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Four Things Legal Professionals Should Be Thankful For This YearReady to count your blessings on the record? 2017 hasn't lacked for dull moments in legal maneuvering and the pursuit of undistorted truth. But here are a few things we think everyone who loves the law can be grateful for this holiday season:
How Legal Professionals Can Help After Natural DisastersNatural disasters can impact millions of Americans. After these events, legal professionals have an opportunity to provide legal aid to those in need. Here are some ways to get involved.
Lessons Learned from Fictional AttorneysDoes a rational person really expect to find professional advice from fictional lawyers? Not likely. Even so, fictional attorneys and stories often convey lessons that both reflect the legal profession and even change it. Sometimes these legal characters are a source of inspiration, encouragement, and role-modeling.
8 Signs You May Be a Lawyer…As an attorney, you work hard, and it would be nice to shed your lawyer persona when you're not at work. But for many attorneys, that's a tall order. The act of “lawyering" can carry over into everyday life in some surprising ways.
Top 10 Summer Books and Movies for Legal ProfessionalsWhile taking vacation time away from law school studies or legal career responsibilities is good for you, some law students and legal professionals find themselves missing the action. Fortunately, there is no shortage of law-related entertainment to keep you occupied you while you're away from your desk.
Weird Laws: Summer Vacation EditionMost legal professionals generally feel like they have a good handle on the laws in the state(s) where they practice. However, even seasoned attorneys can be caught unaware when it comes to some of the more obscure laws that are still on the books in municipalities and states across the country.
Super-Specialized: Why Law Firms Are Launching Highly Focused Practice Niches
If a family suspects their grandmother’s savings are being methodically drained by her caretaker, they might seek out a law firm with an elder financial abuse practice group.
Environmental Law Heroes
Earth Day 2017 is sparking a renewed national conversation about environmental affairs. The Trump Administration believes that the government’s environmental protection measures need scaling back.
What Every Employer Needs to Know about I-9 Self-Audits
The recent DOJ ruling, issued June 30, increased the fine for errors on I-9 forms. The changes went into affect on August 1 of this year.