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North Carolina Win For Parental Leave

North Carolina Win For Parental Leave

In a country that doesn’t even mandate that all employers must guarantee that you can return to your job following the birth or adoption of a child, North Carolina has made a significant step forward in a system that is archaic in comparison to other...

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The Command of Communication

The Command of Communication

A crisp baritone voice thunders across the silent expanse: Command- ATTENTION! Forwaaaard- March Your leeeft, your leeeft, your left, right, left. Your leeeft, your leeeft, your left, right, left….. To the reaaar, March Command- HALT! One voice distinctly heard by...

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Noelle LeBlanc Featured In North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Noelle LeBlanc Featured In North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Noelle LeBlanc describes her younger self as a petite, painfully shy little girl who toughened up after leaving her Richmond, Virginia home for the first time and taking her first airplane trip to join the U.S. Air Force. Her family was shocked when she shipped off to military boot camp at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas for basic training. She was a brave 18-year-old,
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USWNT Equal Pay Mediation Talks Breakdown

USWNT Equal Pay Mediation Talks Breakdown

When we last talked about the U.S. Women’s National Team (“USWNT”), they were headed to mediation with the United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (“USSF”) seeking equal pay and equal working conditions with the U.S. Men’s National Team...

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The Estrogen Law Firm: Women in the Law

The Estrogen Law Firm: Women in the Law

They called us “the estrogen law firm.” Ten years ago, we broke away from our big jobs in corporate law to start our own firm. At the time, 31 percentof the lawyers in this country were women. A decade later, that number is just 36 percent. The law was then and is now a male-dominated industry, and those men couldn’t understand why two women who had gained entrance to the boys’ club would want to give it up.
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USA Women’s Soccer Seeks Legal Win

USA Women’s Soccer Seeks Legal Win

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Rose Lavelle, and Carli Lloyd. I’m sure you recognize these names. You have seen them play world-class soccer, cheered for their incredible success, and been inspired by their dedication and perseverance. These are...

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Legal Legends of Color Awards – 2019 Recipients

Congratulations to Charles Daye, the Honorable Janice Cole, former legislator H. M. "Mickey" Michaux Jr., Judge Sammie Chess and the late Julius Chambers who were honored at the 4th Annual Legal Legends of Color Awards Reception at the 2019 North Carolina Bar...

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Are Service Animals Welcome In Healthcare Facilities?

Are Service Animals Welcome In Healthcare Facilities?

This year in York, Pennsylvania, a sixty-five-year-old gentleman, suffering from depression, registered his 5-foot-long alligator with the state as an emotional support animal. With proper registration, he now brings his emotional support alligator with him wherever he travels. If the alligator chomps, are your staff trained to respond appropriately?
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