What is a Preliminary Hearing in a Criminal Case?

A preliminary hearing is a crucial step in the criminal justice process in California, offering a preview of a trial’s key elements without deciding guilt or innocence. This hearing occurs after an individual has been…

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Finding Pro Bono Legal Assistance in California: A Guide

Navigating the legal system without the financial means to hire an attorney can be daunting. However, California offers various avenues for individuals seeking pro bono legal assistance. Here’s how you can find free legal help…

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Navigating the Courtroom: Younger Attorneys vs. Veteran Opposing Counsel

Introduction The landscape of a courtroom often brings together legal minds from varied generations. For a younger or younger-looking attorney, facing a more seasoned opposing counsel can present unique challenges, but also opportunities to bring…

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Attorneys & The Gandhi Mindset: A Wink at Peaceful Practice

Navigating the turbulent seas of legal battles, here at The Mines Law Firm, we’ve often found ourselves pausing and pondering – What would Gandhi do? It might seem outlandish to juxtapose the pacifist nature of…

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Navigating the Crossroads: Christian Principles & Legal Practice

Introduction Law and morality often walk hand in hand, navigating through the entwined paths of justice and ethical beliefs. For attorneys like us, who embrace Christian principles, the practice of law can sometimes challenge our…

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Navigating the Crossroads: Evaluating the Merits of Advertising for Solo Attorneys

In the dynamic field of legal practice, solo attorneys often face the pivotal decision of whether to invest in advertising. Navigating through the pros and cons can be pivotal for sustaining and growing a practice….

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When the Robes Seem Tilted: Dealing with a (Perceived) Biased Judge

Introduction We’ve all been there – that sinking feeling when you walk into court, and your inner monologue whispers, “Oh, not *this* judge again.” (I definitely have one I am not a fan of at…

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The Pitfalls of Unprofessional Conduct: Addressing Rude and Personal Behavior from Opposing Counsel

Understanding Personalized and Rude Tactics in Legal Contexts Diverts from Legal Merits Engaging in personal attacks or rude behavior sidetracks the discourse from the actual legal issues and merit of the case at hand. Undermines…

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Legal Practice in the Digital Age: How Attorneys Work Beyond the Physical Office

Exploring the Flexibility and Adaptability in Legal Work Navigating through the contemporary legal landscape requires an amalgamation of traditional practices with modern methodologies. At The Mines Law Firm, directed by Jasmine Mines, Esq., we encompass…

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Behind the Billing: The Overhead Costs of Self-Employed Lawyers vs. Salaried Lawyers

Being a self-employed lawyer is both rewarding and challenging. Many clients often wonder why legal fees can seem high. Let’s pull back the curtain and compare the overhead costs for a self-employed attorney against those…

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