Administrative Law

Administrative Law, Civil Law

Do I need a Trademark?

Do I need a trademark? Are you a business owner who is considering filling for a trademark?  Here are several things you need to know:  Even without realizing it, you, as a consumer, deal with trademarks on a day to day basis.  A trademark is a brand name, and includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to…

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Administrative Law, Social Security Disability

How Does Social Security Define Disability? 

HOW DOES SOCIAL SECURITY DEFINE DISABILITY?  The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability as being unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s):  That is expected to result in death, or  That has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.  The SSA then uses a five-step…

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Administrative Law, Social Security Disability

Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability? 

Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability?  There is an old adage that states that a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. Nevertheless, statics from Social Security show that millions of well–intentioned Americans do just that and proceed with their disability application without the assistance from an attorney.   Because of the critical dates and complicated laws involved when…

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Administrative Law, Criminal Law

Arkansas Game and Fish Violations: How will a violation affect my hunting rights? Can I go to jail for a violation? 

Arkansas Game and Fish Violations  How will a Game and Fish violation affect my hunting rights, and can I go to jail for a violation?  Game and Fish violations are grouped into five levels of violations. Each level carries different fine amounts and possibilities of county jail time. However, the most important part is the amount of points each violation carries with it….

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Administrative Law

Are you a University Student who has been Arrested?

If your son or daughter has been arrested or charged with a crime while enrolled as a student at the University of Arkansas, you can expect swift action from the University Office of Student Standards and Conduct. The Office of Student Standards and Conduct has broad discretion. Although the student is entitled to due process, the University moves on these…

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Administrative Law, Employment Law

Can teachers get their job back?

As a teacher, can I get my job back if they suspend or fire me? Yes.  You are protected by a strong law.  The law is called the Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act (TFDA).  This law is designed to help teachers. The TFDA says that a teacher has to receive written notice of any nonrenewal, suspension, or termination. A teacher…

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Administrative Law

Can I lose my nursing License for refusing a drug test

Can nurses lose their license if they refuse to drug test? Lots of nurses want to know if they’ll lose their licenses for refusing to take a drug test. The short answer is yes, you can lose your license if you refuse to take a requested drug test. However, it is a little more complicated than that.  If a nurse…

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Administrative Law

Title 9 – Sexual Misconduct in Educational Settings

What is Title 9? Title 9 is a group of federal statutes that governs rules of conduct for individuals enrolled in educational institutions, among other things.  Title 9 deals with sexual harassment, dating violence, discrimination, stalking, and sexual misconduct. The group of laws forces a university to investigate and respond to any of the above types of incidents. What happens…

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Administrative Law

Arkansas Board of Pharmacy Hearings

Becoming a pharmacist is hard work. It takes a lot of late nights studying pharmacology, learning how to compound, and understanding how medications work together and against each other.  It is a huge undertaking, and one that folks don’t take lightly.  As a result of all that hard work, someone who makes it through pharmacy school and becomes a licensed…

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Administrative Law, Elder Law

Arkansas Medicaid: What You Need to Apply

Helping your parents or other family members enter a nursing home is always difficult, no matter the financial situation. There is the stress of deciding which home is best for your loved one. There is the sadness in seeing your loved one taken away from the home that he or she has come to love. And there is usually some…

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