The terms ‘attorney-client privilege’ and ‘duty of confidentiality’ can be confused easily by lay people and attorneys alike. While many lawyers knowingly use these terms interchangeably, they are different from each other in many ways and have different implications in legal settings. If you’ve tried to understand the difference between the two many times but have failed, you’ve… Read More »
A career as a lawyer is considered to be one of the most sought-after professions. However, becoming a lawyer is no longer a sure path to a life of social and economic privilege. From being accessible around the clock and developing client relationships and businesses to compromising on work-life balance – the profession of a lawyer is not… Read More »
DUI or driving under influence is becoming an increasingly common criminal offence which involves persons driving motor vehicles under the effect of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication. A driver can be convicted of DUI when he/she is found with blood alcohol content exceeding the legal levels i.e. between 0.05% and 0.08% (depending on the jurisdiction). An intensified… Read More »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »