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Determining Accountability in Premises Liability: All You Need to Know

Source When you go out to shop, eat or drink, or meet someone, you have a reasonable expectation of not being injured in any way. Nonetheless, accidents do happen – and, when it’s something as minor as a trip, you may not even think of blaming someone else for your fall. That being said, some accidents can cause grave injuries, too, which is why the right thing to do in such situations is to approach a lawyer and file a case for compensation against the property owner for your injuries. While determining owner accountability and claiming compensation aren’t guaranteed in…

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Melissa_Burns

A Detailed Breakdown of the Child Support CA Law

The child support California law regulates the size of payments as well as any other matters pertaining to child support. It’s essential to understand it completely in order to know your rights and duties as a parent during the separation or divorce. It’s always best to consult an experienced attorney to help handle these matters in accordance with all legal requirements. Child Support Agreements under the Child Support California Law The law stipulates that the court has to order the amount of child support according to the specific guidelines set by the state. However, if both parents come to an…

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robinmorisey

Does Voluntary Rehab Actually Help Drug Defendants?

Many rookie defense attorneys are quick to learn the importance of client character in the eyes of the court. Despite hinging on relatively broad and sweeping laws and codes, justice is ultimately anchored to the fine details of an occurrence. The mindset, motive, and manners of someone engaged in criminal conduct are what largely decides their fate. In fact, fresh-faced criminal defense lawyers soon discover their client’s actions and behaviors beyond the alleged crime itself are factors to play in delivering justice. This is especially the case when guilt is admitted and a case has reached the penalty phase; the…

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BrookeFaulkner

The Issue Of Substance Abuse In The Legal Profession, And What Can Be Done

Lawyers struggle with substance abuse almost twice as much as those in other professions. It has been found that law students and those in other legal professions are more likely to deal with substance abuse, as well.   There were a lot of assumptions about why this may be. It’s no doubt that the stress of both the job and the path it takes to get there is not something that everyone can handle, and those in the legal field also have a higher likelihood of dealing with depression. Being exposed to the dark side of drug addiction and the…

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julzstufz

Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School— Lead with Confidence

                 Inefficient, disorganized, unproductive. These adjectives describe many well-intended, yet poorly managed student organizations – also known as SORGs. With a new school year beginning, most students will either help lead a SORG, or at least attend SORG meetings during their time in law school. Sadly, student-led SORGs often lack disciplined management. This results in inefficient use of scarce resources, and it frustrates members. The problem lies in students not having a general grasp of how to run a small-scale organization. While other methods exist, today I present a simple framework to help…

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TheGenWhyLawyer

The Gen Why Lawyer: Lessons Learned By My 20-Something-Year-Old Self

I remember the moment precisely. I was 19 years old and had just walked up to introduce myself to a life coach who was visiting my college campus for an event. Her name was Panny. As we chatted, the topic of growing older and womanhood came up. I recall Panny telling me that life only gets better for women in their 30’s. That stuck with me, and I couldn’t wait to turn 30! Well, I’m turning 30 this month. Everything is supposed to fall into place now, right? As I sit here on the eve of my 30th birthday, I…

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AJosephEsq

Craddock v. LeClair Ryan: Fighting the Good Fight for Equal Opportunity and Pay

Unfortunately, many female mid-level and senior associates feel they have little recourse to challenge the career advancement and pay disparity obstacles at law firms without ultimately sacrificing their professional reputations and opportunity to make a living within the legal community. In some instances they either leave Big Law for less lucrative opportunities or the practice of law altogether. However, Michelle Burke Craddock decided to double down and become one of the few women to expose her law firm’s discriminatory tactics in a court of law and the court of public opinion. Craddock v. LeClair Ryan, PC (2016) Ms. Craddock is…

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From Intervention to Legal Action - Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence in America is shrouded in cultural misconceptions that place women and children at risk daily. Often downgraded to a "marital dispute" or family matter, few people realize that domestic assaults frequently escalate into life-threatening physical harm, long-term psychological trauma, and death. Would you be surprised to know that more American women have died from domestic abuse than soldiers who served in Afghanistan? From the years 2001 to 2012, 6,488 American soldiers were killed in the line of duty while serving in the region. In the United States in that same ten-year period, 11,766 women died from violence inflicted…

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Raychelle_Tasher

Ms. JD Statement Regarding the Recent Gun Violence in the United States

On behalf of Ms. JD and its Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened and concerned by the recent gun violence across this nation. These senseless acts of violence beg the question: how do we unite this nation to see all people as human beings, not threats? Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, the Dallas police officers, and to all others who have lost loved ones to gun violence. This significant issue has sparked protests and demonstrations by people and organizations across the world that share our concerns. And so, we stand…

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nehasampat

Feminism and the Falsity of Choice (Lean In Group Discussion Session 2)

Our intergenerational group of women lawyers recently met to continue discussing Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, focusing on Chapters 1 and 2. We had an engaging discussion on many topics, including: How women can use power posing (citing Amy Cuddy’s research) and positioning in a room to empower themselves and others and to convey leadership. We also discussed gender (and sometimes generational) differences in taking up space, with men generally treating space and a seat at the table as entitlements and women often appearing hesitant to take up space and take the most powered seats at the table. We wondered if we…

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