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Win a new Tesla from Crisp Video at the Trial Lawyers Summit!

How would you like to win a Tesla Model X 100D worth $130,000 from Crisp Video at the 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit? If you’re a Crisp client who is in frequent contact with other (non-competing) attorneys who would benefit from … Continue reading

4 possible DACA options as deadline nears

Starting next March, almost 1,000 people per day could begin losing their protected status as their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) permits begin expiring after two years, CNN reports. Congress is considering four possible replacements for the DACA which … Continue reading

Law-abiding immigrants hurt by Trump’s tough talk

President Donald Trump

An editorial at The Washington Post points out that “the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants in the United States have no criminal record.” But that hasn’t slowed the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who are rounding up … Continue reading

The long wait for disability benefits

According to The Washington Post, 10,000 people have died in the past year waiting on disability benefits because of a backlog in the judicial system. 55-year-old Joe Stewart waited almost two years — 597 days — for a decision on … Continue reading

Why repealing the estate tax is a bad idea

Congress

The Republican tax reform plans in Congress could reduce or end the estate tax. The House proposal would eliminate the tax, while the Senate version would reduce it. According to The Atlantic, the estate tax will only bring in about … Continue reading

Helping young disabled people transition into adulthood

A new program in the South Side of Chicago is helping young disabled students make the often-difficult transition into living independently as an adult. Politico Magazine describes it as sort of a community college for special education students. Southside Occupational … Continue reading

Article submission for The National Advocates

We hope you enjoy reading the news blogs on The National Advocates website, and the latest news on the legal profession in our social media feeds and in our newsletter, Advocacy for All. We are constantly striving to provide thoughtful, … Continue reading

How tax reform could affect the alimony deduction

Congress

A House-sponsored tax reform measure making its way through Congress proposes to end the tax deduction for alimony. That would eliminate a tax break for the ex-spouse who pays alimony, and the tax hit for the ex who receives it, … Continue reading

Podcast: Inside Trump’s immigration crackdown

Expedited removal is a law enforcement tool that allows for rapid deportations for undocumented immigrants who are arrested near the US border. The Trump administration wants to expand the program, but opponents say it would give too much power to … Continue reading

Register now for the 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

As the 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit gets closer, rooms at the Loews Miami Beach are filling up fast, and discounts will be disappearing. With attendance limited to 1,000, act now to secure your reservation for the #1 legal conference of … Continue reading