Money and prestige aren’t key to career satisfaction, according to findings from a multiyear survey of University of Michigan law grads.Instead, work satisfaction is more closely related to the law grads’ perceptions of the social value of their work and the quality of their relations with co-workers and superiors, according to the study author, University of Michigan law professor David Chambers.The project began with a survey in 1966 that reached back as far as the class of 1951. The surveys continued for 40 years. Chambers focuses on more than 9,000 grads surveyed in the final 10 years of the project, from the classes of 1952 through 2001. The results are summarized in a paper noted by Legal Ethics Forum.One finding from the final 10 years: 62 percent of the grads from surveyed classes reaching back to 1952 said they were “quite positive” with their careers overall. When broken down by work setting, the percentage who were quite positive with their careers … [Read more...] about Want career satisfaction? Don’t chase money and prestige, lawyer survey suggests
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Alan M. Gaul owed $1,425 in court fees on a minor misdemeanor conviction in Northampton County.He ended up spending six days in jail in February because of it.On probation for 18 months, the 44-year-old Catasauqua man had stayed out of trouble, according to testimony. But as his supervision ended, he was nonetheless threatened with a probation violation, and arrested and jailed when he didn’t show for the hearing.Gaul was summoned to court for one reason alone, court records show. He hadn’t paid the money he owed the county and the state for his prosecution: a $500 fine, plus $925 in fees tacked onto his case.Incarcerations like Gaul’s speak to what reformers call a disturbing reality across Pennsylvania and the nation: the squeeze placed on defendants who owe cash to the justice system, as the courts increasingly rely on the fees they collect to fund their operations.That has some warning of a return to methods of centuries past, the Dickensian practice of jailing … [Read more...] about In Pennsylvania, advocates warn of debtors’ prison for people who owe court fees.
A case about a group of Illinois home-care aides who did not want to pay a union’s collective-bargaining fees did not attract much attention when the Supreme Court granted review last October.The case of Harris v. Quinn was still a sleeper when it was argued in January, though by then it was clear that the stakes were high—not just for the parties but also for the nation’s public-employee unions. And the case even held implications for mandatory bar association dues from lawyers, the justices were told.By the time Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. announced the court’s 5-4 decision in Harris on the last day of the term—the same day as his much-debated majority opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.—labor organizations were on edge. They were bracing for the court to overrule a key precedent that permits public-employee unions to collect service fees from those who object to joining the unions.In a separate case two years ago, Justice Alito had … [Read more...] about Home-care aides don’t owe union fees, but court stops short of overruling a key precedent
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U.S. storm chasing tornadoes Vacation Every year, groups of tourists travel to central U.S. states like Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska for their summer vacation. But these people aren’t looking for sunshine or sight-seeing, they’re going to chase storms. What was once an activity reserved for scientists and adrenaline junkies, storm chasing has become an increasingly popular pastime for people from all over the world. Storm chasing involves going to ‘high risk areas’ where the combination of season and location mean there is a higher chance of severe weather occurring. Then, storm chasers analyze weather reports and maps to locate an incoming storm before driving what is often hundreds of miles towards it in an attempt to witness a tornado in action. The people who go on these tours vary from intrigued first time chasers looking for something a bit different, to self-professed storm chasing “addicts” like Nicholas Lee. “It’s not most … [Read more...] about Storm Chasing Vacation: Meet The Tornado-Addicted Tourists