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Legal Terms – A Quick Guide

Legal issues and problems are stressful, complex and inevitable. If you get wrapped up in legal issues, it sometimes helps to understand the lingo being bandied about. Legal Terms Contract: An agreement between two or more parties in which each party agrees to provide something in exchange for the other party doing the same. Typically, one party provides money while the other provides a service... ❯❯❯

Law Firm Staff: Are They Treated as Equals?

I attended an awards party last week honoring the "Best" lawyers in the community. It was a nice affair. One of the winners was a partner at a major national law firm. As I read his profile, I was struck by comments made about him by one of his law partners. “I think much of what makes [him] a good attorney is that which makes him a good person…[He] genuinely cares about people, which would,... ❯❯❯

Why You Shouldn't Rely on a Lawyer Who Tells You Your Case Is Worth Millions

I went to two other lawyers before coming to you. Each of them told me my case was worth millions. Why aren't you telling me the same thing? A: Simple. What those lawyers did was tell you something they could never guarantee. There is no way for them to know how much money they could obtain for you, especially before any case is started on your behalf. Even if I were to give you a number that I... ❯❯❯

Top Ten Things To Look For In A Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney

Being injured is no fun. Not knowing where to turn, who to trust, and what to do about your medical bills is frustrating. Most people will never need a malpractice lawyer. That's good. Most people will never need a personal injury lawyer, and that's good too. But there are folks who do get injured because of someone else's fault, and they're the ones who DO need an attorney. Maybe you know of a... ❯❯❯

Should You Create a Power of Attorney?

There are some few exceptions as the right to get married or vote. As an individual and principal you can grant unlimited power known as a general power of attorney. The attorney-in-fact generally can only carry out an action if the individual and principal can exercise the same power. This stops the attorney-in-fact from acting when the principal is incapacitated. If an individual is unable to... ❯❯❯

Full Disclosure for All Lawyers

It seems like Lawyers are always in the news for some unethical behavior. But this should not be surprising as Male Lawyers are seven times more likely to cheat on their wives with another woman or Man than the average American. Since we have lawyers abusing the law so often yet pretend to be upholding it in some helpful way, we need more disclosure. We should demand phone records, financial... ❯❯❯

Finding Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Finding effective medical malpractice lawyers to handle your case completely and thoroughly may seem like a difficult thing to do. Many of the lawyers that you come across, will not seem that high in quality. Or, you may be shocked to learn that they have many cases on their plate and may not have enough time to take care of your needs as well. So, finding a medical malpractice lawyers that are... ❯❯❯

Intellectual Property Law: Community Trade Marks - Registration - Grounds for Refusal

In the case of CeWe Color AG and Co v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (T-178/03 and T-179/03), the Court of First Instance rejected CeWe's trade mark applications on the grounds that the marks were merely descriptive and lacked distinctiveness. In 2001, CeWe applied for registration of the Community Trade Marks for the names DIGIFILM and DIGIFILMMAKER in... ❯❯❯

Questions to Ask Your Lawyer

When looking for a lawyer to handle a personal legal matter, you can usually find one by contacting the local bar association or an attorney referral service in your area. If those don’t pan out, try the state bar association or word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied friends, family members, or coworkers. After getting the names of two or three attorneys that specialize in the area for... ❯❯❯

Where's An Attorney When You Need One?

Many of us like to think we’ll live forever. Or at least we act that way, never giving thought to the necessary preparations for dying or the possibility of having an accident or becoming a victim to someone else’s negligence. So when these things happen or become imminent, we suddenly are forced to scramble in search of legal advice or assistance. That’s why it helps to have the name of a... ❯❯❯