Legal Resources Posts


Barristers and Solicitors: What’s the Difference?

Posted: January, 2014 in International Law, Legal Resources

Although they are all attorneys, English and Welsh lawyers are classified as either solicitors or barristers — and each play a different role in serving clients.

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How to Handle Termination of H-1B Visa Employment

Posted: April, 2013 in Employment-Based, Immigration, Legal Resources, Maintaining Status

H-1B visas are valuable to many immigrants. Only 65,000 are allotted each year. If you are lucky enough to obtain an H-1B visa, you would be well-advised to hold on to it.

But what if you are fired from the job sponsoring your H-1B visa?

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Know the Facts About
International Arbitration

Posted: March, 2013 in International Litigation, Legal Interpreting, Legal Resources, Legal Translation

International arbitration is a method to resolve legal disputes between people living in different countries.

It is most often used by business owners who are having problems with commercial contracts, and it is an increasingly popular alternative to litigation in foreign courts.

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Which US Presidents Were Lawyers?

Posted: February, 2011 in Legal Resources

What do Barack Obama, Richard Nixon and Thomas Jefferson have in common? All studied and/or practiced law before they became US presidents.

In honor of Presidents Day, we’ll take a look at these three presidents and 22 others who progressed from reading law books to leading a country.

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Political Candidates Consider Language in Campaigns

Posted: October, 2010 in Legal Resources

Many savvy candidates on the ballot in November are getting their message out in more than one language.

Having campaign information available in more than one language is an easy way to appeal to a broad base of potential voters.

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How to Prepare Legal Documents for Discovery & Litigation

Posted: October, 2010 in Legal Resources

Business litigation is common, and that’s why it’s important to learn about legal document discovery.

Being prepared for legal document discovery does more than put your mind at ease — it can protect you from legal penalties if a claim arises!

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Animal Owners Provide for Pets in Their Wills

Posted: August, 2010 in Legal Resources

Studies show that the majority of pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family. So it should hardly be a surprise that animal owners want to include their pets in their wills.

More people are putting pet provisions in their wills to make sure that Fluffy will be taken care of. But is it legal?

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What Happens When a Person Dies Without a Will?

Posted: July, 2010 in Legal Resources

Many people put off creating a will for many years.

Sometimes they wait too long.

Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, you should consider creating a will or trust. If you die without one, an already difficult situation can become a complicated legal mess for your loved ones.

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Is It Possible to Avoid Jury Duty?

Posted: June, 2010 in Legal Resources

When a summons for jury duty arrives in the mail, chances are the recipient will be less than thrilled. Some potential jurors even begin to think of ways to avoid jury duty — or they may even plan on not showing up at all.

But is there really any way to avoid jury duty? Is shirking your civic responsibility punishable by law?

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Legal Issues in the Olympics

Posted: February, 2010 in Legal Resources

When hundreds of millions of people tune into the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver tonight, it’s doubtful that anybody’s mind will be on legal issues.

However, there are a number of legal concerns to consider when hosting an event like the Olympics. Here are just some examples of past legal issues in the Olympics, from headliners to legal footnotes.

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