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New Film Exposes Nationwide Abuses of Seniors and People With Disabilities, Calls for Reforms in Guardianships

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Pursuit of Justice is a film (36 min.) by Greg Byers which tracks the advocacy of civil rights attorney Thomas F. Coleman, clinical psychologist Nora J. Baladerian, and a growing network of activists as they travel the country promoting reforms … Continue reading

The many roads to bankruptcy

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There are many roads that lead to bankruptcy, but ProPublica has been exploring how unpaid parking tickets and automated traffic camera tickets can quickly spiral out of control for the working poor in Chicago. Eager to file bankruptcy to be … Continue reading

CA man awarded $5M in disability discrimination lawsuit

A former employee of a cellular company won $5 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit against his former employer in California. Stephen Colucci was a T-Mobile retail store manager for seven years.  In July 2014, Colucci’s new regional manager told … Continue reading

More estate litigation expected in 2018

As baby boomers continue to age, the pace of estate litigation is accelerating, according to Will Sleeth, a partner in national law firm LeClairRyan’s Williamsburg office and leader of the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation team. “Changes in the federal estate tax have … Continue reading

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

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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

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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?

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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