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Federal Rules of Evidence: What You Need to Know

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The Federal Rules of Evidence were adopted by Congress in 1975 to govern the introduction of evidence in United States federal courts. The 11 articles in the Rules of Evidence apply to civil and criminal trials, and combine to provide clear, concise guidelines for jurors to reach a verdict. There are 67 rules in total – not as lengthy as many court...
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What Victims Need to Know About Protective Orders Filed by Abusers

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Abusers will often be spiteful, attempting to file a protective order against their victims. Judges that are seasoned will often recognize what the abuser is trying to do, and the protective order will not be granted. But the protective order must always be considered. Courts may determine that the right action, if the abused has also requested a p...
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7 Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Lawyer to Represent You

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  With the current situation in the world, especially changes in the Australian immigration visa policies , Trump administration's attitude towards immigration and Syrian migrant crisis, the issue of relocation across the country borders is more complex than ever before. Quotas are changing, the attitude of the local populace, as well and the ...
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Can Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes Refuse Care?

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There are 50 million people around the world with dementia. By 2030, an estimated 82 million people will have this debilitating disease. Dementia's impact on a person's mental capacity makes it a challenge to treat and care for patients. With a growing number of people expected to develop dementia, the question of whether these patients can refuse ...
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Is This a Criminal Matter?

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Claims of sexual harassment are on the rise. If you turn on the television, you'll often find commercials and campaigns being promoted that help raise awareness for sexual harassment. But just because sexual harassment is a crime, this doesn't mean that the harassment is a criminal matter. There are times when sexual harassment is a criminal matter...
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Do Worker Safety Incentive Programs Encourage Workers Not to Report Injuries?

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Worker safety programs help prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. To encourage employees to follow safety protocols, many companies implement incentive programs. But can these programs have the opposite effect? The Problem with Incentive Programs Employers typically implement safety incentive programs with good intentions. Employees are ...
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