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  • Is It Legal to Keep Abandoned Personal Possessions?
      by HG.org

    Anyone who has ever found someone else's wallet has probably experienced that momentary moral dilemma of deciding whether to return the wallet or to keep the contents. Wherever you may have come down on that decision, the law actually does have some fairly clear guidelines for how such situations should be handled.

  • What is Tort Reform?
      by HG.org

    The term “tort reform” has been a favorite in the news for years, but what does it really mean? What is a tort, why does it need to be reformed, and what kind of change needs to be made?

  • After a Riot, Who Pays for the Damage?
      by HG.org

    Riots have erupted all over the United States in recent years, often in the wake of racial tensions created by police activities. Often beginning as peaceful protests, these demonstrations sometimes degenerate into violent riots where people and property suffer harm, leaving innocent people to pick up the pieces. This has led many to ask who should pay for the damage after a riot?

  • What Are the Conditions Needed to Qualify for a Pro Bono Attorney?
      by HG.org

    Attorneys can be very expensive. They are highly trained professionals with in-demand skills that make them able to charge increasingly high fees for their time, knowledge, and services. But, some attorneys are willing to offer at least a portion of their time to help the less fortunate. So, how do you get pro bono legal representation?

  • What is the Difference Between an Attorney and a Paralegal?
      by HG.org

    When preparing to deal with legal matters, many people experience concern over the expense associated with using an attorney. As a result, many have sought do-it-yourself solutions or paralegal services to help them with their cases. This leads many to ask what the real difference is between an attorney and a paralegal?

  • What to Expect when Meeting Your Attorney for the First Time

    Despite what some popular jokes insinuate to the contrary, lawyers are people, too. They understand that it’s common for potential clients to be nervous or anxious when meeting for the first time. Try to remember that attorneys are there to help you. Knowing what to expect can ease your mind.

  • How Do Attorneys Charge for their Work?
      by HG.org

    When a person needs to hire an attorney, one of the first questions he or she asks is how much it will cost. Different attorneys charge different ways for their work. Here is an overview of some of the possibilities.

  • When Do I Need a Lawyer?
      by HG.org

    With a variety of self-help forms and resources available to individuals today, it may be tempting to attempt to do legal work yourself and avoid the often expensive endeavor of having to hire a lawyer. However, many tasks are better suited for a professional.

  • Questions to ask a Small Business Lawyer Before Hiring
      by HG.org

    Small business lawyers play a vital role in the formation and retention of a business. They are also a source of trust and expertise for small businesses that must rely on their work and advice. Here are several questions to ask a small business lawyer before deciding to hire him or her.

  • How to Respond to a Subpoena
      by HG.org

    A subpoena is a court-ordered mandate telling a person to show up in court or a deposition at a certain time or to provide a party of a case with certain information. Individuals who ignore a subpoena can find themselves in civil or criminal contempt of court. However, a person may not need to blindly comply with the subpoena.


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