Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 5

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 05, 2022 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that temporarily lengthens the automatic extension period for some Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Certain individuals who have filed applications for employment authorization will receive an extension of 540 days from the expiration date specified on their EADs. Before USCIS announced the temporary increase, persons who filed timely renewal applications in eligible EAD categories could be granted a maximum automatic extension of 180 days. USCIS introduced the new policy in light of its significant processing delays for EAD renewal applications. Existing backlogs […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2022 – Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not only frightening but can be extremely serious. The severity of the trauma often dictates the long-term prognosis. However, no matter how much experience a doctor has, there is always an element of uncertainty in not only the diagnosis but the eventual recovery of the patient.    TBI is a serious public health issue, and each year in the U.S., close to 3 million people seek care for TBI, with many more never seeking care. Traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of death […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2022 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the requirement for international travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test result before flying to the United States from a foreign country. As of June 12, 2022, air passengers will no longer have to get tested for COVID-19 or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States. The CDC determined the testing requirement was no longer necessary given the availability of effective coronavirus vaccines and treatments. The agency will re-evaluate its decision in 90 days […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 29, 2022 – The VA plans to change its disability rating criteria for several conditions to ensure that veterans’ compensation benefits match their medical conditions. The VA explains that the proposed changes to 38 CFR 4.96 should clarify, simplify, and eliminate redundancies in the provisions covering respiratory illnesses in the federal registrar. The major overhaul will affect disability rating criteria for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts. The three primary forms of sleep apnea are: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Central Sleep Apnea […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2022 – Members of the Georgia legal community recently rallied together to help raise much-needed funds to fight hunger with the 11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition. The two-week fundraising initiative raises awareness of food insecurity throughout Georgia, and this year 189 legal teams raised $880,248.08 statewide. The Atlanta area participants aided the Atlanta Community Food Bank by raising $682,424, the equivalent of more than 2.7 million meals across their 29-county service area. The annual drive is held in partnership with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division of the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2022 – Ceja Law Firm PLLC announced today that a Houston Grand Jury refused to indict our client for aggravated assault in a case where we raised a defense of a third party. The defendant, a former Marine who did two tours of duty in Afghanistan and received various commendations, was charged with aggravated assault. On the date of the incident, he received a text message from his high school friend that she had been punched and assaulted by her husband. She was five months pregnant at the time of the assault; the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2022 – Jose Ceja, the managing attorney of Ceja Law Firm PLLC, gave a well-informed CLE presentation at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting last week in Houston. This was the first in-person meeting of members of the State Bar since 2019, after two years of virtual meetings. Many of the CLE sessions focused on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the legal profession, from hiring and retention to court accessibility and lawyer well-being. Mr. Ceja’s presentation, “Roadmap to a Criminal Case,” drew on his 15 years of experience practicing criminal […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2022 – The VA is transitioning to a new electronic health record modernization (“EHRM”) system to store and track various aspects of patient care. The VA expects this 10-year initiative to be complete by 2028. The contract to replace the VA’s current electronic health record system aims to eliminate the current reliance on multiple complex interfaces and manual data entry. The new design creates a streamlined connection between VA medical facilities with the Department of Defense (“DOD”), the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”), and participating community care providers. The EHRM’s ability to exchange health […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2022 – Last month, the Law Office of Mark Nicholson was thrilled to award another scholarship this year. They enjoy providing this scholarship opportunity every year as part of their commitment to public service. They love to hear from students about their past experiences that have helped shape them into the people they are today and will be in the future. Alexandria Reno is a Nicholson Scholar Winner Alexandria Reno of New Castle Chrysler High School received a college scholarship from the Law Office of Mark Nicholson. The Mark Nicholson Experience Scholarship is […]


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Orlando, FL ( Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2022 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Andrew Nickolaou is now board certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar, an honor achieved by only 1 percent of attorneys in the state. Established by the Florida Supreme Court in 1982, Board Certification is the highest level of achievement an attorney can attain in Florida. Only board-certified attorneys can use the term ‘expert,” “specialist,” or “Board Certified Specialist” (B.C.S.). To become board certified, attorneys are thoroughly evaluated through a peer-review system for competence, character, ethics, and professionalism in […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2022 – The Steinberg Law Firm awarded five students a $1,000 scholarship and added a sixth scholarship this year called The Courage Scholarship for a student whose essay was especially impactful to the scholarship committee. The law firm’s 2022 Scholarship Program is the 5th year in a row that the firm has offered the program to high school and college students to help with their tuition. This year, the program had over 35 applicants and the process of selecting the scholarship winners was challenging. “There were so many qualified and deserving applicants. We […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 09, 2022 – For years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been experiencing a significant backlog of claims, which has only increased during the pandemic. For many veterans, a delay in review and compensation can have lifelong consequences for their health and livelihood. VA Secretary McDonough explains that the newly developed Office of Automated Benefit Delivery (OABD) should address the backlog. OABD is a part of an automation pilot program to review veteran service-connected disability claims faster. The VA believes that, in some instances, this program can reduce a veteran’s claim review time […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) June 06, 2022 – Massachusetts School of Law is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Andover-based school was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive half the grant immediately and the balance likely next year. Massachusetts School of Law’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides this accessible, affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a group of victims of abuse in the Episcopal Church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia over the diocese’s ongoing refusal to address clergy abuse in the church. The announcement comes just days before representatives of the diocese meet in Alexandria on June 4 to elect a new bishop diocesan. “We have notified all four candidates for bishop of our concerns in writing, as well as the standing committee, the executive board, and priests throughout the diocese,” said ESN spokesperson Eric […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that temporarily lengthens the automatic extension period for some Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Certain individuals who have filed applications for employment authorization will receive an extension of 540 days from the expiration date specified on their EADs. Before USCIS announced the temporary increase, persons who filed timely renewal applications in eligible EAD categories could be granted a maximum automatic extension of 180 days. USCIS introduced the new policy in light of its significant processing delays for EAD renewal applications. Existing backlogs […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire)June 02, 2022 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not a stand-alone injury. It can increase the risk of chronic cardiovascular, endocrine, and neurologic comorbidities. A comorbidity is a medical condition where two disorders or diseases coexist simultaneously. It is well known that veterans in combat frequently deal with TBI. It does not go away on its own. It does not play by the rules, and it does not make anyone’s life easier to live. This most recent study was published online by JAMA Network Open. The idea was to compare unexposed subjects with those suffering […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 26, 2022 – Although it has been known for several years that service dogs help military members cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there has not been any scientific evidence to back that up. There is now.    Researchers at the Dutch Police Academy and Radboud University conducted a study providing factual data showing how valuable a buddy dog can be. Overall, it was revealed that a service dog provides a person living with PTSD with increased confidence, peace, and security. The dog also helps normalize a sufferer’s life.    Dogs appear in increasing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2022 – Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not only frightening but can be extremely serious. The severity of the trauma often dictates the long-term prognosis. However, no matter how much experience a doctor has, there is always an element of uncertainty in not only the diagnosis but the eventual recovery of the patient.    TBI is a serious public health issue, and each year in the U.S., close to 3 million people seek care for TBI, with many more never seeking care. Traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of death […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2022 – Veterans will now be allowed to use their benefits to pursue more than one degree, thanks to recent changes to the Veteran Readiness and Employment Benefits program. Active and retired service members who use the Readiness and Employment Benefits program to pay for their college education will now be able to use those benefits in conjunction with post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. These benefits were previously not allowed to be used in conjunction with one another, and any Veteran Readiness and Employment benefits used for educational purposes would count against GI Bill […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2022 – Just recently, one person died in a vehicle crash in southeast Austin in the 5700 block of East Ben White Blvd., near Comsouth Drive. The accident happened at approximately 1:23 a.m. The second person in the collision was taken to the hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is not yet known. In another serious accident in downtown Austin, two scooter riders collided with another vehicle, sending both to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. The accident happened at the intersection of San Jacinto and East Eight Street at approximately […]


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