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Best Practices for Looking to Develop Strong Client Relationships

All well-respected and successful attorneys have at least one skill in common: the ability to maintain strong client relationships. An attorney's ability to build and sustain solid client ­relationships is directly correlated to that attorney's overall success in his or her practice of law; whether that individual works in the private or public se...

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In Loco Parentis Status Should Start With Consent

The recent case of K.W. v. S.L. and M.L. v. G.G., 2017 Pa. Super. 56 (March 6), addresses two important issues for family court practitioners and the bench to take note. First, it addresses the collateral order doctrine and then the issue of in loco parentis standing in child custody matters. In family law cases, practitioners and ­litigants are ...

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Taking Control of Your Legal Career as a First-Year Associate

Congratulations, you have graduated from law school, passed the bar and landed your first job. Not too long ago, you were cramming for exams and contemplating what type of law you were most interested in practicing. OK, perhaps, you were diligently outlining every weekend while daydreaming of what it felt like to put all of the theory you learned i...

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Effective Client Counseling as a Younger Attorney

"Counseling lies at the heart of the professional relationship between lawyer and client," Paul Brest, "The Responsibility of Law Schools: Educating Lawyers as Counselors and Problem Solvers," (Issues 3&4)(Summer/Autumn1995). In fact, counseling is part and parcel of effective legal representation. This is particularly true in the area of ­e...

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The Right Environment to Benefit Long-Term Career Goals

Newly minted attorneys are often so focused on securing employment (sometimes just any employment) that they do not take the time, or have the foresight to consider whether their first legal job will help them achieve their career goals. Perhaps they do not know what their long-term career goals are. Or maybe they start down one particular path wit...

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Responding to Nonspecific Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Although employers are well aware of their duty to engage in the interactive process when presented with an employee's "reasonable accommodation" request, the concept is often easier said than done. By understanding the requirements and limitations of the interactive process, employers can be better prepared to recognize accommodation reque...

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Jurisdiction and Modifying Child Custody Orders

In Pennsylvania, jurisdiction in child custody cases is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Jurisdiction in child custody cases is an issue that arises often and has been seen numerous times in appellate decisions. The recent case of B.L. v. T.B. , __ A.3d __, 2016 Pa. Super 284 (Dec. 13, 2016), is the t...

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Amy L. Rokuson and Shari B. Veisblatt author New Jersey Family Lawyer Article

Family law attorneys Amy L. Rokuson and Shari B. Veisblatt authored “The Implications of Sheridan Warnings and Potentially Coercive Effects on Settlement: Should Attorneys and Judges Think Before They Speak?” in the New Jersey Bar Association’s New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 37, No. 4  (February 2017); (see p. 25).  Click HERE to read the a...

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Thomas Roberto Authors New Jersey Family Lawyer Article

Thomas Roberto authored “Parenting Coordination in New Jersey: The Surprisingly Nebulous Task of Removing a Parenting Coordinator” in the New Jersey Bar Association’s New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 37, No. 4 - February 2017 (see p. 19).  Click HERE to read the article.

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Family Law Attorney Shari Veisblatt featured in 2017 edition of Suburban Family Life, "A New Start for a New Year"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice attorney Shari B. Veisblatt is profiled in Suburban Family Magazine/2017 Health & Wellness Guide’s (Volume 7, Issue 10) cover and in the article, “A New Start for a New Year.”  Click here to read the article.

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