Feb 22, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: Be Nice to Your Attorney’s Legal Assistant

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been the brunt of a client’s anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn’t give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

When we are mistreated, we always inform our attorney about … Read more

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Feb 20, 2018

Is Bullying OK?

I recently read an article that was about policymakers developing laws to safeguard and protect needy students from lunch shaming. Young children who are part of the free lunch program are stigmatized, made fun of and shamed because they cannot afford to buy school lunches.  This got me to thinking: Why is it that (supposedly most) parents teach their children to be kind to others, follow the “Golden Rule” and not be bullies yet kids … Read more

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Feb 14, 2018

Win a Free Divorce for Valentine’s Day

Are you a Valentine’s Day hater?  Then you might get a kick out of a contest an Arkansas law firm ran where the prize was a free uncontested divorce.  At first glance the contest seems to be anti-love; however, the rules specify that the divorce must be uncontested. If not affection, an uncontested divorce at least requires indifference or civility, which might suggest some residual love. At least it’s possible that perhaps (some) divorce attorneys … Read more

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Feb 12, 2018

Welcoming Lucy G. Heil as an Associate Attorney

Hunt & Associates, PC warmly welcomes Lucy Heil who has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. We are delighted to add such an experienced litigator and overall smart cookie to our team.

Lucy graduated in 1986 with her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, then earned her law degree at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas in 1991 and was admitted to the Kansas bar shortly thereafter.  She went on … Read more

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Feb 8, 2018

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

TruthJust the facts, ma’am. How often have you wished for a website that provides factual legal analyses on current events involving the law and legal issues? The American Bar Association has finally answered your prayers! They recently launched a new site they call ABA Legal Fact Check that does just that.  Don’t see your issue addressed on the site? Don’t fret. You can email your own legal questions directly to them to help fight the … Read more

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Feb 7, 2018

The Hefty Legal Background of US Presidents

Mt. RushmoreDID YOU KNOW?

Presidents’ Day is fast approaching and got us wondering: how many of the 45 US presidents were first lawyers?  More than half (25), which is a whopping 55.56%!  Check out this article if you’re interested in finding out which ones started out in the legal profession along with some little-known facts about each.

© 2/7/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.… Read more

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Feb 2, 2018

Is It Really Escape If You Always Planned on Coming Back?

Prison breakInmates in a federal prison were recently charged with escape when they were caught running back to their prison.

You’d think that someone who’d gone to the effort to escape from prison wouldn’t return as a matter of course.  Yet that’s exactly what inmates in a federal prison in Jefferson County, Texas  were regularly doing as reported here.

Inmates would dash out of the prison to pick up contraband from a passing car and … Read more

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Feb 1, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring with Clients

ReceptionistClients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case.  Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both.  While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us.  Legally, we aren’t allowed to provide … Read more

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Jan 31, 2018

When a Court Struggles to Achieve the Obvious

GavelThere’s a socially cultivated sense of importance about our judicial system. There’s even an aura among some lawyers of reverence, if not sycophancy, toward appellate judges as though the work of appellate court judges is serious and intellectually demanding so that only the brightest minds can do the job.

It’s refreshing then to see an appellate court struggling with a question of great jurisprudential and social import: Whether a self-propelled lawn mower is a “motor … Read more

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Jan 24, 2018

Is Tort Reform Fake News?

Fake newsDID YOU KNOW?

While much of the American public cries out for tort reform, only 0.002% of Americans filed tort lawsuits in 2015 compared to 0.01% in 1993; however, in November 2016, 87% of voters thought that too many lawsuits were filed in America according to this Wall Street Journal article. Fake news, anyone?

© 1/24/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.… Read more

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