Attorney Wins Client Total Loss of Value of Vehicle After Insurance Company Denies Claim

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Attorney, Jeffrey Schaffer, recently won a case for his client who was involved in an automobile accident that diminished the value of their vehicle.

It is very likely an insurance company will deny a total loss of value claim on automobile accident damages. ”

— Jeffrey Schaffer, Esq.

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Attorney, Jeffrey Schaffer, recently won a case for his client who was involved in an automobile accident that diminished the value of their vehicle. The client’s insurance company had denied a claim following the accident, but Schaffer obtained a judgment for the total loss of value on his client’s car.

Unfortunately, cases like this are not uncommon. It is very likely an insurance company will deny a total loss of value claim on automobile accident damages.

Many people do not understand the proper definition of a total loss of value on a vehicle. It is commonly thought that the total loss of value is when a car is simply not driveable anymore. This is not the case.

Total loss of value on a vehicle is calculated mathematically by insurance companies. They look at the market value of your vehicle at the time of the accident and then compare it to how much repairs would cost to fix your vehicle.

If the damages would take 80% or more of the market value of your vehicle to fix it, it is then deemed a total loss of value.

If you are involved in an automobile accident and your car suffers damages, you should be well informed that the decision of the insurance company about the claim is not the end all be all. You are able to negotiate if you do not agree with the decision made.

It is highly advised to contact an experienced auto accident attorney, such as Jeffrey Schaffer, to help fight for you to win the total loss settlement you deserve.

Schaffer’s client was in great hands and the case was settled in court. The verdict rendered in favor of granting the client total loss of value on their vehicle.

If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident and your claim has been denied by your insurance company, contact Jeffrey Schaffer at Saffren & Weinberg today for a consultation.

About the Author:
Jeffrey Schaffer is a partner in the law firm of Saffren & Weinberg and practices in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, construction, product liability, and medical malpractice claims. At Saffren & Weinberg, we know auto insurance laws and can get your best settlement, usually without going to court. When the insurance company disputes your claim, and they will try to, we have the experience and experts (i.e. accident reconstruction) to provide proof of fault.

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As part of a series of articles, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes review of Paralegal employment

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

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Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

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Blog of Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys

Paralegals must undergo specific education and training, and are utilized by many different employers, explains Magdalena Cuprys in her most recent article.

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Paralegals are a key component of an efficient law practice, and their role continues to expand. In fact, the job outlook (unlike for many other professions) is quite bright.”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In her most recent published article, part of a series of articles published on her blog, immigration attorney Magdalena Cuprys reviews the training and employment of Paralegals in a law practice. The complete articles will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

Paralegal Training and Experience

Paralegals are a key component of an efficient law practice, and their role continues to expand. In fact, the job outlook (unlike for many other professions) is quite bright. Paralegals must undergo specific education, training and/or work experience and are utilized by many different employers, including individual practitioners, law firms, corporations and various government agencies. Different certifications and credentials are available to classify the Paralegal experience. In the traditional law firm setting, the Paralegal's time is primarily spent on substantive legal work which is billed to clients at market rates, similar to other professional staff, but at a significantly lower rate than would be charged had an Attorney been solely utilized to handle such work, as was standard in the past. This hourly billing option distinguishes Paralegals from other non-lawyer staff members. However, many legal or quasi-legal organizations do not specifically bill for Paralegal time, such as Real Estate Title Firms, Immigration Law Firms, or Bankruptcy practices. Thus, in many organizations, time spent on administrative or clerical functions is not billable to the client’s case.

Due to Ethical Rules, Paralegals will never completely replace Lawyers

Only licensed attorneys may give “legal advice” to clients, and ethical rules in all U.S. States are uniform that Paralegals are strictly prohibited from doing so. Paralegals also are prohibited from directly accepting a client’s case, setting any fees, or representing a client in court (unless specifically authorized by the court, see below). All U.S. States require attorneys to be licensed and most have regulations imposing strict penalties for anyone who engages in the unauthorized practice of law. In fact, there are rules requiring appropriate supervision of Paralegals.

The largest employers of Paralegals within the legal profession are, naturally, law firms. However, businesses, corporations and government are large Paralegal employers as well. Paralegals are found in every area work of legal practice, ranging from bankruptcy law practice, estate planning, litigation, personal injury law, and immigration.

Strong Need for Paralegals Continues

Doomsday talk persisted in the recent past that technology was set to fully replace the Paralegal industry as a result of software upgrades and automated advances. At least one major law firm today uses highly sophisticated software for research previously conducted by Paralegals and even Attorneys. Many predicted the end of the Paralegal profession. The Associated Press issued a report in 2013 which claimed that an increasing number of Attorneys were using software and other technologies to do the work previously performed by Paralegal staff. It is certainly true that such software and technologies can enable solo practitioners to handle most or all of their workload without the need for any Paralegal. However, in 2014 the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasted a continuing positive growth rate of 8 percent growth from 2014 to 2024, and then in 2016 readjusted that figure to a 15 percent growth from 2016 to 2026 – again documenting continued growth from its original projection.

This information is confirmed by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), an online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand educational and occupational trends in today’s economy in the United States. O*NET was developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) in the 1990s. According to O*NET, the future outlook for Paralegals is bright.

About Magdalena Ewa Cuprys

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs.

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What is a Paralegal? – Brief video lecture by David Jaroszewski, Director of Paralegal Studies at Lee College, Baytown, Texas.


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Family Law Attorney Janet Reed publishes third article in a series about Technology & the Legal Profession

Attorney Janet Pittman Reed, North Carolina

Attorney Janet Pittman Reed, North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

As technology reshapes all of modern personal and professional life, the Family Law practitioner is not exempt, explains Janet P. Reed, Esq.

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Technology is advancing, and the legal profession must keep up with these technological and societal changes.”

— Janet Reed, North Carolina lawyer

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In her third article in a series, attorney Janet P. Reed discusses the advancements and impact of technology upon the Family Law practitioner, and how it is being utilized to enhance the client experience in terms of satisfaction and customer service. As technology reshapes all of modern personal and professional life, the legal profession is no exception. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Ms. Reed at https://janetreedesq.blogspot.com/

Technology is advancing, and the legal profession must keep up with these technological and societal changes. Many of us still remember when they first saw a personal computer, when cell phones became widely available, and when cell phones turned into smart phones that have become indispensable for many.

Incorporating technology into a law practice can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations. Here are a few, simple-to-implement options.

Phone Systems

Phone systems have advanced greatly. A wealth of call forwarding technologies enable clients to call a central number to reach an attorney anywhere. Skype enables you to conduct video conference calls during which you can share a screen and exchange documents.

But with phone forwarding, you may even have a remote answering such as Ruby Receptionists (www.callruby.com), which then takes a message or forwards the call to a specified phone number. Other services with great flexibility include Ring Central (www.ringentral.com), Ooma (www.ooma.com) and Jive (www.jive.com).

Suddenly a physical office or geographical distance are less important. It has become almost normal for clients to work with law firms at a greater distance from their home or business location. Having an office close to your clients (or close to the courthouse) is suddenly not as critical.

Janet Reed notes that this also benefits clients, as they may decide to hire an attorney whose office is not nearby. It affords clients access to much greater legal talent and improved access to quality representation than was once available to them in smaller towns/markets.

What used to be an in-person consultation can now be done by email or a video conference. Since the number of in-person meetings is reduced, the cost to clients is reduced as well.

Virtual Meetings

Getting together for face-to-face meetings with clients can sometimes be difficult, especially when it includes travel. Skype (www.skype.com) and EZ Talks (www.eztalks.com), www.GoToMeeting.com and other video systems allow you to offer the experience of a live meeting, which can be much more productive and stimulating than a simple phone call, since human beings communicate to large extent non-verbally, through gestures, facial expressions, etc. Numerous Web-conferencing tools provide such visual and human elements of a live meeting. They allow attendees to communicate, collaborate on documents and even give presentations in real time.

In fact, there are free (or almost free) services with a lot of functionality that are useful for sharing and discussing on-screen documents, giving a presentation, recording and chat capabilities.

Client Portals

Online Client Portals are an option especially for a high-volume practice such as bankruptcy or Family Law law. Instead of answering innumerable phone calls with questions such as “What is the status of my case?”, the firm offers access to a Portal where clients can see their exact case status in real time. In fact, password-protected portions of a law firm’s website may be a more secure alternative to email. Clients can access their case information day or night, comment on drafts and get updates on court dates. Examples include Practice Panther (www.practicepanther.com) and One Hub (www.onehub.com).

Still somewhat expensive due to the cost and complexity of implementation, client portals will undoubtedly proliferate further as the technology matures.

Social Media

Whether you like it or not, Social Media has become inescapable. Review websites like Yelp! or Avvo list Attorneys regardless and allow anybody to post reviews and comments about one’s practice. Further, Facebook creates “inofficial” Facebook pages for professionals, which in effect may force them to set up actual Facebook pages and join their platform. In many cases, the best option for the legal practitioner may be to embrace Social Media and claim the profile to use and control it to their advantage.

Google Maps – Locations

In past, even small problems like “I cannot find your office” could interrupt a client relationship. No more. Today you can put “Directions” on your website to ensure that all clients can find your office easily when they have to. Google Maps can be customized for clients, and also shows the way to related locations to one’s Practice (i.e. Courthouse, Government Offices, etc.). Google Streetview also can show clients what your office building looks like from the outside.

Case Reminders

Everybody is busy. We all receive too many emails. Thus, many messages get lost in the shuffle. Providing communications or updates via email, text message, or voicemail can remind clients of upcoming appointments, deadlines, court dates, etc.

Sharing Information with Clients

Here at our law firm, at the commencement of services, we fully discuss communication preferences with clients. This includes discussing methods for exchanging confidential information and their preferences for receiving other, general communications.

In fact, proactive communications with clients may be an effective marketing tool, such as an alert to a client about regulatory actions that are about to affect their business.

To be continued. – The complete articles will be published on the blog of Ms. Reed at https://janetreedesq.blogspot.com/

*NOTE: The inclusion of a technology or app in this article does not mean an endorsement or approval. The listed technologies are just for illustrative purposes. None of these particular technologies are endorsed or recommended by this author.

About Janet Pittman Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Traffic, Criminal Law, Driver’s License Restoration Services, and Civil Litigation cases.

References:

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Employment Lawyer Curt Surls publishes article series on the work of Paralegals in law offices

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Website of Curt Surls, Employment Law Specialist

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Articles by Curt Surls on CELA VOICE

Most law firms and businesses could not function without Paralegals. Curt Surls, Esq. reviews the work relationship Lawyers-Paralegals in 4 articles.

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… there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet”

— Curtis Surls, Employment Lawyer

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the ever-changing economy, Paralegals are gradually taking on more and more tasks that in the past were handled exclusively by Attorneys. The beneficiaries of this evolution are primarily the clients themselves, notes employment attorney Curt Surls in his recent article series. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Surls at https://curtsurlsblog.blogspot.com/

The occupation of the Paralegal (or Legal Assistant) has evolved into a critical component to the make-up of the modern law office. Today, most law firms and businesses with legal departments could not function without them. In fact, it seems that Paralegals already handle most of the day-to-day routine legal support, including gathering information from clients. However, there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet has changed the way Attorneys and Paralegals work. In fact, the economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegal to keep a law firm or other business competitive.

This four-part article reviews how Paralegals are used in a law office or business setting today, how work assignments are divided up between Attorneys and Paralegals, and what ethical requirements apply. In adapting to today’s economic reality, the likely beneficiary of the emerging trends is the client.

The Basic Paralegal-Attorney Work Relationship

The general job description for Paralegals may seem rather mundane: “Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.” (see O*NET, below). In fact, as discussed below, it is a hands-on job of increasing importance as law firms and businesses are under pressure to reduce costs in a competitive economy.

According to O*NET, a Paralegal’s work assignments may include:

* Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
* Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
* Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
* Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
* Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
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Further, Paralegal work involves now requires extensive use of Technology Skills, such as

* Analytical or scientific software — Office software; LexisNexis, CourtLink Strategic Profiles; Uniscribe; Wilson's Computer Applications RealEasy Appraisals
* Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access; Relativity e-Discovery; TrialWorks
* Desktop publishing software — Digital contract software; Microsoft Publisher; ProForce Paralegal Pro-Pack; Sure Will Writer
* Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; CaseSoft DepPrep; PDF Snake Easy Bates; Summation Blaze
* Information retrieval or search software — American LegalNet USCourtForms; LexisNexis; Thomson West FindLaw; Westlaw Real Property Deed

Detailed Work Activities involve:

* Maintain the order of legal documents.
* Prepare legal documents.
* Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
* Confer with court staff to clarify information.
* Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.

Source: O*NET

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, applications and pleadings, and providing answers to questions about the contents of the client file and missing documents. Thus, Paralegal work is not quite as mundane as it appears from the O*NET description. In fact, most of the colorful day-to-day client interactions are presumably handled by Paralegals (subject to ethical rules as discussed below).

One thing has continued unchanged; Paralegals provide essential support to Attorneys, as well as assist in the production and delivery of legal services to the modern client. This “go between client and attorney” career began to develop in the late 1960's when law firms and individual law practitioners sought ways to not only to improve efficiency, but also to reduce costs and expenses – expenses that could be passed along to the client over the course of legal representation. Still, the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule. Thus, there is a benefit to both the law firm and the client – Paralegals are able and qualified to perform many services that reduce Attorney time spent on a particular legal matter, thus again resulting in a lower cost to the client. The use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. In many cases, work is prepared or drafted by a Paralegal and then reviewed and finalized by an Attorney. This process in many instances provides “a second set of eyes” to check the work product. However, there are ethical restrictions so that the Paralegal does not dispense legal advice and acts like an attorney, even though the boundaries are becoming blurry, explains Mr. Surls.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Surls at https://curtsurlsblog.blogspot.com/

About Curt Surls

Curtis Surls is an attorney in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wrongful Termination. Located in Manhattan Beach, California, the Law Office of Curt Surls offers a complete range of employment law services to those living throughout Southern California, including all of Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties. With nearly 30 years of experience focusing almost exclusively on this area of law, attorney Curt Surls and his law firm provide the personalized assistance and effective support his clients need.

References:

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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges A Person with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer in Pennsylvania To Call Them for Direct Access to The Nation's Most Skilled Compensation Lawyers

We do not want one person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania to get shortchanged because they had no clue who to call for honest advice.”

— Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma or asbestos attorneys. They are appealing to a person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer to not fall for glitzy Internet ads that profess experience on the part of the law firm when in reality-the law firm is a brokerage firm that signs up people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer and sells them to other lawyers.

The group fears that people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania that impulse shop for lawyers on the Internet will end up being very disappointed with their compensation results. http://Pennsylvania.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the group, "We do not want one person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania to get shortchanged because they had no clue who to call for honest advice and who has a track record of achievement when it comes to lawyers. Trust us all the glitters is not gold when it comes to lawyers advertising for people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer on the Internet. A good mesothelioma compensation settlement in Pennsylvania could be around a million dollars or more and an asbestos exposure lung cancer settlement could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars even if the person smoked cigarettes.

"Before you hire a lawyer or law firm for a mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer compensation claim in Pennsylvania please call us at 800-714-0303. We will do everything possible to see to it that you are dealing directly with the nation's premier attorneys. These leading lawyers share our passion about making certain people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer in Pennsylvania receive the very best possible financial compensation settlement results." http://Pennsylvania.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their services for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma are available throughout the state of Pennsylvania including communities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Eire, Upper Darby, Reading, Scranton, or Bethlehem. For additional information, a diagnosed person with mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303.

For the best possible treatment options in Pennsylvania we strongly recommend the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital: Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia: https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/about, or the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: http://www.upmccancercenter.com/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Pennsylvania include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, oil production workers, steel mill workers, coal miners, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, the person’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. http://Pennsylvania.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Sponsor the KaBoom! Playground Build

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back announce our sponsorship of the KaBoom! Playground Build for ARCH to replace their former playground that burned down this summer.

Play provides children with the chance to not only create fond childhood memories, but also allows them to develop important physical, mental, and social skills they will need as they grow.”

— Kevin Rowe

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, US, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the KaBoom! Playground Build on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH) located at 1550 W Colter St, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Construction of the playground will begin at 8am and wrap up around 2pm.

We are excited to partner with fellow volunteers to help provide a beautiful, new playground for ARCH after they lost their previous one to a fire this summer.

Throughout the 2017-18 grant cycle, Fiesta Bowl Charities partnered with KaBOOM! to provide two communities in the state of Arizona with brand new playgrounds constructed by the hands of hard-working, generous volunteers and community partners. Through their efforts, they have been able to provide a valuable source of activities and fun for more than 4,000 children.

Personal injury attorney Kevin Rowe knows how important something as simple as a playground can be for a child. “The importance of play throughout childhood should never be overlooked. Play provides children with the chance to not only create fond childhood memories, but also allows them to develop important physical, mental, and social skills they will need as they grow.”

About The Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped

ARCH opened their doors on September 23rd, 1975, to address a need they observed in the community. Before ARCH, no local agency offered individuals with disabilities a place for socialization, therapeutic recreation, and rehabilitation programs.

ARCH operates under the ideal that people with disabilities should be given every opportunity possible to be able to develop themselves, both physically and mentally, to the full extent of their potential. ARCH has established itself as the leading provider of recreation and socialization programs and services throughout the Phoenix metro area for adults and children with disabilities.

More about Lerner and Rowe

For more information about Lerner and Rowe’s personal injury attorneys call (602) 977-1900 or visit lernerandrowe.com. To learn more about the criminal defense and bankruptcy legal services offered by their partner law firm Lerner and Rowe Law Group, visit lernerandrowelawgroup.com. Looking for help filing for social security benefits? You can reach the law firm’s other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at socialsecuritydisabilityadvocatesusa.com.

To connect with Lerner and Rowe on social media, follow the law firm on Twitter or Facebook. Also, remember to visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about the community services, sponsorships, and events that the team at Lerner and Rowe support.

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TechWise Group Secures Funding to Grow its Microsoft Cloud Solutions Business

TechWise Group announces new investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC

Expanding these capabilities will allow our clients to more fully realize the benefits of their investments in Microsoft cloud technologies”

— Lauren Schwartz

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — TechWise Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Solutions focused on delivering technology solutions to small and medium enterprises, non-profit and education organizations, announced today that it has secured investment from Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC. This funding will enable TechWise Group to further expand its offerings around cloud solutions including Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Windows 10, as well as comprehensive support and project services for its clients.

TechWise also announced the appointment of Amanda Barbour as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member. Ms. Barbour was previously Chief Financial Officer for BlueMetal Architects and has worked extensively with technology startups in the small and medium enterprise space. Lauren Schwartz will remain CEO and Chair of the Board, continuing TechWise Group's tradition as a women-led organization.

“This investment allows us to accelerate our growth and enhance our offerings, with a focus on business value realization, adoption and security,” said Lauren Schwartz. "Expanding these capabilities will allow our clients to more fully realize the benefits of their investments in Microsoft cloud technologies."

Don Koscheka, founding partner of Saltbrook Capital Partners LLC, commented on the investment. “We recognize the significant investments that Microsoft is making in cloud solutions that empower organizations to digitally transform their businesses in order to gain access to new markets and to improve their customers' experiences. The TechWise Group's success in using Microsoft cloud solutions to help small and medium organizations achieve their goals warrants our investment so that more customers can benefit from what they have to offer.”

About TechWise Group
TechWise Group empowers organizations to realize business benefits from technology. They are an award-winning Microsoft Gold Partner, Cloud Solution Provider, Microsoft Authorized Education Partner and the leading Microsoft cloud-focused-technology service provider in the Northeast. Their technical expertise includes Office 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Teams, SharePoint, Azure, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Windows, Windows Server, PowerBI and SQL Server.

The company also provides comprehensive information technology services, ongoing support, and training to organizations in industries including financial services, health care, professional services, engineering, manufacturing, education, and entrepreneurial ventures.

About Saltbrook Capital Partners
Saltbrook Capital Partners, LLC provides management expertise and growth equity to cloud centric technology providers to help them and their clients achieve successful business outcomes.

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Lerner and Rowe Sponsor 10th Annual Together in Teal Event to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

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Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys proudly sponsors the NOCC's 10th annual Together in Teal™ Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer®.

Thousands of people suffer from ovarian cancer every year, so we are proud to sponsor an event that spreads knowledge and awareness about this deadly disease.”

— Kevin Rowe

TEMPE, AZ, USA, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are proud to sponsor the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s (NOCC’s) 10th annual Together in Teal™ Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer®.

The event will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at North Soccer Field, Kiwanis Park (95 W. Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283). The deadline for online registration is Thursday, November 29 at 4 pm PST. However, day-of registration will be available at the registration tent at North Soccer Field beginning at 7 am.

Kevin Rowe, co-founder of Lerner and Rowe, stated, “Thousands of people suffer from ovarian cancer every year, so we are proud to sponsor an event that spreads knowledge and awareness about this deadly disease.”

10th Annual Together in Teal Event

The Together in Teal 5K event is meant to bring together people who are affected in some way by ovarian cancer. Plenty of people show up, and many don’t necessarily suffer from ovarian cancer themselves. Maybe they carry the genes or perhaps know someone who is affected by ovarian cancer. Regardless, the 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence is a commemoration to those we love, lost, and remember. During the event, we all will share our experiences and celebrate the survivors of this disease.

Hosted by the Valley of the Sun Chapter, this year’s 5K event hopes to raise $75,000 in donations. Once you register, you can set up a personalized fundraising page, and your family and friends can easily join you in this noble cause.

More About NOCC

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition fights tirelessly to spread awareness of and raise money for the cure of ovarian cancer. Well over 22,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year in the United States alone, and of those, about 63% die each year. Founded in 1991, the NOCC aims to spread knowledge of the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer, as no tests directly detect ovarian cancer. For more information, visit NOCC’s website.

More About Lerner and Rowe

If you cannot make the 10th annual Together in Teal Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to give back. If you want to participate in giving back to your community, contact Lerner and Rowe Gives Back online or call anytime at (602) 977-1900. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Kevin Rowe, ESQ.
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back
(602) 977-1900
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In new article series, business attorney K Todd Wallace reviews the working relationship of attorneys with Paralegals

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

Office of the law firm Wallace Meyaski (K Todd Wallace)

Office of the law firm Wallace Meyaski (K Todd Wallace)

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Website of Law Firm Wallace Meyaski, K. Todd Wallace

The Paralegal occupation has evolved into a critical component of the modern law office, but technology and the economy are producing changes.

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the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule”

— K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In our ever-changing economy, Paralegals are gradually taking on more and more tasks that in the past were handled exclusively by Attorneys. The beneficiaries of this evolution are primarily the clients themselves, notes business litigation attorney K. Todd Wallace, Esq. in his recent article series. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

The occupation of the Paralegal (or Legal Assistant) has evolved into a critical component to the make-up of the modern law office. Today, most law firms and businesses with legal departments could not function without them. In fact, it seems that Paralegals already handle most of the day-to-day routine legal support, including gathering information from clients. However, there have been some dramatic changes since the 1990s due to the fact that the number of attorneys has increased significantly, and at the same time the rise of personal computers and the Internet has changed the way Attorneys and Paralegals work. In fact, the economic pressure is on to transfer more and more legal work assignments to Paralegal to keep a law firm or other business competitive.

This four-part article reviews how Paralegals are used in a law office or business setting today, how work assignments are divided up between Attorneys and Paralegals, and what ethical requirements apply. In adapting to today’s economic reality, the likely beneficiary of the emerging trends is the client.

The Basic Paralegal-Attorney Work Relationship

The general job description for Paralegals may seem rather mundane: “Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.” (see O*NET, below). In fact, as discussed below, it is a hands-on job of increasing importance as law firms and businesses are under pressure to reduce costs in a competitive economy.

According to O*NET, a Paralegal’s work assignments may include:

* Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
* Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
* Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
* Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
* Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.
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Further, Paralegal work involves now requires extensive use of Technology Skills, such as

* Analytical or scientific software — Office software; LexisNexis, CourtLink Strategic Profiles; Uniscribe; Wilson's Computer Applications RealEasy Appraisals
* Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access; Relativity e-Discovery; TrialWorks
* Desktop publishing software — Digital contract software; Microsoft Publisher; ProForce Paralegal Pro-Pack; Sure Will Writer
* Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; CaseSoft DepPrep; PDF Snake Easy Bates; Summation Blaze
* Information retrieval or search software — American LegalNet USCourtForms; LexisNexis; Thomson West FindLaw; Westlaw Real Property Deed

Detailed Work Activities involve:

* Maintain the order of legal documents.
* Prepare legal documents.
* Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
* Confer with court staff to clarify information.
* Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.

Source: O*NET

The reality today is that a large part of client interactions is handled by Paralegals, such as gathering necessary information, drafting forms, applications and pleadings, and providing answers to questions about the contents of the client file and missing documents. Thus, Paralegal work is not quite as mundane as it appears from the O*NET description. In fact, most of the colorful day-to-day client interactions are presumably handled by Paralegals (subject to ethical rules as discussed below).

One thing has continued unchanged; Paralegals provide essential support to Attorneys, as well as assist in the production and delivery of legal services to the modern client. This “go between client and attorney” career began to develop in the late 1960's when law firms and individual law practitioners sought ways to not only to improve efficiency, but also to reduce costs and expenses – expenses that could be passed along to the client over the course of legal representation. Still, the beneficiary has been the Client because such support work is billed at a much lower rate, and Paralegals tend to be much more accessible than Attorneys with their hectic, deadline-driven schedule. Thus, there is a benefit to both the law firm and the client – Paralegals are able and qualified to perform many services that reduce Attorney time spent on a particular legal matter, thus again resulting in a lower cost to the client. The use of Paralegal services also greatly improves case efficiency and accuracy as the Attorney is now free to spend more time on the more vital aspects of the client’s case. In many cases, work is prepared or drafted by a Paralegal and then reviewed and finalized by an Attorney. This process in many instances provides “a second set of eyes” to check the work product. However, there are ethical restrictions so that the Paralegal does not dispense legal advice and acts like an attorney, even though the boundaries are becoming blurry, explains Mr. Wallace.

The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

About K Todd Wallace

Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.

References:

Law Firm Website: http://www.walmey.com/our-attorneys/k-todd-wallace/
Facebook page of Kenneth Todd Wallace, Attorney at Law:
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LinkedIn Profile of Kenneth Todd Wallace: https://www.linkedin.com/in/k-todd-wallace-03895358/
Lawyer Profile at: http://lawyers.lawyerlegion.com/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-18001529
Attorney Profile: https://www.lawyers.com/new-orleans/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-604175-a/
Lawyer Profile: http://www.lawyerdb.org/LawFirm/Wallace-Meyaski-LLC-New-Orleans/
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CAREER VIDEO showcasing the job of someone working as a PARALEGAL or LEGAL ASSISTANT.


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Maximiti Introduces Mediation to SMEs and their Accountants

Mediation is gaining popularity as an alternative dispute resolution method for SMEs and their business advisers.

It's is almost as if it is one of the best kept secrets of business”

— Rafael Katz

MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Disputes are an irritating fact of business but all too often the parties cannot be bothered with tackling the dispute and it is kicked into the long grass usually for fear of a costly legal case that will drag on interminably so the "game is not worth the candle" .
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution option that is fast, cost effective and enjoys a high success rate. It is gaining in popularity and with the correct support from their accountants, SMEs could use mediation to their advantage, freeing up lost money and repairing damaged business relationships to the benefit of both the aggrieved parties.
"Currently mediation is not seen as a "go-to" option for small business and we're trying to remedy this" says Norman Younger of Maximiti, himself a trained mediator.
"It's is almost as if it is one of the best kept secrets of business" , says his colleague and head of mediation at Maximiti, Rafael Katz , "so we've created a series of short videos to bring it right to the boardroom of small business".

Norman Younger
Maximiti Limited
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