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Your Guide In Filing an Insurance Accident Claim

You may think that when you pay your premiums and pick up the phone to call when you have a loss, your insurance company will be on your side. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Insurance companies view their policyholders as adversaries when it comes to claims in order to minimize their payment obligations and maximize profits. The insurer may challenge seemingly insignificant details in an effort to reduce or deny your claim. Understanding what the insurance company is entitled to in terms of its defense against a lawsuit can help you push back when you feel they are…

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Important Ways to Volunteer and Empower Women of All Ages

For years now, we celebrated the various significant contributions of women from all around the world by dedicating one month of the year to it. However, stories that inspire and drive others to contribute to meaningful change need not remain within the 30-day period of the Women’s History celebration.   Here are some ways for anyone, anytime, to make a difference in and uplift the lives of young girls and women of all colors and backgrounds.   Empower Young Women   Being a role model for girls and young women is important. Whenever possible, empower them to be strong, independent…

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Networking Is So Important As A Pre Law Student

During my prelaw journey, I used LinkedIn daily. As a first-generation law student, there are so many nuances I do not know and connections I do not have, which is why networking is so important. LinkedIn provides quick access to members of the legal community that can help you foster connections throughout your legal career.  Update your LinkedIn.  Make sure your LinkedIn is up to date and reflects who you are and the work you have done. Before adding written content to your profile it is important to pick a good professional headshot as your profile picture. Profiles with good…

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Week When it Seems Downright Impossible

Have you ever found yourself looking at the calendar, wondering where the time went? It feels like there are three days in the week, rather than seven. Every month I find myself saying something like, “There aren’t enough hours in the day!” or, “The weekend went by way too fast” (spoiler: I don’t think weekends will ever feel long enough). But twice a year, I’m genuinely shocked and befuddled that time literally jumped ship (here’s looking at you June and November). By the time we welcome June, half of the year has already gone by. June signals summer – we’ve…

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The Road Less Traveled: 10 Things to Remember as a First-Generation Law Graduate Sitting for the Bar Exam

“I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.” – Unknown This past year has been a year like no other.  A year full of social unrest, with an unprecedented global pandemic and an economic crisis.  Despite these circumstances, thousands of law school graduates are studying and sitting for the Bar exam.  Many of whom are first-generation law graduates.  Being the first is never easy.  When you are the first, you’re repeatedly in the position where you learn life lessons through "trial by error."  As a first-generation law student, you often create the course rather than have a path to follow. Sometimes the…

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Paraquat Exposure Poisoning: Who’s Affected and Its Link to Parkinson’s Disease

Are you a farmer, agricultural laborer, or another individual who has used or been exposed to the commercial herbicide Paraquat? Were you diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or kidney failure? If you meet any of the above criteria and have been diagnosed with the said diseases, you may be a victim of paraquat poisoning and can file an exposure lawsuit Parkinsons. Paraquat is a chemical herbicide that was first sold in the U.S. in 1971. Paraquat poisoning has been linked to Parkinson’s disease and kidney failure in those who have used or been exposed to the product. Science has yet to…

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How To Avoid Harassment and Know Your Rights: The Fair Debt Collection Process

When many people think of the stereotypical debt collector, it's a hardened scoundrel of melodrama infamy that tries to throw widows and orphans into the lane, because rent is inflated. Although it's tempting to portray these people as shameful villains — and some of their behaviors were history's less than admirable — one thing is essential to remember: no one has to borrow money. Finally, it is because of the option of borrowing money that you owe a debt. Your creditor issued your loan or credit line on your guarantee of the payment of this loan. Loans are beneficial, you…

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Truckers Fighting Human Trafficking

The world has become a frightening place. The evil that resides in some humans is unrivaled. At any moment, someone could be taken from a mall or grocery store parking lot. Someone could be convinced of a new job opportunity that ends in being trapped. The statistics of human trafficking continue to grow year after year. It is a widespread epidemic that is constant and extremely complex. There are facts and statistics, but none are precisely because it’s an immeasurable concern. What little we do know, is that every situation differs. Similar to slavery, the entrapment of hundreds of thousands…

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Employee Rights in the Workplace During COVID-19

Some laws are clear and precise that it doesn’t require the application of rules of statutory construction. However, not all laws and statutes are alike. No matter how thorough the framers of these provisions are, some require legal interpretation. The same principle applies to labor laws. While the same law provided for just and authorized causes of termination, there are still conflicts regarding how employment lawyers and the bench, and the bar members should interpret its implementing rules. For example, redundancy may be an authorized cause to terminate employment. However, such termination can be subsequently found unlawful if the company,…

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Violence Against Women During COVID-19 Times: What to do?

Your partner apologizes and claims that the hurtful behavior will not happen again; however, you fear it'll. Sometimes you wonder whether you imagine the abuse, yet the emotional or physical pain you feel is real. If it sounds familiar, you might be experiencing domestic violence. The UN has described the worldwide upsurge in domestic abuse as a"shadow pandemic" along with the Covid-19 pandemic. It has thought cases have increased by 20% during the lockdown, as many individuals are trapped at home with their abuser. Violence against women often results in injuries and acute physical, mental, reproductive, and sexual health conditions,…

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