Top 5 Fidget Toys for Lawyers
Posted on 02-21-2017 by Lauren Stemley

Ever find yourself fiddling with a rubber band or a clicker pen? Then it’s time to upgrade, lawyers! There’re hundreds of serious fidget toys on the market for those who also appreciate gadgetry. If all this talk is making you fidget, then I’ll get to the point. Here are the top 5:... Read More

Lawyer-Mode: Find Your "On/Off Switch"
Posted on 02-16-2017 by Lauren Stemley

It's incredibly easy to say, "I'll just finish this up" when you should be in your car driving home. Lawyers, if you never turn lawyer-mode off, you don't give yourself time for the other things you enjoy. You're going to walk through life as a lawyer, and it's important... Read More

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

Time Isn’t the Work-Life Balance Solution: It’s Love
Posted on 01-23-2017 by Lauren Stemley

To decrease office time, or to not decrease it? A typical work-life balance question – but not the right question. The right question is: can you somehow balance your office hours with family bonding time? The answer’s simple… and unconventional. A bonding moment doesn’t... Read More

Personality Perks that Come with Being a Lawyer
Posted on 01-26-2017 by Lauren Stemley

Lawyers are more than just lawyers – they’re also researchers, planners and counselors . Their personalities are more than what meets the eye, too. In fact, lawyers manifest traits that the rest of us wish we had! Elements of the Lawyerly Personality 1. Being Critical/Skeptical ... Read More

Top 6 Quotes from This Century’s Best Legal Movies
Posted on 01-30-2017 by Lauren Stemley

With the Oscars right around the corner, lawyers will once again remember – and debate – quotes from the best legal movies. The classics have been “through the ringer” already; famous quotes like: It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this... Read More

A Morgan Freeman Speaking Lesson For Attorneys
Posted on 02-07-2017 by Lauren Stemley

What does Morgan Freeman’s voice have to do with being an attorney? More than you think! Surprisingly, Morgan’s iconic, godly voice (pun intended) can teach lawyers the art of powerful speaking. Whether it’s helping a client or having a jury hear you out, consider these tactics:... Read More

“Sniffing Out” Lawyerly Personalities: What Does Your Dog Breed Say About You?
Posted on 02-09-2017 by Lauren Stemley

The best dog breeds for lawyers have already been dug up, but what can dogs dig up about their lawyers? Dogs have tons of personality – no different from us. Often, your dog’s personality is a reflection of you… whether you’re a teacher, doctor or a lawyer. So, if you’re... Read More

Be My Legal Valentine: A List of Heart-Shaped Insights for Those Who Love the Law
Posted on 02-07-2017 by Travis Burchart

14 Crazy Valentine’s Day Facts Ah the “day of love” has finally fallen upon us. The widely-celebrated “Hallmark Holiday” has been around for thousands of years, but how much do you really know about this holiday? Love Is in the Office Air: Regulating your office romance... Read More

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

Wisconsin Homebuyers: What You Need to Know About Contingencies
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Ben Pliskie

In real estate, a contingency is a condition included in a home purchase agreement, that must be completed before a deal can actually be finalized. If either party is unable to meet one, or more, of the contingent conditions, then the deal may be voided altogether. If you are buying a home in Wisconsin... Read More

A DUI in Athens Can Cost you. How Do you Fix your Problem?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by J. Lee Webb

If you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or another drug (DUI), you can face a variety of legal penalties. These penalties can cost you a significant amount of money in fines and fees imposed by the state as well as increased car insurance costs and legal fees for the lawyer you... Read More

Spring Break is Over and You are Left with an MIP Charge. Now What?
Posted on 04-12-2016 by J. Lee Webb

Spring break is a time when thousands of college students across the country leave campus, log out of their student portals, and party. Students over and under the age of 21 often consume alcohol and other drugs on spring break, despite it being illegal for them to do so. When an individual under the... Read More

The Most Important Factors When Hiring A Family Law Lawyer
Posted on 04-12-2016 by Jill L. Coil

In a society where divorce is becoming more common than ever before, many people will be faced with the reality of having to litigate family law matters in court. It can be a daunting task to choose a family law attorney - after all, more often than not they will be a part of your life for months - if... Read More

I was involved in a crash and the other driver received the citation and paid it, so they are liable, correct?
Posted on 03-25-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

Not so fast in coming to a conclusion as conclusive as that! It is true that statutes, also referred to as the rules of the road, establish a fixed standard of conduct, by which the fact of negligence may be determined. When a person violates a statute which establishes the standard of care in a given... 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

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Athens
Posted on 03-08-2016 by J. Lee Webb

When a member of a family suffers from alcoholism or alcohol abuse, it can be tough on everyone involved. Some people are in denial that a loved one has a problem with alcohol, while others do not recognize the signs and symptoms associated with these struggles with alcohol, so the problem persists and... Read More

Do I Still Have A Brain Injury Case If It Stemmed From Medical Procedures When Something Else Was Fixed?
Posted on 02-24-2016 by Stewart Cohen

We go to the doctor trusting that we will get the care we need to treat any medical issues or conditions that arise. Although medical procedures that are performed at hospitals or outpatient facilities may promise to restore us to good health or at least stem the onset of difficulties, unfortunately... Read More

What Happens If You Fail To Pay Child Support In Utah?
Posted on 02-23-2016 by Jill L. Coil

Child support orders are supposed to be based on a formula that results in a fair determination for both the parent receiving support and the parent paying support. However, even if the court carefully considered your income and expenses when issuing the order, that does not mean that you may not experience... Read More

Divorce- When it is a War, Both Parties May Very Well Lose, Consider Collaborative Divorce
Posted on 02-21-2016 by Santo Artusa

DIVORCE-WHEN YOU LET IT ALL OUT OF THE BAG, SOMETIMES THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, EVER, BEWARE You may have heard the stories, you may have been through it, you may know people who have been divorced, but all divorces are not created equal. A divorce can be one of the biggest life changing events in... Read More

How Great Lawyers Win Bad Cases: 4 Tips
Posted on 12-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Vidya Kauri Lawyers who can take seemingly impossible cases and turn them around for high-profile wins may be the envy of those who shy away from such cases, but they say their skills are not necessarily innate character... Read More

What Should I Expect When I Go To The Jersey City Municipal Court For Tickets? For My Arrest? For My DWI?
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Santo Artusa

Being in court day in and day out, sometimes lawyers forget how some clients feel when going to court, especially individuals who have never been in a courtroom. The Jersey City Municipal Court is located at 365 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. The cross streets are Newkirk Street and Sip Avenue... Read More

When is Child Support Over?
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Santo Artusa

Unlike many states, New Jersey does not have an automatic age where child support ends. The key to emancipation is when the "child" leaves the sphere of influence but at the same time, the child cannot simply sit at home expecting that the weekly obligation will continue to come in even if... Read More

Dividing Assets in a New Jersey Divorce
Posted on 09-19-2015 by Santo Artusa

The law in New Jersey concerning the division of assets in a divorce cases follows what is known as Equitable Distribution . So in New Jersey, 50%/50% is not automatic as it maybe in a community property state. Some of the key concepts enacted by New Jersey came from The Uniform Marriage and Divorce... Read More