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About the Author

Hilary Daninhirsch

Hilary Daninhirsch

Hilary Daninhirsch is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  In 2000, she left the practice of law to raise her children and to establish a freelance writing career.  Hilary now writes for both consumer and trade magazines on a multitude of topics. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two daughters.

Article List

  • Counselors as counselors, Part 2

    When men and women enter the legal profession, many of them have expectations of a comfortable, if not lavish lifestyle, with financial rewards, job satisfaction and gratitude from clients. Reality, however, does not always measure up to this assumption.

  • Counselors as counselors, Part 1

    Lawyers are more prone to anxiety, depression, stress and even suicide, than people in any other profession. They often have relationship problems. Job dissatisfaction. Trouble sleeping. Self-esteems issues. Their jobs are often thankless, with work going unrecognized by higher ups and unappreciated by clients. ...

  • Legal late bloomers

    While youth and energy may be an asset to such students, there are some advantages to entering the legal profession later in life, not the least of which is perspective, patience, and the advantage of hindsight.

  • E-discovery training crucial to a full legal education

    If they are not teaching courses in e-discovery, they should be, says Bill Hamilton, a National e-discovery partner at Quarles and Brady LLP in Tampa, Fla.

  • Changing tides for law school graduates

    According to recent ABA statistics, 57 percent of 2013 law school graduates, within nine months of graduation, were employed in a job that requires a bar admission, while about 10 percent of graduates were employed where having a J.D. was an advantage.

  • Diversifying legal departments

    Some corporate legal departments are doing their best to create a more racially balanced legal staff. Nationally recognized labor and employment attorney Donald Prophete is helping that process along, attorney by attorney, company by company.

  • Litigation consequences of unpaid internships

    In recent years there has been a spate of lawsuits against some large companies by former unpaid interns, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act based on allegations that they were in effect, acting as employees.

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