The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as a chronic disease that is influenced by genetic predisposition, issues of environment, and mental wellness. Over time and without treatment, alcoholism gets worse, creating fatal health consequences and psychological preoccupation with alcohol that distorts the thinking.
At its September 2011 session, the Judicial Conference increased the “Title 11 Administrative Fee” from $39.00 to $46.00. Because the Administrative Fee is a component of the total fee for filing a bankruptcy petition, the total petition filing fee will increase in each chapter by $7.00 beginning November 1, 2011. Currently, the filing fee for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is $299. This will increase to $306 on November 1st. Likewise, filing fees for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will [Read the full post. . .]
On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
When you appear in court, you are being judged. Everything about you is open to scrutiny by people who have power over your life. As such, your appearance in court should be designed to aid in your defense. By knowing your audience, you can be prepared to blunt a harsh or dismissive attitude and win your case. Here are some common-sense dos and don’ts for dressing for court.
DO wear conservative clothing that won’t make you stand out or draw