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What is a Notary and When Do I Need One?

  A notary public is a person appointed by a state government, whose primary role is to serve the public as an impartial witness when important documents are signed.   Notaries help deter fraud and verify the authenticity of important documents.  The notary also makes sure that the signers are entering into agreements knowingly and willingly. […]

Happy Independence Day!

Since tomorrow is Independence Day, we are taking a break from our normal genre of topics to bring you a little history lesson in honor of our great Nation. Why do we celebrate Independence Day? The short answer is that on July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which […]

Tips Your Court Reporter Wants You to Know:

  If a court reporter could hand you a list of do’s and don’ts, these are probably the top five.   Provide Introductory Information Share all the important information with court reporters such as attorney names, proper names, spelling of unusual terms, and technical terminology ahead of time to get a faster turn around and […]

Legal Research Tips

A positive legal outcome depends on a well-researched case.  But how do you make sure your research is both efficient and effective?  Here are a few tips: “Just the facts, ma’am”.  Know the facts of your case and define what you need before you dig.  Knowing how your research will be used in court is […]