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September 16th, 2014
 
 

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30 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree

Not everyone who goes to law school, gets a law degree and even passes the bar wants to practice law. Some do it for the education and the skills law school can teach...

 
 

Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

Although the benefits of signing documents electronically heavily outweigh the potential disadvantages involved in this process, individuals choosing to use an electronic signature service should be aware of the following pitfalls that may...

 
 

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult...

 
 

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been…

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending...

 

Archive for Business Law

Signing Under Duress: When Does it Render a Contract…

Many of us have grown up believing in the general infallibility of the written contract. And while the written contract does indeed hold a tremendous degree of legal clout, it’s not always the...

How To Defend Your Small Business from Liability

In today’s justice system, “liability” is one of the most important concepts to understand. If you ignore liability, you can find yourself on the wrong end of a highly contentious lawsuit – or...

Avoid These Common Business Law Mistakes as You Buil…

In business, there’s no escaping this simple fact: we operate in a world of laws. In many cases, we might not agree with these laws, as excessive and wasteful regulations hamper the progress...

Five Corporate Contracts You Should Never Be Without…

Want to know a quick way to sink your business? It’s easy: stop putting everything in writing. Rent an office from someone who doesn’t “do” lease agreements. Pay your taxes with as little...

What You Need to Know Before Lending Money to a Fami…

To some people, family and money are like oil and water – they just don’t mix. And yet oddly there’s no good way to separate family from money. We send our kids to...

How to Exit a Business Partnership Gracefully

In an ideal world, every business partnership we enter would be a ticket to earning money. Everyone would enjoy each other’s company, everyone would contribute work toward the common good, and we would...

Commercial Use Requirements for Filing a Trademark

An important requirement when filing your federal trademark is showing that you are “commercial using” the mark you want to register. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires proof of “use” so...

Credit: Credit Score, Identity Theft and Credit Repo…

Your Credit Score There’s a lot of hype these days regarding knowing your score and identity fraud, like the catchy commercial to get your “free credit score” by signing up for a credit...

Credit Card Debt

When you get into trouble, document the reasons for your hardship and sent your creditor a certified letter.  Make sure you tell them that they are not to call your place of work...

Legally Protected Leaves Of Absence: Are You Eligibl…

The law mandates that employers give employees time-off from work for medical reasons under specific circumstances.  However, each employee’s specific rights will depend largely on the state he or she works in and...