Posts tagged with "Lawyers"

Women in the Criminal Justice System

By: Tricia Hussung

CTX_CJwomenSeeing female police officers, lawyers, corrections officers and judges is a common occurrence these days. However, women working in the criminal justice system is a relatively new trend. It wasn’t long ago that this was quite rare. In fact, in 1872 the Supreme Court ruled against allowing a woman, Myra Bradwell, to practice law. It wasn’t until the 20th century, especially after the middle of the century, that the number of women in law enforcement significantly increased.  Continue reading

Does being a lawyer protect your brain?

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By: Debra Cassens Weiss

A new study has found a link between challenging occupations and cognitive abilities as people grow older.  The University of Edinburgh study found that people whose jobs required complex work with data or people scored higher on cognitive ability at age 70 than people in other professions, the FiveThirtyEight blog reports. Continue reading

Why Lawyers Need to Advise Clients to Stay Off Social Media

By: Mark Wilson, Esq.

Social media is a mixed blessing. Sure, it allows instantaneous communications with friends and family (especially over cat photos), but it also allows clients to make terrible decisions at the push of a button. Part of your initial meeting with a client should be a brief overview of why the client should stay away from Facebook and Twitter (and others).

Clients are big boys and girls; so why should you take on the Herculean task of telling them not to respond to that itch to comment?

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