While the numbers of elderly couples are growing exponentially, new options exist for them to successfully ‘age in place’ and avoid the negative impact of moving out of their homes. This article will focus on the concept and practicality of elder villages as well as several legal tools to assist senior couples as they make the important decision of whether to move out of their residence and on to more institutionalized settings.
In 2003, 47% of survey respondents admitted to having an office romance, according to Vault.com’s 2003 Office Romance Survey. Eight years later, in Vault.com’s 2011 Survey, the percentage increased to 59%. It is no wonder that workplace romances thrive and seem to be increasing. Workers in all types of jobs spend most of their waking moments at work, developing professional and personal relationships with their colleagues. Often, co-workers share similar education and income levels, intellectual interests, and they commiserate over the same workplace stresses. Through these and other connections, relationships between co-workers can quickly evolve from platonic to romantic.
“…for better for worse…in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.”
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A long-awaited change in immigration law for U.S. citizens married to undocumented immigrants is on its way. On January 6, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on the Federal Register its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children while those family members go through the process of becoming legal residents.
“Don’t dip the pen in company ink.” “Don’t get your honey where you make your money.” “Don’t catch your fish off the company pier.” There are a number of commonly used expressions that warn of the potentially negative consequences of dating a co-worker. Generally, these sayings hint at the awkwardness that could arise if a workplace romance ends on unfavorable terms.
“A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time”. ~ Anne Taylor Fleming
Cheryl (Cheryl K. Black, Esq.) and I met while in college at UC Davis. We both had internships in, you guessed it, a law office in Sacramento. We began dating.
In 2003 when Lee and I first started talking about having a shared private family law courtroom in Walnut Creek, we were careful to anticipate all potential complications which might be involved in sharing not only a home but a work space. After all, we are both used to being “The Boss” in our own practice for many years and have very firmly engrained work habits, preferences, and ideas about how an office should operate. As a result, we spent weeks talking about how to make it work before we began to look for office space.
The Superior Court has faced challenging times. Our court operations budget has been permanently cut from $63 million to $54.6 million, a 13.3% budget reduction since FY 2008-09. Most of those cuts have come in the way of staff reductions. In FY 2008-09 the court had 440 employees. Over the past three fiscal years, a total of 120 employee positions were eliminated through attrition and layoffs bringing our staffing level to 320 employees – a reduction of 27% percent.
2012 arrives with a new legal requirement with which employers need to become immediately familiar.
I am an American intellectual property attorney who has both traditional content and Internet-based clients. I represent both plaintiffs and defendants – about 50% each. I’ve represented movie companies, music producers, musicians, authors, photographers and other content providers, as well a wide variety of web-based companies.
From courtroom to bedroom, couples in the legal profession are making it work together.
Law school not only helped produce great lawyers; in some cases, love partners. Other legal practitioners found themselves in Love and Law later in their careers. Some have decided to hang a single shingle and combine their law practice.
If the cold weather is getting to you and you are in need of a little comfort, consider meeting a friend at Postino for a glass of wine and some antipasto.
In October 2011, CCCBA members traveled to Cancun to sharpen their trial skills with Judge Austin. Taking a study break, the group climbed to the top of the Mayan Ruins at Coba…
It is another new year and it is time to look back on the top legal ethics stories of 2011. Not only are the stories interesting, but they portend trends as to how the courts view attorney conduct issues.