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Legalese — Habeas Corpus

06/12/2017 Lori Duff 0

Habeas Corpus is one of those legal terms that most people seem to have heard of at some point, but can’t quite define.  They know it has something to do with someone being arrested, and […]

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Wonder Woman

06/07/2017 Lori Duff 0

It should surprise absolutely no one who has met me for more than 20 minutes that I went to see the new Wonder Woman movie the minute I was able, which was actually the day […]

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Legalese — Emojis and the Law

06/03/2017 Lori Duff 0

Last week I wrote about how spouting off on Facebook could be a potential felony.  This week, I’d like to get into another odd subject dealing with social media and emails – emojis. It’s hard […]

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Mr. Talky

05/30/2017 Lori Duff 0

I boarded the plane with the dread I always feel when required to sit next to strangers.  Who will be next to me?  Do they have the same hygiene standards as me?  Do they have […]

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2017 Boys & Girls Club 5k

05/24/2017 Lori Duff 0

This Saturday, May 27, 2017, marks the 9th Annual Walton County Boys & Girls Club 5k.  All proceeds from this event go to benefit the local Club. The course is flat and easy, and state […]

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Participation Awards Bingo

05/22/2017 Lori Duff 0

As the school year winds down, we find ourselves joyfully celebrating our children’s successes and patiently celebrating the successes of the other children in their classes that we might or might not know.  Yes, I’m […]

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Legalese — Separation of Powers

05/21/2017 Lori Duff 0

“Separation of Powers.”  It’s a phrase that you may or may not remember from your 7th grade social studies class when you (hopefully) learned basic civics.  But what does it really mean, and how does […]

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Say, “Ahhhhh”

05/16/2017 Lori Duff 0

It isn’t terribly pleasant when a doctor has me open up my mouth so they can get a peek at my throat.  I have a tendency to gag on the tongue depressor, and I find […]

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Twenty-Five Years Later

05/08/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you want to feel old, mark the passing of a quarter century since you’ve accomplished something.  Such was how I felt when I walked into the room of old people at my 25th college […]

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Legalese — Limited Driving Permits

05/06/2017 Lori Duff 0

Living in the state of Georgia, where a comprehensive public transportation isn’t generally found (or desired), losing one’s driver’s license can be devastating.  If you don’t have a driver’s license, you may very well have […]

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Boots and Bowties

05/04/2017 Lori Duff 0

The Walton County Boys & Girls Club is hosting its annual Boots and Bowties event on May 12, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Engine Room in Monroe. This event features a  chef […]

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Jackfruit

05/01/2017 Lori Duff 0

My son and I have a rule, which is that every time we go to a grocery store, we pick some kind of food we’ve never had before and we buy it.  He always tries […]

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Legalese — Missing Persons

04/30/2017 Lori Duff 0

How many times have you seen it on TV?  Where someone is missing, but then there’s that ‘rule’ that you can’t call the police until they have been missing for 24, or maybe 48 hours.  […]

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Legalese — Notaries

04/23/2017 Lori Duff 0

Often, when you have to sign a document, you will be requested to do so in front of a notary.  What does that mean exactly? Well, in the first place, it means that the notary […]

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Mother Knows Best

04/17/2017 Lori Duff 0

On average, given a wide margin of error, the standard deviation and other statistical considerations, I am right approximately 100% of the time. I mean, I’m not right ALWAYS, and not in every context.  I’m […]

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Surgical Sponges

04/03/2017 Lori Duff 0

A few times in my lawyering career, I’ve had medical malpractice cases in which careless doctors accidentally left things in people’s bodies after cutting them open. Wires, superfluous body parts, and the ever-popular sponges, to […]

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