According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a client’s situation if he or she says a family member may resort to violence. One way to protect your client is to seek a gun violence restraining order.
Whenever you represent multiple clients on the same subject matter, there are confidentiality issues that can come up—and trip you up. Continue reading
Your client has just been named conservator over someone suffering from dementia as well as over his or her estate. There will be much to do, but some first steps should be taken right away. Continue reading
Given the increasingly digital landscape
of today’s economy, the most valuable asset for many businesses is their computer data. According to a 2015 study, the average cost of a data breach for small businesses is about $38,000 in hard costs and can total upwards of $55,000. Yet many businesses opt only for traditional property insurance policies. This could be a big problem for your client’s small business.
Your approach to cross-examination will vary depending on the “type” of witness being examined, e.g., the hostile witness, the flippant witness, the timid witness, or the sympathetic and truthful witness. But regardless of which type you’re dealing with—which can even change during your examination—there are some universal principles of cross-examination that apply in any situation. Continue reading
Have you ever delegated work to a contract or associate attorney and been disappointed with the result? It may be that you need to improve your delegating skills. Here are some tips to help you get the results you want. Continue reading