It seems common sense that a lawyer or witness would not answer a ringing cell phone in the middle of a court proceeding, but it happens enough that judges now have to have rules about it.
Molly DiBianca at Delaware Employment Law Blog takes on the entitlement mentality of some employees who think they should be allowed to do personal business on company time and have complete privacy over personal e-mails sent on the company Blackberry.
For a low cost perk that will make your employees happy in 2010, HR Daily advisor recommends a flexible scheduling program.
Guess who said it:
I always figured that I would [eventually practice]. But it was midway through law school when I thought I wanted to do something different before practicing. I wanted to try something new because I didn’t want to have any regrets.
Answer: former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach, J.D., in an interview with "BItter Lawyer", on why he went into coaching instead of law practice. Leach’s lawyer has apparently promised to file a lawsuit against the University "soon" over his termination.
Daniel Schwartz of Connecticut Employment Law Blog notes the difficulty of accurately predicting what will happen in the year ahead; he does go out on a limb with this one though: "We’re not making contact with aliens." Some days I’m not so sure.
Happy New Year–see you in 2010!