In the 1980s cartoon classic "Garfield's Halloween Adventure," Garfield sings a song about what he should be for Halloween. The same song could apply to new lawyers forming some kind of firm. There are just so many corporate forms to be! Should you be a PC, LLC, LLP, or another...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
This week on #DearFindLaw, we're presented with the issue of joining a bar association while in law school.There are many bar associations to choose from, and if you're a law student, you've probably got to join one eventually, right? After all, it's not a "cocktail party" if it's just...... Click through to keep reading th […]
A police officer's personnel file could be a gold mine for a defendant -- past misconduct, especially the really juicy stuff like beating a defendant or falsifying a police report, could destroy an officer's credibility and sway an otherwise teetering jury. But who screens those police files to determine whether...... Click through to keep reading […]
I will now explain the presumption of innocence and the people's burden of proof. The defendant has pleaded guilty to the charges. The fact that a criminal charge has been filed against the defendant is not evidence that the charge is true. You must not be biased against the...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
As you're waiting in line at the airport to get your full body scan, or have your stuff rifled through, you might peer over at the stack of bins, into which you're hastily stuffing your laptop and shoes, and notice that there are ads in them. Since 2007, the TSA...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case about a controversial North Carolina abortion law yesterday. The Woman's Right to Know Act requires a doctor providing an abortion to give the patient an ultrasound at least four hours before an abortion and requires the doctor to...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw. […]
"The company is a joke. You sent me a one-armed security guard." The complaint, from a community association that had hired Florida Commercial Security Services to provide it with a security guard, led to the removal of Alberto Tarud-Saieh from an $8-an-hour security guard position. (Tarud-Saieh lost his right arm...... Click through to keep readin […]
Truth be told, if someone asked me whether their law firm should have a Facebook page, my gut reaction would be "no." Why? Practically speaking, it's a lot of work for little payout, more so now that Facebook has entered the "Pay to Play" era. A Facebook page that pays...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
It's bar results season! On Tuesday, New York dropped results a day earlier last year, and weeks earlier than expected, reports Above the Law. Californians are going to be waiting in agony for at least a few more weeks. If you're from one of the flyover states, the length of...... Click through to keep reading this post on FindLaw.com... […]
Think Verizon and the NSA shouldn't be in the same category as Wolfman and Frankenstein? Think again: Behind you! It's ... it's ... packet shaping! So maybe James Clapper isn't as scary-looking as Lon Cheney in "Phantom of the Opera," but the implications of warrantless surveillance are terrifying. For Halloween,...... Click thr […]
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