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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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