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  • Act with Integrity

    At times, we all face decisions that involve choosing between what we want to do and what we should do. The decision point often involves making more money on the one hand verses doing "the right thing" on the other hand. I relate these decision points to the old cartoons where the cartoon character would have the devil on one shoulder telling him/her what to do and the angel on the other shoulder.

    And while the … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • What is a Qualified Domestic Relation Order (“QDRO”) and why does it matter in my divorce case?

    By: Mervyn T. Braude

    As with all community property, retirement assets are subject to equitable division upon dissolution. Therefore, that portion of any and all retirement assets accumulated during the course of the marriage must be divided.

    There are three primary forms of retirement assets – IRA (Individual Retirement Account), 401(k) and, pension assets. While the first of these assets can be divided … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Honoring Commitments

    By Lindsay Preach 

    JW Way #7- Honor Commitments- Do what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it. If a commitment can't be fulfilled, notify others early and agree upon a new commitment to be honored. 

    Pat Riley is widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches of all time. He served as the head coach of five NBA championship teams, was an NBA All-Star head coach 9 times and … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Significant Changes to AAA's Construction Arbitration Rules Effective July 1, 2015

    Mark D. Bogard

    The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently issued several significant revisions to its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, which became effective July 1, 2015. The revised rules apply to construction arbitration cases initiated on or after July 1, 2015. For contracts entered prior to July 1, 2015, most of the revised Rules apply retroactively if the contract contains an arbitration … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article

  • Top 10 Bad Questions to Avoid When Interviewing a Job Applicant

    By David Farren

    When interviewing job applicants, there are good questions and bad questions. A good question seeks relevant and helpful information about the person applying for the job and about the applicant's job qualifications consistent with a business necessity for asking the question.  A bad question seeks personal information that is irrelevant to the applicant's job qualifications and lacks … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Manage Expectations

    Manage expectations. Establish mutually agreeable expectations as to the time, expense and goals of every engagement.   Let clients know what to expect and when.  Clients should not be surprised. 

    In preparing this week's message, I reviewed the previous weekly messages on Managing Expectations (ME). What was most striking was that the previous authors emphasized different aspects of ME- … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Impact of Young V. UPS and Steps for Employers

    By Gary J. Jaburg 

    Since 1978, pregnancy and pregnancy related health conditions have been protected conditions under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA").  A recent Supreme Court case, Young v. UPS may increase the ability of pregnant workers to sue their employer for failure to accommodate or disparate accommodation.  Young claimed she had been a victim of both gender and … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Parenting Post-Divorce

    By Mervyn Braude

    It is frequently a challenge to co-parent after the conclusion of a divorce proceeding.  After all, divorcing parents have often just concluded divorce litigation – replete with allegations of wrong doing – and frequently with difficult financial arguments. 

    The focus of this article is the children.  While frustration, anger, and hurt feelings are often the … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Walk in Your Client's Shoes

    I'm sure you are all familiar with the "Golden Rule", but do you know the "Platinum Rule"? It is "Treat others as THEY want to be treated"!! This is an extremely important difference, especially for attorneys that have been practicing for a number of years. It is important to remember, that you can't treat people the way they want to be treated,  unless you "put yourself in their shoes". 

    After years of … Read More

    Categories: Other