How to Proactively Encourage Attorney Well-Being (Before It's a Problem)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this, there are numerous articles about promoting lawyer well-being you can find online. That law firms need to prioritize mental health is not new information. By now, it's well-established that the demands of the legal profession can exact a toll on attorneys in the form of anxiety, depression, burnout, and substance use disorder.Read more about "How to Proactively Encourage Attorney Well-Being (Before It's a Problem)"
Is the LSAT a Thing of the Past? Alternative Law School Admissions
The LSAT was first administered in 1948 and, up until last year, it was the only way to apply for law school. Today, 80% of law schools accept GRE scores instead of the LSAT. And a program to go to law school without taking any standardized test is launching this fall.Read more about "Is the LSAT a Thing of the Past? Alternative Law School Admissions"
Lawsuit Accuses Prestigious Universities of Colluding on Financial Aid
The former students named as plaintiffs in the complaint allege that elite schools use a common methodology to lower the amount of financial aid given to students, thereby saving the universities money and driving up the cost of attending their schools.Read more about "Lawsuit Accuses Prestigious Universities of Colluding on Financial Aid"
Virginia Court Upholds Lawyer's Suspension Over Hoarding Gold
In 1857, 427 passengers and millions of dollars in gold were lost at sea when a hurricane hit the S.S. Central America off the coast of South Carolina. A salvage company run by treasure hunter Thomas G. Thompson found the ship more than a hundred years later in 1988. But Thompson's investors had a hard time collecting their share of the loot, and decades of litigation followed.Read more about "Virginia Court Upholds Lawyer's Suspension Over Hoarding Gold"
Holding Neo-Nazis Accountable and Other Pro Bono Victories in 2021
The benefits of doing pro bono work are clear. Lawyers who volunteer their time and expertise by taking on cases for a cause get a lot in return, not least of which is the satisfaction that comes from helping someone who truly needs it. Pro bono work can change a…Read more about "Holding Neo-Nazis Accountable and Other Pro Bono Victories in 2021"
Four Tips for a Lawsuit-Free Holiday Party (Where No One Gets Fired)
While office parties can be a way to relax, get to know each other better, and interact with coworkers outside of an office setting, they can also cause nightmares for HR professionals and business leaders. So how much fun can folks have at an office holiday party?Read more about "Four Tips for a Lawsuit-Free Holiday Party (Where No One Gets Fired)"