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COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate: Agencies Encouraged to Delay Proposed Disciplinary Actions

At the end of November, the Biden administration encouraged agencies to hold off on enforcing suspensions or removals for unvaccinated federal employees. The guidance comes after…

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How Will the Legalization of Marijuana Impact My Criminal Record?

Back in March, former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for…

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Can My Mental Health Disqualify Me from Holding a Security Clearance?

When the government grants someone a security clearance, they are demonstrating a tremendous amount of trust in that individual. The government must know that one has sound…

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Immigration Provisions of Build Back Better

The House has passed The Build Back Better Act; this large bill covers huge areas of President Biden’s domestic agenda including paid family leave, various tax credits and some…

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What Service Members Need to Know About How to File an Article 138 Complaint

Article 138 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UMCJ) is one of the most powerful rights for a service member wronged by their command. Despite its power, many service…

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How to Defend Against Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charges: What Students and Parents Need to Know

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should…

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Immigration Alert: New US Travel Framework for All Travelers & More

New US Travel Framework for All Travelers The new US travel framework for all international travelers went live on November 8th. This marks the end of Presidential travel…

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Is Virtual Visitation a Practical Option in a Post-COVID World?

Visitation and child custody cases are rarely easy, and oftentimes the solutions proposed are not very equitable to both parents. Also, a parental separation can lead to the…

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year… To Update Your Estate Plan

The coming of a new year often has us reflecting back on things we meant to do but did not get done or looking forward to things we wish to accomplish. It is the perfect time to…

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The Basics of Administrative Separation: Can You be Fired From the Military?

With the military’s need for order and good conduct amongst its ranks, it is necessary that they have some way of enforcing order and determining whether or not certain…

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