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November 30, 2018
cyber crime

White Collar Crime in the 21st Century

Coining the Phrase When the sociologist and professor, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” back in 1939, he lifted the veil on an entire stratum of society that was accustomed to managing their more nefarious affairs in secret.  Previously, people usually talked about crime as the province of the lower classes, often committed on inner-city streets by those with very little to lose.  Sutherland, however, believed that people were underestimating the propensity of the upper class to commit […]
November 12, 2018
Elon Musk and disclosure

Business Law and Company Disclosures in the Social Media Age

Although social media may have transformed how rapidly news and information travels in the digital world, it also brings new implications and challenges for those involved in business law.  As Elon Musk and Tesla recently discovered, the Securities and Exchange Commission may not look kindly upon the casual disclosure of information that could affect a company’s stock price.  The resulting SEC lawsuit brought against Tesla and Elon Musk brings to light compliance issues that companies and business attorneys now face […]
October 12, 2018
Dispute resolution and mediation

Common Questions About Mediation

What is Mediation? Two parties who cannot reach an agreeable resolution may choose to engage in the process of mediation.  Mediation provides a way to resolve legal issues without requiring a court appearance. The process itself is a very simple one. The first step is for the two parties to both agree on a mediator. It is often a former judge or lawyer but does not necessarily need to be. It just needs to be a party who is impartial […]
October 9, 2018
Sexual Assault on College Campus

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Sexual assault on college campuses is a common problem that often goes unreported. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 20%-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college. More than 90% of Sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. The statistics on sexual assault and harassment on campus show the need for change. I think the first step would be finding ways to constantly inform […]
August 13, 2018
litigation business lawyer

Defamation Against Businesses

Consumers use the internet to make a variety of decisions, including what products to buy and what professionals to hire. During their research, many consumers go online to look at reviews the business has received on local business directories like Yelp or Google+. Online reviews can have a huge effect on the success of your business so it is important to understand your rights should your business receive a negative one. If your business has received a negative online review, […]
August 10, 2018
Employment Law - Sexual Harassment

Women Fighting for Equal Rights

Women have been fighting for equal rights for as long as we can remember, for the right to vote, the right to control our bodies and the right to equality in the workplace. One in four women experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the large volume of complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, most of the employees who experience harassment do not report. Sexual harassment can be from a supervisor, a supervisor from another department, a […]
July 2, 2018
employment law

What You Need To Know About Employment Law

Workers are currently protected against many forms of discrimination by employment laws. Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation makes it illegal to treat workers differently based on ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender age, or disability. What is Employment Law? Employment laws were put in place to protect workers from wrongdoing by their employers. […]
November 29, 2017
Employment Law - Sexual Harassment

What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need?

People often find themselves in unfamiliar situations where they could use a bit of legal advice. However, they might not be sure of who to turn to. Consulting with an attorney near you will usually be an appropriate step to take.  However, what kind of lawyer does each situation require? This guide will walk individuals through several types of lawyers who handle specific types of cases in the most common areas of law: financial, business, civil, and personal law.
November 22, 2017
Child Custody

Common Issues About Child Custody

Child custody can be a hotly contested topic during and even after a divorce. Parents often have questions regarding how to handle the issue, and how to cause the children as little pain as possible. In many instances, it is important to find an attorney who specializes in such matters.  While there are basic procedures that most child custody cases follow, it is helpful to have as much information as possible going into a child custody case. This article provides […]
November 15, 2017
legal advice

How to Talk About Politics at Work

In today’s political climate, talking about politics at work is often a tricky endeavor. Jokingly, many etiquette books will tell readers to avoid the five B’s: booze, boys, Bible, bill, and Biden. In other words, avoid discussing substances, romantic relationships, religion, finances, or politics while in polite company, as these can all be polarizing subjects. Unfortunately, some coworkers may have a difficult time remaining silent on these issues. For those who choose to participate in these types of conversations while […]
November 8, 2017
Gender Discrimination

Common Gender Issues at Work

Though workplaces are often much more diverse today than they were even twenty years ago, workplace discrimination is still an uncomfortable occurrence in today’s workplace settings. Many gender-related issues can arise in the workplace, but they are often very simple interactions to handle. For those who are unsure of how to appropriately address a gender issue at work, you may contact an employment attorney with experience in workplace discrimination in your state. They can provide advice on how to handle […]
November 1, 2017
Questions about Estate Planning estate plan be reviewed

Asset Protection for Seniors

End-of-life care is not always the most comfortable topic to discuss, but it is a necessary aspect to consider when seniors are coordinating their finances. Estate planning for seniors should not be a challenging subject, but many people find it hard to keep track of all the elements that asset protection can involve.  From trusts to tax reduction and everything else in between, asset protection for seniors can be a simple process for many seniors. It bodes well to consider […]
August 31, 2017
What Makes a Good Financial Advisor

What Makes a Good Financial Advisor

Financial advisors are powerful people, because they manage money, they also, in a sense, manage lives. This fact means that your financial advisor holds a critical role in your life, both in the present and the future. You and family depend upon the fruits of your labor for so many things, which is why it’s important to find the right financial advisor. The question is—how to find a good one? Naturally, your financial advisor must have the proper credentials. He […]
August 30, 2017

Why You Need a Financial Advisor

There are many things you ought to do on your own, but managing your money may not be one of them. Regardless of your age, you likely work very hard for the money you earn; you need to know it’s working hard for you. But if you try to go it alone when it comes to managing it, you may find yourself behind the eight ball, particularly if you’re nearing retirement age. In fact, the more money you have to […]
August 29, 2017

Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor about Your Retirement

Saving for your retirement may not be so important when we’re young, but as we age we begin thinking more and more about it. How old will you be when you decide you don’t want to work full-time anymore? Or, more importantly, will you get to a point in your life when you feel you no longer can work full-time—or at all? These are the reasons why it’s important to not only begin thinking about your retirement when you’re younger, […]
August 28, 2017

How to Find a Financial Advisor

Hiring a financial advisor is an excellent way to have your money managed responsibly. Managing your money can be tough, and with all the ins and outs of the trade, it’s often best to find someone who’s knowledgeable and experienced in such tasks. But finding a financial advisor isn’t easy, particularly if you don’t have a lot of time to put into this undertaking. Job one will be finding a financial advisor you can trust. Naturally, your search needs to […]
August 25, 2017

I Can’t Afford a Lawyer

Finding a lawyer when you need legal representation is a difficult task. First, simply being in need of an attorney means you’re in the midst of legal problems, which can be taxing. Second, not everyone can afford an attorney, making legal problems even more trying. Finding a good lawyer when you can’t afford to pay a lot of anything at all can be problematic. Thankfully, there are a number of resources available to any U.S. citizen who can’t afford a […]
August 24, 2017
How Are Lawyers Paid

How Are Lawyers Paid?

One of the foremost questions people have on their minds when they find themselves in need of legal representation is, “How will I pay for this?” Naturally, those who are fortunate enough never to need an attorney will not have to worry, but many of us will at one time or another end up in a legal bind wherein hiring an attorney will be quite valuable. In those cases, it’s helpful to understand how lawyers are paid in order to […]
August 23, 2017

What Are Your Rights at Work?

Knowing your workplace rights is an important part of working outside the home. These days, people often speak of their ‘rights,’ but when it comes to the jobs we do for our employers, we often don’t know what those rights are. For instance, what about privacy? Do you have a right to privacy when you’re at work? What about termination? If you’re working for a company that fires you, did you have a right to expect never to be fired […]
August 22, 2017
How to Choose a Lawyer

How to Choose a Lawyer

Many of us are lucky enough that we’ll never need a lawyer in our entire lives. However, many more will need an attorney at one point or another, and when that time comes, it’s important to know how to choose a lawyer. Thankfully, the days of throwing open the yellow pages to the attorney pages, shutting your eyes, and pointing to one are long gone. Today, there are a number of valuable resources that will help you choose a lawyer […]
August 18, 2017

Trends in Divorce and Family Law

Divorce is a painful, often embarrassing subject for everyone involved. Once the decision has been reached to cut ties with a loved one, drawing out the process in a long and argumentative divorce only worsens the already strained relationship. If the separated couple had children together, the strain becomes even stronger. With these impending difficulties in mind, knowledge of the trends in divorce and family law can help families prepare for their next steps during this unpredictable time. Here are […]
August 17, 2017
Questions about Estate Planning

Common Questions about Estate Planning

Everyone has an estate, even those who do not consider themselves wealthy.  An estate is comprised of anything someone owns including their home, vehicle, bank accounts, life insurance policies and other personal possessions like jewelry.  Estate planning is the process of determining what will be given to whom (individuals and organizations), when an untimely death occurs.  Top estate law attorneys emphasize the critical nature of estate planning.  Here are some of the most common questions they receive regarding this topic.
August 16, 2017

How to Resolve Business Disputes

A partnership that originally began as an amicable relationship can often deteriorate when two individuals have different visions for the business. While some of these disputes are easy to resolve, others require a bit more effort; some might even necessitate the consultation of a top business lawyer. Once both parties have decided that legal help is required to resolve the business dispute, there are still a few more steps that must be completed to move forward from the issue. Here […]
August 15, 2017

Types of Contracts and Business Agreements

When entering into business with any individual or organization, clear communication is key. No party wants to take legal action against another, but unfortunately, such action becomes the only form of recourse when business contracts and agreements are either not followed or simply don’t exist. Rather than entering into such trying predicaments, signing a contract at the beginning of a business deal can stave off unnecessary heartache in the long run. But for those new to business contracts, choosing the […]
August 9, 2017
Digital Marketing for a Law Office

Digital Marketing for a Law Office

Common characteristics of thriving law offices include a loyal client following, a high success rate, and a strategic digital marketing plan. While the first two elements seem like no-brainers, the third is a bit more difficult. Promoting a law office simply by word of mouth is often not enough to earn the confidence or business of potential clients. Digital marketing for lawyers requires a dynamic, modern approach to the market and a plan consisting of established strategies that maximize returns. […]