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April 29, 1990 | By Lyn A.E. McCafferty, Special to The Inquirer
For people who think legal advice is an expensive investment, the Delaware County Bar Association is offering a solution. To celebrate Law Day, the association will offer free advice this week in person and by phone. Tuesday is the 33d anniversary of the event, established by former President Eisenhower. "Law Day is not a national holiday, nor is it a lawyers day," said Elizabeth C. Price, executive director of the bar association. "Rather, it is an occasion to learn more about our rights and responsibilities as citizens and to reflect upon our legal heritage and the principles of our democratic government.
NEWS
July 17, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
About 35 members of Harmony Lodge 985 got some free financial and legal advice last week. The group gathered Tuesday in a conference room at the Liberty Bank branch at Bustleton Avenue and Loney Street. They were there to hear guest speakers Stuart Ettingoff, a vice president of investments for Prudential-Bache Inc., and Arlen Tompkins, an attorney with the Abrahams & Lowenstein law firm. Ettingoff gave advice on financial planning to members of the lodge, a Brith Sholom fraternal organization of Jewish singles 40 years and older that is based in the Northeast.
NEWS
August 30, 1987 | By John Hall, Special to The Inquirer
Veronica Glackin has seen the future, and she is worried. About seven years ago, her mother entered an Elkins Park nursing home, and Glackin, 57, expects that she, too, will need help with daily tasks someday. Glackin, a resident of Northeast Philadelphia, said she was particularly concerned about what would happen to her home and who would pay her funeral expenses. Glackin was one of about 20 people who attended a meeting organized by the Community Legal Services Elderly Law Project at the Township Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday night.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Since the disputed 2000 presidential contest and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore , the law governing elections has become ever more contentious as the political parties vie for the slightest advantage. Seeing a growing market for legal advice on everything from campaign finance to congressional redistricting, Center City's Ballard Spahr law firm has created a practice group with 15 lawyers to guide political candidates, parties, and corporations through the thickets of case law, statutes, and regulations that govern political contests.
NEWS
March 13, 1997 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In January, a Philadelphia law firm seemed destined to become the first for-profit firm in the nation to win a federal contract to provide legal advice to a county's low-income residents. But now, the firm has withdrawn its bid to provide such services in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. In a statement yesterday, the federal Legal Services Corp., which had established competitive bidding on legal services contracts for the first time last year, said that Dessen, Moses, & Sheinoff had decided not to accept the contracts for the two counties it won. Federal officials had said that the firm was picked over its competitors, both of which had been awarded contracts for many years, because it could provide superior service through a high-tech telephone screening system that it had perfected in handling group-services contracts with large organizations such as the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
NEWS
June 29, 2005 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Chester County commissioners yesterday agreed to seek legal advice on a decades-old policy that allows county workers to punch ballot cards for voters who don't follow write-in instructions. In cases where voters have written in a name but have not completed the step of punching the card, the county's Voter Services Bureau employees have been poking out the chad so the vote can be machine-read, a practice known as "administrative punching. " County Commissioner Andrew Dinniman called for a review of the practice after it came to light in a contentious Coatesville City Council primary election that was decided by two votes.
NEWS
December 6, 2003 | By Wendy Ruderman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A day after learning that an ethics complaint filed against him was faxed from Democrat Fred Madden's campaign headquarters, State Sen. George Geist said yesterday he would seek legal advice on the issue. But Geist, the Republican who lost to Madden by 63 votes last month, stopped short of saying he would take legal action and said he would not contest the election results. "I wish the voters knew these revelations before the election," he said. "Respectfully, I move on, but the controversy continues about the conspiracy.
NEWS
December 2, 2004 | By Edward Colimore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First Assistant Gloucester County Counsel Harold Crass has been acquitted in Woodbury Municipal Court of charges that he assaulted his former girlfriend during what she had described as "rough sex. " Crass, 57, was also found not guilty of harassing Tanya DeJohn, 30, of Woodbury, according to a written decision released this week by Judge Louis J. Belasco Jr. Belasco said that Crass, who has a private practice in Woodbury, began an extramarital...
BUSINESS
June 30, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, STAFF WRITER
Center City's Blank Rome said Tuesday that four lawyers and additional staff from the Los Angeles family-law firm of Phillips Lerner will join the firm effective Friday, adding to its matrimonial and family-law group. The lawyers are Stacy Phillips, Marc Lerner, Kevin Martin, and Pauline Martin. The group provides legal advice in matters such as divorce, custody, paternity, domestic partnerships, and dealing with domestic violence. In addition to her legal practice, Phillips is the author of Divorce: It's All About Control – How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars . cmondics@phillynews.com 215-854-5957 @cmondics
NEWS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saying that impostor lawyers are stealing "thousands of dollars" from immigrants, Philadelphia City Councilman Dennis O'Brien will introduce a bill Thursday aimed at stopping the practice known as " notario fraud. " The word notario is referenced because in Latin American countries, a notario publico is a lawyer. O'Brien's legislation would establish regulations for licenses, public disclosures, prohibited acts, and penalties. "These [scammers] have no credentials," said O'Brien.
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BUSINESS
June 30, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, STAFF WRITER
Center City's Blank Rome said Tuesday that four lawyers and additional staff from the Los Angeles family-law firm of Phillips Lerner will join the firm effective Friday, adding to its matrimonial and family-law group. The lawyers are Stacy Phillips, Marc Lerner, Kevin Martin, and Pauline Martin. The group provides legal advice in matters such as divorce, custody, paternity, domestic partnerships, and dealing with domestic violence. In addition to her legal practice, Phillips is the author of Divorce: It's All About Control – How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars . cmondics@phillynews.com 215-854-5957 @cmondics
BUSINESS
February 28, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
The American Bar Association has backed off a plan to offer lower-cost legal services to small businesses and individuals after pushback from bar leaders in Pennsylvania and Illinois. The ABA launched the pilot project last October with Rocket Lawyer, a Web-based lawyer referral service, in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and California. The goal was to make legal services available to individuals and small businesses who typically cannot afford them and do not qualify for legal aid. Bar leaders in Pennsylvania and Illinois bitterly opposed the program, however.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Since the disputed 2000 presidential contest and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore , the law governing elections has become ever more contentious as the political parties vie for the slightest advantage. Seeing a growing market for legal advice on everything from campaign finance to congressional redistricting, Center City's Ballard Spahr law firm has created a practice group with 15 lawyers to guide political candidates, parties, and corporations through the thickets of case law, statutes, and regulations that govern political contests.
NEWS
September 25, 2015
D EAR ABBY: Your advice to "Poor Birth Mother in Georgia" - "Because the college-loan agreement with your daughter was verbal and wasn't put in writing, you don't have a legal means to force her to assume the loan payments" - was wrong! Verbal agreements are enforced if they can be proven to be true. Even if the daughter didn't promise to make the payments, she may be held liable for them because money provided for the benefit of another gives rise to an implied and enforceable obligation to repay it. If the statute of limitations has not run out, I think she's got a pretty good case.
NEWS
September 24, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
It's distressing enough that Pennsylvania's top government lawyer has to employ a team of private attorneys to handle criminal defense, crisis management, and editorial board meetings. But Attorney General Kathleen Kane's need for legal advice - along with the indignities her tenure has inflicted on the commonwealth - has grown even more acute now that she is not a practicing lawyer herself. The state Supreme Court's unanimous decision to suspend Kane's law license this week stopped appropriately short of removing her from office.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new program aimed at providing legal assistance to vulnerable elderly veterans has been launched by the SeniorLaw Center, a public interest group that focuses on the legal needs of the aged. Karen Buck, the center's executive director, said the program was developed to reach elderly veterans who typically are reluctant to ask for assistance. "We had been getting a number of calls for assistance from senior veterans with really dramatic cases and dramatic issues," she said. "We found there was quite a huge need, but our senior veterans were not reaching out for assistance.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vanguard Group , the Malvern mutual fund giant, wants a New York court to throw out a tax-fraud lawsuit that challenges the company's legal structure. It alleges that David Danon , the ex-Vanguard lawyer who filed the complaint, violated basic rules of corporate lawyer behavior by accusing his former bosses. Vanguard's memo, made public after New York Supreme Court Justice Joan A. Madden declined Vanguard's requests to keep case documents secret, argues that Danon "grossly betrayed" the $3 trillion-asset company, violated confidentiality requirements, and broke state legal ethics rules when he "stole hundreds of privileged and confidential documents" related to Vanguard tax practices.
NEWS
June 21, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate on Thursday confirmed Gov. Christie's two picks to the state Supreme Court, sealing a breakthrough in a years-long impasse over the court's composition. Chief Justice Stuart Rabner was confirmed on a 29-6 vote after months of speculation about whether Christie would renominate him. The Republican governor had criticized Rabner's court as liberal and activist. The Senate also confirmed Lee Solomon, a Haddonfield Republican and state court judge, by a 34-2 vote.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
A DECADE later, America's post-9/11 descent into torture is still an open wound for many - as folks are finding out this week at Drexel University Law School. A Philadelphia lawyers' group is ripping the law school for hosting a talk this afternoon by John Yoo, the ex-Justice Department lawyer who crafted the legal justification for the Bush administration's use of waterboarding and other torture tactics on terrorism suspects. The National Lawyers Guild called Yoo's slated appearance "deplorable," adding that his legal advice had sparked "negative repercussions in American foreign relations that we are still dealing with a dozen years later.
NEWS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saying that impostor lawyers are stealing "thousands of dollars" from immigrants, Philadelphia City Councilman Dennis O'Brien will introduce a bill Thursday aimed at stopping the practice known as " notario fraud. " The word notario is referenced because in Latin American countries, a notario publico is a lawyer. O'Brien's legislation would establish regulations for licenses, public disclosures, prohibited acts, and penalties. "These [scammers] have no credentials," said O'Brien.
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