John Marshall Law School Welcomes Retired Federal Defender Carol Brook as Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has hired Carol Brook as a Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence to teach Criminal Procedure.

Brook is a prominent Chicago attorney, having recently retired as the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Illinois. She previously served in the Federal Defender Program as Deputy Director, Chief Appellate Attorney, and Staff Attorney.

Brook has worked in the legal field for more than 40 years and has been active in many professional organizations, such as the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Federal Defenders and more. Brook has also been a leading authority in criminal defense and often speaks to the media about various criminal defense topics, including radical disparity in criminal justice, criminal discovery, ethics, appellate advocacy and sentencing.

Brook has been recognized countless times for her work and has received numerous awards. In 2018 she received the Justice John Paul Stevens Award from the Chicago Bar Association & Foundation; the Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award from the Federal Bar Association; the Terence F. MacCarthy Award from the National Association of Federal Defenders; and the Donald Hubert Public Service Award from the Chicago Inn of Court.

“I am thrilled and honored to have Carol join us at John Marshall. She is known as a superb mentor and excellent lawyer. Our students will benefit greatly from her experience and guidance,” said Dean Darby Dickerson.

Brook holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity. In July 2018, The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois at Chicago Boards of Trustees voted to create UIC John Marshall Law School — Chicago’s first and only public law school. The transaction, which is expected to take effect for Fall 2019, has since received approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and acquiescence from the American Bar Association. Learn more at jmls.uic.edu.

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The Power of Combining Bail Bonds with Supervised Release (SOR)

More Florida judges are combining bail bonds with SOR inmate releases and feeling more confident about releasing 'higher risk' inmates

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Power of Combining Bail Bonds with Supervised Release (SOR)

What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is a type of surety bond available only through a state licensed bail bondsman that secures the release of an inmate from jail while he or she awaits their court hearing. Bail Bonds have proven to be the most effective way to ensure a defendant’s appearance in court. Recent studies have shown an appearance rate of 98% or better in the state of Florida.

What Does it Mean to Be Released on SOR?

Supervised Own Recognizance (aka: ‘SOR’ and ‘Supervised Release’) is a form of no-money inmate release used in Florida (and in many regions within the United States) where the defendant is granted release from jail until his or her court date on the condition that they agree to show up for their scheduled court date. In addition, the inmate is required to contact a supervised release agent (or someone assigned by the court system) regularly as specified on their release documents. This program allows the courts to maintain some authority over the defendants who have been released pre-trial.

Other SOR Requirements

Supervised Release programs were originally put into place for non-violent arrestees without a criminal history. This type of release alone allows low-risk inmates to be released without having to pay money bail. However, in most cases, there are additional conditions the defendant must abide by in order to be released on SOR and remain that way until their court date. In many cases, the arrestee must abstain from drugs and alcohol. Drug testing may be conducted during required visits with the supervised release agent.

Why SOR Alone is Not Enough

Supervised Release is a great way to supervise a defendant while awaiting trial, but does not guarantee the defendant’s appearance in court as what a standard bail bond is intended to do. Some argue that SOR program conditions may infringe on citizens' constitutional rights as it is entering into a form of pre-trial probation. This area has yet to be explored.

Using Bail Bonds with SOR

Recent studies have proven that combining bail bonds with supervised release increases the number of appearances in court, as well as lessens revictimization, which in turn translates to better public safety.

When a bail bond is added to an SOR inmate release program and if the defendant violates the agreed conditions, the supervised release agent contacts the surety bondsman. As a consequence of the violated court order, the bondsman then revokes the bail bond, finds the offender and brings them back to the jurisdiction of the courts. This process saves tax payers money, lessens the burden on local law enforcement and creates safer communities.

Florida Judges Using SOR and Bail Bonds More Often

Jail inmates in the state of Florida are frequently seeing judges utilizing (what many are now referring to as) ‘Supervised Release Bonds’ (a combination of both forms of inmate release, bail bonds plus SOR) in their release from jail process. Judges are not only using this combination to ensure defendants’ appearances in court, but with hopes to reduce the revictimization rate as well.

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Attorney Magdalena Cuprys published review of TN Visas (NAFTA) for Canadian Citizens seeking employment in the US

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com

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Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

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Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Continuing her series of instructional articles, Florida immigration lawyer Magdalena Cuprys published a review of current TN/NAFTA visas for Canadians.

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because of the U.S. government administration's current policies and discussions with Canada, immigration practitioners should keep on eye on TN visas, visa changes should come as no surprise”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In her newest article in her Instruction Series on various US Business and Employment-Based Visas, Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys examines the TN Visa available to Canadian Citizens seeking employment in the United States under NAFTA. The complete review will appear on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement. It creates special economic and trade relationships for the United States, Canada and Mexico. This article shall discuss only the TN Visa requirements and procedure as relates to Canadian Citizens, a separate article regarding Mexican Nationals under NAFTA shall be published under separate cover.

The nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional (TN) visa allows citizens of Canada, as NAFTA professionals, to work in the United States. Lawful Permanent Residents, including Canadian Permanent Residents, are not eligible to apply to work as a NAFTA professional in the USA.

Professionals of Canada may work in the U.S. under the following conditions:
• The Applicant must be a citizen of Canada;
• The Employment Position is within a specific Profession and is explicitly designated on the NAFTA Occupation list;
• The Employment Position in the U.S. requires a NAFTA professional;
• The Canadian Applicant shall be employed in a prearranged full-time or part-time job, for a documented U.S. employer (see documentation required).
• Self employment is not permitted under NAFTA;
• The Professional Canadian Citizen possesses the qualifications of the profession

Canadian citizens usually do not need a visa as a NAFTA Professional, although a visa can be issued to qualified TN visa applicants upon request. However, a Canadian Citizen residing in another (3rd) country with a non-Canadian spouse and children would require a visa to enable the spouse and children to be able to apply for a visa to accompany or join the NAFTA Professional in the US, as a TD visa holder.

Procedurally, a Canadian citizen without a TN visa can apply at a US P.O.E. (Port of Entry) provided they have the following (non-exhaustive list) of sample evidence for Inspection:

• Request for Admission under TN status to Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection;
• Employment Letter – Evidence of Professional Employment. See Employment Letter below;
• Proof of Professional Qualifications: – such as transcripts of courses attended, grades achieved, professional licenses, certificates, degrees, and/or records of previous employment;
• Proof of ability to meet applicable license requirements;
• Proof of Canadian citizenship- Canadian citizens may present a passport, as visas are not required, or they may provide secondary evidence, such as a birth certificate. However, Canadian citizens traveling to the United States from outside the Western Hemisphere are required to present a valid passport at the port-of-entry;
• Applicable Filing Fees.

The employer in the U.S. must provide to the TN Visa Applicant a formal Letter of Employment in the United States. The letter must indicate that the position in question in the U.S. requires the employment of a person in a professional capacity, consistent with the NAFTA Occupation List, available at Chapter 16, Annex 1603, Appendix 1603.d.1.
The applicant must present evidence of professional employment to satisfy the Consular/Immigration Officer of one’s plans to be employed in prearranged business activities for a U.S. employer(s) at a professional level. Part-time employment is permitted under NAFTA. Self-employment is strictly prohibited. An employment letter or contract providing a detailed description of the business activities may be provided from the U.S. or foreign employer, and should state the following:

• Activity in which the applicant shall be engaged;
• Purpose of entry;
• Anticipated length of stay;
• Educational qualifications or appropriate credentials demonstrating professional status;
• Evidence of compliance with DHS regulations, and/or state laws; and
• Arrangements for pay.
• Although not required, proof of licensure to practice a given profession in the United States may be offered along with a job offer letter, or other documentation in support of a TN visa application.

Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they are properly classifiable as NAFTA Professional for TN visa issuance under U.S. law by:

• Education Requirement- The applicant's employer must submit proof that the applicant meets the minimum education requirements or has the alternative credentials set forth in NAFTA agreement, chapter 16 appendix 1603.d.1. Evidence of professional qualifications may be in the form of degrees, certificates, diplomas, professional licenses, or membership in a professional organization. Degrees, diplomas, or certificates received from an educational institution outside the United States or Canada must be accompanied by an evaluation by a reliable Credential Evaluation service specializing in evaluating foreign documentation.
• Work Experience Requirement – Documentation which proves the applicant's prior experience should be in the form of letters from former employers. If the applicant was self-employed, business records should be submitted proving such self-employment.
Spouses and children (unmarried children under the age of 21) who are accompanying or following to join NAFTA Professionals (TN visa holders) may receive a derivative TD visa. Applicants must demonstrate a bona fide spousal or parent-child relationship to the principal TN visa holder. Dependents do not have to be citizens of Canada. Spouses and children cannot work while in the U.S. They are, however, permitted to study. Canadian citizen spouses and children do not need visas, but they must have the following documents at the port of entry:
• Proof of Canadian citizenship;
• Proof of relationship to the principal applicant, such as marriage certificate and birth certificate; and
• Photocopies of entry documents of the principal applicant.

If the spouse and children are not Canadian citizens, they must get a TD nonimmigrant visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Spouses or children following to join must show a valid I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, thereby providing proof that the principal TN visa holder is maintaining his/her TN visa status. The maximum period of admission into the U.S is generally for a period of one year. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants extensions of stay in increments of one year at a time. There is no limit on the number of years a TN visa holder can stay in the United States. However, the TN visa status is only temporary in nature and does not afford the Applicant any Permanent Residence Status. Applicants should be aware that a visa does not guarantee entry into the United States.

The visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a port-of-entry in the United States, such as an international airport, a seaport or a land border crossing, and at such point may then request permission to enter the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection has the authority to permit or deny any applicant admission to the United States, and determine your length of stay in the U.S., on any particular visit. Form I-94, Record of Arrival-Departure, which notes the length of stay permitted, is validated by the Immigration Official.

Ms. Cuprys cautions, however, that because of the U.S. government administration's current policies and discussions with Canada, immigration practitioners should keep on eye on TN visa developments, visa changes should come as no surprise at this point.

About Magdalena Ewa Cuprys

Magdalena Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals.

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Suicide Assessments Linked to Possible Increase in Suicide Risk

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

Antidepressants Kill

CCHR launches campaign to raise awareness on the plausible link between suicides, the reliance on suicide risk assessments and the use of antidepressants.

With 1 in 6 Americans currently taking psychotropic drugs it is vital for people to know the truth about suicide risk assessments and psychiatric drug side effects.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes human rights violations and helps to enact consumer protections, is holding an open house this month at their center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater to raise awareness on the subject of the possible link between suicides and the reliance on suicide risk assessments and antidepressant use.

Each year an average of 44,965 people take their own life in the United States making it the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide deaths were more than double those due to homicides in 2015, which means that for every murder reported in the news, there were at least 2 other deaths that occurred due to suicide. [1] [2] [3]

In response, CCHR Florida launched a campaign to educate individuals on the connection between the use of antidepressants, the reliance on suicide risk assessments and death by suicide. As part of this campaign CCHR is hosting an open house where visitors will be able to obtain information on how suicide risk assessments may increase the risk of suicide, psychiatric drug side effects and alternative solutions.

An article published under Mental Health in Scientific American in March of 2017, reported that new research of the past 40 years of suicide risk assessments research suggests that not only do these assessments not help but may actually cause harm by increasing the risk of suicide. [4] [5]

According to the article, “there has been no improvement in the accuracy of suicide risk assessments over the past 40 years” and “no statistical way of identifying individuals with a high risk of suicide exists.”

Using these ineffective suicide risk assessment, individuals are labeled with depression or suicidal ideation and then in many cases receive prescriptions for dangerous psychotropic drugs which come with known side effects that encourage the exact symptoms they are marketed to treat, suicide and suicidal ideation. One common antidepressant, Celexa, is linked to a staggering 559 cases of documented suicide. [6]

“With 1 in 6 Americans currently taking psychotropic drugs it is vital for people to know the truth about suicide risk assessments and psychiatric drug side effects,” said Diane Stein, president of the Florida chapter of CCHR. [7]

For more information on the open house, the truth about psychiatric drugs or for information on alternative solutions please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] https://save.org/about-suicide/suicide-facts/
[2] https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/
[3] https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide.shtml
[4] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/suicide-risk-assessment-doesnt-work/
[5] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156322
[6] https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/antidepressantsideeffects/celexasideeffects/
[7] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/1-in-6-americans-takes-a-psychiatric-drug/

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What is missing in your Google AdWords real estate ad campaigns?

Google Certified Adwords Expert

Setting up an AdWords account is easy and it won’t cost you anything until you make a campaign and start PPC marketing.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Honestly, it doesn’t work the way many realtors do. They fail miserably in generating leads even after pulling all the strings and investing huge sums on keywords. The results leave the realtors scratching their heads to learn how to make Google AdWords work for real estate.

Setting up an AdWords account is easy and it won’t cost you anything until you make a campaign and start PPC marketing. But it is difficult to get expected results without a comprehensive PPC plan for success.

For PPC, you’ll head straight towards Google AdWords and start campaigns by setting an account and assigning a budget to it. But for real estate PPC, you should start with getting your site ready to receive visitors and generate clicks. It is starting with the tail end that is your site and working backward that is towards the Google AdWords.

Working backward would ensure that the visitors find what they are looking for and it would result in quick leads that qualify for sales. Let’s understand the backward lead generation process in detail.

The landing page

You’ve the homepage of your website to link to your PPC ads but you won’t because the PPC ads are very specific and the homepage content doesn’t match the ads. But it isn’t going to get any leads and also it will adversely affect the ad quality score of your PPC campaigns.

We’ll target a specific area to set an example for understanding the value of a dedicated landing page. Let’s set the PPC for the city you specialize in. It could be New York City. For PPC, we’ll work on the phrase New York City homes for sale. We’ll create a page for this neighborhood and provide comprehensive information about the real estate options available there and why you are the right real estate dealer to buy properties from.

Also, it will become the keyword phrase that you will set for real estate PPC campaigns to draw potential leads.

The Call-To-Action

The PPC would bring potential buyers to the landing page but it won’t help, if they don’t provide their contact information. What we can do is to prepare a detailed New York City property report in PDF format. We’ll make an interesting case by including the latest data of the property price and the latest trends in the New York City real estate.

The visitors would be asked to sign up to download the PDF report and they will do so because we’ll make the report useful for everyone interested in New York City real estate.

The PPC campaigns consultant

We’ve got a keyword phrase to target and also our website is ready with a landing page to welcome the potential buyers. We know what the real estate buyers are looking for and we’ve a call-to-action plan to get their contact details. We’re ready to start PPC and count clicks that qualify for leads.

Conclusion

We’ll do something different that your competitors are unaware of. They’ll go straight to Google AdWords without having a detailed plan for real estate ad campaigns. But our certified Google Adwords expert a definite plan to make Google AdWords work for real estate. Working from the tail end, we can achieve success in real estate PPC.

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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Releases Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines

The NCJFCJ is the Nation’s Oldest Judicial Membership Organization

The NCJFCJ revisited the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines to ensure that it reflected the changes in court practice.

Much has changed within the juvenile justice system, and we are committed to implementing process improvement, measuring results, and sharing experiences with juvenile courts.”

— Judge John J. Romero, Jr.

RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced the release of the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases.

Since 2005, with the original publication of Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases (JDG), the NCJFCJ has worked with juvenile justice courts to promulgate best practices in juvenile delinquency proceedings.

The purpose of the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines was to set forth the essential elements of effective practice for the court processes that are involved in the handling of juvenile delinquency cases. It identified recommended practices throughout the juvenile delinquency court system – from the determination of whether a case should enter the formal juvenile delinquency court system, to determination as to whether juvenile delinquency court jurisdiction should be waived and the youth transferred to criminal court, as well as post-disposition review of the reentry process for youth returning to the community from out-of-home placement.

In 2017, the NCJFCJ revisited the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines to ensure that it reflected the changes in court practice, advances in brain science, the understanding of adolescent development and the juvenile specific rulings from the Supreme Court. The Enhanced version, funded by the State Justice Institute, contains up-to-date information on general court processes, initiating juvenile justice court processes, best practices in detention or initial hearings, waiver and transfer hearings, trial/adjudication hearings, disposition hearings, the appeals process, post-disposition reviews, and probation and parole violations.

“Much has changed within the juvenile justice system, and we are committed to implementing process improvement, measuring results, and sharing experiences with juvenile courts,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “The NCJFCJ and our judges are committed to promoting systems change within our jurisdictions across the country.”

For more information or a free download of the publication, visit ncjfcj.org/EJJG.

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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Whiteford Adds Eminent Corporate and Real Estate Practices in Richmond

Whiteford Adds Eminent Corporate and Real Estate Practices in Richmond with addition of Hill, Selbach, Jones and Scott.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Whiteford Adds Eminent Corporate and Real Estate Practices in Richmond

January 15, 2019

Richmond – Whiteford Taylor & Preston today announced continued expansion in Richmond with the addition of a highly regarded group of corporate and real estate attorneys, including partners Katja H. Hill and John C. Selbach, and associates Jonathan Jones and Nicole K. Scott. Together, they bring significant experience in corporate law, real estate finance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and corporate financial issues.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome this distinguished group of Richmond attorneys,” said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher. “Their experience representing highly successful middle market clients offers tremendous synergies for our practices throughout the Mid-Atlantic.”

Katja H. Hill. Ms. Hill has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of commercial real estate properties, including multi-family apartment complexes, shopping centers and office buildings. She has developed substantial expertise in the purchase and sale of manufactured home communities nationwide. In addition, Ms. Hill represents a variety of companies in connection with their corporate real estate needs.

John C. Selbach. Mr. Selbach is an experienced corporate attorney who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, commercial real estate, public finance and general business counsel. He serves as outside general corporate counsel to numerous privately held companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, waste services, government contracting, IT, financial services, medical services, and commercial real estate.

Vern Inge, Managing Partner of the firm’s Richmond office, said, “In opening Whiteford’s Richmond office, my goal from the outset has been to build a platform for an A-team of business and litigation attorneys. This is a tremendous step, both toward realizing that goal and also in expanding on Whiteford’s already deep middle market network.”

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About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises. Its growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Wisconsin Business Lawyer Richard Kranitz publishes article on “manual” business law research

Think Business Blog by Richard A Kranitz, Wisconsin

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Old-fashioned “manual” research seems to be forgotten to a large extent, as well as the fact that many good law libraries are available to the public for free

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Remember: Visit a local law library and ask the Librarian for help. That alone should save you hours of wasted time”

— Richard A. Kranitz, business attorney and coach

GRAFTON, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Despite the convenience of the internet, which pervades many of our daily activities, manual research is still required of lawyers, especially in business matters, explains Richard A. Kranitz in his most recent article. The article will be available in full on his blog at https://richardkranitzblog.blogspot.com/

The old-fashioned “manual” research seems to be often forgotten even by today’s generation of lawyers. Yet, there many good law libraries available to the public for free, such as the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Business matters go hand-in-hand with large sums of money, thus an attorney in this field has to be particularly careful. As convenient as online research may have become, in many instances that is not good enough for business law. Even today, many business matters are handled in hardcopy (meaning on printed paper rather than electronically). In his most recent article, Richard Kranitz Esq. reviews the traditional “manual” research, particularly in the context of business law. The complete article is available on his Blog at https://richardkranitzblog.blogspot.com/

The fact is that conducting legal research can be extremely difficult regardless of the sources that you might have access to. There are a number of different aspects that need to be taken into consideration when conducting legal research. This is because there are a lot of different directions that you can take with legal research, and it is absolutely imperative for you to take all factors and aspects into consideration when you’re dealing with legal documents and cases since even the slightest discrepancy can amount to a lot.

Without a doubt, legal research requires a lot more concentration and diligence than other types of research due to the different conclusions that are possible with minor tweaking. In fact, in many cases you may not find a single answer, but several different ones. What’s more, since there’s a lot more material that you need to go through when it comes to legal research, you need to be absolutely certain that your sources are not only credible and authoritative, but also relevant to the problem at hand.

Interested in learning more about how you can go about conducting legal research the right way? Read on to find out as we tell you all about the different steps that you should take to conduct legal research the traditional way without relying on online sources for best results.

Ask a Librarian before wasting time searching through a library yourself – In the past, to do research, a law student would head over to the law library and ask a Librarian for help. Today, that might strike many lawyers as, well, outdated. The fact is that librarians know the library better than anybody, and if you are looking for something specific, a simple question to a librarian may save you hours of wasted time.

Legal research the manual way – Particularly for business matters, “traditional” research is often required. The reason is simply that all records were in paper form in the past, and it will take a long time until absolutely all such records are online and searchable. Also, even today, many business documents are still signed and submitted in hardcopy.

With that said, while there are certain common and extremely popular steps that are generally followed by anyone who wishes to conduct legal research, it’s important to note that these steps may or may not be followed in a sequential fashion for each scenario. This essentially means that while certain scenarios may require you to follow the steps listed below in the exact order, you may choose to play around for other cases – and that will not affect the results of your research.

Before you start conducting legal research, it’s important for you to know that you will be expected to revisit certain sources of information for increased clarity. What’s more, you might even be expected to check certain sources of information a number of times due to exceptions. Even in the case of exceptions, you will have to double-check whether the conditions of the exception apply to your particular case, and if there is any way that the exception can be worked around for your particular scenario.

Here are some of the steps that you are advised to follow when conducting legal research without the use of the internet:

Identify the problem – The number one reason why people are unable to conduct thorough research is the fact that they do not pay enough attention to the initial phase of the process. It goes without saying that identifying the problem and its scope is of key importance when you’re interested in conducting legal research as doing so will essentially set the precedent and give you an idea of how thorough your research must be.

When you’re trying to identify the problem and its scope, it’s also important to ask questions that are highly specific and will give you a clear understanding of the jurisdiction, search terms, and time period that is applicable or relevant to the problem. By doing so, instead of being confused by all of the options that you have available, it will be possible for you to get a better sense of direction to start taking the most appropriate path for conducting your research.

Visit secondary sources of information – Unlike primary sources, secondary law or sources of information are bound to help you understand how your specific scenario is also relevant for a much broader context. What’s more, once you start browsing through secondary sources of information, it will be far easier for you to visit primary sources that are relevant to your particular scenario and can help you gain greater understanding for the scope in question.

By consulting secondary sources of information, it will also be possible for you to get references to citations and statutes that will help you gain the right information regarding your legal research.

Identify relevant information – Once you have done your fair share of research through secondary sources, it will be far easier for you to identify relevant statutes that will help you in gaining the information that you need for your legal research of a particular scope, question, or scenario. By identifying relevant statutes, you can get into greater detail and start browsing through to find other sections that may be relevant or could potentially add value to your legal research.

In addition to finding the right statutes for the legal research of your particular scenario, you can also browse through cases in digests and find ones that may contain relevant information to ensure that all aspects of research are covered.

Keep records – Keeping track of all of the documents that you have already been through is extremely essential to ensure that you do not have to resort to the same cases and documents over and over again. It’s also important to note that you must do so regardless of whether or not you have retrieved any relevant information from the source.

Now that you know of all of the steps that you need to follow to conduct research the traditional way, it will be easy for you to figure out how you want to proceed with looking for legal information. Remember: Visit a local law library and ask the Librarian for help, notes Mr. Kranitz. That alone should save you hours of wasted time.

About Richard A. Kranitz

Richard Kranitz is an experienced attorney and business consultant in the areas of corporate, securities and tax planning for corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, multi-unit enterprises, and a variety of different non-profit entities. In addition, he has counseled their owners and executives in compensation planning, estate plans, and asset protection.

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Mike Segal joins Ipro Tech as Chief Revenue Officer

Ipro Tech announced today the appointment of a new member of its executive team, Chief Revenue Officer, Mike Segal.

I see the opportunity to shape the vision for this market and drive significant growth through our commitment to customer success.”

— Mike Segal, Ipro CRO

TEMPE, AZ, US, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ipro Tech, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial technology announced today the appointment of a new member of its executive team, Chief Revenue Officer, Mike Segal. In 2018, Ipro made significant changes to the sales organization structure. The addition of Mike ensures Ipro has the leadership in place to grow to the next level. Mike comes to Ipro with a 20+ year track record of partnering with and scaling existing sales teams to $50+ million or more. Working with rapid growth organizations, Mike commits for the long term, navigating his teams through the entire customer life cycle in complex selling environments making him an ideal addition to the Ipro team.

“I am excited to join a great leadership team and all the passionate people at Ipro Tech who have been serving this industry and customers so well,” said Segal. “I see the opportunity to shape the vision for this market and drive significant growth through our commitment to customer success.”

Ipro welcomed Dean Brown as their new CEO in mid-2018, and his fresh view of the potential for Ipro to drive value for its current customers and new clients is the core of Ipro’s focus. Backed by private equity firm, ParkerGale, who share the vision for Ipro’s future and the building of an executive team that can serve the company and industry alike.

The eDiscovery business is a very important part of the fabric of the legal systems in the developed world. The processes are at a juncture where driving productivity is a key focus for the industry and those who practice law to keep their prices from going through the roof. As the market matures eDiscovery software providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Ipro not only has the edge within its Ipro eDiscovery Suite but also within the decades of talent on staff who love what they do. Ipro embraces a strong set of values; it stands for something. Their customers also share their values and are enthusiastic advocates for the Ipro brand. As we head into the new year, Ipro continues to focus on simplifying the complex process from discovery to trial.

ABOUT Ipro Tech, LLC. Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery. Learn more about Ipro Tech at www.iprotech.com

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"Conducting Legal Research in the Age of the Internet" review published by K Todd Wallace, Esq.

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The creation and widespread use of the internet has made research far easier, but many people forget the fact that this convenience comes with a price to pay.

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Fortunately for legal researchers, countless developers interested in making legal research more convenient and hassle free have launched applications that contain credible information”

— Todd Wallace, attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In his newest article, Louisiana lawyer Todd Wallace provides an overview of online research for business legal issues. The complete article is available on the blog of Mr. Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

Doing research is always an extremely difficult and time consuming process. Not only must one double check facts and figures from a number of different sources, but it’s imperative for you to also ensure that your sources are credible and that you do not support misinformation or flimsy entities through your research. This is particularly true when undertaking your legal research online.

The creation and widespread use of the internet has made research far easier and more efficient than it was in the past with all sorts of information available at the click of a button, most people forget the fact that this convenience also comes with a price to pay.

While the internet has contributed immensely to the availability and accessibility of information, it goes without saying that there’s a lot that needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to conducting research on the internet. Not only does credibility remain a major issue when conducting research on the internet, but the intrinsic sensitive nature of legal research worsens the problem tenfold. Moreover, with novices claiming to be professionals and uploading researches and creating legal blogs full of misinformation, conducting legal research over the internet can be quite a hassle for a variety of reasons.

With that said, however, disregarding the importance and value of a source of information as vast and grand as the internet simply because of fraudsters and credibility issues is the wrong approach and should be avoided. Instead, it is imperative for researchers to exercise due diligence when conducting research over the internet to ensure that they can benefit from the platform without worrying about being duped.

Additionally, since most people are worried about legal research costing an arm and a leg, it’s still possible for people to conduct research on legal matters using the internet – all of that free of charge.
Interested in learning all about how you can conduct legal research over the internet without spending a fortune? Read on to find out as we tell you all about some of the best tips and tricks that you could use to conduct legal research over the internet for free.

Start with a well-organized online library

A good starting point for any “electronic” research is a well-organized online library. For example, Georgetown University has an information website about Business Law at http://guides.ll.georgetown.edu/corporatelaw (Corporate Law Research Guide).

At that website you find further references to Business Law Resources, such as a Gateway to other libraries’ business law resources, https://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/databases/

Similarly, Cornell University has the Legal Information Institute online which offers a broad range of resources for business law at https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/commercial_law and https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/category/business_law.

Secondary Sources: Journal Articles

While lawyers are generally looking for primary law that includes court statuses, opinions, and regulations, it is generally easier to resort to secondary law as a starting point. This is primarily because secondary law is not only easier and far more convenient to understand, but free journal articles that essentially classify as secondary law are full of analysis and explanations to legal matters that can be difficult to understand when viewed or researched in isolation.

What’s more, certain online sources and platforms are also integrated with Google-powered search engines for you to enter appropriate keywords and browse through countless articles from numerous online journals and law reviews.

Legal Research Software and Apps

Fortunately for legal researchers, countless developers interested in making legal research more convenient and hassle free have launched applications that contain credible information making research extremely easy – that too without the risk involved. Since all information on these platforms and applications goes through intensive checks beforehand, one can easily benefit from the contents of the research without worrying about authenticity.

One thing, however, that must be taken into account is that since you have to be extremely specific about the name of the application before buying it, it is imperative for you to conduct research regarding the best applications out there. Luckily for many, since that is a common problem that researchers had to go through, certain individuals and entities have also increased the convenience of researchers in this regard and have created comprehensive lists of all of the relevant applications and resources that one can benefit from. The UCLA’s Law Library, for instance, is a comprehensive and alphabetically ordered list of law apps that users can benefit from when they are interested in conducting research without spending a fortune.

Is it real?

As mentioned above, one of the most common problems when conducting legal research online is the authenticity factor. Since the credibility of information is questionable, there are also multiple techniques through which you can retrieve background information regarding legal professionals to ensure that you don’t take home from misleading reports or articles.

If you need background information regarding any professionals in the legal world from lawyers to judges, your best bet is to resort to the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which is essentially the most traditional and trusted source for all information of this type. Additionally, you could also opt for the FindLaw Lawyer Directory and the Justia Lawyer Directory.

If you’re looking for something a little less conventional, you could also opt for the directories by Nolo and Avvo, the latter of which includes a lawyer rating system based on “a mathematical model that considers elements such as years of experience, board certification, education, disciplinary history, professional achievement, and industry recognition.” For increased credibility, the directory also allows users to put in reviews of lawyers that they have worked with to ensure that others looking for lawyers can understand exactly what they can expect and the type of cases that the lawyer has already dealt with.

For the convenience of researchers, these portals and platforms also contain a lot of additional information that you should be able to benefit from for a variety of reasons.

Court Documents

Since you might need access to dockets and could want to review case documents to extract relevant information, portals and platforms have been created to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. In addition to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), you could also resort to RECAP, a docket site which allows you to view millions of federal dockets for bankruptcy, criminal, and civil courts of the United States – all of it free of charge.

K. 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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