Recently, I’ve realized how much I enjoying going into the bank in person to see my favorite teller. Often, I take my now 9 month-old in with me. This teller is the most personable and caring individual I have ever had the joy of meeting. She is essentially a total stranger to me. I can’t actually tell you her... Read More
Time Management is Hard. Capital H.A.R.D.
In recent weeks, I’ve had a lot of things change. My infant son has started trying his hand (or feet?) at walking WAY TOO EARLY, and I broke my leg only a few weeks before he took the plunge. I’ve also had other personal health problems, hired a paralegal intern, and both hubs and... Read More
Well, my maternity leave is officially over. I took a few months off at the first of the year to deliver a wonderful little addition to this world. Although I started Nicol Law Offices as a solo-solo, having a child has made me wonder whether it might not be a good idea to start looking for an intern, law... Read More
Celiac Disease Affects 1 in 133 Americans
As many of you may have realized, I’ve taken a break for a few months from writing here on the blog. Based on the title to this blog, you probably think that it was because I was sick from being a celiac.
Nope! Although, I was one of the individuals pictured in the... Read More
This year, as many of you know, I am dealing with many family changes. I am currently very pregnant, and expecting our first child in January. (Practicing law while pregnant will likely be my next post; whenever my energy level allows for it!)
Maybe that’s why I have been trying to focus on the positive things in life lately,... Read More
This year, Halloween means something different for me. I’m usually the first to decorate our house–taking fright to the next level by waiting outside dressed up as a scarecrow and waiting for kids to get close to the door before saying something or moving. This year though, things are a bit different. My husband and I are expecting our... Read More
Did you know, Colorado was one of the first few states to pass initiatives to recognize workers?
Although Oregon was technically “first”, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York all likewise passed laws recognizing labor days in the same year, 1871. Prior to that, labor recognition occurred at the municipal level, and about 20 years afterwards, the nation followed... Read More
Parents are often celebrating (or fretting) about their children returning to school this time of year. Parents are also often worried about after-school-activities and sports commitments. What many parents don’t worry about, however, is the legal ramifications that “back to school” can mean for both them and their kids. Here is a list of a few things to consider... Read More
Although July 4th was yesterday, I actually took a day off! Meaning, my July 4th post is a day late! Apologies, but be aware the date is subject to interpretation, and the Fourth is not really “the Fourth” for some of the Founding Fathers. READ ON TO FIND OUT WHY.
The Fourth of July commemorates Congress official adoption of the... Read More
As many of you know, I’m new to this solo practice endeavor. But, it’s not my first round of self-employment. I’ve worked legal contract jobs before, and loved it. What’s more, is a grew up as the daughter of a self-employed father. Perhaps Father’s Day has me thinking about this. I totally blame my dad for my inability to... Read More