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Polygraphs in the Criminal Justice System

by Allen Browning September 15, 2015 Blawg

In the criminal justice system, the prosecutor is obliged with bringing justice. That means, even though someone comes into his or her office complaining of being wronged, the prosecutor has an obligation to try to determine who is at fault and who is telling the truth about an incident. Sometimes, when an accused in a felony […]

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Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Genericide in the 21st Century: Overexposure of the Modern Brand

by ASchlossberg February 10, 2015 Blawging

“Every brand has at its core a substance that gives it strength.”[1] In the 21st century, the reality is that companies are being penalized for their success with certain products. Genericide occurs when a brand no longer denotes its origin, but rather is used to refer to a whole category of products. Yo-yo, Escalator, and […]

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Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

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The Job Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer: Beyond What Hollywood Shows

by Legal Author January 16, 2014 Criminal Law

For many people, the role of a criminal defense lawyer is the stuff of Hollywood. Shows like Law and Order or CSI and movies like The Devil’s Advocate love to portray defense lawyers as being unscrupulous, able to find loopholes at the last minute to free their client or having a vendetta against the prosecution. […]

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Online Privacy In The Workplace

by Legal Author January 15, 2014 Privacy

The issue of privacy and online presence has been at the forefront of many debates over the past year as many more employers and others are using the information found online as a way of gauging a person or perhaps even disciplining their actions. This is a legal issue as many of those posts, pictures, […]

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The Aging Population and the Future of Social Security

by Lilly January 14, 2014 Human Rights Law

In the bleak futuristic film Children of Men, the world’s population has been afflicted with an unnamed condition that means women can no longer become pregnant- the population is aging and there are no more younger people around to take up the slack. While the film is the product of a Hollywood screenwriters imagination, the […]

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Making Safety a #1 Priority at Your Rental Property

by Andrew Miller December 17, 2013 Property Law

Becoming a landlord is an investment in time and energy. You’re loaning a home – in exchange for money – to someone who is usually a total stranger. You’re trusting that person to care for your home as you would … and to pay rent on time so that you can make your mortgage and […]

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How Lawyers Can Make the Most Out of Social Media

by Kerrymoloney November 22, 2013 Social Media

In the growing digital age, many businesses are now fully embracing the benefits of social media in business. However, there are still some industries that have not yet realised the potential social media offers. Many law firms are still struggling to come to terms with the fast-moving social world and many have not yet integrated […]

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3 Fun Team-building Activities Outside of Work

by Andrew Miller November 18, 2013 Blogging

Employers understand the value of camaraderie among staff. They want their employees to get along and work well together because it increases production. That’s why so many businesses sponsor team-building exercises, workshops and retreats outside of the confines of the office. Team-building exercises don’t have to cost a lot of money, and they don’t need […]

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Why Water Damage Coverage is Important

by RyanD November 3, 2013 Property Law

Water damage in the home can be expensive, and often leaves homeowners devastated as they end up with costly repair bills. If you have flood insurance, you may think you are protected from water damage: unfortunately, these policies only cover a small spectrum of water damage problems. Many homeowners and renters do not realize that […]

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Find Out the Easiest Way to Get Bail Bond New Jersey Based

by edralyn November 1, 2013 Criminal Law

Situations can be really tough and trying, if someone close to you lands in legal trouble. This obviously doesn’t mean that the person concerned will necessarily have a criminal or legally disordered background. After all, even good people can occasionally end up in terrible situations. In such circumstances, your prime responsibility is to ensure your […]

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My DUI nightmare

by RyanD October 26, 2013 Law

It had been maybe fifteen minutes since my last drink. My friends were getting a little restless at the party and I was deeply regretting volunteering to be the designated driver. My house was only a few miles away, and since everyone parked their cars there I didn’t have to make multiple stops. I had […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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Dealing with a Disability: How to Ensure You Are Getting the Right Help

by Lilly September 23, 2013 Medical Law

Do you have celiac disease? These days, it seems that more and more people are suffering from the gluten sensitivity disorder. Although most people (and employers) think of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covering issues like wheelchair access and handicapped-accessible bathrooms, the act actually covers a lot more issues- even celiac disease. How does […]

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Paranormal Activity Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco.

by edralyn September 12, 2013 Criminal Law

Paranormal Activity: Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco There are 812,826 living people in San Francisco as of 2011. Notice, we said “living.” How many un-living people are populating San Francisco is anyone’s guess. The city is known for being home to some of the most haunted spots in the nation. The next time you’re […]

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Legal View of Asbestos in Spain

by David Lorenzo September 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

All types of asbestos cause cancer in humans. The problem with this disease is that it takes years to develop, so that although the presence of asbestos is reduced or eliminated, cases are now referring to the relationship with asbestos many years ago. In Spain the use of this material was limited in 1984 and […]

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The Fall of Gender Equality Since the Recession: What’s to Blame?

by edralyn September 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Around 2009, the Great Recession was being termed the “Man-cession” or the “He-cession” by many who were concerned over the rising number of unemployed males compared to females, especially due to losses in such male-dominated fields as construction and manufacturing. Still others were insisting the numbers painted a much more complicated picture – one in […]

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Unique Construction Laws Across the US

by RyanD September 4, 2013 Construction and Engineering

In essence, construction law is a blend of legal principles borrowed from contract law, equity law, tort law, statutory law, suretyship law, agency law and real estate law. See 1 Bruner & O’Connor Construction Law § 1:3. Particularly in recent years, construction law has become a unique and increasingly specialized field. Because construction law varies […]

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What to Do When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

by RyanD August 25, 2013 Criminal Law

It is hard to imagine being arrested or falsely accused of sexual assault when you know you are innocent, but false accusations may not be as rare at once believed. In fact, a 1996 study indicates that false accusations may account for 26 percent of all alleged cases. Given this alarming statistic, individuals should know […]

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Five Tips: How to Search for a Lawyer for Your Family

by evaholmes247 August 10, 2013 Family Law

From time to time, everyone needs a lawyer. In most situations , that time is an inopportune one. It brings with it a lot of stress, and the last thing you want to do is comb through directories in an attorney search .It’s a good idea to find a family law attorney to help you […]

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Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Estate Agency

Beating out Your Neighbors When Selling Your Home Pick a neighborhood and count the For Sale signs. In today’s economy it is a seller’s market. These home sale clusters are becoming more and more common. Neighbors are battling for buyers and cashing in on their property. So how can you beat out your neighbor and […]

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What to Do if You Are Pursued by the IRS

by RyanD July 25, 2013 Tax Law

Almost every other day, there is news about a celebrity or executive accused by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of tax evasion. This governmental agency requires that individuals and businesses pay taxes on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Many people and organizations, however, are not able to meet this stringent rule. This becomes problematic when the IRS […]

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Pre-Law Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

by Donna Jones July 18, 2013 Blawg

You’ve probably heard about that many Law Schools now expect you to have some experience in the Humanities. Whether that means double-majoring or just taking some courses in that discipline, it’s hard to understand just why you should spend your energy and time on a discipline that seems so wholly different from law. The Humanities […]

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The Criminal Mind: Brain Scans Reveal Differences

by edralyn July 11, 2013 Arrest

The Criminal Mind: Brain Scans Reveal Differences Are you a criminal mastermind? If so, you’re different than the rest of the population. Studies in neuroscience have revealed that the brains of certain types of criminals are different than the brains of the average citizen. While it’s not fair to say that all criminals possess the […]

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