Nevada judges make a lot of decisions–sometimes orally in court and sometimes in writing. When a party tries to enforce an order, an important question arises: when does a court’s order become effective and, thus, enforceable? Types of Court Orders Nevada courts issue many types of orders. For example, during a hearing a judge mightRead More
Is It Legal to Record a Conversation in the Workplace in Nevada?
This question often comes up when employees want to have evidence in case they need to file a lawsuit against their employer. In Nevada, whether a person can legally record a conversation depends on the type of conversation and the people involved. Wired Conversations Nevada law prohibits a person from “intercepting” or recording any communicationRead More
Nevada Lawyer Article about Employee Speech in the Workplace
I recently wrote an article for the Nevada Lawyer about free speech in the workplace. Many people assume the Free Speech Clause in the First Amendment protects employees from discipline by employers when employees say things their employers don’t want them to say, but that isn’t necessarily true. My article discusses specifically whether employees inRead More
Can I Get My Doctor to Change a Medical Record?
What can you do if your doctor, or other medical provider, makes a mistake in your medical record? Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPPA”), a patient has a right to request that a medical provider change a medical record. Some medical providers have a form you can fill out and submit, orRead More
How Much Nevada Lawyers Cost and Why I Charge Less
Everyone knows that lawyers charge a lot for their services. Maybe we’re justified in charging quite a bit because we provide unique services that few people know enough about to handle on their own. Also, we’ve had to endure years of stressful legal training and an exhausting bar exam experience. Most people appreciate the expertiseRead More
Are Cheap Online Legal Services Like LegalZoom Worth Using?
The practice of law has been changing rapidly in recent years, particularly because of rapid advances in technology. For example, online companies like LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer offer certain legal services for prices that are very low. Their customers can buy an estate plan or get help starting up a business for just hundreds ofRead More
A Simple Estate Plan Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
Most law firms charge $1,200 or more for a revocable trust package, and many charge much more than that. For instance, the average cost for a revocable trust is about $1,000-$1,500 for an individual and $1,200-$2,500 for a married couple. Compare these costs to my prices. Although some estate plans are more complex thanRead More
Piccolo Law Offices Is Open for Business
It took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do after law school. I graduated in May 2015 and then served for a year as a judicial law clerk for a federal judge in Reno, NV. During my time there, I considered many options, including serving in a government position, becoming anRead More