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April 8, 2015

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January 12, 2015

Legal Ethics for Paralegals

Legal ethics are obviously related to the legal system, but they are a set of standards and guidelines in where conduct is measured. Most anyone in the legal system will use NJ legal ethics, but they vary depending on the position and title you ascertain. For example, paralegals and lawyers both have rules of conduct, but because lawyers tend to deal more with clients one on one, they have different rules of conduct than a paralegal. But, the same sentiment […]
May 13, 2014

Ethical Online Advertising and Web Design for Lawyers in NJ

The New Jersey Bar Association governs how a law firm or an attorney conducts themselves when engaging in advertising or when they are communicating via online media such as the Internet or websites. Since an attorney website is basically considered to be a form of communication or a means of advertising they are subject to being regulated by the bar’s rules. Each state may have its own set of rules regarding the handling of websites or advertisements by attorneys; and […]
April 13, 2014

Laws that Protect Whistleblowers

When pursuing a whistleblower case the first step is to carefully check all th laws ans statutes that may apply to your given situation. An example is that although the Whistleblower Protection Act is well?known and has been extensively talked about it only actually covers a small part of the working population. When trying a case and not a federal employee, the case gets covered under different rules of protection altogether. An employment lawyer can work with you to set […]
March 28, 2014

What is the Whistleblower Protection Act?

The Whistleblower Protection Act, or WPA, gives protection from retaliation or persecution to government employees that disclose to the police illegal and improper conduct that goes on in the workplace. The law is to protect any federal employees who uncover some wrongdoing and report it to authorities. Under the WPA, the government agency accused is not allowed to end the employment or “bully” a worker of government contractors, science based agencies like NASA, or national security personnel.
August 22, 2013

What is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy will include a 3 to 5 year repayment plan which will allow a debtor to repay creditors by paying off total amounts or partial amounts of the debts. A Chapter 13 can prevent a foreclosure on a house, pay back taxes, and stop a tax debt from accruing interest, help make up missed payments on a house or car and any number of other things. As long as an individual stays to the proposed repayment schedule […]
August 15, 2013

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is generally filed to eliminate unsecure debt. A corporation, married couple, partnership or an individual can file for this type of bankruptcy. It typically discharges debts such as medical bills, personal loans and credit cards. In some cases, even though the Chapter 7 will free an individual from their debts, there are some types of property that they may be able to keep. They will just have to make arrangements which will reaffirm the debt. For most […]
May 30, 2013

Division of Property in a No Fault Divorce

Couples who file for divorce in New Jersey have the option of a no-fault or a fault-based divorce. In a no-fault divorce the parties agree that there are irreconcilable differences which simply means they lack the ability to get along any further and there’s not a chance that they will be able to work it out and get back together. Spouses seeking a no-fault divorce are not required to find fault with the other party or point to something bad […]
March 14, 2013

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a way to solve a dispute legally. An independent third party will determine the resolution to the dispute in a private setting. An arbitration hearing can use either a tribunal or an individual arbitrator. A tribunal is typically made up of several arbitrators. It is customary in most settings to have an odd number of tribunal members in order to avoid a tie. The parties who are involved in the dispute will hand their power to decide the […]
March 9, 2013

What is Mediation?

While some people just want to have their day in court, for the vast majority court is not considered to be fun or appealing in any way. Mediation provides a way to resolve legal issues without requiring a court appearance. It can be substantially less time consuming than pursuing a court case and justice can be just as obtainable. The Process of Mediation Two parties who cannot reach an agreeable resolution may choose to engage in the process of mediation. […]