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Pro bono lawyers give so all have access to legal system

Pro bono lawyers give so all have access to legal system
Hundreds of lawyers provide thousands of hours of free legal services every year. Most cases involve family law, consumer protection or landlord/tenant matters. These are basic needs for the clients involved. Unfortunately, our program has been …
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Henrico family fighting for home after lawyer's 'mistake'
He also tells CBS they informed the attorney in advance about when the house was supposed to be auctioned. He says the attorney didn't file the bankruptcy paperwork until a day after the home was sold. Now the couple has until mid-November to move.
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Tsarnaev's lawyers want docs from interrogation of family, friends
BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking the government to hand over information related to FBI interviews of his family and friends. In a filing Monday, Tsarnaev's attorneys said the …
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Bucks County Family Lawyers Jeffrey Williams and Hillary Moonay Selected by U.S. News & World Report as 2014 Best Lawyers in America

Doylestown, Pa. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013

Bucks County family law firm Williams Family Law, P.C., (http://www.bucksfamilylawyers.com), announces that Jeffrey M. Williams and Hillary J. Moonay have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

Fremont Sexual Offense Defense Lawyers at Beles & Beles Announce Complimentary Consultations for People Hiring a Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in California

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2013

Criminal lawyers in Fremont California at the Law Offices of Beles & Beles are experienced sexual offense defense attorneys. Robert J. Beles and Anne Beles are both Certified Criminal Law Specialists in California. Beles & Beles has been defending people accused of crimes in Fremont as well as all of Alameda and Contra Costa County for over 30 years. Beles & Beles and their team of experienced Fremont sex crime defense lawyers are offering no cost consultations including a case review to people currently facing charges for sexual misconduct or other sex crimes including child pornography.

These Fremont criminal lawyers say if a loved one has been charged with a sex crime it is important to seek experienced representation to provide you with the best chance to defend your freedom. The government will do everything it can to bring the maximum charges and impose the maximum sentence which involves being a registered sex offender. Fremont sexual misconduct defense lawyers at Beles & Beles defend people accused of all types of felonies and misdemeanors including sex offenses, sexual assault, rape, drug charges, murder, attempted murder, bribery, fraud, assault, juvenile charges, weapons charges, identity theft, domestic violence, DUI, drunk driving and all other crimes in and around Fremont CA.

Oakland criminal lawyer Mr. Robert J. Beles has a track record of successfully representing clients in court and was the winner of a highly publicized triple murder case. According to Mr. Beles people represented by his firm are protected like a member of the family and the best experts, investigators and resources are used to build the best defense. We are at the forefront of handling cases involving the overreaching powers of the state, and that is something that I am proud of. We have an excellent reputation for defending people against sexual misconduct and more severe sex related charges, said Robert J. Beles.

During the no cost consultation and case evaluation our Fremont criminal lawyers will hear what type of charges a person is facing, whether the charges are state or federal, how severe the crime is, the criminal history of the person being accused, and what part of the legal process the person is in. This helps us get a good understanding of the situation and helps us determine the best way to help a person, said Mr. Beles.

In addition to being experienced Fremont criminal lawyers the attorneys at Beles & Beles have had more success than any other law firm in the Fremont area defending people from being forced to register as sex offenders.

79 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers, 16 Named Rising Stars

DETROIT, Mich. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 79 of the firms attorneys have been named 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers. 16 Dickinson Wright attorneys have been named 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, while only two and a half percent are named Rising Stars.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this years Michigan Super Lawyers list include:

Ann Arbor, MI

John M. Dempsey, Utilities

Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Mark V. Heusel, Business Litigation

James L. Hughes, Business/Corporate

John K. Lawrence, Banking

James A. Samborn, Construction/Surety

Jordan S. Schreier, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking

Detroit, MI

Michelle L. Alamo, Business Litigation

Dennis W. Archer, Business Litigation

Allison R. Bach, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Richard M. Bolton, Securities & Corporate Finance

William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Lawrence G. Campbell, ADR

James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate

Bernadette M. Dennehy, Business/Corporate

David R. Deromedi, Employment & Labor

Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate

K. Scott Hamilton, Business Litigation

Mark R. High, Business/Corporate

Edgar C. Howbert, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Timothy H. Howlett, Employment & Labor

W. Anthony Jenkins, Real Estate

D. Lee Khachaturian, Business Litigation

Kathleen A. Lang, Business Litigation

Kenneth J. McIntyre, Business Litigation

Thomas G. McNeill, Business Litigation

Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental

Francis R. Ortiz, Appellate

James B. Perry, Employment & Labor

James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

William P. Shield, Jr., Banking

James P. Spica, Estate & Probate

Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Bruce C. Thelen, International

Kathryn S. Wood, Employment & Labor

Grand Rapids

John G. Cameron, Jr., Real Estate

Geoffrey A. Fields, Business Litigation

Brian Fleetham, Health Care

Daniel F. Gosch, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Leslee M. Lewis, Real Estate

Timothy A. Stoepker, Land Use/Zoning

Richard A. Wendt, Bonds/Government Finance

Rock A. Wood, Business Litigation


James W. Bliss, Bonds/Government Finance

Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative Law

Joseph A. Fink, Civil Litigation Defense

David J. Houston, Employment & Labor

James E. Lozier, Civil Litigation Defense

Peter S. Sheldon, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Robert W. Stocker II, Gaming


Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental

Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate

J. Benjamin Dolan, Business Litigation

Terence M. Donnelly, Bonds/Government Finance

Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Henry M. Grix, Estate & Probate

Hanley M. Gurwin, Family Law

Craig W. Hammond, Bonds/Government Finance

Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Robert S. Krause, Personal Injury Defense: Products

Monica J. Labe, Real Estate

Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration

Christopher C. Maeso, Business/Corporate

Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental

Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits/ERISA

John H. Norris, Energy & Resources

Edward H. Pappas, Business Litigation

Richard W. Paul, Business Litigation

Robert V. Peterson, Real Estate

Daniel D. Quick, Business Litigation

Michael T. Raymond, Securities & Corporate Finance

Peter H. Webster, Eminent Domain

J. Bryan Williams, Business/Corporate

Mark E. Wilson, Health Care

Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate

Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this years Michigan Rising Stars list include:

Detroit, MI

Farayha J. Arrine, Civil Litigation Defense

Lindsay E. DeMoss, Business Litigation

Patrick B. Green, Business Litigation

Thomas D. Issacs, Business Litigation

John M. Perkins, Business/Corporate

Scott A. Petz, General Litigation

Daniel J. Phillips, Business Litigation

Adam M. Wenner, Business/Corporate

Rachel L. Wolock, Banking

Grand Rapids, MI

Christina K. McDonald, Business Litigation

John T. Schuring, Business/Corporate

Lansing, MI

Peter J. Kulick, Tax

Troy, MI

Jill S. Ingber, Business Litigation

Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate

Cynthia J. Black Svenson, Estate & Probate

Rosanna J. Willis, Health Care

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 350 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz. (operating as Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks); and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 30 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.

Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff Settle Personal Injury Lawsuit

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

The Florida injury attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff have been representing clients who have been injured in car accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and drunk driving accidents for 30 years. The firm also handles cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, workers compensation and slip and fall accidents. The attorneys at the firm hereby announce that they have successfully negotiated a settlement with regards to a Florida slip and fall lawsuit that was filed on behalf of an injured client.

Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. The case was assigned a case number of CACE 06 007060(21) and it concerned an allegation that the plaintiff, an individual female, was injured because of the negligence of the defendant, a local corporation that involved the failure of that defendant to keep and maintain a safe premises for foreseeable visitors. The case sought several different forms of damages that were allegedly incurred by the plaintiff.

According to the documents that were filed in conjunction with the case, the plaintiff was lawfully on the premises of the defendant within the boundaries of Broward County when the incident at issue occurred. As she walked across the defendants parking lot, she allegedly slipped and fell on a patch of oil that had gathered on the concrete. The plaintiff was badly injured as a result of this slip and fall accident, suffering severe harm to her back. These injuries required immediate medical intervention as well as ongoing medical oversight and treatment.

The court documents went on to state that: (1) the defendant had a duty to maintain a safe parking lot for invitees; (2) the defendant either knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that was the oil in the parking lot; (3) the defendant failed to take steps to either remove that dangerous condition or to clearly warn foreseeable entrants onto its property of its presence; and (5) this alleged negligence caused the injuries suffered by the plaintiff.

Rather than fully litigate the matter, the parties to the lawsuit were able to come together and negotiate a settlement. The two sides also executed a confidentiality agreement, meaning that the details of this settlement are to be kept private. The case is now considered closed by both sides. We are happy to have helped another client resolve a painful and stressful situation in a manner that provides her with the recovery of compensation that she both needs and deserves, said Jack Bernstein, partner at Bernstein & Maryanoff.

About Bernstein & Maryanoff

Bernstein & Maryanoff is a law firm comprised of Florida personal injury lawyers who have been serving as legal advocates for injured clients who have been wrongfully harmed in Florida slip and fall accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driver accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of traffic accidents. The firm also handles cases that include Florida nursing home neglect and abuse, sexual abuse and other matters that require litigation in order to recover compensation on behalf of those who have been injured by negligent, reckless or intentional actions.

Gainesville, Florida Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Announce a New No Texting While Driving Campaign for all Gainesville Residents

Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) June 09, 2013

No texting while driving is now a law in 32 states including Florida. The Berman Law Group knows that this law now makes it illegal to text while driving, and it also prohibits any form of email, or instant messages while driving. The Berman Law Group is announcing a new public service campaign in Gainesville, Florida, in support of this law and in support of safety on the roads and for the community of Gainesville. The Florida injury lawyers at the Berman Law Firm know that even though texting while driving is illegal, it still happens and they want the roads as safe as possible for all Florida residents. The number of people who text while driving increases more and more each year and the Berman Law Group want to focus on educating the community on the dangers of taking this risk in hopes that future generations will be more careful behind the wheel.

Russell Berman is one of the attorneys at the firm, and he had this to say about their new campaign to get drivers to stop texting and driving, “We want the roads to be safer in Gainesville, Florida, today and for all future generations. One of the most dangerous things anyone can do is text or email behind the wheel. Those few seconds can make all the difference when it comes to avoiding a wreck or being in the middle of one. To curb the number of accidents occurring in Gainesville due to texting and driving, our law firm is fully committed to educating and preventing accidents that occur from this dangerous activity.”

Texting while driving can increase the risk of accidents by 23 percent. The associates of Berman and Berman recognize that this dangerous habit, still has not stopped despite the dire consequences that can result from such behavior. During our intensive research, The Berman Law Firm has found that in the past year, there have been over 6000 deaths, and 500,000 injuries related to texting while driving. Insurance companies are now raising rates for drivers who have been cited for this offense.

Many drivers do not realize that one unimportant text while driving could cost an innocent person their life. Studies have shown that when drivers text and drive their focus is not on the road before them. In fact, it takes about 4.6 seconds to send a short text, this seemingly small amount of time equates to what it takes a running back to run the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour. The difference however, is that the football player scores a touchdown, while a driver could cause a deadly accident.

No texting while driving is vital to the safety of drivers, passengers, and innocent bystanders. Texting while driving distracts the driver from the road, creating a climate where their reactions are comparable to that of a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent.

Berman and Berman know that now is the time to abide by the no texting while driving law, in Gainesville and the state of Florida. Doing so will save many undue injuries and deaths. It is imperative that drivers realize that trying to multi-task is a dangerous and often fatal habit while driving. Be safe on the roadways; protect drivers, passenger, and innocent bystanders from the dangers of texting while driving.

Being injured in an accident caused by texting while driving is a life changing experience and the Berman Law Firm is here to help ensure all accident victims know how to cope with the situation at hand. Contact the Gainesville, Florida injury lawyers at the Berman Law Firm today at 1 (877) 529-8995 or visit their website at http://lawyerinjuryaccident.com/. They are available 24 hours a day via email, phone, or live chat on their website.

Question about the Maryland lawyers exam for lawyers from out of state practicing for 5 years?

Question by Sam T: Question about the Maryland lawyers exam for lawyers from out of state practicing for 5 years?
Does anyone know anything about this test… difficulty level, what subjects are tested, how long do you need to prepare, and do you need to take a course to prepare?

Best answer:

Answer by diddledumsticks
All this is from the out of state info sheets.

What’s in the exam ‘relate[s] to the subject matter in three volumes of the Annotated Code of Maryland’. These subjects are included:

“General Provisions, Civil Procedure in Circuit Court and District Court, Criminal Causes, Evidence, Settlement of Decedents’ Estates, Appellate and Other Judicial Review in Circuit Court, Appellate Review
in the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, Family Law Actions, Guardians and other Fiduciaries, Juvenile Causes, Property Actions, Receivers and Assignees, Sales of Property, Other Special Proceedings, and Courts, Judges and Attorneys.”

It is important to remember that the exam is open book! You can use the ‘three volumes’ that I talked about earlier.

You will need a ‘character approval’. You must complete your filing. There are a couple of things that need to be attached: remember them!

Last of all, good luck! Look at the link below for some help.

What do you think? Answer below!

Florida Injury Lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff Settle Lawsuit Arising from Car Accident

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

The Florida injury attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff have been representing people who have been wrongfully injured by others for more than 30 years. They handle cases that include claims that arise from car accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents and DUI accidents as well as representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and sexual abuse. The firm hereby announces that it has successfully settled a lawsuit that was filed in response to a car accident that was allegedly the fault of the defendant named in the case.

Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial District in and for Miami-Dade, Florida. It was sent to the General Jurisdiction Division and it was assigned a case number of 06-8235 CA 27. The lawsuit was seeking a recovery of damages based on the alleged negligence of the defendant in causing a car crash that led to the plaintiff suffering several different serious injuries and resulting financial and non-financial losses.

According to the court documents, the plaintiff, an individual male, was driving his vehicle in Miami-Dade County when he encountered a location where other drivers needed to provide him with the right-of-way. However, the court documents stated that the defendant, also an individual male, allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way that was owed to the plaintiff. As a result of this alleged failure, the two vehicles collided.

The court documents went on to state that the plaintiff suffered serious injuries to his shoulder, his leg and his back as a result of the accident and that each of these injuries required extensive medical care that included protocols of medication and ongoing rehabilitation. The plaintiff suffered financial losses that included medical costs and lost income as well as property damage. He also suffered non-financial losses that included pain and suffering. He sought to recover those losses with this lawsuit.

Rather than fully litigate the matter, the Florida injury lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff were able to come together and successfully negotiate a settlement. The two sides also executed a confidentiality agreement, which means that the specific terms of the settlement cannot be disclosed. The lawsuit was subsequently dismissed and the matter is now considered closed.

About Bernstein & Maryanoff

Bernstein & Maryanoff is a law firm comprised of Florida personal injury lawyers who have been serving as legal advocates for injured clients who have been wrongfully harmed in Florida car accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driver accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of traffic accidents. The firm also handles cases that include Florida nursing home neglect and abuse, sexual abuse and other matters that require litigation in order to recover compensation on behalf of those who have been injured by negligent, reckless or intentional actions.

San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers at the Golden State Law Group Respond to Student Loan Survey

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013

The San Diego bankruptcy attorneys at the Golden State Law Group represent consumers and businesses that have encountered serious financial difficulties. The firm helps clients navigate their way through bankruptcy cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the United States bankruptcy code as well as helping clients deal with tax debt problems. The attorneys at the firm would like to respond to the results of a survey conducted by the Credit Union National Association, or CUNA, regarding the level of knowledge possessed by high school students regarding student loans.

The CUNA survey at issue is known as the first annual High School Student Borrowing Survey, and in the survey the researchers asked 847 students who are 17 and 18 years old and who are currently still in high school and considering continuing their education into college about student loans. There were several results that were measured, and all of them indicated that people in this position tend to lack knowledge regarding the realities of borrowing to fund higher education.

For instance, the results of the survey revealed that half of all of the respondents did not know how much they would owe after they completed their education, despite the fact that only 20 percent of the respondents stated that their parents would pay these costs for them. In addition, 83 percent of the respondents did not know what interest rate they would pay for these student loans nor did they have an understanding of how long it would take to pay off these balances.

Approximately 60 percent of the respondents stated that they did not know if they would need to take out one or multiple student loans to pay for their educations, but 80 percent indicated that they considered borrowing to pay for higher education a normal step for someone to take. The researchers went on to point out that the class of 2011 graduated owing an average of $ 26,600 in student loan debt.

The San Diego bankruptcy lawyers at the Golden State Law Group find the results of this survey troubling, as it indicates that not enough people who are going to take out student loans are aware of the true nature of these obligations. Student loan debt is generally not a type of debt that can be discharged in a bankruptcy case in the absence of relatively rare circumstances.

Anyone who is struggling with this type of debt is encouraged to contact the firm to schedule a free initial consultation. The purpose of this consultation will be to conduct a thorough review of that persons overall financial picture in hopes that a strategy can be uncovered that will lead to some form of financial relief.

About the Golden State Law Group

The Golden State Law Group is a law firm in San Diego, California thats comprised of a team of San Diego bankruptcy attorneys who provide legal help to consumers and businesses. Specifically, the attorneys at the firm provide help to consumers in the legal areas relating to financial problems including student loan debt problems, credit card debt, medical bill issues, consumer bankruptcy, business bankruptcy, tax debt issues and personal injury cases.

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