Welcome! If you are here, then you are looking for legal help of one form or another.
There are two purposes to this blog. The first is to help provide general, basic legal knowledge. A basic legal maxim is that ignorance of the law is no excuse. At one time, avoiding being ignorant of the law was a fairly simple practice. Now, there are volumes and volumes of statutes interpreted by even more cases. It is difficult to understand the very basics of the law much less avoid total ignorance.
This blog will attempt to answer questions ranging from why hire an attorney to more complicated issues like what does a recent case mean. There is no alternative to a legal education from an accredited law school. That does not mean someone cannot pick up a tip or trick here or there.
The second purpose is the meaning behind the name of the blog: Equity. Some of the ideas behind legal equity are ubi jus ibi remedium and aequlitus est quasi equitas. In English, “where there is a right, there must be a remedy” and “equality is equity.” These two maxims speak volumes about the purpose of the courts. Everyone who walks into a courthouse is equal in the eyes of the law, inside the courthouse the law is impartial. The law is also fair, those who do wrong should be punished and those who do right should not be punished.
The question is to convince the impartial judge that fairness resides with a particular party. This is determined by actions. Preparation and intent are key elements here. If a party is prepared for an eventuality, the law will uphold that preparation, generally speaking. If a party intends to do harm, that intent should be punished.
The articles on this blog will address the basics, the cases, and the problems a person may have. In doing so the intent is to find fairness in impartial justice.