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In Our Courts 'Justice' Is Bought

Lance Soskin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Lance Soskin

Due to the nature of our adversarial justice system, it's more often than not going to be the party with the high-priced attorney who wins in court rather than the party with the more meritorious case.

Calling All Professionals: Don't Tweet Whatever Is On Your Mind!

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 04.26.2013 | Media
Scott B. Piekarsky

What truly amazes me, or maybe amuses me, is the proclivity of licensed and regulated professionals to spill their guts on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere not considering what the ultimate consequences may be.

The Best Way To Prevent Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It hardly sounds romantic, but perhaps what marriage needs is a reality slap in the face.

Conservative Group 'Freaking Out' Over Hillary Clinton Fake Sex Video Fallout

Mother Jones | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

The story revealing that FreedomWorks produced a video with an obscene scene featuring a giant panda, Hillary Clinton, and oral sex created quite a st...

A Law School Dean Reflects on Law Firm Practice

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

As a law school dean, I have thoughts to share about legal practice. That's right, about legal practice.

Do We Begin Teaching Ethics Too Late?

Joel Cohen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
Joel Cohen

In short, most students don't learn ethics at a chronological age at which, just like foreign language skills, the teachable moments arise at the best possible ages, making learning reflexive -- almost automatic.

Pay Associates Less? A Novel Response to a Rapidly Changing Legal Market

Lawrence M. Solan | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Lawrence M. Solan

Legal education is said to be in crisis. Law school applications are down sharply as prospective law students question whether the high cost of legal education is worth it.

The Art of Frivolous Blogging

Allison Leotta | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Allison Leotta

After the nominations were announced, the 2012 "For Fun" bloggers decided to interview each other. Here, for your amusement, is the resulting group interview.

More Women Than Men Admitted to Israel Bar Association

Anav Silverman | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

It is not too difficult to find a lawyer in Israel, but to actually become one is a long and arduous process.

The Problem With Law School

Kyle McEntee | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Kyle McEntee

Law schools have lied and cheated to compete for new students and higher rankings. They need a makeover: the product is not attractive to prospective students, employers or clients.

The World's Biggest Hypocrites Are At It Again

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

Class action lawyers collect billions of dollars in attorney's fees filing lawsuits against companies for failing to disclose this, making false and misleading statements about that, and breach of fiduciary duty for the other.

The Field of Law Continues to Take Hits in This Down Economy

Eric Goldschein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eric Goldschein

Law has long been seen as an economy-proof profession. But this latest recession has proved devastating for potential lawyers and existing law firms alike -- and only a concerted effort to alter the field entirely can make it profitable again.

The Most Notorious One-Percenters

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

When it comes to wealth inequality, riches for the 1% (the lawyers) and peanuts for the 99% (the class members) is justice as usual in our nation's courts.

Jerry Sandusky: What He Can Expect in Prison

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Here is how I predict it will go down for Sandusky.

Shrinking Law Schools

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Frank H. Wu

Law schools should have reduced their class sizes long ago. Or at a minimum, we ought to have done our part to set realistic expectations. Even in a boom economy, only a minority of graduates from a minority of law schools were competitive for the entry-level slots at the one hundred largest law firms.

Ron Dicker

How He Lost $100,000 In A Matter Of Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

If Gold Peak Tea has a flavor to soothe a family of angry lawyers, the company might want to serve it up fast. Theodore Scott, a Decatur, Ga., atto...

Helping Children Soar With Educational Advocacy

Judith Sandalow | Posted 12.01.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

It can be difficult to get everyone's attention at a party with 400 people, especially on a gorgeous night on the terrace of the Kennedy Center. But 10-year-old Sky Stringer knew how to handle the crowd.

4 Tips for Selecting a Lawyer

Mark Britton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Mark Britton

So, before you pick an attorney based on their television commercial, take the following steps to ensure you are an empowered client. Harness the power of the Internet to do your own legal research and get educated before you see an attorney.

Lawyers Get $35,000 an Hour -- and Shareholders Foot the Bill

Robert Shapiro | Posted 11.26.2012 | Crime
Robert Shapiro

Last week, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a $300-million-plus award of attorney fees to plaintiffs' lawyers, which amounts to $35,000 an hour for their work on the case. Confused? It gets even crazier.

May I Practice Law... On You?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.11.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Is the counselor fresh from 15 years of seeking property tax reductions for shopping centers any more qualified to represent a home buyer than a fresh-faced law graduate? Probably not, but only one of them is claiming "I have been focused on property law since 1997."

Email Scammers Take Aim At Lawyers

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 08.06.2012 | Technology

Law firms are becoming top prey for email scammers who exploit lawyers' eagerness to take on new clients through the Internet....

A Blouse Almost Got Her Thrown Out Of...

Amy Tully | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Amy Tully

The prison run-in taught me that nothing -- neither my desire to "blossom," nor any amount of cooing from saleswomen --could overshadow the fact that I was in a serious profession with little room for sartorial risks.

The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

Maria de Cesare | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Maria de Cesare

As a professional woman (as opposed to an amateur woman, apparently), I can assure you, from the bottom of my follicles: Your career success will have absolutely zero to do with how long or short your hair is.

The Conviction Is Edge-of-the-Seat Reading Entertainment

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.26.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Robert Dugoni has written an edge-of-your-seat thriller in The Conviction. This novel has a plot that grabs readers from the first few pages and holds them by the throat until the final problems have been solved or unraveled.

Top 10 Lawyers Working to Improve the Food System

Michele Simon | Posted 09.12.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

I admit this post is somewhat self-serving. But I am getting weary of so many lists (like this one) celebrating heroes of the food movement that leave...