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New York Requires Cybersecurity Continuing Legal Education Courses – Pennsylvania Lags Behind

Cybersecurity is a problem that everyone faces. But for attorneys, the problem is greater because we store information particularly valuable to cybercriminals, everything from phone numbers to Social Security numbers to all types of confidential information. Heck, there are probably those who have the formula for Coke or the nooks…

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Handling Flat Fees – Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Lawyers

Lawyers are ethically required to deposit advance fees and retainers in their trust accounts, commonly called IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust) Accounts and to only take payment after clients receive a statement showing how the funds were used for counsel fees and expenses. In many cases, however, lawyers receive flat…

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Summer Is Here – You Checked Your Car, How About Your Car Insurance?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 percent more people die from car crashes in summer compared to winter. AAA refers to the time between Memorial and Labor Day as “The 100 Deadliest Days” because of the sharp increase in auto-related teen deaths. Thus, while summer is a…

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Who Owns Your Digital Life When You Are Gone?

Published on: November 16, 2021

By now, we all know that we need secure passwords when we are online whether we’re shopping on Amazon, logging into our bank accounts, or signing onto Instagram. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of that data after you die? Most people haven’t, but they should.…

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Make Sure You Buy the Auto Insurance You Need, You’ll Thank Yourself Later

Published on: October 14, 2021

Motor vehicle insurance companies love to sell limited tort policies because it is easy for them to deny you the benefits you deserve should you get in an accident and hard for you to win should you have to sue them. When you have full tort coverage…

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Drafting a Will or Power of Attorney? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Lawyer

Published on: August 2, 2021

There is no substitute for consulting with a lawyer who can provide legal advice that is correct, current, complete, and customized to your particular situation. In this day and age of do-it-yourself online document preparation, the lure of quick and easy seems alluring, and it also appears to cost less.…

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Honesty is the Best Policy, but Corporations Still Lie

Published on: July 21, 2021

The year 2020 will forever be associated with the global public health crisis caused by a deadly virus, commonly referred to as COVID-19. Millions of people suffered and continue to suffer. Yet, Smithfield Foods, a multinational meatpacking company, prospered. Unfortunately, the company’s questionable conduct isn’t unusual. We have seen many…

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Will Workers’ Compensation Carriers Cover Medical Marijuana? Maybe.

Published on: June 25, 2021

Injured workers, people hurt in car accidents, and many others, often find themselves in considerable pain. In many cases, that pain does not respond to standard medical treatment. Or, they simply want an alternative to addictive opioids. For these people, alternative types of medical care are important, and at times…

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Florida Supreme Court Alters CLE Rules to Withhold Approval from Programs with Diversity Policies

Published on: June 7, 2021

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better. That quote from Pat Wadors highlights the importance of listening to diverse points of view. Unfortunately, the Florida Supreme Court doesn’t agree. In April, the Florida Supreme Court announced that it would…

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Beware of Social Media!

We all spend way too much time browsing social media. It is easy to get lost looking at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and every other platform that has become a way of life. Although most of the time spent on social media is harmless, sometimes what seems harmless often can be…

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