By Allison Pescosolido: Don’t let your clients’ delicate and confused mental state get in the way of the important legal business that you need to discuss.
Judge Kathleen McCarthy speaks with Family Lawyer Magazine publisher and CEO, Dan Couvrette, on what she sees family lawyers can do to be better prepared, and help the overall system work better.
Reducing Attorney Stress with Dynamic-Action, takes a refreshing approach to attorney stress. Dynamic-Action utilizes the fundamental attorney qualities of “strength and dynamism” rather than the traditional approach of counseling and treatment.
Limited Time Offer CLE – Title of Activity: “Reducing Attorney Stress with Dynamic-Action, One-Hour Version”
Top Chicago lawyers discuss the causes and consequences of “excess attorney stress” while they share outrageous stories of “incivility” and examine the problem of “incivility” in the practice of law. The participating lawyers provide valuable perspectives and ideas while making this CLE invigorating and uplifting by providing lots of humor and camaraderie.
By Allison Pescosolido & Andra Brosh: Most individuals don't realize that they need emotional and psychological support during a divorce as urgently as they need legal counsel so the family law attorneys may find themselves in the position of offering support that is outside of their education and training.
It has been said that a big case is like obscenity - you know it when you see it. It is one that taxes your resources and makes one ponder the riddle of when enough is enough. For our purposes, a big case is one which involves a celebrity, sexy issues, or an enormous amount of money. Perhaps, the litmus test of what is a big case is: Would the press care if it knew the case existed?
The emotional impact of separation and divorce from the client’s perspective is profound and it sends them into grief and sometimes trauma. Grief and trauma produce the most powerful of emotions. This is why divorce is coined, as in other grief experiences, as an “emotional roller coaster.” Our clients experience conflicting and very messy emotions that flood over them in an overwhelming manner.
Judge Brownstone shared six outstanding tips with us on how family lawyers can be more successful and better serve their clients. (Part 2 of 2)
Especially in family law cases, appellate courts are scrutinizing the size of the fee in relation to the size of the issues involved, and the trend of calling out and criticizing lawyers in family cases suggests that we might have to start rethinking the way in which we calculate our fees.
By Dan Couvrette, CEO of Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine and Divorce Marketing Group: Judge Lowrance shares skills that are not taught in law schools to help family lawyers deal with the pain their clients...