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Speakers from Google and McAfee added to speaking line up at ‘LawTech Futures 20 …

Netlaw Media & Charles Christian are proud to announce that Raj Samani (McAfee) and Matt McNeill (Google) have recently been confirmed to present at ‘LawTech Futures 2013 – The Future of Legal Technology’ at the QEII Conference Centre, London on the 30th April 2013. Raj Samani is an active member of the Information Security industry, through involvement with numerous initiatives to improve the awareness and application of security in business and

Attorney Art Kallow, Fighting for Grandparents’ Rights, Appears on Chicago Count …

This Tuesday, February 12th, nationally acclaimed fathers’ rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving interviews award-winning family law attorney Art Kallow at 7:30 PM (CST) on channel 21 CAN-TV’s Chicago Counterpoint. Viewers can call in with questions and comments at (312) 738-1060, or stream live at: Mr. Kallow and Mr. Leving will discuss the special legal challenges of grandparents who are trying to gain custody of their grandchildren. In an era in

Adur and Worthing Councils Save Money by Sharing Services

London, 7th February 2013 – Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are delivering a better service to the tax payer, whilst generating significant savings through shared services. By amalgamating services employed across the two councils, and in particular creating one combined street naming and numbering (SNN) policy, they have reduced lengthy paperwork, are better able to collaborate with other council departments and have improved the methods by which the public can

Protecting Your Assets During Divorce

By Carl Michael McCurley McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P. During a divorce, both parties feel vulnerable about their future. Their chief concern is usually whether they will have enough assets after the divorce to live comfortably and provide for their children. This is a rational concern, given that many people are financially worse-off after divorce. That is why it is critical to invest time and energy early in the divorce process

Ohio Evidence Rules 2013, Courtroom Quick Reference, Available From Summit Legal …

With the release of Ohio Evidence Rules 2013, Courtroom Quick Reference, attorneys in Ohio have a convenient legal reference book that can be used in the courtroom, chambers, office or at home. This book contains the complete Ohio Rules of Evidence, current through January 1, 2013, the Federal Rules of Evidence, effective December 1, 2011, and the Traditional Federal Rules of Evidence, effective through November 30, 2011. Ohio Evidence Rules

Veteran Appellate Lawyer Stephanie Nelson Joins Dallas’ Hankinson LLP

DALLAS – Dallas-based appellate law firm Hankinson LLP is announcing the addition of veteran appellate attorney Stephanie Dooley Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the second attorney to join the firm this year, along with retired Justice Joseph Morris, formerly of the Dallas 5th District Court of Appeals, who joined as Of Counsel. “This is more great news for our firm and our clients,” says Hankinson LLP Managing Partner Rick Thompson. “Stephanie’s experience in

Employment Lawyer Javier Pérez Joins Kendall Law Group in Dallas

DALLAS – Employment law attorney Javier Perez has joined Dallas-based Kendall Law Group to expand the firm’s work for the Hispanic community in cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unemployment benefit disputes, and unpaid wage and hour disputes. “Though the Hispanic community comprises about a third of Texas’s labor force, many Latinos still hesitate in seeking help when they haven’t been paid for their hard work, or if their employer is

Grassroot Diplomat Honours Six Politicians And Diplomats For Selfless Acts

LONDON, January 31, 2013 – The winners of the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards were announced a few days ago at a ceremony in London. Over 120 distinguished guests from embassies, political offices, universities and non-government organisations gathered to celebrate the achievements of outstanding diplomats and politicians representing the people’s interest at the highest level. Host and director of Grassroot Diplomat Talyn Rahman-Figueroa described the nominees as “worthy examples for

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks To Students About Legal Issues At Trident Literacy …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students at Trident Literacy Association’s TC Drayton Center in Charleston, SC about legal issues on Monday November 12th 2012. The Trident Literacy Association has a main goal of promoting literacy and education helping area citizens continue their education and receive training, and help students earn a high school diploma. Attorney Evan Guthrie was joined by attorney

Michigan Evidence Rules 2013, Courtroom Quick Reference Now Available From Summi …

With the release of Michigan Evidence Rules 2013, Courtroom Quick Reference, attorneys in Michigan have a convenient legal reference book that can be used in the courtroom, chambers or office. This book contains the complete Michigan Rules of Evidence, effective through January 1, 2013, the Federal Rules of Evidence, effective December 1, 2011, and the Traditional Federal Rules of Evidence, effective through November 30, 2011. Each rule set in the

Ohio Criminal Practice Rules 2013, Courtroom Quick Reference Available From Summ …

A resource for Ohio criminal practitioners containing the Ohio Evidence and Criminal Procedure Rules and the Federal Evidence and Criminal Procedure Rules. Ohio Criminal Practice Rules 2013, Courtroom Quick Reference joins a growing lineup of legal reference materials for Ohio practitioners, including Ohio Court Rules Practice & Procedure, Ohio Court Rules Government of Bench & Bar and Ohio Felony Sentencing. This 2013 edition contains the Ohio Evidence and Ohio Criminal Procedure

Gardere Ranked Among Top Firms in Capitol Inside Texas Lobby Power Rankings

AUSTIN, Texas – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is ranked among Texas’ elite law firm lobby teams in Capitol Inside’s 10th Annual Texas Lobby Power Rankings. The 2013 listing marks the second consecutive time that Gardere has been named as one of the two most powerful law firm lobby teams in the state by Austin-based Capitol Inside, the go-to website for Texas political and legislative news. Gardere has earned a place

Leading Custody Attorney Maureen Gorman Appears on Chicago Counterpoint, CAN-TV

Chicago, Illinois—Tune in Tuesday evening, February 5th, at 7:30 PM (CST) as Fathers’ Rights Attorney Jeffery M. Leving interviews child custody Attorney Maureen Gorman on CAN-TV’s Chicago Counterpoint on channel 21. Viewers can call in with questions and comments at (312) 738-1060, or stream live at: Gorman and Leving will discuss the recent outbreak of gun violence in our schools and cities, and give solutions to stop the violence. “The most

Gardere Partner Celeste Yeager Discusses Hiring Compliance at National HR in Hos …

DALLAS – Employment and immigration lawyer Celeste R. Yeager, Vice Chair of the Hospitality Industry Team at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is slated to discuss hiring compliance issues at the 7th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo scheduled for March 11-13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The annual conference is produced by Human Resource Executive magazine and LRP Publications in partnership with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration,

Carl Michael McCurley: Two Careers, One Marriage, No Problem

Dallas Family Law attorney Carl Michael McCurley co-authored this article in the Fort Worth Business Press with Mary Jo McCurley, his wife of 29 years and an accomplished Family Law attorney in her own right. The commentary offers tips from two seasoned divorce lawyers on how two-career couples can keep their marriages alive and thriving, despite the constant demands from work and children: “One might think that spending most of your time

Dallas Bar Lawyers Conclude Successful Campaign: $834,000 Raised

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have concluded the annual “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” which funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in order to provide free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year. The lawyers of Dallas raised a record-breaking—$834,000. The Chair of 2012-2013 Campaign was Michael K. Hurst, of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP. Donors of $2,500 and

Dr. Tera W. Hunter to Discuss African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom in …

On Monday, February 18, Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University will deliver the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture on African-American marriage, slavery, and freedom in the 1800s. The lecture will cover the history of marriage among the enslaved, free blacks, and ex-slaves in the 19th century, as well as how recent marital patterns help us to understand “post-racial” America. The free event,

Emily O’Brien, New York Court System Pro and Fathers’ Rights Advocate, Talks to …

This Tuesday, January 29th, at 7:30 p.m., famed fathers’ rights advocate Jeffery M. Leving welcomes Emily O’Brien, a seasoned attorney with a decade of experience in the New York court system, to Chicago Counterpoint on CAN-TV/Ch.21. Viewers can call the studio with questions and comments at (312) 738-1060, or stream live at: Emily O’Brien is a recent transplant to Chicago from New York, where she worked for the King’s County

Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys Brighten Up Norwood Elementary School

Miami, FL – As part of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares community involvement initiative, members of the law firm Bilzin Sumberg spent the day helping to make Norwood Elementary school a brighter place for its students to learn and grow. More than 100 Bilzin Sumberg volunteers, comprised of attorneys, staff, and their families, painted murals, planted a butterfly garden and enhanced the landscape of the school grounds in Miami Gardens.

Local Attorney, Darlynn Morgan, Selected for 2013 Southern California Super Lawy …

Newport Beach, CA, Jan. 24, 2013 - - Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer, Darlynn Morgan of Morgan Law Group, has been named as a 2013 Southern California Super Lawyer. Only 5% of the attorneys in California are named to the Super Lawyers list each year. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. As part of selection, attorney Darlynn Morgan’s information will

Carl Michael McCurley Named Among Top 100 Attorneys in U.S. by Worth Magazine

DALLAS – Worth magazine has named renowned family lawyer Carl Michael McCurley of Dallas as one of the country’s Top 100 attorneys. Mr. McCurley, founder of Dallas’ McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is the only Dallas lawyer to be featured in the exclusive listing and one of only five attorneys from Texas to appear on the list, which was published in the November 2008 issue of Worth. The Top


Attorney John Dalli of Dalli & Marino, LLP, who is representing the family of Jorge Guevara, a bus driver who was killed in a head-on crash on July 23, 2012, is available to speak about the arraignment of Raymond Ragen on second-degree manslaughter charges. Mr. Ragen allegedly caused the crash that resulted in Mr. Guevara’s death when his vehicle hit a Long Island Rail Road overpass on Oyster Bay Road

Javier Aviñó Named Partner of Bilzin Sumberg

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that Javier F. Aviñó has been elected as one of the firm’s newest Government Relations & Land Development Group partners, effective January 1, 2013. “We welcome Javier to the firm's partnership,” said John C. Sumberg, managing partner of Bilzin Sumberg. “In his new role as partner, Javier's experience in land use, zoning and environmental law,

Carl Michael McCurley Named to D Magazine’s 2012 ‘Best Lawyers’ List

DALLAS – Attorney Carl Michael McCurley, founder and name partner in the Dallas Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., once again has earned selection to D Magazine’s annual list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” “The biggest compliment a lawyer can receive is a referral from a happy client,” Mr. McCurley says. “But the second biggest compliment is recognition from our colleagues in the legal profession,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks At Legal Education Class At Bishop England High Sch …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina visited the law education class at Bishop England High School on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC on Tuesday November 6th 2012. The law education class teaches the fundamentals and practical aspects of law that students can use in their everyday lives. This is the third time that attorney Guthrie has visited this class that lasts a semester.

At the 2013 Inauguration, President Barack Obama’s Legacy Entwines with Martin L …

The inauguration of President Barack Obama will include nationally respected fatherhood advocate Jeffery Leving among its guests this Martin Luther King Day, 2013. In a ceremony symbolizing what Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr. calls “the last lap of the unfinished race” for African-American equality, the re-elected President Obama will be sworn in for his second term on a day that all Americans associate with the nation’s greatest moral struggle. Mr. King’s non-violent

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Leads Estate Planning And Probate Class At Goose Creek Lib …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at the Goose Creek Library in Goose Creek, SC on Monday November 5th 2012. Goose Creek library is part of the Berkeley County Library system and this is the second presentation that attorney Evan Guthrie has made at the location in the year. This class was the day before the

Attorney Jo Ann Koontz Reappointed to Sarasota County Bar Association Realtor-At …

Sarasota, FL – Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann M. Koontz has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Sarasota Association of Realtors. She will serve another two-year term. Koontz is owner of Koontz & Associates, PL, a law firm focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, federal and state tax law and business law. She

Godwin Lewis PC Shareholder Shawn McCaskill Earns Board Certification in Civil A …

DALLAS – Experienced Dallas appellate lawyer Shawn McCaskill, a shareholder in the Texas trial and appellate firm Godwin Lewis PC, has earned Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In order to secure Board Certification, an attorney must complete specific requirements established by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to passing a day-long written examination that focuses on Civil Appellate Law matters. “Those who

Gardere Welcomes Skilled Environmental Partner Scott Deatherage in Dallas

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Scott D. Deatherage as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Deatherage focuses his practice on environmental, energy and greenhouse gas regulatory matters. In addition to providing permitting, compliance and litigation services, he counsels clients — specifically those in the oil and gas, pipeline, mining and manufacturing industries — on a wide array of environmental issues

Ronald J. Katter Available to Speak on Manhattan Ferry Boat Crash

Ronald J. Katter, a personal injury attorney and Founder of The Katter Law Firm, is available to speak about legal issues surrounding the ferry boat crash that occurred at the South Street Seaport. On January 9, a commuter ferry boat owned and operated by Seastreak LLC, with 343 passengers and five crew members onboard, hit the dock as it pulled into Pier 11 near the South Street Seaport. The vessel

Bilzin Sumberg Partner Michael N. Kreitzer Elected Chair of Friends of WLRN Boar …

Miami, FL – January 9, 2013 – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced that Litigation Group Co-Chair and partner, Michael N. Kreitzer, was elected Chair of the Friends of WLRN Board of Directors (Friends), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for WLRN Public Radio and Television (WLRN). Incorporated in 1974, Friends raises nearly $9 million annually for WLRN, the National Public Radio/Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in South Florida.

San Antonio Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais Named Partner at Family Law Firm McCur …

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce the promotion of Amber Liddell Alwais to partner in the firm’s San Antonio office. “Amber is a key member of this firm and a leader in the San Antonio Family Law community,” says Mike McCurley, a name partner in the firm. “We are very proud that she has accepted this new position, which

Retired Appellate Justice Joe Morris Joins Hankinson LLP in Dallas

DALLAS – Appellate justice Joseph B. Morris, who served on the Dallas 5th District Court of Appeals from 1992 until his retirement in December 2012, has joined Dallas’ Hankinson LLP as Of Counsel. In his new position, Justice Morris is working with Hankinson LLP’s appellate lawyers to provide increased value for firm clients at all stages of the litigation and appeals process. He also works in the firm's arbitration practice, with

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Organize And Moderate Color Of Justice Program In Ch …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped organize and moderate the Color of Justice Program held at the Charleston School of Law on Saturday October 27th 2012 in Charleston, SC. The Color of Justice is a program sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and dedicated to introducing middle and high school students to the legal profession in a full

Al Ellis to Receive MLK Justice Award from Dallas Bar Association

Al Ellis, Of Counsel at Sommerman & Quesada, L.L.P., will be honored by the Dallas Bar Association at the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon as the recipient of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award at a noon luncheon on Monday, January 21, at The Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas). The event is open to the public. The award is presented to local leaders whose

South Holland Mayoral Candidate “Judge Mike” Stuttley Opens the New Season of Ch …

CHICAGO –Jeffery M. Leving, revered family law attorney and nationally esteemed fathers’ advocate, will open the new season of his television show, “Chicago Counterpoint” on CAN-TV/Ch.21 with retired juvenile court judge and family lawyer Michael W. Stuttley at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 8th. Viewers can call the studio with questions and comments concerning the crucial policies needed for our communities at (312) 738-1060, or stream live at: “Judge Mike”

Government Mandates Could Cost Employers Huge Penalties

Business Attorney Christopher Ezold Warns That Ignorance of Health Privacy Issues Could Cause Major Problems in 2013 Philadelphia — Employers who ignore or are partially compliant with health care privacy issues could face greater government scrutiny and fines, says top Philadelphia attorney Christopher Ezold ( This new focus on compliance applies to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical

Troy G. Rosasco Appointed Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of L …

Troy G. Rosasco, a Senior Partner at the law firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Rosasco will teach a new course during the spring semester called “Protective Legislation for Workers,” which will cover Workers’ Compensation law and Social Security Disability claims. Mr. Rosasco concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, long-term disability

Registration Open for 2nd First Nations Conference on Sustainable Buildings and …

Edmonton, AB | December 19, 2012 The Sustainable Buildings Consortium has opened registration for the second annual First Nations Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities, held February 27-28, 2013 at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton, Alberta. In response to the ongoing crisis regarding sustainability and infrastructure in First Nations communities, a contributing factor fueling the current Idle No More movement, the Conference will bring together a diverse group of delegates to

Bilzin Sumberg Partner Howard E. Nelson Named Chairman of the City Of Fort Laude …

Miami, FL – December 18, 2012 – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced that Environmental Group Chair and partner, Howard E. Nelson, has been named Chairman of the City of Fort Lauderdale Code Enforcement Board, the body that hears and decides cases of alleged building code violations. Mr. Nelson has been a member of the Board since 2008. As Chair of Bilzin Sumberg's Environmental Practice, Mr. Nelson has over

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Present Program To American Bar Association Young La …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped present the Color of Justice Program during the Affiliate Showcase portion of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting In Charleston, SC on Saturday October 20th 2012. The Affiliate Showcase portion of the conference had a purpose of showing what different affiliates or local bars were doing as far as community service projects. There were

Koontz & Associates Law Firm Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in Sarasota, Florid …

SARASOTA, FL – December marks the one-year anniversary of Koontz & Associates, PL, a Sarasota, Florida-based law firm focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, federal and state tax law, and business law, among other areas of practice. “Thanks to our great clients, dedicated staff, and family and friends, we are proud to announce this important business milestone,” said Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann Koontz. “We are grateful

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell-Downtown Donates 13 Police Bicycles to the C …

The holidays came early this year for 13 City of Miami bicycle police officers who received a new set of wheels through a public-private partnership between the City of Miami and the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell-Downtown. The hotel underwrote the $8,500 purchase of 13 new patrol bikes for the city’s police department in support of the not-for-profit H.E.L.P. Fund (Help Equip Law-enforcement Personnel). The H.E.L.P. Fund was initiated

Dallas Attorney, Mediator Deborah Hankinson Addresses Appellate Judges Conferenc …

DALLAS – Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of the appellate law firm Hankinson LLP, recently was invited to participate in a panel discussion about how appellate lawyers can best frame the issues in their cases during the Appellate Judges Education Institute 2012 Summit in New Orleans. Ms. Hankinson, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas, joined the

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Darlynn Morgan Is Selected as a 2013 Top …

Newport Beach, CA, December 11, 2012 – Darlynn Morgan, founder of Morgan Law Group, an estate planning law firm in Newport Beach, Calif., has been selected as a ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Morgan’s selection comes after being awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ rating for her exemplary work ethic and ethical standards. “I am honored to receive this distinguished award from such a recognized company

Bilzin Sumberg Recognized As A Top-Tier Law Firm By U.S. News And Best Lawyers® …

Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers' 2013 "Best Law Firms" ranked the firm as a top tier law firm in the Miami Metropolitan Area in 16 practice areas. The "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on client evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys. Bilzin Sumberg has been ranked consecutively as a "Best Law Firm" since the report's

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Adds Dallas Associate

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to welcome Holly Eckert as an associate in the firm’s Dallas office. “Holly is an exceptionally talented attorney whose expertise in Family Law matters will benefit our clients and our firm,” says McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing founding partner Mike McCurley. “We are very happy she is joining our team.” Ms. Eckert’s practice is focused

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With American Bar Association Voter Project At High …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina Evan Guthrie Law Firm helped with the American Bar Association American Voter Project roll out at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC on Friday October 19th 2012. The event was the public service project component of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting held in Charleston, SC in October of 2012. The purpose of the event was

Godwin Lewis PC Announces New Shareholders in Dallas

DALLAS – Texas trial and appellate firm Godwin Lewis PC is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Attorneys Timothy Alford and W. Ira Bowman to Shareholders, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Additionally, firm Associates Laci Myers and Alexandra Stravinsky have been promoted to Senior Attorneys. “These fine attorneys possess the skills, commitment and passion that sets this firm apart. We are very pleased to offer these promotions to this group of

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