Archives for June 2012
by: Sarah T. Starkey, Attorney
Most often the stories that the media report on when it comes to children being removed from their parent’s care by the State involve abuse or neglect of those children while in foster care. This leaves the public with a bad taste in their mouth when it comes to thinking of those charged with protecting our state’s youth. While the stories of children being abused and neglected in foster care are most definitely newsworthy, so too are the stories of the successes in these cases, so seldom reported on by the media.
by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney
Receiving lawsuit papers can be a small business-person’s worst nightmare. What do you do, and what can you expect in the process? Here are a few tips, derived from my 25-plus years of helping businesses deal with suits against them.
Hire the Right Lawyer
It may seem obvious that the first thing you should do is hire a good lawyer. What’s less obvious is who is the right lawyer for the job. That decision depends on what sort of suit has been brought against you, because not all lawyers are created equal. Just because your neighbor or brother-in-law is a lawyer does not mean they have the experience necessary to deal with your particular issue. If they are trusted advisors, you may be able to count on them for a referral, but don’t insist that they handle something that is outside their area of practice.
by: Melissa L. Stuart, Attorney
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, air travel can certainly be stressful. For people with disabilities, air travel can be even more taxing. My newest article featured on the Friendship Circle’s blog entitled Air Travelers with Disabilities: Here are your rights offers detailed information about the Air Carrier Access Act and other great info. Please check it out
by: Daniel M. Witte, Attorney
Dogs live in over 46 million households according to a 2011 survey by the American Pet Products Association. Most dog owners believe that their pets are friendly and easy-going. But there are times when even the most docile dog may become unpredictable and could become the aggressor in a vicious dog bite attack causing injury to a person.