Office Space Ideas to De-stress Attorneys
Posted on 01-18-2017 by Lauren Stemley

Lawyers everywhere are too stressed to relax at work. But don’t fret! There is a solution! Blah! Your Current Workspace How your work space is set up says a lot about your relaxation efforts. Consider the traditional office: white walls faux wood desks and credenzas, and ... Read More

Looking for New Hacks To Improve Your Productivity? Check Out These Tricks
Posted on 11-09-2015 by Chad Troyan

We all like to be productive, but sometimes we may not know how to. Well don’t worry because USA Today has got your back! Here are four hacks to help make your days more productive. Read More

Halloween Spirt: Does Your Workplace Resemble a “Monster’s Bash” or a “Zombie Apocalypse”?
Posted on 10-26-2015 by Chad Troyan

So I don’t know about you, but how awesome would it be if you walked into work and got to work next to FRANKENSTEIN ! ( Disclaimer: Might not be that exciting since the last I heard, the big guy wasn’t much of a talker. ) Check that- how about working next to none other than Freddy Krueger... Read More

Staying Focused in the Digital Age: What to do when work & life hours merge together?
Posted on 10-06-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We wake up to the alarm at 7am and (more times that we’d like to admit) the first thing we do is reach for our phones. Follow that up with a lengthy drive to work only to turn on our computers and start typing away. In today’s “digital age,” staying focused on any specific task... Read More

Etiquette in your meetings: 15 rules you should follow [infographic]
Posted on 10-01-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Don’t sweat it. All you’re doing is attending a business meeting with numerous highly-ranked business professionals. You exit the elevator; walk down the hall and reach for the handle. What happens next could be compared to reading a “Choose Your Own Adventure Story” book. Before... Read More

The Impact of Multi-Generations in the Workplace: What are some of the benefits and drawbacks?
Posted on 06-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As many of you may know, there is an increasing trend of multiple generations in the workplace (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials). With more and more people working later in their lives, more and more companies are seeing a multi-generation workplace. And while each generation... Read More

Work Smarter – Not Harder: A how-to on better managing your time [Infographic]
Posted on 06-01-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As we are embarking on summer, working smarter now harder is especially important. In fact, getting a head in your career doesn’t always mean sucking up to the boss or putting in 60 hours a week. Thanks to the guys as How-To Geek , this Infographic gives a few simple mental tricks can improve... Read More

Changing Your Mind from Legal Separation to Divorce
Posted on 01-27-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

The term "Legal Separation" and "Dissolution" are distinctly different in that a legal separation does not result in dissolving the marriage itself, while a dissolution of marriage does indeed dissolve the marriage and will return the parties to their single status. There are several... Read More

Complex Issues - Required Financial Disclosures in Divorce
Posted on 01-07-2015 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

We often blog about the statutory requirement in all California divorces for divorcing parties to exchange complete financial disclosures. The required disclosure documents consist substantially of an Income and Expense Declaration and a Schedule of Assets and Debts. Through the completion of these documents... Read More

Option to Hire a Privately Compensated Temporary Judge
Posted on 12-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

If you are going through a divorce then you are likely aware of how impacted the courts are, due to a limited budget, and how long a divorce can be drawn out as a result of court hearings being scheduled months out. Impacted courts are especially a concern for litigants going through a divorce who are... Read More

New Study Identifies Indications of a Future Divorce
Posted on 12-10-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

According to a recent study highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, two economists at Emory University identified a correlation between expensive weddings and high divorce rates. In addition, the researchers also noted a connection between the price of the engagement ring and the rate of divorce. The... Read More

Spending the Holidays without your Children
Posted on 11-18-2014 by Jaime Teuchert-Cage

If you are recently divorced or still in the midst of the divorce process, this holiday season will likely be the first that your children spend time away from you. Throughout the divorce process, when minor children are involved, the main focus of the case is the best interest of the children and making... Read More

In honor of National Boss Day: How to be a good boss! [Infographic]
Posted on 10-16-2014 by Christina Alge

Happy National Bosses' Day everyone! Be sure to thank your boss for keeping you out of your parents' basement. And for those bosses out there, here are a few tips about how to be a better boss. Infographic courtesy of Read More

Using a Credentialed Divorce Mediator in San Diego
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Although divorce is typically filled with heavy emotions, the end result of the divorce process should be for couples to move forward to a happier life. Unfortunately, in today's legal system, many couples come out of a divorce feeling more embittered after litigating a divorce. Choosing to mediate... Read More

Insane & Outrageous Divorce and Marriage World Records
Posted on 08-28-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

Photo Credit: Lucian Milasan / At some point during your divorce you will inevitably be feeling emotionally drained. You may feel like the only person in the world going through your type of situation or you may wonder if there is hope for you to someday remarry again . Here are some... Read More

Friday Distraction: Building a Work Wardrobe on a Limited Budget.[infographic]
Posted on 08-15-2014 by Tracie Morris

So often, we talk about all the things people shouldn’t do instead of offering tips and resources to help guide them in what they should be doing. Instead of talking about what not-to wear, this Infographic provides suggested tips about how to build a good work wardrobe on a limited budget . ... Read More

The Role of 730 Evaluations in Family Court
Posted on 08-13-2014 by Rosanne M. Beach

At the heart of any divorce proceeding involving minor children should be the consideration of what is in the child's best interest. In high conflict cases, where the divorcing parents cannot come to a mutual agreement regarding the custody arrangement for their child or children, the court will... Read More

6 preventative steps to avoid embarrassing yourself/your law firm on social media
Posted on 08-12-2014 by Travis Burchart

These are just some ways to ensure your social media activity is truly putting your best foot forward – rather than in your mouth. Here are some tips to help avoid social media regret, according to an article via JaffePR . Read your firm’s social media policy . Most law firms now have... Read More

New York Enacts Law Enabling Some Chronically Ill Workers to Use Medical Marijuana on the Job
Posted on 08-08-2014 by Doug Esten

On July 7, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Compassionate Care Act, N.Y. State Senate Bill S07923 , N.Y. State Assembly Bill A06357E (the “NYCCA” or the “Act”), which, effective immediately, legalizes and comprehensively regulates the manufacture... Read More

Keeping everyone productive - even the annoying ones. The 9 most despised office personalities. [Infographic]
Posted on 07-09-2014 by Christina Alge

Do you have an annoying work personality disorder that kills productivity? I am sure we all see a little bit of ourselves in at least 1 of these personality traits. I am probably somewhere between “The Excessive Emailer” and “The Oversharer” but I wouldn’t consider myself... Read More

What do you like most about your job? According to your colleagues, it may just be you.
Posted on 07-09-2014 by Tracie Morris

According to a recent survey conducted last month about job satisfaction report most practicing attorneys are satisfied with their jobs and particularly value their colleagues. The result garnered some not so surprising results with colleague interaction topping the list of what is enjoyed most about... Read More

Designing your law office to save money and boost productivity—without sacrificing style ABA Journal
Posted on 07-02-2014 by Hans Thielman

Lawyers who work in glass-walled offices shouldn't throw stones. That might make more sense after you read this article. Read More

Itching to go solo? Prepare yourself with this solo quick start guide
Posted on 07-02-2014 by Doug Esten

About to go solo? The chance you are successful is below 50%. Discouraged? Don’t be. Understanding and mapping out your steps can be hard – so follow the Solo Quick-Start Guide published by the Associate’s Mind . Some of the key steps are, as follows: Set up financial Accounts:... Read More

Practicing virtually doesn't mean isolating yourself: 4 tips for building & maintaining virtual relationships
Posted on 06-13-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Office life has its perks. The long hours may be lightened by camaraderie — coffee with a partner in the firm breakroom, or dare we say, our “friends at work.” And the pleasure of working in pajamas in your home den can quickly be replaced by a creeping sense of isolation. How do you... Read More

Sun, Sand, and… Networking? Five Tips for Legal Networking this Summer
Posted on 06-08-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Summer events provide networking opportunities, and you might have some free time on your hands with a lighter work schedule. A roofdeck somewhere is calling to you, and you're not giving up a chance to leave work while it's still light out so that you can go sit in some stuffy legal event with... Read More