The Law of Candor, Admit a Negative and the Prospect Will Give You a Positive

It goes against corporate and human nature to admit a problem. For years, the power of positive thinking has been drummed into us and “think positive” has been the subject of endless books and articles.

So it may come as a surprise to you that one of the most effective ways to get into a prospects mind is to be candid and first admit a negative, then twist it into a positive.

Avis is only No 2 in rent cars.

With a name like Smuckers it has to be good.

Whats going on here? Why does a dose of honesty work so well in the marketing process?

First and foremost, candor is very disarming. Every negative statement you make about yourself is instantly accepted as truth. Positive statements, on the other hand, are looked at as dubious at best especially in an advertisement.

You have to prove a positive statement to the prospects satisfaction. No proof is needed for a negative statement.

“With a name like Smuckers it has to be good.” Most companies, especially family companies, would never make fun of their name. Yet the Smucker family did, which is one reason why Smuckers is the No 1 brand of jams and jellies. If your name is bad, you have two choices: change the name or make fun of it.

Avis is only No 2 in rent cars so why go with them? They must try harder. Everybody knew that Avis was second in rent cars.

So why go with the obvious? Marketing is often a search for the obvious. Since you cant change a mind once it is made up, your marketing efforts have to be devoted to using ideas and concepts already installed in the brain. You have to use your marketing programs to “rub it in.” No program did this as brilliantly as the Avis No 2 program.

The explosive growth of communications in our society has made people defensive and cautious about companies trying to sell them anything. Admitting a problem is something that very few companies do.

When a company starts a message by admitting a problem, people tend to, almost instinctively, open their minds. Think about the times that someone came to you with a problem and how quickly you got involved and wanted to help. Now think about people starting a conversation about some wonderful things they are doing. You probably were a lot less interested.

Now with that mind open, you are in a position to drive in the positive, which is our selling idea. Some years ago, Scope entered the mouthwash market with a good tasting mouthwash thus exploiting Listerines truly terrible taste.

What should Listerine do? It certainly could not tell people that Listerines taste was not all that bad. That would raise a red flag that would reinforce a negative perception. Things could get worse. Instead, Listerine brilliantly invoked the law of candor: “The taste you hate twice a day.”

Not only did the company admit the product tasted bad, it admitted that people actually hated it (now thats honesty). This admission setup the selling idea that Listerine “kills a lot of germs.”

The prospect figured that anything that tastes like disinfectant must indeed be a germ killer. A crisis passed with help of a heavy dose of candor.

One final note: The law of candor must be used carefully and with great skill. First, your negative must be widely perceived as a negative. It has to trigger an instant agreement with your prospects mind. If the negative does not register quickly, your prospect will be confused and will wonder, “What is this all about?”

Next you have to shift quickly to the positive. The purpose of candor is not to apologize. The purpose of candor is to setup a benefit that will convince your prospect.

This law only proves the old maxim: Honesty is the best policy.

Marketing is a battle of ideas. If you are to succeed, you must have a unique attribute to focus and describe your value. Without one, you had better have a low price; a very low price.

It takes a while but many Internet Marketing entrepreneurs learn the Law of Candor. They learn to identify their target market, focus on promoting products that will appeal and add value to their target market.

To accomplish this, they use various methods, tools, and follow a traffic formula to build relationships with their leads and customers. They build websites that create trust. They collect name and email addresses using an Optin form on a Landing Page. They use email systems with both auto-responders and broadcast capabilities in order to send messages to their leads and customers. These email messages frequently send information, provide knowledge, and occasionally promote an offering. Many Internet Marketing entrepreneurs learn that leads and customers do not like to be sold to however they will browse and shop. Over an extended period of time, skilled Internet Marketers are able to use hypnotic writing skills, in their marketing campaigns, to get leads and customers to take the action they want. This is how they learn to identify a target market, stay focused, and add value to their target market. They learn to leverage the equity in their list and be successful in the world that includes the Law of Candor.

It looks easy but marketing is not a game for amateurs. Marketing is not a battle of products. It is all about the strategy you use to benefit from the Law of Candor when you admit a negative, the prospect will give you a positive.

You can find out more about Internet Marketing and home-based businesses by reading updates that will be posted at my blog over the next few weeks.

Also, a great book to read is “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing” by Ries & Trout. It is the source of some of the material provided in this article.

In closing, be sure to meet me at my website, WhoIsMikeFarrell, learn some tips about being No 1 on Google at aspenIbiz My Go-To-Market Partners, and learn how to be savvy with your money like the insiders at aspenIbiz The Conspiracy For Your Money Blog.

Finally, I would like to provide Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year!

Rhode Island Criminal Misdemeanor- Probation-filings-suspended Sentences, Convictions

This article explains pleas and sentencing in Rhode Island (RI) for criminal misdemeanors. If you are charged with a misdemeanor crime in Rhode Island you should read this legal article very carefully. However, do not use this article as a substitute for seeking independent legal advice from a lawyer.

A misdemeanor is any offense punishable by up to one year in Jail. Typical misdemeanors are: driving under the influence of alcohol (dui / dwi), shoplifting, domestic assault, Second (2nd) offense refusal to take the breathalyzer, driving on a suspended license, writing bad checks, domestic vandalism, simple assault and battery, domestic disorderly, reckless driving, disorderly conduct, etc. There are different rules that apply to driving with suspended licenses and this article does not fully address those provisions.

It is a very bad idea for a person to represent themselves (pro-se) in a criminal case. Please note that this article only applies to Rhode Island misdemeanor offenses and does not apply to any other states!

At the arraignment, A person should almost always say not guilty and hire an attorney. If a person cannot afford a lawyer then the person should go to the Public Defender. After the arraignment the matter will be set for a pretrial conference a couple of weeks later. In some very limited circumstances a person can work out a plea deal at the arraignment. It is usually a very bad idea for a person to enter into a plea agreement without an attorney.

At the pretrial conference a person can change their plea after meeting with the prosecutor and or the judge and after finding out what the prosecutor is offering for a a sentence. A defendant can negotiate with the prosecutor through their lawyer. If a plea agreement cannot be worked out at the pretrial conferences the matter will be set for trial. The matter also could be scheduled for motions prior to the trial if motions are requested.

A person should never change their plea from not guilty to nolo contendere or guilty without a plea deal from the prosecutor.

In Rhode Island, a defendant can enter one of four pleas: guilty, not guilty, nolo contendere or an “alfred plea”.

Guilty and Not Guilty Pleas

The pleas of guilty and not guilty are obvious. If the plea is not guilty then the matter will be scheduled for a trial on the merits in which the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person is guilty of the alleged offense. The person will be presumed innocent and it is the prosecutions burden to prove that the person is guilty. Usually, it is a very very bad idea to take a guilty plea! Guilty pleas or a finding of guilt after a trial is always a criminal conviction in Rhode Island.

Nolo Contendere Plea

Nolo contendere means a person is not contesting the charges. When a defendant takes a nolo contendere plea in Rhode island, the defendant is indicting that he does not want to contest the charges but is also essentially admitting to the charges.

What is the difference between a guilty plea and a nolo contendere plea in rhode Island? There is a huge difference! A guilty plea is always a criminal conviction under Rhode Island law. A criminal conviction has major negative implications especially when a person applies for employment. A plea of nolo contendere may not constitute a criminal conviction in Rhode Island. A plea of nolo contendere is only a conviction in Rhode Island if there is a sentence of confinement (such as the ACI or home confinement), a suspended sentence or a fine imposed.

For example, A plea of nolo contendere with a sentence of probation and a contribution to the violent crimes indemnity fund or court costs will not constitute a conviction under Rhode Island law! For example, A plea of nolo contendere with a sentence of a filing and a contribution to the violent crimes indemnity fund (vcif) will not constitute a conviction under Rhode Island law.

However, anything with a fine attached to it will be a conviction under Rhode Island law. Therefore, it is important that the defendant gets either no fine or a contribution to the victims fund or court costs rather then a fine.

All misdeameanor plea agreements in Rhode lsland should be nolo contendere with court costs or a contribution towards the victims indemnity fund rather then guilty pleas!

Alfred Pleas

Alfred Pleas are strongly disfavored by judges in Rhode Island (RI) and are difficult to get. Alfred pleas derive from a United States Supreme Court case. In an Alfred plea, a defendant will admit that the state has sufficient evidence to convict him or her if the case went to trial but will not admit to anything.

DUI / Drunk Driving charges

In Rhode Island, any plea to drunk driving, driving under the influence, DUI/ DWI is a conviction under Rhode Island law. A breathalyzer refusal plea of guilty or “admitting to sufficient facts” is not a criminal conviction because a breathalyzer refusal is a civil case.

Guilty Finding after Trial and appeals de novo

If the defendant is found guilty after trial the sentence will constitute a conviction. If a person is found guilty at trial in district court they can appeal de novo (of new) to the Superior Court and the conviction will be erased and the case will essentially start all over again in the Superior Court.

Obviously, the defendants best result is either a dismissal by the prosecution or an acquittal.

A defendant has five days to file an appeal of a guilty finding after trial or appeal a plea agreement that he / she is unhappy with. In the Superior Court appeal, the defendant has a right to a trial by jury. Whereas, in The District Court a person waives their right to a trial by jury but in exchange for their waiver of their right to a trial by jury has the right to appeal any guilty finding de novo (of new) to the Superior Court. A person charged with a misdemeanor essentially has two bites of the apple so to speak. A defendant can attempt to win at a judge decided trial in District Court and then if they lose they can do it all over again with a jury trial in Superior Court.

What is a “filing” in Rhode Island?

If the defendant takes a not guilty plea or a nolo contendere plea then the case will be “filed” for a year. This is commonly called a “filing”. If the defendant does not get arrested or get in other trouble and complies with the conditions of the filing during the one year period then the case is dismissed and can be easily expunged from a person’s record after the year.

What types of filing are there in Rhode Island

There are two types of filings, not guilty filings and nolo contendere filings. A not Guilty filing is when the defendant maintains his innocence and the case if filed for a year. A not guilty filing is not usually allowed by Judges in the District Court. Not Guilty filings are extremely rare in the District Court. Some judges will not allow not guilty filings as a matter of policy. Not guilty filings are very beneficial to the defendant as the best case scenario short of a dismissal or not guilty finding because if the person is accused of a new crime or violating their filing the state will need to still prove their underlying case.

A nolo contendere filing is when the defendant admits to guilt and the case is filed for a year. The vast majority of filings are nolo contedere filings! A major difference between a not guilty filing and a nolo contendere filing is when a person is violated for a not guilty filing then the state / prosecution must prove guilt at that time. Whereas, if a person is violated for a nolo contendere filing, the judge simply must impose a sentence because the person has already admitted guilt to that offense.

If the person violates his filing by not complying with the conditions of the filing then the persons filing can be revoked by the Court. If a person takes a nolo contendere filing and gets into further trouble, violates the conditions of the filing or is arrested on a new offense then the person will be hailed back into court to be sentenced on the filing. (unless the filing was a not guilty filing which means the prosecution must prove the defendants guilt) There are various conditions that can be put on a filing inluding alcohol and drug counseling, domestic violence counseling or classes, restitution, no contact with the victim and community service.

What implications are there for domestic violence offenses in Rhode Island?

If the underlying charge is for a domestic offense such as domestic assault / domestic vandalism or domestic disorderly conduct then the defendant will be ordered to have no contact with his wife girlfriend or the victim as the case may be. If the defendant violates the no contact order then the defendant will be charged with a separate offense of violating a no contact order as well as violating the conditions of the filing or probation, as a result of the communication.

No Contact Orders in Rhode Island explained

A “no contact order” means that the defendant is precluded from having any contact and or communication with the victim or the person under the protection of the no contact order. This includes but is not limited to letters, emails, text messages or messages delivered through a third party.

In other words if a person is under a no contact order and sees the victim in public they must leave the area immediately and not acknowledge the victims existence. A person cannot even say “hi” if they walk by the victim by chance on the street.

Be very careful! A person can be arrested for violating a no contact order even if the victim initiates the contact and calls the defedant. A person can be charged with breaking a no contact order even if invited by his wife to come back to the marital home.

Even if the victim tells you that the no contact order has been dropped, do not take the victims word for it. You must see the piece of paper signed by the judge dismissing the no contact order before any contact or communication is initiated. A no contact order expires when the sentence period is finished. However, be careful because there may also be a restraining order issued as a reult of a divorce or family court matter or a District Court restraining order.

A person who is on probation or a probation attached to a suspended sentence must be even more vigilante in order to not violate the no contact order. For example, a single phone call made by the defendant to a victim under the protection of a no contact order probably means a minimum of ten 10 days in jail at the ACI. We are not talking about the local town jail but the ACI.

Violation of conditions of filing

Please note, that a person who has a filing can be held for up to ten days at the ACI if arrested for a new charge / crime. A person who is on a filing must be very careful that he / she stays out of troubl.

If the person is violated from the terms and conditions of the filing then hypothetically the filing could become a conviction because that person has already admitted to the charges by pleading nolo contendere and giving up his right to contest the charges. Court costs will be imposed if there is a nolo contendere filing in a criminal case.

Probation in Rhode Island

If a person recieves probation then they will need to abide by the conditions of the probation and agree to keep the peace and be of good behavior. If a person violates his probation by being arrested for a new crime then the person may be held in Jail at the ACI as a probation violater. After ten days a person has the right to a hearing. At the probation violation hearing, the prosecutor must only convince the judge so that the judge is “reasonably satisfied” that the person violated the probation by committing the new offense. Also the person will be prosecuted for the new offense as a separate charge from violating the probation. There is a good chance that if a person is violated for his probation that the probation which was originally not a conviction will now ripen into a conviction.

A probationary period is a time of great risk for a defendant and a defendant must be careful to stay out of trouble!

A person can also be violated for his probation for various infractions that may not be criminal acts but that violate the conditions of probation such as not keeping probation informed of new adresses, leaving the state without permission, not paying court costs or restitution, not properly reporting to the probation officer, etc. When a person is under probation in Rhode Island he or she is essentially is in a contract with the state to keep the peace, be of good behavior and comply with the conditions and rules of probation.

What is a probation with a suspended sentence in Rhode Island?

If the charges are serious or the person has a lengthy criminal record of has already been placed on probation before then in addition to the probation, the judge may attach a suspended sentence. A person who has a suspended sentence is in a period of extreme risk because a new offense could lead to substantial jail time!

A suspended sentence is always a conviction under Rhode Island law. A person with probation and a suspended sentence attached will not spend anytime in prison unless the person violates the conditions of his probation as set forth above.

The period of the suspended sentence is the most time that a person could spend in prison if the person violates the conditions of the probation or commits a new offense. If the person violates the probation, the judge could sentence the person up to the amount of time that is suspended. Please note that the person could get additional sentence and or penalties as a result of the new charge. It is in the defendants best interest to have the period of suspended sentence to be as short as possible. The suspended sentence typically is for the same amount of time as the period of probation.

Please note that if the offense is driving on a suspended license there are special rules that apply that are set forth in the statutes.

Most prosecutors and judges believe that each sentence should be more severe then the last. A person’s first minor offense is likely to lead to only a filing which is the lowest form of penalty in Rhode Island. A person usually will only be allowed one filing.

It is important that this criminal law article be used for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for seeking legal advice from a Rhode Island lawyer.

Discover Legal Research Services

Nowadays there are multiple options to get information. We can get information in the form of books, magazines, newspapers and on internet. But most resourceful option is internet, because it provides vast and relevant information.

Legal research is a huge task, it requires lot of time. Law is straight forward; it needs a good and effective research. Taking the help of Legal Research services Company is the best way to save time and cost.

How it is useful?
If you are a beginner, then you may be unacquainted with important aspects of law. You already know that law is complex yet organized; in that case you cannot take risk. If you need to understand about some specific area of law relating to your business, you should better consult a skilled person who will make complex searches easy for you. Otherwise, you might waste many hours in hopelessly trying to do it by yourself.

Advantages of hiring Legal Support Services

It gives accurate information
Legal service providers are already skilled in their field and they also have experience thus you can trust them and can expect accurate research.

It saves your time

Its a huge advantage of employing these services. Doing by yourself can long take time as you are not aware of laws therefore, hiring a research company save your crucial time.

It helps to save cost

Legal research requires costly tools, hiring a legal outsourcing company can save your cost as well.

Its legal analysis is up to date

It helps to get recent and latest analysis as legal service providers are expert of the subject matter. They are also familiar with latest formats and amendments.

It provides team work of Legal researchers.
Team of lawyers working in legal research company dedicated their time and effort in understanding the law of a particular country according to the necessity.

Legal research services companies includes services like

Legal research- It includes research on laws and constitutions. It provides solution for legal resources, legal matters, and other related subject matter.

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Contract abstraction-It is a cost saving method of managing contracts. Legal services companies deals with drafting agreements and legal contract reviews.

Lease abstraction- Lease Abstracts help the Real Estate companies make the data contained in contracts valuable; thereby, act as an important criterion in making commercial decisions.

If you want to employ quality services of an efficient legal research team then SunLexis as a legal outsourcing services company undoubtedly proves to be a good option. SunLexis a legal service company based in India consists of capable law executives with decades of domain knowledge that offers legal, paralegal and procurement support.

The Law Of Human Attraction Explained

Does a Law on Human Attraction Exist?

-Opposites attract- is a law of attraction, at least where electromagnetism is concerned. But are there laws about attraction between two people? -In a world that is full of strangers- as a line in a famous song of the 1980′s goes, is there a clear set of rules that allows two people to fall for each other?

Is attraction a matter of chemistry?

Maybe. According to scientists, the attraction between animals of the opposite sex is all about chemicals called pheromones. The effect of pheromones in behavior of insects is the most studied to date. It has been observed, at least in some experiments, that pheromones are responsible for communication among same species and colony of ants. The horrible odor released by skunks to ward off enemies is said to be a kind of pheromone. Some species of apes rub pheromone-containing urine on the feet of potential mates to attract them. Some scientists believe that animals (usually the females) such as insects and mammals send out these chemical signals to tell the male of their species that their genes are different from theirs. This gene diversity is important in producing offspring with better chances of survival. The perfume industry has capitalized on pheromones as a means to increase one’s sexual attractiveness to the opposite sex. Animals such as the whale and the musk deer were hunted down for these chemicals.

Lately, scientists are looking into the existence of human pheromones and its role in mate selection. There are many conflicting views in the realm of biology, chemistry, genetics, and psychology. Most scientists would assert that these do not exist, or if they do, do not play a role in sexual attraction between a man and a woman. But new researches such as that conducted by Swiss researchers from the University of Bern led by Klaus Wedekind are slowly making these scientists rethink their stand. Their experiment involved women sniffing the cotton shirts of different men during their ovulation period. It was found out that women prefer the smell of men’s shirts that were genetically different, but also shared similarities with the women’s genes. This, like in the case of insects and other mammals, was to ensure better and healthier characteristics for their future children. But researchers also cautioned that preference for a male odor is affected by the women’s ovulation period, the food that men eat, perfumes and other scented body products, and the use of contraceptive pills.

Does personality figure in sexual attraction?

Yes, but so does your perception of a potential mate’s personality. According to a research conducted by Klohnen, E.C., & S. Luo in 2003 on interpersonal attraction and personality, a person’s sense of self-security and at least the person’s perception of his/her partner were found to be strong determinants of attraction in hypothetical situations. What does this tell us? We prefer a certain personality type, which attracts you to a person. But aside from the actual personality of the person, which can only be verified through close interaction through time, it is your perception of your potential partner that attracts you to him/her, whether the person of your affection truly has that kind of personality or not. This could probably account for a statement commonly heard from men and women on their failed relationships: -I thought he/she was this kind of person.-

So how does attraction figure in relationships?

You have probably heard that attraction is a prelude, or a factor towards a relationship. Most probably, at least in the beginning; but attraction alone cannot make a relationship work. It is that attraction that makes you notice a person from the opposite sex, but once you get to know the person more, attraction is just one consideration. Shared values, dreams, and passions become more significant in long-term relationships.

So should I stop trying to become attractive?

More than trying to become physically attractive, work on all aspects of your health: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Physical attraction is still a precursor. Remember, biology predisposes us to choose the partner with the healthiest genes. Where your emotions are concerned, just ask this to yourself: would you want to spend time with a person who feels insecure about him/herself? Probably not! There is wisdom in knowing yourself: who you are, your beliefs, values, and dreams. And do not pretend to be someone you are not. Fooling another person by making him/her think that you share the same values and beliefs is only going to cause you both disappointments. When you are healthy in all aspects, attractiveness becomes a consequence and not an end. As mentioned in the Klohnen and Luo’s research, a person’s sense of self-security matters, perhaps even beyond attraction. But remember: do these things for yourself and not for other people. Only then can you truly harness your attractiveness as a person.

Features Of An Effective Law Firm Website

The Internet has changed the world tremendously. People are no longer using the time extensive methods in achieving their goals. If you plan on reaching your target audience as an investor, the best thing that you can do is setup an Internet marketing plan. There are many benefits that you reap from this option. However, if you are running a law firm, it is imperative that you consider a number of things in your website design.
Niche practice areas such as DUI/DWI, criminal defense, personal injury (), and bankruptcy law can help drive traffic and clients to your law firm

The nature of website design in use determines the volume of traffic you will get. This is why you have to be prudent when deciding on the best design to use on your website. As a lawyer, you have to make the experience of your clients peaceful. This means that you will have to come up with a user friendly design. This is what will enable you to better care for your clients. A sophisticated design will always labor the clients and in most cases some of them will give up the ghost and walk away.

Another feature that you have to ensure of is the call to action ability. A good website should be compelling to clients to take action. As an attorney, one of the best things that you can do is to offer great deals. Everybody is in need of special offers and through your promotions in Internet marketing; you will be able to attract more clients. This will later augment your overall performance. Your website content should have well written content that compels clients to try your services. When in doubt, one of the best things that you can do is outsource content writing to copywriters

The main idea behind the establishing of a law firm website is to address the needs of clients more personally. For you to achieve your goals superbly, it is imperative that you take time evaluating goals and create content that helps surfers understand your intent and compel them to working with you. Again, hiring professionals to help with content creation and for your website design could come in handy.

One of the main aspects that lead to poor online performance is the use of a website design that is too heavy. This means that its loading speed is very low. When coming up with the website for Internet marketing, it is a great idea to assume that your clients are using a lower Internet bandwidth. This is so to mean that you will have to create a website that is light. Reduce the number of graphical features on your website and make sure that any widget added is relevant.

Reclaim Your Life By Engaging The Vacuum Law Of Prosperity

Its about this time of year that we begin to see the results of having planted some seeds in the spring. Some of our plants may just be peeking through while others are taller and more mature. If one were to just come upon a garden this time of year they might think how lucky the owner was to have such a fabulous garden.

They may even feel envious because their garden isnt any where near the quality of the garden they just saw.

They may even think its not fair that that person has such a marvelous garden while they have an inferior garden or maybe not have a garden at all and their plot of land is overgrown with all kinds of weeds.

It is impossible to reap fresh vegetables from a weed patch. And even if they did plant the seeds for fresh vegetables they neglected to continue to pull weeds and other unwanted vegetation from their garden.

This situation is very similar to someone who has not cleared the way for prosperity to show up in their life, or have cleared it only to have it fill up again before they got around to planting their seeds, or have planted their seeds but let the weeds take over.

They may even feel cheated, overwhelmed and unluckyand that is definitely losing pieces of your life. The only way to reclaim your life from that situation is to engage the Vacuum Law of Prosperity.

That means we need to clear out the dead and the old in order to make room for the already established to grow and flourish and have space for the new to be welcomed and nourished. We need to engage the Vacuum Law of Prosperity.

Basically, the vacuum law of prosperity is this: if you want greater good, greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it! In other words, get rid of what you dont want to make room for what you do want. (Ponder, 1982)

This concept applies to all areas of our life, spiritual, mental and physical.

Intending to get rid of stuff is great but it is also necessary to take action in order to really create that vacuum. Taking the following steps can help you at least begin to create that vacuum in your life.

One: make a list of what needs to be gotten rid of.

Two: beside each item write how that item is to be gotten rid of (Ex. Given away, sold, trashed, etc.).

Three: beside each item write the name and the contact information of whoever you need to contact in order to complete the getting rid of.

Four: take at least one action each day toward getting rid of everything on your list.

As you get ride of what you dont want, make sure you are putting in their place what you do want. This includes not only new possessions when needed or wanted but also new ideas, attitudes, or behaviors.

Now look at the less tangible things in your live that may be clogging the flow of prosperity in your life. Are you holding on to anger, irritation, jealousy, vengeance or an attitude about something or someone? Forgiveness goes a long way in keeping the flow of prosperity in your life and thus enabling you to reclaim your prosperous life in an
empowering manner.

Letting go of the need to be right, the need to always be the center of attention, and the need to get even will go a long way in helping you reclaim that part of your life that has you live in peace, harmony and prosperity.

Patricia J. Honiotes, M.S.

Legal Video Services – Cost-effective Means Of Presenting A Case

Have you ever used legal video services, like legal video deposition in presenting a case? If not, it is time that you try this cost-effective means to learn and enjoy the many benefits that it comes with. You know that video cameras are devices that is placed everywhere, in malls and even football field. So, it is not surprising if the legal field is no exception to this. As an attorney, this technology is a must-have in your toolbox. Why? That is because of the many benefits it has. But, you will be able to benefit from these benefits to the fullest if you make hiring legal video services as part of your case presentation approach.
One of these benefits is the chance to utilize a state of the art means of presenting your case in the court. This means is not only effective in making your case more compelling. By hiring the company to do the legal videography for you, you will have the following benefits:
View and Observe Body Language
This service video deposition is useful in assisting you in presenting a compelling case. Yes, deposition transcript is helpful during the trial. But, it does not offer the benefit of having to view the witness emotional state, body language and spontaneous reactions. This only lets you miss all those important elements, the pregnant pause, angry glares and nervous fidgeting. Without the use of court videography CA you lose the chance to see and show the full demeanor of the witnesses when testifying. But with a legal video you can easily consult to when needed, the more you will be able to prepare your team for the trials.
Lets You Capture the Attention of the Jury
Video depositions can hold the attention of the jury more effectively. You do not want a juror to lose interest while presenting the evidence. It is how people nowadays are condition with all the technology there is now. A video, on the other hand, ensures the attention of the juror focused on the video screen even for a long stretch of time. Jurors are more likely to pay attention if they are presented with a video deposition to watch than when they are read with a transcript to listen to.
Absent Witness Can still Attend Even From a Distance
It is one of the many benefits of using video deposition. Although a witness, this does not eliminate the factors of distance, medical reasons to prevent them from attending the trial. By hiring a certified legal video specialist, none of these factors can prevent a witness from attending since the video equipment can simply be brought the place of the witness. The good thing about it is that video depositions can be set up in nursing home and even hospitals to ensure the attendance of the witness.
With that said, it is further proven how important legal video services have become in this era. If you want to have all the mentioned benefits, there is only one step you need to take.

Answers To Legal Assistant Employment Application Questions

Businesses and law groups which provide legal services to their consumers hire paralegal associates and trainees who support them in their legal activity. Every company requirements a very good and knowledgeable worker for itself and it’s the exact same in case of legal groups, they require intelligent paralegals that have thorough knowledge about legal proceedings. Just before the official hiring and recruitment in the paralegals, the corporations or groups take a screening test and an interview to scan the candidates. This technique helps to identify the correct person from the group who has being selected. A general legal questionnaire is prepared by staff which includes questions from the respective field. Sometimes paralegal job interview questions are really tricky and simple fact oriented where a person has to give correct references for his answers. Paralegal interview isn’t as simple as the favorite task interviews are as it requires the base of details and their appropriate legal points in their support.

Generally, most on the legal corporations look for a great legal assistant so they don’t ask about legal procedures and related laws like “what is your knowledge about formal legal proceedings? This a weird type of question if asked from a legal assistant inside a paralegal interview. The main focus is for the candidate’s easy skill and search abilities, whether a candidate can probe out detailed analysis about a legal scenario. Some legal corporations ask for strengths and weaknesses of an individual who is searching for an employment in your paralegal assistant. These sorts of questions are irrelevant for the job but they supply an initiating factor for a formal session or sometime it may possibly start with asking a person’s name. Generally, candidates who have completed their paralegal training make it through simply because they have rich knowledge about a number of legal aspects. And after the paralegal job interview questions arrive to civil matters, they commonly ask queries related to intellectual home rights and real estate laws.

Paralegal interview questions like “why must we take you like a paralegal? This kind of questions are very confusing and put a candidate inside a quandary case because a single wrong word can make the case worse. In this respect a correct resolution based answer is required which can justify the question. Sometimes the paralegal job interview questions may be from employer employee relation; just the basic rules nothing in depth is required. If somebody has already got some experience like a paralegal then question could be asked about his work like his branch of working, documentation program is incredibly important. If any question is related to past jobs experience then the answer need to be said inside a professional way simply because this will help somebody in elevating his profile. There are lots of open shut questions which have been asked like “Describe 1 of your worst experiences”. Somebody has to react professionally and ought to respond having a precise answer rather than indulging in details. Inside a paralegal interview, they may possibly ask about a person’s confidence level or his motivation techniques. Mainly the questions asked are from professional background of a person for instance his past experiences.

Hadith, The Second Source Of Islamic Law

The primary source of Islamic law is Divine Revelation. It has been given to humankind by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in 2 kinds. One is the Quran, the direct word of Allah (SWT), and the other is the Sunnah or the teachings of the Prophet (SAW). The Prophet (SAW) always acted according to the instructions of Allah (SWT).

Hadith which is usually applied also for Sunnah, is oral custom relating to the words and deeds of the Muslim prophet Muhammad saw. Lingually the word hadith means that which is fresh from amongst things or some informations communicated either in a micro amount or large. In Islamic nomenclature, the term hadith refers to report about the statements or actions of Muhammad, or about his implied approval of something stated or done in his presence.

The Quran and the Sunnah are complimentary. The meaningful of the Quran is in general in nature. The Sunnah gets it specified and particular. The Sunnah explains the instruction manual of the Quran. The Quranic injunction is sometimes implicit and the Sunnah gets in explicit by providing necessary components and items.

According to Islamic jurists, the Sunnah is second to fard. Fard means something is obligatory and it must be done; to neglect it without any excuse is a sin. The Sunnah is divided into confirmed (Sunnah muakkadah) and optional (Sunnah ghair muakkadah).

A hadith consists of two aspects: the text of the report (matn) containing the actual narrative; and the chain of narrators (isnad, or sanad), which documents the route by which the report has been transmitted.

Hadith are generally categorized as sahh (sound, authentic), da’f (weak), or mawd’ (fabricated). Other classifications used also include: hasan (good), which refers to an otherwise sahh report suffering from minor deficiency, or a weak report strengthened due to numerous other corroborating reports; and munkar (ignored) which is a report that is rejected due to the presence of a solitary and generally unreliable transmitter. Both sahh and hasan reports are considered acceptable for usage in Islamic legal discourse. Classifications of hadith may also be based upon the scale of transmission. Reports that pass through many reliable transmitters at each point in the isnad up until their collection and transcription are known as mutawtir.

Muslims who accept hadith believe that trusted hadith are in most cases the words of Muhammad and not the word of God. Hadith Qudsi forms a partial exception; these (few) hadith are said to recount divine revelations given to Muhammad but not included in the Qur’an. However, the words (as opposed to the substance) are believed to be Muhammad’s own, and not divine. Muslims also use the Ahadith to interpret parts of the Qur’an when verses are not clear or even when verses are clear to achieve an in-depth understanding.

Divorce Law in Colorado

If you are considering getting a divorce in Colorado, you will need to become familiar with divorce law in Colorado prior to filing for dissolution of marriage. There are certain requirements that must be met or the court may throw out your case or refuse to enter into a final judgment. Here are some of the primary things you should familiarize yourself with prior to taking action:

Residency and Filing Requirements – To be eligible to file for and be granted dissolution of marriage in Colorado one of the parties to the dissolution must be a resident of the state for a minimum of ninety days immediately prior to filing of the petition.

The petition for dissolution of marriage may be filed in the Colorado County of residence of either party to the petition.

There Must be Grounds for Filing: The dissolution document must state the Colorado grounds upon which the divorce is being sought. In addition, the grounds stated must be substantiated with the court. Basically, the grounds must show that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This must be shown either within the petition or through testimony or the court may throw the case out.

Property Distribution: In Colorado, property distribution must be equitable. This is not the same as equal distribution, but based upon the principle of what is fair. The court encourages the parties to enter into an agreement regarding the distribution of marital property.

If an agreement cannot be reached by the parties the court will decide how to distribute the property without regard to alleged “marital misconduct”. The court will consider such factors as the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of marital property including the value of homemaker contributions, the economic circumstances of each spouse after property distribution, and the consideration of the cost and living situation of any minor children.

Spousal Support: There is no set rule regarding spousal support and not all cases will require it. Whether one spouse will be required to support another either on a temporary or permanent basis is decided on the circumstances of each individual case and may be agreed upon by the parties of by the court’s discretion.

Child Custody: Colorado courts will attempt to lessen any emotional trauma of the children of divorcing couples. When parents cannot come to an agreement regarding child custody arrangements the court will establish a custody order. In some cases the court may appoint an attorney to represent the best interests of the children when deciding how parental responsibilities are to be divided between parents.

Divorce is forever. Careful thought should be given by anyone who is considering the dissolution of their marriage to all of the consequences of the action. Before beginning the action of filing for dissolution, be sure to become familiar with the divorce law in Colorado either through research on your own or by contacting an attorney with experience in this area of the law.