16 02, 2018

You Look Like Someone I Can Trust!

By | 2018-02-05T13:19:02+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

When our mother was alive, she used to tell the story that about six weeks after my eldest sister was born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms to meet my father then stationed in Nebraska in the Army.  Suddenly realizing she had left the diaper bag with [...]

9 02, 2018

Who Is in Authority?

By | 2018-01-26T11:17:03+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

I have had a series of mediations in which I have wondered who was actually in authority? The attorney or the client? As we have all learned somewhere along the line, when it comes to attorneys representing clients, it is the client’s case, not the attorney’s, and so it should be the client making the [...]

2 02, 2018

I Like You!

By | 2018-01-24T15:57:55+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Research|0 Comments

Lawsuits are products. I know this sounds strange particularly to lawyers who after four years of college, three years of law school and then one or more bar examinations, do not want to consider themselves mere sales people (like the used car sales person?) but that is what we are: sales people. We are selling/ [...]

26 01, 2018

Avoiding Reciprocity

By | 2018-01-24T15:58:38+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

In December 2001, my husband and I acquired Argus- an English Springer Spaniel that we rescued from a shelter. As we both work, I immediately went about finding a dog walker and did so within a day. I will call the dog walker- Jane.  Up until last June, Jane has walked and dog sat not [...]

22 12, 2017

A Bias I Never Thought About!

By | 2017-12-07T16:26:51+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Time tends to pass, and we do not even realize it.  In October, I received an invitation to attend my 40th law school reunion and did a double take; had it been THAT long? WOW! I decided to attend. During the weekend of festivities, Tulane put on two continuing legal education seminars since all of [...]

20 10, 2017


By | 2017-10-09T11:57:59+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

One of the unexpected obligations as a lecturer in law at a major university is that I must participate in harassment prevention training. One topic caught my attention although it was barely mentioned: micro-affirmations. Digging deeper into this topic on my own, I discovered the concept of micro inequities which is a form of unconscious [...]

8 09, 2017

A Fat Bias: implicit or Explict?

By | 2017-08-23T17:12:15+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

When you see an overweight person walking down the street, or perhaps sitting in a meeting with you, what is your reaction? Do you cringe or try to avoid that person? Do you have thoughts- good or bad- about that person’s physical appearance? Are you even aware of your reaction or are they so deep [...]

14 07, 2017

If Only…?

By | 2017-07-06T15:09:05+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

    Have you ever asked yourself, “What if I had taken a different route? Then I would not have been involved in the auto accident?” Or, “what if I had left the house five minutes earlier, I would have made the flight, and not missed it?” What if…., then life would have happened differently? [...]