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Introduction to Georgia Court Systems
Introduction to Georgia Court Systems
Underage Drinking Liability: Illinois House Bill 4745
Minor in possession. Open container violations. Driving under the influence. Minors are particularly susceptible to committing these alcohol-related crimes in peer-driven situations while still underage.
Florida’s Ex-Military Spouses Should Research Benefits Available After Divorce
Ex-spouses of military personnel living in Florida may be unaware that they are able to receive some benefits, even after they are no longer married.
A Motion for Reconsideration Does Not Always Toll the Deadline to Note an Appeal
Many lay persons and lawyers alike believe that a motion for reconsideration tolls the deadline to note an appeal. This is only true when the motion is filed within the time prescribed for a motion to alter or amend the judgment.
Church & State: Blurring the Lines
Church and state interaction is inevitable. However, limits to this convergence exist. Under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
On Legal Writing
For some, the word "appellate" triggers a Pavlovian-like response: move on to something else. Appellate litigation is equated with writing, which many lawyers dislike.
Review, A Lawyer’s Guide to Writing
Authors of legal-writing books face an unenviable task – discovering originality in an area almost devoid of it.
The Perils of Unpaid Internships
Unpaid interns are making headlines for their lawsuits demanding compensation. As courts grapple with whether unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, all businesses - including law firms - should consider whether their unpaid internship program warrants revision.
Defending Religious Freedom is evolving as a Major issue. Hobby Lobby; the Tennessee student suspended for saying "God bless you;" the Houston Mayor subpoenaing Pastor's SERMONS. But does the Constitution actually state "Separation of Church and State?"
Nikki Woods, Esq. - New Attorney Announcement
Nikki Woods, Esq. to join Law Office of Peter D. Hoffman, PC

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