Archive for March, 2012

posted by shelly on Mar 31

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Gene King and Audrey ForbushTalk about Social Media in Alpena Michigan
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Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
Using social media to promote Michigan communities and the potential risks of doing so was the topic of a recent seminar in Alpena at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Here are some images from the Oct. 7 session, “Social Media is Here – Is Your Community Ready.” League Communications Director Matt Bach’s role in the three-hour session was as the social media cheerleader and he discussed ways communities and municipal officials are already using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs and other social media outlets to promote their communities. Also speaking was Gene King, LEAF coordinator and a consultant for the Michigan Municipal League’s Loss Control program; and Audrey Forbush, attorney with the Plunkett and Cooney law firm. Gene and Audrey discussed current legal cases regarding social media and the steps communities should take when getting involved with social media. We all agreed that it’s important for communities to establish guidelines for employees when it comes to using social media and for communities to lay out a plan as to how it would like to use social media. Using social media fits nicely into the League’s Center for 21st Century Communities program (http://www.mml.org/resources/21c3/default.aspx). The 21c3 program identifies eight assets (http://www.mml.org/resources/21c3/about.html) that make for vibrant communities and one of those assets is messaging and technology: www.mml.org/resources/21c3/technology.html. Getting involved in social media falls under that messaging and technology asset. The League also had three social media-related sessions during our 2010 Convention (http://www.mml.org/events/annual_convention/cv10/blog/post/Social-Media-for-Cities-Hot-Topic-at-Michigan-Municipal-League-Convention.aspx)featuring experts from throughout the nation.
View additional photos from the Oct. 7 social media session here on Flickr. View photos from our 2010 Convention here: www.flickr.com/photos/michigancommunities/collections/721…. Read a recent Flint Journal article about how some Genesee County communities are using social media: www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/10/some_genesee_c…. For details about the Michigan Municipal League and what we do go to mml.org.

Michigan Municipal League consultant Gene King Talks About Social Media in Alpena Michigan
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Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
Using social media to promote Michigan communities and the potential risks of doing so was the topic of a recent seminar in Alpena at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Here are some images from the Oct. 7 session, “Social Media is Here – Is Your Community Ready.” League Communications Director Matt Bach’s role in the three-hour session was as the social media cheerleader and he discussed ways communities and municipal officials are already using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs and other social media outlets to promote their communities. Also speaking was Gene King, LEAF coordinator and a consultant for the Michigan Municipal League’s Loss Control program; and Audrey Forbush, attorney with the Plunkett and Cooney law firm. Gene and Audrey discussed current legal cases regarding social media and the steps communities should take when getting involved with social media. We all agreed that it’s important for communities to establish guidelines for employees when it comes to using social media and for communities to lay out a plan as to how it would like to use social media. Using social media fits nicely into the League’s Center for 21st Century Communities program (http://www.mml.org/resources/21c3/default.aspx). The 21c3 program identifies eight assets (http://www.mml.org/resources/21c3/about.html) that make for vibrant communities and one of those assets is messaging and technology: www.mml.org/resources/21c3/technology.html. Getting involved in social media falls under that messaging and technology asset. The League also had three social media-related sessions during our 2010 Convention (http://www.mml.org/events/annual_convention/cv10/blog/post/Social-Media-for-Cities-Hot-Topic-at-Michigan-Municipal-League-Convention.aspx)featuring experts from throughout the nation.
View additional photos from the Oct. 7 social media session here on Flickr. View photos from our 2010 Convention here: www.flickr.com/photos/michigancommunities/collections/721…. Read a recent Flint Journal article about how some Genesee County communities are using social media: www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/10/some_genesee_c…. For details about the Michigan Municipal League and what we do go to mml.org.

posted by shelly on Mar 31

Question by the i code: Need quick legal advice on law suits??
alright my dad is getting sued because the person he rented our other house to is moving to California to take care of her dieing father in law. she wnt her deposit back which was $ 2000. She came today nd said ur getting sued. Can she do this. will it hold in court. She hasnt even visited her dieing father in law though so thts just weird. Legally can she win this?

plzzz hlp
it was a 12 month lease nd she randomly canclled it… it was monthy payments, i think they did complete the lease, thy signed all the papers and what not

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Answer by notadummyrat
No, besides a lawyer will cost her more than the $ 2K. Sh might be able to take it to small claims court but they would find in favor of your father. She’s just trying to scare you.

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posted by shelly on Mar 31

Question by : What is best way to get real legal advice?
I want some legal advice on trademark law…from a real lawyer. What is the best way to get this information and how much do you think it would cost? Thanks

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Answer by Phyllis
google patent attorneys +your city.

I’ve never had a lawyer who would even talk to me for less than $ 250.

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posted by shelly on Mar 31

Question by cajun m: Are law firms picky about where you obtained your paralegal certificate?
I obtained my BA and MA from fairly prestigious universities, but now after working for several years, I’m interested in a career change and want to pursue a paralegal certificate. I thought I’d just go with the shortest, cheapest program at my local community college.

Are law firms picky about where paralegals obtain their certificate? Will attending a community college lessen my chances of getting hired? Thanks!!

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Answer by Katie C
I’m sure if you went to a good school, it would only increase your chances. However, since you have a strong educational background already, maybe they won’t care so much about the paralegal certification program

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posted by shelly on Mar 30

Question by : If ingnorace of the law is no excuse, why are people ridiculed for knowing the U.S. Constitution?
And why is it that the law is not understandable or accessible by everyone?

You have to specialized classes to know the law, legal system, tax codes, and such.

There are even laws stating that we must be informed of our rights before we decide to answer questions in police investigations.

How is it possible to NOT be ignorant of the law?

Who knows all of their rights?

Who knows what the gold fringe on courtroom flags means?

Who owns your money? (It doesn’t have YOUR name on it.)

Who decided to change our names into all capital letters on our birth certificate, driver’s license, bank account, etc. when no where in English do we write names as such?

Is there anyone who has a grip on all of this? It seems absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to not be ignorant of the law.

Is there a free resource, provided by the legal system, in which I can learn the law?
What machine only reads capital letters?

Well then who is the money the property of?

Who decorates a flag because it’s pretty?

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Answer by stanleys_2001
Because IGNORANCE is no excuse… that’s why people are ridiculed.

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posted by shelly on Mar 30

Question by dalanna218: Legal Advice..Grandparents law??
My younger sister has 2 children. She takes good care of them but her boyfriend can’t keep a job and take care of them all. She can’t work because, she stays home with kids. She knows he is not responsible and wants to leave, and try things on her own. His mother told her “Don’t even think about leaving my son, or you might as well sign your kids over to me. I can take them because of the grandparents law??? What the Heck.. My parents own there own house, vehicle and have steady careers, unlike his parents. if anything wouldn’t they get custody of her children..

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Answer by nycityboy1234
The grandparents’ law? I am familiar with no such law. In fact, the US Supreme Court has held that grandparents have no rights that are in conflict with the rights of parents.

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posted by shelly on Mar 30

Question by : Legal Advice (Wisconsin Law)?
I was very drunk and very stupid last night. In short, I blew over a .2 BAC, got kicked out of a bar and received a disorderly behavior citation (~$ 400), went to another bar and got kicked out for harassing people (on the way out, I “slapped the back of the bouncer”). This landed me an assault charge (misdemeanor, first degree, with a fine ~$ 900). I then spent the night in detox.

I have my court hearing in about a month, and would just like some advice on what to expect. Is there a chance to have these (2) charges expunged (ideally) or fees reduced? I’m a 22-year-old male, and I have a clean record except for an underage drinking ticket about four years ago and some traffic violations (e.g. speeding). Is there a chance I would go to jail? Is there a chance of the incidents being expunged? Do I need a good lawyer? Or am I just SOL…

Now I realize that I’m still young and stupid, but any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

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Answer by hmmm
Do I need a good lawyer? YES
Do you need to join AA? YES

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posted by shelly on Mar 30

Question by Scarlett: Question About Online Law Book References.?
I work until 5 o’clock all week every week and I have a project due for my legal writing class but the law library closes at 4, so Ive been trying to Google places to find Law Book resources online so I can get information on my topic but cant find anything. Are there any sites of law books online like The Southern Reporter Second?

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Answer by C_Bar
I do not know of any free access to Southern Reporter. It may well be that individual cases in the reporter are online for you, if you know the parties and the court. Many courts have placed their cases online.

Go to Findlaw, and poke around. It has links to many cases, usually divided by state.

The major, for pay, online resources for cases are Lexis and Westlaw. They allow law students to use the resources for free. I don’t know if they would allow other students to do so, but you might try contacting them.

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posted by shelly on Mar 29

Question by Shannon S: Can I get some help finding an attorney willing to take my lemon law case??
My truck is an unsafe vehicle sold to me based on lies from small dealership. I have a lemon law case, but I can’t afford to pay an attorney for representation. Can someone help me with this?? My truck has almost gotten me killed twice because it just dies out. The dealership is playing games with me. It’s now at the dealership’s mechanic, but I know it can’t be fixed because the parts they need to make it a safe vehicle aren’t available anymore.

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Answer by mommy2savannah51405
search for “lemon Law” lawyers in your state.start with the BBB lemon law service.

google usually brings them up..

and if it is indeed lemon law i know in CA the dealer has to end up paying any and all fee’s..when its proved.

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posted by shelly on Mar 29

Question by : Where can I find Free Test Bank for the book Business Law and the Legal Environment, 5th edition?
Please help I need help finding the test bank for the book Business Law and the Legal Environment, 5th edtion by Beatty/ Samuelson with the ISBN- 1-111-00215 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!?? would like to find the test bank file for free!

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Answer by cyanne2ak
You have to purchase that file from the publisher, if one even exists. I recommend instead that you go to your law school’s law library and ask for old exams on that subject. Most law schools save old exams and allow students to see them for study.

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