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A family law attorney  specializes in the family law relationships which encompass adoption, child custody, visitation rights, domestic violence, divorce, juvenile dependency, marital property rights, support obligations, and paternity. Family law is the name given to the branch of civil law...

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Website copyright - Copyright Law and the Internet

The internet has made us all publishers and many of the copyright laws apply. The internet is not considered public domain and any original work, including photos, art and text, are protected even if there is no copyright notice.

If you receive a complaint about your website, the prudent course of action is to immediately remove the material while you seek proof of ownership. If it comes to a court appearance, your immediate response will be viewed favorably.

There have been legal issues with certain types of linking. Currently, there is no problem with linking to the front page of a website. If you use another company's logo (like Amazon.Com's), or imply a relationship, you must obtain the other company's permission in writing. Oral agreements are acceptable but difficult to prove.

Deep linking is done when a link bypasses the front page of a website and links to an interior page. So far deep linking is okay (but unsettled), as long as it doesn't imply a relationship. If your website contains outbound links, consider adding the following disclaimer to your website:
By providing links to other sites, [your website name] does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites.
Framing another website's content has been found by one court to be an infringement of copyright. A website called TotalNews framed content from CNN and the Washington Post. They were ordered to stop framing and use text links only.

If you own a website that allows the public to post comments, you will want to protect yourself with a "click to accept" agreement.

"User agrees not to post any materials protected under copyright, trademark or trade secrets unless with the express authorization of the owner or, any material likely to defame or invade the privacy of an individual."
"Click to accept" agreements (click wrap agreements) often accompany royalty-free and copyright free materials i.e. shareware and clip art. These agreements commonly allow personal use and prohibit resale to others. "Click to accept" agreements are generally acceptable in the United States.

Commercial sites will want to have a refund and return policy, and any website that provides downloads will want to state that they are not responsible for any viruses picked up during the download.

Remember, disclaimers prominently displayed can limit damages. The owner of the website is liable for anything posted on their website. For more information regarding copyrights please go to You can also find further information about copyrights and the web by going to Stanford University's website at: If you would like to copyright your website you can go to

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We are going to give you a breakdown of what Pre-settlement funding is. Pre-settlement funding a phrase that many people don't understand. Many people believe that this is a loan, although it is not. These Funding firms provide you with an advance to lawsuit plaintiffs who wouldn't normally get money before they settle. It buys you time in order to go through your lawsuit without settling pre-maturely.

This is also often times referred to as lawsuit funding, but they aren't a "loan". The benefits are that there isn't credit check, neither will there be any collateral. You get your cash advance against the lawsuit settlement amount you expect to receive for your claim. When you win your lawsuit, you pay the settlement funding company back an amount that is predetermined. Often times you aren't involved and they take care of that for you. In the event that you lose, there is no recourse involved. There is no repayment.

Pre-settlement funding is an option that plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits use to help them avoid financial stress while waiting for their case to settle. Often, victims end up settling with their insurance companies, which usually ends up leaving the plaintiff with a lesser amount than they filed suit for. By obtaining a lawsuit loan, you can pay household bills, medical fees and other costs and avoid getting further in debt.

So, how do you get started? Discuss the benefits of contacting a litigation funding company with your lawyer. He can then contact the company, and send them the documents and other information about your claim. Once this information is in the hands of the funding company, they will review it and make a decision the same day. If you qualify, you will receive your lawsuit loan the next day.

Most cases involving pre-settlement funding are personal injury cases. When you have been injured because of someone else's carelessness, you may not be able to work. This means you have lost wages and medical costs that were caused by the accident. You deserve the right to file a claim for the costs incurred because someone else was being negligent. Litigation funding companies offer you the chance to get the money you need to live comfortably and pay all of your obligations while seeking compensation.

Remember, lawsuit loans are an option when you need money for the duration of your case. There are no monthly repayments, and if you lose you owe absolutely nothing. If pre-settlement funding sounds like an option that will benefit you, contact your attorney to discuss the matter. This could be exactly what you need to get full compensation for your injuries and other expenses resulting from someone else's negligence.

To be a lawyer, one needs to be a qualified in the field of law. To be a graduate in law, it takes four years in undergraduate school and three years' specialization in law through a law school. In this case, specialization would be in corporate law. To practice law, you need a license. To get the license, you first need to pass the bar exam - an examination that will test your knowledge, character and attitude. After the test, students are then recruited by law firms.

Junior Corporate Associate

As a junior corporate lawyer, you will be learning things the hard way. As a junior corporate associate, you have to do the grunt work of organizing documents, faxing, proofreading, copying, scheduling meetings, etc. In addition to these, the junior associate also has various other duties. These duties can be classified into various categories such as drafting contracts and conducting reviews, preparing filings, due diligence and writing of memoranda. A lot of a junior associates' time is spend doing research work. A lot of trial and error work goes on into drafting contracts, security disclosure statements and corporate resolutions - and these are things that are not necessarily taught in law school. The junior associate, at times, has to spend a lot of time proofreading.

A law firm may later offer a junior associate the role of a partner. This involves working on individual projects and having junior associates working for you. So to be a good corporate leader, you will need to be hard working, diligent and possess excellent problem solving skills. A corporate lawyer gets paid extremely well, but the job it involves a lot of hard work. Many corporate attorneys work in excess of 60 hours a week.

What Does A Corporate Lawyer Do?

A corporate lawyer mostly works in the legal department of a business, as a legal advisor. Their work includes dealing with issues of taxes, employee rights, amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions. In short, a corporate lawyer has to ensure the legality of commercial transactions. There are other types of practice a corporate lawyer could undertake, and not all lawyers do the same type of job. Some provide advice on legal or/and non-legal issues to the corporation. In this area, the work of a corporate lawyer starts from the formation a corporation and goes on through the life of the business. Until it is dissolved.

The articles of incorporation of a company (i.e. the documents that deal with the formation of the corporation and the structure of the management, of its internal affairs) are drafted by the corporate lawyer. They also have to investigate the best entity for a particular business (i.e. partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability companies).

Each corporate lawyer's duties are different, and this adds to the appeal of the profession. Because each entity has its own set of responsibilities, rights, tax structure and organizational structure, corporate lawyers have to be resourceful and persistent in their work. If this is you, and you have the stamina to undertake a rigorous educational program and then pass the bar exam, then a career in corporate law may be right for you.

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Whether on the phone placing an order or in the checkout line, people hate to wait. Rarely am I physically present to make a purchase in a place of business where the facilities are not optimized for fast service. In those cases, it is often a lack of manpower that keeps customers waiting. We've all been there. There are fifteen cash registers at the grocery store but only five cashiers. Unfortunately for many companies who do business over the phone, the same thing can happen but in the opposite fashion. Many companies have more than enough employees to handle incoming calls, but simply lack the phone system to keep them from holding. This can result in a loss of business as many people, especially those who might be ordering goods or services from the company for the first time, will only wait a few minutes before hanging up and looking elsewhere. Think about it...if you are in the grocery store with a cart full of groceries, it's not as though you are going to abandon the cart and drive to another store where you will have to pick out all the items again. On the phone, however, things are different. Unless your business is highly specialized with little competition or you are the customers choice because of geographical location (i.e. scheduling appointments for services). you can lose a caller who has been holding too long to


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A wide variety of circumstances can place virtually anyone in a precarious enough financial situation that may merit filing bankruptcy. Understandably, this can be a very scary thought for most individuals; however, there are a number of resources available to help you.

A good start to understanding what your financial options are, including bankruptcy claims, can begin with a cursory understanding of bankruptcy in general. Essentially, bankruptcy allows debtors to reorganize themselves financially or discharge debts under the Bankruptcy Code.

Types of Bankruptcy

There are numerous types of bankruptcy; however, for most individuals, bankruptcy claims will either be filed as Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, individuals will attempt to discharge certain non-secured debts, as well as rectify outstanding secured debts through the sale of assets. In most cases, there are some debts that cannot be discharged and must be rectified, including tax obligations, criminal fines, or other secured debts.Specific assets like automobiles, retirement funds, and homes may also be exempt from the sale of assets portion of Chapter 7 as well.Consulting with a bankruptcy attorney can relay all of the specific actions possible regarding your unique assets and debt obligations.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which is entirely different from Chapter 7, does not involve the sale of any assets or the discharge of any debts initially. Rather, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows for the restructuring of an individual’s finances in order to meet creditors’ demands, as well as generally reduce the amount of harassment and threats from creditors. In Chapter 13 cases, an attorney will work with a court-appointed Trustee in ensuring all of your debt obligations can be repaid over the given period of the restructuring plan.

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