I Spy With My Little Eye…

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Some call them detectives.  Others call them sleuths.  Still others call them gumshoes, private eyes, beagles, flatfoots or skip tracers.  But whatever else they might be called, here in Utah, they’re simply called private investigators. Whenever lost evidence needs to be found; whenever a forgotten witness needs to be interviewed; whenever a background check needs […]

The Remnant of an Amendment

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The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Provides “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The phrase “shall not be infringed” seems clear; however, it should come as no surprise that this […]

Assessing Attorney Advertising

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There is a certain uniformity to the layout of the typical law office: once beyond the reception area, a prospective client often finds themselves chatting with a lawyer who, sitting behind a large, polished wooden desk, is surrounded by walls lined with books, plaques and certificates.  Closer inspection of the décor reveals several prestigious looking […]

Tinker, Taylor, Soldier… Lawyer?

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In 2014, the Utah State Bar Association released an interesting report on the statistics for lawyers in Utah.  According to that report, no fewer than 9,054 lawyers were listed as “active” in the state – roughly one lawyer for every 325 Utah residents that year.  While these numbers have doubtless changed since 2014, the report nevertheless reveals how many […]

The Good Samaritan Law

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Most people are probably familiar with the Seinfeld finale when Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer are arrested for violating the so-called “Good Samaritan Law:” while observing a car theft, the gang watch and laugh but do nothing to assist the victim or impede the perpetrator, and are promptly arrested for this inaction.  While the episode made […]