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[19 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 5,242 views]
GPS tracking in domestic violence cases

It’s a saying common in legal circles — an order of protection is a piece of paper that won’t stop a knife or a bullet.
Travis County Court Division 4 Judge Mike Denton of Austin, Texas, says he understands the reasoning behind that saying even if he doesn’t completely agree with it. Denton said an order of protection can be very effective if it is enforced. In most cases, people who are prohibited from coming in contact with someone by an order of protection will obey the order. In some cases, …

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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,110 views]
Week in Review — April 11-17

It was a busy week, for sure and certain, and we had an anniversary, too.
Yes, First Arkansas News turned one-year-old on April 16. What’s next for us? There are a lot of things in the work and we’ll announce them as they pan out. Stay tuned, and thanks to everyone who has made this site a regular stop.
Of course, we know full well that some folks don’t make it by here as much as they want. Life gets busy, after all, and that’s just how it goes. So, we’ve made …

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[13 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | 6,028 views]
Domestic violence, child custody seminar on Friday

The Best Practices in Domestic Violence and Child Custody continuing legal education (CLE) seminar sponsored by Legal Aid of Arkansas is scheduled for this Friday (April 15) in Fayetteville.
You can find out more information about the seminar — and how to register — by clicking here. Licensed attorneys attending the course are eligible for 5.5 hours of CLE credit.
First Arkansas News is the media sponsor of this event. As such, we have posted interviews with some of the presenters scheduled for the event. You’ll find an interview with Fayetteville Attorney …

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[9 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 5,343 views]
Mike Denton — communities respond to domestic violence

Travis County Court Division 4 Judge Mike Denton of Austin, Texas, says good things happen when communities respond to domestic violence.
Denton will be one of the presenters at the Best Practices for Domestic Violence and Child Custody continuing legal education (CLE) seminar scheduled for April 15 in Fayetteville. The seminar is worth 5.5 hours of CLE and is sponsored by Legal Aid of Arkansas. You can find out more information about the seminar by clicking here. If you’re a licensed attorney in need of some CLE hours and want to …

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[5 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 4,742 views]
John Mikesch — domestic abuse and how to escape it

John Mikesch, an attorney with Taylor Law Partners in Fayetteville, is one of the featured presenters at Best Practices for Domestic Violence and Child Custody continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on April 15 in Fayetteville.
That seminar is hosted by Legal Aid of Arkansas and is good for 5.5 hours of CLE credit for licensed attorneys. Click here for more information about the seminar and a handy registration form. Legal Aid has asked that all people wanting to attend try to turn in their registration forms by April 7. So, tick-tock, …

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[30 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments | 4,089 views]
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac give green light to foreclosures

To muddle the foreclosure issue just a bit further, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac told real estate agents last week to resume selling foreclosed properties.
Why’s that significant? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the government sponsored enterprises (GSE) that have underwritten the majority of mortgages in the nation — had about 240,000 properties set for foreclosure at the end of September. It was about that time that Fannie and Freddie called for a moratorium on foreclosures due to concerns about the adequacy of court filings.
We’re talking about the so-called “robo-signing” …

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[11 Oct 2010 | 8 Comments | 5,607 views]
Bank of America puts a stop to foreclosures

Well, here’s some news — Bank of America has put a stop to foreclosures until it can review the adequacy of documents it has filed in court.
In a vague statement Bank of America released Friday, the company said it was going to review foreclosure documents it has filed in every state in the U.S. That’s quite a statement when one considers that Bank of America holds about one in every five mortgages in the nation.
It’s an even more significant statement when one considers that RealtyTrac reported that one out of …

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[27 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 1,832 views]
Abramson — Legal Aid Volunteer Attorney of the Year — appointed to Arkansas Court of Appeals

Raymond Abramson, the Legal Aid of Arkansas Volunteer Attorney of the Year, was appointed to the Arkansas Court of Appeals by Gov. Mike Beebe on Aug. 1.
Abramson, of Clarendon, was named Volunteer Attorney of the Year for his work in Monroe County.
The award, given each year by Legal Aid — a nonprofit corporation providing free legal services to low-income individuals — recognizes outstanding volunteerism and service. Abramson, a three-time winner of the award, continues to excel as a volunteer in support of pro bono services.
Abramson has a long history …

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[1 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 993 views]
Foreclosure rights

Every now and again, I’ll get called on to put together some commentary for a local publication.
Such things happen when you happen to be the director of media relations for the Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA).  Real estate is big news these days, and it’s one of the missions of the ARA to let the public know what we think about certain issues.
Michael Tilley over at The City Wire asked me to put together one about foreclosures and I was all too happy to oblige. You can see my guest commentary …

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[22 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 2,073 views]
Facing foreclosure? Charney says you have rights

April Carrie Charney, senior staff attorney at the Jacksonville, Florida, Area Legal Aid, presented a program to housing counselors attending the Preventing Foreclosure Seminar in Fayetteville on April 22. The event, held April 22 and 23, was put on by Legal Aid of Arkansas.
Charney said consumers have a well defined set of rights that can be used to defend against foreclosures and was at the seminar to inform attorneys, housing counselors and Realtors of those rights.