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Your Health and The Law

https://abovethelaw.com/career-files/your-health-and-the-law/?fbclid=IwAR1dOMFW6C6DbxVESpAyl-CNVEYBwUt5k1Yo5Qo3vsXhGg7iJRvEoVeM9E0 No, not health law. I am talking here about healthy lawyers. Oftentimes lawyers don’t make their wellness and health a priority because they are focused on other things that demand their attention.  I remember my father, a high profile trial attorney, was morbidly obese – as was his father, a trial lawyer turned County […]

6 Suggestions for Becoming A Happy, Healthy Lawyer

https://familylawyermagazine.com/articles/6-suggestions-for-becoming-a-happy-healthy-lawyer/ The practice of law is inherently stressful. We have to find healthy ways to deal with that stress and maintain a high level of satisfaction and happiness. Here are six suggestions to help you become a happy, healthy lawyer. By James Gray Robinson, Family Lawyer and Consultant Many lawyers don’t make their health and wellness a […]

Emotional Security for Family Lawyers

A look at the importance of emotional security for family lawyers – and the role of emotional security in creating good lawyer-client relationships. Testing support By James Gray Robinson, Lawyer and Business Consultant Many lawyers are beginning to understand the importance of emotion in the practice of law – especially family law – including the concepts of […]

Commandments for Lawyers

https://www.rocketmatter.com/attorney-wellness/commandments-for-lawyers-how-to-make-2019-your-happiest-year-yet/ You might have a whole host of resolutions for 2019: Lose weight, stop smoking, or pick up a new hobby, for instance. However, the most important resolution of all might just be the most simple: Find happiness. Many people have found life-changing results when incorporating the following suggestions into their lifestyles. Not only will […]

Dumbing Down of Lawyers

Apparently, the pass rate of lawyers who sat for the July 2018 bar exam across the country has plummeted, especially in California. It is interesting to see what the “experts” are recommending as a solution. They are saying that it is unfair to make students memorize certain information when the purpose of the test is […]

How Lawyers Can Turn Losing Into Winning

https://www.rocketmatter.com/general/how-lawyers-can-turn-losing-into-winning/   When I was a first-year law student, my Constitutional Law professor announced that he originally wanted to be a trial lawyer, but after losing his first ten trials, he decided he better teach law than practice it. My initial reaction was that maybe he shouldn’t have shared that but now I understand that […]

How to be a better lawyer

https://abovethelaw.com/career-files/how-to-be-a-better-lawyer/   I am a former family lawyer with 27 years of trial experience. I also spent a great deal of time volunteering with lawyers with addiction and substance abuse problems, as well as representing several lawyers in disbarment proceedings. Lawyers are often surprised when they read their local bar journals and find that their […]

The ABA and Politics

The American Bar Association has been making headlines recently regarding its position on the SCOTUS nomination process. I question the ABA’s role in any political process. The issue is whether the ABA should be taking positions relative to the political process or should it leave that to its individual members. Specifically, the ABA gave Brett […]

Balancing Law and Life

  I have been wondering what the heck the role of lawyers has been recently, especially since some have thrust themselves into the national debate so dramatically Any lawyer in the national debate has been calling their favorite reporter or appearing on national TV to give their own opinion about the pros and cons on […]

The Court of Common Please

It is said that one page of history is more important in explaining the law than ten thousand pages of logic. One thousand years ago, the Court of Common Pleas was formed in England for commoners to sue each other if the matter did not involve the King. There were two other major courts involving […]

Why Attorneys Need To Pay Attention To Spirituality

According to many studies, lawyers (especially family lawyers) have some of the highest stress, depression, anxiety and addiction levels of any profession. Some studies have cited that attorneys have three times the level of alcoholism and depression than the general populace. Even though lawyers have known these statistics for years, nothing seems to be changing. […]

Are Headline Seeking Attorneys a Threat to Ethical Principles-Part 1

Most lawyers are familiar with the line from Shakespeare’s Henry VI by Dick the Butcher:  “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” What many people do not know is the line is usually taken out of context, for it was referring to sowing discord and anarchy in a backhanded recognition of attorneys’ role in keeping […]