Category Archives: Miscellaneous Legal Topics

The Alphabet Soup of Highway Safety

By | May 22, 2015

When the head of a federal agency recently pledged to double down on the problem of Triple D on the highway, he wasn’t referring to Guy Fieri’s road trips in search of diners, drive-ins and dives. Dr. Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was talking about the three D’s of preventable accidents: Drunk driving, Distracted driving, and Drowsy driving.

Avoiding Problems When Using Electronic Signatures

By | January 25, 2013

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 arise when signing something using an e-signature:

I Signed a Non-Compete Form. What Now?

By | March 2, 2012

When you’re hired by a company with access to a lot of privileged information, it can be an exciting time. You’re ready to learn from their experts, develop your own skills for your career, and generally make yourself a greater asset to other companies in the future. You can be so excited at this point that you nearly… Read More »

Five Major Differences in Military vs. Civilian Law

By | January 18, 2012

When discussing law, most people are referring to civilian law. But there’s another type of law present in our society: military law. In military law, what applies in certain situations might not apply in others, especially if the differences trace back to the military or civilian status of the person in question. In short, there are stark differences… Read More »

Written vs. Verbal Agreements: What You Need to Know

By | January 16, 2012

We all know that in many cases, a document that has been written and signed has an ironclad force behind it, the full power of the justice system. But what do we really know about verbal agreements? If someone makes a promise verbally and breaks it, does that represent a broken contract – or simply a fib that… Read More »

How To Know When to Download a Legal Form

By | January 11, 2012

Downloading a legal form – if you’ve never done it – can be quite the learning experience. Not only do you see how easy it can be, but you start to get more knowledge about the same legal forms you were curious about. You get a deeper understanding of the legal process of contracts and signed documents.

Is Your Attorney Doing a Good Job, or it it Time to Change?

By | December 6, 2011

Having a lawyer represent you can be exciting, especially if it’s a new experience. They have a lot of legal knowledge and legal access that you don’t, which makes them seem like an expert even if they’re not an expert in particular. It’s also good to know that you have someone in your corner, who is thinking about… Read More »

Three Acts of the United States that Protect – or Restrict – Your Internet Privacy

By | October 7, 2011

When it comes to the Internet, many people have two words for the government: butt out. In hindsight, it’s easy to see how the government can be uncertain as to how to regulate the Web. The technology seemed to spring up overnight, and these quick changes to our daily lifestyle immediately brought up new questions. Is the Internet… Read More »

Five Ways to Avoid Legal Entanglements Over a Lifetime

By | September 23, 2011

In life, there are no guarantees. You might find yourself in a car accident at age 70 even if you’ve never even had a fender bender before. You might struggle with a marriage after 30 blissful years. Legal entanglements, too, can sneak up on you.

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

By | July 20, 2011

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 legal problems by themselves, fighting for their rights can feel like an uphill battle. Luckily, this is not the end of the story. Pro bono… Read More »