Category Archives: Law

Roxanne Minott

Counsel for the Indigent

The indigent have, historically, received inadequate legal representation, and recently, there was a class-action lawsuit that claimed New York State had failed to offer sufficient legal defense to the poor in many counties. Governor Andrew Cuomo settled the lawsuit by … Continue reading

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Roxanne Minott

Representation of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

There is an acute need for legal representation of unaccompanied immigrant minors, who have no family members or guardians to offer them protection. They have no knowledge of the law and the legal process, and the English language. In addition, … Continue reading

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Matthew Izzi

New California Legislative Bills That Affect the Legal Community

This past month has seen many amendments and changes to California’s laws. While changes in the legislature are nothing new, many of the recent changes mark rather interesting and significant departures from existing laws. Some of the More Significant Changes: … Continue reading

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Roxanne Minott

Extrinsic Evidence Can No Longer Alter the Terms of Trust Instruments

Prior to January 1st, 2014, the law forbade extrinsic evidence from changing the terms of a written contract. The parol evidence rule states that a court will not contemplate any evidence beyond the four corners of a written contract to change … Continue reading

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