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Intellectual Property; What is it?

Intellectual Property; What is it?

Intellectual property We’ve all heard of intellectual property or IP.  We have some vague notion about it, but it seems rather difficult to grasp.  And if it’s difficult to grasp as a concept, how do we know if we own any; if we do, how […]

Right to silence : traffic tickets

Right to silence : traffic tickets

Right to silence Have you ever wondered why police officers ask you why they stopped you?  It’s usually pretty obvious.  Is it meant to embarrass you?  Or perhaps the officer is exerting his or her authority? While these questions are rhetorical, the feelings they trigger are simply […]

Losing legal capacity

Losing legal capacity

Legal Capacity Updated December 3rd, 2018. In order to exercise one’s legal rights, a person must know what he or she is doing.  A person must have the legal capacity to make those decisions.  We, as lawyers, encounter this most often when clients want to […]

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List: add your number. It’s easy and effective. I gave up my land line phone several years ago.  Many of us have “disconnected” from phone lines.  I decided to do so, because I realized that I was only receiving telemarketing calls on […]

Beating Parking Tickets

Beating Parking Tickets

Parking ticket: Oh, how I hate you… If you are like me, nothing annoys you more than returning to your parked car to find the little yellow parking ticket stuck underneath your windshield wiper. Unfortunately, once that little yellow paper is tucked neatly under your […]