In our annual weeklong series, the San Diego Daily Transcript looks at the business of law in San Diego. The themes for each of day of the week include:
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Between 40 percent and 60 percent of children who live in homes where there is domestic violence are also physically abused. The American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education has received a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to fund a project by the ABA Center on Children and the Law to help lawyers better understand and address this link between domestic violence and child maltreatment.
As Washington, D.C., prepares to install what has been described as the largest network of video cameras in the country, an American Bar Association representative urged Congress to pay careful attention to the competing goals of security and privacy as it reviews the program.
The Institute for Continuing Legal Education reports that lawyers are twice as likely to suffer severe depression than other people. Lawyers abuse alcohol more frequently than other people, too. For 15 years, studies reported that lawyer dissatisfaction grew at epidemic proportions.
In everyone's law career, the question as to whether to stay with a large firm or delve into sole practice is one that almost everyone asks himself or herself at one time or another. Sole practice is often thought of as the road less traveled, yet it is a fast-growing vertical within today's law market. Being a sole practitioner is the classic American dream of running one's own business. As a family law attorney with a sole practice, I have found that the road less traveled is one with high rewards and unique challenges.