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The Rising Cost of Law School: Is a Law Degree Still a Good Investment?

If you’ve been reading the news you’ve probably seen multiple headlines about how tough the job market is for law school graduates. In fact, a recent study done by The Ohio State law professor Deborah Jones Merritt examined 2010 law school graduates, and found that over 20% were currently employed in jobs that don’t require a law degree. A more recent study from 2012 by......
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Don’t Leave the Family Dog in your Car: Here’s What the Law Says!

Recently, we here at The Reeves Law Group published a Facebook post on the continuing problem of owners leaving their dogs in cars unattended, especially on hot days. The post was pretty popular generating hundreds of likes and shares, and dozens of comments. Commentary was relatively one-sided: most believed it’s not acceptable under any condition to leave your dog in the car when running errands.......
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23 Must-Watch Courtroom Moments from TV & Movies

Lots of memorable things can happen in a courtroom here in the real world, but Hollywood has a way of making things seem bigger and more dramatic (or hilarious) on whichever-sized-screen it chooses. When compiling this list of the 23 Must-Watch Courtroom Moments from TV and Movies, I noticed that each tended to hit very high highs and very low lows. In other words, these......
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21 Random, Amazing and Bizarre Facts about Perry Mason

For close to a century, he has been one of the most famous, compelling characters in American culture. He has appeared in every storytelling medium that exists, and that iconic music from the long-running TV series is instantly recognizable to multiple generations of fans. That character’s name…Perry Mason! With a character like this, you may think you know all there is to know, but you’d......
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Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyers

The law often seems more exhilarating on television and in movies than it actually is in the courtroom. Part of this difference is due to the men and women behind the arguments. Hollywood has a memorable way of presenting legal pros at their most dynamic. In this Top 17 Most Popular Fictional TV Lawyers expose, we’ll guide you through the evidence one piece at a......
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What Would Saul Goodman Do? Season Two (Hopeful) Predictions

This month we introduced our first TV Lawyer personality Saul Goodman/James McGill, a shady lawyer with an impressive track record of creating “strategies” to get his clients off the hook. This week we are introducing a piece titled “What Would Saul Do” that takes different legal scenarios and puts a Saul spin on how he would solve them through his, lets say, less than conventional......
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Is the Money from a Personal Injury Settlement Subject to Tax?

Just in time for the tax filing deadline: You’ve gone through the litigation and your personal injury lawyer has successfully secured a settlement for you the previous tax year. Your question: is this money mine in entirety? What are the most common scenarios and is the money from a personal injury settlement taxable? Ordinarily No… In general, the money that is received from a personal......
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What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)

TV viewers love a good courtroom drama and you can’t have a courtroom drama without the lawyers.  There are many different TV lawyer personalities out there, some depict lawyers pretty favorably, others, not so much.  Primetime shows on the lives of lawyers, their cases, and the motives of the criminals they defend or prosecute, have entertained us for years. The question is what TV Lawyer......
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31 Strange But True Laws Still On The Books

All across the Internet, you will be able to find lists and lists of strange laws that either once existed or still exist depending on who’s doing the reporting. But what we found when looking at these examples, is that many either never existed or cannot be proven to have existed without searching through old, dusty print archives and records offices around the world. “Such......
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Top 15 Internet Hoaxes of 2014

Edgar Allan Poe, writing in the short story “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether,” once said to believe “nothing you hear, and only one-half that you see.” That story was published in 1845, but going on two centuries later, most Internet users still haven’t gotten the message. That’s why you see so many scams and hoaxes populate your Facebook feed and why many......
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