National Estate Planning Awareness Week

It is National Estate Planning Awareness Week and the American Bar Association is helping to raise awareness of the need for estate planning with a FREE webinar for the non-lawyer public called Estate Planning: How to Get Going and Why Not to Do It Yourself. It will be on Thursday, October 23, at 1:00 p.m.
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NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know

NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know (by attorney Jason McGrath)   The following are facts, and I write this from the objective perspective as a 16 year attorney analyzing the law, not from a personal or subjective perspective. At the bottom of this page is a link to the text of
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Is it Legal to Breastfeed in a Courtroom?

Is it Legal to Breastfeed in a Courtroom? The public generally has the right to be present in a court of law, although there are recognized limitations to that right. So, if a citizen has the right to be in a courtroom, and the right to breastfeed “in public”, does she has the right to
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Abortion Law Partly Blocked by Federal Judge

Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law By Debra Cassens Weiss, as published by the American Bar Association A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas law that required women seeking abortions to view sonograms of the fetus and listen to the heartbeat. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted a preliminary injunction on
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Small Businesses, Taxes Impacted by Healthcare Reform: Key Points

Small Businesses, Taxes Impacted by Healthcare Reform: Key Points. President Obama's healthcare legislation will increase taxes on small business owners and those at least moderately wealthy; reforms provide more options and require mandatory healthcare coverage. Read more »

Presidential Memorandum: Allow Hospital Patients Equal Rights, Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Religion, National Origin

Presidential Memorandum: Allow Hospital Patients Equal Rights, Regardless of Sexual Orientation, Religion, National Origin. Subject: "Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies." Read more »