now Must Be A Lawyer To Argue Before The Supreme Court

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — You must be a lawyer to argue before the Supreme Court. Thought that already was the case? It wasn't until Monday, when the Suprem...

The Divorce Credential

Margaret Klaw | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

So what about divorce? Does it add to a divorce lawyer's knowledge and skills to have personally gone through that storm herself? I'm not sure about this, either. The question seems absurd when applied to other areas of law.

Student Loans -- Do Criminals Have More Rights?

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Richard Gaudreau

Student lenders have collection powers denied most creditors. Credit card companies can't garnish your wages without a court order. A federal student loan collector can garnish your wages just by sending a notice in the mail to your employer.

What You Should Know Before Meeting With A Divorce Lawyer

Lisa M. Gregg | Posted 05.14.2013 | Divorce
Lisa M. Gregg

Receiving a free consultation with an attorney can be extremely helpful, if you know how to make the most of the time.

Interview With Steven Benvenisti: Victim of Drunken Driving Accident Treated His Therapy Sessions Like Football Practice

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

Upon a miraculous survival and complete recovery, Steven Benvenisti is fulfilling his promise that he would devote his life towards ending drunk driving and help those dealing with brain injury.