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Parental Leave: More and better choices for everyone

  • April 27, 2017
  • Rachel Migicovsky

Our long-term, career-fulfilling goals must be shared and supported by the firms at which we work. If all of us, as lawyers, agree that we value having our families alongside our careers, we must ensure that our collective policies reflect that value.

What Lawyers Do, According to Our Kids

  • April 27, 2017

Have you ever stopped to wonder how our children perceive our profession? We asked the children of several OBA members to share their thoughts on their parents' profession.

Get Out of My Office! How to Deal with Chatty Co-workers

  • April 27, 2017

We’ve all been in a situation where we just need someone to get out of our office. But in a profession of strong wills and fragile egos, it’s tough to find a diplomatic way to do it. To fill that gap, JUST. Magazine interrogated some of its members for their cleverest escape plans.

Who Owns That Social Media Account?

  • April 25, 2017
  • Dan Ciraco

The lines between personal and professional social media personas are now starting to blur, particularly for public facing employees like those in sales, marketing, and communications, and also more senior employees, like VPs and senior executives, whose corporate identities are virtually indistinguishable from their personal ones.

Opinion: Better Civil Justice Today

  • April 24, 2017
  • Colin P. Stevenson

Technology and the law may intertwine in the ivory towers of some law schools, but few academics and fewer practitioners have applied themselves to answering the question of how technology can be used so the general public is served better by lawyers and the legal system.

Opinion: Fear Mongering No Solution for Criminal Justice Reform

  • April 24, 2017
  • Jody Berkes

In R. v. Jordan the SCC ruled that the delays that have plagued the criminal justice system will no longer be tolerated. The majority set a presumptive ceiling of 18 months to complete a summary conviction matter and 30 months to complete an indictable matter. As a result, some have panicked, however fear mongering will not help solve the problem.  

A Day in the Life of an Immigration Lawyer

  • April 23, 2017
  • Cathryn D. Sawicki

Immigration law is both inspiring and demoralizing - it offers insight into the beauty of the human soul...and the most horrific acts of humankind.

Choice Words: Legal writing tips

  • April 23, 2017
  • Andrea Sanche and Daniella Murynka

An interview with Joseph Kimble, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University–Cooley Law School and the longtime editor of the “Plain Language” column.