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Posted on Mon, 2019-08-12 09:20 by Jeffrey N. Greenblatt in Family Law

1.                   What made you become a lawyer?


I was a speech and drama major at Syracuse University.  I wanted to be a sports announcer.  When I graduated, I couldn’t even get someone to return my calls let alone a job offer.  I decided I’d go to law school and become a sports attorney if I couldn’t announce.  Well, that didn’t work out either. I couldn’t find a job in the area. I would have had to move to California and I was not up for it at the time.


2.            What will be the biggest challenge for the generation behind you? 

Posted on Mon, 2019-08-05 09:19 by Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Divorce, Five Questions

1.       What made you become a lawyer?


My desire to help clients in crisis, and to navigate their way to a better situation while protecting their rights.


2.       What is it like being a woman in a male dominated field?

Posted on Wed, 2019-07-31 10:32 by Rama Taib-Lopez in

1. What made you become a lawyer?


I wanted to blend my economics background with international law by building a career in the field of international development and maybe get involved with an agency like USAID.  While I sure am far from that path, I still find my work rewarding and I enjoy applying the qualitative thinking to issues like alimony, child support, taxes, and business valuations. 


2. What is it like being a woman in a male dominated field?

Posted on Tue, 2019-07-16 14:23 by David Bulitt in Family Law

1.       What made you become a lawyer?    


I had watched the TV Show, 'Owen Marshall, Councelor at Law' and had really loved it. Also, both my father and grandfather pushed me to be a professional of some kind. The medical profession was out as I don't even like to give blood (even today!). That left me with two options: accounting and the law. Although I am decent with the numbers, I coulnd't see myself running them all day. Hence, the law. 


2.       What will be the biggest challenge for the generation behind you?

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 13:03 by Patrick Dragga in

1.       What made you become a lawyer? 


It was a natural path for me, as I am a son of a lawyer. Also, I have always enjoyed solving puzzles and helping others when possible, both of which are useful in my profession.  


2.       What will be the biggest challenge for the next generation?


Work-Life balance. They might be better at it than we were.


3.       What is the most interesting case you’ve ever had?

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-08 12:25 by Burt M. Kahn in Alternate Dispute Resolution

Mediation has become a popular tool for resolving medical malpractice claims.


Trials of medical negligence suits are inefficient. They require tremendous resources and the adversarial aspect of a trial actually impedes the exchange of significant information between the parties. It can easily be twice or three times longer to resolve a medical malpractice claim through a trial versus a mediated settlement.

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-01 12:17 by Tanvi Rastogi in Community
Summer in here and this is what JGL Law community recommends you read: 
 
1.       Marion Holland
Legal Assistant
Book: There Must Be An Ocean Between Us
Author: Thea Lindauer
Posted on Thu, 2019-06-27 13:35 by Veronica Nannis in Qui Tam, False Claims Act, whistleblower

Some famous whistleblowers have made headlines in recent years, but there is not a lot known about what the typical whistleblower does. Edward Snowden or Linda Tripp are famous, or infamous, examples of well-known whistleblowers. But, the typical whistleblower is not in it for the money and does not get any fame. Instead, they are the kind of person who refuses to be a bystander, or worse, a participant, in fraud.

Posted on Tue, 2019-06-18 08:58 by David Bulitt in Alternate Dispute Resolution

David Bulitt, a JGL shareholder and one of the DC area’s top divorce lawyers, sits down for the first in a series of interviews about mediation and its benefits, in light of the new practice area that we have recently launched Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR).


1. We are hearing a lot these days about mediation in legal disputes.  Can you first tell us what exactly it is?

Posted on Wed, 2019-06-05 14:58 by Matthew E. Kreiser in

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court in Fort Bend County v. Lois M.

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