August 16th is an unofficial national holiday – It’s Tell a Joke Day!
Posted on 08-03-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Attorneys often find themselves at the center of jokes, and in April during National Humor Month, we asked you to share your favorite lawyer joke. Most of you who commented embrace being the ‘butt’ of so many jokes; although a few of you admitted to being insulted on occasion when the jokes... Read More

Butt of jokes … lawyers?
Posted on 03-24-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Q: How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: How many can you afford? Lawyers: They’re at the heart (or butt) of so many jokes. Need proof? Googling “lawyer jokes” returns about 755K results in .32 seconds. With thousands of jokes at their expense, lawyers have... Read More

Super Bowl L Ads: More Positive, But Weird
Posted on 02-08-2016 by Chad Troyan

For all of you who missed out on the Super Bowl (or just chose not to watch it) you didn’t miss much. While I personally was cheering for Peyton Manning to lead his Denver Broncos to victory ( SPOILER ALERT: Broncos won 24-10 ) , I was more interested in if the commercials would see a bounce back... Read More

Order in The Court? Top 5 Courtroom Series/Movies to Watch via Netflix
Posted on 02-08-2016 by Chad Troyan

Source: BortN66 / Shutterstock It’s a gloomy weekend which means it’s the perfect weather for a movie weekend! But this won’t be any kind of movie weekend, but a Netflix weekend. Netflix has become a top media-streaming service that has received an increase in publicity thanks to... Read More

A Trip On The Weird (or Bad) side: Head-Scratching or Concerning Super Bowl Ads From Past Years
Posted on 02-04-2016 by Chad Troyan

Super Bowl Sunday has become a day where the commercials are just as important as the game ( depending on whom your allegiance lies with ). Some of us set too high of expectations for commercials, setting ourselves up for disappointment. Here are some Super Bowl commercials that had me scratching my... Read More

From Past to Present: Super Bowl I & Super Bowl L
Posted on 02-03-2016 by Chad Troyan

Sunday is the day; the day when we get to watch the “game of the year;” the day a new batch of men are inscribed into NFL history. While the Super Bowl is widely-considered a special occasion, this year is extra special as we celebrate the Super Bowl’s fiftieth year of existence. ... Read More

26 Years Of “D’OH!” – What has happened in the world since The Simpson’s series debuted?
Posted on 12-16-2015 by Chad Troyan

(Please visit the site to view this video) From Krusty the Clown to Milhouse to Flanders to the infamous accident-waiting-to-happen that is Homer, the Simpsons have introduced us to some memorable characters throughout the years. As you read this now the Simpsons stands as the longest-running American... Read More

5 Legal Lessons The Griswold’s Christmas Vacation Could Teach You
Posted on 12-16-2015 by Chad Troyan

Each year, as we draw close to the Christmas holiday, the season wouldn’t be the same without the dysfunctional, accident-waiting-to-happen family in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation . Between flame-engulfed Christmas trees to packaged pet, this family’s holiday makes a lot of... Read More

Miracle On 34th Street? More Like Miracle in the Courtroom: Legal Inaccuracies Plague Classic Movie
Posted on 12-14-2015 by Chad Troyan

“Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind...” – Kris Kringle “Miracle On 34 th Street” “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …” It’s not every day that you’ll find a judge thinking this sentiment in a court... Read More

The Most Wonderful Time of Year: 5 Gift Ideas for Your Attorney Acquaintances
Posted on 12-02-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Photo Credit: JStone / Shutterstock.com Don’t lie. We all know you were livened with joy as Santa’s sleigh crossed 34 th St. Macy’s in New York on Thanksgiving morning. Isn’t it funny how such a simple act as the crossing of a sleigh can mean so much? Not only did the crossing... Read More

Is Your Legal Career Reminiscent Of A Horror Film? 5 Legal Lessons from Halloween’s Classic Movie Titles [Infographic]
Posted on 10-29-2015 by Chad Troyan

Horror movies & attorneys – 2 unlikely bedfellows? You’re in the courtroom and the defense is pleading their case as they show graphic pictures from a heinous crime. Lawyers can be subjected to some pretty haunting things; the crimes some see might be similar to those you see in a... Read More

True or False: Is Halloween Really the Second Largest US Holiday? How much do you really know about this creepy holiday?
Posted on 10-28-2015 by Chad Troyan

Blow-up yard decorations, “Boo Gifts,” costumes for all ages including pets, and candy all add to the allure and excitement of the one-day holiday we all know as Halloween. And, with the increase in the holiday’s popularity these last few years it has been said that “ Halloween... 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

Legal Dramas that revolve around our legal system: Do they have a positive or negative impact on the profession?
Posted on 10-16-2015 by Tracie Morris

The fall television season is in full swing with new legal comedies and dramas like Grinder (Rob Lowe/ABC) and Hand of God (Ron Perlman/Amazon) and popular returning programs like The Good Wife (Julianna Margulies, CBS) and How to Get Away with Murder (Viola Davis/ABC). The law like medicine is most... Read More

5 creepy interview questions that’ll scare the pants off your HR department
Posted on 10-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We have all have experienced a “horror story” situation while interviewing for a potential job, and in the spirit of Halloween, I asked the LexTalk community to share their interview horror stories – either as the interviewee or the hiring manager. We received an outpouring of comments... Read More

Tales from the Crypt: “Tell me a little bit about yourself…” & other interview horror stories from your past
Posted on 10-05-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

“Tell me a little bit about yourself…” This “dreaded question” always reminds me of my most infamous, worst interview ever experienced during the late 1990's, where resumes were hard copies, potentially scented (kudos to the movie Legally Blonde), and were sent to... 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 Evolution of Labor in the United States [Infographic]
Posted on 09-04-2015 by Christina Alge

Once upon a time, most workers worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week… And for many attorneys, the above statistic is a reality; however, according to the below infographic , courtesy of UPworthy.com , the first Labor Day, labor trends are moving from manufacturing to a tech-centric workforce... Read More

To all the "lefty’s" out there, Happy #lefthandersday
Posted on 08-13-2015 by Tracie Morris

To all of the lefty’s out there, are you tired of living in a “right hander’s” world? Well, today is your day! August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day, according to Lefthanders International . Here are a few interesting facts about “lefty’s” from... Read More

Only In Los Angeles: Failed Wedding of Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries Gives Life to New California Law
Posted on 07-10-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Ah… Kim Kardashian. She is the “bad penny” that just won’t go away. And, her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries has given life to a law. According to Entertainment Tonight , even though their marriage didn’t last long, it prompted legislature to pass a new law that would... Read More

Memorial Day: A look at the history, origin and why we celebrate [Infographic]
Posted on 05-25-2015 by Chad Troyan

Happy Memorial Day! Be sure to take a break from barbecuing at 3 p.m. for a national moment of remembrance and to reflect on the real reasons behind the holiday and honor our fallen troops. Infographic courtesy of the Huffington Post Read More

“Sesquipedalian”- the use of long words (science says this dumbs you down). Tips on being brainy
Posted on 04-27-2015 by Chad Troyan

Admit it, we all have once pretended to be smarter than we really are. We may have used big words or put a serious poker face on. According to the Wall Street Journal , those tactics don’t actually make you come off more intelligent. If you want to be improve the perceptions about your intellectual... Read More

Happy April Fools' Day: Epic pranks to inspire your mischief
Posted on 04-01-2015 by Chad Troyan

We all have done it before. We all have pulled pranks and usually nobody is safe, especially today. April Fools’ Day is the one day out of 364 where it is tolerable to be pranked. Before you go crowning yourself as the “Prank King” or “Prank Queen” check out these epic pranks... Read More

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) & 12 interesting facts about the holiday!
Posted on 03-17-2015 by Christina Alge

Between the shamrocks, mischievous little green men and the pub crawling, there is a lot to love about this fun Irish holiday, even if you are not Irish or live nowhere close to Ireland. But in between those sips of Guinness, it is worth considering these interesting facts about this Irish holiday. Here... Read More

Monday Marvel: The Life & Times of Barbara Millicent Roberts (AKA Barbie)
Posted on 03-09-2015 by Christina Alge

Barbara Millicent Roberts made her debut on this day in 1959, according to History.com . For the last 56 years, Barbara, better known as her more popular alter ego Barbie, has “lived” a very designer life with an endless supply of designer outfits, cars and even a couple of “Dream Houses”... Read More