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Are you a working dad looking to take paternity leave? Did you know that dads can look to three main areas for help: federal law, state law, and his employer. Here is a little more to get you on your way to enjoying your family just in time for Father's Day. more...

- - At the Workplace

Ever wondered if your March Madness office pool is harmless fun or an illegal gambling ring? Could you be prosecuted for participating? The smell of freshly-pressed bracket sheets fills the office air. The water cooler talk of upsets, sure things, and Cinderella stories remind us that March Madness, college basketball's championship tournament, is here again. more...

- - At the Workplace

The fourth amendment, as it is generally understood, protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. But, what happens if you get pulled over by a police officer when driving and he asks that you pop the trunk. Does he have the right to ask you to do this? Do you have the right to say no? Well, the answer is: it depends.Read more to find out when the police can search the trunk of your car. more...

- - Privacy

Mississippi. The name evokes images of big old houses with wrap around porches, of long hot summers sipping lemonade, of riverboats adventures, of Huck Finn, and Tom Sawyer. For the nostalgia seeker, Mississippi may be a great place to sightsee, but travelers and residents should be careful not to drink and drive. more...

- - DUI

There is a saying "tall fences make good neighbors." For many people this could be true. However, there are some neighbors who do not respect tall fences or any other border. There are a few sayings for that type of neighbor as well. So what can you do to prevent or stop encroachment? Read more on neighborhood border disputes. more...

- - Home & Leisure

In American criminal law, one of the most popular defenses you can claim is self-defense. Many times this happens in assault cases. However, it is most notoriously and many times most effectively, used as a homicide defense. So how do you make a self-defense claim? It depends. Read more on how to make a self-defense claim. more...

- - Murder

A green card holder can live in the U.S. indefinitely, work, enlist in the armed forces, or start a business. The only things a green card will not provide are the right to vote, receive government benefits, and protection from deportation. However you obtain your green card, it is the first step to becoming an American citizen. more...

- - Immigration

During jury selection, defense attorney Deborah Poole complained that her 79 year-old client, Lena Sims Driskell, could not receive a fair trial with a jury of her peers because the juror pool lacked enough older people from which to select. Of the 58 jurors in the pool, a scant few were over 60. more...

- - Murder

A few years back, Pennsylvania tightened the reins on its DUI laws, lowering the legal blood alcohol percentage needed to show intoxication from .10 percent to .08 percent. Along with that shift, a new set of penalties went into place, showing the people that Pennsylvania took a strong position on driving under the influence. more...

- - DUI

If you have ever watched a legal drama on television, you probably know that the police need a warrant to search your house. But did you also know that there are important exceptions to the warrant requirement? more...

- - Home & Leisure