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Legal matters are rarely simple, which is why Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys like to share their knowledge about specific topics through our articles page. Here, you will find articles to help make sense of complex legal issues. If you have a legal topic you would like us to address in our articles, please email info@tullylegal.com.


Considering purchasing property in Ireland?

Investment climate and market trends Both the commercial and residential marketplace in Ireland are expected to remain strong in 2019. Ireland’s residential real estate market…

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On the Road

DRIVERLESS CARS ARE DISRUPTING NORMS AND LEGAL STANDARDS We will be sharing the roadways with driverless cars before we know it. Did you know Texas recently passed a statewide law…

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Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

Another day, another alleged violation of the Hatch Act. High-profile names such as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, White House Counselor Kellyanne…

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Practicing patience: Federal employees with appeals forced to wait due to vacant MSPB

What happens when a federal board has no members? Not much. The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is vacant for the first time in its 40-year history, leaving hundreds,…

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It’s not just inmates who suffer: Poor conditions in federal prisons affect guards, staff

News reports of adverse conditions at federal prisons, including lack of heat at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (MDC Brooklyn) earlier this year, have had defense…

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New laws aim to protect transgender New Yorkers, criminalize certain offenses

Of the approximately 1.4 million people in the United States who identify as transgender, according to a recent study, many have experienced harassment or assault at school and…

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Federal employees should prepare for more nimble and aggressive security clearance decision-making process

Changes to the federal government’s security clearance processes are on their way. Calling it the first major update in 50 years, the federal government currently is laying out…

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THC you later: New York’s marijuana legislation may include plans to clear past convictions

You’re not ganja believe this. The past, low-level marijuana convictions of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could go up in smoke once adult recreational marijuana is legal…

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Children and divorce: Negotiating a successful co-parenting plan in your divorce settlement

Divorce may be the end of a marriage, but when children are involved, it is the beginning of co-parenting. That means parents still have to work together and raise their children.…

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Family Court to see more cases as final phase of ‘Raise the Age’ law goes into effect in 2019

The final phase of New York’s “Raise the Age” law goes into effect this year, finally making way for both 16- and 17-year-olds to be referred to Family Court instead of…

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