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Flashback Friday: Brown v Board of Education, 1954
Posted on 05-17-2019 by beng

Today is the 65th anniversary of one of the most famous US Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century: Brown v Board of Education . Argued in December of 1952, the case involved a group of African-American plaintiffs who argued that school segregation... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance , Trending News & Topics

Wellness Wednesday Roundup: May 15, 2019
Posted on 05-15-2019 by beng

Welcome again to the Lextalk Wellness Wednesday Roundup! As always, we're sharing some tips and info for lawyers to help stay healthy in a profession known for long hours and heavy workloads. First up this week: TheLawyer.com has launched a new... Read More

Tags: health , Work / Life Balance , Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday Roundup: May 8, 2019
Posted on 05-08-2019 by beng

Welcome again to the Wellness Wednesday Roundup! Lawyers lead stressful lives, so every week we'll try to bring you articles from around the web with tips to help keep your mind and body healthy. First up, the Florida Bar has a blog series on mindfulness... Read More

Tags: health , Work / Life Balance , Wellness Wednesday

What's Trending On Lexis Advance The Week of May 3?
Posted on 05-03-2019 by beng

Well, it's really not much of a surprise that a week later the Mueller Report is still the top trending item in Lexis Advance. Now, though, we've upgraded it from a PDF to a fully searchable document within the Lexis Advance system. There's... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance , Trending News & Topics

April 2019 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 05-02-2019 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Below is a summary of the activity reported for April 2019. The reported stories reflect at least 7 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; at least 4 guilty pleas, over 53 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; and an average age... Read More

Lexis Advance Throwback Thursday: Reid v Colorado, 1902
Posted on 05-02-2019 by beng

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Lexis Advance features a vast archive of court cases going all the way back to 1760, so let's take a look at one: Reid v Colorado , in the United States Supreme Court in 1902. In this case, the plaintiff had been... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance , throwback thursday

Wellness Wednesday Roundup
Posted on 05-01-2019 by beng

Lawyers lead busy lives and burnout runs rampant in the legal industry, so it's important to learn about how you can keep yourself healthy and recharge when you need it. With that in mind, here are some recent articles that can help point you in the... Read More

Tags: health , Work / Life Balance , work-life balance

What's Trending On Lexis Advance?
Posted on 04-26-2019 by beng

It should be no surprise this week that what's trending on Lexis Advance is special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In fact, it's all Mueller all the time as all four of the Lexis... Read More

Tags: Lexis Advance , Trending News & Topics

March 2019 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 04-02-2019 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps Below is a summary of the activity reported for March 2019. The reported stories reflect at least 8 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; at least 6 guilty pleas, about 50 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in... Read More

The Rise of Private Equity in EB-5 Projects with Nicholas Salzano of NRIA
Posted on 04-02-2019 by Lextalk Staff

EB-5 Investment Voice Mona Shah & Associates Global Podcast Series Reported by Hermione Krumm, Esq. With a withering (and if the author may dare say, dying) interest in EB-5 visas from Mainland China, due to, no other than the long visa... Read More

February 2019 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 03-04-2019 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps Below is a summary of the activity reported for February 2019. The reported stories reflect at least 3 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; about 39 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; and an... Read More

EB-5 REGULATIONS GET CLOSER TO THE FINISHING LINE…HR 1044…SHOULD THE EB-5 INDUSTRY BE WORRIED?
Posted on 02-28-2019 by Mshahlaw

By: Mona Shah, Esq. As attention returns back to the EB-5 program, Senator Grassley tweeted vigorously yesterday in support of immediate OMB (Office of Management and Budget) action on the proposed legislative reform, claiming, yet again, that the... Read More

Tags: Immigration

January 2019 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 02-01-2019 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Below is a summary of the activity reported for January 2019. The reported stories reflect at least 5 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; about 40 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; and an average age of approximately 54 for... Read More

THE LATEST CRISIS FOR EB-5: VISA BACKLOGS EXTEND TO MORE COUNTRIES
Posted on 11-28-2018 by Mshahlaw

By: Mona Shah, Esq. The EB-5 Industry was stunned when in June 2017, the OMB announced that the backlog for Chinese investors had reached 10 years, effectively stymieing the market. Anxious to find investors for EB-5 projects, regional center operators... Read More

Tags: Immigration

The Visa Bulletin: What It Is and What It Actually Means
Posted on 11-28-2018 by Mshahlaw

By Rebecca S. Singh, Esq. Whether you are an immigration lawyer or an applicant for a U.S. immigrant visa, the Visa Bulletin is a go-to resource to keep updated on the latest news and visa numbers that are released by the United States Department of... Read More

Tags: Immigration

An Example of Inconsistent Consulate Decisions – The Culture of NO in current Immigration Process to Stop even the Legal Immigration
Posted on 11-28-2018 by Mshahlaw

By Jinhee Wilde, Esq. On March 15, 2018, one EB-3 Other (EW) Visa applicant’s (GUZ20085xxxxx) (Applicant 1) Immigrant Visa was denied in Guangzhou. The Applicant had an approved I-140 petition based on the certified Labor Certification (LC) application... Read More

Tags: Immigration

As Demand for the US EB-5 visa continues to rise in India, Distinctions are made with China
Posted on 11-15-2018 by Mshahlaw

By Mona Shah, Esq. As the Times of India publish yet another article on the increase in the popularity of EB-5 visas, the Chinese media report on the rapid slowdown of a once booming industry. For years the EB-5 industry has been bolstered by wealthy... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Visa , Immigration

New EB-5 Regulations Reach the Final Rule Stage
Posted on 10-24-2018 by Mshahlaw

By Mona Shah, Esq. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization (RIN1615-AC07) is in the final rule stage. On October 17, 2018, the Trump Administration released the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Agenda), a collection... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Immigration

The State of Play in Washington – October 2018
Posted on 10-17-2018 by Mshahlaw

Mid- term elections draw closer, September 30 th Deadline moves to December 7th… What else! As Immigration falls out of out of the media spotlight, what can we expect? Status of the EB-5 Program Continued funding authorization for the... Read More

Tags: EB-5 , Immigration

September 2018 Ponzi Scheme Roundup
Posted on 10-03-2018 by kathy@kathybphelps.com

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps Below is a summary of the activity reported for September 2018. The reported stories reflect at least 8 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; about 38 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; 4 guilty... Read More

Tags: Ponzi Scheme