In an effort to try to make every lawyerly romance a sweet one, we've rounded up tips from the experts on how to endure relationships with people who give their lives to the law - and don't seem to have much left over for you. Raise Your Awareness If your significant other ultimately hopes to work at a big firm, one day you'll look back fondly on law school as a simpler time. Law school is just the beginning of many years of challenges, says a New York City-based psychologist who specializes in the rigors of high-pressure careers.
If you go in with a high level of awareness and can keep adjusting how you deal with the pressures, you'll manage better in the end. Lawyers can earn a lot of money, and there's a reason: The job is hard.
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This is a temptation that seems to be irresistible to many, with legion stories cataloging bad behavior and worse– everything from the divorce lawyer who got caught in the courthouse literally with his pants down with his mentally unstable client seeking custody of her three kids to the criminal lawyer who "loved" her poor, black diminished capacity client onto death row and a lethal injection.
Law firms blow a lot of rhetorical hot air affirming their commitment to achieving gender diversity in the workplace.
Yet, despite some isolated efforts to hire and retain more female attorneys and promote more women into partnership, little tangible progress has been made to improve the position of women in the profession…
Even "The Good Wife," one of the best portrayals of the legal workplace to hit TV, took on the subject last year when Diane Lockhart of Lockhart & Gardner took as a client her flirty ballistics expert and then proceeded, between protestations about ethics, to take him as a lover as well.
So what in fact are the ethical rules about the matter?