Category Archives: Law

Every Cell Phone Is a Camera and Every Microphone Is Live

An excerpt from Manage Your Online Reputation by Tony Wilson.

How can anyone forget the performance of American swimmer Michael Phelps at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing? He won eight gold medals. In the 2004 Athens Olympics four years earlier, he won six gold and two bronze medals. Mark Spitz, the 1972 swimming sensation (who won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics), said about Phelps, “He’s maybe the greatest athlete … to walk the planet.”

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What is a Will? (Estate Planning Terms)

Special words are used by lawyers and judges to describe the estate-planning process and the way it is supervised by judges. To see how estate planning works you need to understand the basic terms and concepts.

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Door left open to Dispensaries in Canada

Jay Currie, the author of Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop, comments on the Task Force’s Report on Legalization of Marijuana:

The McLellan Task Force on Legalization of Marijuana Report has a number of elements which are encouraging to Canadian marijuana entrepreneurs.

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Immigrate to Canada (and Other Stories)

The American people got news yesterday that has a lot of the world reeling… and some of them more than that. We’ve had it from reliable sources that Canada’s immigration website crashed hard on election night and, at the time of this writing, it was still not responding as sharply as it usually does. Continue reading

Where Should I Put My Will?

If your will was prepared by a lawyer, finding a place to store it isn’t a problem because lawyers are happy to do that for their clients. But when you make a will yourself you don’t have that option.

Some people think the probate court or a government office should store it for them because a will is an important legal document. Unfortunately, this is a service they do not provide, so you are on your own. Continue reading

Pro Se Litigants: How to Determine Whether There Is a Legal Issue

A common reason for pro se cases to be thrown out of court by a judge is because the case fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.

It is important to be clear about two things:

1. What your legal problem is.

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What Does an Executor Do?

Writing your will starts with choosing the right executor. After all, it’s your executor’s job to find all your assets, pay all your debts, and distribute what’s left to your beneficiaries to your will. This sounds easy, but unless you have been an executor you do not know what an executor’s job really involves. So who should be your executor? As Tom Carter states in Write Your Legal Will in 3 East Steps, the best way to answer this question is to start with another question, “What does an executor do?” Continue reading

Meet the Author: Jay Currie

The topic of marijuana retailing is getting hotter each day. Are you thinking of opening your own dispensary or pot shop? Good news, a new book on starting and running such a business is coming out in September! Meet Jay Currie, the author of Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop (October 2016).

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