Posts Tagged“law”

Each year in the United States more than 290,000 people sue because they have been injured by a party in a definable set of circumstances. These cases are called personal injury and they are the most common types of court cases. They include medical malpractice, automobile accidents, slip or trip and fall, defective products, assault and other instances where a party is injured by the neglect, mismanagement, and willful intentions of another party. The ability to engage the legal system when you feel that someone has injured you is a fundamental right in the United States and every citizen at…

In running your law firm, the goal is to be busy and winning as many cases as possible. That being the case, are you getting enough business coming through your doors? If not, can you pinpoint a reason or two for the slowness in clients? One reason you may be struggling to some degree is you are not making the case to get enough business sent your way. With this in mind, how can you turn things around? Are You Failing to Properly Market Your Brand? One main reason your firm could be behind the competition is failure to market…

The grand jury is a system that is used in around half of all states, including California. In courtroom trials, a so-called “petit” jury is used. Both the petite and the grand jury are made up men/women from every walk of life, chosen to serve. The aim of the grand jury is to determine whether or not the evidence collected on a certain case is sufficient to start criminal proceedings. Originally, these juries were there to ensure the accused had a defence. Today, however, the grand jury is under a lot of criticism. In June, Adam M Smith decided to…

One of the most common enquiries we receive is from people who have had their legal case struck out or fatally undermined by a court as a result of a procedural irregularity. Litigants are often surprised that our court service not only has these draconian powers, but is not afraid to use them; even where the consequences are manifestly unjust. Solicitors are however well aware that courts expect perfection and any lawyer who fails to live up to those very high standards is at risk of jeopardising his client’s case and is leaving himself open to a solicitors negligence claim.…

Something few people know is that there are only two jurisdictions in the world that use common law and that has a grand jury in order to screen the validity of a criminal indictment. One of those two is Liberia, the other is the United States. It is also something that has always interested Adam M Smith, who is fascinated by global legal proceedings. Adam M Smith Explains the Role of the US Grand Jury A grand jury can issue what is known as a “true bill”, which means someone is indicted for a crime. They will only do this,…