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How Do I Raise Work-Life Balance Without Coming Off as a Slacker?

Julie Brush | January 10, 2017

When interviewing for a job, the topic of work-life balance is not one that is easy to raise. And if done poorly, it can sabotage a candidacy as well as a reputation.

In Practice

  • Navigating Common Interest and Joint Defense Agreements

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

  • How to Comply With California's New Criminal History Regulations

    By Lisa Pooley

    Recognizing that the consideration of criminal history in employment decisions is a frequently misunderstood and rapidly evolving area of law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) issued new regulations, which are effective on July 1. The regulations largely mirror the guidance set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its April 2012 "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."

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Your Skills

  • Jailhouse Informant Law Has No Tracking

    By Bruce Gerstman and Daniel Horowitz

    If passed, the In-Custody Informants Bill will require state prosecutors to provide a history of instances when police and prosecutors have made any kind of agreement with an inmate to testify.

  • Cross-Border Criminal Investigations Just Became More Complicated

    By Hartley M.K. West, Steven G. Kobre and Michael F. Peng

    The future of cross-border government enforcement investigations has been shaken by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's recent decision in United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63 (2d Cir. 2017), which held that the Fifth Amendment's prohibition on the use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings applies even when that testimony was compelled by a foreign official in a foreign investigation. Allen's ramifications are far-reaching and may put pressure on other circuits, including the Ninth, to embrace the holding or disavow it.

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Your Career

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Your Business

  • Choosing Appropriate Malpractice Insurance Coverage

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

    Picking the right legal malpractice insurance policy can be a daunting task. Procuring appropriate coverage generally involves balancing a law practice's unique malpractice risk factors against the price of coverage—and finding the right fit.

  • Modernizing a Law Firm

    By Randy Evans and Shari Klevens

    Upgrades in technology have undoubtedly changed the practice of law. Here are a few considerations that can help identify how law firms can use modern trends to reduce risk.

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