Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LawDiva Doctora Ana Maria Polo
Doctora Ana Maria Polo from Caso Cerrado is a judge on TV but that was only half her dream.  See, her first dream was to be  in front of the cameras, YEAH!  But not as a judge, no or even as an actress.  NO!  She wanted to SING!  

She plays guitar and sings and even composes her own music.  This diva even sang in front of the Pope once.  

Maybe music wasnt in the stars for her because she became a lawyer instead.  But somehow, she made it to the front of the cameras deciding cases and declaring judgement with her signature throw of the gavel. 

Funny how things turn out though!  Music is still her passion and she composed and sings and even raps the song for the show!  

Find out more Surprising Things about Latin America's most famous TV judge, la doctora Ana Maria Polo, on !

Thursday, October 27, 2016

When Tweeting or IGing is a Misdemeanor

Voting is your right.  Taking a picture of it- that's a misdemeanor!

And that's exactly what Justin Timberlake did.  And I'm sure many of you reading this can't wait for November 8th to go out there and vote and then SNAP, post, tweet, hashtag this experience away.  Because if you don't snapchat it or post it in some way- well, it just didn't happen, right?

Well, no.  Go to the voting booth and VOTE.  In fact,  tweet all you want about it.  Just DONT SNAP THAT PICTURE!  NO pictures at all!  Cuz then you'll need a lawyer.  You can call me but, I really do want you out of trouble! 


Read more here 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What a Lawyer Looks Like

Did you hear about Delta Airlines and the doctor that was on board?

Real quick --- the plane was  in flight when a passenger needed medical assistance.  A black woman doctor tries to assist but was halted by flight attendant and blocked access to the passenger in need because: we are looking for a physician, please sit down. This is no time for questions, we need a doctor.

Yeah. So.  After the black woman doctor repeatedly said: I AM a doctor, the flight attendant then asks her for ID.  Cuz, you know, that's what you do in a medical emergency.  

Anyways, read the whole story here 

This lead to the twitter hashtag #whatadoctorlookslike.

In light of this, here is my take of #whatalawyerlookslike.

Because just last week, again I was asked for ID and asked incredulously, "You're a lawyer!?!"

I didn't tweet about it, or make a facebook post about it or anything cuz ... hasta cuando?  I mean really, how many times do I gotta write about it?  I'm jaded.  I'm tired.

I told Vic about it and he says he can be standing in court in a suit, holding his briefcase and he'll be referred to as the defendant: "Mr. Rodriguez?"  and he has to say repeatedly:  NO I'm his ATTORNEY."

For so long I kept thinking of changing my LinkedIn profile picture.  But why?  I'm not changing it.  Get used to it.  That's #whatalawyerlookslike cuz that's what I look like!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Why More Lawyers Should Speak Spanish

translate espanol poses the question: 

Why should lawyers bother to write in plain English, as opposed to garbled 'legalese'?

They point out that: 

Arguably, in today’s high-tech world, where legal

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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My Review of Symphony Tools for Social Media Management

My Review of Symphony Tools for Social Media Management:

I've been using Symphony Tools to manage my social media accounts and I really like it. It's perfect for scheduling and automating sharing my blog to Facebook and twitter. Give it a try.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

You Need A License For What?

If cops ever cracked down on this law, half of Brooklyn would be in jail. 

Luckily, this law is not enforced. 

Needing a license to hang your clothes on a clothesline is probably one of the most ridiculous laws there is. 

Many states are currently revoking clothesline bans because what were once considered eyesores are now viewed as eco-friendly.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

High Marks on Hispanic High School Grad Rates
Time for school again! 

A brand new school year, fresh new perspective, lofty goals, and add this great new statistic to boost you up:

Over the past few years, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has decreased dramatically and college enrollment has increased.

Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s

Friday, September 9, 2016

First American Muslim Federal Judge

President Obama nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi for the federal bench late Tuesday, saying, “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

“A judiciary that reflects the rich diversity of our nation helps ensure the fair and just administration of the law, and it is

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sisters in Law, the Law of the Land, That Is!

A new book spotlights the lives and careers of the first two women to serve on the United States Supreme Court—Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Day O’Connor, a Republican who was raised on a western ranch, was named to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Twelve years later, Bader Ginsburg, a Democrat from Brooklyn and daughter of an immigrant, was named to the high court by President Bill Clinton.

What I find fascinating is that these women were not able to get a job practicing law or clerking. Only jobs as legal secretaries were

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

You have the right to remain SILENTO

When arrested, you are read your "Miranda Rights".... You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you...

If the detainee speaks spanish?  Oh?  Thats Easy!  "You have the right to remain silento..."

NO, Wait.  It's..."You have the right to remain silencio."

No... Yeah... I think so.  That's about right!

Well, the American Bar Association wants to assure you get it right!  They

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Daughter's Justice for Father's Murderer

Joselyn Martinez Babaldi Photography

First the police fail her when they can't locate her father's killer. Then after she herself finds the killer and pointed him out to the authorities who pick him up and charge him, then the judge fails her, ruling that the killer's due process rights were violated because it took them over 25 years to find him, in violation of his speedy trial rights.

Wait.  But there is no statute of limitations for murder, right? NO there isn't.  So what happened here?

Let's start from the beginning of this needs-to-be-made-into-a-movie story. Let's go back to the eighties in Washington Heights, New York. The neighborhood was plagued with violence, crime, and drugs. Joselyn Martinez' father was

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sotomayor Calls for More Diversity on the High Court

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Victor Urbaez' children
Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the Supreme Court needs more diversity, amid the politically charged debate about filling a vacancy on the high court.  

"I … think there is a disadvantage from having (five) Catholics, three Jews, everyone from an Ivy League school," Sotomayor, the court's first Latina justice, said Friday at Brooklyn Law School.  

What Justice Sotomayor sems to be stating is that diversity is multi-faceted, geographical area the justices are from, the law