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Do you have a special relationship with your mother-in-law? If you do, why not show it this Mother’s Day with a gift especially from you? After all, she gave you a priceless gift when she gave birth to your loved one. Sure, you could just add your name to the card your spouse sends with flowers. Or you could just buy a bouquet of flowers and let the spouse give candy. C’mon, you can do better than that, for a woman who made it possible for you to be married to the greatest man or woman on earth!
Look For Something Unique and Different
What does she like? If she likes a day visiting flower gardens, take her! If she likes a particular place for lunch, take her there. But there are other ways to show your appreciation all year long and I hope to show you a few here on this page.

A wonderful example of a unique gift is the one shown at right, made in the United States from hardcover books saved from being destroyed. These books are a recycled project, that have been turned into something beautiful. They come complete with display stand. Each book is specially treated and put through a nine-step process by hand, so each one is “one-of-a-kind.” There are usually flowers and a poem on the open page, like the one shown here that shows a poem written for mothers-in-law by Judith Bond of Books of Love.
Does she love to read? And does she love poetry? For her Kindle there are meaningful poems for the mother who gave you your greatest gift, the one you love. She can keep these and refer to them any time, to see the thoughts of love you have for her.No you don’t have to be a poet. Give her a poem, framed and beautifully illustrated, that expresses your sentiment toward her. She can put it on a wall where she can see it any time, and know you’re thinking of her. Keepsakes like this mean a lot, because they’re not gone in a couple days, like a bouquet. If she has a blue day, it’s reassurance to see your poem telling her she’s loved.
Maybe your mother-in-law loves plants. Here is a rather unique beauty she possibly doesn’t have. Whether you order it to be delivered or present it to her yourself, she’s bound to be pleased. Personally I always like to give it in person to see the look on their face when I give them something they love.Every woman loves jewelry, and mothers-in-law are no exception, especially when the jewelry thanks them for raising the man you love. A tender and heartfelt message for the woman who gave you the love of your life. It will thrill her and she’ll wear it proudly and show it off to everyone.
On Mother’s Day.This beautiful matted poem, ready for framing, shows your mother-in-law how much she means to you on the special day for Mothers.Click here to buy this poem: A Gift For A Mother-in-law. Touching 8×10 Poem, Double-matted in Burgundy/Dark Green And Enhanced With Watercolor Graphics.A little background is in order here. When we say law of attraction it isn’t just the magnetic draw of physical science.There is a spiritual element at play here. Many people consider that the law of attraction is merely the law of karma in reverse. When you consider it carefully, you realize that they might be onto something there. As each action has a reaction with the law of karma. Every time you use the law of attraction to draw some energy to you, something will move.That’s what the simplified version of the law of attraction is all about. Yet even when some one needs money and tries to manifest it, they fail.Why? Because they need it, they don’t want it!There is a big difference between needing something and wanting something. And the universe knows it. It will only answer your request when you want some thing. Think about it, when was the last time you really wanted to do something? Something you wanted to own really badly? Or Some place where you wanted to go? And then what happened? In most cases, if the want or the desire was strong enough, you got it.When it comes to money, most people have a mental block. They have been brought up thinking that the money you get comes only when you earn it by doing physical work for it! So how can they just attract money to themselves.This is a major deterrent to the law of attraction. It makes the law useless.Well as I said it is possible to manifest money through the law of attraction. Here’s my personal example. When I had my baby and decided to be a stay at home mom, we both missed the extra cash. But we were comfortably off having planned and had the baby in the third year of marriage.When my baby was small I was more than happy to spend the days looking after him and caring for the home. Then he got older and took off to school. Suddenly I had time on my hands. Not enough to start working full time, but surely enough to do something. I am the kind of person who gets bored if not mentally challenged.So I sat and made a list of things that I could do. Even going so far as to tabulate the number of hours per week I could work and how much I expected tobe paid for it. Then I set out and met a few head hunters. Reality came crashing in. The skills I had were not going to get me a part time job.It was either full time, or pathetic part time pay, which I refused to work for. Then I sat and reconfigured my list. I added a clause to it which was working from home. I did not want to step out and hassle myself in this city. I wanted something to do from home.Again I examined all the stuff I knew, but still I did not find what I needed. Then I left it to the universe and got busy with my son’s operation. While he was still in the hospital recovering from the surgery, I had a job offer.It met with my money and work at home clauses. So I took it up. That’s how my freelancing career began. I wanted to manifest at least $100 each month, siting at home. And suddenly out of no where, I was doing it.I then found that my Dad was retiring and wanted to take over my life insurance policy that he had started out for me. This meant I needed extra income. And again I managed to manifest a second project. It just fell into my lap with no hesitation.Next we wanted to go for a holiday. The single salary holidays involve long trips by train and a lot of measures to cut corners and save cash. I needed money to fly down and have a good time. Lo and behold, another project with just the right amount to cover the airline tickets!So do I believe that you can manifest money using the law of attraction – Sure I do!It may take a while for the universe to first respond to your request, but if you make a habit of asking nicely like a favourite aunt, she will oblige.© Christin Sander
Many people are familiar with the “Law of Attraction” now due to the popularity of the book and movie “The Secret”. Unfortunately the laws of the universe are a bit more complicated than all that. Although movies like this are a great primer for introducing people to universal laws, they fall a bit short in their ability to teach people all they need to know. Due to its limited size, it over-simplified a lot of things that I feel are very important to understanding and working with the Universal laws in meaningful ways.
Many people get frustrated with trying to manifest their ideal reality. They try things like vision boards, affirmations, focusing on what they do want etc. only to find that they are still coming up short. They may target this energy to things like money or cars, when what they truly want is security and freedom. Does the law of attraction even work? Yes. Yes it does, but it requires a deeper understanding and application of all of the universal laws together in order to truly make it work in your life.
You see, the law of attraction is merely one of the twelve – yes twelve, universal laws. Recognizing and getting a brief understanding of the full circle of universal laws will make working with the “law of attraction” easier. Trying to work with only the law of attraction is like trying to catch a fish without a hook – or bait, or the fishing pole. You could just hop in the water and try to grab the fish – but it sure is easier when you have a tool and know how to work with all of its respective, but interconnected parts.
So, here are the other universal laws explained in a nutshell with some real-life examples. More searching and seeking is recommended – but hopefully this will spark the desire to learn more.
The Law of Divine Oneness
There is one word I love that I believe sums this law up nicely – Namaste. In it’s literal translation “I bow to you” what it truly means is I honor the place in you where the light of God abides – when I am in that place in me and you are in that place in you – there is one of us. In other words – all things are connected and we are all one. It is a way of acknowledging and recognizing that connection we all share.
All life, all energy comes from one source. We are all connected – period. It doesn’t merely extend to those we deem likeable or those who believe Elissa – “Law” from “Law” series / “اليسا – اغنية “لو” من مسلسل “لو”
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What is Workplace Retaliation? (and why are employers so afraid of it?)

So you’ve done it. Somehow you have gotten together thousands of dollars and retained a divorce attorney. Maybe you were like me and interviewed and called dozens, maybe you hired the first lawyer you found on Google.
What will your divorce lawyer do for you? Pretty much file paper work and bill you an ungodly amount of money per hour. In my case it was $290 an hour. I thought about that. At $290 an hour, my retainer would be depleted in just a couple of days charged time. Don’t forget the lawyer will charge you for travel time, to and from the court house. The lawyer will charge you for each and every phone call. Have you got a question and think maybe the answer is simple? Send the lawyer an email? Think twice. That’s chargeable time.
Court costs are not mentioned when the lawyer talks money with you. Mediation cost $120 an hour, paid for by both parties involved in the divorce. Basically the lawyer will do nothing for you other than follow the date of mediation and then show up. No preparation was done in my case. Even though I was filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery, it was never mentioned. Seemed to me that I was on the defensive most of the time when I felt that I had done everything I could to try to save my family. My wife slept with men she met in bars. Could the lawyer at least bring something like this up. I had proof. I spoke to a man who admitted he slept with my wife. I wanted the lawyer to earn the money. Nope. Nothing. No guidance as to what would happen over the next several months. Just….I need a huge retainer. I hired my lawyer and 3 months later my retainer was gone. I’d like to know where $5,000 goes in 3 months and we still had not gone to court. I was now getting billed for another $1,000. How could I come up with that? I had borrowed against my 401K just to get the retainer. That was no longer an option.
About a month after the retainer was depleted I got 2 more bills. One of the bills had a memo inside telling me that the law firm could no longer represent me unless I “repleted” my retainer. Nice. Hire a lawyer with your life savings. A lawyer that told you she cared about your kids and knew what you were going through because she too was a product of divorce.
Now I have a letter telling me “We need $1000 or we are done with you”. So much for integrity. I got the money. I ended up completely cashing out my 401K account and giving another $1700 of my life savings to a lawyer. I now knew, my lawyer never cared for me at all. She cared about dollars, and lots of em. She called me 2 days before Christmas last year. “about your bill, Oh yeah hows the kids”. This is word for word. I will never forget the call. I was struggling to buy Christmas presents. I drove a piece of shit car that I bought at an auction for $650 and she needs $770. I told her “You’ll get your money”. I was in the process of trying to get a mortgage to save the home for the boys. I did say to her “right now you are not very high on the payment priority list” and then wished her a Merry Christmas and hung up.
A month went by and I got another letter from my attorney. Now she writes “unless this office receives full payment of $810 then the office would be forced to file the attached form at the local court. I looked at the attached document. It was a small claims court law suit form. My divorce lawyer was now threatening to sue me. Not only that she had tacked on a $40 review of case fee and interest.
I called her that minute. You told me you cared about my boys. She was cold and terse. I said you will get your money. She wanted me to put it on a Discover card. I said no. I can hardly afford to pay for oil and food and she wants me to tack another $810 on a Discover card that had a 30% interest rate. Why is the rate so high? Because the great deal I got in divorce, mediated by my lawyer has me paying child support (although I have 50% custody) and all the tuition for my youngest son to go to kindergarted because my home town has no kindergarten program. I told her I would try to pay something soon.
About 2 weeks later I got the form. I was now officially being sued. I was irate. I had given this bitch $7000 of my life savings and she wants more. The filing of the case cost money and now that was also on the bill. The $770 bill was now $890. at this rate it will be over $1,00 soon. Who cares I thought. Now I will do everything I can to make her wait. I called her one last time. She had been consisitently late every time we had to appear in court. Not by a few minutes either. One time by about half an hour. I had one question for her when I called that day. Me: I got your letter telling me you are now suing me
Divorce Attorney: I am not going to discuss this now
Me: Are you gonna be in court on time that day?
Divorce Attorney: I am not going to dicuss this now
Me: Are you going to be in court on time that day? (louder)
Divorce Attorney: I am not going to discuss this now
Me: (yelling into the phone) ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN COURT ON TIME THAT DAY?
Divorce Lawyer: Maybe not
Bet she will be.What causes some lawyers to stray from the paths of truth and justice? How does one go from being a respected, highly ethical member of the bar sporting an unblemished record, to becoming a common criminal? Why would a successful attorney throw away a profitable career and opt instead for an orange jumpsuit and barred windows? I don’t have the universal answer to these questions. I can only speak to my own case, and by doing so, hope that some of the signs, symptoms and events to which I refer ring a bell for someone on the brink today, in time to prevent what might become another tragic ending of a life and/or career.There is a prevailing perception that the practice of law equates to wealth, prestige, power, and consequently the fairy tale, “happily ever after,” ending for those privileged individuals who select a legal career as their chosen profession. Unfortunately, this is a gross misconception as evidenced by the following facts. One survey cited by Martin J. Seligman in his article, Why Are Lawyers so Unhappy, revealed that 52% of lawyers indicated they were dissatisfied with their lives.1 The third leading cause of death among lawyers is suicide, behind cancer and heart disease.2 Male lawyers are twice as likely as the general population to take their own lives.3 The rate of depression among lawyers is 3.6 times that of other professions,4 and the American Bar Association estimates that 15 to 18% of lawyers and judges suffer from alcohol and drug abuse.5 That percentage represents a rate nearly twice the rate of the general population.6 The divorce rate among lawyers, especially women, also appears to be higher than the divorce rate among other professionals.7 Problems in areas such as gambling, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, sexual addictions and the recent increase in internet addictions have all joined the lists of recognized abuses and addictions negatively impacting lawyers and judges.8 They are among the highest-paid professionals, and yet as a group, they are disproportionately unhappy and unhealthy. While many are retiring early or leaving the profession for another career, for some escape may be too late. Joseph Story, the distinguished United States Supreme Court Justice from 1811 to 1845, aptly stated that, “[t]he law is a jealous mistress and requires a long and constant courtship.”9 It is not unheard of for jealous mistresses to kill.
The above facts indicate that regardless of the wealth and prestige that may come with the career, lawyers as a whole are not happy individuals. If statistics aren’t enough to convince you, consider the following. From 2010 until June 5 of this year, at least 12 attorneys in the State of Kentucky alone committed suicide. Most of these victims were trial lawyers, all were men, and the average age was 53 years old.10 According to an article published in the Louisville Courier-News on Monday, June 3, 2013, Kentucky Bar Association officials stated that stress was believed to be at the crux of the suicides.11 I do not believe it takes a genius or a trained medical professional to reach this conclusion. If there were statistics available on the simple connection between stress and suicide, stress would probably be found to be at the crux of the overwhelming majority of suicides. As you already know if you have read Part One in this series of articles,12 stress physiologically causes a hormonal reaction in your body that causes depression. As also previously discussed, one of the characteristics common in lawyers and law students is perfectionism. Perfectionism, taken to the nth degree, increases stress and thereby exponentially intensifies the chances of depression.In addition to perfectionism, a second characteristic that plagues attorneys at a higher rate than most other professionals is pessimism. Studies have generally concluded that optimistic people do better in life. Martin SelI Wanna Be a Lawyer
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Going to Small Claims Court is the right of all US citizens (and many others worldwide) in order to collect on small amounts of money in a relatively informal setting. The amount sought must be under a threshold as determined by the state, and is generally done without the expense of a lawyer. In Colorado, for example, the maximum one can sue for in Small Claims Court is $7500.
Regardless, it does require preparation and the ability to coherently describe your grievance to a judge. You must assemble and present appropriate evidence of your claim. And it does require waiting in the courtroom until your case is called in a “docket” of other cases. Following through on all of this can require a fair investment of time and perhaps other resources.
It is not unheard of for people to bring complaints to Small Claims Court more out of a desire for justice than to claim the actual monetary reward, which may be a relatively trivial amount! This motivation factored into my own case which I will elaborate in more detail later.
Typical items brought to the court include:
contract violations
property damage
failure of a landlord to return damage deposit
merchandise not as presented
refund not paidA person would be well advised to know that winning a judgement is no guarantee of collecting it. If you are awarded a settlement and the person still refuses to pay, it is up to you to take action to collect the award. The court is not responsible for collection.
Obviously, it may not be worth it to go to small claims court if the defendant has no money or resources to be able to pay you, even if you feel you can win the case. It also requires some upfront expense to cover court costs and sometimes a fee to serve process to the other party of the dispute.
I recently chose to sue my former landlord for the return of a damage deposit in small claims, a fairly typical case. What was less typical was that I willingly chose to leave the apartment without the specified notice required in the lease for what I felt was an egregious safety issue. Since I vacated without much notice, the landlord chose to countersue me for additional damages based on having left the apartment early.
From this experience, I can thus report firsthand that it is both easier and harder than I expected. In addition, I risked losing the case and having an award made to the defendant!
The following video presents an overview of the procedure and what you should be prepared to do:In small claims, you may sue over money only. You cannot recoup attorney fees from the defendant. This is not likely the right court to sue over more complex issues like mental anguish or for punitive damages. However there may be a provision in your state’s laws to be able to sue for twice or treble an amount as deterrant for inconvience, for instance when a rental damage deposit is not repaid.
I recommend finding documentation as to how exactly proceed in your jurisdiction. This information may be available to you online, You also may be able to file the necessary form(s) online or alternatively by mail or in person. You may have to track down documentation regarding any state law that allows you to collect double or treble damages in your particular situation, and to be able to quote that provision to the court.
In your filing with the court, itemize a list of all damages you wish to receive from the defendant and state clearly what each of them are for. It is generally considered reasonable to ask the defendant to pay the filing fee and to recoup the cost to serve notice to the defendant.
In all cases, notice must be sent to the defendant or process served. Many cases get settled out of court when the defendant sees that you are ready to pursue a court case! In the event that you can settle the matter between yourselves, you can cancel your court proceeding.
Your court may be able to send notice of the impending lawsuit (for a fee) to the defendant by way of a certified letter, which is cheaper than serving process. Note that this is hardly a guarantee that process is served. The defendant may fail to pick up the letter at their local post office. In such a case, you may have to serve process by having a friend deliver it or by paying a company to serve it.
In my particular case, I chose to sue for treble the amount of the damage deposit, which is allowed by a state law in Colorado. I also added in my itemized list of requested damages the cost of having a company serve process to the defendant, since it was in a nearby city where I didn’t know anybody.Recall that you are not likely paying an attorney, so it is up to you to present the facts and evidence in your case clearly and in an organized manner with suitable evidence.
I recommend that you prepare an outline of how you will verbally present the case including the sequence in which you will introduce your supporting documents or receipts. Although verbal agreements can be legally binding, informal evidence as this will likely have to be supported by a witness. Such evidence is generally is much weaker in court.
The judge or magistrate will label any paper evidence you bring in with an exhibit number sticker so he/she can clearly keep track of these items as you build your case.
Judges and magistrates often have a heavy case load and will want to get down to the facts in the most succinct way possible. Having your “ducks all in a row” as they say will keep the matter professional (and the officiator’s frustration level down).
As I said, I had vacated my apartment without as much notice as was required in the lease agreement because of safety concerns. There had been water dripping on the electrical outlet circuitry in the walls. So I photographed water staining in the area to use as evidence. In addition, I had on hand a report from I obtained from the fire department, whom I had called out for concerns of an electrical fire when I discovered water was dripping on the circuity. I was actually fearful of being burnt to a crisp in an electrical fire, a concern which seemed to fall on deaf ears as far as my landlord was concerned!Although it would be nice to be able to schedule your own time slot with a judge or magistrate, you will likely be scheduled to be called within a potentially large group of cases. Expect to wait as other cases are presented and presided upon before the judge or magistrate gets to yours.
Clearly state the nature of your grievance and state whom you wish recourse for it. Next present your supporting documents or have your witness give testimony to support that the defendant in fact is the responsible party to address your grievance for the amount of money you have requested.
Frankly, in my case, I became fairly nervous in this well-attended setting in Denver. Denver and other large cities tend to see quite a few cases and the crowds can be large. But, I was also emotionally charged by the landlord’s refusal to return my damage deposit when I had vacated the apartment for fear of my life! I suggest you calm yourself as much as possible if you are skittish about public speaking. I ended up upsetting myself and slowing down the court proceeding in this way, losing my train of thought, etc.
Nonetheless, I produced the lease showing the amount of the damage deposit with the defendant’s company’s name on it to establish who, what and how much I was looking for in pursuing the case.
Next, I stated that I felt so unsafe in the apartment that I left having had visions of being consumed in a horrendous fire. I had notifed the landlord to no avail. For this reason, I did not give the amount of notice specified in the lease before vacating.
To support this, I produced the photographs showing the actual water staining around the circuity. I then presented the fire department’s report about being called out at 4 AM when I had awakened hearing sizzling around the outlet. The fire department’s report described the details of the call and how they resolved it by disconnecting the electrical circuitry to avert a fire.
The magistrate labeled each of these items with an exhibit number. Then he proceeded to ask the defendant’s side of the issue. The company who managed the property for my landlord then reiterated that I had vacated it without the amount of notice required in the lease.
This is where things became hairy. When asked by the magistrate did I notify the landlord about the issue, I said yes I had on three different occasions. First to tell him about the danger. Second to schedule a time to fix the issue, since the electricity was still disconnected. And then a third time to complain again about no resolution and that the lights were still off.
The defendant hummed and hawed and said that yes I had called, but it was not evident what was the problem. I did not notify them in writing. When I called each successive time, I was increasingly upset about failure to make required repairs and over concerns that winter was coming, snow miThe Peoples Court – December 12, 2014 S18E60 (Full Episode)
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How To Choose A Good Lawyer

A lawyer holds prestige in his profession. When he walks in the courtroom, he catches the attention of the audience. He can convince the crowd and make many people envy. They say many lawyers make money fast and easy while other people seem to give negative comments about them. Nevertheless, one thing is true; a person’s status is elevated once he becomes a lawyer.
But becoming a lawyer is never easy. Before they gained fame and popularity, they went through a lot of challenges and hurdles. It is a profession they worked hard for. In fact, only a few of them make it out to the legal profession. So if you are one of those interested in becoming one, here are the steps that would lead you to that path.Studying law is like marriage. You have to be marry the books and see to it that you give ample time to them. One common mistake that law students make when they are still starting is that they rush into it, with no thinking and deliberation. Before entering law school, do not only think twice but think it over and over again. Taking a break after graduating from college would be a good idea. During the said period, consider the following questions before deciding on whether or not to go for it.
Is it your choice? Do you really have interest in going to law school?
Are you ready to let go of your free time?
Are you courageous enough to face insults and criticisms?
Are you financially prepared?
Do you think your skills and abilities fit in your chosen field?
If your answers in the above questions are in the positive, then you are ready to take the next step. Genuine interest in studying law and being ready to make sacrifices especially when it comes to your social life are essential considerations to take. In addition to that, financial readiness must also be considered. In law, you have to deal not only with books but with research papers, other reading materials and other possible legal activities. These will surely cause a hole in your pocket. Financial preparation is thus also a priority.Studying in a competent school makes a difference. Of course this does not matter if you are really a genius. But sometimes, it pays to be in a school where professors and lecturers conduct classes regularly, where students are encouraged to be more participative and competitive as well. Stretching one’s capabilities and knowledge may need a school that looks beyond just teaching. Not everybody however has the chance to enter a law school. You have to go through the usual admissions tests or exams which may last a day or a half, depending on the requirements of the institution. Thus, though you have selected the school where you want to study, it still depends on whether or not you’ll pass the admission test and the requirements asked of you.Once you get admitted, the tortures of law school begin. One great tip of successful bar exam passers is that even from their first year; their thinking is focused on how to pass the final exams. This means that from the beginning, develop a habit that will surely give you an advantage in the future. There is no better weapon than being prepared for the bar exams. The aim in law school is not so much of getting honors but on maintaining a passing grade, comprehending the lessons taught to you and participating in activities that can enrich your legal skills. You may have to spend a minimum of three to five years of studying law depending on your country and your chosen school. The most important part is graduating from law school.Review is one of the crucial stages in becoming a lawyer. After graduating from law school, one has to refresh his or her mind from the lessons years ago. This will require attending review centers and programs. Getting the appropriate and up to date review materials matter in this stage. During the review, all shall be set aside as this stage plays a major role in passing the lawyer’s exam. The period may vary from country to country or state to state where you want to practice law. Some review with co-takers but other prefer to be alone. This is the time when people who yearn to be lawyers exert their full effort in preparation for the exams.No lawyer became one without passing the bar exams. In some countries it will take one month, where sets of exams are given every weekend. In other countries, exams may take a shorter period. This is called the final stage. This exam will test what you have learned for the past years while you are in law school. The exam’s compositions depend on the country or state you belong. Normally essay questions are given especially that law can be applied in different ways and views. In some states, a Character and Fitness Evaluation is conducted while in some this is not needed. It assures that you are fit to handle such a big responsibility of legal work.Becoming a lawyer does not end in passing the bar exams. You have to take care of your profession, continue to learn from it, share it with others and use it in a proper way. Most of all, be careful of your actions especially that you already hold a position in the society. There are lawyers who have been disbarred for the thoughtless actions they committed. Do not use it to abuse others and take advantage of them. A lawyer also has to spend time in research and studies for law changes along with time. Remember that upgrading one’s scope of knowledge in law does not stop when an Atty. is connected to your name- it actually takes a lifetime.This is Part One in a series of articles. Because it is the author’s personal story of events that took place over a period of many years, it cannot be contained in a single post. Please continue to follow this hub for additional postings on the subject.The Obituary read:

The Professional Career of Attorney Kathleen Striggow, a respected Northwest Ohio attorney in private practice for approximately twenty years, ended unexpectedly on March 3, 2004 in Toledo, Ohio in the office of Attorney Striggow’s lawyer, James D. Doe. The cause of death is as yet undetermined. An autopsy is being performed.
The career was born on May 13, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio when Attorney Striggow was admitted to the practice of law by the Supreme Court of Ohio. In its early years of practice, the career focused primarily in the area of personal injury defense with two prominent Toledo litigation firms. By the late 1980s, the career had established enough of its own private clients to open a general litigation practice focusing in employment discrimination, human resources consulting, and appellate work that continued until its premature demise.
A service, open to the public, will be held on September 21, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lucas County Courthouse.

What happened to cause this legal career’s extinction in the prime of its life? The untimely death of a professional career does not just happen overnight. What is the rest of the story–the circumstances and factors underlying this premature termination of a viable life? When there is more to a story than appears on its face, and in order to better understand why an event happened as it did, it makes sense to conduct an autopsy. An autopsy on a career is not dissimilar from an autopsy on a human being. This is evident by reading the meaning of the word autopsy as defined by Webster’s online dictionary:
1: an examination of a body after death to determine the cause of death or the character and extent of changes produced by disease . . . and 2: a critical examination, evaluation, or assessment of someone or something past.”1
Webster’s Concise Encyclopedia expands on the definition by clarifying that the dissection and examination must be conducted on a dead body to “learn about disease processes that are not possible with the living.”2
In this case an examination could not have been made while the career was alive and thriving. At that point there was no need to do so. It is only after the demise of the person, or in this case, the thing, that all the facts can be objectively scrutinized and the cause of death traced to its core. For almost nine years now I have been studying, examining and dissecting all the factors that contributed to the death of my professional career. For eight years I have been trying to write about it, but this is not an easy topic for me to think about or discuss. In the past, every time I tried, I felt like I didn’t have all the pieces of the puzzle, and not all the pieces I did have fit together properly. I felt I needed to do as complete a self-examination as humanly possible, and again that doesn’t happen overnight. It has taken years of intense therapy, and in my case, medication, to gain a full understanding of myself and my personality traits as they affected and contributed to the unfortunate circumstances that occurred. I needed to fully understand it myself before being able to accurately convey it to a reader.
Because the foundation of this article and the ones that follow is fact and honesty, I I Wanna Be a Lawyer
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Well, I got a ticket for being in the carpool lane. (I wasn’t trying to cheat, I swear! There was hardly anyone on the road and I didn’t see the signs…) I really disagreed with the ticket the officer gave me (unlike my prior speeding ticket… I definitely was speeding). I went to the traffic court to contest my ticket, and I must say I learned quite a bit from the experience. Here’s what I have to say after watching everyone at my arraignment in the traffic court go before me:It can’t really hurt to go to an arraignment: It doesn’t cost any more money to go to the court, and the worst that can happen is you pay the full amount you were charged with beforehand. Of course, you may go and make a fool of yourself, maybe even annoy judge, by having no good argument. Get there early! You might not be let in, or if your case was already called, it might be too late and you would have to schedule another arraignment.Dress appropriately: Show the same respect to the judge and court that you want back.Turn your cell phone or other gadgets off! If a cell sounds off, the bailiff will happily kick your butt outta there. For that matter, don’t talk too much while you’re waiting, either. Use the bailiff to your advantage: If your bailiff seems like an okay guy or gal, go ahead and ask before the court is in session what you can do to try to reduce or avoid your charges. The bailiff knows all about the judge and what he or she will or won’t go for. The bailiff has also seen enough cases in court and witnessed what works and what doesn’t. If you’re guilty, the first word out of your mouth should be “guilty”: Don’t start with an explanation of why you are contesting the charges. The first thing the judge wants to hear is your plea, so don’t make him or her mad by coming up with excuses immediately. If you want to explain or make a request, then follow up your plea with it. Keep answers short: The judge doesn’t want to hear stories or other redundant or superfluous facts. He or she only wants to know what’s relevant to the case so a ruling can be made and you can get the hell out of there. Ask for a reduced charge: A lot of people flat-out asked if they could pay less and have the fees and charges reduced. Reasonable excuses are if you are unemployed. The judge may be inclined to reduce charges by significant amounts. Your traffic school fees may even go down! Think carefully before saying “not guilty”: It’s true that if the officer doesn’t show up to your trial, then the case is dismissed. But you might end up looking like a fool if he does show up and contradicts your arguments, and you’ll just have to pay the full amount anyway, and perhaps additional costs for assessments and such.Request community service: If you don’t think you can pay the charges, ask if you can do community service hours instead. The number of hours may be high; for my $396 ticket, the equivalent was 40 hours of service. A girl who didn’t pay the $2 to use the public transit system had to do 25 hours of service. What to expect: If you arrange an arraignment after you go to court, don’t expect to see an officer there. He only comes if you plead “not guilty” at the arraignment and a court trial is scheduled. The first cases taken care of are ones that were put off from previous arraignments, such as ones that included extensions for payment. Cases requiring defendants to only show proof of documentation and such, like licenses or receipts, are done earlier as well. Then it seemed like cases are taken care of in the order of the date of the incident, with earlier ones first (not exactly in order, but for the most part). There are four Royal families in a standard tarot deck, each with four members: Page, Knight, Queen and King. They often look very medieval and regal. The Kings and Queens sit on thrones, the Knights upon their horses and Pages generally stand around holding a sword, cup, staff or coin, depending on their suit. Suits are not garments but are ‘elements’ which define the 56 minor arcana cards. They are similar to the suits found in playing cards.
Swords represent the element of air and the realm of thought and communication.
Cups represent the element of water and the realm of emotion and intuition.
Staves or wands represent the element of fire and the realm of action and inspiration.
Pentacles or coins represent the element of earth and the realm of practical matters, such as money, jobs, health and environment.
The 22 major arcana cards describe universal archetypes and the energy around a person or situation; the minor arcana, Ace to ten, are generally indicative of the situation or folding events. The courts are also part of the minor arcana and reside at the top of each suit, effectively numbers 11 – 14. The court cards are people cards and therefore represent actual people involved in the seeker’s life, the seeker themselves or aspects of a person’s behaviour or personality.These ‘personality’ cards illustrate the whole range of human characteristics – good and bad. It is important to remember that one card is insufficient to mirror an actual living person. We are all so complex that to distil a human personality into the symbolism of a tarot card would be impossible. Instead, a card can reflect aspects of our personality that pertain to the situation or life stage that we are currently passing through. Having said that, often it is obvious to both reader and client that the appearance of a certain court card will be pointing towards a particular person, especially if that person, or his/her behaviour, is somewhat exaggerated in the current circumstances.
When learning about the courts, it might help to take a systematic approach. This will give you a basic framework onto which you can hang the various personalities.While each court card is dominated by the qualities of his or her suit, each royal rank is also assigned an element. Kings are fire, Queens are water, Knights are air and Pages are earth. This helps to make the courts very three dimensional. For example, the King of Cups is a combination of fire and water, with water, as the suit, being dominant. This means that the King of Cups is predominantly feeling with the secondary King-like characteristic of action. Therefore, when faced with a challenge he will act in accordance with his feelings. The Page of Swords is thinking (air) tempered by practicality (earth), therefore his decisions are made with both feet on the ground.
If you assign characteristics to each element, for example a fiery temperament, a practical nature, a feeling personality and an intellectual type, then you can see how this would pan out in a real person. Of course those assigned characteristics are overly simplistic but you can begin to get an idea how it works.
See the table below for clarity.We can assign general (very general) personality types to the elements as follows:
Fire: temperamental, active, inspired, enthusiastic. Like fire, this personality can burn bright but also experience burn-out.
Water: emotional, feeling, intuitive, expressive. Like water, this personality often changes so much that it is difficult to get a grasp on their motivation.
Air: Intellectual, thinking, logical. Air personalities are good communicators, excelling in the use of words for their cause. They also use words as their weapon of choice.
Earth: practical, matter-of fact. Earth personalities often combine some of the characteristics of the other three but in a down-to-earth, pragmatic way. Can come across as a bit dull unless they make an effort.
As you can see, very few people would fall into a single type but they may reveal aspects of these types in certain circumstances. For example, a person with a water personality is likely to resort to tears when faced with an overwhelming challenge. However, they may be able to pull themselves together and call on a secondary, more practical characteristic in order to do what needs to be done.Here is a brief overview of the individual royal ranks. There is a link to a more in-depth article for each court card.
I have paired the masculine King and Knights together, as each can reflect insights towards each other. The same with Queens and Pages. Although the courts are assigned genders, this is not written in stone. It is quite possible to have a woman who fits a King personality type, and vice-versa. I merely use the genders for convenience and, in my experience, I rarely come across exceptions. The most fluid of the courts, as far as gender is concerned, are the pages, who can represent children of either sex.The pages (sometimes labelled knaves, princes or princesses) are the youngest and most immature of the tarot royals. They can represent children, teens, young adults and people with a young outlook. These personality types are still in a stage of development. They are coming to terms with their place in the world and their interactions with other people. They are on a path of discoveThe Peoples Court – December 12, 2014 S18E60 (Full Episode)
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Appearing in court–especially for the first time–can intimidate even the most confident person. The only time I had ever been in one was when I applied for my passport, so when I had to appear before a judge in a small claims contest, I only knew the process through Judge Judy, and I didn’t think I could trust her as a source. It made me fret. My roommate had run out on our lease, and I stood to lose a lot of money if he didn’t honor the agreement. I couldn’t find anything online to help me prepare or even ease my nerves.
Coming out of the experience–and having lost–I compiled a list of things that would have been nice to know before hand. Whether you’re the plaintiff or the defendant, knowing how small claims court really works (at least in St. Louis County in Minnesota) could save you a lot of stress. These are just a few items I feel would have changed my situation:
1. Conciliation Court Doesn’t Mean Anything
The judge explained right before the hearings started that the court doesn’t keep any record of what happens or what decision he makes. Whatever is at stake, the responsibility lies with the defendant and the plaintiff to follow through on collecting the claim, and if one party fails to uphold the agreement, the court won’t intervene to enforce it.
So think very hard about whether or not suing someone will help you. My judge basically told everyone, “This is just a game. No one really has to pay anything,” right before the hearings. I felt like even holding conciliation court was just a scam to get court fees. So ask yourself three questions before you go in:
Can the defendant pay?
Will the defendant pay?
Do I have the means to enforce the judges decision?
The defendant’s job doesn’t even have that many questions to worry about. Not showing up for the hearing results in an automatic ruling in favor of the plaintiff, but since no one really cares, the only thing to worry about is, “Do I respect this person enough to consider paying up if he makes a good case?”
2. Don’t try to sound like a lawyer
I prepared my argument before I went in. I wrote it down, edited it, made sure it made sense, and brought it in with me to read to the judge. My ex-roommate doesn’t have a very high intelligence, and struggles with understanding seemingly simple everyday concepts. I thought for sure if I went in there and sounded intelligent, it would help my case.
Not really.
Don’t bother with big words or arguments that sound legal. Just state your case simply, the way you’d describe it to a friend.
3. Justice is blind, so don’t ask her to read anything
“What?” you ask. “In a country that requires all agreements to be put into writing, wouldn’t written evidence be important?”
No. Apparently not. The law isn’t like science or history or anything else that requires evidence to support an argument. They don’t want to consider all the evidence, and if something is on paper, they automatically rule it out as being “heresay,” and therefore not true.
They hold court during business hours on Wednesday. I couldn’t bring in my witnesses because they both had full-time jobs. Instead, I collected signed statements; one from my girlfriend supported my claim that my roommate said “The landlord threatened to evict you if I didn’t move out,” and the statement from my landlord saying “I never threatened to evict anyone, and he said you wanted to cause me trouble.” Just before he moved out, it became more and more obvious that my roommate had a different story depending on who he was talking to. If I could bring in proof that he lied about that, I thought, that will discredit anything he might say in his defense.
Unfortunately, judges won’t read written evidence, so that didn’t work out. Bring witnesses with you if you need them.
4. Perjury isn’t a crime.
Afterwards, I read an article written by a lawyer that said not only does no one ever prosecute perjury, but judges expect it when hearing a case. This article went on to say that people tend to be more honest in small claims court, when they don’t have a lawyer’s advice, and that they often say things that damage their case.
Well, my ex-roommate lied through his teeth, and brought in his girlfriend to lie through her teeth. Judge Judy seems to have a talent for sniffing out liars, but my judge listened to the testimony of a girl with a very obvious tell, and didn’t seem to care.
So to recap:
The court assumes anything written down is a lie.
They also assume anything spoken at the hearing is true.
This didn’t go well for me. My roommate’s name was missing from the lease due to a clerical error, but verbal contracts are legally binding in Minnesota. Ever try to prove a verbal agreement with no physical evidence? It would have been nice if the judge would have taken thirty seconds to look at the paperwork my ex-roommate filled out to get his name on the lease. But he didn’t.
5. The plaintiff is solely responsible for proving his case.
When the judge’s ruling showed up in the mail, it came with the comment, “The defendant’s version of events was more plausible.” Honestly, I still find that statement offensive. I went in there prepared to make a fully honest argument, and he called me a liar.
However, in an innocent-until-proven-guilty system, the defendant has the advantage. If he proves his innocence, he wins. If it comes up that the judge can’t make a decision, he still wins. The plaintiff has to go above and beyond to show everyone what’s what, and if he can’t the ruling automatically favors the defendant.
I’m still offended by the statement, though.
I don’t wish a court experience on anyone. They’re intimidating, bureaucratic and unjust. The judges don’t judge–they make decisions based on rules, something a computer program could do just as easily. But should you find yourself in that situation, consider my experience and use it to your advantage. I wish you the best of luck. (Unless, of course, you’ve skipped out on paying rent.)Although the practice is slowly going out of style in many court districts; for many years U.S. courtrooms have been sketched in often hilarious portrayal. But why do courtrooms use sketch artists in the first place? What can they do that cameras and camcorders can’t.
For the remainder of this hub I will enlighten you as to the main reasons why courtroom sketches are in use today. The answers may surprise you. Afterwards I will post courtroom sketches from famous (or rather infamous) trials that have played out within the last two decades or so….Enjoy.Courtroom Sketching in the United States can be dated back all the way back to the Salem Witch Trials (1692-1693). As camera and video technology were not in existence at that time, sketches were the only reliable visual records of well…..anything. Thus courtroom sketches were in wide use right up until the late 19th century. Certain courtroom sketch artists became well-known for both their skill, speed and accurate depictions of courtroom scenery and drama. For example, George Caleb Bingham and David G. Blyth are two well-known courtroom sketch artists from this period. Their works were constant features in the pages of the New York Times and other well-known publications of the time.
Before we go on any further, I think it is important to realize one important thing. Courtroom sketch artists are not court-mandated or affiliated with any part of the legal system itself. In fact, if you haven’t guessed it already, the only parties/persons who use courtroom sketch artists are the media and publications companies (think CNN and The New York Times). But then Justin….why don’t they simply use video cameras or photography in the courtroom. There’s a historical reason and I was getting to that. Now before I was so rudely interrupted.
During the early 50′s mass publication of news photography had reached an all time high. This encouraged newsgroups to use flash photography to cover every major news event….and yes this included major court cases. Unsurprisingly, many court districts viewed photographers as a major distraction inside the courtroom and banned them altogether.
Not to be deterred by simple laws, newsgroups quickly sought out the assistance of sketch artists once again (who were still banned in some districts…but not as many as photographers were).
It wasn’t until the mid-1980′s that the first cameras and certain camcorders were allowed to be used in a courtroom without restriction. However, cameras and camcorders are still prohibited in some court districts. Therefore, sketch artists are still in use where cameras and camcorders are strictly prohibited.
Now for your viewing pleasure, below I have laid out a series of courtroom sketches.from famous (if not infamous) court cases.Court District:
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The past month where I felt like I was in a rut, I had to
grapple with the question “What do you
really want?”  How can I make the law of
attraction work for me?  I understood
in the mind level that whatever thoughts and feelings I had, whatever I was
most focused on I will drew that into my experience.  Why? 
Because this is what is uppermost in my consciousness and in my
awareness and so this is what I will “see.”  

I understood that I had to be clear about what I want from
life.  I have to have goals so I can use
all the tools that I have – intelligence, talents, skills, character to fulfill
these goals.  I also realized that
gratitude, having a positive attitude and mindset is part and parcel of the law
of attraction at work.

I seem to know all of these theories and concepts but
somehow there is something amiss. Here is my dilemma unraveled.

I knew I wanted to be a ripplemaker. Deep in my heart, I have discovered that I
yearned to make a difference in the world.
How? It seemed very vague
then. It was just this big, broad
statement of “making a difference in the world.”

Then I was introduced to Hubpages…and writing online…and
the possibility of earning extra income for it.
The discovery was an exciting thing.
I’ve always wanted to write but to earn as well? Wow!
What a wonderful opportunity!

I browsed through the hubs and read the awesome work of
different writers all around the world. Suddenly,
I felt very small. How can I possibly write as well as them? Fear and doubt crept
in. But one fine day, I shoved doubt to the side and started to
write. I guess the yearning was bigger
that my doubts of being not good enough.
I cautiously took tiny steps and published a hub every now and
then.

I was surprised when people started to comment on my
inspirational hubs. When I published the
hub “Angels Among Us,” there were so many comments coming in that I was
overjoyed and overwhelmed. I was
overwhelmed to the point of disbelief. I
began to feel uncomfortable within. I
found myself wanting people not to comment and say nice things because I
couldn’t believe they were actually very touched with what I’ve written.I share to you this struggle because I deeply recognize how
things can get mixed up within.  I wanted
to make a difference and yet at the same time I felt I was not good enough to
do that.  This constant battle makes it
difficult to achieve my goals.  Can you
see what I was doing?  I wanted to write
and touch people’s lives but when they start telling me how touched they were,
I want to push them away!  I did that by
my disbelief.  And when people do not comment anymore, I would then tell
myself, “See, nobody likes you and your writings.” I tell you it’s a mess!

In Angels Among Us, I shared a conversation to you I had
with my friend Daisy. It was a very
emotional moment for me. I had to
recognize and acknowledge who I am. For
when I started in my journey of knowing who I am; then and only then, could I
start uncovering what I really want from life.

I allowed myself to grow as ripplemaker. I gently blossomed.

During my journey, I found myself under stormy skies; and
every now and then, the noise of doubt would bring me into a place of confusion
and it is during these times that I would be in a rut. Perhaps
I am wrong. What if I am wrong? I am so
boring, unexciting. Being good is so
boring. People can’t relate to that.
People hate inspirational things. Me? An inspiration? Yeah right!
There were also many wonderful, joyful, positive moments of
joy and laughter and light. In these
moments, when I am in touch with my divinity and I am not under the darkness of
self loathing and criticism, I grew some more.
Appreciation gave me a breathtaking view of persons and circumstances. Compassion and love flourished in this time
and space.

The past month when I was in a rut, I chose to deal with
what was bothering me. I dealt with the vestiges of feelings of unworthiness;
and this time came out with a clearer vision of who I am and what I wanted to
do with my life. No longer fearful, I
saw visions of radiance and brilliant lights of inspirations. Love thriving. And peace descended upon me.

Being in a rut wasn’t so bad huh? For it is during this time that I redefined
myself as a ripplemaker. I re-wrote my
dream book, my vision board came to life once again. I understand now that for the law of
attraction to work in my life, for God to be able to help me with what I wanted
to do, I had to be clear on who I am and what I wanted to do and have in this
life.

May the light of wisdom and understanding be yours as
well. Blessings! By:  Michelle SimtocoThe Secret of the Law of AttractionThe Law of Attraction states that the things that you give
your energy and focus to are the things that will be attracted into your life.
So if your mind feeds negative thoughts with attention, you’ll continue to draw
negative experiences into your life – lack, poor health, bad relationships,
discontent, etc.The Law of Attraction: How to Find Your Way with the Law of AttractionThe Law of Attraction is another way for focusing our inner powers to have
greater chances to achieve what we want in our life. That is:
focusing on our desired goals we can “attract ourselves” to them,
increasing our chances to achieve the desired results.The Law of Attraction and Karma: An Overview and ExplanationWhatever we see and keep focus on it, we create…Karma is
just materialized expression of holographic pictures combined with feelings we
attracted in our life. With changing our attitude and focus, we can change our
karma.10 quotes on Abraham-Hicks on the Law of AttractionAppreciation is the secret to life: You could never attend a
gathering like this and listen to Infinite Intelligence expressing from the
broader view, in other words, you could never have an experience like this, and
you could just have a little seed that was offered to you by someone, maybe
your grandmother or a teacher, that said — “Become a person who appreciates.”How to Get Out of a Rut?One way to get out of the rut is to accept yourself,
your feelings and not hate yourself for feeling all these things. It’s about making a choice to go on even if
it’s just moving one step ahead to feeling better. Most of us have been cornered by hearing these words spoken from our spouse’s lips, ‘My parents are going to stop by in about an hour, okay?’ This always seems to happen after a week which you have either been sick, working late hours, decided to rearrange rooms, or have simply been lazy, and have not kept up with house work. No matter how great of a relationship you share with your in-laws, or how much they say that they understand your stress and your schedule, you do not want them stopping by to see your home when it looks as if a hurricane made its way through each room, but where do you start, what do you do-when everything needs to be cleaned?
Be a Cleaning Machine
Have no fear, take a deep breath and get ready to clean up before they show up. I have composed this, In-Law Visit Checklist, to guide you through the process of doing what is important, in order to avoid scrutiny from the in-laws. First, let me explain that this is not necessarily considered proper cleaning tactics, but more of a quick list to give the overall appearance of a cleaner home, key word being appearance, which includes knowing where to focus your efforts, and when to apply your creative side.
There are three main parts within your home that the in-laws (more particularly the mother-in-law), will most likely see when they come to visit. The Kitchen, bathroom and living room/sitting areas. Always focus the majority of your time and effort on the kitchen. This is a space that you will probably need to do some true cleaning and where you should begin your venture.#1. If time is tight, consider hiding some of those dirty dishes overflowing from the sink in the oven. Unless she is coming over to cook, she will not find the stowaway items. Wash what dishes you can, or if you have a dishwasher, throw what you can in there. Although you will have to tend to the dishes eventually, this resolves the immediate need of appearance for the in-laws. (Time Spent on Step 1: 8 minutes/10 minutes MAX)
(52 minutes left)
#2 Always SWEEP & MOP the kitchen floor. Even if the countertops are clear and food is put up perfectly, dried spaghetti sauce and mashed fruit roll-ups, will stand out like hot pink spandex in church, when it is stuck to the floor. If you have a vacuum that preforms well on tile and hard floors-use it instead of the broom- if you are short a dust pan- once you have finished sweeping… use a vacuum to suck up the dust pile. Some helpful hints to help along the mopping process is- take your household cleaning spray and attack the nastiest parts of your floor, this will allow the crud to softeElissa – “Law” from “Law” series / “اليسا – اغنية “لو” من مسلسل “لو”
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Understanding the basics of what is meant by “personal injury” and the issues to be addressed in choosing a personal injury attorney are addressed here.We’ve all heard the television commercials, “If you’ve been injured in an automobile wreck…” or “If you’ve been injured as the result of …” followed by a 1-800 number you’re enticed to call to “preserve your rights” and “get the compensation you’re entitled to.”  But just who are these ads directed to?What is a personal injury?Generally, personal injury refers to bodily harm.  Someone rear-ends your vehicle and a few days later, you realize it hurts to move your neck.  You use a product that causes you to get sick.  Someone throws a bottle across a dark, smoky bar and it breaks over your head.  The possibilities are limitless when it comes to the ways a person can physically be injured.But personal injury means more than physical harm.  When lawyers refer to the personal injury case, it’s a wide umbrella covering much more than bodily damage.For example, a person who witnesses a horrific scene, such as a devastating car wreck involving fatalities and lots of blood and gore, may be “injured” even though he or she wasn’t personally involved in the wreck.  He may experience nightmares and develop a phobia for driving or riding in a vehicle.  In such instances, the person’s “injury” is emotional; it is referred to as post traumatic stress disorder.This is just one example of a personal injury that does not involve bodily damage.Personal Injury cases are generally classified into one of several categories, depending on their nature. The following are the most typical classifications:Vehicular Accidents:This category includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses — any type of a vehicle. Usually, the person who is injured is entitled to compensation for his injuries. In nearly every case, the amount of compensation will be greater when the injured person hires an attorney, even with the fee the attorney earns.Pharmaceutical Injury:As the name suggests, these cases involve an injury from taking a pharmaceutical. Usually, the injured party will become a member of a class action against the manufacturer of the pharmaceutical alleged to have caused the damage. This is a big-business category, evidenced by the number of advertisements one sees from lawyers regarding the newest, latest drug known to cause harm.Again, as with a vehicular accident, an injured party will recover a larger dollar amount in most every instance when she hires an attorney. In fact, with a class action suit, it’s nearly impossible to go it alone.Product Liability:Technically, a pharmaceutical case is also a product liability case. Attorneys, however, tend to separate the two for practical reasons. The product liability case, otherwise, involves injury caused by any product. If you use a gas pump at a gas station, for example, and it somehow causes you injury — that is a product liability case. If you buy a stroller for your child and it collapses, causing injury — that, too, is a product liability case.Medical Negligence:Also known as medical malpractice, this category of cases involves injury to someone as the result of medical care or lack of care. This is a hotly debated issue in politics, in fact. Politicians, under the strain of pressure from insurance industry lobbyist and medical professionals, feel the need to limit the recovery a person can get as the result of a doctor or other health care professional’s negligence.What is seldom discussed, however, is that in every jurisdiction, a medical negligence suit MUST have the endorsement of a medical professional. For example, if John sues Dr. Doe for amputating the wrong leg, the case will be dismissed by the court unless a doctor — known as a medical expert — swears to the court (via an affidavit) that Dr. Doe did, in fact, commit negligence. In other words, even though it is the medical profession that so strongly opposes medical malpractice cases, they wouldn’t exist but for the testimony of one of their own.While the amputation of the wrong leg is an obvious act of negligence, most cases are less obvious. Misdiagnosis, for example, is a difficult burden to prove — but often causes dire circumstances for the patient. Prescribing the wrong medication, ignoring symptoms, neglecting to order the right tests, and so on, are all examples of negligence that can severely injure or even lead to the death of a patient.Toxic Torts:Again, a toxic tort is technically a product liability case, but is given its own classification. A toxic tort occurs when a person is injured by a toxin. A good example is the injury caused to many carpenters and construction workers who burned saw dust from lumber treated with chemicals. Breathing in the air as the saw dust burned caused irreparable harm to the immune system and lungs, leading to the toxic tort personal injury.The Slip-n-Fall (Premises Liability):This category involves exactly what it states: Injury caused by a person slipping and falling as a result of someone’s negligence. You may be familiar with the stereotypical grocery store fraud cases, where someone intentionally smashes a glass jar of jelly in an isle, then quickly “falls” to the floor and moans and groans in “agony.”While it is true that the slip-n-fall case is one of the easiest to fake, this type of fraud seldom results in much, if any, compensation. The “victim” is required to prove his damages, and faux damages are difficult to “prove.” A legitimate, honorable attorney will spot the fraud quickly and refuse to take the case.Other slip-n-fall cases typically involve ice, or wet pavement and floors. A business owes a duty to its customers to keep its premises safe and free from ice, etc. This is known as premises liability.  Failure to do so is negligence, and any injury resulting therefrom is compensable to the victim. This does not mean, however, that a business is not given reasonable time to remedy a slippery situation. It is. But if the owner of a parking lot, for example, allows a hole to go unfilled, and Grandma trips in that hole and breaks her hip, you can bet that she is entitled to compensation.Vaccine Injuries:Technically a pharmaceutical case (which, technically, is a product liability case), the Vaccine Injury cases get their own category, too. All vaccine cases fall under Federal law and are heard in a Federal Claims court. These are tough cases to win, but damages as the result of a vaccine are usually severe or catastrophic and worth pursuit of compensation.Regardless of the type of personal injury, all cases have a few basic principles in common:Liability:The person you are blaming for your injury — whether it be an individual, a company / corporation, or both — must have legal liability.  There must be something that this entity or individual was legally required to do or not to do to prevent your injury.  Just because you get mad at someone, and just because you think that person is to blame for your injury, does not create liability on the part of your tormentor.  A consultation with an attorney will quickly answer the question of liability, or, at the very least, whether it is worth pursuing to determine who or what is liable.  And, in most instances, that consultation should be free.Injury:
Though it seems obvious, the must be an injury in order for their to
be a personal injury case.  Not all acts of negligence cause injury, and
this is where potential clients often get confused.Let’s say,
for example, that you are walking into a store to do some grocery
shopping.  You dodge past the guy who is shoveling snow near the front
door.  The next thing you know, you’re horizontal on the cold, wet
pavement and half a dozen on-lookers are gawking, including two teens
who are laughing at you.You get up, brush yourself off, hide your
embarrassment, and go about your day as previously planned.  When you
get home, you notice a dime size bruise on your knee but feel no pain.
Days pass, and still, no pain.  The bruise disappears within a few days,
the only reminder of your accident being your memory of the
embarrassment.Do you have an injury?  No, not one worthy of a legal claim.  Any attorney who would
pursue a case like this for his client (and, sadly, some will) is most
likely guilty of malpractice.Damages:An off-shoot of “injury” is damages.  In the above example, for instance, you did end up with a bruise, right?  Technically, that is an injury.  But, what are your damages?  You have no medical bills, you lost no time off from work, and even your clothes which were dirtied when you fell are easily washed and restored to the condition they were in just before you fell. In short, an injury must result in some form of compensable damage — damage to which a dollar value can be assigned.  There are any types of damages: compensatory damages, actual damages, special damages, generI Wanna Be a Lawyer
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The past month where I felt like I was in a rut, I had to
grapple with the question “What do you
really want?”  How can I make the law of
attraction work for me?  I understood
in the mind level that whatever thoughts and feelings I had, whatever I was
most focused on I will drew that into my experience.  Why? 
Because this is what is uppermost in my consciousness and in my
awareness and so this is what I will “see.”  

I understood that I had to be clear about what I want from
life.  I have to have goals so I can use
all the tools that I have – intelligence, talents, skills, character to fulfill
these goals.  I also realized that
gratitude, having a positive attitude and mindset is part and parcel of the law
of attraction at work.

I seem to know all of these theories and concepts but
somehow there is something amiss. Here is my dilemma unraveled.

I knew I wanted to be a ripplemaker. Deep in my heart, I have discovered that I
yearned to make a difference in the world.
How? It seemed very vague
then. It was just this big, broad
statement of “making a difference in the world.”

Then I was introduced to Hubpages…and writing online…and
the possibility of earning extra income for it.
The discovery was an exciting thing.
I’ve always wanted to write but to earn as well? Wow!
What a wonderful opportunity!

I browsed through the hubs and read the awesome work of
different writers all around the world. Suddenly,
I felt very small. How can I possibly write as well as them? Fear and doubt crept
in. But one fine day, I shoved doubt to the side and started to
write. I guess the yearning was bigger
that my doubts of being not good enough.
I cautiously took tiny steps and published a hub every now and
then.

I was surprised when people started to comment on my
inspirational hubs. When I published the
hub “Angels Among Us,” there were so many comments coming in that I was
overjoyed and overwhelmed. I was
overwhelmed to the point of disbelief. I
began to feel uncomfortable within. I
found myself wanting people not to comment and say nice things because I
couldn’t believe they were actually very touched with what I’ve written.I share to you this struggle because I deeply recognize how
things can get mixed up within.  I wanted
to make a difference and yet at the same time I felt I was not good enough to
do that.  This constant battle makes it
difficult to achieve my goals.  Can you
see what I was doing?  I wanted to write
and touch people’s lives but when they start telling me how touched they were,
I want to push them away!  I did that by
my disbelief.  And when people do not comment anymore, I would then tell
myself, “See, nobody likes you and your writings.” I tell you it’s a mess!

In Angels Among Us, I shared a conversation to you I had
with my friend Daisy. It was a very
emotional moment for me. I had to
recognize and acknowledge who I am. For
when I started in my journey of knowing who I am; then and only then, could I
start uncovering what I really want from life.

I allowed myself to grow as ripplemaker. I gently blossomed.

During my journey, I found myself under stormy skies; and
every now and then, the noise of doubt would bring me into a place of confusion
and it is during these times that I would be in a rut. Perhaps
I am wrong. What if I am wrong? I am so
boring, unexciting. Being good is so
boring. People can’t relate to that.
People hate inspirational things. Me? An inspiration? Yeah right!
There were also many wonderful, joyful, positive moments of
joy and laughter and light. In these
moments, when I am in touch with my divinity and I am not under the darkness of
self loathing and criticism, I grew some more.
Appreciation gave me a breathtaking view of persons and circumstances. Compassion and love flourished in this time
and space.

The past month when I was in a rut, I chose to deal with
what was bothering me. I dealt with the vestiges of feelings of unworthiness;
and this time came out with a clearer vision of who I am and what I wanted to
do with my life. No longer fearful, I
saw visions of radiance and brilliant lights of inspirations. Love thriving. And peace descended upon me.

Being in a rut wasn’t so bad huh? For it is during this time that I redefined
myself as a ripplemaker. I re-wrote my
dream book, my vision board came to life once again. I understand now that for the law of
attraction to work in my life, for God to be able to help me with what I wanted
to do, I had to be clear on who I am and what I wanted to do and have in this
life.

May the light of wisdom and understanding be yours as
well. Blessings! By:  Michelle SimtocoThe Secret of the Law of AttractionThe Law of Attraction states that the things that you give
your energy and focus to are the things that will be attracted into your life.
So if your mind feeds negative thoughts with attention, you’ll continue to draw
negative experiences into your life – lack, poor health, bad relationships,
discontent, etc.The Law of Attraction: How to Find Your Way with the Law of AttractionThe Law of Attraction is another way for focusing our inner powers to have
greater chances to achieve what we want in our life. That is:
focusing on our desired goals we can “attract ourselves” to them,
increasing our chances to achieve the desired results.The Law of Attraction and Karma: An Overview and ExplanationWhatever we see and keep focus on it, we create…Karma is
just materialized expression of holographic pictures combined with feelings we
attracted in our life. With changing our attitude and focus, we can change our
karma.10 quotes on Abraham-Hicks on the Law of AttractionAppreciation is the secret to life: You could never attend a
gathering like this and listen to Infinite Intelligence expressing from the
broader view, in other words, you could never have an experience like this, and
you could just have a little seed that was offered to you by someone, maybe
your grandmother or a teacher, that said — “Become a person who appreciates.”How to Get Out of a Rut?One way to get out of the rut is to accept yourself,
your feelings and not hate yourself for feeling all these things. It’s about making a choice to go on even if
it’s just moving one step ahead to feeling better. Most of us have been cornered by hearing these words spoken from our spouse’s lips, ‘My parents are going to stop by in about an hour, okay?’ This always seems to happen after a week which you have either been sick, working late hours, decided to rearrange rooms, or have simply been lazy, and have not kept up with house work. No matter how great of a relationship you share with your in-laws, or how much they say that they understand your stress and your schedule, you do not want them stopping by to see your home when it looks as if a hurricane made its way through each room, but where do you start, what do you do-when everything needs to be cleaned?
Be a Cleaning Machine
Have no fear, take a deep breath and get ready to clean up before they show up. I have composed this, In-Law Visit Checklist, to guide you through the process of doing what is important, in order to avoid scrutiny from the in-laws. First, let me explain that this is not necessarily considered proper cleaning tactics, but more of a quick list to give the overall appearance of a cleaner home, key word being appearance, which includes knowing where to focus your efforts, and when to apply your creative side.
There are three main parts within your home that the in-laws (more particularly the mother-in-law), will most likely see when they come to visit. The Kitchen, bathroom and living room/sitting areas. Always focus the majority of your time and effort on the kitchen. This is a space that you will probably need to do some true cleaning and where you should begin your venture.#1. If time is tight, consider hiding some of those dirty dishes overflowing from the sink in the oven. Unless she is coming over to cook, she will not find the stowaway items. Wash what dishes you can, or if you have a dishwasher, throw what you can in there. Although you will have to tend to the dishes eventually, this resolves the immediate need of appearance for the in-laws. (Time Spent on Step 1: 8 minutes/10 minutes MAX)
(52 minutes left)
#2 Always SWEEP & MOP the kitchen floor. Even if the countertops are clear and food is put up perfectly, dried spaghetti sauce and mashed fruit roll-ups, will stand out like hot pink spandex in church, when it is stuck to the floor. If you have a vacuum that preforms well on tile and hard floors-use it instead of the broom- if you are short a dust pan- once you have finished sweeping… use a vacuum to suck up the dust pile. Some helpful hints to help along the mopping process is- take your household cleaning spray and attack the nastiest parts of your floor, this will allow the crud to softeElissa – “Law” from “Law” series / “اليسا – اغنية “لو” من مسلسل “لو”
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Do you have a special relationship with your mother-in-law? If you do, why not show it this Mother’s Day with a gift especially from you? After all, she gave you a priceless gift when she gave birth to your loved one. Sure, you could just add your name to the card your spouse sends with flowers. Or you could just buy a bouquet of flowers and let the spouse give candy. C’mon, you can do better than that, for a woman who made it possible for you to be married to the greatest man or woman on earth!
Look For Something Unique and Different
What does she like? If she likes a day visiting flower gardens, take her! If she likes a particular place for lunch, take her there. But there are other ways to show your appreciation all year long and I hope to show you a few here on this page.

A wonderful example of a unique gift is the one shown at right, made in the United States from hardcover books saved from being destroyed. These books are a recycled project, that have been turned into something beautiful. They come complete with display stand. Each book is specially treated and put through a nine-step process by hand, so each one is “one-of-a-kind.” There are usually flowers and a poem on the open page, like the one shown here that shows a poem written for mothers-in-law by Judith Bond of Books of Love.
Does she love to read? And does she love poetry? For her Kindle there are meaningful poems for the mother who gave you your greatest gift, the one you love. She can keep these and refer to them any time, to see the thoughts of love you have for her.No you don’t have to be a poet. Give her a poem, framed and beautifully illustrated, that expresses your sentiment toward her. She can put it on a wall where she can see it any time, and know you’re thinking of her. Keepsakes like this mean a lot, because they’re not gone in a couple days, like a bouquet. If she has a blue day, it’s reassurance to see your poem telling her she’s loved.
Maybe your mother-in-law loves plants. Here is a rather unique beauty she possibly doesn’t have. Whether you order it to be delivered or present it to her yourself, she’s bound to be pleased. Personally I always like to give it in person to see the look on their face when I give them something they love.Every woman loves jewelry, and mothers-in-law are no exception, especially when the jewelry thanks them for raising the man you love. A tender and heartfelt message for the woman who gave you the love of your life. It will thrill her and she’ll wear it proudly and show it off to everyone.
On Mother’s Day.This beautiful matted poem, ready for framing, shows your mother-in-law how much she means to you on the special day for Mothers.Click here to buy this poem: A Gift For A Mother-in-law. Touching 8×10 Poem, Double-matted in Burgundy/Dark Green And Enhanced With Watercolor Graphics.A little background is in order here. When we say law of attraction it isn’t just the magnetic draw of physical science.There is a spiritual element at play here. Many people consider that the law of attraction is merely the law of karma in reverse. When you consider it carefully, you realize that they might be onto something there. As each action has a reaction with the law of karma. Every time you use the law of attraction to draw some energy to you, something will move.That’s what the simplified version of the law of attraction is all about. Yet even when some one needs money and tries to manifest it, they fail.Why? Because they need it, they don’t want it!There is a big difference between needing something and wanting something. And the universe knows it. It will only answer your request when you want some thing. Think about it, when was the last time you really wanted to do something? Something you wanted to own really badly? Or Some place where you wanted to go? And then what happened? In most cases, if the want or the desire was strong enough, you got it.When it comes to money, most people have a mental block. They have been brought up thinking that the money you get comes only when you earn it by doing physical work for it! So how can they just attract money to themselves.This is a major deterrent to the law of attraction. It makes the law useless.Well as I said it is possible to manifest money through the law of attraction. Here’s my personal example. When I had my baby and decided to be a stay at home mom, we both missed the extra cash. But we were comfortably off having planned and had the baby in the third year of marriage.When my baby was small I was more than happy to spend the days looking after him and caring for the home. Then he got older and took off to school. Suddenly I had time on my hands. Not enough to start working full time, but surely enough to do something. I am the kind of person who gets bored if not mentally challenged.So I sat and made a list of things that I could do. Even going so far as to tabulate the number of hours per week I could work and how much I expected tobe paid for it. Then I set out and met a few head hunters. Reality came crashing in. The skills I had were not going to get me a part time job.It was either full time, or pathetic part time pay, which I refused to work for. Then I sat and reconfigured my list. I added a clause to it which was working from home. I did not want to step out and hassle myself in this city. I wanted something to do from home.Again I examined all the stuff I knew, but still I did not find what I needed. Then I left it to the universe and got busy with my son’s operation. While he was still in the hospital recovering from the surgery, I had a job offer.It met with my money and work at home clauses. So I took it up. That’s how my freelancing career began. I wanted to manifest at least $100 each month, siting at home. And suddenly out of no where, I was doing it.I then found that my Dad was retiring and wanted to take over my life insurance policy that he had started out for me. This meant I needed extra income. And again I managed to manifest a second project. It just fell into my lap with no hesitation.Next we wanted to go for a holiday. The single salary holidays involve long trips by train and a lot of measures to cut corners and save cash. I needed money to fly down and have a good time. Lo and behold, another project with just the right amount to cover the airline tickets!So do I believe that you can manifest money using the law of attraction – Sure I do!It may take a while for the universe to first respond to your request, but if you make a habit of asking nicely like a favourite aunt, she will oblige.© Christin Sander
Many people are familiar with the “Law of Attraction” now due to the popularity of the book and movie “The Secret”. Unfortunately the laws of the universe are a bit more complicated than all that. Although movies like this are a great primer for introducing people to universal laws, they fall a bit short in their ability to teach people all they need to know. Due to its limited size, it over-simplified a lot of things that I feel are very important to understanding and working with the Universal laws in meaningful ways.
Many people get frustrated with trying to manifest their ideal reality. They try things like vision boards, affirmations, focusing on what they do want etc. only to find that they are still coming up short. They may target this energy to things like money or cars, when what they truly want is security and freedom. Does the law of attraction even work? Yes. Yes it does, but it requires a deeper understanding and application of all of the universal laws together in order to truly make it work in your life.
You see, the law of attraction is merely one of the twelve – yes twelve, universal laws. Recognizing and getting a brief understanding of the full circle of universal laws will make working with the “law of attraction” easier. Trying to work with only the law of attraction is like trying to catch a fish without a hook – or bait, or the fishing pole. You could just hop in the water and try to grab the fish – but it sure is easier when you have a tool and know how to work with all of its respective, but interconnected parts.
So, here are the other universal laws explained in a nutshell with some real-life examples. More searching and seeking is recommended – but hopefully this will spark the desire to learn more.
The Law of Divine Oneness
There is one word I love that I believe sums this law up nicely – Namaste. In it’s literal translation “I bow to you” what it truly means is I honor the place in you where the light of God abides – when I am in that place in me and you are in that place in you – there is one of us. In other words – all things are connected and we are all one. It is a way of acknowledging and recognizing that connection we all share.
All life, all energy comes from one source. We are all connected – period. It doesn’t merely extend to those we deem likeable or those who believe Elissa – “Law” from “Law” series / “اليسا – اغنية “لو” من مسلسل “لو”
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