Alternative work arrangements are all the rage these days, and for attorneys, working outside the office (even occasionally) has important implications for a law practice (see my recent post acknowledging National Work From Home Week for more).
As any attorney knows, client issues can crop up anytime. Literally – in the morning before you’ve had coffee, over lunch with your... Read More
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and while most of us associate this type of harassment with school-age children, bullies aren’t limited to the schoolyard. You can find this behavior, defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior…that involves a real or perceived power imbalance,” in classrooms, courtrooms, intimate relationships, and even online.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, let’s break down... Read More
Yes, I’m Talking About Working From Home!
Law practice has changed. A lot. In the coming months, I’ll be talking more about the shifts in how today’s lawyers are serving clients, but in honor of National Work From Home Week, let’s first explore remote working (a.k.a. the “virtual law practice”).
First of all, let’s be honest: every week is National Work From... Read More
Last week, I wrote an article explaining some of the differences between a civil case and a criminal case. If the distinction seems cut and dry now, let me go ahead and throw a wrench in that. There are situations in which you might be involved in a civil case and a criminal case at the same time. Think back... Read More
Even from the perspective of a longtime Colorado attorney, little is simple about the legal system. It’s completely understandable, then, when prospective clients are confused about whether they have a civil case or a criminal case. Issues like jurisdiction, venue, rules of procedure, and trial processes differ between civil and criminal cases; they even differ within certain case types.... Read More
Mental Health Meets Criminal Defense
I’m a criminal defense attorney, not a mental health professional. Yet, mental health issues and depression intersect with my work in more ways than you might think. Many of my clients struggle with mental health issues, and they are certainly not alone.
The National Institute of Mental Health estimated that in 2016 16.2 million adults suffered... Read More
Thoughts on Women’s Equality from a Female Law Firm Founder
Sunday, August 26 was the anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. Adopted in 1920, the Amendment prohibited federal and state governments from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex. Marking this initial day, we now celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
It’s hard to believe that women still haven’t reached equality... Read More
In my fourth and final back to school post, I want to focus on a segment of university students that has a particular place in my heart: law students. Law school is three years of unrelenting work under a structured and regimented curriculum. Courses are designed to prepare future attorneys to think critically, analyze legal issues, and formulate rational... Read More
Nobody plans on having legal problems, particularly criminal issues. But it happens, and unfortunately, lots of young people will have their first encounter with the law while in college. Particularly common with university students are Driving Under the Influence, Biking Under the Influence (yes, it’s a thing), and Minor in Possession charges. Situations involving assault, domestic violence charges, or... Read More
It’s Back to School month. Parents will be having some serious conversations with their children as these young adults embark on their first year of college or begin another year of studies: “Work hard and watch your grades!” “Be smart.” “Don’t drink and drive (and that includes your bike)!” But in the criminal defense context, navigating the university system can present... Read More