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Foreclosure

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:39:34 +0000

Foreclosure is a legal process that results from a borrower defaulting on their mortgage payments. In this process, the lender attempts to get the rest of their money by selling the property set as collateral (usually a house). Types of foreclosure 1. Judicial foreclosure This involves selling of the mortgaged property and using the proceeds […]

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Employment Lawyers

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:25:07 +0000

These are lawyers that deal with cases involving workplace disputes. They can be hired by either an employer or an employee and are specialized in employment laws. They help employees that feel that they have been wrongfully terminated, mistreated, have been denied their wages or feel that their employment contract has been breached somehow. They […]

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Conflict of Interest

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:24:20 +0000

In the practice of law, a conflict of interest occurs in the event that a lawyer is at a risk of not acting in the best interest of his or her client due to personal issues or because their loyalties lie elsewhere. Classic conflicts of interests include when a lawyer is hired by a client […]

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The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:11:41 +0000

It’s a very brief sentence but it is some of the hardest and most obscure words to interpret in the English language. This amendment which guarantees that an American has a right to bear arms (weapons) can spark vigorous, and intense debates on both sides of the coin. To bear an arm implies that a […]

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Three Branches of U.S. Government

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 21:06:40 +0000

When the founding fathers began to write documents that would structure our new democracy, they wanted to ensure that no one person had too much authority. So they designed the language to create separation powers. The three branches are, Legislative, Judicial and Executive. The Legislative branch makes the laws, and is comprised of both houses […]

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Estate Planning: Why You Need a Will

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:01:27 +0000

You need a basic estate plan if you own any property. In as much as no one wishes to think about his/her demise, planning your estate is one of the best decisions that you can ever make as far as your wealth is concerned. This is because it reduces the confusion that is typically associated […]

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Freedom of Speech

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:58:46 +0000

Does Freedom of Speech Give People the Right to Offend? A short post by Rick Zimmer. I have thought about this for quite some time. I noticed that we are allowed to say whatever we want, as long as if it does not offend someone or hurt someone’s feelings. But is honesty the same as […]

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Part-Time Law School

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:50:31 +0000

Here is a great post from one of our junior associates about different ways to finish law school. “After successfully completing an evening law school program while working full time, there are a few words of wisdom and advice to share. First, although it is most like referred to as a part-time program, but would […]

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Civil Litigation

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:46:23 +0000

This post will go into detail about Civil Litigation, what it is, what happens when one party sues another and when all of this commonly occurs. Preparation Substantial preparation is required before entering civil litigation. The party bringing the lawsuit (the Plaintiff) will research and gather information to strategize and assess the case. If the […]

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What is A Reasonable Contigency Fee

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:31:32 +0000

Many clients wonder what is considered a reasonable contingency fee. A one-third fee is considered fair and reasonable for most cases. While the fee may be higher than one-third, a 50% contingency fee is generally considered to be too high. The reasonableness of a contingency fee depends heavily on your attorney’s cost-risk-reward analysis of your […]

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