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New Book on RBG's Workout -- With Illustrations

When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its next session in October, the first question from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to her colleagues could be: "Did you read my new book?"

"The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong ... And You Can Too!" hits the bookstores Oct. 3. The 84-year-old justice did not write the book, but she is the star. Her trainer put it together with her permission, of course.

"A very important part of my life is my personal trainer," Ginsburg said.

3 Major Decisions That Will Determine Your Future Legal Career

When you look at a map, you may see a few ways to get to your destination.

If you use a GPS device, it will usually show you the fastest route. Most people, especially in a hustling e-speed society, take the fastest way because they can't wait to get there.

But in the immortal words of Robert Frost, taking the road less traveled can make all the difference. It is a truism for poets and lawyers, too.

Here are three major decisions you will have to make at the crossroads of your future legal career:

Jury to Decide Whether Antidepressant Led to Lawyer's Suicide

Stewart Dolin, a senior attorney at a large law firm, stood at the train station and contemplated his life. Then he jumped in front of the train.

His story of suicide, apparently induced by depression and being demoted at work, haunts many lawyers. Studies say that an alarming number of attorneys -- 28 percent -- are depressed. The legal industry ranks 11th in suicide rates by profession.

So what made Dolin take that last, irreversible step in his battle with depression? That's the question in a trial pending in a Chicago courtroom.

Think that being a litigator means you have to be a stressed-out, ulcer-ridden, hard-ass shark? Think again. You can certainly follow that stereotype, or you can have success as a litigator while still keeping it Zen.

Don't believe us? Just check out this trial lawyer who operates a yoga studio alongside his practice.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 84 next Wednesday. But if you're worried about her health, don't be.

The Notorious RBG isn't just eating her kale -- and urging her colleagues to as well -- she's killing it at the gym. And this feminist octogenarian's regime might be too tough for you.

Relationships with lawyers aren't always the easiest. We've got big personalities, demanding jobs, crippling student debt -- and those are just the good parts.

But being a lawyer (or law student) doesn't need to mean being alone. To help you find someone to love -- and to make it work once you've found them -- here are our top relationship tips, from the FindLaw archives.

A Suicide After Failing the Bar, a Hard Lesson for the Living

Brian Christopher Grauman, a recent graduate of UC Hastings College of Law, committed suicide after learning that he failed the bar exam.

His death stunned those who knew him best. He was a high-achiever, having graduated from UC Merced with honors. He had served as editor of the school paper and chief justice of the student government judicial branch. In delivering a commencement speech, he spoke about the future of the graduating class.

"We are lucky to be here, and I don't just mean at a commencement ceremony about to receive our degrees," he said. "I mean in the world. Crime, poverty, greed and geographic barriers have each served to prevent people from earning their college degrees. We have a duty to recognize our privilege."

Surviving as a Weekend Warrior Lawyer

To be or not to be a weekend warrior; that is a tough question.

Yet it's a question every lawyer must answer sometime in his or her career. The difficult answer too often is "yes" because attorneys don't always have a choice. Being a weekend warrior is part of the business of law.

Here's Another Reason to Ditch Brain Training

So you're not that good at Sudoku. Maybe you can't spell it, or even know what it is.

No worries. It's not as bad as you think, especially if you are an aging lawyer trying to train your brain with games and puzzles. (Sudoku, if you were wondering, is one of the most popular puzzles in the mobile world today.) Brain training, it turns out, might not be such a good idea after all because getting older is getting better.

Can you have a successful legal career and a thriving personal life? The legal industry, with its focus on work over everything else, doesn't exactly make it easy.

Some people are trying to change that, however, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.