Legal Articles

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December 10, 2012 – 1,595 views
Greg Hill
We often "Resisting an Executive Officer" (Penal Code § 69), also known as "Resisting Arrest," as a trumped-up charge, meant to spite a defendant who was so audacious as to question the perhaps unclear authority of a police officer. Penal Code § 69 breaks up "resisting an executive officer" into two definitions, each of which can be charged as a felony... Full Story 
December 5, 2012 – 1,471 views
The Paralegal Resource
Paralegals need to locate people for a variety of reasons. Examples include witnesses, suspects, character references or relatives of a deceased person. Here are the top five methods for locating people online... Full Story 
November 19, 2012 – 1,737 views
CloudNine Discovery
When it comes to questions and potential issues that the receiving party may have about the discovery process of the producing party, one of the most common and direct methods for conducting "discovery about the discovery" is a deposition under Federal Rule 30(b)(6). This rule enables a party to serve a deposition notice on the entity involved in the litigation rather than an individual. The notice identifies the topics to be covered in the deposition, and the entity being deposed must designate one or more people qualified to answer questions on the identified topics... Full Story 
November 12, 2012 – 1,680 views
Aaron Kellly
I'm 32,000 feet in the air on a flight from Michigan back to Phoenix, eagerly awaiting those familiar words "approved to use portable electronics". With one fell swoop, my iPad is removed from my bag and onto my tray ready to write this article...or maybe watch a movie....or read a book. I admit that the iPad offers up some nice distractions from working, but at the end of the day it has become an integral part of my practice of law... Full Story 
November 7, 2012 – 1,648 views
The Paralegal Resource
The ability to draft various types of agreements and contracts is a necessary skill for paralegals working in many areas of law. Contracts are legally binding agreements between two or more persons or legal entities in which services or goods are provided in exchange for some type of consideration, be it money, goods or services. Contracts outline what is supposed to happen as a result of the contract and set out the consequences if one party does not fulfill its obligations... Full Story 
November 2, 2012 – 3,175 views
The Paralegal Resource
Businesses need to understand that their customers' information, receipts, and documentation are not public records. These pieces of information are to be kept confidential, and at the appropriate time, completely destroyed. In fact, in some industries, destroying customer data is a legal requirement. The reasons for destroying data and paper documents ranges from running out of space to store them, to having to destroy them for legal purposes. No matter the reason they are being destroyed, businesses need to take the time to learn how to properly rid of their customers' data and documents... Full Story 
October 30, 2012 – 1,704 views
The Paralegal Resource
In preparing tax returns for trust or estate settlements, the Internal Revenue Service Form 706 is used. As with any IRS form, necessary information must be gathered beforehand, in order to be thorough. There are 20 schedules to be addressed with this form so good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. It may seem like a daunting task but there's a bright side. Usually, nine months are given, after the decedent's death, to file Form 706. Also, depending on applicable circumstances, deadline extensions may be possible... Full Story 
October 22, 2012 – 7,968 views
The Paralegal Resource
Proper citation of legal documents ensures that others can find the information cited. Legal citation refers to the process of notating reference of a legal quote or proposition. Law students, judges, lawyers, paralegals and other legal professionals rely on legal citations to find out the sources of certain information. There are various methods used to cite legal sources... Full Story