ProfNet Experts Available on Televised Trials, Protecting Assets

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Jul 24, 2013, 17:29 ET from ProfNet

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Televised Criminal Trials Do More Harm Than Good
Nancy S. Marder
Professor, John Paul Stevens Jury Center
IIT Chicago-Kent
"Televised criminal trials do more harm than good. Defendants' rights to a fair trial and the public's understanding of our judicial system are adversely affected by cameras in the courtroom. The responsibility of serving as a juror -- taking an oath, deliberating with fellow jurors and reaching a verdict that will have an impact on another person's life -- is quite different than watching the trial on television, yet the public incorrectly thinks it sees just what the jury sees."
Media Contact: Gwendolyn E. Osborne,

Not Protecting Your Assets Will Cost You
Ronald Fatoullah, Esq.
Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"As a result of medical progress, the life expectancy in the United States has increased. As people live longer, most will encounter the physical and mental disabilities that accompany aging. With long-term, nursing home and assisted living care costs skyrocketing, early planning will save your hard-earned assets later on."
Fatoullah has been advising New Yorkers about the legal and financial challenges of aging for more than 30 years. He is an award-winning attorney and highly regarded for his contributions to the field of elder law. For seven years, he's been on the list of New York's "Best Lawyers" in the fields of elder law, trusts and estates.
Media Contact: Carol Schell,


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