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Are drug courts an effective alternative for non-violent offenders?

Are drug courts an effective alternative for non-violent offenders?

The first drug court was founded in 1989 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Judge Stanley Goldstein decided to try a public health approach instead of imprisoning of addicted people. Many justice and treatment professionals were not satisfied with the system’s handling of addiction and mental illnesses. So, by 2013, there were about 2,400 drug courts all […]

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Getting To Know Your Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Attorney

Getting To Know Your Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Attorney

In this world, there are many types of people. Some people live passively as if they’re just passing by through a busy street or quietly lining up on a crowded supermarket. They don’t participate more than they should. They shy away to the background, hoping not to catch the attention of the crowd. This type […]

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New York Federal Judge Blocks Trump administration from ending TPS for Haitians

New York Federal Judge Blocks Trump administration from ending TPS for Haitians

MIAMI – In a 145-page federal ruling, U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz of the Eastern District of New York issued a nationwide temporary injunction preventing DHS from terminating Temporary Protected Status, TPS, for Haitians. Kuntz said 50,000 to 60,000 Haitians and their U.S.-born children would suffer “irreparable harm” if the legal protection ended and […]

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The GM Law Firm Fights Private Student Loan Abusers

The GM Law Firm Fights Private Student Loan Abusers

Student loans are often the only ways many who attend college are able to afford their education. Student loans come in two varieties, federally backed and private loans.  The federally back loans tend to be properly regulated from inception throughout their eventual collection from the borrower, while private loans are not constantly regulated.  Consequently, graduates […]

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FIU Law Receives Grant to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession

FIU Law Receives Grant to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession

MIAMI – Florida International University College of Law has been awarded a $124,850 grant by the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence to launch a new pre-law initiative, the Path to the Legal Profession (“FIU Law Path”).   The two-year grant supports the FIU Law Path program, whose primary objective is to facilitate the increased enrollment of South Floridian […]

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Florida Senate Passes Bill SB 7030 to Arm Teachers

Florida Senate Passes Bill SB 7030 to Arm Teachers

Florida Senate Committee Passes Bill that Would Arm Teachers Ignoring the Will of Floridians Tallahassee – Today, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee passed the controversial bill SB 7030 that would arm teachers in our schools. The bill, which is strongly opposed by Floridians, would expand the so-called “Guardian Program” allowing classroom teachers to carry […]

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Must-Know Facts About Florida’s Personal Injury Laws

Must-Know Facts About Florida’s Personal Injury Laws

In the United States, every state has their own set of laws to abide by. Local governments allow citizens to have a say in local legislation, and while this is a good thing, it can be challenging to keep up with all the important details. Especially for those living in Boynton Beach, Florida, it is […]

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Legal Issues in Carnival Culture with Attorney Marlon Hill

Legal Issues in Carnival Culture with Attorney Marlon Hill

MIAMI – The FIU Law Caribbean Student Bar Association presents “Issues in Carnival Culture” discussing the legal issues arising from one of the biggest events in Miami, the Miami Broward Carnival. The event features attorney Marlon Hill, Esq., General Counsel for Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.  Mr. Hill will discuss the legal issues surrounding the […]

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Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a “Prenuptial Agreement?”

Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a “Prenuptial Agreement?”

By: Gerrard L. Grant, Esq. ORLANDO – With the emergence of the limited liability company (“LLC” or “company”) entity type, an owner, known as a “member,” can minimize or prevent setbacks that interrupt business operations that in very extreme instances, cause it to dissolve. Similar to a prenuptial agreement in the marriage context, a properly […]

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4 Medical Lawsuits That South Floridians Should Be Aware Of

4 Medical Lawsuits That South Floridians Should Be Aware Of

SOUTH FLORIDA – There is a certain amount of time that anyone has to file a medical lawsuit in Florida. If not done within this amount of time then the case is thrown from the court. This time frame is within 2 years from when the observance of the case should have been seen. Otherwise, there […]

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