Weekly Links

Dennis Hopper Divorce
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8604410.stm
Dennis Hopper is dying of cancer and divorcing. A judge ruled that they may both stay in the home during the divorce, but that the wife has to stay 10 feet away from him at all times because of the stress. (aren’t we glad to practice in Texas instead of California!)
 
SMU Law Grad Goes Off the Deep End
http://abovethelaw.com/2010/04/smu-law-grad-morphs-into-abortion-warrior/
He sued the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to render abortion illegal. He also asked for $999 trillion in damages and $1,000/hour for attorney’s fees. He recently filed in federal district court in Plano, seeking a restraining order against police as he planned to use “deadly force” against an abortion clinic.
 
Better-Educated Women More Likely to be Problem Drinkers
http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2010/04/05/2010-04-05_bettereducated_women_more_likely_to_become_problem_drinkers_study.html
Something to be aware of both for attorneys and for our clients!
 
Japanese 5S System for Workplace Organization
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5S_%28methodology%29
Since it’s spring cleaning season, maybe this Japanese system can help banish clutter and keep your work area clean, labeled, orderly, and efficient.
 
Web App Increases Motivation by Pairing To-Do List Items with Your Greater Goals
http://lifehacker.com/5511073/weekplan-pairs-your-tasks-with-the-motivation-behind-them
WeekPlan is a weekly task and goal planner that pairs your task list with the personal and professional goals you’re striving towards. It’s a simple web-based planner that embraces the value-oriented planning espoused in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

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Emily Miskel

Judge Emily Miskel was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the first judge of the 470th family district court of Collin County, Texas. She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and she is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Find Emily on Google+, Facebook, and other social media.

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