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Andrea Paterson, The Washington Post Published 9:43 am PDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 In late May 2013, our family went from zero to catastrophe in 24 hours: my husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic lung cancer, even though he'd never smoked a day in his life. The news was surreal, like someone telling me my husband was turning into a kangaroo. Our family spent the next 4 1/2 years in a terrible twilight, the 21st-century reality of smart drugs and cyberknifing, clinical trials and contrast-CT scans. And then my husband died, plunging my boys and me into crisis. Throughout it all, friends, colleagues, neighbors, family members sounded the same refrain: What can I do to help? Often, I could only stare in response. How should I know? I could barely remember to buy milk. Our lives were awash in administrivia, while fraught with apocalypse. Yet our community saved us. Throughout this period, I remained on my feet. Sad - yes. Filled with grief at what we had lost - of … [Read more...] about To really help a family in crisis, here are a few good rules to follow
An older lawyer wants a younger lawyer to return phone calls. The younger lawyer wants the older to return texts. An older lawyer wants to interact face-to-face. The younger lawyer wants to interact electronically. An older lawyer wants to see a younger lawyer well-dressed and at his or her desk. The younger lawyer wants to be casually dressed and working remotely.Have any of these situation come up at your law firm?“A law firm can have as many as four different generations working together at the same time – and often on the same team,” said Caroline Turner. “Each of these generations brings different expectations and styles to the table – depending on the cultural climate in which they grew up. Each generation can be dismissive of the traits of those who are older or younger.”Generations are strongly shaped by historic and technological developments during the first two decades of their lives. These … [Read more...] about Radio-age Meets Internet-age: How Do Different Generations of Lawyers Communicate?
Vital StatisticsDonald SlesnickFIRM Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey, Coral Gables, Fla. Slesnick is also the mayor of Coral Gables.AGE 61GOAL Finding time for himself as both a full-time lawyer and an elected city official.Our ExpertM. Diane VogtTampa, Fla.-based lawyer M. Diane Vogt is a principal in People Wealth, a consulting firm devoted to improving job satisfaction for lawyers. She is the co-author of the ABA-published Keeping Good Lawyers: Best Practices to Create Career Satisfaction.To say that Donald Slesnick has a lot going on is an understatement.Slesnick, a busy labor and employment lawyer in South Florida, is the mayor of Coral Gables and is up for re-election this year. He’s a longstanding member of the FedEx Orange Bowl Committee and serves on the council of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He also makes time for his two kids, his wife of 36 years and his elderly mother.Needless to say, Slesnick’s commitments have him going all day, … [Read more...] about A Man for All Seasons
Not long after Kris Parson returned home from the war in Iraq, his girlfriend began calling the police to their house in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, a suburb about 15 miles north of Minneapolis. She’d dial 911 to report that she and Parson were fighting, and that she was afraid he was going to hurt her. Every time police came to the house—on at least a dozen occasions—things would calm down and the officers would leave. The police found no evidence that Parson, who served as a combat engineer with the Minnesota National Guard, had physically hurt his girlfriend, and he hadn’t done anything to warrant an arrest.Then one night she called the police again. This time she said Parson had put his hands around her throat and tried to strangle her. The police arrested him on felony charges of domestic violence.While he was being booked at the jail, Parson knew just whom to call. There was this lawyer over in Minneapolis who handled lots of cases for veterans and had once … [Read more...] about The Brain Defense: Vets with head trauma, stress find mercy in court