Generation J.D.

The Daily Record's blog for young lawyers, by young lawyers

Don’t bite off more than you can chew

One of my favorite pieces of advice for working parents is not to bite off more than you can chew.  And then learn to live with whatever that means.  For me, that means not feeling guilty for the store-bought cupcakes for my kids’ school birthdays, ...

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New Year’s Resolutions (v.2010)

The tradition of making new year’s resolutions is reportedly derived from ancient Rome in 153 B.C. Janus the “two face,” a mythical god of Rome, was put on calendars. Janus was depicted with faces in opposite directions, representing his ability ...

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There’s an app for that?

_ The primary legal research companies, Westlaw and LexisNexis, were among the first companies to recognize the potential of the internet as a legal research tool when they launched online versions in the early 1990s. Given their entrepreneurial spirit, the ...

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A Young Lawyer’s Work Never Ends

Occasionally (and fortunately, not often), I come to work, sit at my desk, and realize that I do not have a pile of work to get through. Usually it happens between the week of Christmas and New Year’s, when a ...

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Holiday Planning

The holidays are upon us and, as always, it has taken me by surprise. Christmas and New Year’s falls on the same date every year and every year I can’t believe that it is already Christmas and New Year’s. Tis ...

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The “Sick Conundrum”

I like to believe that I take pretty good care of myself.  I take a multi-vitamin every day, I eat healthy (most of the time), and I exercise whenever life affords me the time (which is like 17 days a ...

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