How You Can Lose Your Right to Confidentiality

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Most people are aware that there is a confidentiality agreement between a lawyer and client, even if it is unspoken. What people tell their attorneys stays within the walls of the lawyer’s office. This includes things that are spoken and details that are written down. Attorney-client communications are privileged and cannot be revealed in court. Unfortunately, this confidentiality can become lost under certain circumstances. Here are four ways you can lose your right to confidentiality. 1. Speaking in Public Let’s say that you decide to meet with your attorney in public. You meet over lunch to talk about… Read More

How Do I Collect on a Jury Award?

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If you win your case in civil court, you may be awarded financial compensation by a judge or jury. In some cases, you may have a hard time getting the other party to cooperate with the jury’s instructions and pay you what you are legally due. If this happens, you may be required to incur further legal expenses to collect your money. When this happens to you, there are several things to keep in mind. 1. Financial Stability When the person or entity that you have won a settlement from is financially stable, you typically will not have… Read More

How Does a Court Case Affect My Taxes?

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It seems as though everything you do has an impact on your taxes. If you work, you pay taxes. If you make improvements on your home, you may apply for tax deductions. If you have a child, you may get tax credits. But what if you are involved in a court case? Court cases and taxes are not often connected in the mind of the average person. The fact is that you may have deductions available to you if you were involved in a court case, so listen up. Here is what you need to know. 1. Legal Fees… Read More

Your Civil Right to Protest in Austin

With the rash of protests recently taking place around the country, people have been witness to violent clashes with police and peaceful rallies that did no damage. It may leave you wondering what your rights are when it comes to protesting for a cause that you believe in. It is your civil right to protest in Austin and any other city in America, provided that you do so legally. Knowing your rights can help to ensure that your protest not only goes off without a hitch, but that you also go home when it’s over. Where You Can… Read More