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How Can JLG Help with a Title IX Hearing

Defending the falsely accused, particularly college students with their whole life and future at risk, is a point of pride for us. Most lawyers and law firms do not handle Title IX hearings, and ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Title IX

Title IX hearings can be scary things for any student unfamiliar with them. From knowing how the hearing will go to knowing what to do at a hearing, a person's fate is in limbo. What is Title IX? ...
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Federal Laws were Already in Place to Prevent Texas Shooter from Buying Firearms. Who Dropped the Ball?

With shootings at the forefront of our never-ending news cycle, there are any number of voices crying out for more laws to govern gun ownership. All of these laws are well-intended, and designed to ...
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How Does a Case Get "All the Way" to the United States Supreme Court?

Most anyone can tell you that it is possible to appeal a case to the United States Supreme Court, but few understand what is involved in getting a case before the Court. This article will explain the ...
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How Out-of-State Divorces are Recognized

Typically, when a divorce is an ex parte divorce, and the other party – or the defendant – in the divorce wishes to have the case revisited, that person can do so in a different ...
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A Few Notes on Bonded Companies, Old Checks

A “bond” basically gives a guarantee. Bonds are normally money that someone gives to someone, and it is held until it is paid out to someone. In today's article, Brendan Bukalski on ...
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Looking at Trends Concerning Property Liability

There are many questions concerning property liability; for example, what is the liability of someone who owns land which the public uses? Brendan Bukalski on Ask the Lawyer, discusses property ...
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How Suspects are Identified and Challenged

A line-up occurs when an eye-witness witnessed a crime. The police have several people stand side by side while holding numbers and an eye-witness selects the number of the person they saw perpetrate ...
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Understanding Limits on Presidential Power

Can presidents do what ever they want to while in office? In today's article, Brendan Bukalski with Ask the Lawyer discusses "executive priviliage" and how this applies to the president: ...
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Can Anyone Lay Claim to Wild Animals?

To begin, animals, like it or not, are treated as personal property. There are lots of ways in which a person can lose or gain title to personal property. In today's article, Brendan Bukalski with ...
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Firearms & FOID Cards: Practical Problems Seeking a FOID Card When Subject to a Federal Firearms Prohibition

Firearms & FOID Cards: Practical Problems Seeking a FOID Card When Subject to a Federal Firearms Prohibition Certain events will result in a firearms prohibition that causes the loss of one's ...
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Understanding How "Specific Performance" Works

Specific performance is essentially a court mandate that someone performs what he or she was supposed to do under an agreement, or else face some kind of legal consequence, usually contempt of court. ...
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Firearms & FOID Cards: Restoring Firearm Rights & Getting Your FOID Card Back

Certain events will result in a firearms prohibition that causes the loss of one's FOID Card. Events that give rise to a firearm prohibition—and the loss of one's FOID Card—are ...
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When Promises in a Contract are Insufficient

In instances in which a person or company already has a pre-existing legal duty to do or not do something, a promise given in the form of a modification of a contract or a new contract (to perform ...
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Firearms & FOID Cards: Firearms Prohibitions

There are certain triggering events that lead to what is referred to as a "firearms prohibition." Sometimes these prohibitions can be imposed by federal law, while other times a prohibition ...
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Consequences of Out-of-State Traffic Tickets

Decades ago, an interstate agreement was created that allowed states to communicate with each other concerning certain criminal offenses – so that an offense committed by a driver in one state ...
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What Will a Lawyer Cost?

Whenever something comes up in our lives or the lives of a loved one, cost will be a concern. This is nowhere as true as when hiring a lawyer. Some of us might have hired a lawyer before, and had a ...
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A Look at Judicial Dissolution of a Corporation

A court can order the dissolution of a corporation when the attorney general of the state files a petition seeking to dissolve it. Read more about this top on Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: ...
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What Information Will My Attorney Give Me?

Everything. Any attorney should tell his or her clients both the good news and the bad. Our job is not to gloss over details, but to go into them. That's how you win cases, and that's how ...
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Does An Attorney's Knowledge Matter?

There's an old adage that knowledge is power, and this is nowhere as true as with the law. Probably every reader has heard that the person who represents himself has a fool for a client. The ...
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Questioning Witnesses, Talking to Judges at Trials

While the movies portray attorneys asking judges or other attorneys to approach the bench, does this happen in a real trial? Brendan Bukalski address this in his new Ask the Lawyer article: ...
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Does My Attorney's Experience Matter in a Criminal Case?

The short answer is yes. When it comes to a criminal case, the result can often depend on an attorney's experience. That experience can come both in terms of the practice of law and the rapport ...
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What to Look for When Hiring an Attorney

Most people looking for an attorney have never hired one before. Many of us wind up looking online, in a phone book, or on social media, but the criteria to judge one attorney from another is hard to ...
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Right to Recover Something Taken From You

If something was taken from you, you have the right to recover what was taken. Read more on today's Ask the Lawyer with Brendan Bukalski: ...
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Understanding Terms of a Lease and Evictions

Lease agreements are legally binding, which is why it's important to understand the terms of a lease agreement. Sometimes issues arise with the landlord of a rental complex. On Ask the Lawyer, ...
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