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Promoting professionalism through better communication

March 25, 2015

(Excerpts taken from presentation given by Richard S. Victor, chair of Professionalism and Collegiality Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, at the AAML national meeting in Panama City, Panama, March 2015.) By Richard S. Victor, Of Counsel ...

It takes two... no wait ... three to tango?

March 25, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek    It is said that it takes two to tango – but if England’s House of Lords votes in favor of new legislation – it will take three in some cases when it comes to procreation.  And no, this is not ...

Bugged by food trends

March 25, 2015

I was checking out 2015’s predicted food trends, and practically spit out my mouthful of fried Sriracha grasshoppers. That’s because the next food craze is supposed to be insects. As reported in Time¸ the president of “food trend consultancy” ...

Neighborhoods + returning vets creates 'Neighborhood University'

March 25, 2015

By Hon. Fred M. Mester Ret. Circuit Court Judge Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier this year said that there will be a reduction of forces in our military not seen since the end of World War II inclusive of the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan ...

May it Please the Palate

March 25, 2015

Tandoori Chicken Like many an ethnic dish, what was once rare and exotic has become ubiquitous and unremarkable. One might say the same about tandoori chicken, whether served by an Indian street vendor or an American Indian restaurant. This is a dish that ...

Lying to the Court: not a brilliant idea

March 25, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek   When I first started practicing law, I assumed that the attorney/client confidentiality privilege would keep my clients honest with me.  After all, it’s not like I could tell anyone what they said.  However, ...