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Escobedo v. State of Illinois: The Accused’s Right to Counsel

December 14th, 2013 4:51 pm

Written for the National Association of Professional Women Springfield, Mo Local Chapter in Legal Corner Monthly Spotlight By: Heather Rooney McBride and Danielle R. Kerckhoff The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution provides, in part, that an accused person shall have the right to “have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.” Although it was understood […]

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Breastfeeding and Jury Duty

December 14th, 2013 4:51 pm

Written for the National Association of Professional Women Springfield, Mo Local Chapter in Legal Corner Monthly Spotlight By: Heather Rooney McBride and Danielle R. Kerckhoff A woman in Jackson County, Missouri is facing contempt of court charges for appearing for jury duty with her seven-month-old son, who is currently breastfeeding. The woman, Laura Trickle, was […]

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IDENTITY THEFT: Tips to Prevent it from Happening and What to Do if it Happens to You

December 14th, 2013 4:51 pm

Written for the National Association of Professional Women Springfield, Mo Local Chapter in Legal Corner Monthly Spotlight By: Heather Rooney McBride and Danielle R. Kerckhoff Over 40 million credit and debit card consumers were affected by the Target security breach that occurred between November 27th and December 15th of 2013. The information compromised included customers’ […]

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Red Light on Red Light Cameras?

December 14th, 2013 4:51 pm

Written for the National Association of Professional Women Springfield, Mo Local Chapter in Legal Corner Monthly Spotlight By: Heather Rooney McBride and Danielle R. Kerckhoff Every few months we hear of a new case in Missouri regarding red light cameras. The City of Springfield suspended its red light cameras on March 2, 2010 after the […]

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Obamacare: Can I Appeal?

December 14th, 2013 4:51 pm

Written for the National Association of Professional Women Springfield, Mo Local Chapter in Legal Corner Monthly Spotlight By: Heather Rooney McBride and Danielle R. Kerckhoff The news and social media have inundated us with stories and opinions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), otherwise known as Obamacare. Whether you lean right or […]

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