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Lawyer wellness and mental health

Lawyer wellness statistics are depressing. According to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Lawyer Well Being, lawyers rank eighth in a study of suicide by occupation, with a rate 1.33 times the national norm. This is the tip of ...

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Political violence isn’t going away

A warning about the threat of political violence heading into the 2022 midterm elections was issued to state and local law enforcement officials by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Oct. 28, 2022. The bulletin was released the same ...

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Going back to ‘normal’ won’t work

National test results released in September 2022 show unprecedented losses in math and reading scores since the pandemic disrupted schooling for millions of children. In response, educational leaders and policymakers across the country are eager to reverse these trends and ...

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Legal ethics: The intersection with our daily lives

Editor’s Note: Today marks the debut of a new monthly column: Craig Brodsky on Legal Ethics. Brodsky is a partner with Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP in Baltimore. His practice focuses on the defense of professionals. For over 25 ...

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How to make your law firm more profitable

One of the top business struggles encountered by lawyers from firms large and small is getting paid. Collecting legal fees can sometimes be challenging, especially since clients avoid paying bills for several reasons. Some have cash flow issues, while others ...

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Why bandits are losing interest in robbing banks

Bank robbery is a high-profile crime that fascinates many people. Movies have been made about famous bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and Butch Cassidy. There is even a new movie that just came out about Gilbert Galvan, ...

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How white nationalism mainstreams racist conspiracy theories

In September 2022, President Joe Biden convened a summit called United We Stand to denounce the “venom and violence” of white nationalism ahead of the midterm elections. His remarks repeated the theme of his prime-time speech in Philadelphia on Sept. ...

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