At Mikell Law Firm, one of the first questions we ask a prospective client is whether or not they – or any other known party to the case – has a Facebook page. This is because the way we communicate has changed drastically over the past few years and our rules of procedure and evidence are changing right along with it.

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“Dram Shop Acts” are state statutes that impose civil liability on barkeepers for the injuries a customer causes to third parties when they knew, or should have known, that such customer was intoxicated when they served him.

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In the legal world, “pro se” is a term for litigants who represent themselves in court. A study published today on Law.com indicates that the worsening economy has led to a rise in the number of people who try to appear in court without a lawyer.

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When an individual suffers from injuries at the hands of others (because of someone else’s negligence or malpractice), he/she may find himself/herself in the middle of a civil law suit.

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