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Who gets the dog in the divorce?

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When marriages fail, two people who were once in love can find themselves skirmishing over seemingly insignificant and petty things. But one possession can stir the same sort of feelings one has for his or her children: pets. According to … Continue reading

Idaho law voiding living wills for pregnant women is challenged

Some states have a law that voids an advance directive living will for pregnant women, and a group is suing one of them, the state of Idaho. According to Slate, at least nine other states have laws that invalidate advance … Continue reading

New California non-profit wants to help family courts work better for families

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Budget cuts, outdated procedures, and unrealized reforms have left families using the California family courts system suffering unnecessarily both financially and emotionally. For a decade, strong recommendations for fundamental change in the family law system have gone unrealized. Family Justice Advocates in … Continue reading

New ‘dreamer’ lawyer devotes career to immigration

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Leila Fajardo-Giles was scheduled to receive her law degree from Suffolk University Law School this week, but she’s already chosen the path she’ll be focusing on in her new legal career: immigration. Fajardo-Giles is a dreamer, one of the hundreds … Continue reading

Podcast: Proposed changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act

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The House of Representatives has passed HR 620, also known as the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Critics say the changes would restrict the rights of disabled Americans with the goal of limiting “frivolous” lawsuits. In this podcast … Continue reading

Webinar: The Facebook advertising playbook for law firms

What are the most effective ways to market your law firm on Facebook and other social media outlets? This on-demand webinar with Crisp CEO Michael Mogill shows you how you can leverage Facebook to generate leads, raise awareness for your … Continue reading

Federal judge’s ruling ordering restart of DACA

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was “arbitrary and capricious,” and the program should be restarted. NPR reports that US District Judge John D. Bates gave the administration … Continue reading

Video: Fraternity expelled for mocking disabilities

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A fraternity has been expelled from Syracuse University after a video showed members mocking the disabled. Video from CNN shows members of the Theta Tau fraternity miming the sexual assault of a disabled person. The Washington Post reports that fraternity … Continue reading

Podcast: Love and divorce edition

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The state of the marriage union is discussed by two top Chicago-area family lawyers in this podcast from The Chicago Bar Association on the Legal Talk Network featuring Miles N. Beermann and Kimberly Cook. Hosts Jon Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne … Continue reading

Justice Dept. places quotas on immigration judges

The Justice Department is imposing quotas on how quickly immigration judges can close cases in an effort to speed up the process, raising serious questions about the independence of the judicial branch of law. The ABA Journal, The Washington Post … Continue reading