Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

We love our pets. They welcome us home with love and kisses, we consider them family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly – specifically $61 billion. With so much love for our furry friends, why haven’t our laws kept up to speed with how we value our pets should something go wrong?… Read More

Legal Assistant's Corner: We Don't Know It All

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in… Read More

Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly. DEPOSITION FAQ’s What is a deposition? A deposition is the process of giving sworn testimony. It is an… Read More

BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us. I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us – only better. Millennials represent the hopes and… Read More

Legal Assistant's Corner: We Do Know What We Know

One of the readers of my previous article commented: “While I don’t know everything, I do know what I know.” Despite my admission that legal assistants don’t know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything. Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney’s vision of their… Read More


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