Compliments of Mark Anderson of Andertoons
All of us know how important is for a child to grow up in a good environment. Parents should prevent child abuse because it can affect children for their whole life.
Child Sexual Abuse involves “any sexual act with a child performed by an adult or an older child“, such as:
- Sexual touching of any part of the body;
- Penetrative sex;
- Encouraging a child to engage in sexual activity;
- Intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child;
- Showing children pornography, or using them to create it;
- Encouraging a child to engage in prostitution.
Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse:
- A noticeable fear of a person or certain places
- Unusual response from the child when asked if he or she was touched
- Unreasonable fear of a physical exam
- Drawings that show sexual acts
- Sudden awareness of genitals and sexual acts and words
- Attempts to get other children to perform sexual acts.
Unfortunately, sexual violence happens to many people, but they feel shameful to speak about it. It’s time to speak about it and not to be a victim of sexual abuse anymore.
Sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact that can happen to men or women of any age.
- Refusal to use contraception;
- Deliberate causing unwanted physical pain during sex;
- Deliberate passing on sexual diseases or infections;
- Use of objects, toys, or other items without consent and to cause pain or humiliation
Bid-for-Placement: what does it mean? Why do we need it?
A bid is a sum of money that a lawyer offers for the opportunity of talking to a client, to receive his contact information and discuss his case (the minimum amount you can bid on is 6 law dollars).
It’s important to remember that a lawyer’s bid on a case determines where in the list of competing, “bidding” lawyers their profile will be displayed to the clients, who posted the case. The profile with the highest bid will be displayed first and the lowest, respectively, the last.
What is an Elevator Pitch?
An “Elevator Pitch”, also known as an elevator speech or statement, is a short summary used to quickly define a person, product, profession or organization and its Value Proposition. The name “elevator pitch” conveys that the person who is delivering the message has about the same time that it takes the typical elevator to go from the ground floor the top floor to convince their audience about their proposal. A well designed elevator pitch should be between 30 and 60 seconds.
How to Write a Good Elevator Pitch
The “Elevator Pitch” on Legal Bistro is five lines (500 words maximum) of text that are displayed to potential clients in what we call the “Short Profile Preview”. This is the very first thing that a potential client will see about you and your law firm so you should give a lot of thought to what you would like to say.
Do you need a lawyer but are intimidated by the legal process? Are you concerned that professional legal services may be financially out of reach? Perhaps English is not your native language and you are having trouble finding a qualified attorney with whom you can effectively communicate. Don’t worry, if you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone.
We built Legal Bistro because we were inspired by the contribution that Lending Tree made to the process for finding a mortgage lender. Lending Tree used the power of the Internet to bring online competition in the mortgage application process. Equally important is that Lending Tree’s website has helped consumers to better understand the process of applying for a home loan. We hope that Legal Bistro can achieve similar results in the legal services market.
When Lawyers Compete, You Win!
The single biggest reason why consumers love our service is because Legal Bistro facilitates lawyers competing online to serve the client. Our Company motto is that When Lawyers Compete, the Client Wins! Frankly, we believe that both lawyers and consumers win when the competitive playing field has been leveled.
Are you happy with the current Return on Investment (“ROI”) for your online legal services marketing dollars? Are you spending too much of your time qualifying leads? Do you know anything about the visitors to your law firm’s website besides their IP Address and the date and time of their visit? More specifically, are you being provided with case specific facts that will help you evaluate their legal needs?
If you have answered yes to some or all of these questions then perhaps you will appreciate why lawyers love Legal Bistro.
YOU ARE IN CONTROL
You decide what cases you see based on the Practice Groups, Case Types and Tag or Key Words used when defining your Areas of Practice.
In a recent New York Times article written by Sam Dolnick and Danny Hakim entitled Women Employed by Lawmaker Describe Sexually Hostile Office Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Victor J. Lopez has been accused by five women of sexual harassment and the use of crude language in his office. The scandal began to unfold last Friday when the New York Assembly ethics committee substantiated claims that Mr. Lopez had harassed two women. The Assembly released a letter censuring Mr. Lopez and taking away committee chairmanship and barring him from employing interns or anyone under the age of 21.
Mr. Lopez represents one of the city’s last powerful political bosses at the age of 71. The letter released by the Assembly found that he had verbally harassed, groped and kissed two of his staff members without their consent. Governor Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials have called on Mr. Lopez to resign. To date, Mr. Lopez has refused to do so.
The scandal comes on the heels of the release of information that New York State Assembly speaker Sidney Shelton had authorized a secret payment of $103,080 in June to settle prior allegations against Mr. Lopez from two other women. This settlement has resulted in cries for an investigation into the Assembly’s handling of the matter.