If you take the media reports at face value, all attorneys are corrupt and only looking to make a quick buck by filing as many frivolous personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits as possible and litigating them through trial to win exorbitant jury awards which causes everyone’s insurance costs to go up. The solution currently in place for this “problem” is tort reform legislation, but who stands to benefit from the legislation and who will … Read more
Mar 19, 2018
Friday was the most popular day for bank robberies and the most popular time frame was between 9-11 AM according to the FBI’s 2016 Bank Crime Statistics Report. I guess bank robbers like chilling out on the weekends too, eh?
Mar 9, 2018
According to federal regulations you actually turn the next year older the day before your actual birthday. So those 20-year-olds among you technically get to legally drink alcohol one day earlier than you think, unless your state law specifically states “21st birthday”. Party on, dudes!
Mar 6, 2018
The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it’s common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent … Read more
Mar 1, 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with The Geezer Gallery, a nonprofit art organization featuring juried artwork created by local artists aged 60 and above, to exhibit works of art in our offices – and the initial installation is now complete! Come visit our offices to view art pieces from featured artist Sandy Sciarrotta, a fabric artist:… Read more
Feb 28, 2018
With school shootings, threats of missiles from Korea, law enforcement agencies claiming to be “above the law”, and no major sport to watch in February, it’s reassuring to know that the inept criminal, idiosyncratic in the object or method of crime or in his chosen means of escape can still offer a reprieve from the banal rhythms of daily life.
Feb 22, 2018
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
Feb 14, 2018
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
Feb 12, 2018
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