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California Legal Ethics Overhaul Brings State Closer to National Standards

After many years and an unsuccessful multi-year attempt that ended 2014, California has extensively revised its Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers, bringing them more closely in line with the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct (“Model Rules”), which … Continue reading

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How the tax overhaul will affect spousal support deductions

The new tax overhaul will remove a 75-year-old tax deduction for alimony payments. The new rule will not affect anyone who divorces prior to 2019; however, it will certainly change divorce negotiations. What’s changing? Currently, the spouse paying alimony can … Continue reading

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Tax Overhaul Process Retreated from Democracy

Anyone who followed the recent tax reform process in Congress can be forgiven for worrying about the health of American democracy. Meeting behind closed doors, House and Senate Republicans reached a secret deal on new legislation. Their final round of negotiations … Continue reading

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Status Check on the SEC’s Proposed Overhaul of the Mining Disclosure Regime

About 18 months have passed since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its bold attempt to modernize the disclosure requirements for mining companies that are listed on U.S. stock exchanges or otherwise report to the SEC. With final … Continue reading

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Overhaul of parole may have gone too far

Overhaul of parole may have gone too far The Lowell Sun 6/06/2011 By The Boston University Statehouse Program When paroled felon Dominic Cinelli killed a Woburn police officer late last year, the case echoed with Massachusetts stereotypes, including accusations of… … Continue reading

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