Need A Good Report? Rebut No Matter What!

Reading Time: 5 minutes I was taught that vocational report writing is a very powerful form of communication and can influence the degree of success for the individual for whom it was written.  I love to communicate through the written word and have written many, many, reports! Blog posts too! So this blog is to be sure you, my Attorney… Continue reading Need A Good Report? Rebut No Matter What!

Working on a Litigated Case Involving Work & Disability? A Job Analysis Can Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you working on a litigated case involving work and disability? If so, I believe a job analysis can help you and your client, and in many ways!  A job analysis involves the process of gathering and recording objective data about a specific job.   Capturing what the job is all about helps to evaluate what… Continue reading Working on a Litigated Case Involving Work & Disability? A Job Analysis Can Help!

Like Mother, Like Daughter, One Tough Cookie! Want One in the Courtroom?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friday May 28th was my daughter’s 25th birthday. I admire her character and am proud of her roles and goals in every way! She’s into gardening, is a proud pet owner and recently started a second job as a book seller. And quite importantly, she’s engaged to be married! My daughter is physically and emotionally… Continue reading Like Mother, Like Daughter, One Tough Cookie! Want One in the Courtroom?

Samantha Josephine, Soo Soft and She Smelled Sooo Good!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oh SamiJo, how I miss you.   I’ve cried a lot and believe writing this blog and posting pictures of you are healthy for me to grieve, even one year later.  Samantha Josephine Botkin ~ January 10, 2002 to January 10, 2018. I have many memories of Sam. She’s the only store bought cat I’ve ever owned!… Continue reading Samantha Josephine, Soo Soft and She Smelled Sooo Good!

Dam! Need Help on a Case? I’ll Search Until I Find It!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Some days do you feel weird because part of your daily routine has changed? It happens quite regularly with me. Yes both, feeling weird and not having a typical day! Time that follows after finishing work on an in-depth legal case can feel unusual. How about the time after you’ve completed a project or a… Continue reading Dam! Need Help on a Case? I’ll Search Until I Find It!

Emotional Intelligence and Expert Testimony…Stay in the Ship!

Reading Time: 3 minutes I want to touch a bit more on emotional intelligence from a previous blog on the subject of EQ. Basically, emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions in yourself and sense the emotional needs in others. I study this interpersonal skill and certainly am not an emotional master, but I constantly challenge myself to… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence and Expert Testimony…Stay in the Ship!

Intimidators: Tailgaters, Drunken Jerks or Glaring Attorneys? Need an Expert? I’m Here to Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Remember the last time someone tried to intimidate you? How about when a person (for example, that careless tailgater or the drunk in the same beer line as you) may think they can make another person do something or react in some way? Exceed the posted speed limit ~ NOPE! Pay attention to public intoxication… Continue reading Intimidators: Tailgaters, Drunken Jerks or Glaring Attorneys? Need an Expert? I’m Here to Help!

I Sued the Railroad Nearly 40 Years Ago. Think I Won? Need an Expert?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve written about my 1979 car/train collision, which is part of my memory bank that becomes revisited from time to time  especially when June 15th of each year rolls around! Here’s a bit more about the story:  While hospitalized following surgery on my head and on my right arm, I was administered an IV bag… Continue reading I Sued the Railroad Nearly 40 Years Ago. Think I Won? Need an Expert?

Seen The Reasonable or The Unreasonable Person Lately? I Look Every Day!

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is a summary of my written responses to a discussion question while studying forensics through George Washington University a few years ago.  It includes edits and additions of course, because that’s what a writer does!  Question: What does the term “reasonable man”  as a legal expression used in both criminal and tort law mean… Continue reading Seen The Reasonable or The Unreasonable Person Lately? I Look Every Day!

The Peacock: Poem, Feathers and Symbolism in My Life

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Peacock written by Amy E. Botkin 1/24/15 CRHP Retreat Look past the strutting and into the beauty. As the morning begins, we praise. The sun shines through the multicolored stained glass. We reflect on our journey through life. Our hearts flutter at joy in such holy surroundings. The mixing of colors, teal, green, yellow, blue….they glow, spread, encompass….our hearts,… Continue reading The Peacock: Poem, Feathers and Symbolism in My Life