A Local Lawyer is Creating Trendy Grazing Boards as a Side Hustle

SpreadCourtesy of CheezMDInstagram is packed with grazing boards—swank spreads of eye-catching cheese, charcuterie, and accoutrements arranged with artistic precision. For years, Melissa Shear would put together these snack platters when she went to someone’s house for dinner or a holiday. “Everyone has their signature dish that they make,” she says. “That was my signature dish.”

Last fall, she began posting pictures of some of her boards on Instagram. When the pandemic forced her to work from home this spring, Shear began ramping up her posts and got positive feedback. In June, she launched CheezMD as a side hustle to her full time job as a lawyer in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she has worked for the past 13 years.

Starting a business in the middle a public health emergency has pros and cons. Shear says it was simpler to take online

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Panel questions whether lawyer has a ‘fully functioning ethical compass’


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A panel of three judges has ordered the federal court suspension of a criminal defense lawyer after a federal magistrate judge concluded she lied about sending text messages to a drug defendant during an intimate relationship before his arrest.

The Dallas lawyer, Temani Me’Chelle Adams, was suspended from practicing before the Northern District of Texas for six months, Law360 reports. The judicial panel’s Aug. 20 decision is here.

The judicial panel cited evidence of Adams’ misstatements about texting and her violation of a court order to stop communicating with a second defendant. To make matters worse, the judicial panel said, Adams tried to avoid direct answers during a hearing held for her to show cause why she shouldn’t be sanctioned for the alleged misconduct.

Adams “has

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When a lawyer goes silent, you may need to go to the bar

Q My husband passed away in October 2019. The attorney who wrote our wills started the probate proceedings a few weeks later. I also requested some changes to my will in March. The last email communication I had with her was June 18. She hasn’t answered any of my email messages and didn’t return my phone call. What do I need to do to get the probate and codicil completed?

a wooden table: District courts are the primary trial courts in Texas. Of the 46 civil and criminal district courts in Harris County, there are five contested races for the Republican nomination on the March ballot.

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District courts are the primary trial courts in Texas. Of the 46 civil and criminal district courts in Harris County, there are five contested races for the Republican nomination on the March ballot.

A: Your attorney might have caught the virus or come down with some other illness which would explain the lack of response.

If she works at a law firm with other lawyers and employees, you would think that someone else would have

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Check Out Pennsylvania Law Firm: Different Areas of Legal Practice

When it comes to legal studies, you should know that you could choose different areas of legal practice. At the same time, you will find other lists of different law areas that you can choose to study or to hire based on your preferences and needs.

We recommend you check out Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., to learn more about legal options that you may get along the way.

In the further article, we will explore different areas of law so that you can know more about them in general.

Let us start from the beginning:

Different Legal Practices

  • Arbitration – When it comes to arbitration, it is a form of law that allows us to resolve both commercial and civil disputes outside of the court. Therefore, you should remember that both sides will present a case to a panel of arbitrators or a single one who will decide based
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Angelina Jolie’s Lawyer Responds To Brad Pitt’s Opposition To Change Judge In Divorce Case


  • Angelina Jolie’s lawyer said their request to change judge in her and Brad Pitt’s divorce case is for a fair trial
  • Pitt wanted Jolie’s request to change the judge overseeing their divorce be denied
  • Jolie wanted to change the judge because she wasn’t winning the custody battle, one source claimed

Angelina Jolie’s lawyer responds after Brad Pitt’s camp requested that their petition to have a new judge for the ex-couple’s divorce case be denied.

Jolie and Pitt’s divorce case is still ongoing almost four years after their split and their legal battle took a messy turn after the former requested to change the judge and the latter opposed it. Pitt wanted to deny Jolie’s request to have a new judge because it will delay the adjudication. The “Maleficent” star’s lawyer has responded to Pitt’s move.

“All my client is asking for is a fair trial based on facts,

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Meyer Wilson Partners Named to 2021 Best Lawyers, Ohio Attorney David Meyer Named Lawyer of the Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — David P. Meyer and Matthew R. Wilson have built Ohio-based Meyer Wilson into one of the country’s most recognizable and respected civil trial practices for complex class actions, mass torts, and investor claims over fraud and misconduct.” data-reactid=”13″COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/

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Report: Chinese rights lawyer has his license revoked

Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Chinese human rights lawyer who was arrested in 2015 in a nationwide crackdown has had his license confiscated after a career of defending political dissidents.

Xie Yang, one of more than 200 people who were detained in 2015, has had his license revoked by the Justice Department of Hunan Province, the South China Morning Post reported.

The notice of the decision, posted last week, claimed Xie was being penalized for “disrupting court order,” according to the report.

On Thursday, the human rights lawyer said he would try to overturn the order.

“The reasons [the department] cited happened in 2015, and this was already beyond the legal period,” he said. “They could not punish me with these charges.”

Xie pleaded guilty to subversion in December 2017, and authorities agreed to exempt him from additional penalties after delivering a three-year prison sentence. Xie was released after being

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Judge Allows Ex-Ohio House Speaker More Time to Find Lawyer | Political News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former speaker of the Ohio House can take more time to find a permanent lawyer to defend him against a charge related to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company money for personal and political use, in exchange for passing a legislative bailout of two nuclear power plants and then derailing an attempt to place a rejection of the bailout on the ballot.

Four defendants pleaded not guilty earlier this month to the charge that they conspired as part of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at saving the plants.

A judge allowed Householder to delay that Aug. 6 court appearance to find a new attorney. Householder’s current attorney, Dave Thomas, says he has an unspecified conflict of interest and must drop off

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House Ethics Committee Says Republican Congressman Broke Rules, Not Law In Tweet At Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has avoided any real punishment for his tweet last year that took aim at the former attorney to President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, before he was said to speak in front of Congress. 

“Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…” Gaetz said in a since-deleted tweet.

The House Ethics Committee admonished Gaetz Friday, though it determined that the Republican representative hadn’t broken the law.

“The ISC reviewed Representative Gaetz’s conduct and did not find that he had the requisite intent to establish a violation of the federal criminal statutes prohibiting witness tampering and obstruction of Congress,” the Ethics Committee said in a report. “The ISC did find, however, that Representative Gaetz’s conduct violated House Rule

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Indian Lawyer, Convicted by Supreme Court Over Tweets, Faces Deadline | World News

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Aditya Kalra

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – One of India’s most prominent lawyers faces a Monday deadline to apologise to the Supreme Court or risk jail in a case testing the judiciary’s openness to criticism and sparking a debate on freedom of speech in the world’s largest democracy.

Prashant Bhushan, 63, was found guilty of criminal contempt for attempting “to scandalize the entire institution” with Twitter posts depicting the chief justice on a motorcycle while the court’s work was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and criticising previous top judges.

The top court on Thursday ordered Bhushan, who has championed public interest litigation, to issue an “unconditional apology” by Monday. He faces up to six months in jail or a fine of 2,000 rupees ($27) or both.

“Any apology would be insincere,” Bhushan told Reuters, declining to comment further as the matter is before the court.


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