Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Vineland New Jersey

Each Workers’ Compensation Claim is different and needs to be handled carefully by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you sustain a workplace injury or an occupational illness preventing you from returning to a job.”

— Craig Altman, Esq.

VINELAND, NJ, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you sustain a workplace injury or an occupational illness preventing you from returning to a job according to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law. Benefits from a workplace accident can be permanent disability benefits, temporary disability benefits, or death benefits.

Each Workers’ Compensation Claim is different and needs to be handled carefully by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. If not, you may lose wages, compensation for medical bills, and other damages that as an injured worker you deserve.

WHO YOU ARE
You’re from Vineland, New Jersey. Since 1952 workers like you have been the tough, hardworking and independent backbone of the town’s workforce. From “The Avenue” to the Boulevard, you represent your town with the same work ethic that Vineland-native Mike Trout brings to every at-bat. But just like Trout can hit the Disabled List, Vineland workers can also get injured on the job. If you do get hurt at work, you’re going to need to review your options carefully and consider workers’ compensation benefits.

You are the heart and soul of Vineland, New Jersey. You are its workforce.

You may be a teacher, working at D’Ippolito Elementary School and suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or neck/back injuries from repetitive grading too many papers long into the night.

You could be a part of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society devoting your life to protecting the cultural identity of Vineland’s past. But who protects you when you are injured at work? Under certain circumstances the “benefits” promised to workers may get denied or not correctly cover accidents at work. This is where trained workers’ compensation attorneys who are familiar with New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation Laws step in to assist.

You may be a DJ working at one of Vineland’s locally-licensed radio stations such as WVLT (92.1) or WMIZ (1270). Injuries happen everywhere, even in showbiz! The most common injuries for media and communications industry workers include:

Strains and sprains from repetitive trauma
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Being struck by a falling object
Carpal tunnel or back injuries from repetitive motion
Being caught in or injured by a machine at the office
Accidents involving tools

A work-related injury can happen at any time. You were doing your job, handling your business and bringing home the bacon. But then you got hurt at work, and now your family’s financial future is in the hands of strangers. Choose your workers’ compensation attorney wisely. Don’t play games with your benefits or wait to file your claim. The insurance company does not have your interests at heart and is not on your side, but a skilled workers’ comp lawyer does.

WHO WE ARE
Experienced Vineland Work Injury Lawyers
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are Vineland’s premier Workers’ Compensation law firm. Vineland works hard, and the legal team at Craig Altman’s law firm works even harder to protect Vineland workers, getting them the compensation they deserve.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
Handle All Types of Work Injury Cases

For residents of Vineland in Cumberland County, New Jersey, Craig Altman is the go-to law firm for workers’ compensation claims. From work accidents to car accidents, we handle all kinds of workers’ comp cases. The local community rests easy knowing the highly skilled workers’ comp lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are on the job. The firm is recognized in the legal communities of South Jersey and Philadelphia as experts in this practice area of workman’s comp, social security disability, and personal injury.

Contact Craig today and tap his expert legal mind for a free consultation. The attorney-client relationship is the cornerstone of our success, and your health and safety are of the most crucial aspects of your situation to us. Therefore, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not charge you a fee until we win your case and get your workers’ comp benefits secure. Contact us today at 856-327-8899 for a free consultation.

THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROCESS IN VINELAND
How Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Vineland go to Work for You

The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Altman are happy to meet with you at the firm’s Vineland office right on Landis Ave. We are based in the heart of Vineland because we are here for the workers. If you have been hurt on the job, our immediate advice is:

report your injury to your employer as soon as possible, because their workers’ compensation insurance has protocols it must follow
document all medical expenses and medical care, including hospitals, physicians, physical therapy, tests, procedures

This way Craig Altman can obtain all records and contact information to best help you with your workers’ compensation claim. At that point, your application for benefits will be checked for compliance by your employer’s workers’ comp insurance plan. With the lawyers at Craig Altman on your side, we will make sure that the forms and medical information required by the state are correctly submitted to avoid a denial of the claim.

If your claim is approved for less than it should have been according to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law, then Craig Altman will defend your claim and get you the full amount you deserve.

FURTHER PROBLEMS WHEN HURT ON THE JOB IN VINELAND, NJ
A wide variety of disputes can happen when you file a workers’ compensation claim, including:

Lost wages: Your rate of pay can be set improperly, giving you less compensation than you deserve.
A challenge to your status: Your employer could challenge your compensation, claiming you are ineligible for benefits
Denial of treatment: You could be denied the necessary medical treatment for your injuries or denied the ability to see the doctor of your choice

If any of these things happen, do not panic. Craig Altman is on your side and will have an answer to every question posed and a solution to every challenge you face concerning your legal rights. The insurance companies can drag their feet, but as an injured employee Craig Altman and his team of Workers’ Compensation experts will hold those feet to the fire to help you.

HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY TODAY
So what are you waiting for? Craig Altman has the experience, skill, and motivation to get you the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve by New Jersey State Law. Contact Craig today for a free evaluation of your claim and let’s get started!

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Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys publishes overview of marriage-based immigration

Blog of Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys

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Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Marriage to a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is one of the most common forms of family-based immigration, explains Magda Cuprys

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Getting married to a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is one of the most common forms of Family-Based Immigration into the USA, and it is also one of the fastest ways”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a published article in her Instruction Series, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys, Florida, provides an overview of one of the most common forms of Family-Based Immigration. The complete review will be published on her Blog at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

Getting married to a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) is one of the most common forms of Family-Based Immigration into the USA, and it is also one of the fastest ways to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence (i.e., a Green Card).

In order to obtain full Lawful Permanent Residence Status based on such marriage, the couple must have been married for at least 2 years prior to the filing of the Application for Lawful Permanent Residence (I-130) in order for the foreign spouse to obtain their green card. Otherwise, the foreign spouse will only be granted temporary Conditional Residence for a duration of 2 years. After this 2-year period, the couple must file an additional application to apply to have the Conditional Residence status removed (I-751), and once this application is approved by USCIS, only then does the foreign spouse becomes eligible to receive the full, permanent, green card status.

However, in reality, many individuals apply for Lawful Permanent Residence when they have been married for
less than 2 years. In such a case, one has a more complex burden of proof for the application process, as one must demonstrate through documentary evidence that the marriage is real, was entered into in good faith, and is bona fide in nature (i.e. that it was not entered into fraudulently for the purpose of evading US Immigration Laws).

Convincing evidence is critical at this juncture, and it is highly recommended that one utilize a qualified Immigration Attorney to assist in the collection, presentation and submission of such evidence to USCIS. Common examples of such evidence are correspondence between the spouses, be they letters, emails, social media conversations; photographs of the couple together; and affidavits from family, friends, co-workers, etc. Evidence of financial ties together should also be gathered, such as copies of joint bank accounts, credit cards, insurance policies, health insurance, automobile titles, auto insurance policies, joint bills, tax returns, and mail which shows that both spouses live at the same address together. Anything which demonstrates a legitimate relationship that has been continuous and on-going is beneficial, notes Ms. Cuprys.

After one applies for the green card, it is thereafter required that both spouses will have to appear in person at their local USCIS Office for an Official USCIS Interview. The immigration officer will interview the couple and ask them many personal questions in order to determine that the marriage is real and bona fide, i.e. questions of each spouse to ascertain and verify if they know things about the other, etc. These are such things that a married person should know about their relationship.

There also is a financial component to the Immigration process. The US Citizen (sponsoring spouse) has to attest and agree to provide financial support to the foreign spouse. This is done via the execution of a formal Affidavit of Support, which is a legal requirement in the process and must be included with the original Application for Lawful Permanent Residence at time of filing. Also, the sponsoring spouse must prove that they are financially capable and responsible, in which they must document and submit evidence that he or she is employed and has a salary that must meet at least 125% above the Federal Poverty Line (US Income Requirements). It is also required that
they provide Federal Income Tax Returns for the past 3 years as evidence of the above.

*** Magdalena Ewa 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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Antitrust attorney K. Todd Wallace comments on a recent anti-steering case settlement involving Atrium Health

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K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Todd Wallace, Attorney of the Month, Attorney at Law Magazine 2013

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At issue in the case was Atrium Health’s use of anti-steering provision in its contracts with health insurance companies, comments K Todd Wallace.

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the Second Circuit’s decision in the American Express case, which applied the same reasoning later upheld by the Supreme Court, was the basis for Atrium Health’s supplemental arguments”

— K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Orleans attorney K. Todd Wallace published a comment on the recent U.S. Department of Justice settlement with Atrium Health. The settlement was announced by the Justice Department when submitting the proposed settlement for court approval in a case that has been ongoing since 2016. At issue in the case was Atrium Health’s use of anti-steering provision in its contracts with health insurance companies. As explained by the DOJ in its press release announcing the settlement, “[t]he Department alleged that Atrium, the dominant hospital system in the Charlotte area, used its market power to restrict health insurers from encouraging consumers to choose healthcare providers that offer better overall value. The restrictions also constrained insurers from providing consumers and employers with information regarding the cost and quality of alternative health benefit plans.” If approved, the settlement would enjoin Atrium Health from seeking to enforce the anti-steering provision against health insurers and also prohibit including such provision in its contract with insurers in the future.

Mr. Wallace notes that the settlement represents an interesting development in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Ohio v. American Express. In the American Express case, the Supreme Court held that anti-steering provision in a two sided-market must be evaluated as a whole. Many legal scholars saw this development as potentially having significant effect on the analysis of how other multiparty-market antitrust cases would be evaluated, such as those involving the health insurance industry.

Interestingly, the Second Circuit’s decision in the American Express case, which applied the same reasoning later upheld by the Supreme Court, was the basis for Atrium Health’s supplemental arguments in its 12(c) Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. In their opposition, the DOJ argued that American Express was wrongly decided by the Second Circuit, a position that would ultimately be rejected by the Supreme Court. But more importantly, the DOJ argued that the anti-steering provision at issue harms both the patients and insurers. The DOJ argued in their opposition briefing that “Plaintiffs also have alleged actual anticompetitive effects on price and output for patients and the insurers who pay for their health care. In Paragraph 14 of the Complaint, Plaintiffs allege that when insurers have steered in spite of CHS’s restrictions, consumers have paid less for health care. And in Paragraph 27 of the Complaint, Plaintiffs allege that ‘[a]s a result of this reduced competition due to CHS’s steering restrictions, individuals and employers in the Charlotte area pay higher prices’ and have less product choice. These are allegations of actual ongoing harm: CHS’s steering restrictions result in Charlotte consumers paying more for health care.”

It appears that the DOJ satisfied the whole market approach as required by American Express, at least at the initial pleading stage. Although one can only speculate as to what ultimately motivated the parties to settle, it would be reasonable to assume that the dual harm alleged by the DOJ could have played a factor the decision rather than pursue its 12(c) motion to the end.

About K Todd Wallace

Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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.

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Important information about being charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

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A vehicular manslaughter charge can carry up to six years in a state prison in California, says Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Arash Hashemi.

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — What is vehicular manslaughter? In short, it means someone was driving a vehicle in a way that could kill someone or did kill someone.

"The basic charge of vehicular manslaughter is bad enough. Other factors like a DUI can make manslaughter jail time even worse," Mr. Hashemi said. "The Prosecution is going to file as many charges as they can in hopes of getting the maximum possible sentence. They want to make an example of such offenders."

A determined defense is needed to refute the charges. Mr. Hashemi is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He has successfully defended many people facing similar charges.

"The first thing we have to do is determine if the charges are valid and accurate. We look over all the evidence carefully. We check the law enforcement records and reports of the incident too," he said. "We look for mistakes, errors and judgment calls by the officer that are just wrong."

If the case has to go to court, then having an attorney is very important. Study after study shows that people who face criminal charges fare much better in court if they have attorney representing them versus representing themselves.

"Do you know criminal law procedure for California? Most people do not. As a criminal defense attorney, I do. I attend regular training seminars to learn about new laws and court decisions that affect vehicular manslaughter cases," said Arash Hashemi. "I bring all this knowledge and experience to my client’s cases."

For more information about California's vehicular manslaughter law and charges, visit
http://www.HashemiLaw.com.

About Law Offices of Arash Hashemi:
Law Offices of Arash Hashemi is a California-based law firm that is passionate in defending the rights of their clients in the face of criminal prosecution. To help their clients, Arash Hashemi leads a team of attorneys specializing in different practice or areas in criminal law. Including DUI, drug crimes, and more..
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For more information, please visit www.HashemiLaw.com or call (310) 448-1529.

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Life Care Planning: Catastrophic Burns Require Expert Foundation

Dr. Greg Vigna

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We provide ‘Sanchez Proof’ testimony from physician experts in fields including orthopedic, spinal, pain management, brain injury, and now burn management.

Catastrophic burn care requires unique skills, specialization, and experience. Our life care plans will include a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who practices daily in a major burn center.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC provides Sanchez proof testimony for its defense and plaintiff life care plans for catastrophic burn care from Board Certified physicians in Plastic Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Historically, evidence that was presented to the jury that relates to the cost of future medical care for an injured person was provided by costing research obtained by a variety of sources including the CPT Codes and data obtained by phone calls to vendors of the actual cost charged for goods and services in the location where the injured person resides. In California, the Sanchez Decision in June of 2016 preclude this evidence as ‘hearsay’.

Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC, led by Dr. Greg Vigna provides ‘Sanchez Proof’ testimony as its physician experts base their opinion on ‘knowledge, skill, experience, education, and training’ obtained over decades of patient management in the field of orthopedic trauma, spinal cord injury, interventional pain management, and traumatic brain injury. Now Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC provides expert life care planning services with burn experts.

Dr. Greg Vigna, a physician, lawyer, and life care planner explains, “Catastrophic burn care is a specialty that requires unique skills, specialization, experience and is practiced by few plastic surgeons and general surgeons across the country. Our life care plans will include an academically based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who practices daily in a major burn center which allows for him to be qualified as an expert and provide demonstrative and testimonial evidence for catastrophic burns.”

Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC provides Life Care Plans, with physicians from multiple specialties for no additional cost for its defense and plaintiff life care plans. Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC physician experts are prepared to testify to the cost of future care and the appropriateness of all medical and non-medical care provided for in its life care plan at no extra cost to its clients.

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#StandUp4HumanRights March Demands Human Rights Be Recognized

One of the Youth for Human Rights International events in honor of Human Rights Day and the  70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Activist held a march in honor of Human Rights Day and the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Pan-African Diaspora Youth join Youth for Human Rights march.

Pan-African Diaspora Youth join Youth for Human Rights march.

Human rights activists arriving at the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Human rights activists arriving at the WW II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Human rights advocates braved freezing temperatures, gathering at the famous Lincoln Memorial to stand up and march for the rights of all.

We stand here united as human rights defenders from around the world, determined to bring about freedom for all, starting with awareness of these basic human rights.”

— Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Human Rights Day 2018, in a world where fundamental human rights are being abused, a group of young advocates gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, to march in support of the vital necessity of immediately implementing human rights education on a global scale. Led by Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) and joined by other national and international organizations, including Peace Lights and the Pan-African Diaspora Youth Association (PADYA), the wave of passionate activists dressed in blue in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial.

The march was part of a global series of events led by Youth for Human Rights International in honor of Human Rights Day and on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the document which, if widely applied, could end human rights abuses everywhere.

“The most impactful aspect of the march was the attention to the cause. The more awareness we bring to human rights, the more people will realize how little they know about them. Once we're on the same page with that, we can start moving forward with teaching and educating our youth!” said Somalian fashion model, Soukeyna, who participated in the march. She further stated, “We develop most of our habits when we are young. If we are taught early on about the non-negotiable human rights as listed in the UDHR, we will be encouraged to stand up for what we deserve and carry those habits into adulthood.”

With the end of the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never to allow human rights atrocities to occur again. Thus, 70 years ago on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was born listing out 30 basic human rights and starting a worldwide awareness campaign.

The United Nations launched their current human rights awareness campaign #StandUp4HumanRights in December of 2016. This year, in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights DC and other national and international chapters have been key champions in this campaign. Erica Rodgers, the US National Director of Youth for Human Rights International and organizer of the march commented, “We stand here united as human rights defenders from around the world, determined to bring about freedom for all, starting with awareness of these basic human rights.”

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization with chapters around the world whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance, respect and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through international summits, art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch a documentary on how Youth for Human Rights began.

“Peace Lights” is a video art piece created by Peter Rogina and Eileen Cohen. It has been adopted by the New York Peace Coalition and the Peace Organizations of 14 countries as their international symbol for peace and non-violence. The United Nations International Year of Light has also endorsed “Peace Lights”, and it has been featured around the world in 6 continents.

The Pan-African Diaspora Youth Association (PADYA) is one of three organs of outreach and promotion of the African Union Mission to the United States of America

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Melamedia Webinar to Include First Look at OCR's Thoughts on Changing HIPAA Rules

Melamedia's 15th Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy and Security Enforcement Features Discussion by HIPAA Veterans

ALEXANDRIA, VA, US, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The HHS Office for Civil Rights just released a request for information on changes that "may impede the transformation to value-based healthcare or that limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and covered entities."

So Melamedia's 15th Annual Year-End Review of Medical Privacy & Security Enforcement has added a discussion to explore OCR's thoughts on possible changes to HIPAA and what that may mean for future compliance.

The event features long-time veterans in the HIPAA space.

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Iliana Peters served key roles at HHS Office for Civil Rights, including as OCR’s Acting Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy and Security and as OCR’s Senior Advisor for HIPAA Enforcement. For more than a decade, she both developed HIPAA privacy and security policy, including on emerging technologies and cyber threats, and enforced HIPAA regulations through spearheading multi-million-dollar settlement agreements and civil monetary penalties under HIPAA. She is a shareholder in the nationally-recognized health care practice group of the AmLaw 100 law firm, Polsinelli, P.C.

Dennis Melamed is president of Melamedia, LLC, a regulatory analysis and research firm. He is an adjunct professor at the Drexel College of Medicine where he teaches graduate level courses on health data stewardship, federal regulation of biomedical research and trends in medical device regulation. Dennis works extensively as a regulatory affairs analyst and researcher and has served as consultant on health data stewardship issues for a number of organizations, including the National Governors Association's State Alliance for E-Health. He is the editor and publisher of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert, which has been tracking health data privacy and security issues since 1997.

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Employment attorney Curt Surls discusses the varying state responses to U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems v. Lewis

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In a recently published comment, Curt Surls reviews decision that individual arbitration clauses in employment contracts preempt class action lawsuits.

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Even if federal class action lawsuits are preempted by individual arbitration clauses, state laws could allow plaintiffs to pursue state class action suits. This is a developing area of the law …”

— Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer in California

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In his most recently published article, California employment attorney Curt Surls reviews States' reactions to the Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis. The complete comment will be published on the Blog of Mr. Surls at https://curtsurlsblog.blogspot.com/

Several states are considering responses to Supreme Court’s recent decision in Epic System that held that individual arbitration clauses in employment contract preempts class action lawsuit. One such response is from Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, issuing Executive Order 18-03 in June of 2018 that directly mentions the Epic System decision in the preamble. Specifically, the order states “WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in its recent Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis decision, held that if employees sign an arbitration agreement requiring individual arbitration proceedings as a condition of employment, then those agreements preclude employees from pursuing a class or collective action against their employer to resolve disputes; and WHEREAS, when employers require workers to accept an arbitration clause as a condition of employment they deny workers the opportunity to seek redress for employment grievances through collective or class action in court or in arbitration, and workers are stripped of a powerful tool to level the historical imbalance between employers and employees; and WHEREAS, the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis decision will inevitably result in an increased difficulty in holding employers accountable for widespread practices that harm workers . . . .” The order provides that “[t]o the extent permissible under state and federal law, when making purchasing and other procurement decisions, all state executive and small cabinet agencies shall seek to contract with qualified entities and business owners that can demonstrate or will certify that their employees are not required to sign, as a condition of employment, mandatory individual arbitration clauses and class or collective action waivers.” Although the order would only cover purchases and procurement by the executive branch of the state of Washington, if other states follows suit, it could put pressure on companies seeking to do business with state governments. It will be interesting to see how much effect the executive order will have and whether any other states will follow suit.

Other states are considering a legislative approach. New York and Vermont are considering passing a law similar to California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). PAGA allows individuals who personally experienced a violation of a California employment law to sue on behalf of current or former employees who also experienced such violations. California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit has both held that PAGA is not preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act. Thus, even if federal class action lawsuits are preempted by individual arbitration clauses in employment contracts, state laws such as PAGA could allow plaintiffs to pursue state class action suits. This is a developing area of the law that bears close monitoring in the future, opines Mr. Surls.

*** Curt 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 Curtis Surls and his law firm provide the personalized assistance and effective support his clients need.

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Continuing series of published articles, real estate lawyer William Blanchard reviews Paralegal Training

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In his most recent published article in a series on legal assistants, real estate lawyer William Blanchard reviews training and work assignments

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Doomsday talk persisted that technology was set to fully replace the Paralegal industry … one major law firm today uses highly sophisticated software for research previously conducted by Paralegals”

— William "Bill" Blanchard, Real Estate Lawyer

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Continuing the publication of his articles on legal assistants in the law office, Illinois-based real estate attorney William Blanchard has issued an article on training and work assignments. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at https://williamblanchardblog.blogspot.com/

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 in 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 governmental entities are large Paralegal employers as well. Paralegals are found in every area work of legal practice, ranging from business litigation, bankruptcy law practice, estate planning, personal injury law, immigration, and corporate law. In fact, Paralegals are now common in virtually every legal practice area.

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.

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

About William B. "Bill" Blanchard

William B. Blanchard is a real estate attorney with offices in St. Charles and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals. Mr. Blanchard gained distinction as a real estate assessment attorney by representing 23 Will County senior citizen home owners before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and winning every case; this in addition to several successful appeals before various County Boards of Appeal.

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There are over 100 paralegals working at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.


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Attorney Magdalena Cuprys concludes publication of "Paralegal Profession" review articles

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Paralegals sometimes perform “legal” work that otherwise would be done by attorneys. However, the supervising Attorneys remain fully responsible.

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As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Florida-based immigration attorney Magdalena Cuprys has published the final article in a series about Paralegals. The complete articles will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

The Paralegal Role in the Legal Profession

In general, Paralegals are qualified to perform their responsibilities by completing an educational program, receiving training on the job, or through actual work experience. They do not undergo the rigorous training of Attorneys, nor are they licensed like attorneys. Paralegals sometimes perform “legal” work that otherwise would be done by attorneys. However, the supervising Attorneys remain fully responsible for any legal work delegated to a Paralegal and must always supervise the Paralegal’s work. There are several different types of Paralegals, the designation depends upon the required education and training. Examples are:

“Certified Paralegal”

A Certified Paralegal is a Paralegal who has completed the voluntary certification process of a professional association by developing a specified level of professional competency. The various accreditation bodies include: The National Association of Paralegals (NALA) which awards the designation of CP (Certified Paralegal) and CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) to those who meet their specific requirements and complete the competency examination. NALA also governs certain Advanced Specialty Certifications (CLAS) programs, and there also exist certain state-specific advanced competency exams.

“Registered Paralegal”

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) awards the designation Registered Paralegal (RP) to persons who have met its requirements, which requires passing a specific competency examination known as the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE).

“Professional Paralegal”

The National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) awards the Professional Paralegal (PP) certification designation which reflects a proficiency in procedural law, substantive law and an overall commitment to a higher standard of conduct and professionalism. NALS' Professional Paralegals may distinguish themselves further by earning Specialty Certifications in various substantive law areas.

Paralegal Work Assignments

Paralegals can be delegated any task normally performed by a lawyer, as long as the lawyer supervises the work (except those specifically proscribed by law). For example, Paralegals can review and organize client files, conduct factual and legal research, prepare documents for legal transactions, draft pleadings and discovery notices, interview clients and witnesses, and assist at closings and trials. But Paralegals (and their supervising Attorneys) must always avoid the “unauthorized practice of law.” Generally, Paralegals may not represent clients in court, take depositions, or sign pleadings. In addition, Paralegals may not establish the attorney's relationship with the client or set fees to be charged, and may not give legal advice to a client.

The continued usage of Paralegals in the profession is also a mandate of pure economics. Paralegals significantly reduce attorney burden and costs. In many instances it affords the practitioner the ability to lower legal fees in certain practice areas. They are also extremely valuable in their ability to maintain increased client communication and contact which further enhances client satisfaction and customer service. Paralegals also are of tremendous economic value to the law firm or office, as their hourly time spent on individual cases may be billed to the client separately, and at lower rates for the clients. Such staff may increase client satisfaction and provide a significant additional income stream for the law practice if managed effectively. Additional benefits to the firm as well as the community is the usage of Paralegals in Pro Bono activities and services. Paralegals enhance the ability of law firms to provide significantly more pro bono legal services as they could have through attorneys alone.

Supervising Attorneys remain ultimately liable for Paralegal work

As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible for the work product of Paralegals. Even more, Attorneys are also responsible for the ethical conduct of the Paralegals whom they employ. Any transgressions by the Paralegals may subject the Attorney to professional discipline. This is due to the fact that Paralegals are not directly subject to any rules of professional conduct promulgated by courts, legislatures, or government agencies, the (supervising) Attorneys are. However, Paralegals who are members of national and/or local Paralegal associations are required to follow the ethical codes of those associations.

Billing issues for Paralegal Work

As pertains to fees and compensation, a Paralegal's substantive legal work (i.e., that which is not clerical) may be billed directly to the client just as an attorney's work is billed, or considered in setting a flat fee just as that of an attorney's work. Attorneys may compensate Paralegals based on the quantity and quality of their work and the value of that work to the law practice. Paralegal compensation, however, may not be in any way based on a contingency, by advance agreement, or on the specific outcome of a particular case. In addition, Attorneys may not split any legal fees with Paralegals nor compensate Paralegals for the referral of legal business. They are also not permitted to be a partner or shareholder in a law firm.

Where to get Paralegal Education

As previously mentioned, the educational programs for Paralegals widely vary. These programs may or may not be approved or accredited. Those educational programs that are affiliated with a college or university may offer Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, and/or certificates, which may be classified as undergraduate or post-baccalaureate certificates. Proprietary schools generally offer certificate programs. Educational programs are also available via The American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), NALS – the Association of Legal Professionals, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), the National Association of Paralegals (NALA), and the American Alliance of Paralegals (AAIPI) have developed accredited curriculum.

Conclusion

Paralegals play an indispensable role in the legal profession, and if the predictions are correct, that indispensable role will continue to expand as economic pressures force law firms and businesses to become ever more cost-effective. While the job outlook for Paralegals is bright, this may adversely affect Attorneys, whose work will migrate as much as technical and ethically possible to Paralegals. Just as a doctor’s workload may in part be handled by nurses or nurse practitioners, a lawyer’s workload will end up where it is most cost-effective (subject to professional and ethical rules). The only constant in life is change, and this is just another example of how times are changing. The drum computer has to a large extent replaced the drummer in a band or studio recording. The remote-controlled drone has in part replaced the fighter pilot. The taxi driver may soon be replaced by Google’s or Uber’s self-driving cars. This goes to prove that the only constant in life, even business life, is change.

The complete articles will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

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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