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Many students thrill at a career in the law sector – working for the justice of innocent people. Apart from that, though, becoming a lawyer will enable you to earn a good salary too.  There are many areas of law - personal injury Law, environmental, criminal, family, entertainment, bankruptcy, business, labor law, and many others, and they all require knowledge and skills. LSAT – take full-length practice exams  Going to law school to study requires the LSAT – an entrance exam required for admission. In fact, your LSAT score is an important part of law school applications. This entrance exam is a multi-choice test and the test is important because ...
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Due to the Covid 19 pandemic occurrence, many offices are shifting their operations from central physical office settings to remote working and utilizing rented private offices offered by places like Office Evolution . This shift is causing an unexpected appreciation for the joys of working remotely. Though it may be a different animal altogether than working in the traditional office setting, running a productive remote team can be an interesting and rewarding endeavor. Remote Employee Communication The primary component to maintaining a well run office team remotely is, you guessed it, communication. Communication keeps the remote team ...
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The history of many aspects of life often influences how the current state of matters work. The study of classics helps you analyze ancient cultures and their evolution over the years. In studying humanities, you learn every language and literature to help you understand the difference in people. Studying classics and humanities pushes you to ask questions about the world and try to find answers. You develop critical thinking discovery and improve on your writing and oral communication. To explore the ancient civilization You create history each day from the many activities carried out. It influences future generations making exploration an endless ...
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Personal injury is an area of law that has become more and more in demand in the past years. More aware of their rights than ever, American citizens know that they can receive financial compensation of slip and fall injuries, vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice and do not hesitate to seek legal counsel. Although the number of personal injury cases has been on the rise throughout the US, New York has one of the highest incidence rates. This doesn’t come as a surprise, considering that it’s the fourth most populated state (19.5 million inhabitants), after California, Texas, and Florida.   Personal injury – a serious concern for New Yorkers Data ...
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When a drunk driver injures someone, they may not only face criminal prosecution but a personal injury claim in civil court too. Filing such a claim is necessary in order to collect compensatory damages, such as for medical expenses or lost wages. Punitive damages are meant to punish drunk drivers and discourage such reckless and harmful behavior in the future.  They are an extra source of award to the victim and can only be awarded in or after a trial. In most states, the reckless indifference to the interest of others due to drunk driving is sufficient to allow for a claim of punitive damages.  The difference between compensatory and punitive damages ...
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There is a myriad of factors that contribute to an organization's success. One of those factors is employee management. Workers are the most valuable assets in an organization. Savvy managers understand that the success of an organization is dependent on resources, viable decisions, and the effectiveness of employees. That's said, managers need to create a favorable environment to help employees accomplish their tasks more efficiently. Recruitment is an essential process. It helps a business to select the best talents that match to a specific job. However, effectiveness does not necessarily depend on one's ability to complete a particular task. Employees' ...
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As we approach one month until the general election the attacks on voting continue.  Here are a few more examples of what Republicans are doing to prevent democrat voters from voting. TENNESSEE Tennessee has quietly enacted a new law ramping up the punishment for peaceful protesting to include the loss of voting rights. [i] For example, if protesters set themselves up on government property and in the process do anything that can be construed as “camping”, they are guilty of a class E felony, facing penalty up to 6 years in prison.  What is camping?  Well, the statute says “making or preparing to make a fire, doing any digging or earth breaking, or ...
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Did you know that you can request access to your credit record free of charge? It is important to check your credit reports regularly because it can contain inaccurate information.   You want to make sure that your personal and financial information is accurate. But how do you build credit so that you have a credit history?    Many stores prepared to give a credit card   When you start making use of credit, you’re more than likely to start off with a score in the 600 range. If you want to build a good credit history, and you have a credit card, while you make steady, timeous payments, your credit score will climb. Building credit is a long-term ...
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Climate Change Blog 32 Facts on the Ground: The wildfire season is off to a brutal start with more than 1.8 million acres having burned in August in California. There were about 10,849 lightning strikes in the state over 72 hours in mid-August, a “historic lightning siege” that caused more than 367 fires, Jeremy Rahn, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said. People have been ordered to evacuate neighborhoods in Vacaville, a city of about 100,000 residents near Sacramento, as a combination of uncontrolled fires northwest of the city began to overtake homes. That group of fires, known as the LNU Lightning ...
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Voting rights and the upcoming election are under attack yet again.  Not really again, it has been a constant attack, but as we close in on November, the attacks and strategies have increased and expanded. The latest is all about voting by mail.  Voting by mail has been a part of our elections for a long time.  It was used during the Civil War to allow soldiers to vote. [i]   It was used again during World War II, but created controversy around States Rights’ and the rights of African Americans to vote in southern states. In the 1880s states began allowing absentee voting for citizens who were away or seriously ill.  In the 1980s California became the ...
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Climate Change Blog 31 Facts on the Ground: I keep a close watch on the major indicators as to how humanity is fighting climate change: are we preventing the ice at the poles from melting and limiting sea level rise? Are we preserving our forests which absorb greenhouse gas? Are we scaling back GHG emissions and limiting global warming? The answer to all of these questions, is an emphatic ‘no’. We are losing, badly. Not only did Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town once used as a place of exile by Russian czars hit a record 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or 38 degree Celsius, on June 20, but the heat and dried vegetation in the Artic resulted in wildfires ...
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What is going on in Portland, Oregon?  There is surprisingly little attention being paid to the outrageous actions of the federal government against American citizens. George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020.  That killing prompted worldwide protests against police brutality and racist police tactics and culture.  Portland, Oregon has had daily protests since then, over 50 consecutive days. They started as your basic protests, marches, chanting and so on.  Portland police used tear gas and “impact” projectiles to try to clear protesters. [i]   On June 9, a Federal District Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order against ...
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The United States visa system is very complicated and it has no room for error.  Someone who overstays a visa could be barred from returning to US for many years, up to a decade. One of the more common visas are student visas, known as F visas.  F visas generally allow a student to remain in the US for up to five years if they remain in their educational program.  They may, but don’t have to leave the country during summer break.  When they complete their program, they must depart the US within 60 days.  The visa can be extended if they continue in education. In 2017 there were close to 400,000 F1 visas issued.  It is estimated that a million international ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey and John Desiderio look at the short and long-term legal implications and issues affecting residential living during COVID-19 pandemic. By  Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio  | June 09, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has confronted building owners, managers and boards of New York City rental, condominium, and cooperative-owned buildings with operational challenges that few, if any, buildings have ever experienced since the so-called Spanish Flu pandemic—a hundred years ago. The “social distancing” rules and restrictions imposed by governments at all levels has spawned questions that buildings ask and are asked by their residents ...
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In another blow to the Trump Administration, the Supreme Court issued another ruling today striking down a key administration policy.  President Trump had vowed to end DACA, the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals that provided a pathway to legal status for children brought to the US by their parents without proper documentation. I discussed DACA in August 2018 [i] .  The Trump administration decided to end DACA which would endanger many people who signed up for it in good faith.  At that time the NAACP sued and the government was ordered to reinstate DACA.  That case was consolidated with two others at the Supreme Court. [ii] In a 5-4 decision with ...
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In March of 2018 I wrote about the practice of ICE Agents entering courthouses to arrest suspected undocumented aliens and the chilling effect it has on our judicial system. [i]   The Committee even co-sponsored a presentation about this issue in January of 2019 with the Committee on Immigration Representation at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting. In September of 2019, NYS Attorney General Letitia James and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez sued ICE to stop the practice. [ii]   The Legal Aid Society and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP brought a second suit. Good news came this week that the Attorney General and District ...
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As the very busy day at the Supreme Court winds down, the Court made big news on the Second Amendment front and on Qualified Immunity.  The Court had ten cases listed in the gun rights area including cases regarding a federal prohibition on interstate handgun sales [i] , three New Jersey cases on laws preventing citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for “self defense” [ii] , California’s Unsafe Handgun Act [iii] , two Massachusetts cases on laws prohibiting the carrying of handguns outside the home [iv] , the Maryland handgun carry-permit process [v] , and two cases on Illinois concealed carry license [vi] . The Supreme Court denied ...
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Back in February and March of 2018 I wrote about the issue of sanctuary cities and states. [i]   In particular the then US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, sued California over its California Values Act. [ii]   That law made it illegal for state and local law enforcement officers to provide federal agents with basic information on individuals who are in custody and prevents state or local resources from being used to facilitate federal deportation raids. The Federal District Court in California upheld the law and the Ninth Circuit also upheld the law.  The US Government sought certiorari to the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court considered the request in ...
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The wheels of justice grind slowly but today some good news finally came out of the Supreme Court.  On Feb 26, 2018 [i] and April 23, 2019 [ii] I wrote about cases involving job discrimination for LGBT employees.  Circuit courts had ruled that the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protected employees who were discriminated against based on their sexual orientation.  The Second and Seventh Circuits had agreed on this while the Eleventh indicated it would rule this way.  Then the Supreme Court agreed to hear three of these cases Altitude Express v. Zarda , [iii] Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia , [iv] and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. ...
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Climate Change Blog 30 Facts on the Ground: On Monday, May 18, Cyclone Amphan became the most intense cyclone over the Bay of Bengal in the 21st Century. It had a maximum wind speed of 165 mph and caused at least 80 deaths in India and Bangladesh and obliterated numerous villages. It reached the highest classification of ‘super cyclonic storm.’ Scientists have long predicted that such tropical storms would develop as the planet, and oceans, warm. The Indian Ocean was exceedingly warm, 88F, thus providing the energy that fueled Amphan. Researchers in the US with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the likelihood of these ...
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