Hunt & Associates P.C.

Apr 17, 2018

Drum Roll, Please!

Today, April 17, is National Haiku Day – let us all break out our pencils and pay homage to the Japanese art form!  Without further ado, here is mine (with tongue solidly in cheek):

Snakes, spiders, rats, wolves

Slither, creepy, dirty, sly

The den of lawyers

Don’t worry, I plan on sticking to my day job.

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LATIN LESSONS: Pro Se and Pro Per

You may have heard the Latin terms “pro se” and/or “pro per” tossed about when discussing who someone is legally represented by.

Pro se is a term utilized in the court system to refer to someone who has opted to represent himself.  Translated from Latin it means on one’s own behalf.  Pro per is used in the courtroom interchangeably with pro se and is an abbreviation for the Latin term “in propria persona” which means … Read more

Apr 13, 2018

Prohibition, Booze Cruises and “Preppers”

DID YOU KNOW?

During Prohibition, it was still absolutely legal to consume alcohol; it was only illegal to manufacture, sell or transport “intoxicating liquors” according to the 18th Amendment which was passed in January 1919. The amendment didn’t go into effect until January 1920 so early American “preppers” could stockpile their liquor(s) of choice. The entire debacle came to a close with the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933 but not before some … Read more

Apr 5, 2018

LATIN LESSONS: Subpoena and Subpoena Duces Tecum

The legal world still hangs on tight to their archaic Latin terms and some terms have even become part of our modern lexicon such as “subpoena” and “subpoena duces tecum”.

A subpoena is a writ ordering someone to attend a court proceeding. The word subpoena originated in Latin as “sub poena” which means under penalty – words still utilized in subpoenas issued today.

A subpoena duces tecum is a writ ordering someone to attend a … Read more

Mar 30, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day – and negative things do happen every day.  On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

The top reasons (in no particular order) why I love my job are:

Multitasking Mastery

Multitasking is a skill every assistant must … Read more

Mar 23, 2018

Who is Really Benefiting from Tort Reform and Damage Caps?

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

Bank Robbers Look Forward to Weekends Off Too

DID YOU KNOW?

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?

© 3/19/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.

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Mar 9, 2018

Stating Your Age – You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

DID YOU KNOW?

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!

© 3/8/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.

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Mar 1, 2018

Our Office: An Art Gallery for Geezers

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:

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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