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National Advocates member helps win stay for immigrant father of leukemia patient

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The National Advocates member Garrett Wilkes helped one of his immigration clients win a one-year stay of deportation after he sought refuge in a Phoenix church. 30-year-old Jesus Armando Berrones-Balderas was granted the yearlong stay on a humanitarian basis. Wilkes … Continue reading

Podcast: How to maintain joy in your legal work

If your life in the legal world is starting to get your down, perhaps you should consider other ways to use your legal skills, says author Nancy Levit. In this podcast from the ABA Journal, Levit tells Stephanie Francis Ward … Continue reading

Immigration advocate says ‘dreamers’ need more cities and states willing to defy Trump


While a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress aims to address two of the more pressing issues on immigration, a path to citizenship for ‘dreamers’ and spending more on border security along the Mexican border with the US, the proposal may … Continue reading

How the Trump tax plan could help divorce lawyers


If you or any of your clients have been considering divorce, the recently passed tax changes may provide another reason to file. The 76-year-old deduction for alimony payments will be wiped out next year by the Tax Cuts and Jobs … Continue reading

Should you create your own estate plan?

With available online forms and guidance, some people may be tempted to create their own estate plan. However, making mistakes on your estate planning can be expensive to fix — if they can be fixed at all. Unintended consequences can … Continue reading

Is the simplest solution to DACA the best?


As lawmakers in Washington continue to wrangle over the best possible solution for ‘dreamers,’ or undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children, columnist Ryan Cooper suggests at The Week that the best solution may also be the … Continue reading

Divorce lawyers have 9 questions to ask on a 1st date


When it comes to avoiding divorce, perhaps we should start at the beginning: the first date. According to HuffPost, divorce attorneys are especially keen at spotting red flags that could lead to trouble if romance blossoms into marriage. Perhaps a … Continue reading

The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to 2018

Do you have all the resources necessary to make 2018 the best year yet? Take advantage of “The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to 2018” provided by Crisp Video Group – they’ve curated all the resources you need to drive attention, attract … Continue reading

NA Top 40 member involved in Intel lawsuit over security defect

The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 member Leslie Pescia is on a legal team that has filed a lawsuit against computer chipmaker Intel because of a security flaw, according to a news release from the Beasley Allen law firm. … Continue reading

200,000 Salvadorans face deportation

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The Trump administration says it will bring an end to the provisional residency status of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the US since at least 2001, according to the Washington Post. The move means the Salvadorans will … Continue reading