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April 5, 2013 – 1,854 views
Greg Hill
It is easiest to think of bail as money one must give to the court in order to leave jail. The money is used as collateral to ensure one appears as ordered in court. If one does not appear, the court keeps the money. The money at issue is usually not deposited with the court. Instead... Full Story 
April 2, 2013 – 1,776 views
Greg Hill
Commercial burglary, defined at Penal Code § 459, is the entering of a shop, store; office building, or any other commercial building with the intent to steal and then stealing something. This crime is also defined as entering a commercial building with the intent to commit a felony other than stealing the property of another... Full Story 
March 15, 2013 – 1,764 views
Greg Hill
In every felony case, a preliminary hearing is required. The hearing's purpose is to test the sufficiency of the evidence to determine whether the case merits continued attention. The accused can waive such a hearing and give up his or her right to such a hearing, but this is rarely done. If the evidence is deemed insufficient, the case is dismissed. Despite its name, a preliminary hearing is actually often the... Full Story 
March 11, 2013 – 2,951 views
Leigh Ellis
Confidential information is generally considered information which is not in the public domain. When information becomes public knowledge, it can no longer be described as confidential information and remain capable of protection by the law. The Springboard Doctrine in English law operates to restrain those misusing confidential information for a limited period, although the information which they have caused to fall into the public domain... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 2,109 views
The Paralegal Resource
Blue sky compliance isn't simply about filing a form. It requires a skill set in order to find and understand the issues, investigate the complexities included, get relevant facts from different sources, collect all required data, and completely and accurately prepare and file all the required filings within a short time. Any error, including incorrectly recognizing and examining the issues, is likely to have a large impact... Full Story 
March 6, 2013 – 1,921 views
The Paralegal Resource
Summary judgments are defined as the judgments given by a court in favor of one party against the other summarily, i.e. without completing the whole trial. This type of judgment can be issued based on the merits of discrete issues inside the case, or the whole case. Summary judgment is founded on the motion by any one party which contends that... Full Story 
February 19, 2013 – 1,757 views
Michelle Heigelmann
Developers are taking advantage of Android's open source platform which is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. For all you non-geeky types out there, Linux is an operating system released under the GNU General Public License 2, meaning it's free and open source software developed by contributors worldwide... Full Story 
February 18, 2013 – 2,242 views
Michelle Heigelmann
Use of paralegals can be traced back to the 1960s when the government, law firms and the American Bar Association recognized the need to increase public access to legal services by providing such services at more widely affordable rates. At the time, most early paralegals were experienced legal secretaries who received extra on-the-job training to increase their legal knowledge and to gain the skills necessary to perform more complex legal tasks that had previously been considered within attorney purview... Full Story