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Lawyers Behaving Badly – Part One        John Browning March 25, 2008 Dallas Blog http://www.dallasblog.com/200803251002255/john-browning-s-legally-speaking/lawyers-behaving-badly-part-one.html Like virtually every lawyer out there, I was required to take a law school class called “Professional Responsibility” and to pass a test called Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) as part of being admitted to the practice of law.  The class Keep Reading…

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Final indignities

On four consecutive Sundays, beginning Aug. 28, 1994, the St. Petersburg Times published a different kind of editorial. Final Indignities examined the estate system, based on months of research and writing by editorial staff member Jeffrey Good. It appeared on the front page of the Perspective section to convey its importance. Floridians should be able Keep Reading…

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With friends like these…?

Probation set for couple in financial case Brian Hamlin March 19, 2008 TheReporter.com http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_8624241 After more than five years of court hearings and a steadily shrinking prosecution case, a Vacaville couple arrested on multiple counts of financial elder abuse was placed on probation Tuesday following earlier no-contest pleas to one count each of tax evasion. Keep Reading…

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Legally speaking

The Tricks of the Trade        John Browning March 18, 2008 Dallas Blog http://www.dallasblog.com/200803181002207/john-browning-s-legally-speaking/the-tricks-of-the-trade.html Trickery and deception are things that society tends to associate with the legal profession.  Clients will sometimes ask me if I can secretly tape a conversation with a witness (I can’t), or pull some other type of underhanded move, and I have Keep Reading…

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Britney has to pay dad for being her conservator

Pop Star’s Estate Must Give James Spears $2,500 a Week, Court Orders The Associated Press March 11, 2008 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23506709/ LOS ANGELES – Being Britney Spears’ father is now a paying gig — through most of the summer, at least. A court has ordered the troubled pop star’s estate to pay James Spears’ $2,500 in weekly Keep Reading…

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