Most law firms do have women's initiative programs, however, the NAWL Survey concludes that they lack strategy that is tied to the specific goals of advancement and retention, and they are woefully underfunded. This article addresses the survey's findings which could help to improve your firm's initiatives and strategies.
Though no one will admit it, more than a few attorneys who are otherwise competent negotiators have returned to their office after a client meeting, closed the door, plotted revenge or, worse, wept (metaphorically speaking). Why do some clients have this aggravating effect?
In Wos v. E.M.A., the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the question of how to determine what portion of a Medicaid beneficiary's tort recovery is attributable to medical expenses.
Organizational and group decision-making is a complex process. Certainly, all democratic governments rest on the assumption that the majority is right, or at least "righter" than the minority. Most organizations, however, have long found that majority decision-making, "one person.-one vote," is not the way to efficiently run a business.
Here's what you need to know that you probably didn't learn in law school.
Significant litigation has arisen over negative reviews that business owners claim to be defamatory. Reviewers argue that their statements are protected by their right to free speech. Where is the line? At what point can a negative review subject the author to liability for defamation?
Explores whether a lawyer's provision of pro bono legal services is a charitable contribution that is deductible from gross income on the federal tax return.
ERISA liens are becoming more and more commonplace in personal injury cases, where clients' medical bills are paid through an employee health plan that is governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). How does the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in US Airways v. McCutchen affect these lien claims?
A description of the practice of attorney fee litigation in the class action context, and a discussion of the author's experience as an objector.
Should a parent be forced to testify against a child, or vice-versa? Although one might think that Junior should never have to testify against his dear old dad, the overwhelming weight of authority is actually against the recognition of a parent-child evidentiary privilege.