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  1. Accidents And Personal Injury Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    The law governing liability and compensation for injuries caused by negligence or other wrongful conduct.

    1. Information about personal injury claims, including car accidents, professional negligence, premises liability and animal attacks.

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    2. Violation of personal rights guaranteed and protected by the Constitution.

    3. The law of defamation, libel and slander.

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    4. Legal and practical issues involved in discrimination and harassment claims.

    5. Legal issues relating to professional negligence, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, nursing home neglect and negligence of other professionals.

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    6. Workplace injuries and worker's compensation claims are discussed in the Worker's Compensation Forums.

  2. Business And Corporate Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws and regulations that governs businesses and commercial transactions.

    1. Legal issues relating to starting, owning, and operating a business.

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    2. Laws and regulations designed to protect individuals in their acquisitions of goods and services, and transactions with businesses and other entities.

    3. Information about rights to intangible property that is the product of innovation and creative processes, such as patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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  3. Consumer Law And Finance Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws and regulations designed to protect individuals in their acquisitions of goods and services, and transactions with businesses and other entities.

    1. The legal process by which a debtor, individual or business, can discharge part or all of its debt and get relief from creditors.

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    2. Consumer law, tips and information, including shopping, car dealers, retailers and travel.

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    3. Issues involved in the collection of debts, including car loans, student loans, credit cards, judgments and medical debts.

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    4. The law governing issuance and interpretation of insurance policies, and how to make insurance claims.

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    5. Help for your personal finance and investments, including the conduct of investment professionals, credit reports, credit counseling, banking, and getting out of debt.

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  4. Criminal Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws relating to crime, the prosecution of criminal suspects and the punishment of convicted offenders.

    1. Specific criminal charges, including assault, dui and dwi, burglary, drugs, fraud, theft, shoplifting, computer crime, alcohol, trespass and vandalism, kidnapping, murder, sex offenses, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and weapons charges.

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    2. Issues related to working with criminal defense lawyers, including retained counsel, court-appointed lawyers and criminal defenders.

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    3. The process underlying warrants, arrest, charging, pretrial release, plea bargains, trial and sentencing of criminal defendants.

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    4. Information about criminal records, what may appear on them, who has access to them, and getting an expungement.

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    5. Issues pertaining to the investigation of criminal cases, and police conduct.

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    6. Issues relating to incarceration.

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  5. Employment and Labor Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws, regulations, administrative rulings, and legal precedents that address the legal rights of workers and employers.

    1. Topics including interviews, background checks, hiring, collective bargaining, wages, benefits, harassment, discrimination, termination and unemployment.

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    2. The law of working freelance, or as an independent contractor.

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    3. Information about help available to injured workers, worker's compensation claims process and worker's comp benefits.

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  6. Estate Planning And Administration Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws regulating the formation and administration of wills, trusts, and other matters related to the distribution of a deceased person's estate.

    1. What's involved in administering or probating an estate?

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    2. Issues involved with creating, maintaining, and terminating a legal guardianship or conservatorship.

    3. Issues and concerns involved in planning an estate, including drafting a will or trust.

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    4. Issues in issuing, obtaining, using and revoking a grant of power of attorney.

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  7. Family Law And Divorce Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws relating to family and marital relationships.

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    2. Legal issues involving people who are unable to fully care for themselves due to age, illness or infirmity.

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    3. Separation, annulment, and how the divorce process starts, proceeds, and ultimately concludes, including division of the marital estate, and alimony.

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    4. Issues that arise during non-marital relationships and at break-up.

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    5. Issues involved with creating, maintaining, and terminating a legal guardianship or conservatorship.

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    6. Issues involved in anticipation and formalization of marriage and civil relationships, and the rights and duties of spouses in the course of their marital relationship.

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    7. Changing your name or the name of a child, with or without the other parent's consent.

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    8. Issues involved with restraining orders, non-contact orders, and personal protection orders.

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  8. Government and Administrative Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws and regulations pertaining to governments and the actions of administrative agencies.

    1. Violation of personal rights guaranteed and protected by the Constitution.

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    2. Legal issues pertaining to education, including special education, accommodations and testing, and qualifying for accommodation.

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    3. Working with government agencies and obtaining public records.

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    4. Immigration law issues are discussed in the immigration law forums.

    5. Discussion of international law subjects.

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    6. Laws and regulations affecting members of the military.

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    7. Legal issues relating to public health, including mental health issues.

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    8. Legal issues surrounding obtaining and renewing professional licenses.

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    9. Social Security issues including SSI and disability insurance benefits.

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    10. Federal, state and local tax issues.

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  9. Immigration Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws, regulations and policies that control immigration and naturalization.

    1. Legal and practical issues involved in business immigration, including H visas, G visas, L visas, and immigration for doctors and health professionals.

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    2. Issues involved with student visas and other temporary visas related to education and training.

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    3. Immigration through a family member.

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    4. Legal, procedural and Green Card issues that arise after permanent residency is established, including abandonment of residency and obtaining U.S. Citizenship.

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    5. Issues involved in visiting the United States including ports of entry, entry as a business or recreational tourist, and the visa waiver program.

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    6. Immigration issues not addressed under other topics, including asylum, criminal justice issues, unlawful presence, overstay, and unlawful entry.

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  10. Legal System Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Information about how the legal system works.

    1. The technical side of civil litigation, including starting or answering a lawsuit, subpoenas, and discovery, and small claims court.

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    2. The process underlying warrants, arrest, charging, pretrial release, plea bargains , trial, and sentencing of criminal defendants.

    3. Lawyers, ethics, and the practice of law.

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  11. Real Estate and Property Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussion of issues that arise in relation to purchase, sale, ownership and use of real and personal property.

    1. Boundary line issues between neighboring properties, and legal means of resolving encroachments, and establishing adverse possession or acquiescence.

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    2. Issues involved in the purchase and sale of a home, or other real estate.

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    3. Legal issues involving condominiums, condo conversions, co-op housing and time shares.

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    4. Problems with building and home construction, contractors and repairs.

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    5. Issues including the law of easements, profits, licenses, prescriptive easements, and rights of way.

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    6. Issues in landlord tenant law including rental agreements, repair and maintenance, subleases, breaking a lease, security deposits and eviction.

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    7. Regulations of land use, zoning, environmental law and historic preservation.

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    8. Legal issues affecting ownership and title of real estate, including title, deeds, and life estates.

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    9. The law of personal property.

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    10. Legal issues relating to real estate finance, including mortgages, obtaining mortgage loans, refinancing and foreclosure.

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  12. Traffic Law Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Laws and procedures regulating traffic, driver conduct, and traffic court.

    1. Issues pertaining to obtaining a driver's license, as well as suspension and reinstatement.

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    2. Legal issues involved in drunk, drugged and impaired driving prosecutions.

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    3. Traffic violations including speeding tickets, traffic accidents, careless driving, reckless driving, signs and signals, seat belt law, traffic lane violations, and failure to yield.

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    4. Tickets for improper parking as well as issues with the towing and impound of vehicles.

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    5. Traffic court procedures and court dates.

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    6. The law of vehicle modifaction, defects, maintenance and inspection.

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    7. Issues pertaining to the transfer, registration, and title of motor vehicles

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  13. Social Forums Threads / Posts  Last Post

    What else do you want to talk about?

    1. Discuss and debate legal trends, the state of the law, and the way things should be.

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    2. A place to discuss forum philosophy, to socialize, and to post material irrelevant to the various legal forums.

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