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Monthly Archives from March 2018

L-1s and TNs Border Processing – A Dramatic Change Ahead

In another effort to tighten legal immigration, CBP and USCIS announced in a conference call that they are rolling out a pilot program to eliminate “on-the-spot” L-1s and TNs NAFTA adjudications at the border. The program will first be implemented at the Blaine Washington State port of entry starting April 30, 2018. The current in-person border application will be replaced with a mail-in application, which might take 3-5 days of adjudication through the California Service Center, […]

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To the Moon, Mars, and Worlds Beyond!

On February 22, 2018, as part of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) delegation, Giselle Carson had the unique opportunity to attend a private reception with Vice President Mike Pence and tour NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. She, along with the Vice President, toured the Space Center and commercial spaceflight facilities in Cape Canaveral, including Boeing, Blue Origin, and the United Launch Alliance. “I was thrilled to visit NASA and share a vision and plans for space […]

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JBA Franchise, IP & Tech Law Committee Meeting

On March 27, 2018, The Jacksonville Bar Association Franchise, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Committee met for a lunch and learn. The featured speaker, Assistant Professor Amanda Reid Payne presented “2018 Lessons Learned and Cases to Watch,” a summary of IP law case updates. As the committee chair, Crystal Broughan organized the event, which included great discussions on copyright, patent, and trademark cases. Several students from Florida Coastal School of Law attended the meeting in […]

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Prior Restraint – Tried but Never Affirmed

The Bill of Rights enshrines the rights to free speech and free press in our Constitution. Yet since the beginning of our republic, various compartments of our government have tried (and always failed) to impose prior restraint on those rights by invoking court power to stop the publication or broadcast of unwanted news. While there is potential for the government’s lawful exercise of that power against our free press, no court in the land has […]

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EAD Extension Delayed? How to Know If You Qualify for an Extension

EAD extension delays are now a common occurrence, but many qualify for an automatic extension. The extension begins on the EAD expiration date and continues for up to 180 days unless the renewal is denied. To qualify, you must fulfill the following requirements: Have a pending and timely filed application to renew your EAD before it expires (except for certain employees granted Temporary Protected Status); Have the same eligibility category on the EAD and the […]

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FAQs about Florida Probate

For most people, probating an estate is uncharted territory that brings up many questions and concerns. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions our office receives. What is “Probate”? The term “probate” is used to describe the court-supervised process of proving the validity of a will, gathering and distributing the decedent’s assets, paying of estate expenses, and filing and payment of taxes. For the different types of probate administrations and their approximate length […]

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