A few months ago, I warned of a new strategy on-line retailers were using (to not a great amount of success) to prevent negative reviews of their products and/or services. To refresh your memories (and I mean you, Brenda), some sites were adding a punitive surcharge to products (sometimes in the thousands of dollars) if you uploaded a negative review about them on the Internet. So, say you buy a "selfie" toaster from the good folks at stuffyoudontneed.com (a fictitious website, so no one get any ... read more
My first year in law school was absolutely the most stressful, time-consuming, frightening and crazy year of my life. Prior to that year, I had gone to an all-male high school, where "discipline" (re: beatings) were the norm. I had made it through all four (ok, four and a half) years of college. I had worked in state politics and held a job (and was promoted a couple of times) in New York City. I wasn't a kid, I had been around the block, and even I thought the first year was harrowing.
One of the ... read more
Since it's come on the scene, I've been interested in Kickstarter. For those of you unfamiliar with the service, Kickstarter acts as a bridge between "creative" people and financing people. For instance, if you're a writer/director/producer and you have a very personal movie that you NEED to make, but no studio will provide you financing, you can go to Kickstarter to make your plea for money. The spectrum of benefits to the donors can be pretty wide; for certain levels of donations you can receive ... read more
It's interesting. I do some immigration work here and there and its' always fairly challenging. Of course, I don't get the slam dunk lay-ups - I get the guy that's been married four times and has brought four wives and a fiancé over to the US. Or, I get someone that forgot to renew their green card. For three years.
That sort of stuff.
A lot of us that were looking to make a big splash in the old immigration law market are seeing their hopes and dreams swirling down the Rio Grande, as thousands ... read more
We live in interesting times, people! Along with the all-time high cost of living (food, gas, homes, etc.) and world-wide crises (Iraq, Afghanistan, terrorism, etc.) we also have some very startling news from the banking industry. Not the Mortgage Banking Industry (all caps are warranted when they have taken about a trillion dollars from taxpayers) but the regular banking industry - you know, the place that direct deposits your paycheck and the places you go twice a year to cash the eight dollar ... read more