The FE and the PE – Who Takes Them?

EngineersThere’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that some engineers don’t need to take the tests — the bad news is that the rest do. The majority of FE and PE exam takers are civil engineers, who regularly work with public systems and construction documents. Electrical […]

Hooray for the Federal Rules of Evidence!

Alma L. Figueroa

The Federal Rules of Evidence used in the United States federal courts and adopted by many states and the military are codification of many years of common law evidence rules. The development of the modern rules of evidence has been a process of nothing more than putting old wine into […]

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Alma L. Figueroa

The subtitle of Maxwell’s book is “Follow Them, and People Will Follow You.” Each time I read that, I hear a rejoinder in my head: “Don’t follow them, and people won’t follow you.” Revised and updated in 2007 for the 10th anniversary of The 21 Irrefutable Laws, this book is […]

Collaborative Divorce or Cooperative Divorce?

Alma L. Figueroa

Introduction “Collaborative divorce” is the new buzz word in family law practice. Its proponents enthuse about better and less costly settlements, greater client satisfaction, fewer accounts receivable, and less stress in the practice of law, than they can achieve through a conventional approach to family law disputes. How realistic are […]

Legal Separation in Texas

Alma L. Figueroa

When you are experiencing a marital conflict with your spouse and want to take a step towards divorce, some couples consider legal separation as a viable option. Legal separation is beneficial if both spouses believe that they no longer want to live together but would still like to remain married, […]