Gallardo Law Firm Blog

  • Your Notary is Not an Immigration Attorney

    Your Notary is Not an Immigration Attorney

    Posted by Emma Johnson on November 25, 2016

    In most countries of Latin America, the public notary is who people turn to to resolve their legal matters, as most notaries are attorneys. For this reason, the Florida bar issued a stern warning earlier this week warning against the perils of having a non-lawyer notary handle ...

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  • Florida: don’t get burned by legal weed

    Florida: don’t get burned by legal weed

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on November 18, 2016

    In Florida, the medical use of Low THC and Medical Marijuana passed by 70 %, meaning that come January 2017, patients suffering from certain conditions, may be eligible for medical cannabis. Pot technology has evolved and patients can now vaporize THC oil, eliminating the hazardous smoke of traditional smoking methods. In recent news...

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  • WHEN DOES GENDER BIAS BECOME DISCRIMINATION?

    Mila Kunis: Sexism in Hollywood

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on November 08, 2016

    WHEN DOES GENDER BIAS BECOME DISCRIMINATION? Mila Kunis, best known for her work in the movies Ted, Black Swan, released a powerful piece on husband Ashton Kutcher’s entitled “You’ll Never Work In This Town Again”, regarding the sexism and gender bias she’s experienced first-hand in Hollywood throughout her acting career...

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  • Brad Pitt loses it on son Maddox on plane

    Brad Pitt loses it on son Maddox on plane

    Posted by Claire Gray on November 04, 2016

    Divorces are often fraught with feelings of shame, and unresolved issues, which can cause violent eruptions as in the unfortunate case of the Jolie-Pitts. When children are involved, otherwise simple proceedings can become complex legal cases regarding child custody, parental rights, visitation and child support. If you find yourself in a violent...

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  • What is Workplace Retaliation?

    What is Workplace Retaliation? The answer may surprise you

    Posted by Emma Johnson on October 26, 2016

    We are all fairly familiar with labor laws regarding discrimination at the workplace. Be it sexual harassment or racial discrimination, we know to document the incident, report it to your supervisor or Human Resources department, and if they take no action, contact an employment attorney. But what if you followed protocol and you find yourself in a situation where your employer is deliberately making your life miserable? ...

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  • Self driven cars: what you need to know

    Self driven cars: what you need to know

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on October 17, 2016

    The “phantom-auto”, Pontiac’s driverless vehicle which delighted crowds of onlookers during demonstrations in the 1930’s, was controlled via Morse key, and closely followed by a second, conventionally driven vehicle in the event intervention was required. Fast forward to the release of Google’s self-driven vehicle program which launched in in California back in 2009, Uber has deployed a “test fleet” of...

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  • Donald Trump is a misogynist: Dealing with discrimination in the workplace

    Donald Trump is a misogynist: Dealing with discrimination in the workplace

    Posted by Emma Johnson on October 12, 2016

    When confronted with the laundry list of foul comments he has made about women over the years, Mr. Trump said that he loved women; they are “amongst his best people”. This last statement is in part true, as he has consistently promoted many women within his many businesses. So what if one of his “best people” should fall victim...

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  • Are Field Sobriety Tests Mandatory? What You Should Know

    Are Field Sobriety Tests Mandatory? What You Should Know

    Posted by Claire Gray on October 10, 2016

    To blow or not to blow? That is the question. When in the unfortunate situation of being pulled over under suspicion of Driving under the Influence, or DUI, is it better to take a field sobriety test and face being detained, or having your license suspended or face the dreaded roadside breathalyzer and provide evidence that could ...

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