Who is More Likely to Win the Alabama Senate Seat, Luther Strange or Mo Brooks?

Who is More Likely to Win the Alabama Senate Seat, Luther Strange or Mo Brooks?

No one can deny that we are living in strange times. From Russia interfering in U.S. elections, to a President who appears to be either a lunatic or a genius as he enrages the media by making up words like “covfefe,” to our own governor marred by a sex scandal, it seems our country is spiraling out of control by the second. And yet, in the midst of all of the chaos, we Alabamians have a decision to make: who to elect as our new senator...

Breaking the Bad: Hope for the Heroin Epedemic

Breaking the Bad: Hope for the Heroin Epedemic

          Our nation and our state are facing an epidemic that affects every age group, race, religion, and creed. The opioid epidemic has taken the lives of young men and women who have their whole lives ahead of them and grown adults with an incredible legacy behind them. Unlike most diseases that we have found a single, simple medical solution to, the battle against opioid addiction is fought on many fronts. However, if legislators, physicians, parents, and communities can come together with a single goal, there is hope that we can rid our state of this deadly force...

Step by Step Guide to Finalizing a Contested Divorce in Alabama

Step by Step Guide to Finalizing a Contested Divorce in Alabama

Filing for divorce can be a stressful and time-consuming endeavor, but with enough information and the right attorney, divorce does not have to be an intimidating process. In the best-case scenario, your divorce will be uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, parties are able to agree to the terms of divorce and reach a settlement, without a lengthy period of negotiation or a trial. However, if the parties cannot reach an agreement, the divorce will be contested. Contested divorce is a more detailed and complex process than uncontested divorce, depending on the specific facts and circumstances of the case. The contested divorce process may vary from case to case, but there is a general step-by-step framework to ensure that your contested divorce is finalized as smoothly as possible...

Lessons in Leadership: Stories of Overcoming

Lessons in Leadership: Stories of Overcoming

Our lives are filled with personal challenges, and sometimes it may seem that these challenges are never-ending. We all know that sense of defeat, the feeling that giving up and losing would be much easier than rising up and overcoming. In these times of hopelessness, it’s important to look to those around us for examples of strength, courage, and the ability to beat the odds. I am blessed to know two individuals who personify determination and fearlessness, whose experiences I may look to when challenges in my own life seem overwhelming—Cortland Finnegan and Brenda Ladun. Cortland and Brenda each have their own inspirational stories and, although different, both their journeys exemplify the success and gratification that is possible when we stay strong, refuse to give up, and always remain resolute in our faith...

From the Cafeteria to the Courtroom: Taking Action Against School Bullying

From the Cafeteria to the Courtroom: Taking Action Against School Bullying

Bullying is an age-old story—big kid pushes little kid around, steals his lunch money, or plays childish pranks on him. Unfortunately, in reality, incidents of school bullying in Alabama and around the country tell a much more sinister story. Children are often seriously harassed, severely physically harmed, and emotionally distressed, sometimes to the point of attempting suicide. Bullying is an extremely concerning issue, especially when it might seem that school officials are not doing everything they can to prevent it...

“Trust me, I am an attorney”

“Trust me, I am an attorney”

            You’re in a bind, and you’re confused. Legal-ese is a foreign language to you. You know you need a lawyer for this type of problem, but you’re not sure how to choose one and you’re really not sure how to talk to one. Maybe you’re not even sure if you can trust one. So what do you do? How do you find and pick an attorney and, even more important, what should you expect from your attorney-client relationship?

Wyndy: Birmingham’s “Uber for Babysitting”

Wyndy: Birmingham’s “Uber for Babysitting”

You’ve likely heard of Uber and Shipt, but get ready for Wyndy, Birmingham’s newest company on the rise. Wyndy is a revolutionary new babysitting app aimed at connecting local parents with experienced and trustworthy college students. The app is available in the Birmingham area on both iPhone and Android, pulling sitters from Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. It can be difficult for parents to find a sitter last minute, but with the creation of Wyndy, a trusted and reliable sitter is right at your fingertips...