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Cleaning Your Past: How to get rid of an old criminal conviction

Beginning on January 1, 2018, a minor convicted of a minor in possession of alcohol (“MIP”) for the first time will receive a civil infraction, instead of a misdemeanor.  Unfortunately for thousands of adults, the new law will not retroactively change an old MIP conviction from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction.[1] So, what can you do to remove that decade old MIP that you were probably required to disclose on every job application, professional license, or volunteer application you have completed since you were convicted of the MIP?

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Spring Break Emergency Room

Spring Break is upon us!  Many families will be traveling to Florida for sunny beaches, others out west to see amazing spectacles like the Grand Canyon or Mt. Rushmore, and some may even be heading up north (why someone would travel toward colder weather when we just got rid of the snow is beyond me). 

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Food for Thought: Is Fantasy Football Legal?

Turkey or Ham with Stuffing, the Key to Determining if Fantasy Football is Legal! Let me ask you a very simple question:  On Thanksgiving, would you rather have turkey or ham with stuffing?  The way the above question is interpreted…

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Studies show that workplaces with positive employee morale will typically be more efficient and productive; however, employers should be aware of a recent NLRB decision when establishing employment policies to promote positive attitudes.

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Can an Animal Own a Copyright?

Selfie Ownership—Copyright is No Monkey Business Can an animal own a copyright? What if the animal takes the picture? This exact issue came up when an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto took nature photographer David Slater’s camera and took several…

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