Transporting Alcohol in California
Posted on 09-30-2015 by MichaelKraut

Drivers in California often have questions regarding alcohol and whether or not they are allowed to have alcohol in their vehicle and in what capacity. While California has enacted a variety of laws designed to discourage drunk driving , the law does... Read More

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Lean writing = Gutting the word glut: 18 compound phrases to simplify #WritingLegally
Posted on 09-30-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The lawyers are considered a lot of things, but one of the first things that comes to mind when describing them is this - wordy . They can take the simplest ideas that can be described in 20 or less words and take 200 words describe the same idea. So... Read More

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Death by writing: 10 deadly business words/phrases #WritingLegally
Posted on 09-30-2015 by Chad Troyan

No matter who you work for, you always want them to look good, maintain a good image. One thing that could make or break your company’s image is the writing it produces and sends out to clients. If it’s bad, chances are the business won’t... Read More

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DUIs and Implied Consent in Athens
Posted on 09-29-2015 by J. Lee Webb

Traffic stops are some of the most common ways that everyday people find themselves interacting with the police, and DUIs are some of the most serious offenses that can arise out of such stops. Consequently, it is a good idea for people to understand... Read More

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What Should an Out-of-state Tourist injured in Orlando Do?
Posted on 09-29-2015 by Shawn Diederich

The last thing anyone one wants to deal with when they are in vacation is an accident and getting injured--especially in a beautiful location like Orlando. And yet, it is not uncommon: Florida has an unusually high number of boating accidents , bicyclist... Read More

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September 29, 2015 This is the 855th Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “Opioid…
Posted on 09-28-2015 by Dr. David B. Adams

September 29, 2015 This is the 855th Weekly Issue This Week's Topic: “Opioid Abuse Prevention” Question: “The practice had the patient sign a contract…an agreement…as to how they are to use their narcotics. This... Read More

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Posted on 09-28-2015 by MichaelKraut

For many people who have had too much drink and want to avoid drinking and driving, sleeping in their car may seem like a good idea. While these drivers may avoid DUI charges in California in most cases, they still can be charged with other criminal offenses... Read More

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16 Fun Facts About the Nation's Highest Court [Infographic]
Posted on 09-24-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

In times of constitutional crisis, the nation’s highest court has always played a definitive role in resolving, for better or worse, the great issues of the time. Since its creation by Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

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5 time management mistakes that'll stall your time management success
Posted on 09-21-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

One of the biggest traits an employee could possess is time management. While helpful, it comes with gaffes too. Here are five management mistakes that could prevent time management success according to Fast Company . 1. Not Prioritizing Tasks If... Read More

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Dividing Assets in a New Jersey Divorce
Posted on 09-19-2015 by Santo Artusa

The law in New Jersey concerning the division of assets in a divorce cases follows what is known as Equitable Distribution . So in New Jersey, 50%/50% is not automatic as it maybe in a community property state. Some of the key concepts enacted by New... Read More

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Parenting Time and Child Support in New Jersey, The Injustice Must End
Posted on 09-19-2015 by Santo Artusa

I often receive calls from potential clients or loved ones of current clients that their spouse, boyfriend, friend, cousin has just been arrested because the person missed two child support payments and they need to have the person released from jail... Read More

Tags: Family Law , child custody , divorce , Trending News & Topics , child support , Child Custody Lawyer , child custody attorney

20 Attorneys Killing It On Twitter & The Tweets They Share via Law360 #sociallawyering
Posted on 09-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Lisa Ryan. Some attorneys have figured out how to use their Twitter accounts to build their personal brand and network with peers and prospective clients, while also pumping... Read More

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Does your confidence need a boost? 5 "pick me up" tactics
Posted on 09-18-2015 by Christina Alge

Life can be hard sometimes and some of us may be in need of a confidence boost. So for those who are look for that boost, here are 5 things you can do according to Inc. . 1. Stay away from negativity and bring on the positivity Take a break from that... Read More

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Censorship- Americans’ new love interest?
Posted on 09-17-2015 by Chad Troyan

To censor or not to censor? – that is the question. There are many questions that could be asked about censorship, but the most interesting one may be: Do you like censorship? Some of us may be against it and some may be for it, but who stands... Read More

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Michael Dimino: Applying “The Rules” Both On and Off the Field
Posted on 09-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Sports officiating and teaching constitutional law … Two interests that seem like an unlikely combination, but for Michael Dimino, it’s a perfect match. Officiating allows him to be involved with the two sports he loves-hockey and baseball... Read More

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Gay Marriage and the Failed Attempt to recreate the "Rosa Parks" of Marriage
Posted on 09-16-2015 by Santo Artusa

As a divorce lawyer, I do not place my religious beliefs into my practice. I am sworn to the State of New Jersey and to the laws of the United States. I believe in separation between church and state. While the clerk in Kentucky came out of jail to fans... Read More

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Gender-neutral language in your legal writing: 3 approaches #WritingLegally
Posted on 09-16-2015 by Chad Troyan

Today’s society is not just one consumed by technology, but one whose younger generation have openly accepted the idea of uniqueness , especially when it comes to their gender. The recent rise of trans-genders has brought up the question of how... Read More

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Subject & Verb + Parentheses
Posted on 09-16-2015 by Georgia Akers

Review the subject/verb agreement below: A trademark (and a registered trademark) does not need to be marked on second mention. A trademark (and a registered trademark) do not need to be marked on second mention. Which one is correct? Do you take... Read More

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3 myths that’ll wreck your workplace communications #WritingLegally
Posted on 09-16-2015 by Tracie Morris

There are countless myths we have been led to believe over our lifetime. Sometimes it’s wise to heed them while other times it can be detrimental. Here are three myths that will wreck your workplace communications according to Business Insider ... Read More

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Forget Pearls and Diamonds! Fashion's Replacement for Bling- The Law
Posted on 09-15-2015 by Christina Alge

The legal system covers a vast amount of topics, from Family to Entertainment. The law “family tree” is about to get a new addition thanks to a new program at Fordham University , according to the New York Times . The area of law being introduced... Read More

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