Month: October 2021

How to write a legal memo without legal blind prescription

Legal blind prescription is a common and dangerous problem that is causing significant legal costs and uncertainty in legal aid.We have written about it extensively in this series, and the general approach is that lawyers should write short, clear, legalised explanations of what they will be doing in court.But...

How to Legalize Marijuana Legalization

The United States is the only country in the world that has no laws regarding marijuana.But a bill introduced in the Illinois Senate would legalize marijuana and allow for its recreational use.Sen. Josh Mitchell (D-Chicago) introduced the Marijuana Reform Act on March 1.In the Senate, he introduced a bill...

How to Get a Gun in California without a Background Check

California Gov.Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a bill this week that would prohibit gun purchases in California unless someone is licensed to possess or carry a firearm.According to the legislation, “A licensed firearms dealer who does not have a license or a background check program, who is engaged...

How to be a legal insurrectionist in Boston legal insurrection

The Boston Legal Insurrection Coalition (BLIC) was formed in 2015 as a group of individuals who want to push the boundaries of what legal insurrection is.We were born to fight for a new type of legal insurrection—one that would challenge our status as legal outsiders in the US.We’ve since...

Are vpn legal defense fund states?

The United States and other nations have stepped up efforts to bolster their legal defense funds as opioid use spirals.In December, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that expanded the legal defense for individuals who have suffered a loss or have been injured while recovering from addiction.The United...

When Legalizing Marijuana Will Be Legal In California and Arizona, But How Will You Pay?

Legalizing marijuana is coming, but it’s still not the norm in California and in Arizona.But as more states legalize marijuana, the legal landscape is likely to change dramatically.That’s according to a new report from ArcView Market Research that tracks marijuana legalization trends.While the report notes that California, Alaska, and...

Which are legal, illegal, and what does it mean for the cannabis industry?

The Department of Justice issued guidance in late September on the “legalization” of marijuana and other marijuana-related products.It called for a variety of measures, from making the drug available in pharmacies and restaurants, to creating a regulated industry, to ending criminal penalties for people who possess small amounts of...

Which states have the lowest legal aid costs?

Texas is no stranger to a legal system that is riddled with loopholes.In 2014, the state passed an amendment to the state constitution that requires legal aid attorneys to be certified by a third-party.That means there’s no way to verify that the attorneys are actually licensed to practice law...

Legal services in the US are not the same as legal services in India

Legal services are a bit different in the USA.While a lot of the basics of the legal system are the same in the two countries, there are many differences between legal services and those in India.Legal services are defined by the legal profession as a service or a service...

How to get a ‘drug decriminalization’ bill to President Obama

The federal government is on the verge of passing a bill that would legalize marijuana, a major policy shift that could pave the way for states to become the first in the country to move toward the legalization of the drug.The bill is expected to pass the Senate on...