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Options For A Safe Ride Home on New Years Eve

December 27, 2013
Options For A Safe Ride Home on New Years Eve

Are you going out this New Years Eve? Many people like to celebrate New Years Eve in style at parties, clubs, and events. It’s a sad fact that some people don’t act responsibly and get behind the wheel after having too many drinks. In fact, according to National Center for Statistics and Analysis, as many as 570 people are killed every year during the New Years holiday. If you are looking for transportation options this New Years Eve, The Reeves Law Group has some options for you

If you’re going out for the night we have provided a list of affordable transportation services that you can use below. Uber and LYFT are on-demand services which don’t require pre-planning and you can book it within minutes of when you need the ride using their handy smartphone applications.

Option 1: Uber

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The Most Common Courtroom Objections

December 19, 2013
The Most Common Courtroom Objections

I object!

It is what we all think of when we picture a trial. On one side of the isle is the trial attorney for the defense who is grilling the witness, and on the other is the attorney for the prosecution who commonly interjects with: I object!

What we don’t normally consider is what the heck is being objected to. This got us thinking; what are the most common courtroom objections? Here are some of the most common grounds for objection in a court room.

I object! The question is ambiguous.

In these cases, the objecting attorney is simply claiming that the question being asked may be misunderstood by the witness, and thus, the response should not be considered by the jury. A question may be deemed ambiguous if it may be misunderstood by the witness. It is objectionable

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Survey: What Attorney from History Would You Most Like to Meet?

December 9, 2013
Survey: What Attorney from History Would You Most Like to Meet?

Although attorneys are often the butt of [quite funny] jokes, some of the world’s most influential historical figures were attorneys. People are often surprised to learn that some of the most famous and influential people in history began their professional lives as attorneys. From Abraham Lincoln to Ghandi, to Margaret Thatcher, the list of famous attorneys is long and distinguished.

It makes sense that some of history’s most prolific names studied and practiced law. After all, law is a critical area of expertise for politicians (despite what the reality of the situation may be, they are elected to be “legislators“), and politicians are undeniably in positions of great power and influence.

With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s greatest leaders (and an attorney), we got to thinking, what other great historical influences were also attorneys?

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5 of the Most Attractive Fictional Lawyers

December 5, 2013
5 of the Most Attractive Fictional Lawyers

Hollywood has always loved lawyers. For decades, many fictional lawyers have graced the silver screen. From Atticus Finch in the classic 1962 film To Kill A Mockingbird to Elle Woods in the blockbuster hit Legally Blonde, some of our favorite fictional characters are members of the bar. Other great legal films include 12 Angry Men, My Cousin Vinny, and Philadelphia.

There have also been a number of well-loved television series featuring attorneys. One of the longest-running television series of all time, Law & Order, chronicles police, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in New York City. The lives of high-powered attorneys are fodder for shows like Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, and The Practice. We even have tongue-in-cheek depictions of lawyers on shows like Franklin & Bash. And Saul Goodman of Breaking Bad even has his own website.

Lawyers and judges have

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The Pit Bull’s Bad Rap: Dispelling Common Myths About America’s Most Feared Dog Breed

December 3, 2013
The Pit Bull’s Bad Rap: Dispelling Common Myths About America’s Most Feared Dog Breed

Let’s set up a test. Close your eyes and imagine that you are walking along your favorite hiking trail. You look up to see the horrifying site of a  dog attacking a person.

What kind of dog did you picture?

If you’re like most people, you probably pictured a Pit Bull, and with good reason. It is likely that every depiction of the breed that you have ever been exposed to is a negative one. These depictions might include Michael Vick’s dog fighting conviction or just another story one of the dozens of stories of a Pit Bull attacking a person. Based on these stories, our perception of the Pit Bull is that it is an intrinsically aggressive and violent breed.

This could not be further from the truth.

The fact remains, however, that due to this perception,

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Eight Embarrassing Legal Blunders

November 26, 2013
Eight Embarrassing Legal Blunders

From a divorce lawyer who slept with his client (and billed her for it) to a defense attorney who slept through his client’s trial, lawyers have been caught engaging in all types of bad behavior. In this post, we take a look at some of the most embarrassing legal blunders of all time. A few of the lawyers in this post were disciplined for their conduct. Others simply embarrassed themselves (and their clients).

When lawyers engage in conduct that rises to the level of malpractice, they can be sued by clients for their actions and/or omissions. To succeed in a legal malpractice claim, a client must prove four separate elements. First, the client must prove that an attorney-client relationship existed. Second, the client must prove that the attorney acted negligently, or in the alternative, acted with intent to harm the

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Pop Quiz! Name That Supreme Court Case

November 20, 2013
Pop Quiz! Name That Supreme Court Case

The Reeves Law Group challenges you to a pop quiz! Can you name ten landmark Supreme Court cases? If you complete the quiz, you may be eligible to win a $50 gift card. So try your best – the more questions you get right, the better your chances are of winning.

Each year, the Supreme Court of the United States decides important cases that impact the rights of Americans. The Supreme Court is once again in session, and is set to hear cases this term that relate to the First Amendment, campaign contributions, the separation of church and state, and affirmative action.

The Supreme Court is composed of nine justices, who are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate. The current members of the Supreme Court are:

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Charity Spotlight: Toys for Tots

November 18, 2013
Charity Spotlight: Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a Nationwide charitable organization whose mission is to collect and donate new, unwrapped toys to give as Christmas gifts to children in need. The group believes that every child should be able to open a present on Christmas and their work makes it possible for every child to open a gift during the holidays. It sends a message of hope to the less fortunate youngsters, which will assist them in becoming productive, patriotic citizens.

Each year, Toys for Tots collects and distributes  toys donated and collected in communities where a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. If there is not a Marine Corps Unit in your area, groups of men and women, mainly veterans, can be authorized by the Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local campaign.

In addition to the toy

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10 Really Strange Personal Injury Claims

November 14, 2013
10 Really Strange Personal Injury Claims

At The Reeves Law Group, we advocate, through the justice system, for victims who have suffered as a result of the negligence of another individual or organization. The clients who we work with have genuine grievances, and deserve compensation from those whose negligence resulted in pain, suffering, and substantial financial loss. However, if there is one thing that we know to be true it’s that, throughout the course of time, there have been individuals who have taken advantage of the legal system in order to make a quick pay day. Below are 10 of the strangest personal injury claims that we have ever seen. You will read tales of individuals suing for things like misleading T.V. commercials and bad haircuts. We found them all to be pretty amusing and we think you will as well. If you do, please feel

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“California Rules of the Road” Contest

November 11, 2013
“California Rules of the Road” Contest

The Reeves Law Group is holding a contest and we want to know “Do you rule the California roads?”. Prove your knowledge on some of the most common road rules that many disregard or aren’t aware of.

Now that we’ve raised some awareness on the dangers and causes of distracted driving it’s time to shed light on the dangers of not knowing the rules, guidelines and laws of the roads you are driving on. We not only want drivers to be focused while driving but aware and knowledgeable of the laws and rules! This may seem minuscule but let’s break a few things down:

  • Roadway Accidents a Year: Apprx-5,419,000
  • Deaths Caused from Accidents a Year: Apprx-32,885
  • Deaths a Day: Apprx-89

Not only are the drivers and passengers in these accidents at risk, but so are those that

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