The pitfalls of advancing AI development
ChatGPT and articles about advanced AI development have taken a spotlight lately in the news. In fact, a group of over 1,000 AI experts and industry executives have issued an open letter asking AI labs to stop development on systems more powerful than ChatGPT-4. They are requesting a halt in development for six months or longer.
There are good reasons for this request, which professionals should know about, in particular legal professionals.
How a Google ChatGTP-4 was “helping”
In a recent YouTube podcast called The Lawyer Dana Podcast, the podcaster reported what happened when the Google ChatGPT, named Bard assisted a lawyer with finding a Texas Supreme Court decision. It found a fantastically relevant decision and other cases. The only problem was that Bard invented the court cases and decision. They never existed.
What is ChatGPT?
Attorney at Law magazine published an in-depth article describing what ChatGPT is and the potential risks and consequences of using it. The article explains that Chat GPT is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that does language processing. It is trained to understand what a human means when asking a question, and it provides conversational answers. It can answer complex questions. It can assist by creating outlines and helping with word choices. It can also draft social media posts.
More about the “help” the lawyer received from Bard
Bard provided a number of case citations complete with case summaries and explanations. All the cases supported the lawyer’s argument. The lawyer had searched in Lexis using Boolean search terms, but had not been unable to find the cases. Excited about Bard’s discovery, the attorney even entertained the idea that the GPT could replace lower level professionals in his firm, professionals that he was paying to do research. However, after searching Lexis again using the case names, there were no such cases to be found. Searching the Texas Supreme Court website did not unearth the cases either. Bard even provided the lawyer with detailed instructions about how to search. After confronting and arguing with Bard, the GPT finally admitted it had made up the cases.
Here is a quote of what Bard told the lawyer: “I apologize for the confusion. I did not find those cases. I made them up.
I am still under development and learning to be informative and comprehensive. I am trained on a massive dataset of text and code, but I am not perfect. I can sometimes make mistakes, such as providing incorrect or incomplete information….”
Multiple reasons ChatGPT may not be an optimal solution
Other reasons not to use ChatGPT to generate content include:
- Google can recognize AI generated content and considers it spam
- Cryptographic watermarking technology can label content as AI created
- Copyright issues can arise
- Its content is often redundant
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Businesses are always looking for ways to reach more consumers and boost their bottom lines.
Here are some statistics worthy of attention:
- Mobile shoppers now convert 160% more often on sites optimized for smartphones (Bill Siwicki, Managing Editor of Mobile Commerce for Internet Retailer
- Non-optimized sites for smartphones have a conversion rate of 23%
- Optimized sites for smartphones have a conversion rate of 60% (NetElixir study)
The study cited in Internet Retailer reviewed 53 retail web sites, some sites optimized and some not optimized for mobile devices. The study showed that consumers shopping on smart phones engaged in higher total purchases. In addition, their average orders were higher in value when buying from optimized sites. In fact, average order values for shoppers on mobile-optimized sites were 102% of the average order values for sales when shoppers used pcs — on the same retail sites.
Impulsive buying on mobile devices
Consumers who buy on smartphones tend to be impulsive buyers (80% of buyers admit their purchases are impulsive driven — Huffington Post. Mobile device purchases do not necessarily occur just because consumers are searching and buying while on the go. According to Google, people do 77% of their internet searches on smartphones or tablets at home— where pcs are also available. Overall, people find mobile devices more convenient than pcs.
Is your site mobile friendly?
Navigating websites that are not optimized for mobile phones can be awkward. Finding contact pages or links can be challenging. Content layouts are often chopped off. Fonts are frequently too small to read and some sites take too long to load. Consequently, one-third of mobile shoppers leave sites that are not optimized.
Mobify.com reports that 57 percent of users will not recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site.
If your website is not mobile friendly, consider making your marketing more effective.
Discuss building a responsive website with Sparta Komissarova. At Internet Guru Girl, we build mobile optimized sites. In fact, our sites are user friendly on all platforms — desktops, laptops, smartphones, iphones, tablets and ipads.
Nothing tells the story like statistics, and statistics let you know why social media is vital for web marketing. If you’re not maintaining your social media, your marketing will be less effective. Social Media primarily includes: YouTube, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.
Social media effects on search engine optimization (SEO)
According to Problogger, 38% of companies that integrate social media into their marketing have a successful SEO strategy and do very well with search engine rankings. The 50% who aren’t doing well, have not integrated social media into their marketing at all.
Social signals from social media
Statistics show Google evaluates social signals (likes, shares, tweets or +1 for Google+ along with links) when determining your search engine (SE) ranking. When Google rates shares, the most highly valued share is the Google+ share (+1). You should make sure that Google+ is a social media form that you use, especially if you can only use a few. In the Spearman correlation coefficient, Google+ was the top rated search engine ranking factor. (2014 statistics). This is interesting because Google+ is newer to the social media community and doesn’t have as many followers as Facebook or Twitter. Even so, it pulls a higher ranking with the Google algorithm in terms of search engine placement.
Facebook is not far behind, and with more than 900 million users, this isn’t surprising. Backlinks (links from other websites to your website) are the next most influential factor, followed by Pinterest, then Tweets.
Further down on the list of factors that influence ranking, you’ll find the length of the URL, number of internal links, position of keyword in the title, word count and keywords in the content body, to name a few.
Put a web professional on your team
Many factors go into making your web marketing effective, and anyone who is serious about promoting their business should work with a web professional. At Internet Guru Girl (IGG), we take your marketing seriously and devise a strategy that is tailored to help you grow your business.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO YOU?
DID YOU KNOW………..
That if you move to another country and take your kids and live there for 6mos or more…………your kids are subject to the courts and jurisdiction of THAT COUNTRY. Even if you’re a US citizen.
Our USA doesn’t have laws in place to protect our children from the jurisdiction of other countries.
My client’s client and her husband who she is divorcing, were US Diplomats in Dubai. He speaks fluent Arabic. He petitioned the the UAE for their divorce and custody to be heard in their courts and it was granted. He also accused her of infidelity. The courts there do NOT provide a translator and are not for the children or wife. She’s subjected to the punishment of their courts decision (like we all understand how muslims punish their women). “She’s in hiding right now to keep her children from being forcibly removed from this country and taken to the United Arab Emirates.”
One of our good ole’ faithful Texas courts in San Antonio is not taking steps in to protect our very own children.
DON’T EVER EVER EVER TAKE YOUR KIDS TO ANOTHER COUNTRY (to go expat, military, or for work) if you don’t want this to happen to your children who are the most important thing to your world.
THE USA needs to protect the citizenship and jurisdiction of our children here where they are from and where they should remain.
Learn the country you are going considering moving to before you ever think about moving your kids there.
Praying for Natalie and her boys!!!!!
By now, most of us have looked up a site on our smart phones, ipads or tablets and noticed that part of the lettering in a title or words in the content are cut off. The site is hard to read or difficult to navigate. It’s simply not user friendly, and what happens next? People ignore it and click on to the next site.
An article in Site Pro News explains Google’s announcement that April 21 was the deadline for making your site mobile friendly. After that date, Google announced it would lower your ranking if your site isn’t mobile friendly. As a result, all the time, money and effort you put into optimizing a website isn’t amounting to much unless your site is mobile friendly.
What exactly does “mobile friendly” mean?
Mobile friendly means the site displays well on mobile devices. Everyone knows that Google’s algorithm for determining site rankings on search pages has many factors that frequently change. Keeping pace with changes in technology, Google has once again adjusted its algorithm to address whether a site is mobile friendly. So the question arises, how do you know whether Google views your site as mobile friendly?
Fortunately, the answer to that question is easy, and there is a mobile friendly test you can do yourself. Simply insert your domain name, click and wait for the results.
Google also announced its plan to get rid of domain names on mobile web searches. The site name will appear on your mobile device instead of the URL. This is only a United States-based change. In addition, Site Pro News explains that on a worldwide basis, Google plans to use breadcrumbs in search results. Breadcrumbs are a form of secondary navigation, most commonly use on larger sites.
If your site isn’t rated mobile friendly or needs better optimization, our IGG web development and marketing team can help you meet Google’s standards and get your site up to speed.
There is NO HIGHER COMPLIMENT than that of a friend of a client who thinks the work you do is amazing and reflects your client in the truest sense.
I take great PRIDE in the work I do and put out for my clients in their websites and social media marketing.
This message was in reference to my San Antonio Divorce Lawyer Jamie Graham and the website we just launched focusing exclusively on DIVORCE.
The words expressed in this message to her directly were a true and honest opinion of what the user to your website should experience. They should be able to navigate easily through your website, the content should be rich and dense, the page titles and photos should tell the story.
Thank you for enjoying the site and hope you feel the same way as well. Take a moment and write your thoughts in the comments section below or share it on FB/Twitter/Linkedin/Google+
Sparta Komissarova of Internet Guru Girl, LLC
Internet Guru Girl proudly launches a second website for Jamie Graham in San Antonio Texas. This is an edgy contemporary site focusing solely on Divorce Law.
San Antonio Divorce Lawyer
The main focus of our practice is family law and the areas of law we frequently address in cases include:
- Gray divorce
- High net worth divorce
- Property division
- Spousal support/alimony
- Family business in divorce
- GLBT divorce
- Military divorce
- Social media & electronic evidence in divorce
Providing the kind of legal representation you would want
Jamie L. Graham has more than 20 years of experience in the legal profession and nine years of focus as a family law attorney. Our firm works closely with you on your case so you can obtain the results you deserve. Arrange a confidential consultation. Please call (512)222-8500 or contact our firm online.
I met Channa Borman nine to ten years ago. I’ll never forget her energy, smile and gregarious personality. What I remember most is when she boldly said “We are Sparta” with her arms up in the air as if all of the Texas Bar Family Law CLE in San Antonio needed to hear. From that day on, we became fast friends.
After keeping up over social media and hello’s along the way, she graciously decided to give me her business. Working with her and her assistant Catherine, was such an enjoyable experience and Channa literally is on the ball. She got back to me so fast, it was the first in all of my 20 years working with law firms.
I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the launch of a work of art. This site is a true projection of the way a family law firm should treat all of their clients and how bold of an attorney you will have on your side when you hire her out of Bryan College Station Texas.
Congratulations Channa Borman!!! Please click here to visit her website.
Wanted to let you know that one of the girl scout moms said last night that whoever is doing my social media is doing an awesome job. Wanted to pass along the compliment and tell you thanks for all your hard work! c
Channa E. Borman
Attorney at Law
C. E. Borman & Associates
1200 Briarcrest Drive, Suite 2000
Bryan, Texas 77802
Past, Present and Future Statistical Trends from PC to Mobile Devices
Marketing statistics tell the story of internet use, including trends from pc to mobile devices. Here’s a future, present and past look at increased internet and mobile device usage:
- Global Internet traffic in 2018 will be equivalent to 64 times the volume of the entire global internet in 2005 (Cisco)
- Globally, mobile data traffic will increase 11-fold between 2013 and 2018 (Cisco)
- Global mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic from 2013 to 2018 (Cisco)
- By 2017, an estimated 90% of internet users will access online content through their smartphones (statista.com)
- For the first time ever, in January 2014, mobile device use (at 55%) surpassed pc use (at 45%) (CNN Money)
- By comparison, in 2013, wired devices accounted for the majority of IP traffic at 56 percent(Cisco)
- Mid 2012, global ownership of smart phones surpassed global ownership of personal computers (Business Insider)
- Smart phone and tablet ownership is still speeding up but pc acquisition has stalled (Business Insider)
The internet boom has been remarkable when you consider that in 1995, only about one percent of the world’s population had an internet connection. Today 40 percent of the world’s population has an internet connection. In 2005, one billion internet users existed and by 2010 we reached the second billion internet users. The world will reach three billion internet users by the end of 2014 (internetlivestats.com).
In 2014, Pew Research reported that 55 percent of Americans had smartphones and 42 percent had tablets. Keep in mind:
- 91 percent of adults keep their smartphones within arm’s reach. (Source: Morgan Stanley quoted in Forbes
- Even more important to entrepreneurs: 9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action. More than half lead to sales. (Forbes)
Are you reaching the market of mobile device consumers? Is your website mobile friendly?
To discuss your marketing strategy, call or contact Sparta through our Internet Guru Girl website.
Today many businesses are incorporating social media ─ Face Book, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube ─ into their web marketing.
A 2013 study called “Social to Sale” based its findings on 6,000 survey responses about the three largest social networks ─ Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Results were geared toward understanding the relationship between social and sales showed:
- Social media drives approximately equal amounts of sales online and in-store
- 50% of social media-related purchasing occurs within one week of sharing or favoriting store items
- Pinterest is most likely to drive spontaneous purchasing
- Facebook and Twitter influence social media related purchases for products that viewers were already researching or considering
Ranking the effectiveness of various web marketing approaches
MarketingProfs reports that blogs have the greatest influence on consumers’ decisions to buy. Consumers ranked blogs as more influential than social networks in 2013 digital research ─ but not by much. Here’s how consumers ranked web marketing:
The Small Business Administration (SBA)has made recommendations for the amount of revenue small businesses should devote to sales and marketing. According to the SBA, small businesses doing less than $5 million a year and with net profit margins between 10 and 12 percent should spend about 7 to 8 percent of their gross incomes on marketing and advertising.
To maximize your reach to potential customers and clients, you should incorporate social media into your web marketing. At Internet Guru Girl, we can tailor marketing strategies to help you meet your business goals.
Web surfers can be fickle or committed visitors when it comes to staying on websites. However, typically, most web viewers do not stay long on a web page. The average page is viewed for less than a minute ─ hence, the 60 second rule.
Jakob Nielsen is a well known web marketing research authority. In his article “How Long Do Visitors Stay on Web Pages?”, he explains your window to grab the viewer’s attention is a matter of seconds. Whether or not you grab their attention is all about the keywords, the quality of your message, design layout and the user friendliness of the web page.
Here’s what he says:
*Bad web pages get dropped in a few seconds
*Good web pages may enjoy a visit for a few minutes
Each web viewer is unique, but overall statistics tell the tale. Who decides to stay or leave also depends on the reason for the search, personal preferences and other factors. Even so ─
*The first 10 seconds are crucial. Many visitors leave during this interim.
*If viewers last 20 more seconds, reaching 30 seconds, research shows they cross a threshold where they are likely to stay longer.
*Getting your viewer to last 30 seconds is vital for a stay to reach 60 seconds or even several minutes.
The longer your web page has been engaging visitors, the more likely it is to continue doing so. When web visitors decide your page is valuable, they are more likely to linger.
If web visitors find your web page “unworthy,” they drop it like a hot potato and move on quickly.
At Internet Guru Girl, I run analytics on my clients’ sites to see how long visitors stay and we make adjustments to improve traffic.
Find out how long viewers stay on your website and contact Sparta.
Dallas, TX (I-Newswire) October 30, 2013 – Ramez Shamieh, a commercial litigation attorney with McCathern, PLLC, represented Defendant Tammy Hoschar in a defamation – breach of contract case filed by her former employer Senior
Healthcare Consultants, Inc. (SHC). SHC alleged that Hoschar contacted the company’s clients after she left the company in violation of her employment agreement and that she also damaged the company’s reputation by making false statements to local media outlets. SHC sought damages in excess of $100,000.00 and attorney’s fees. Hoschar filed a counterclaim alleging that SHC owed her commissions and sought her attorney’s fees.
After a bench trial in Dallas County – 116th Judicial District Court, Judge Tonya Parker dismissed SHC’s defamation claim on grounds that the company did not have standing under Texas law. Judge Parker also held that SHC committed a prior material breach of its employment contract with Hoschar by failing to pay her commissions and awarded Hoschar $14,612.35.
“I am extremely pleased that Ms. Hoschar prevailed and she is able to recover her commissions,” stated Ramez Shamieh. He added, “As an attorney, it is gratifying to know that I helped make a difference in my client’s life.”
About Ramez Shamieh – Ramez Shamieh, an attorney with the Dallas office of McCathern, PLLC, represents business entities and individuals in a variety of legal matters, including contractual disputes, employment-related issues, stockholder disputes, business formation and construction defects. He is admitted to practice in United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. He earned his J.D. at Tulane University Law School. Email
Ramez Shamieh, a young, up-and-coming attorney, the goalkeeper on SMU’s NCAA Final Four soccer team at the turn of the millennium launches his mini site/blog
Ramez F. Shamieh joined McCathern in February of 2010. He represents business entities and individuals in a variety of matters including contractual disputes, construction defects, personal injury, employment-related issues, and stockholder disputes. Ramez’ clientele list includes physicians, financial companies, business owners, investment companies, injured employees and individuals, construction companies, school teachers, stock holders, and bar owners, among others. He also has broad experience in the formation and structuring of national and international business entities.
There are a number of great reviews you can read for yourself on AVVO.
Please visit www.ramezshamiehattorney.com
Kostas Papageorgiou (@k_papageo), a blogger and content creator who helps startups grow their online presence, shared five topic ideas for a new blog for a startup company. I thought the ideas applied equally to lawyers launching a new blog.
With a little massaging from me, here’s Papageorgiou’s five core topics every startup/lawyer needs to be blogging about.
1. Best Practices and Suggestions
Legal updates and summaries are not enough. Share practical insight. What does your your target audience have trouble dealing with? People will like your take because it’s based on your experience with real life situations like theres.
For example how have you seen divorced parents best deal with visitation on the holidays? How have you seen non-compete clauses be drafted so as to be held up by the court?
2. How-to guides
With how-to posts, you’re telling the reader how to do something in a simple to follow, step-by-step guide.
Maybe it’s how to identify the best patent lawyer for your business. Or five tips for preparing for your first meeting with your estate planing lawyer.
3. Industry news analysis
There is a never ending flow of legal news and information. Not just legal updates, but also news of people and businesses involved in legal matters, the likes of which you read about in newspapers, and today, across social media.
A major part of establishing thought leadership is displaying that you follow legal updates and news. By following your newsreader (set up to follow sources and subjects) and sharing what you’re seeing you establishes you as a trusted intelligence agent.
Don’t just share the news or information. Tell me why you shared it, what’s your take, and what it means for me as your reader.
Knowing little about blogging ten years ago, I did exactly this. The result was a trusting audience, authority status for me, and business for LexBlog.
4. Answering user questions and concerns
Bar none, this the easiest thing you can blog about. All you need to do is gather questions you receive from clients and prospective clients. Jot them down on a legal pad titled ‘Blog’ you keep at the top of your desk.
Answer the questions in two or three brief paragraphs, much the same as you would in an email. Weave your answers into a story if you can to make it more interesting. ” A woman called me from South of town about a question relating to a green card status and employment here in the States…”
Another benefit here comes in terms of search engine optimization (SEO), since people will be Googling the same questions. No need to search for popular keywords for SEO. Armed with your “Blog legal pad,” you’re a keyword expert. Phrase your titles as the question for proper indexing on Google.
5. Reporting on future trends
Here is where you can really set yourself apart – by writing what you think will be future trends in the law, industry, or society, as it pertains to your niche or locale.
This sets you up as a visionary in your field, something only an experienced lawyer is equipped to do. Your content will also be unique, since others won have the same ideas and opinions.
Every lawyer’s style of blogging is different. What you’ll blog about and the manner in which you’ll do it will be unique. You’ll pick up your own style and hone what you blog on over time, especially by reading others’ blogs.
But you could do worse than following these five topic ideas for your new law blog — or your old blog, for that matter.
Thank you Kevin. http://kevin.lexblog.com/
By Josh Smith
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Former GOP social media consultant George Alafoginis will join Facebook’s 2012 campaign team to focus on advertising efforts.
Alafoginis most recently worked for the consulting group New Media Strategies, where a pictorial bio describes him as a “crowd surfer” and a “jetsetter” who has celebrated two birthdays while at the firm. Alafoginis also previously worked for the Republican National Committee as deputy director for Online Strategy & Technology Deployment.
Facebook has launched a range of Election 2012 features, including a partnership with Politico, a presidential debate with NBC, and a politics webpage.
Facebook also conducted an analysis of reaction to this week’s State of the Union speech.
Jason Keath is the CEO of Social Fresh, the leading social media education company for marketers. He works with industry leading brands, agencies and vendors to produce social media conferences and online social media training programs. Follow him on Twitter @jasonkeath.
Human beings are social by nature, and not surprisingly, we choose to spend much of our talkative time on Facebook.
Comscore released data in December 2011 that showed Facebook is virtually synonymous with social media. Worldwide, people spend three out of every four minutes of their total social networking time on Facebook.
Establish clear commenting guidelines for your Facebook Page. When you do need to enforce these rules, publicly available guidelines will help subdue any arguments by fans and and minimize second-guessing by page admins.
Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever.
Justice Lehrmann drove up from Austin last Thursday to discuss the uniform forms initiative with your TCFLBA board. Your board members had an extensive discussion with Justice Lehrmann about the issues of concern. The board wanted to be sure that those of you speaking or appearing at the State Bar meeting this Friday had this summary of what we heard and discussed:
Justice Lehrmann stated to us that she sincerely shares our concerns about the shortcomings of the pro se forms and will be advocating our position to slow the process down. She said she was gratified that we offered insight and alternatives to resolve the larger issue at hand regarding access to the legal system by those who are truly indigent. She feels that the Supreme Court will be more receptive if they hear that we are not opposing the entire plan out of hand, and are open to incorporating and considering the work already started by the Task Force. She suggested that we ask the Supreme Court to suspend endorsement of the pro se forms for now, so that all of the stakeholders have the opportunity to further build on the common goal of assisting the indigent families.
Although the other eight justices are interested in Justice Lehrmann’s opinion as the duly appointed liaison to the Bar, this is certainly not a fait accompli. Justice Lehrmann suggested that when we address the State Bar on January 20th, the other Justices who are in attendance will need to be impressed by our willingness to work with the Forms Task Force Committee to come up with ideas regarding how to address the vast number of truly indigent citizens who cannot afford attorneys. She believes that if we adopt an accusatory tone and threaten to withdraw our financial donations to the Access to Justice Fund, we may well shoot ourselves in our collective foot.
Judge Lehrmann verified that The Task Force Committee’s work is paramount to Chief Justice Hecht and if he does not sincerely believe that we are interested in considering the work already put into the forms and building on those with all of the stakeholders at the table, he and the other seven non-family law Justices may well tune out the other serious concerns that we express regarding the endorsement of Pro Se Forms by the Supreme Court.
We have all acknowledged that there is undoubtedly a need to address the rising tide of self representation in the courts and the noble cause of providing legal assistance to the indigent. But without thoughtful oversight of the use of these forms, we are likely to see more irreparable harm done to the very people the Task Force set out to help. Many pro se litigants are illiterate or speak a different language. Others are abuse victims cowed into signing. Pro se litigants who have made use of forms have been dispossessed of their homes, retirement benefits, child support, and/or access to their children. This may be due to intimidation by the dominant spouse, or, simply not understanding they had other choices.
There are a plethora of other resources available for the indigent and the poor that help protect their fundamental property rights and right to receive appropriate child support, health care, and access to their children. We believe a better process is to bring these resources into the planning process to develop an integrated plan which will further guarantee that indigent families are assisted and protected.
Justice Lehrmann believes the best chance we have at halting this runaway train and getting a seat at the table is to take a cooperative approach in which the interests of all stakeholders are acknowledged and left open for full consideration.
I just can’t believe a second year has flown by and I made it two years November 15th with Internet Guru Girl. During an economic crisis in our country and a divorce for me personally, and I was still blessed by God to persevere.
I just want to take a moment and thank my clients: John Teakell, Alexander Forrest, Bob Talaska, Letty Gavito, Jamie Graham, Michael De La Paz, Ken Lewis, Mark Perez, Davis Purcell & Kenny Kraatz, Guerra Farah, Diamond Apgar, Kathy Black, Peter Lawless, Mark & Rachel Brown, Dennis Fuller, The Benedetto’s and many more.
I have a great team of designers, writers, coders, SEO specialist and all that have made IGG all that more successful.
Happy 2012, may you all be blessed and I look forward to working with you and growing your business
All – over the holidays, long time Arlington attorney Brant Krueger died suddenly of a heart attack. Because his death was so sudden and occurred during the holidays, many of you did not have the opportunity to attend the funeral or otherwise express your sympathies to his family.
If any of you knew Brant, and want to leave a message for his family you can visit his guest book at either of the listed links below.
LALA Ornament Exchange – Dec 6, 2011 BJ’s Brewhouse, Hurst
TCBA Holiday Party – Dec 8, 2011 TCBA Offices
Silver Angel Christmas Carol Sing Along – Dec 10, 2011 Village Creek Nursing Home
TCFLBA Holiday Party – Dec 16, 2011 Colonial Country Club
TAFLS Trial Institute – Feb 16-17 Las Vegas 2012
TCBA Bench Bar – April 13-15 The Cliff’s Resort
Marriage Dissolution – April 26-27 Houston 2012
First and foremost the reason for the existence of the Law Office of Mimi Coffey Attorney at law Fort Worth, Texas is to provide citizens who are accused of a Texas DWI with an option of a law firm that is dedicated to the intricacies and complexities of Texas DWI Defense by a highly skilled practitioner in this field. Moreover, the Law Office of Mimi Coffey is dedicated to the honest, direct and sincere representation of each and every one of our clients. This means a respectful environment in which there are no such things as “dumb questions” and all requests are viewed as equally important. Our goal is to make a most unpleasant experience either one in which the outcome is both joyous and liberating or one that through knowledge, and dedication of our time and resources is one that turns out to be as pleasant as possible under the circumstances. We sincerely care about all our clients and want everyone to feel free to call us in the future for any of their needs whether it be to chat, ask an unrelated legal question or for a referral.
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We look forward to your visiting Royse City downtown main street shopping.
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Nov. 3: Hillary Adams speaks with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about why she decided to post a disturbing video on YouTube that shows her father beating her when she was 16. Hillary’s mother, Hallie, says the video spotlights their family’s secret battle with addiction.
When a child is seriously harmed during the birth process, parents are entitled to know why their child has been injured. Unfortunately, families often do not receive satisfactory explanations from doctors and hospitals.
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President Kennedy was shot Nov. 22, 1963 as his motorcade turned from Houston Street onto Elm. He was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital a short time later.
The city is honoring requests by the Kennedy family to not sponsor any events that memorialize that fateful day, according to the paper.
The museum is housed on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository building, the location where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have fired the shots that killed Kennedy.
This Nov. 22 will mark the 48th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.
A man apparently jumped to his death from the third floor of the Galleria Dallas shopping mall to the basement ice skating rink about 50 feet below this afternoon, police said.
Dallas Fire-Rescue was called at about 2:35 p.m. and emergency medical personnel found the man unresponsive on the ice. They performed CPR and took him to Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Dallas Police said the man, 42, had suffered from depression. He had been shopping with his girlfriend and her daughter, but was apart from them when he jumped. He narrowly missed a mall employee working at the ice rink. The investigation is ongoing. The man’s name was not released.
Internet Guru Girl sends our deepest regards to his family and friends.
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
Let’s Take a Stand!!!
Language: English only
Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!
Thank you Florida & Kentucky for passing the law to be drug tested before receiving welfare!
We the people are coming!!!!!
Facebook has changed and said nothing.
Take a look at your URL (top box on your screen.)
If you see “http” or just “www” instead of “https” you DO NOT have a secure session & can be hacked!!!
Go to Account Settings – then on far left of screen: Security – click Edit.
Check box (secure browsing), click Save.
FB has automatically set it on the non-secure
Many of us don’t want others to have access to our contacts personal phone numbers on Facebook
Internet Guru Girl has the very simple directions on how to eliminate this feature in your Facebook profile:
Account Setting – in top right corner
Edit friends – choose this from drop down menu
Contacts – which is in the top left column
This page – the paragraph to the right column says you can click here and enable
(This is how you will hide your contacts personal ph#’s in Facebook off your profile)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQgHu5KzRnE]The Freedom From Religious Foundation, which claims more than 16,000 members, including 700 in Texas, filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday in Houston, contending that Perry’s actions violate the Constitution’s Establishment Clause by “giving the appearance that the government prefers evangelical Christian religious beliefs over other religious beliefs and non-beliefs.”
INTERNET GURU GIRL IS SO HAPPY THAT PERRY’S OFFICE SHRUGGED OFF THE NEWS OF THE SUIT…….GO PERRY!
The event has been described as a non-denominational, apolitical, Christian prayer meeting hosted by the American Family Association at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Per Gov Perry….
He believes it will serve as an important opportunity for Americans to gather together and pray to God, seeking his wisdom and guidance as our nation navigates the challenges before it. The pending litigation will not affect plans for the prayer event.”
Internet Guru Girl believes that our country was found on freedom and through God.
If we don’t hit our knees we will be failing miserably and far worse than the days we are currently living in.
We are always quick to judge those who are in charge if we bring up “christianity” but when “race” or “muslim” or others are brought up, we rush to vote based off far less information and once again Christians are persecuted.
Thank you Gov. Perry for your strength and belief and faith and you will experience what David did in the “Lion’s Den.”
My humble and personal opinion,
Sparta Komissarova Townson
of IGG (Internet Guru Girl) PLEASE GO HERE TO REGISTER IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND!
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Many of us know here as either a former first lady or a very courageous woman who after leaving The White House,
admitted to her personal addiction to alcohol and painkillers.
In 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center and helping others overcome addiction became her chief cause.
She did a great many other things that involved being an advocate for women’s health, cancer, she was a dancer and fashion model in her youth and was also known as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Internet Guru Girl and Sparta Komissarova Townson certainly wish those close and family of Former First Lady
Betty Ford our condolences. She is certainly a woman of who achieved greatness by being selfless and vulnerable.
For more information read http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/lady-betty-ford-dead-93/story?id=3348308
So your company has mastered search engine optimization (SEO) for the brand’s main Website and established a killer social media strategy, both of which are driving hordes of traffic and new business. Way to go. Both are critical to your company’s success online, but have you connected these two very important dots?
If you’re like most major companies, your brand’s Facebook page doesn’t even appear in the first 20 search results for your company on Google, even if your Website does. This is apparently the case for more than 70% of major brands, according to a recent study conducted by SEO services firm BrightEdge.
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This is a huge missed opportunity. Although social media may not yet be a significant direct source of revenue, the type of customer engagement it provides is unparalleled. You want people to find your Facebook page and, if appropriate, hit the “Like” button, essentially subscribing themselves to updates and enabling you to keep in touch with them in a way that your Website can’t easily achieve on its own.
Fortunately, optimizing one’s Facebook page for search is pretty simple, and doesn’t require some of the under-the-hood tinkering that standard Website SEO does.
Snag That Vanity URL
Facebook offers brands the opportunity to set up a custom URL (or “username”), which can not only make advertising and word-of-mouth marketing easier (“Check us out at Facebook.com/companyname.”), but also plays a crucial role in SEO.
If you haven’t yet claimed your company’s vanity Facebook URL (you’ll need at least 25 “likes” to be eligible), hop to it. In general, you should go with your company’s name, sticking as close to the original brand as possible.
It’s worth noting that Facebook doesn’t allow dashes or underscore in the vanity URL, so this limits the amount of typical URL keyword trickery you can do. This username cannot be changed, so choose it carefully.
Pay Attention to Your Company’s Name
It may seem obvious, but the name you use in your brand’s Facebook page is really important. Again, sticking to the original brand is important here, as it will help people find you not only via search engines, but on Facebook itself.
You have a little bit of leeway to include keywords in this field but don’t stray too far from the company’s actual name. Don’t worry, there will be other opportunities to get those keywords in.
Fill Out the Company Information, Keywords and All
Facebook gives you three fields to describe your business from a high level: About, Description and General Information. Use them all.
As its smaller size would suggest, the About field is for a shorter, one or two-sentence tagline about your business. Description and General Information give you more space to describe, in concise detail, what the company does. This is an ideal place to include as many relevant keywords as you can.
The more fields under the “Information” tab you can fill out, the better. This will help people find your brand no matter where they’re searching.
Link to It
Let’s not forget that at the heart of Google’s PageRank algorithm still lies the hyperlink. Link to your Facebook page from your main Website and at any other (appropriate) opportunity that arises.
Linking back to your site’s content within Facebook status updates, it should be noted, does not help your SEO directly, since these links include the “nofollow” attribute, and thus they do not count for search ranking purposes. That said, these links can be a huge source of traffic back to your brand’s site.
Posted by Jacob Diesselhorst on February 17, 2011
Share LinkI love Oklahoma. I love the people of Oklahoma, all of them. The hard-working men and woman, the elderly-who have paved the way for us and the children-who we are grooming to carry on the legacy for our state’s future.
I love the idea of democracy and freedom. This great country of ours’ was founded based on principles…certain unalienable rights that are bestowed upon all of us– The principle that us all, whether white or black, rich or poor, republican or democrat, should be treated equally and be allowed to play on a level playing field. In turn, our political system, the 3 branches of government, should continue to exemplify this ideal and support our efforts to uphold it. Unfortunately, politics in Oklahoma has deteriorated into a power struggle for control of money and resources as opposed to an effort to embody the principles of freedom, equality and justice.
Like many of us, I am disgusted by the ugly politics and lack of civility that has invaded government. Party lines are now clearly drawn, as both sides teeter for control of a system that is now broken due to the power of special interests. Special interests have infested our politics to the point now there is no way to differentiate between two. Oklahoma politics are no different. Money talks.
The Chamber, big business, big insurance and big oil have a tight grip on this State and the brass of the current leadership of the Oklahoma Republican party. Don’t take my word for it? Let the evidence speak for itself. Look at the campaign finance reports for Oklahoma’s current GOP leadership, they read like a who’s who of Oklahoma’s business community, the super-rich and the PACS (Political Action Committees) formed by the special interests that now dictate Oklahoma politics.
Unfortunately, this influence of the money and power of big business and corporations has infected Republican leadership and convinced them to pursue policy changes that do nothing to protect or assist the general public, but act only to further enrich and empower the voracious and self-serving interests of Corporations and Insurance Companies. One disturbing example of special interests’ invasion into democracy is taking place in Oklahoma right now—with the efforts of a chosen few to force more so-called “tort reform” on the people of Oklahoma.
Tort Reform (as it is called) is the effort by the Big Business wing of the Republican party (at the direction of the corporations who fund their political campaigns and reelections) to invade the sanctity of the judicial branch and legislate in the court room by taking away the autonomy of the civil jury and dictating how juries must decide cases and what evidence is and is not allowed to come in to evidence at trial.
•Politicans want to place an arbitrary, one-size-fits all hard cap of $250k on the amount of damages a civil jury can award a catstrophically injured Oklahoman for the rest of his or her lifetime no matter how severe the injuries and no matter how disgusting, reckless and wanton the conduct of the negligent Defendant.
•GOP Idealogs claim hard caps “deter frivolous lawsuits.” This is a BLATANT LIE. Frivolous lawsuits never see the light of day in Oklahoma. Numerous laws already in place require Expert Reports before lawsuits can be filed. Moreover, Hard Caps do nothing to prevent minor injury lawsuits from being filed. What arbitratry hard caps do cause—is for people with legitimate, long term catstrophic injuries (a brain injured child or a blinded teenager or a badly burned stay-at-home mom or a nursing home resident who is beaten to death and raped in his nursing home by a bad employee) from obtaining full and fair compensation for their injuries.
•Non-economic damages are meant to serve as a deterence to Corporations and individual and ensure that our highways, schools, airports, public transportaion, workplaces, products, etc.) are SAFE. CAPS ELIMINATE THIS DETERENCE and actually give corporations, bad doctors, bad nurses, truck drivers, etc. a free license to run amuck in our state with no fear of every being punished above 250k. (which is like a parking ticket to many multi-million dollar businesses, corporations and insurance companies)
•Further, Policitians want to tip the scales of justice in favor of negligent defendants by giving a negligent tortfeasor’s insurance company and CREDIT for any collateral source of insurance an injured Oklahoman has in awarding damages.
•In other words, if you are horribly injured in a trucking accident and have $150k in medical bills–the jury gets to know your health insurance company paid part of the bills, that part was written off and that part came out of your pocket. Meanwhile, the fact that the negligent trucking company, hospital, oil and gas company etc. has millions of dollars in liability insurance will remain hidden from the jury.
•Even more disturbing, if you had the forsight to purcahse disability insurance or life insurance (in the case of a wrongful death case)–the negligent corporation’s liability insurance company will also get a credit for that insurance money (even though it is from another seperate insurance company). In other words, everyone benefits in this equation (the insurance companies and negligent defendants) EXCEPT THE ONE WHO SHOULD—THE CATASTROPHICALY INJURED OKLAHOMAN.
Our civil justice system is built on a principle of a balance of power and a weighing of the evidence to determine fault, liability and damages. The scales of justice illustrate this ideal. Our court system has successfully existed for hundreds of years built around the JURY. The Jury being a group of citizens like you and me who are entrusted to hear the evidence of a particular case and work together to render a fair and reasoned verdict. Now, however, politicians, not jurors, will decide the amount of damages to award in civil cases involving human injury and death by forcing upon a one-size fits all law that caps the maximum damages at $250,000.00 and decreases any economic damages awarded (medical bills, future medical bills, disability, loss of earnings, etc.) by the amounts of any collateral source of compensation that exists to pay part of them.
In other words, “tort reform” serves to cripple the very purpose of the jury system—to leave it to the people to decide the damages to render against a defendant who has been found to be negligent, reckless or wanton in its conduct and, as a result, caused harm to another person—by taking away the right of jurors (OKLAHOMA CITIZENS) to fairly decide legal disputes.
I for one stand with the people of Oklahoma and their constitutional right to a fair jury trial by the people…not politicians. With “tort reform”—Special Interests are completing the trifecta of infecting all 3 branches of government with their greed and self-serving influence. Meanwhile, the citizens of Oklahoma stand by, unknowlingly, while their rights are taken away by corrupt politicans whose only motivation is to satisfy their biggest campaign donors (i.e., BIG BUSINESS/BIG INSURANCE) so they can hope to get relected.
Sad but true.
Politics as usual in this State cannot be allowed to continue. The very rights to which each of us is entitled now hang in the balance.
Credit given to NX Law Group
Internet Guru Girl is proud to launch the release of some of the bold features of facebook.
This allows your business to have an opportunity to showcase themselves with a peek into the branding of their business.
Copy and paste the link below and oblige him with “liking” his page – thank you.
Remember these?If you’re like me, you use your iPhone as your only phone, and that includes work. But how often have you been on a conference call or talking with a client, only to be interrupted by a friend or family member? Both parties hear the call waiting sound, and unfortunately, know if you’re on the other line (or not).
On POTS lines, all you had to do was dial *70 before your call to temporarily disable call waiting. But this only worked when you dialed first.
On the iPhone, it’s even easier:
Go to Settings. This icon is usually on the first page of your iPhone. Tap it.
Tap on “Phone”.
Right below your displayed phone number is a box that says “Calls”. Tap the “Call Waiting” and just slide the function on or off.
Don’t forget to enable call-waiting again after your call. Just follow the same three steps above.
I hope this helps!
Photo credit by LeoSynapse and www.findtheclient.com.
Subject: Recent Verdict in Shelby County, Texas — December 13, 2010
Scott McLemore of McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin & Story, PLLC are pleased to announce that they, along with the other members of the trial team, were successful in the representation of clients in a theft of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud case filed in Shelby County, Texas against Southwestern Energy. After two weeks of trial and two days of deliberations in a hotly contested case, the jury returned a finding that the Plaintiff and Intervenors’ trade secrets were stolen, misappropriated, that Southwestern Energy had committed fraud in obtaining the valuable trade secrets, violated its fiduciary duty and breached its confidentiality agreement.
The jury awarded $11,450,000 for the theft of trade secrets and fraud and determined that Southwestern had profited $381,500,000 as a result of the fraud and theft of trade secrets, under a disgorgement of profits claim. We are humbled and thankful for the jury’s sacrifice and service in hearing the evidence and making a decision which honors the hard work of the oil and gas scientists who were victims of corporate greed and had their ingenuity, hard work and labor stolen by a large corporation that was bent on profits over doing what was right.
I am also personally thankful to those members of the trial team who worked to provide a favorable outcome throughout the duration of the long, four-year battle. It was an honor to work with them. The jury served Justice and we are thankful for their sacrifice and courage, as well as our system of justice.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season and thank you for your friendship and support. We remain committed to the pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients in civil, criminal and commercial litigation matters. It is our privilege to serve our clients’ interests in contested legal matters.
Scott Hanson McLemore
McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin & Story, PLLC
Houston & Corpus Christi Texas
“Lawyers Helping Good People Through Difficult Circumstances”
Remember this next time you walk up to the ticket window of your local movie theater with $10 in your hand.
The Media (Accidently?) Missed this one!!!!
Please read this: The troops oversees would like you to send it to everybody you know.
Subject: Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center
Don’t know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center , in San Antonio , Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States , especially burn victims. There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers’ families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.
While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much would cost to build one of them . He then took his check book out and wrote a check for that full amount right there on the spot.
The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it. The question is – why do:
Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff
make front page news with their ridiculous antics and Denzel Washington’s patriotism doesn’t even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San Antonio ..
A true American and friend to all in uniform!
Divorce Attorney uses his experience to save marriages, relationships and prepare you for a relationship
Recently I (Sparta Townson of Internet Guru Girl) met with an attorney in San Antonio who shared with me about taking all of his many years of experience and try to use it passionately for helping folks save their marriages or relationships or help those beginning or considering marriage. This gentlemen and his fiance’ are both taking great strides into using the knowledge and helping folks to be happy, stay married, and prepare for marriage or work on any type of relationship you are in.
While he has just begun doing this and had his first seminar on Sept 25,2010, he has already made an impact.
Below you will see a testimonial on one of the parties who attended:
Having been in many workshops, I’m hard to impress. In this workshop, I was impressed by two things: First, that yet more can be learned about this subject. Who would have thought I could learn more after all the workshops and books out there! Secondly, is the personhood of the presenter. By that I mean in his 29 years as a divorce lawyer, and witnessing immense suffering, Steve decided to DO SOMETHING about it. That speaks volumes. His high integrity level and compassion for reaching people permeate the Reality Relationship Seminar. And the content is well researched and eye brow raising. Also, having his lovely wife Jeannine there gave an added dimension of what a loving, synergistic relationship looks like. One cannot help but walk out thinking about things differently. In fact, Steve was able to reframe an issue I thought I would never be free of! How do you know when you’ve been in a great workshop? The time just flew by and people didn’t want to leave. It was a positive, powerful and empowering experience!”
–Deborah Stein, Presentation Specialist
His website is under construction and he will soon be accessible off Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin, please take a look at his vision and what he brings to you to help you: www.relationshiprealityseminar.com
I do not like this Uncle Sam,I do not like the healthcare scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks,
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker Nan ,
I do not like this ‘YES, WE CAN’.
I do not like this spending spree—
You know, I know that nothing’s free.
I do not like your smug replies,
when I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. Nope, nope, nope!
Go green – Recycle Congress in 2010!
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Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on a US legal aid group that helps Mexican immigrant workers pursue legal cases to protect their rights. Many of the workers leave the US without pursuing legal action because of their immigration status
Family law, divorce, custody, modifications and all family areas of law.
Look forward to knowing you for years to come.
San Antonio Texas, State Bar of Texas Family Law CLE
You’ve never looked better, but your disposition and spirit is really the best of who you are.
On top of being sweet and hot, he’s a truly fine and established divorce attorney in Dallas.
I would use him as much as I would refer to him. www.dallasdivorcelawyer.com
Here’s to you Mike,
Congratulations Bill Koons for a very well deserved Honor from the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section on 8/9/2010 for fourty years of practicing. It’s not just every year that this is given out and we are proud of you and hope that you know that you’ve truly deserved it.
Congratulations to my gal Heather King of Koons Fuller also in becoming the president of Taffles for Board Certified Family Law Attorneys in Texas. An extraordinary woman, with an amazing disposition and a lot of hard earned work, and that’s you and you will be a memorable one.
An AV firm representing the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with 4 locations and specializing in Family, divorce, property division, modifications, all areas of family law.
Sparta Komissarova Townson of Internet Guru Girl, IGG and www.internetgurugirl.com deems it necessary to share with all my very long time clients, future clients and affiliates that all the drama and negativity that individuals are stating are purely a matter of opinion.
Many if not most attorneys have worked for a law firm, or have been partners with each other, and then something happens and another one is disgruntled and sadly the firm or partnership dissolves. There are instances where there is bad blood. It’s unfortunate as you went into the partnership with high hopes.
Same in my case, I worked for www.lawyers.com also known as Lexis-Nexis, then a startup, and now on my own. I am thankful to Martindale-Hubbell for being a part of my life as I loved working there. Attorneys have blessed me with doing business with me and return I’ve earned their trust and they are following me to my own company Internet Guru Girl if they know my business name or just Sparta Townson.
What I would like to say and for those that have stayed in contact as friends or as clients, is that I’m truly fine. I accept that part of building a business comes with “not being able to make everyone happy”. I (Sparta Townson) have personal and professional pride in what I do and genuinely care about the outcome of what I’m able to help them do with their online visibility wether it be a web site, social marketing, blogs, video, SEO, etc.
LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY……….
Sparta Townson of IGG (Internet Guru Girl) is letting you know that one of the bloggers who is writing lots of hateful and degrading comments about me and my team is someone who I once did business with years ago, who has been in his home, met his partner who is his wife, kids and remembers when I entered his home that I loved it. I also remember a very good experience with him about the work we did together. I’m not sure why he has been so tenacious about bashing Internet Guru Girl and even me personally “Sparta Townson” as it’s been many years since we’ve been associated. I actually forgive him for any comments and any future hateful words.
I WILL STATE FOR THE RECORD, Internet Guru Girl will not ever use my blog to attempt at harming another party, company or individual. It’s not proper etiquette. I actually feel sympathy for the party and their clan who seems to have so much time in being sheer mean.
Thanks to Patrick Malkmes of PMX and many others and mostly my attorneys for support, doing a great job, knowing good from evil and backing Internet Guru Girl and Sparta Townson up.
Internet Guru Girl or Sparta Komissarova Townson has had a lot of attorneys I’ve been working with for many years in many areas of law. While I have many favorites, Chris Hoover will always be one of mine. I’ve always looked up to him, valued his advice and we’ve stayed friends for years.
I cannot recommend a BETTER dwi attorney and I always refer to him.
If you are in need or a family member, or a child has been arrested for DWI, Sparta Townson of Internet Guru Girl highly recommends that you check out these credentials and compare them to any other DWI attorney you might be considering.
Here’s to Chris – SALUTE!!!!
About DWI Texas Attorneys
Christopher N. Hoover
Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, Texas
University of Mississippi; B.A. History; J.D.
Founding Member, National College of DUI Defense
National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
College of the State Bar of Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Board of Directors 2001
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Former Member of the Board of Directors
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Past Member of the Board of Directors & Past President 1997
Drunk Driving Defense.com ; Nationwide Internet Information resource Center
Supreme Court of the United States of America
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas, Texas
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, New Orleans, Louisiana
Texas Supreme Court
Advanced Professional Educational Achievements
National College of DUI Defense, Advanced DWI Training & Education; 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999; Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
This is the most advanced DWI practice course offered to attorneys. It consists of a given factual scenario and each attorney is required to prepare the case for trial. Upon arrival, lectures are given on each area of trial preparation and presentation by the nation=s leading DWI defense attorneys. The class is then broken into smaller groups in which each student demonstrates his ability and understanding of the lecture topic. After each demonstration, the student is critiqued by a three member panel again composed of the best DWI defense attorneys in the United States. In addition to the legal training, extensive training is given in the areas of science involved with professional DWI defense. Attendees work closely in groups with scientists who explain the most advanced developments in chemical breath testing using the same scientific instruments employed in their home jurisdictions.
Certified Field Sobriety Instructor, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This course is based upon the scientific study conducted by the Southern California Research Institute for DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Exercises. It includes instruction on administration, procedure and evaluation of data collected for the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, One Leg Stand and Walk & Turn tests used by police officers across the United States in identifying potentially intoxicated drivers during traffic detentions. Mr. Hoover is a certified instructor in this course of study.
Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator, American Legal Education
The Intoxilyzer 5000 is the breath test machine used throughout Texas to test possibly intoxicated persons who have been arrested for DWI and DUI under the current implied consent law. This machine is manufactured by CMI, Incorporated and is the predominant machine in the United States for breath testing by law enforcement personnel. This certification exceeds standards set by the Texas Alcohol Breath Testing Program for Breath Test Operators. In addition to learning how to conduct a valid breath test, this course also teaches the scientific aspects of breath alcohol testing, infrared photo-spectroscopy, the internal workings of the Intoxilyzer 5000, and calibration of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machine.
Certified Blood & Urine Alcohol Testing, American Legal Education
This course is specifically tailored to study and understand the chemical testing of blood and urine used in intoxication offenses (DWI, Intoxication Assault & Intoxication Manslaughter, etc.). It includes extensive study of gas chromatography testing procedure and protocol. This type of testing is widely used in most hospitals and criminal laboratories for blood and urine analysis for the presence and concentration of alcohol and other substances in these body fluids. In addition to gas chromatography, testing kits used by police and paramedics in the field were also explained. Enzymatic blood analysis is another type of blood analysis that is encountered in laboratory testing and covered with this instructional certification. All potential problems in the collection, storage and testing procedures for blood and urine are covered for a proper and thorough defense of these issues at trial.
Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor, VOICE for Defense, March 1999
Handling the Intoxilyzer Supervisor in a DWI Case, VOICE for the Defense, March 1999
Spotlight on Chris Hoover, North Texas Relocation Journal, Tarrant County, Spring Summer 1999
Spotlight on Chris Hoover, North Texas Relocation Journal, Collin County, Spring Summer 1998
Constitutional Implications of DWI, Voice for the Defense, June 1997
Constitutional Implications of DWI, National Law Journal, April 28, 1997
DWI: A Scapegoat in Wolf’s Clothing, Root out Juror’s Attitudes on DWI Laws, The Texas Lawyer, February 17, 1997
Attorney Christopher N. Hoover’s top ten list on how to avoid DWI and have a safe holiday, Fort Worth, Texas Commercial Recorder, December 31, 1996
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, Relevant Issues in 2004 DWI Law, Enhancements & Surcharges, 2004
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Dallas, Texas, Ten DWI Statutes You Should Know, 2003
Continuing Defense Lawyers Project; DWI Trial Evidence; Midland, Laredo, Texarkana and South Padre Island; 2003
American Legal Education; Mastering Scientific Evidence; Presentation of a Trial Before the Court; April 2002
American Legal Education; Mastering Scientific Evidence; ATop Ten Attacks of the Technical Supervisor@; March 2001, Atlanta, Georgia
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Winter President=s Retreat; ATop Ten ALR Defenses & the Effect of Prior Alcohol Related Arrests on Occupational Drivers Licenses@; Banff Springs Canada; February 2001
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI 2001; Cross Examination of the Technical Witness at ALR & Trial; January 2001, Austin, Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Cross Examination of the Intoxilyzer Supervisor in a DWI Case, June 2000 (San Antonio, Texas)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Course Director & Speaker, ADWI 2000″, February 2000 (Lectures: Effective Client Interviews & The Importance of Effective DWI Representation (Galveston, Texas)
Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Faculty, Trial Advocacy Skills Course, Sam Houston State University, March 2000 (Huntsville, Texas)
Plano Bar Association; What Civil Attorneys Should Know about DWI; October 1999 (Plano, Texas)
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor of the Intoxilyzer 5000, Fall 1999 (Houston, Texas) Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Handling the Intoxilyzer Supervisor June 1999 (San Antonio Texas)
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, June 1999 (McKinney, Texas)
Dallas/Tarrant County, Winter DWI Specialty Program, January 1999 (Purgatory, Colorado)
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, December 1998 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, October 1998 (Dallas, Texas)
Dallas/Tarrant County, Winter DWI Specialty Program, January 1998 (Colorado)
Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, First Annual DWI Seminar, January 1997 (Dallas, Texas)
For all the calls and emails and comments here, facebook, linkedin, twitter, etc, from all my long time attorneys, thank you very much.
Here’s to the believers……………