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How to Go About Filing a Claim for Disability Benefits

No one wants to be injured just because they were doing their job. But not all careers involve sitting safely in an office cubicle for eight hours a day. Many jobs carry some amount of danger, and the risk of injury is always lingering in the background, ready to strike if you or a co-worker aren’t playing close enough attention. Luckily, companies that deal in dangerous activities must... [Continue Reading]

Are the US O Visas' Special Treatment for Certain Immigrants?

Thanks to the O-1 nonimmigrant visa, people who have received international acclaim and recognition for their extraordinary abilities in certain fields including athletics, sciences, business, or education, would find it relatively easier to immigrate to the United States. Although it may seem like these people are getting special treatment, these special visas are often necessary for them... [Continue Reading]

Common Legal Consequences of Substance Abuse

Modern society offers a wide range of conveniences designed to make our lives easier. It’s not a perfect system, but if you live in the United States, chances are you’ve got plenty of opportunities to create the life of your dreams. Access to modern medicine, a competitive job market and a higher standard of living than anywhere else on the planet has paved the way for some... [Continue Reading]

How to Select a Divorce Attorney

In tort law, divorce proceedings can be extremely complicated and for the individuals involved it can a chaotic and tumultuous time. After the dissolution of a marriage, whatever the private circumstances might be, finding a qualified and sympathetic divorce attorney can be your best defense. In most cases, people’s property and financial standing can be at stake. You want to find a... [Continue Reading]

Ho to Create an LSAT Study Schedule

If your goal is to one day become an attorney, working to protect those wrongly accused of a crime and upholding the highest standards of the law you’ve got quite a long road ahead. Attorneys are respected and well compensated, but they earn that status through years of schooling and dedication. And it all starts with the LSAT, the standardized test that you must nail if you want to get... [Continue Reading]

5 Inspirational Quotes for Law School Students

Those inclined to enter the noble profession of law, whether as public defenders, high-priced litigators, or even judges, are held to a high standard. The bar exam is proof of that. And yet, lawyers are often considered to be pretty low on the social totem pole, a dangerous necessity to be feared and revered in equal measure. As a law student you no doubt have aspirations to change the world... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Plea Bargain

The American justice system is one of the most well-respected in the world, but no system is perfect. The issue here is one of massive overload. The courts are constantly packed, and cases frequently get pushed off for months as there just aren’t enough judges and resources to work through everything. One of the biggest assets to the legal system over the years is the plea bargain. This... [Continue Reading]

When Do Police Have the Legal Right to Search Your Property?

As you may or may not know, the fourth amendment protects you from illegal search and seizure. In fact, it guarantees “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” going on to state this this right “shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath... [Continue Reading]

The Legal Process of Adopting a Stepchild

Stepchild adoption is the most common kind of adoption in the United States, according to statistics, but many people are naturally unfamiliar with the details of the legal process involved in becoming a step-parent. Contrary to popular opinion, if you marry a spouse who already has children, you do not automatically become a step-parent. The child’s other biological parent is still... [Continue Reading]

Knowing the Difference between Civil and Criminal Law

The American justice system is one of the best in the world, primarily due to the uniformity of rules and regulations. Everything is out there in the public record, and if you find yourself in the crosshairs of legal action you’ll always have an attorney by your side to walk you through it. Every case is different, of course, as are the crimes and the punishments that follow. But the two... [Continue Reading]