The tragedy that unfolded in California has ignited a conversation about gender-based violence in the US, something that we often believe is an issue reserved for other parts of the world. For all the women I know who have been scared of their partners, and for all the women who are currently scared of their partners, … Continue reading Gender-Based Violence in America
We lawyers are up against a lot of misconceptions. The law is boring. Lawyers are greedy. In my field, trial lawyers are filing "frivolous" lawsuits. Lawyers charge too much. Lawyers cause problems. Ouch. I recently spoke to a room full of people on personal branding, and what that means in the context of developing a … Continue reading Why Do Lawyers Have A Hard Time Being Themselves?
It took me 27 years, and the fresh perspective of my partner, for me to feel the first whisper of understanding about who my grandparents are. He's a veteran; she's a warrior. I passed through my youth unaware; innumerable visits, homemade meatballs, they babysat us when our parents traveled. The blissful ignorance of adolescence and … Continue reading The Veteran and The Warrior