Category: LGBT Law

What Makes A Good Attorney?

I am a sucker for the Olympics.  I love watching people push themselves to be the best in the world at some obscure event that requires an insane amount of skill and talent.  Then there are the guys who make you scratch your head and wonder “What do THEY do?”  The middle guys in the four-man bobsled-what do

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We Took the Pledge For Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

Once upon a time, the legal profession was primarily a “white male” enclave.  Women were few and far between, and minorities of any kind were almost invisible.  Persons with disabilities were invisible.  Over time, membership in the Bar has broadened; we think to the benefit of all.  A limited population leads to a narrow focus and point of view.  We

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How Do You Identify?

Most people think that the “gender” checkbox only has two choices-male and female. However, some people are born in the wrong body, and some people don’t conform to the traditional “male-female” choices. New Jersey recently passed a law, A-1718, allowing persons to change their New Jersey Birth Certificate to reflect their true gender identity, or

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Opening Doors to the LGBT Community

Two court cases were decided with significant impact for the New Jersey (and National) LGBT community. A highly publicized case was the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court ruled that the United States Constitution guarantees same sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. This ruling is obviously

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Unbundling Legal Services – Are You All In?

More and more people are curious about “unbundled” legal services. What exactly does that mean? Traditionally, a client hires a lawyer to represent them throughout an entire case, or for a particular transaction. The attorney may appear in court, negotiate with the other attorney, or draft all the paperwork; in short, does anything and everything

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Weighing in on Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination

On September 3, 2015, Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk was jailed after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.  U.S. District Judge David Bunning stated Davis could be released from federal custody if she complied with the order to resume issuing licenses in the county.

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