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.

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

Think Business Blog by Richard A Kranitz, Wisconsin

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Richard Kranitz, Business Coach in Wisconsin

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Richard A Kranitz, Business Lawyer in Wisconsin

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Blog of Attorney Richard A Kranitz in Wisconsin

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.

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Four John Marshall Law School Alums Recognized in Crain’s 2018 Notable Minority Lawyers List

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — John Marshall Law School graduates Yuezhong Feng, Reginald Hill, Francine Lynch and Manish Mehta were all recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as some of Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers.

The publication recognized 58 Illinois attorneys on its list. The attorneys were selected based on their practices, pro bono work and how they advance the causes of justice and equality.

To qualify for the list, honorees had to be nominated, based in the Chicago area, serving in a senior-level role at their law firm and responsible for noteworthy legal work in their practice areas.

Dr. Yuezhong Feng, a 2009 John Marshall J.D. graduate, is a shareholder and co-chair of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s China task force and an intellectual property litigator. Feng has experience in complex patent, trade secret, Hatch-Waxman, International Trade Commission and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office post-grant cases. Feng is fluent in Mandarin and frequently assists U.S. and European companies with intellectual property issues in China. With a doctorate in organic chemistry, Feng has helped companies seek patent protection in more than 100 countries.

Reginald Hill, who earned his J.D. from John Marshall in 1994, co-chairs Jenner & Block’s patent litigation and counseling practice. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling. Before practicing law, Hill spent 10 years as an electrical engineer in research and development at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Motorola, distinguishing himself in designing and developing computer hardware and architectures for audio and video technology.

Francine Lynch, who earned her J.D. from John Marshall in 1990, is a partner at Neal & Leroy and concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate development and land use; estates and trusts; probate and mortgage foreclosure; and zoning. During her career, Lynch has worked on many major land acquisition projects, including ones for the United Center, Kennedy King College, Chicago Transit Authority and more.

Manish Mehta, a 2006 John Marshall J.D. graduate, is a partner at Benesch and focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, post-grant reviews, patent prosecution and counseling. Mehta is responsible for developing, creating and managing IP portfolios for his clients across a variety of industries. After joining Benesch in March 2017, Mehta established an India practice group—the firm’s first internationally focused team—and strengthened memberships in diversity organizations such as the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago and the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago.

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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Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys Now Reviews 3M Combat Earplug Cases Related to Permanent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

$9.1MM settlement between U.S. DOJ and 3M to resolve allegations of defective earplugs will not be distributed directly to military personnel with hearing loss.

Members of our military shouldn’t have to worry about risk of injury from the home front. That's why we're prepared to pursue compensation for those suffering hearing loss due to the negligence of 3M.”

— Glen Lerner, ESQ.

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice, 3M company based out of Minnesota agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. Military. What is noteworthy about the settlement is that proceeds will not be distributed directly to military personnel who suffered permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus. However, Glen Lerner announced his legal team will pursue civil lawsuits on behalf of the injured to obtain compensation for hearing loss damages.

Legal Help for Soldiers Who Suffered Hearing Loss

3M company manufactured and sold millions of dollars’ worth of Dual Ended Combat Arms™ Earplugs to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency over an approximated 12 year timeframe. Subsequently, thousands of military personnel deployed both domestically and in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 – 2015 received these earplugs as standard issue equipment.

In the initial lawsuit, The Department of Justice alleged that 3M knew:

Earplugs were too short and did not fit well.
Earplugs were unable to effectively mitigate excessive noise as they would loosen in some user’s ears.

Due to these alleged product design defects, thousands of military personnel now reportedly suffer from complete or partial hearing loss and/or tinnitus.

Glen Lerner wants to make it clear that U.S. military personnel put at risk of injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. ”Members of our military put their lives at risk to protect our country from outside entities. First, they shouldn’t have to worry about potential risks of injury from the home front. Second, they should know that their long-term quality of life and care isn’t something that should be overlooked. That is why my legal team is prepared to pursue individual compensation claims for those suffering hearing loss and other damages due to the negligent acts of 3M.”

Military personnel who served between 2003-2015 were issued 3M earplugs during service and now have permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus are invited to contact Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys for a free defective combat earplug case evaluation. As time restrictions may apply, now is the time to discuss a potential case in pursuit of compensation for injuries and other damages. Call toll-free 1-800-GET-GLEN (1-800-438-4536), or submit a case review form online.

About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has grown into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 40 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Washington, New Mexico, Tennessee,Illinois and Indiana. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys also have relationships and associations with attorneys across the country. These attorneys can also help those hurt outside of states where the firm practices. The firm also assists with social security claims and dangerous product lawsuits nationally, and represents criminal defense cases in Arizona.

Follow the law firm on Twitter (twitter.com/glenlerner) and like their Facebook page (facebook.com/glenlernerinjuryattorneys) for current updates regarding legal topics and their community involvement and contributions.

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What’s The Difference Between Trademark vs. Brand? Everything You Need To Know

Trademark & IP Attorneys

Intellectual Property Attorneys

What is a Trademark vs. Brand?

One of the most common questions asked is, “What is the difference between a brand and a trademark?””

— Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

One of the most common questions asked is, “What is the difference between a brand and a trademark?

To put it simply, your brand is what represents your business’s reputation to the public, and your trademark is what protects the attributes of your brand from a legal standpoint.

Oftentimes, the terms “trademark” and “brand” are used interchangeably, but this is not accurate as each has very important distinctions.

One way to remember the difference between the two is that all trademarks are brands, but not all brands are trademarks.

Trademarks can legally protect specific phrases or words that are important to your brand, such as your slogan. They can also be trade dress, which refers to the artistic elements that make up the image of your product or service.

Why is it Important to Know The Difference?
Your brand and trademark each have its own unique benefits.

Your brand is your corporate image, and it can change and build over time while maintaining the reputation of your business.

Your trademark provides your brand with legal protection and is granted to your business by the Trademark and Patent Office.

Your brand is what helps consumers identify your company along with its services and or products, whereas your trademark helps protect your brand image from competitors.

A brand consists of several elements, including:

Image
Character
Identity
Personality
Essence
Culture
Reputation

These elements combined define the value of a brand in the industry.

And, if a brand is not trademarked or registered, the elements that make up the brand are free to be used by other people, without the threat of penalty. On the other hand, if the brand is trademarked or registered, unauthorized use can result in severe penalties.

The brand name is chosen by the business on how it would like to be identified. Trademarks, which are sometimes called “service marks,” carry legal weight and protect the business and its services and products.

A trademark can be used to protect various aspects of a brand, including:

Brand name
Signatures
Words
Unique labeling
Color schemes
Packaging
Movements
Sounds or sensory experiences

Trademarks protect elements that are uniquely identified with the brand, which is why it is most common for trademarks to be associated with brand names.

The History of Trademarks vs. Brands
Branding dates all the way back to the days of the ancient Egyptians when one person would want their cattle to be differentiated from another person’s cattle.

Now, we’re familiar with so many brand names and discuss many on a daily basis. Between Apple, Target, Nike, etc., there’s too many even to count.

These names are so dominant in the marketplace, that if they didn’t have any legal protection over their brands via trademarks, they would be vulnerable to other brands copying their characteristics without penalty.

And, it's not to be mistaken- while big business names are vulnerable to misuse, small businesses are just as well.

Reasons Why You Might Not Register For a Trademark
As you may realize by now, a trademark or service mark (the latter referring to protection of services rather than goods) is imperative to businesses looking to protect their brand from misuse.

These marks can stop unauthorized use of your brand, and also prevent others from creating brands similar to yours in an attempt to trick patrons into buying from them, which is known as “brand confusion.”

As mentioned earlier, trademark protection is automatic- however, if an instance occurs where you might need to sue someone, the responsibility will fall all on you to prove that the mark was, in fact, yours first.

To avoid this complication, you may want to register for exclusive rights to your trademark with the USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), in which case, you would then be authorized to signify this by using the ® following your trademarked device.

How do I File a Registered Trademark?
If you do decide to register for a federal trademark, it can be done through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Typically, you will need to file separately with each country where you want protection over your trademark.

Before filing for trademark registration, you will have to ensure that the mark you are registering represents something unique and distinctive to your brand. For example, the business name “Jason’s Grocery Store,” could potentially be eligible for trademark, but the word “grocery” or “store” will not.

After that, you will have to conduct research to ensure that there isn’t a mark already filed that is significantly similar to the one you are trying to register for. It’s important to remember that a trademark only protects your device over similar use. You will need to research the 45 different classifications of businesses (which is called the Nice classification) and choose which is the appropriate one to file under.

This is helpful because while your trade name might already be filed and used for a business, you could potentially still have fair use to it if it’s an entirely different business industry.

Once you have determined that your official name is unique, distinctive to you, and not already taken, you will then be able to file the proper paperwork according to the USPTO, who will then do research on their own. The USPTO may have follow-up questions regarding your mark, your intended use for it, your business, and if your mark is potentially too closely similar to another name of a company.

Legal Help With Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents in Philadelphia
Trademark law, along with the entirety of intellectual property law, can be a complex matter to understand, but you don’t have to tackle it all on your own. Seeking legal counsel from a law firm that specializes in intellectual property law can be fundamental to your case, and can be an extreme help throughout the registration process.

If you need help with copyright protection, patent registration, or trademark registration, or just looking for a bit of legal advice, contact the intellectual property attorneys at Paul & Paul today at (866) 201-8191 for a free consultation.

About Paul & Paul
Paul & Paul is one of the leading Patent Law firms in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. Our attorneys have the experience before state and federal courts throughout the United States, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Copyright Office, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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