We’re Looking for a Top-Notch Paralegal

Albin Roach is looking for a top-notch family law litigation paralegal. As a family law paralegal, a typical day might include the following:Communicating with clients, courts, and opposing counsel effectively and professionally Drafting pleadings and discovery Preparing for hearings and trials Reporting to 3 or 4 attorneys in Albin Roach's...

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DWI: What You Can Learn from the Mistakes of Others

Why won't you listen to me? For years I have been telling people the same things about DWI incidents: "Most clients are convicted because of what they said, not because of what they did," and "Don't submit to any tests."  For years those statements have fallen on deaf ears. I recently finished a jury trial on a DWI case and spent forty minut...

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Divorce and Planning Beyond the Present

Divorce can bring about many concerns that were not previously top of mind, including retirement planning.  For example, when faced with divorce, a partner who has stayed at home to raise a child might be concerned that their future Social Security payments will be significantly lower than their spouse's. Before agreeing to a proposed divisio...

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Butt-Dialers Beware!

No Expectation of Privacy on Pocket-Dialed Calls The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a person has no expectation of privacy in an inadvertent "pocket-dial" call. The decision was reported on July 21, 2015. In the case, the Plaintiff, a chairman of an airport board, had inadvertently placed a pocket-dialed call to the executive assistan...

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Employee or Independent Contractor?

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently changed its approach to answering this difficult question. Read Ed Silverstein's article  "New guidance about independent contractor vs. employee classification called 'subjective'" at InsideCounsel to find out why "there is some reason to believe … actions by the DOL will intensify with the new guid...

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