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Types of Lawyers and Areas of Law Definitions

Have a problem but are unsure whom to turn to? Talking to the right type of attorney at the start cuts down on a lot of time and missteps. Find out what type of attorney you need and what area of la... Read more

Understanding How Law Offices Do Business

Although every lawyer has his or her own unique way of doing things, most law offices share a surprising number of similar characteristics in terms of how they do business. Understanding some of them ... Read more

State Lemon Laws

These links will take you to websites outside lawyers.com. Because of the dynamic nature of the Internet, it is possible that some addresses may have changed since this page was created. Alabama ... Read more

Common Law Marriage and Your Divorce

You claim you have a common law or informal marriage and you want to get a divorce. However, to get a divorce, you first have to prove you have a valid marriage. Clearing this hurdle and proving your ... Read more

MANY Are Unhappy with Arizona's Immigration Law

Related Item Arizona has even drawn the ire of the computer hacking group LulzSec. On June 23, 2011 LulzSec released hundreds of confidential records of the Arizona Department of Public Safety ... Read more

Benchmarking Study of Small Law Marketing Trends

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Conducts Comprehensive Benchmarking Study of Small Law Firm Marketing Trends National Survey Provides Snapshot of Small Firm Decisions R... Read more

Jury Nullification - When the Jury Ignores the Law

Jurors in a criminal trial have the responsibility of deciding whether an accused individual, or defendant, is guilty or not guilty of a charged crime. They must examine the evidence presented at tria... Read more

Ignorance of the Law May Be an Excuse

You can get into legal trouble even though you don't know that what you're doing is against the law. That's because of the age-old rule that "ignorance of the law is no excuse." Does the rule apply to... Read more

States File Lawsuits Over the New Health Care Law

Update Virginia launched its own legal attack on the new federal health care reform law. The Virginia Solicitor General argued in a Richmond federal court that Congress exceeded its Constitutio... Read more

Elder Law: Selecting a Good Lawyer

Elder Law is a rapidly growing area in the practice of law. As America ages, and the "baby boomers" begin to retire within the next few years, there will be an even greater demand for attorneys who un... Read more

International Laws

If you are a small business owner conducting business with companies in foreign countries, you will probably encounter some legal issues that have to be resolved. These issues can include such things ... Read more

Criminal Law Defenses - Ignorance or Mistake

Ignorance or mistake can be raised as a defense to criminal charges. Ignorance or mistake of the law will be a defense to a criminal charge only in limited circumstances. The courts have rarely allowe... Read more

Identifying the People Who Work at a Law Office

A law office typically has many employees in addition to the lawyers. Knowing who these people are and what they do may help you to be a more informed client and make your lawyer's representation more... Read more

European Law Firm Cost & Profit Survey

Survey of European Law Firms Finds That U.K. Firms Lead in Profitability But Are Hampered by Higher Overhead Costs New Providence, NJ - Press Release - January 6, 2005 - U.K... Read more

New Online Products for Small Law Firms

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Introduces New Online Client Development Products for Small Law Firms New Providence, NJ - Press Release - February 26, 2004 - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubb... Read more

Case Law: Lawmakers Don't Make All the Laws

No doubt, the old saying is true: The US is a nation of laws. There are federal laws covering everything from income taxes to discrimination in employment. Every state has laws on crime and punishment... Read more

Exactly Who's in that Law Office?

Have you ever passed by a law firm or legal office and wondered, "Who exactly is in there?" Or, maybe you've decided to hire an attorney to settle a legal problem. You may be surprised that, more ofte... Read more

Law Firm Diversity Profiles on martindale.com

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Introduces Law Firm Diversity Profiles on martindale.com New Providence, NJ - Press Release - January 5, 2005 - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the ... Read more

State Environmental Laws

Most people think of federal law when it comes to environmental protection. The federal government has passed many important environmental laws over the years. Some of the major federal laws include: ... Read more

Conflicts of Laws

When a crime takes place in more than one state or country there may be a question or conflict about what law should rule the case. A case could be connected to two states, and their laws may differ. ... Read more

Loan Relief for Law School Graduates Is Possible

For many former law school students, being a lawyer meant serving the government, protecting the weaker party, working long hours or helping broker million-dollar transactions. Many students looked fo... Read more

Caylee's Law Fills a Gap in Missing Children Laws

Whether you have children or not, you'd think any parent whose child goes missing would call the authorities immediately for help finding the child as soon as possible, and hopefully safe and sound. ... Read more

Federal and State Laws and Your Wages

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that requires employers to pay its employees minimum wage and overtime. Some employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements, ... Read more

Megan's Law & Sex Offender Registry

What is Megan's Law? Thanks to Megan's Law, passed by Congress in 1996 as an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children's Act, every state and the District of Columbia require se... Read more

The Law Helps Promote Social Wellness

While July is social wellness month, everyday should be a a chance to live healthier lives through positive interactions with others in their communities. It may seem like a strange connection, but th... Read more

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