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Unbundled Legal Services: Affordable help for the 99%

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on March 15, 2016 – 10:30 am

It is no secret that legal services can be very expensive. When you need them, they can be worth every penny. Being able to pay every penny, however, can sometimes be challenging. Many lawyers and law firms recognize this challenge and offer what’s called “limited scope representation” or “unbundled services.” In this type of representation, […]

If a lawyer had written Twas the Night Before Christmas

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on December 24, 2015 – 10:11 am

On Christmas Eve, and with apologies to Clement Clark Moore, I offer this revised version of a Christmas classic. Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at […]

Think before you record!

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on November 30, 2015 – 12:54 pm

Cell phones make it really easy these days to record conversations that might have legal significance – interactions with police, telephone calls between opposing parties in a court case, etc. Anyone who is going through a complicated legal process may also be tempted to record conversations with their attorney or a judge’s ruling in court. […]

Words Matter: Domestic Violence Victim vs. Survivor

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on October 20, 2015 – 10:43 am

Anyone who is paying attention to the presidential race will recognize the importance of using the right language. But words don’t just matter in politics; they matter in everyday life, too. Take the issue of domestic violence. In the 70s and 80s, when activists were setting up refuges and centers to deal with domestic and […]

Is the Supreme Court pro-business?

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on December 21, 2010 – 10:38 am

Last Sunday, the New York Times reported on study by Northwestern law professor Lee Epstein, University of Chicago economist William Landes, and Judge Richard Posner of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Chicago, which found that the Roberts court found in favor of business interests 61% of the time, while the Rehnquist […]

Driver kills bicyclist, sues victim’s parents

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on November 15, 2010 – 4:59 pm

Many of us are still getting over the fact that a 4-year-old girl who accidentally hit and injured a New York City woman with her bicycle can be sued for negligence. Now a man serving a 10-year manslaughter sentence in a Connecticut prison is suing the parents of a 14-year-old he struck and killed, alleging […]