The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
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Be a woman with a plan
It’s the perfect time to start the estate planning process, regardless of where you are in your life.
A message from Committee Chair Sandra Blake.
A message from Committee Chair Sandy Blake.
A message from Committee Chair E. Nicole Carrion.
Save the date for our April 26th program and reception! RSVP by April 19th to Janet Sosin at email@example.com or 800-678-4009.
Covenants not to compete: Recent changes in the law
In determining whether a covenant not to compete clause is valid the courts will look to a three-prong test. First, the limitation on the employee must be necessary to protect the legitimate interest of the practice. Second, the limitation would not impose a hardship on the practitioner signing the contract. Third, the scope of the limitation is reasonable.
The future is almost here?
The future, at least in the sense of predicting your lifespan and your potential for developing certain diseases, might not be very far off according to leading researchers in the field of genetic testing. But how might this information be used? How might people’s behavior change with the knowledge of new information?
Join the Woman2Woman Referral Network
The referral network Web site serves as a woman to woman referral network for women lawyers and clients seeking assistance with legal matters.
Photos from the Women and The Law's April 26th program.
It frequently appears that the male spouses tend to be more heavily involved in the estate planning process; women sometimes take the supporting role and defer to their significant others to make the “right choices.” But it is important to have the conversation about your ultimate vision and make sure that your voice is heard and captured in the estate plan.