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Month: September 2013

Month: September 2013

The First Year

Susan and Angela are pleased to welcome their fellow attorney, Angela Terry, as Guest Blogger to reflect on her first year as a practicing attorney.  This week marks my one year anniversary as a practicing attorney.  This time last year, I was celebrating being sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court and officially began my journey representing clients in their divorces.  As I reflect on all that I’ve learned and accomplished in my first year as a professional, the teachings that have been the most valuable to me and that I treasure the most have not
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This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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September Celebration

I leaned over to my client and whispered, “If I leave the courtroom suddenly, it’s because I’m in labor.”  She was the mother of three, so I knew she would understand. Earlier that morning my body gave clear signs that “this was the day” I would give birth to my first child. My client had waited for months for her court date. She was desperate for child support, this was the day, and I was determined there be no further delay. It was September 20, 1983, well before the era of cell phones for every day living. It was the
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Let the Evidence Show…

I promise you the following story has not been embellished. The judge awarded him the residence.  His soon-to-be ex-spouse was ordered out.  When he arrived at the house, this is what he found:             Raw meat rotting in the oven             Weeks of garbage left stinking in the garage             Every carpet in the house soiled from their pets being allowed to go wherever they pleased             Remotes from the garage door openers and ceiling fans/lights gone             Bathroom sinks were covered in hair dye
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We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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Pleasure to graduate with excellent!

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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Our rich and useful library

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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What makes you qualified?

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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Preparing for Disaster

As I sat at my desk wearing my navy blue uniform over my pressed white blouse, the alarm sounded in my third grade classroom. We immediately set down our pencils, stood up, and silently fell in line to begin our procession down the hall and our march down the stairs to the basement of St. Frances Cabrini School.  One by one we knelt on the shiny cool waxed floor along the wall of  beige tile blocks. We bent forward, covered our heads with our hands, and waited. As an 8 year old I did not understand that I was a
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In the big city

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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