Mental Health

  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.14.11

    * Arizona has one of the least restrictive laws on involuntary commitment of nutters in the nation. Next time, Arizona. Next time. [Reuters] * Talk of new gun laws is the perfect time to link to the most criminally underrated movie of all time…UHF. [New York Times] * Two teen girls in Florida were arrested […]

    19 Comments / / Jan 14, 2011 at 9:03 AM
  • Crime, Lawyer of the Day, Violence

    Lawyer of the Day: Ex-Prosecutor Maybe Had A Little Too Much Peet’s Coffee

    There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned Christmas meltdown — and apparently there was an epic one at San Francisco International Airport on Christmas Eve. Angela West, a Harvard Law School graduate and former Los Angeles prosecutor, allegedly went to town on a Peet’s Coffee kiosk. With a three-foot metal pole. Tsk tsk, Ms. West. […]

    40 Comments / / Jan 7, 2011 at 10:32 AM
  • Biglaw

    Stress Is What Makes Lawyers Act Like Lawyers

    According to Hildebrandt, lawyers aren’t naturally overly critical, risk-averse people who are emotionally dead inside. It’s stress that makes lawyers behave this way. Those are the top-line results of a Hildebrandt study. The consulting firm did personality tests on 1,800 lawyers from four large law firms. The surveys tested both partners and associates, in attempt […]

    20 Comments / / Dec 7, 2010 at 10:06 AM