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How to Choose a Law Firm That’s Right For You

How to Choose a Law Firm That’s Right For You

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I remember when I was growing up and I heard my mother say “I have to call my lawyer” for the first time. I remember thinking it was so odd that she “had” a lawyer. What did she need a lawyer for? Then when I was older, the first time someone asked me who my lawyer was, I was instantly transported back to that moment in the kitchen as a child wondering why I needed a lawyer. Then, I quickly realized everyone needs a lawyer on tap, for a plethora of reasons. It’s important to choose a lawyer or a law firm that you are comfortable with, and not just because they are in close proximity to you. Ask the law firm how long they have been in business. It’s important to know what kind of experience you are getting when you come into a relationship with a lawyer. Of course, you don’t have to ...
New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

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Partially for education reasons and partially for enforcement reasons, lawmakers made the existing child restraint law much more specific. The current Vehicle Code 27360 requires children under 8 to be in the back seat and to be restrained in "an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards," a vague phrase that is almost impossible to enforce and also gives parents almost no guidance as to what kind of restraint is appropriate for what ages and sizes. The new law uses the 2-40-40 rule: children under 2 who weigh less than 40 pounds and are less than 40 inches (3'3") tall must be in rear-facing car seats. Children from 2 to 8 must be in front-facing car or booster seats; children over 8 can sit buckled in the rear seat if ...