Stockmeyer on Trailblazing Women Chief Justices @WMUcooleylaw

Norman Otto Stockmeyer, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, has published Trailblazing Women Chief Justices, at The Mentor, Spring 2019, at 4. Here is the abstract. Nearly 60 women have achieved the position of Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court in the past 50+ years. Here are brief profiles of a few who were of particular significance as trailblazers. Download the essay from SSRN at the link. Source link

Services For Family Law Perth Solicitors

Many family law Perth solicitors deal with different types of laws concerning family issues. They deal with child support, alimony payments, wills and dispersing family properties. Many people will need the help of a solicitor at some point in their lives and lawyers that work with family law can work better than solicitors that deal with criminal or corporate laws. For someone that needs a family law solicitor, the Perth area has many solicitors to look through before deciding which one can help you. You need to find one that…

5 Frequently Asked Questions in Children's Disputes

o My wife has left me and taken the kids, I've no idea where they are! If this happens, you can go to court and make an application called Disclosure of the Whereabouts of a Child. In this application you will be asking a named body to provide an address for the child or for your wife. For example, HMRC or the Benefits Agency is likely to have up to date contact information for anyone claiming a benefit, working or self-employed. So, you could start there. o My husband just…

Employment Law in Canada

Employment law in Canada is founded on the principles of contract law common to many jurisprudence but also incorporates some specifically Canadian concepts. In Canada, as in the United States and other jurisdictions, employment law deals with non-unionized employees and should be distinguished from labor law (spelled "labor" in Canada) which deals with unionized workers. Some of the most important legal concepts and issues in Canadian employment law are contract law, wrongful disclosure, and reasonable notice damages. Formation of the Employment Relationship Before basic employment law comes into play there…

Employment Law in New Zealand – Answers to Common Questions

In New Zealand, employers are required to give an employment agreement to every employee and this indicates their responsibilities and entitlements. New Zealand employment law is also based on the concept of good faith and the expectation is that employers, employees and unions are to act fairly and honestly and they are encouraged to settle any issues that arise among themselves. Employment law in New Zealand has many information sources if you have any questions. There are several commonly asked questions; the first main question is about New Zealand's holidays…

Parenting Arrangements in Family Law – Everything You Must Know

Getting Divorced – Divorce is ugly, particularly when it involves minor children. If you are not getting along well with your spouse then this does not mean you can neglect your kids. The fact is parental responsibility is the same even after the divorce! According to the Family Law, you are accountable for all basic and legitimate needs of your children after the divorce, till they are of legal age. This is mandatory until and without the court issues any orders against it, which would be the case only in…

Divorce in Tough Economic Times – How to Minimize Cost

Spouses going through divorce in these tough economic times are not helpless against the associated legal costs. To minimize the legal cost of divorce, try as best you can to avoid the court. Options for out of court dispute settlement hinge on a willingness to directly engage your spouse in conversation about all the issues at stake. This conversation can be facilitated by experts in divorce mediation. If the case must go to trial be sure to secure the services of an attorney who understands the legal system and will…

Divorce, What It Means for Property and Debt

When you think about property in a divorce, it's not just a question of what you own (your assets) when a marriage ends. There's also the unseen reality of debts. Just like the courts division assets, they also divide debts in a dispute settlement. The largest types of debtides a mortgage are car loans and credit card debt. Debt generated before marriage is considered separate debt. In addition, some states treat some types of debt (most often credit card debt) as separate debt, depending on which spouse signed the credit…

A New Issue of the JLE @TheAALS

The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education (v. 68. no. 1), a symposium, is devoted to the topic of Visual Images and Popular Culture in Legal Education. A number of law professors offer essays on the ways in which pop culture informs the teaching of law. As Michael Asimow and Ticien Sassoubre, the editors of the Symposium, explain, the essays are organized into three sections. The first section’s essays discuss the use of images in teaching law school classes. The essays in the second section discuss how to use…

Eugene Garver on Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

ICYMI: Eugene Garver, Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2018). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. Spinoza’s Ethics, and its project of proving ethical truths through the geometric method, have attracted and challenged readers for more than three hundred years. In Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination, Eugene Garver uses the imagination as a guiding thread to this work. Other readers have looked at the imagination to account for Spinoza’s understanding of politics and religion, but this is the first…