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Law and Ethics Blog2018-02-06T11:35:43+00:00

In Honor of Nelson Mandela

His words. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” […]

January 6th, 2018|

10 Reasons to volunteer for Hospice

It is said there is no such thing as a free lunch. Here are 10 Reasons why volunteering for Hospice is an exception to this Rule. 1. It will make all your problems get smaller. 2. It will make you humble. 3. It will help you be more tolerant of your parents. […]

January 6th, 2018|

Putting a human face on the uninsured – Client B

During the Shutdown, House Speaker Boehner held daily press conferences in which he voiced the demands of the Republican Party that government entitlement programs be cut back. As a disability attorney, I often help Americans gain access to an entitlement program – Medicaid. […]

January 6th, 2018|

Putting a human face on the uninsured – Client A

When I discuss government social welfare programs like disability and Medicaid with my conservative friends, they usually express anger over their taxes going to support people who are lazy and do not deserve government assistance. However, when I give my conservative friends the facts of one of my disability cases and ask – should the government help this individual – the answer is usually “Yes”. […]

January 6th, 2018|

North Carolina should expand Medicaid coverage for the uninsured

A central goal of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is to significantly reduce the number of uninsured Americans by expanding Medicaid coverage for low income adults to 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,415 for an individual or $26,344 for a family of three in 2012). 25 states are moving forward with Medicaid expansion. […]

January 6th, 2018|

The Company You Keep – The Evolution of an Activist

I recently watched “The Company You Keep” starring Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Julie Christie and many other fine actors and actresses. I expected a political thriller, which it was. I did not expect a meaningful discussion on the anti-war Movement, which it provided. […]

January 6th, 2018|

Was Mother Teresa Right?

People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered, LOVE THEM ANYWAY. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives, DO GOOD ANYWAY. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies, SUCCEED ANYWAY. The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow, DO GOOD ANYWAY. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable, BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY. What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight, BUILD ANYWAY. People really need help but may attack you if you help them, HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth, GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE ANYWAY. From A Simple Path by Mother Teresa. […]

January 6th, 2018|