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Richard D Ackerman

Richard Ackerman’s Legal Guides

10 total

  • Public Schools First Amendment Guide

    Do Students Have a Fundamental Right to Speak on Campus? According to Tinker v. De Moines Independent School District (1969) 393 U.S.503, 506, students do have a fundamental right of free expression,

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  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Guide for Riverside County, California Residents

    What is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? Chapter 7 bankruptcy is for individuals and business entities who intend on completely liquidating all non-exempt assets. Most unsecured debt is discharged and the tr

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  • What Do I Need to Know About Juvenile Dependency and Child Protective Services Proceedings?

    This guide is designed to help you cope with the issues which come up once a child has been taken from the home by CPS on allegations of general neglect, alleged sexual abuse, physical injury, or severe emotional distress. These cases are very difficult and you should seek immediate legal advice!

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  • The California Open Meetings Act (Ralph M. Brown Act)

    What Does the Brown Act Do for Me? The Brown Act is designed to make sure that all meetings of local legislative bodies are open for public attendance and comment. This ordinarily means that agendas

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  • How to Get Public Records in California

    Determine What it is That You are Looking For As a citizen, many things about government may concern you (i.e., taxes, safety, policies, zoning, etc.). You need to focus on exactly what it is that y

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  • California Medical Marijuana Patient Guide

    Make Sure You have a Proper Recommendation from a Physician Medical marijuana is legal in the state of California. Generally speaking, this means a patient may be in possession of certain amounts ne

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  • What Do I Need to Know About Boxing & MMA Law?

    Who's In Control of Boxing and MMA in California? The most important thing for you to know is that the California Department of Consumer Affairs operates the California State Athletic Commission (CSA

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  • How Do I Appeal a Case?

    Filing an appeal is not an easy task. Appeals require a careful knowledge of many technical rules, competent counsel, and a willingness to argue before a group of potentially hostile justices or judges. Timelines are also critical to the success of any appeal.

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  • How to Determine if You Have a Civil Rights Case

    Document, Document, Document ... If you think you are the victim of civil rights violations, you need to document what is happening to you. This includes keeping a detailed diary of events, noting d

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  • Loan Modification Guide

    Do you need to modify a loan, but don't know where to start? Don't panic. This situation is more common than you might think, but there are key steps you will need to follow to make sure that everything goes smoothly. This guide outlines the process in five easy-to-follow stages.

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