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What to Expect When You Need to Appear in Court

When you’ve never been to court before, making an appearance can seem daunting. It’s a lot less intimidating, though, when you have a clear idea of what to expect. Read on to get the information you need to feel confident and prepared on your first day in court. Dress Code All individuals must dress appropriately for court hearings.  Anything considered distracting or disruptive to the judicial process is considered Read More

Five Things to Think About if You’re Considering a Civil Lawsuit

Most people have heard of a lawsuit. But what exactly does a lawsuit entail? And how do you know if the issue you’re dealing with warrants a lawsuit? Read on to find out! A lawsuit is a claim or dispute brought by one party or multiple parties against another party. There are several different kinds of civil lawsuits including:  Personal injury Other torts Contract dispute Property dispute And so much more If Read More

Four Documents to Take to Your First Meeting with an Attorney

If you’re meeting with a lawyer for the first time, you might be feeling nervous, but you shouldn’t! Lawyers do what they do because they want to help people in your situation -- be it anything from a family law matter like divorce, to an employment law matter like wrongful termination, to a criminal law matter like a drug possession charge. Your first meeting with a lawyer is your chance not only to get to know them Read More

The Biggest Differences Between Civil Law and Criminal Law

When you’re facing a legal issue, it’s important to know what kind of case you have on your hands. Is it a civil case or a criminal case? Many people get civil law and criminal law confused, or even use the terms interchangeably, but they are quite different!  The essential difference between civil and criminal law is that criminal law deals with crimes (i.e. illegal offenses ranging from petty theft to homicide) Read More

3 Factors to Consider When Hiring an Attorney

Choosing the right attorney to represent you or your business is one of the most impactful decisions you’ll ever make. The right attorney can make the difference between your business failing and succeeding. It can be the difference between an innocent or guilty verdict, and the difference between paying a fine or serving jail time. Your attorney is your advocate and your representation, so it needs to be someone you Read More