A Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she defended was a single warning shot toward her abusive husband in 2010 has been freed as part of a plea deal. Marissa Alexander, 34, was released Tuesday after striking a deal that capped her sentence to three years' time already served for the shooting that she claimed was in self-defense. While leaving a Jacksonville courthouse, the mother of three cried while thanking her supporters and sharing her plans to continue her education in pursuit of becoming a paralegal someday. "My hope is for the people who were involved in this case to be able to move on with their lives," she said while reading from a prepared statement. As part of November's deal she additionally agreed to two years of house arrest while wearing an ankle monitor. She will be allowed to work, attend classes and take her children to school and medical appointments. Alexander's plea to three counts of aggravated assault followed … [Read more...] about Florida woman convicted for firing ‘warning shot’ at husband is released after plea deal
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OXFORD — The University of Mississippi is offering a new fast-track to law school through a Bachelor of Paralegal Studies 3+3 emphasis in the Department of Legal Studies.It reduces the time and tuition dollars needed to complete a bachelor's and law degree.Under the new pre-law emphasis for paralegal studies majors, a student's fourth-year requirements for the B.P.S. are satisfied by completing first-year law school classes. The student must meet the law school's admissions requirements, which are established each year based on the previous year's data on grade-point averages and Law School Admission Test scores.There is no guaranteed entry to law school, but "the fact that they picked an undergraduate degree that closely aligns with the legal profession shows us they have a strong interest in law," said Susan Duncan, the law school dean.In their first three years of study, students will take courses in legal research and writing, civil litigation and criminal law and … [Read more...] about Paralegal studies can be fast track to law degree
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Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at www.solomonlawguild.com Paralegals sometimes perform “legal” work that otherwise would be done by attorneys. However, the supervising Attorneys remain fully responsible. Cuprys & Associates (N/A:N/A)As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible”— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration LawyerMIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Florida-based immigration attorney Magdalena Cuprys has published the final article in a series about Paralegals. The complete articles will be published on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at … [Read more...] about Attorney Magdalena Cuprys concludes publication of “Paralegal Profession” review articles
TALLAHASSEE — Karen Leicht works as a paralegal, has a passport and is a self-professed “cat lady.” But she cannot vote — and likely never will — if a bill in Tallahassee gets signed into law. That’s because Leicht, 61, owes $59 million in restitution after pleading guilty to various federal insurance fraud charges in 2010. Under Republican lawmakers’ interpretation of Amendment 4, a ballot measure that passed last year, ostensibly restoring the right to vote to more than a million Floridians, Leicht would have to pay every penny back before getting back on the voter roll. She and other former felons told a Senate committee Monday that this interpretation would mean a lifetime ban from voting, although they’ve finished prison and probation and have worked hard to live an honest life since. “I’m like a citizen again,” Leicht said, “except for I still can’t vote.” Coral Nichols, 40, told senators … [Read more...] about She owes $59 million. Should she be allowed to vote under Amendment 4?