How to Choose a Business Structure for Your Law Business

Starting your own law business can be incredibly exciting and offers more than just financial rewards. It provides an opportunity to build something for yourself that can provide for you and your family and serve the community. When you first begin any business, there will be many things for you to consider. You may have…
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I Got Here Too Late: A Photo Essay

I’ve been taking pictures for considerably longer than I can remember. My grandma swears up and down that when I was 6 years old, I’d make her drive me to the Amtrak station so I could take pictures of trains departing. She said I’d steal my dad’s Polaroid and ask to take pictures every time…

I Have a Case but I Have No Money: Can I...

If you file a lawsuit and intend to see it through, you’re in for the long-haul. Trials can take from six months to three years to get settled depending on the strength of your case and the ferocity of the defendant. But if you filed a personal injury case, those years can exacerbate the pain. A loss…

Is Road Rage a Crime? Find out When It Can Be

Do you consider yourself an aggressive driver? Maybe you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum and find other people on the road to be rude, angry, or even violent.  Whichever scenario applies to you, you need to be aware of the legal ramifications of road rage. We are going to look at the question,…

Injured at Sea: How to Find a Maritime Lawyer

Hands up if you understand the role of a maritime lawyer? If your hand is down, you’re not alone. Unless you’ve been involved in a disaster at sea, the chances are that you don’t know much about Maritime law. The reality is that anything can happen at any time. It’s, therefore, better to always be…

Dear Bitter Butch: How Do I Get My Husband To Buy...

Dear Bitter Butch: When my husband and I were engaged he bought me flowers, huge amounts on my birthday (the day before Valentine’s Day) and Valentine’s Day. The other guys at work said he should stop making them look bad. I love flowers. He promised me he would keep doing it. In the twenty-one years…
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Comic Time: I’m Just Trying To Get Through My Day

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Peg Bracken Versus The FLYlady

When my older daughter was a baby, we needed a plumber for a broken faucet. The guy who came was running a probably-unauthorized side business hawking household products, and he pitched his product to me when he was done fixing the faucet: sink polish. “It’ll make your sink look new,” he told me enthusiastically. I…

Virginia Updates Bar Exam Dress Code to “Hipster Fabulous”

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners have enforced a strict dress code of “proper business attire” for applicants during test-taking, much to the chagrin of recent law-school grads used to taking exams in pajama pants and ratty sweatshirts. After years of criticism, the Board of Bar Examiners for the Commonwealth of Virginia has finally relented…

Filing a Malpractice Claim?: How to Choose the Right Medical Malpractice...

Did you know that over a third of physicians in the U.S. have faced a medical malpractice or negligence case? That’s right! In fact, back in 2015, some states had a medical malpractice suit rate of more than 30 cases per 100,000 residents. Louisiana led the pack, with its rate of 44.1 malpractice suits per 100,000 residents. All…