July 8, 2020
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Why Coronavirus May Raise the Divorce Rate

With nearly all of the U.S. population forced to quarantine at some point during the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, many marriages are beginning to show signs of wear and tear that they may not be able to come back from. In addition to the typical stressors such as money worries, raising children, and dividing up chores, many couples have had to confront how they truly feel about each other. Consequently, family lawyers across the nation anticipate […]
May 27, 2020
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The Legal Profession Returns to Work in the Time of Covid-19

Since the coronavirus has turned our whole world upside down in the last few months, many industries are now struggling with how to return to work as the country reopens. The legal profession is no exception as partners, associates, outside general counsel, professors and even law students adjust to a new legal environment that may never return to business as usual. Remote Work Becomes Both Technologically Feasible and Cost Effective Because lawyers and legal personnel have been forced to work […]
April 18, 2020
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Coronavirus Layoffs and Bankruptcy – What to Do

To say that the novel coronavirus has thrown our lives into disarray and made us uneasy about our futures would be an understatement. In the past few months countless industries from hospitality and food service to airlines to retail have ground to a halt amid social distancing guidelines and explicit stay-at-homes orders handed down by state governors. Regrettably, the resultant layoffs could be just the tip of the iceberg for our economy. What many people are starting to ask is […]
April 15, 2020
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Gender Neutral Pronouns and College Campuses

With so much being written and said about gender identity in the last few years, the use of gender-neutral pronouns was bound to become a hot button issue on college campuses around the United States.  Indeed, students’ desire to be addressed by the gender pronoun with which they most closely identify has led to a new protocol on campuses that challenges free speech notions and longstanding gender biases. Harvard Enters the Discussion The debate came into focus again last fall […]
February 6, 2020
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

If you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, it is imperative that you understand your rights and options. There are many different forms of workplace sexual harassment that you may not be aware of. Sexual harassment can come from a coworker, a supervisor, a customer or client, and includes anything from unwanted touching, inappropriate comments or jokes, or someone promising you a promotion in exchange for sexual favors. Teasing, intimidating or offensive comments based on stereotypes or bullying someone, or […]
January 15, 2020
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Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, Which One is Right for You?

No one ever wants to file for bankruptcy, but there are times when such a filing is unavoidable. If you’ve run into trouble with credit card debt, cannot meet your mortgage payments or have crippling medical expenses, a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy may be your only way out of trouble. Because bankruptcy is such a consequential legal decision, it’s critical to consider all your options beforehand. Once you’ve decided to proceed, the next step is to figure out […]
December 18, 2019
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White Collar Crimes

When we talk about crime, people conjure up images of shady characters lurking in alleyways or a white chalk outline on the floor. While shows like CSI and Forensic Files perpetuate these types of scenarios, violent crime isn’t the only type of crime that occurs in society. When Bernie Madoff bilks hapless investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars or Jordan Belfort peddles worthless penny stocks to unsuspecting clients, they’re committing white collar crimes.  Although financial crimes such as […]
September 13, 2019
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Best Way to Handle Divorce and Bankruptcy

When faced with the grim possibility of divorce, it’s important to know the full extent of the legalities before filing the paperwork.  The termination of a marriage is often met with grief or anger, which may lead to impulsive decisions.  However, informing yourself before acting can evade unforeseen issues down the road and better prep you and your partner for the new start.  One of the ways couples can prepare for a split is by reviewing their financial situation and […]
July 29, 2019

How Ethics Rules Have Lagged Behind the Legal Profession

Ethics Law Within the legal profession, the term legal ethics refers to a code of conduct which oversees proper professional behavior. In order to be able to practice law, a lawyer agrees to abide by the American Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct which have been adopted by the bar associations of every U.S. state with the exception of California, which uses a similar code. Essentially, ethics law stipulates the minimum standards required of judges and lawyers in their practice. […]
July 24, 2019
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Gray Divorce and Its Effects on Health and Finances

Many people tend to think that divorce is more prevalent among younger couples who got married too young to deal with real life obstacles and too soon to get to know each other properly. However, recent studies suggest that the divorce rate for couples over 50 is increasingly rapidly as the baby boomer generation delves further into the golden years. Moreover, divorcing later in life can have more drastic repercussions on things like health and finances than splitting up earlier […]
June 4, 2019
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Social Media Influencers and The Law: How Governing Bodies Are Cracking Down

While it may seem that having the last name of Kardashian or Jenner guarantees a bidding war among companies vying for their endorsements on social media, the clamor for media or sports celebrities such as Justin Bieber or Steph Curry has quieted a bit in favor of lesser-known names that companies are enlisting to hype their products. As any business matures, however, legal issues crop up of which both companies and influencers need to be aware. Moreover, we’re now seeing […]
April 3, 2019
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Is Social Media Inadvertently Drawing Up New Legal Boundaries?

Who new in the early days of social platforms like Friendster and Myspace that their successors would provide the staging grounds for legal battles that test our constitutional limits and place new checks on high profile CEOs and even world leaders? To understand where we are in the evolution of social media and the law, one might need merely to follow the twitter feeds of Elon Musk or Donald Trump. Elon Musk seems to enjoy appearing in court almost as […]
March 15, 2019
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The Future of Workplace Discrimination

Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, color or national origin, that certainly doesn’t mean it ceased to exist. On the contrary, recent cases highlight many of the problems in a system that lets employers off the hook more often than it holds them accountable, leaving many workers frustrated and helpless. In a case from 2006, Ron Law and 18 of his African-American co-workers at Austal USA shipyards […]
November 30, 2018
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White Collar Crime in the 21st Century

Coining the Phrase When the sociologist and professor, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” back in 1939, he lifted the veil on an entire stratum of society that was accustomed to managing their more nefarious affairs in secret.  Previously, people usually talked about crime as the province of the lower classes, often committed on inner-city streets by those with very little to lose.  Sutherland, however, believed that people were underestimating the propensity of the upper class to commit […]
November 12, 2018
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Business Law and Company Disclosures in the Social Media Age

Although social media may have transformed how rapidly news and information travels in the digital world, it also brings new implications and challenges for those involved in business law.  As Elon Musk and Tesla recently discovered, the Securities and Exchange Commission may not look kindly upon the casual disclosure of information that could affect a company’s stock price.  The resulting SEC lawsuit brought against Tesla and Elon Musk brings to light compliance issues that companies and business attorneys now face […]
October 12, 2018
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Common Questions About Mediation

What is Mediation? Two parties who cannot reach an agreeable resolution may choose to engage in the process of mediation.  Mediation provides a way to resolve legal issues without requiring a court appearance. The process itself is a very simple one. The first step is for the two parties to both agree on a mediator. It is often a former judge or lawyer but does not necessarily need to be. It just needs to be a party who is impartial […]
October 9, 2018
Sexual Assault on College Campus

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Sexual assault on college campuses is a common problem that often goes unreported. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 20%-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college. More than 90% of Sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. The statistics on sexual assault and harassment on campus show the need for change. I think the first step would be finding ways to constantly inform […]
August 13, 2018
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Defamation Against Businesses

Consumers use the internet to make a variety of decisions, including what products to buy and what professionals to hire. During their research, many consumers go online to look at reviews the business has received on local business directories like Yelp or Google+. Online reviews can have a huge effect on the success of your business so it is important to understand your rights should your business receive a negative one. If your business has received a negative online review, […]
August 10, 2018
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Women Fighting for Equal Rights

Women have been fighting for equal rights for as long as we can remember, for the right to vote, the right to control our bodies and the right to equality in the workplace. One in four women experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the large volume of complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, most of the employees who experience harassment do not report. Sexual harassment can be from a supervisor, a supervisor from another department, a […]
July 2, 2018
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What You Need To Know About Employment Law

Workers are currently protected against many forms of discrimination by employment laws. Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation makes it illegal to treat workers differently based on ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender age, or disability. What is Employment Law? Employment laws were put in place to protect workers from wrongdoing by their employers. […]
November 29, 2017
Employment Law - Sexual Harassment

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?

People often find themselves in unfamiliar situations where they could use a bit of legal advice. However, they might not be sure of who to turn to. Consulting with an attorney near you will usually be an appropriate step to take.  However, what kind of lawyer does each situation require? This guide will walk individuals through several types of lawyers who handle specific types of cases in the most common areas of law: financial, business, civil, and personal law.
November 22, 2017
Child Custody

Common Issues About Child Custody

Child custody can be a hotly contested topic during and even after a divorce. Parents often have questions regarding how to handle the issue, and how to cause the children as little pain as possible. In many instances, it is important to find an attorney who specializes in such matters.  While there are basic procedures that most child custody cases follow, it is helpful to have as much information as possible going into a child custody case. This article provides […]
November 15, 2017
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How to Talk About Politics at Work

In today’s political climate, talking about politics at work is often a tricky endeavor. Jokingly, many etiquette books will tell readers to avoid the five B’s: booze, boys, Bible, bill, and Biden. In other words, avoid discussing substances, romantic relationships, religion, finances, or politics while in polite company, as these can all be polarizing subjects. Unfortunately, some coworkers may have a difficult time remaining silent on these issues. For those who choose to participate in these types of conversations while […]
November 8, 2017
Gender Discrimination

Common Gender Issues at Work

Though workplaces are often much more diverse today than they were even twenty years ago, workplace discrimination is still an uncomfortable occurrence in today’s workplace settings. Many gender-related issues can arise in the workplace, but they are often very simple interactions to handle. For those who are unsure of how to appropriately address a gender issue at work, you may contact an employment attorney with experience in workplace discrimination in your state. They can provide advice on how to handle […]
November 1, 2017
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Asset Protection for Seniors

End-of-life care is not always the most comfortable topic to discuss, but it is a necessary aspect to consider when seniors are coordinating their finances. Estate planning for seniors should not be a challenging subject, but many people find it hard to keep track of all the elements that asset protection can involve.  From trusts to tax reduction and everything else in between, asset protection for seniors can be a simple process for many seniors. It bodes well to consider […]
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