Facebook in 2015: What’s There for Lawyers

2015 will be the year when savvy lawyers are going to get the best return on investment (ROI) from their Facebook marketing efforts. Facebook announced a string of changes for 2015, most meant to make the company more transparent on how it handles users’ data and give users more privacy control. In light of the new changes, here are a few things lawyers should know. Facebook Advertising Facebook now allows users to filter the ads displayed on their timelines through a new tool called “Privacy Basics”. Therefore, to reach the right prospects and at the least cost, lawyers will have to laser-target their Facebook campaigns. Law Firm Location Facebook

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Texting + Driving = A Tragic End

Over the past decade, cell phones have become a part of everyday life for most people. As such, texting has also become a part of daily life. Most people don’t think twice about texting while engaging in other routine activities, including driving, even though it is quite dangerous. Texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. The behavior makes drivers anywhere between six and 23 times more likely to get into an accident than they would under normal driving conditions. While it is a major issue across multiple age groups, incidences of teenagers driving and texting are far more frequent than incidences in other age segments. 82 percent

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7 Legal Shows That Have Stood the Test of Time

It seems every other year there is a brand new crime drama or court room television show popping up on prime time that tries to put on a new spin to the age-old fictional legal series. While there have been countless television shows set in the courts, there are still seven legal shows that are highly memorable and even talked about to this day, despite having been off the air for quite a few years. Which legal shows are the most memorable? Read on for the list below: Law & Order. While there are different versions of this show now that can be found on several channels, the original

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Pre-Trial Release: What You Need to Know

Pre-trial release agreements are almost similar to bail bonds. A pre-trial release has several benefits: Funded by taxpayers No one is financially responsible for the defendant after their release Can be used in violent, felony cases What does pre-trial release mean? A pre-trial release is a government organization that obtains the release of defendants from a local jail without requiring them to post a bond. The defendant does not have to commit any funds to be released, only a promise to appear in court. Who pays for a pre-trial release? Pre-trial release programs are funded by taxpayers and used to obtain the release of defendants charged with various crimes.

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5 Crimes That Can Actually Ruin Your Holidays

The holiday season is a great time to have fun with friends and family in a way you don’t really get to throughout much of the year. However, when the alcohol starts flowing, many people get into conflicts that could put a damper on the season, and even put you behind bars. While a high holiday crime rate might not make sense to you, and you may not think you’ll be part of the statistics, there are some crimes you should watch out for. Avoid these six holiday crimes at all costs since they really could ruin your season and end up with you or a loved one behind

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How to Keep Your Home Crime-Free This Christmas

Christmas is the season of goodwill to everyone. However, unless you intend to extent that festive generosity to your local criminal fraternity, it’s also the time of year when you should be extra-vigilant with your home security. Consider these tips this holiday season to keep your property and gifts safe: Home Security Equipment. You should review your home security requirements on a regular basis anyway, but it’s wise to make a note on your wall calendar for the beginning of November to check that window and door locks fit properly, and that burglar alarms and entry phone systems are serviced. Make sure your home and insurance are also up

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Arrest Procedures: What to Know When Grilled By the Police

Getting arrested can be a very traumatic experience. Knowing what to do ahead of time can relieve some of the stress and help you get through the process faster and more efficiently. Once you have been taken into custody, the police will begin to ask you questions concerning the event or activity that led to your arrest. It is important to know your rights and be respectful at all times. After an arrest, your actions will help determine the outcome. Let’s take a look at things to remember during this type of situation: Ask for an attorney immediately – If you are being arrested and taken into custody, you

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