Lawyer Discusses Self Defense

Lawyer Discusses Self Defense

We all hope that we will never have the need to defend ourselves or our loved ones from an attack or other serious threat. Unfortunately, situations like this happen all the time and people have to spring into action to keep themselves and their families safe. Self defense is such a vital skill to know that entire classes are taught on how to defend yourself if you are attacked. But what are the legal aspects of self defense that need…

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Business Law Attorney – A Day in the Life

Business Law Attorney – A Day in the Life

From the inception of every business, there needs to be legal representation. A business law attorney makes sure that the business is abiding by all legal ramifications. Whether it be licensing, marketing materials, or customer complaints, business law attornies are needed for every industry. In this video, you will see what the average day is like for a business attorney. Video Source Business attornies help draw up contracts for various tasks of the business. This provides protection for the business…

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What is an Insurance Expert Witness

What is an Insurance Expert Witness

An expert witness is basically anyone with extensive knowledge or years of work in a particular field. An insurance expert witness is an expert in insurance. They may have decades of insurance experience, teach insurance classes at the local university, or have one or more degrees in specific kinds of insurance. One such expert witness is Neal Bordenave, who has 30 years of insurance experience, has two degrees, and is President and CEO of RiskPro Insurance Services. Video Source Can…

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Neglect in New York Nursing Homes

Neglect in New York Nursing Homes

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there are 3 million Americans that live in assisted living centers or nursing homes. It is estimated that 29 percent of them are abused or neglected. In New York, the data is very similar. Governor Cuomo of New York has issued multiple statements on neglect and abuse in New York nursing homes, and there has even been legislative reform on the matter. Unfortunately, too often, these situations go unreported, and tragedy is…

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How to Know What Kind of Lawyer You Need

How to Know What Kind of Lawyer You Need

  Many people will go through life without hiring a lawyer. But when you need one, you need to get someone who has the knowledge and experience to handle your case professionally and ethically. A lawyer performs many services for clients including: Legal advice and counsel: Lawyers are familiar with both substantive law and legal procedure. For example, if your business owns an airplane, you would talk to an aviation lawyer who can advise you on how to comply with…

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Measures for Justice – What We Do

Measures for Justice – What We Do

Being able to measure what is happening in our courts is crucial to progress in our country. Additionally, Measures for Justice is working with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to develop a department-wide data gathering and analysis system. That system will be available to the attorneys and investigators in the district attorney’s office as they evaluate cases and conduct reviews. While currently only used within the Los Angeles County DA’s Office, this data system is scalable, and we…

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Safety Tips for Employees Who Work In Construction

Safety Tips for Employees Who Work In Construction

As you might expect, New York’s workplace safety code is comprehensive. In fact, safety rules for construction, excavation, and demolition workers only make up one section of the 21 code sections that protect workers in New York. Although it is lengthy and detailed, the safety rules for construction can be boiled down to a few important safety tips for employees. Here are some of the more important safety tips for employees of construction, excavation, and demolition businesses: Stay Alert Staying…

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Changes To New York State Bail Laws In 2020

Changes To New York State Bail Laws In 2020

Being a victim of an arrest is no picnic. Getting arrested is an ordeal for the arrestee, family members, and close friends of the arrestee. With this in mind, there is a need to understand various terms relevant to the arrest. For instance, you need to know what bail bond is, the bail decision is made at what stage, and the bail extended meaning amongst others. Bail bonds allow people to stay out of prison before the commencement of a…

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Getting Through New York Crimes: What You Should Know About Getting Arrested

Getting Through New York Crimes: What You Should Know About Getting Arrested

Being arrested for New York crimes can be disorienting, particularly if you are accused of something you did not do. Unfortunately, most New Yorkers are not aware of their rights or the procedure that will be used to handle their case. As a result, they make uninformed decisions that can alter the course of their entire life. New York classifies offenses as felonies (the most serious), misdemeanors (less serious), and infractions (the least serious). Felonies, like a homicide, burglary, or…

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Remodeling Your Home? Consider these Common Building Code Violations

Remodeling Your Home? Consider these Common Building Code Violations

The Residential Code of New York State is big. The current edition has over 1,600 pages of rules, exceptions, diagrams, and definitions used by building inspectors to ensure that your home is built safely. However, even an experienced contractor could have trouble keeping up with all the revisions and additions to the residential code. For someone who is not a professional builder, the residential code can lay many traps that can lead to some of the common building code violations…

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