FAMILY ADVOCATE

FAMILY ADVOCATE

This issue of Family Advocate is designed to provideadditional support for you as you go through the process of a family law  proceeding. The American Bar Association’s Section of Family Law has created it, and it has been given to you to help you make the most of your time with …

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Free and Low Cost Legal Resources

Free and Low Cost Legal Resources

Lawful SUPPORT AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES At DVSAS, we can offer the accompanying lawful support administrations:  Assistance with recording assurance orders  Court arrangement and backup (we ask for two weeks’ notice for court bolster and can’t ensure a promoter can be accessible for a minute …

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Life as a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Life as a Medical Malpractice Attorney

A medical malpractice case lands on your desk. What is your first thought? What is your plan? If you’re stumped or not sure where to begin, studying the anatomy of a successful medical malpractice case may be in order. Pre-litigation planning. Selecting expert witnesses. Conducting discovery. Submitting motions in limine. …

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Is It Malpractice? How You Can Find Out.

Is It Malpractice? How You Can Find Out.

Includes: • Investigating your own malpractice case • Hiring the best lawyer if you decide to pursue a lawsuit (This article is adapted and expanded from an article I wrote for the Washington Post Health section a number of years ago.) The doctor said my friend’s rectal bleeding was from …

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Best Practices for Managing Lawyers

Best Practices for Managing Lawyers

Welcome to Best Practices, formerly the Trial Practice column. Readers of the column will continue to find guidance for how to effectively prepare for and conduct trials, but the title change reflects a broader scope of topics to come. Future articles will highlight best practices and ideals in all aspects …

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Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

A recurring question posed to the attorneys in the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility who provide advisory opinions is whether it is permissible to accept payment from clients by credit card. The answer is not a simple yes or no. Receiving payment by credit card for fees that have …

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Planning for Law School

Planning for Law School

Approximately 5 % of graduating Southwestern University students enter law school directly upon graduation. About 25-30 % of SU graduates yearly continue their education. SU students definitely have the potential to secure entry to and graduate from graduate and professional school – and planning ahead helps! The most successful students …

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Tax Law

Tax Law

I have been asked to comment on the activities of tax counsel, and how one starts on this career path. Being a tax lawyer encompasses a number of diverse activities, essentially providing advice to a wide range of clients on how to structure businesses, as well as designing and implementing …

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