FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights

Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Many who struggled during the pandemic may look for help to return to a "normal life". Knowing one's mental health human rights is an important first step.

WASHINGTON, DC, US, May 31, 2021 / — The Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights, like the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights that preceded it, is so fundamental and basic that it should be known broadly by the general public, yet many still do not know their rights. One group is working to change that.

All human rights organizations set forth codes by which they align their purposes and activities. The Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights articulates the guiding principles and goals of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

In 2017, Dr. Dainius Pūras, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, called for a revolution in mental health care around the world to “end decades of neglect, abuse and violence,” stating, “There is now unequivocal evidence of the failures of a system that relies too heavily on the biomedical model of mental health services, including the front-line and excessive use of psychotropic medicines, and yet these models persist.”

Human rights include the right to one’s own mind, and to protect oneself and one’s loved ones against any abusive or harmful “treatments” given under the guise of mental health.

Every man, woman and child is entitled to the fundamental human rights set forth in this Mental Health Declaration of Human Rights, regardless of race, political ideology, religious, cultural or social beliefs.

Given the fact that virtually no human or civil rights adequately protect citizens from mental health abuses, it is vital that the following rights be recognized and that all countries adopt this Declaration.


A. The right to full informed consent, including:

1. The scientific/medical test confirming any alleged diagnoses of psychiatric disorder and the right to refute any psychiatric diagnoses of mental “illness” that cannot be medically confirmed.

2. Full disclosure of all documented risks of any proposed drug or mental “treatment.”

3. The right to be informed of all available medical treatments which do not involve the administration of a psychiatric drug or treatment.

4. The right to refuse psychiatric drugs documented by international drug regulatory agencies to be harmful and potentially lethal.

5. The right to refuse to undergo electroshock or psycho-surgery.

B. No person shall be forced to undergo any psychiatric or psychological treatment against his or her will.

C. No person, man, woman or child, may be denied his or her personal liberty by reason of mental illness, without a fair jury trial by laymen and with proper legal representation.

D. No person shall be admitted to or held in a psychiatric institution, hospital or facility because of their political, religious or cultural or social beliefs and practices.

E. Any patient has:

1. The right to be treated with dignity as a human being.

2. The right to hospital amenities without distinction as to race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion, social origin or status by right of birth or property.

3. The right to have a thorough, physical and clinical examination by a competent registered general practitioner of one’s choice, to ensure that one’s mental condition is not caused by any undetected and untreated physical illness, injury or defect, and the right to seek a second medical opinion of one’s choice.

4. The right to fully equipped medical facilities and appropriately trained medical staff in hospitals, so that competent physical, clinical examinations can be performed.

5. The right to choose the kind or type of therapy to be employed, and the right to discuss this with a general practitioner, healer or minister of one’s choice.

6. The right to have all the side effects of any offered treatment made clear and understandable to the patient, in written form and in the patient’s native language.

7. The right to accept or refuse treatment but in particular, the right to refuse sterilization, electroshock treatment, insulin shock, lobotomy (or any other psychosurgical brain operation), aversion therapy, narcotherapy, deep sleep therapy and any drugs producing unwanted side effects.

8. The right to make official complaints, without reprisal, to an independent board which is composed of non-psychiatric personnel, lawyers and lay people. Complaints may encompass any torturous, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment received while under psychiatric care.
9. The right to have private counsel with a legal advisor and to take legal action.

10. The right to discharge oneself at any time and to be discharged without restriction, having committed no offense.

11. The right to manage one’s own property and affairs with a legal advisor, if necessary, or if deemed incompetent by a court of law, to have a State appointed executor to manage such until one is adjudicated competent. Such executor is accountable to the patient’s next of kin, or legal advisor or guardian.

12. The right to see and possess one’s hospital records and to take legal action with regard to any false information contained therein which may be damaging to one’s reputation.

13. The right to take criminal action, with the full assistance of law enforcement agents, against any psychiatrist, psychologist or hospital staff for any abuse, false imprisonment, assault from treatment, sexual abuse or rape, or any violation of mental health or other law. And the right to a mental health law that does not indemnify or modify the penalties for criminal, abusive or negligent treatment of patients committed by any psychiatrist, psychologist or hospital staff.

14. The right to sue psychiatrists, their associations and colleges, the institution, or staff for unlawful detention, false reports, or damaging treatment.

15. The right to work or to refuse to work, and the right to receive just compensation on a pay-scale comparable to union or state/national wages for similar work, for any work performed while hospitalized.

16. The right to education or training so as to enable one better to earn a living when discharged, the right of choice over what kind of education or training is received.

17. The right to receive visitors and a minister of one’s own faith.

18. The right to make and receive telephone calls and the right to privacy with regard to all personal correspondence to and from anyone.

19. The right to freely associate or not with any group or person in a psychiatric institution, hospital or facility.

20. The right to a safe environment without having in the environment, persons placed there for criminal reasons.

21. The right to be with others of one’s own age group.

22. The right to wear personal clothing, to have personal effects and to have a secure place in which to keep them.

23. The right to daily physical exercise in the open.

24. The right to a proper diet and nutrition and to three meals a day.

25. The right to hygienic conditions and non-overcrowded facilities, and to sufficient, undisturbed leisure and rest.

Reprinted from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Colorado website,

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights National Office in Washington, DC, has advocated for mental health rights at the state and federal level. The CCHR traveling exhibit has been displayed in Washington, DC, at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Caucus, as well as other locations. The exhibit has toured more than 441 major cities around the world and has educated over 800,000 people on the history and contemporary practices of psychiatry which are still rampant with abuse.

About Citizens Commission on Human Rights: CCHR is a nonprofit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enacted patient and consumer protections. CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Thomas Szasz.

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Refreshing newsflash: The bevveg free app, dubbed “the ultimate vegan alcohol guide” can help you search and determine what is vegan safe before summer!

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — Is your beverage a BevVeg? Summer is around the corner and we can all use a sip of a cold drink! But did you know beer, wine, and many alcoholic beverages are processed with animal parts (gelatin, casein, glycerin, isinglass amongst others) and that not all beers are vegan friendly?

Refreshing newsflash: The bevveg free consumer app, dubbed “the ultimate vegan alcohol guide” can help you search and determine what is vegan safe before summer! You can download the free app at google play and ios app store.

The BevVeg app easily lets you know you if your beverage is a BevVeg. All you have to do is download it! The searchable database let’s you make recommendations, submit edits to vegan status for BeVeg review, and it even lets you email companies for more information directly from the app. BeVeg International welcomes users to interact with the database by submitting reviews and product pictures to make the vegan alcohol experience more enjoyable. After all, who doesn’t want to enjoy their beverage?!

Check out the new vegan app, and give it 5 stars. If there’s any user experience issue, please submit the feedback to so the app kink can be addressed. BeVeg is in the business of consumer transparency through the ISO accredited vegan certification program. This app compliments the certified vegan program by allowing the consumer to drive the demand for such vegan label transparency.

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Non Profit Launches Business Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

We have to change the narrative. We need to take the politics out of our governance. We need to come together as a community if we are to be successful.”

— Steve Anderson

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 31, 2021 / — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colors associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. The Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and extensive research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity, and taking advantage of a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, not some, but ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses. Steve is a good man, and SBE needs his character to bring everyone together.

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

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Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. Protects Employees' Rights to Meal & Rest Breaks in Los Angeles County

An employment law firm in Southern California stands ready to fight for employees who have been denied meal and rest breaks by their employers in the LA area.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — Representatives of the Akopyan Law Firm announced today that their law firm protects the rights of employees who have been denied meal and rest breaks by their employers in Los Angeles country.

“In California, employers are generally required to provide non-exempt employees with at least a 30-minute meal break when their work period is more than five hours” said Michael Akopyan, founder and partner at the Akopyan Law Firm, and added, “California employers are generally required to provide non-exempt employees 10 minutes of paid rest periods for every four hours worked,”

Employees working in the Los Angeles area who feel that they may have been denied meal and rest breaks are welcomed to contact Akopyan Law’s employment law attorneys in Burbank to discuss their potential case in a complimentary case evaluation. “We are dedicated to protecting employees and enforcing their rights,” added Akopyan.

Each lawyer at the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. has more than a decade of experience in litigating employment cases and personal injury cases. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers who fall victim to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. Employees who are terminated, laid-off, or demoted often don't know their rights and needlessly suffer at the hands of their supervisors and/or employers. Every employee deserves to work in an environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C.'s team of attorneys Ani M. Akopyan and Michael Akopyan ( were named to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers List. Ani and Michael have combined experience of more than 30 years. They have recovered millions of dollars for their clients.

For more information, please visit or call (818) 509-9975 today for a complimentary case evaluation.


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The Akopyan Law Firm is committed to restoring the balance of power against the government, large corporations, and insurance companies alike whenever they seek to deprive people of their rights. The Akopyan Law Firm is dedicated to defending its clients against oppression and can stand up for them in their time of need.

The Akopyan Law Firm's employment lawyers in Burbank are dedicated to helping employees stand up for themselves and speak truth to power whenever they are wronged. The Akopyan Law Firm has experience handling nearly every kind of employment law case.

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How to Effectively Protect Your Bitcoin from Theft and Hacking

Most times, you will never guess you have been crypto-jacked. Ensure you keep your anti-virus software, browser, and operating software updated.”

— Jonathan Assis, Asset Recovery Expert

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — When the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was introduced back in 2009, it didn’t immediately gain traction. In the last decade, Bitcoin has gained more attention, and more people are investing in it. Recently, events such as Elon Musk invested $1.5 billion into Bitcoin, which led to a price surge and a high of over $63,000 in April 2021 and then drop almost $30,000.

While we can not offer protection against trading volatility, we can advise on good practices, to help keep your Bitcoin safe from hackers. As much as Bitcoin has been lauded to be unhackable, there are some risks involved. It possible for an individual or a digital currency exchange’s funds to disappear.
Some of these risks with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies include:


Crypto-phishing happens when a bogus website dupes you into thinking it is a legit one. The site dupes you into giving up your login and the private key details. These details are then used to wipe your Bitcoin wallet clean.


Some malicious actors pretend they are legitimate businessmen. They get you to pay for a service or product and do not deliver the goods or services.
Crypto-ransomware is malicious software used by malicious actors to extort Bitcoin from investors. They take your crypto-wallet or devices hostage via encryption and demand payment for a decryption key.


Crypto-jacking uses other people’s devices to mine for Bitcoin. This attack comes veiled as an email link or attachment. Once the link is clicked on or the attachment downloaded, the crypto-mining code is launched and embeds into the victim’s mobile or computer. This code works covertly, and it is almost impossible to detect it’s there.

Jonathan Assis, the Asset Recovery Expert of CNC Intelligence Inc., says that “Most times, you will never guess you have been crypto-jacked. Ensure you keep your anti-virus software, browser, and operating software updated. Most importantly, never download or authorize any permissions to unknown or unsolicited programs or files and never click on links in emails or messages from any unknown senders.”

How to Protect Your Investment

Use Physical Wallets

The use of physical, aka hard wallet or cold storage, is one of the best ways to protect your investment. This cold storage is an offline crypto-wallet that you can use to keep your Bitcoin safe. These hard wallets resemble a USB drive and are used as a physical store for coins and tokens. Each hard wallet has a private key that allows you access to your wallet.

Protect the Private Key

These wallets are effective against digital theft, but the risk of losing the key is also another risk. That would mean you might lose all your investments. It would be best if you protect your private key by splitting it into two and storing them separately in secure locations.


Always backup your crypto wallet. If your computer or device crashes, the only way you can recover your coins is the regular backups of your wallet. Ensure you back up your wallet.dat files, then store them in a secure location that is not connected to the internet, such as on a CD, USB, or hard drive. Ensure the backup has secure passwords.

Use Multi-signature Addresses

The multi-signature approach involves using several people to approve a transaction. None of the other people can withdraw Bitcoin without the other people’s consent. This keeps your Bitcoin safe as none of the signatories can withdraw without your knowledge.

Trading Bitcoin is fast becoming a lucrative industry, and digital thieves keep advancing their tactics. As much as Bitcoin is supposed to be safe, it is not strange to hear people whose investments have gone up in a cloud of smoke, never to be seen again. Be cautious in all your transactions and secure your wallet to protect your Bitcoin.

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Sagacious IP’s Founders Included in the Prestigious Times 40 Under 40 List

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GURUGRAM, INDIA, May 31, 2021 / — Sagacious IP, one of the largest IP research and consulting firm across the globe has announced that Tarun Kumar Bansal, President, and Anant Kataria, CEO at Sagacious IP, have been included in the Times 40 Under 40 list. Both Tarun and Anant were shortlisted by the Times jury for their unique style of leadership, building an India-originated, boot-strapped, consistently growing, and profitable company that is amongst global leaders in its niche as well as how they have balanced work, life, and social causes.

The Times 40 Under 40 identifies, encourages, and recognizes the top 40 brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators under 40 years of age who have been game-changers in a true sense.

Commenting on this feat, Tarun Kumar Bansal, President, Sagacious IP, said “Having entrepreneurs like us on the list, who have not created a popular business but a business that is leading its niche globally, is profitable and sustainable, will hopefully motivate the younger generation to take up such businesses rather than just creating unicorns”.

Sharing his story, Anant Kataria, CEO, Sagacious IP, said “The Times 40 under 40 recognition is humbling and exciting. It takes me back to our start from a 1-room office right before the 2008 recession and fills me with gratitude for our 250+ amazing team and our trusting clients. If my story kindles even one person to act in good faith, I will feel blessed.”

The entrepreneurs who have been honoured by the Times 40 under 40 have navigated numerous challenges and gone the extra mile to build new businesses and succeed in their respective domains.

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Fovere Cremation Urns, Offers a Reassuring Celebration of Life for our Love Ones

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Flowers displayed in the Memorial Vase Urn

Flowers displayed in the Memorial Vase Urn

Candle Urn

Candle Urn

Introducing the unique 'Memorial Vase Urn' by Fovere, providing an alternative and attractive choice, designed for display at home.

After struggling to find a cremation urn to be displayed at home without making guests feel uncomfortable. We set out to find a commemorative urn that was designed for display within the home.”

— Kim Clay, co-founder of Fovere

HILLARYS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, May 31, 2021 / — Fovere has stepped outside the box to create a cremation urn unlike any other, one that focuses on celebrating a loved one's life and preserving their legacy.

Designed to be positioned at the heart of your home, this memorial urn keeps your loved one close to you.

The Memorial Vase Urn is a full-size cremation urn designed to resemble a lovely flower vase in both appearance and function. This concept is entirely unique and unlike any other cremation urn. Combining the precious cremation urn, used to protect and memorialise those closest to us, with the profound symbolism of flowers, used in remembrance and as a demonstration of our love, creates a synergistic tribute honouring and memorializing those we have lost.

The main urn is fully sealed and separate from the flower container, with a secure screw-in base, allowing easy access to the ashes compartment. A neatly concealed standalone vase insert slides out from the top, making this vase extremely practical and simple to use.
This feature enables you to arrange flowers, change the water, and clean the cremation urn without having to move the entire urn. Individually hand cast from aluminum, you won't have to worry about these memorial urns getting knocked over while on display, the ashes will remain safely protected within the ash compartment.

The Memorial Vase Urn's design allows for display with or without flowers. Adding fresh or faux flowers to the vase provides a stunning memorial. Valentine's Day roses, Mother's Day tulips, or Gerbera daisies simply because you're thinking of them and the love you shared, displaying the flowers they loved. Take comfort by creating the ideal memorial to honor their memory and celebrate their life.

Along with the unique Memorial Vase Urn, Fovere also provides a Candle Cremation Urn, which allows you to light a candle in honour of your loved one as you reflect on the happy moments shared, take a moment of peaceful reflection, meditation, or say a silent prayer.

These urns are offered in two sizes: a large full-size urn and a small keepsake urn.

This is another decorative style of urn that provides a more elegant alternative to traditional urns, ensuring that your loved one rests in comfort, near you, at home.

With an increase in the frequency where an individuals ashes are divided amongst family members, the 'small keepsake urn' is Foveres' most popular urn, frequently purchased in sets of three or four.

Fovere translates as "To Cherish" in Latin, which is mirrored in our brand philosophy and product offering. We realise how tough it is to say goodbye, not only immediately following someone's death, but for the days, weeks, months, and even years thereafter. Our urns provide a more personal approach to honor those you love and miss, allowing you to keep them at the forefront of your heart and home for eternity.

The Memorial Vase Urn and Candle Urn collections are currently available to order.

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The Person With The Contract Is The Person With The Power

Shalini Nandan

Shalini Nandan from Legally Shalini

There's a real need for proper, affordable legal documentation for smaller startup businesses until they can support a custom drafted suite of documents.

"Easy to use, affordable, DIY legal templates, written in plain English (not legal-ese) are important, so everyone can understand their obligations.”

— Shalini Nandan-Singh

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, May 31, 2021 / — Despite business being turned on its head in 2020, startups in Australia are thriving with the growth of new companies at almost 3%. Many of these new ventures have been started by people opting out of corporate life, pivoting their services to incorporate a new online offering, and turning their side-hustle into their primary source of income.

While this bodes well for the Australian economy, this entrepreneurial freedom can come at a cost. Contract specialist Shalini Nandan-Singh, founder of Legally Shalini, said there’s less support across all areas of business when you go out on your own. “People leaving corporate life to start their own business no longer have a team of professional colleagues – such as finance, HR, admin – or a legal department to guide or protect them,” she said.

“They may find themselves in unfamiliar territory – now responsible for their own service terms and contracts, shipping policies, return and refund requests, GDPR compliance – and it's all down to them.

“Because they are micro-businesses or startups, they cannot afford a custom drafted agreement to begin with (this is the gold standard) and many will find themselves needing the protection of a client agreement or contracts at some time.”

Shalini believes there's a real need for proper, affordable legal documentation, which covers smaller startup businesses until they can support a custom drafted suite of documents.

“Sadly there are many templates out there that are substandard and full of dire warnings and penalties – they'd probably scare the customers off,” she said.

“And to have a really good relationship with your new clients or customers, it’s always good to set expectations, ground rules and boundaries early in the relationship so there is no room for miscommunication.

“That’s where easy to use, affordable, DIY legal templates, written in plain English (not legal-ese) are important, so everyone can understand their obligations.

“Legal documents aren't supposed to be scary or confusing. These documents, tailored to your strengths, are your way of clearly communicating your obligations – and your client's. Because when everyone knows where they stand from Day 1, it's easier to arrive safely at Day 100.”

Shalini helps Australian service-based entrepreneurs protect their business and their bottom line with empowered legal advice and contracts.

“I have always loved the law and yearned to work differently from traditional legal practice. Now, as a lawyer working on my own terms, I help my tribe using life skills gained from my "other" life as a businesswoman in two countries, cohabiting two distinct cultures and two jurisdictions, a mother, partner, journalist, community worker, spiritual seeker and confessed lover all things that are based in joy, ease and grace,” she said.

“It makes me happy to help folk look at their legal challenges as an opportunity for growth in business and personal growth while providing practical support to resolve legal issues and move forward.”

In helping entrepreneurs, Shalini has found many legal templates are quite basic, very generic, and written poorly, and focus negative consequences. “My agreements are well-drafted, and I personally have spent significant time and effort, making sure they're fit for purpose,” she said.

“Stop worrying about your legal risk. Taking action now to sort your legals will stop you worrying about your business later. Getting your business legals sorted to help you stay safe so that you can enjoy your business.”

Shalini advises new businesses to do their homework and always seek professional advice.

“You know your own business – don't expect your customers and clients to read what you know and to read your mind,” she said. “Remember, the person with the contract is the person with the power.”

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Black California Bar Exam Applicants Consistently Underperform Other Ethnic Groups

Striving to change that metric, the Langston Bar Association along with Black Women Lawyers, is presenting its free bi-annual seminar, June 3rd from 6-9:00PM.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, May 28, 2021 / — Los Angeles, CA – (May 28, 2021) Striving to change that metric, the John M. Langston Bar Association along with Black Women Lawyers, is presenting its free bi-annual seminar, June 3rd from 6-9:00PM (PST), to provide quality bar preparation guidance for future attorneys taking nation’s most difficult bar exam held online July 27th.

“It’s Langston’s responsibility to lend a hand to those entering the profession”, says Nyanza Shaw, President of the John M. Langston Bar Association. “We know how difficult it’s been for all applicants to pass the California Bar, but especially for Black applicants.” California’s Bar results consistently show Black applicants underperform compared to other ethnic groups. Further, a 2019 State Bar study showed the percentage of Black attorneys licensed in California has remained virtually the same for over 30 years.

The two-part California Bar Preparation Seminar provides students with tips and proven study techniques to assist them in passing the Bar Exam. Live presenters include: Superior Court Judge Kelvin Filer, whose father Maxi Filer eventually passed the Bar on his 48th attempt. Judge Filer moderates a Success Leaves Clues Panel where prior bar takers speak on what worked and what didn’t work for them in passing the Bar.

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LAUSD Backs Down on Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

LAUSD Superintendent Beutner and HR Head Del Cueto Back Down After Employees Sue Over Their Illegal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

SANDPOINT, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, May 28, 2021 / — In March, Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) helped employees of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to sue LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and HR head Linda Del Cueto over their illegal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Now, after months of pressure, the California School Boards Association (CSBA) has conceded the merits of the lawsuit and walked back their position.

No COVID-19 shot available today has been licensed or approved by FDA, rather, they have been issued under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). As HFDF’s legal team has argued, consistent with federal law, EUA products are “investigational” and as such may not be mandated. In fact, the terms of the EUA specifically require that recipients of EUA products be informed of the benefits, risks, and “the option to accept or refuse administration of the product.”

While the defendants have not yet legally admitted defeat, CSBA spokesman Troy Flint told The San Diego Tribune, “K-12 schools or districts, on their own, cannot require the COVID vaccines while the vaccines only have emergency use authorization.”

As evidenced by the lawsuit against LAUSD’s Beutner and Del Cueto, Flint conceded, “A school or district would likely face public backlash and legal challenges if it decides unilaterally to require COVID vaccinations for students, the association noted.”

LAUSD’s COVID mandate and threat of termination for employees choosing not to take these experimental injections violates not only federal law but the basic human right to bodily autonomy. No American should be forced to choose between feeding their family and injecting themselves with any product, particularly an experimental one, as are all the COVID vaccinations.

Ever since the world learned of the abominations committed by the Nazi regime, which lead to the Nuremberg Code, free nations have recognized that forced medical experimentation of any kind is both inhumane and unethical. This human right against medical experimentation has been ratified by the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and the US Code of Federal Regulations. In 2005, the General Conference of UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, requiring free and informed consent for the practice of ethical medicine. There can be no doubt these treaties and regulations reaffirm the basic human right to bodily autonomy and the right to voluntary informed consent.

It is time for all Americans to reject the notion that a government or a government bureaucrat wields the power or authority to force another human being to violate their person with an unwanted medical intervention. If Americans can be forcibly medicated, we are not free.

Health Freedom
Health Freedom Defense Fund

Source: EIN Presswire