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Retired Partner Lou Lesesne Honored by Davidson College

During Davidson College’s 2022 reunion, retired Essex Richards partner Lou Lesesne was presented with the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have provided leadership or attained recognition within their profession. Davidson remarked that “Lou Lesesne ’67 has passionately and energetically …

We’re Hiring: Family Law Legal Assistant

We are seeking an experienced Family Law Legal Assistant with strong client relations skills to join the team. The position supports an outstanding Family Law team and manages the team’s legal practice needs with care and excellence. The successful candidate will be professional, resourceful, and …

Custody Schedules Explained

By: Lauren V. Lewis Child custody has two distinct parts: legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody relates to who has the authority to make decisions concerning the child.  Physical custody relates to the schedule of when the child will be with each parent.  Talking …

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COVID-19 and Caregiver Discrimination in the Workplace

By: Kristen Finlon According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the United States officially surpassed one million reported COVID-19 deaths this week.  At the same time, employers across the country continue to press forward with returning to operations that are as close as possible …

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The Case for Block Billing

By: Norris A. Adams, II After almost 17 years litigating ERISA cases, I say with some level of credibility – at least I hope — that there are many extraordinary and difficult aspects that employees/participants/claimants/plaintiffs face with ERISA.1 There is the absence of meaningful cross-examination, …

We’re Hiring: Litigation Paralegal

Essex Richards, P.A. is seeking a motivated, compassionate, experienced, and highly organized paralegal to join our ERISA/employee benefits litigation team. This individual will be responsible for assisting with employee benefit and insurance disputes, administrative appeals, and plaintiff litigation matters, as well as taking ownership in …

How Much Debt Do You Have To Be In To File Chapter 7?

By: Heather Culp The short answer is, there is no specific dollar amount of debt required to file Chapter 7. The longer answer follows.  The best way to figure out whether you are a good candidate for bankruptcy – including Chapter 7, which is just …

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Boost Your Charitable Impact with a Donor Advised Fund

Originally published by North Carolina Lawyer Magazine, November, 2021. by Woody Connette Charitable donations are the lifeblood of colleges, faith communities and nonprofits. Imagine the human suffering in our communities without homeless shelters, food banks and crisis assistance nonprofits. Community symphonies and arts programs enrich …