Finding the Right Elder Law Attorney for those in a Senior Care Center

The area of law that focuses on senior citizens and their family members is called elder law.  Planning of an estate, devising payment methods for long term care, handling Medicaid spending, and dealing with Powers of Attorney are all things that an elder law attorney would handle.  Seniors can have the best care possible when … Continue reading Finding the Right Elder Law Attorney for those in a Senior Care Center

7 Important Traits of a Successful Legal Secretary

Having acquired the requisite knowledge and skills for being a legal secretary is one of the major steps in becoming an in-demand secretarial professional. However, you do you set yourself as part of the ideal candidate for such a position in the legal field? You will have to go above and beyond mastering the necessary … Continue reading 7 Important Traits of a Successful Legal Secretary

6 Quintessential Skills for A Successful Career in Law

To become a professional in the legal field, you have to do more than just pick tips from watching Law & Order or Suits; you need to put in the time and work. Understand that the legal field is broad and thus has different lawyers. Consequently, you should familiarize yourself with all the legal terms … Continue reading 6 Quintessential Skills for A Successful Career in Law

Adoption and Who Can Apply

Author note: Laws are different depending on where you live. This guide is not meant to be a legal reference, but instead, educational. Adoption is a legal process where a child becomes a member of a new family, gaining one or two new parents. Adoption Orders  An adoption order indicates that the birth parents no … Continue reading Adoption and Who Can Apply

What to Know Before Filing an Emotional Distress Lawsuit

What is the Value of Your Suffering? Personal Injury cases can be a murky legal area. This part of the law is not defined by a set of official codes or statutes like in criminal proceedings but is established case by case. This means that if you go all the way to court you will … Continue reading What to Know Before Filing an Emotional Distress Lawsuit

Risks of Forging Signatures

Whether you are 10 years old and forging your parents signature on a fieldtrip slip, or you are 40 years old and forging a signature on, well, anything really – it’s wrong.  Of course the consequences and risks of forging signatures will vary from situation to situation, but the fact is that forgery, regardless of … Continue reading Risks of Forging Signatures

The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax Relief Attorney

Here Are The Top 5 Reasons You Should Look Into Hiring A Tax Attorney When Dealing With The IRS   When it comes to taxes, certain cases should always be handled tenderly and thoughtfully. The IRS is no joke, and a mistake on behalf of yourself, an accountant, or an employee might be the reason … Continue reading The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax Relief Attorney

4th Circuit Narrows 28 USC § 1920(4) Taxation of Common eDiscovery Costs

The Fourth Circuit confirms that while certain costs of ESI copying for discovery are taxable under Rule 54(d)(1), the taxable costs in a plain vanilla ESI production do not include the underlying ESI processing costs. The impact of this will often be substantial—the prevailing party in the case sought $101,858 in ESI-related costs—the court awarded … Continue reading 4th Circuit Narrows 28 USC § 1920(4) Taxation of Common eDiscovery Costs

FRCP Rule 45 Amendments Take Effect on December 1, 2013

On December 1, 2013, amended Rule 45 will become part of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This will introduce fairly significant changes in the procedures for obtaining third-party discovery.  The biggest changes concern third-party subpoenas, both for depositions and for production of documents. In the Rocket Docket, we often face the situation where discovery … Continue reading FRCP Rule 45 Amendments Take Effect on December 1, 2013

The Form 52 Report: An Often Overlooked Opportunity to Avoid or Resolve Discovery Issues

The Form 52 Report is an often overlooked opportunity to avoid or resolve discovery issues in the early stages of a federal lawsuit.  The Report and the subsequent Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order have added importance in the Eastern District of Virginia where discovery closes only 16-18 weeks after commencement. Most attorneys (even seasoned litigators) when … Continue reading The Form 52 Report: An Often Overlooked Opportunity to Avoid or Resolve Discovery Issues