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THAT HAS A GOOD “RING” TO IT: What Happens to the Ring When the Engagement is Broken?

By: Robert B. George, Esquire Dating back to ancient times, it has been a tradition for men to give their intended bride an engagement ring when they propose. But not every engagement ends in a marriage, as it has been estimated the almost ¼ of engagements are called off every year across the United States. […]

Not Politics As Usual: A Bipartisan Breakthrough Agreement on Gun Violence

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire Following the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teaches were killed, a bipartisan group of United States Senators began negotiating a deal on a package of safety and gun related measures. On Sunday, June 12, 2022, the group of 20 Senators (10 Democrats and 10 […]

Never Too Young to Plan: High School Graduates Should Consider Getting Powers of Attorney

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire [email protected] In the coming weeks it will be graduation season, and that means that many of your high school age children will become, or have already become, legal adults. Parents who are used to making decisions for their children must now realize that their children are now legal adults, which […]

If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher: Teacher Appreciation Week

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected]   Educators make invaluable contributions to their students and their communities.  Instructing students in reading, writing, arithmetic, and thousands of subject matters is, of itself, laudable.  Teachers, however, provide so much more. Teachers promote curiosity in students, which fosters creative and flexible thinking, contributing to our nation’s proud history […]

CALLING ALL DONORS – 6th Annual #TeamCameron Blood Drive!

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire WHEN:          May 18, 2022 – 12:00 – 5:00 WHERE:       Aston Community Center (3270 Concord Road, Aston, PA 19014) Please consider making an appointment to donate! Take a little break from your day, save up to three lives, and get a mini checkup all at the same time.   Our 6th […]

Substitute Teacher Shortage Reaches Crisis Level in Pennsylvania Schools: How You Can Help

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] If you turn on the news or have school-aged children, you have probably heard about the substitute teacher shortage. Just like other workforce shortages and supply chain issues, substitute teacher shortages are being felt across the country. Each state is handling the shortage differently; some are calling on parents […]

We’re kicking off the 7th Annual Team Cameron Toy Drive to benefit the children at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] The Team Cameron Toy Drive is run by the Cameron McCarthy Foundation, named in honor of my daughter who, in May of 2015 – just before her 7th birthday – was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.  Cameron endured a year of […]

Emotional Support Animals – The Second Class Citizens of Animal Helpers

“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.”      –  Writer Edith Wharton By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected] For decades, the right to bring service animals into areas of public accommodation has been established under anti-discrimination laws.   A service animal—which is defined as a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do […]

Veterans Day 2021 – A few ways to thank our Veterans for their invaluable service

By: Laurie A. McCarthy, Esquire [email protected] Show Up – Attend a Veterans Day event in your area – not just a barbeque with friends – but a parade or service for our Veterans. Cheer for our heroes and thank them for their service. Donate – Write a check to one of the many amazing organizations […]

What’s In a Meme? A Possible Lawsuit

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire [email protected] Memes are everywhere on social media.  Sometimes funny, sometimes mean, but almost always using a picture with a title or statement taken out of context.  So, while most memes are harmless, lawsuits have arisen over certain memes involving taking either a person’s image or likeness and either putting them […]

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