Through my job as director of content at Rocket Matter, I’ve learned a lot about this profession. One thing that has really stood out to me is how many lawyers are suffering. Our website recently ran a five-part series on depression, substance abuse and wellness in the legal industry. The statistics are staggering: Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as people in other jobs, while the landmark 2016 American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study found that 28 percent of licensed, employed lawyers suffer with depression. The study also showed that 19 percent have symptoms of anxiety and 21 percent are problem drinkers. Many organizations are trying to help fight this epidemic. For instance, we’re hosting our first Legal Wellness Retreat in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts on July 18 to July 20. Also, the ABA provides a very comprehensive list of helpful resources for lawyers, judges and law students, along with links to lawyer assistance … [Read more...] about Lawyers weigh in: Why is there a depression epidemic in the profession?
Florida personal injury lawyer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud involving chiropractors' clinics.The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Jason Dalley wept in court Monday as a judge sentenced him to spend a year and nine months in prison and pay more than $1.8 million in restitution.Dalley admitted he was part of a group of clinic owners, chiropractors and attorneys involved in the scheme. Court records show the fraud involving clinics in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties brought in at least $23 million from 10 insurance companies between 2010 and 2017.Dalley ran a personal injury and criminal defense law firm in Boca Raton. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care, mail and wire fraud. … [Read more...] about Florida lawyer gets prison for role in $23M insurance fraud
A SUPER rich lawyer famous for throwing extravagant parties for his kids has celebrated his own birthday by splashing out £3.2million on another lavish bash. Thomas J Henry celebrated turning 56 with a party featuring fire dancers, flowing champagne and A-list celebs, including Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Austin Mahone. The dad-of-two, who has made his millions as a personal injury attorney, invited his 75 guests to a sprawling mansion in Miami Beach, Florida, for the bash on Saturday. Friends and relatives enjoyed fancy food prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz before partying until the early hours. Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Austin Mahone performed for the Henry clan, who were stars of YouTube reality series Hangin' with Los Henrys. Street artist Alex Monopoly and Kim Kardashian's pal Jonathan Cheban were also spotted at the party, which took around two months to plan. Speaking after the party, Thomas said: "The party was amazing. Miami was … [Read more...] about Super rich lawyer Thomas J Henry throws lavish £3.2MILLION party attended by Cardi B and DJ Khaled
The president denied knowledge of a $130,000 payment to adult film star, his first public acknowledgement of the matter Itay Hod, provided by Published 6:24 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Says Trump’s Denial Helps Her Case ‘Exponentially’ (Video) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On Thursday, Donald Trump denied any knowledge of a large payment made by his personal lawyer to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Now Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, tells TheWrap that Trump’s denial has given her lawsuit against Trump an unexpected boost. Just days before the 2016 election, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her signing a non-disclosure agreement about an affair she says she had with Trump a decade earlier. Now she is suing to nullify that agreement, and Avenatti says Trump’s denial has undermined his own … [Read more...] about Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Says Trump’s Denial Helps Her Case ‘Exponentially’ (Video)
Twelve years ago, Kathleen Bergin was a professor at the South Texas College of Law when Hurricane Katrina struck. As New Orleans’ nearest big-city neighbor, Houston welcomed thousands of refugees. Bergin and a colleague went down to one of the shelters to see whether they could help. They ended up passing out food.“What happened after Katrina in those first couple of weeks was really just finding our way,” says Bergin, now a disaster legal services consultant who did extensive work after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.But 12 years have made a difference, says Randy Sorrels, a Houston personal injury lawyer who was president of the Houston Bar Association at the time of Hurricane Katrina.“We acted very expediently [in 2005] but not near as quickly as they reacted this time because there was a blueprint in place,” says Sorrels, a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz. “Within probably hours of the shelters being set up, there … [Read more...] about Lessons from Katrina