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legalinatlanta
Atlanta, GA
Interests: Exercise, health, reading, movies, dogs, family.
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It is that time of year again where we will all be sipping some Champagne with our co-workers at the annual holiday party. Everyone is looking forward to dressing up, letting loose, and relaxing. As soon as you arrive the alcohol starts flowing and the music starts bumping. Although you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Legal In the City
If you Google "Man is the Head of the Household," you will get a ton of different hits describing how the Bible appoints the man as the head of the household. While many people may still believe this, do you think that the man is still technically the head of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Legal In the City
We are officially into Thanksgiving week. While I enjoy the lighter traffic and shorter work hours, I don't enjoy the feeling of gaining weight over the holidays. It seems that every time around the holidays I decide to take a little break from working out. This time of year I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Legal In the City
Have you ever had a great idea, but struggled at relaying this idea to others or convincing them that your idea is in fact a good one? Women tend to have this problem more so than men. As we all know, the best ideas can fall on deaf ears if... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Legal In the City
So, you turned in your resume and FINALLY got the call you have been waiting for. Now what? If you are like me (awkward in social settings when you don't know anyone) then you are probably nervous for the interview. Because I know that sometimes my conversational skills are not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at Legal In the City
Scenario: You have a good job working for good people. You don't hate your job, but you know that you are not learning as much as you could be. You put your feelers out there to see if there is anything better (there is nothing wrong with that). This leads... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Legal In the City
As I am sure we are all aware, the institution of marriage has changed quite a bit in recent decades in more ways than one. One of those ways in which marriage has changed is the increasing amount in which married women are becoming educated, and as a result, earning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Legal In the City
Have you ever looked at your resume before applying for a job and wondered what experience you should include on it? If so you are not alone. Creating the perfect resume is challenging, but if you do it right it could land you your dream job. It is important to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Legal In the City
Last week I wrote a post entitled Should You Take Your Husband's Name? This morning I was reading an article by Anne Peterson in the Huffington Post that I thought I would like to share. In the article Anne discusses her first thought when her boyfriend proposed to her -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Legal In the City
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Ok, I have said it many times before - times are tough right now. We all know that there is a LOT of competition in the market place right now. That means that if you want to get a job you need to put your best foot forward. Oftentimes the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Legal In the City
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In the 1060's Yves Saint Laurent, who created le smoking, brought to life the women's tuxedo ensemble that has now become a wardrobe staple for many women. In 2008 there were a lot of celebrities that brought back the women's tuxedo look. Now that 2012 is on the horizon, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Legal In the City
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Are you looking to gain more trust and respect from your co-workers? According to a recent study, this trust and respect can be just one lipstick shade away. I have always known that wearing makeup makes you look better and in turn, more professional. But can wearing more makeup actually... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Legal In the City
When you get married there are a lot of important decisions that have to be made - color combinations, cake, DJ, and the wedding dress. Anther important decision is whether or not you will take your husband's name. Before I got married I always assumed that I would take my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Legal In the City
I have been told all of my life that being a quitter is not a good thing. I have quit a lot of things - volleyball in high school, jobs because they were boring or got too tough, majors in college because they were hard, and relationships that were toxic.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Legal In the City
Do you remember what it felt like to be the last kid picked for dodge ball, or to be the last girl asked to dance at the cotillion classes your mother made you go to? I do (although I never played dodge ball and never tool cotillion classes). The point... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Legal In the City
I recently had my annual review with my boss and was told that I need to take charge more often and that I needed to speak up in meetings and conference calls. When I left that meeting I was prepared to be the leader that I knew I could be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Legal In the City
So, you and your best friend are both in the same profession and decide that it would be fun and exciting to work together. Either you both decide to open your own business or one of you decides to hire the other one to fill an open position at their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Legal In the City
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I am a huge fan of Ms. Career Girl and have been reading about her journey after being recently laid off. Unlike some people I know that have lost their jobs, Nicole Crimaldi (the writer of Ms. Career Girl), seemed pretty positive in the beginning. Apparently she had been thinking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Legal In the City
Have you actually taken the time to read your employee handbook and see what actually qualifies as harassment at your work? I bet a lot of you haven't. At work I have been dealing with quite a bit of employee legal issues, which brought me to the question of whether... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Legal In the City
On June 6, 2011 I posted this article discussing the future of the legal profession in the wake of outsourcing legal services to people willing to perform the same tasks for less money. Recently I read an article in the ABA Journal entitled "Paradigm Shift" by William D. Henderson and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Legal In the City
Are you thinking of or are you currently working in a male dominated field, such as engineering or finance? If so, the pressures that are placed on women to get ahead and the struggles that they will have to endure along the way will be completely different than those experienced... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Legal In the City
The question about the future of the legal profession is something that I constantly find myself thinking about. Will lawyers ever be in high demand again? Will lawyers ever make the salaries that they made 5 years ago? Will there even be associate positions left in a few years, or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Legal In the City
We have all heard of outsourcing, right? When we generally think about the topic of outsourcing we think about call centers in India or manufacturing operations in China. What we don't think about is outsourcing certain professions to workers here in the U.S. that are willing to work for less.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Legal In the City
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I have spoken about the economic struggles of young professionals on this blog many times, often wondering why my generation is stuck in the middle of an awful economy with hardly any positive chances for a brighter future than their parents. Being that I recently graduated from law school and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Legal In the City
In preparation for Friday tomorrow, which all workers are anticipating, here are a few cute looks for those of you working in a casual friday type of office: CASUAL YET DRESSY SUMMER LOOK This is a Top Shop dress that can easily be worn at the office. It is so... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Legal In the City