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Finding the Right Attorney, Part 2 – How to be a Savvy Legal Consumer With Online Resources

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Last month’s blog article “How do you find the right attorney for your legal issue, your area, and your budget” (July 18, 2013) promoted the idea of using lawyer referral services offered by state and local Bar Associations. The ubiquity of the programs (more than 300 nationally) and the mission of matching legal consumers with […]

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THE TREND TOWARD INCLUDING PETS IN PROTECTIVE RESTRAINING ORDERS

February 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

In recognition of social and criminal justice data, state courts are enforcing protective orders that include animals.  23 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have enacted laws that allow pets to be included in protective orders (AZ; AK; CA; CO; CT; HI; IL; LA; ME; MD; MA; MN; NV; NJ; NY; […]

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Can you fire your Public Defender or Court-Appointed Attorney?

January 12th, 2013 · No Comments

If you have been charged with a crime that may result in incarceration and you cannot afford an attorney, the court will offer you legal representation.  Depending on the jurisdiction, a public defender or court-appointed attorney will be assigned to represent you.  Whether a public defender (a paid government lawyer who represents indigent defendants) or […]

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