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The Lawyer Dream: Which Field Suits You?

Are the TV series Law and Order, Suits, The Good Wife, or even the film Legally Blonde among your inspirations? Have you ever considered going to law school and becoming one of the finest litigators, prosecutors, or even court judges in your city or state? Like most disciplines, law has various fields that professionals and members of the Bar can focus on. Here are the five most common fields in the US that...

Appropriate Defenses for Moving and Non-moving Offenses

There are two types of traffic violations: moving and non-moving offenses. Both of these can be committed when you’re unaware of the traffic laws. Know the impact of these violations on your driving records. Moving Violations These involve the safety of the people on the road, as well as the peace and order among motorists. This is considered a heavy offense, which you commit while the vehicle is still moving....

Public Defender vs. Private Attorney: Why Go Private?

If you’re accused of a crime, you can hire a private lawyer or ask the court to appoint one to represent you. Depending on the nature of the offense, you either get a public defender or a court-appointed lawyer. A public defender is a full-time employee representing the accused who can’t afford a private attorney, while a court-appointed lawyer runs a private practice and is occasionally hired by the court...

Legal Nurse Consultants: Leading the Field

With the ever increasing competition in the job market, people are asking themselves which career options would be best for them. Even after finishing school, some still go for further studies to differentiate themselves from others. Legal nurse consultants are some of the most sought after professionals today. With the unique skills and knowledge they possess and their great career prospects, it’s no wonder...

Major Considerations Before Investing in Real Estate

Real estate is all about location, timing and the proper handling of legal matters. Denver is rich with both commercial and residential properties that can truly be lucrative with the proper management. This is also why the services of a seasoned real estate lawyer in Denver is so in demand. Before you invest in any property, it is important to take care of some personal, commercial and legal matters. Here are...

How Consistency Softens Children’s Hard Feelings Post-Divorce

Transition for couples with children after divorce is not easy. This is especially true if the children are still of school age; they will hold out thinking the parents will get back together. Wrapped in their world of whimsy and magic, they will think reconciliation is possible, and that the family will live a happy life together again. The Impact of Divorce on Children Children often show symptoms of distress...

George Mason Law School Alumnus in Gay Execution Bill Crossfire

One of George Mason Law School’s alumni proposed the Sodomite Suppression Act, which said that under certain circumstances, it will authorize the execution of gays and lesbians “bullets to the head” or “any other convenient method”. The person in question is Matt McLaughlin, a California lawyer who submitted...

California Officials Would Stop Enforcing “Jessica’s Law”

Parents in California became alert when California officials announced that the state would stop enforcing a voter-approved law that prohibits sex offenders from living near schools. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation stated that it would stop enforcing “Jessica’s Law”, where registered...

Indiana Governor Under Fire for Signing State RFRA Legislation

Republican Gov. Mike Pence received flak from several sectors in Indiana for signing a controversial religious freedom bill. The law, which is modeled from the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, will prohibit any governmental entity from substantially burdening a person’s religious beliefs. Some of the most trenchant criticisms came from local businesses and organizations that are responsible for sending...

Parental Alienation: Things You Should Know

Child custody cases are stressful in many ways, and the problem does not affect just the grown-ups involved. Children usually suffer the most, especially if the parents continue to fight. A more difficult and stressful custody situation arises, however, when one parent tries to brainwash a child’s mind by bad-mouthing...