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Meet J.R. Hamilton, 2020 Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship Winner!

Rizio Lipinsky Law Firm's 2020 Law School Scholarship Winner

CONGRATULATIONS TO J.R. HAMILTON!
Our team at Rizio Lipinsky is thrilled to announce that J.R. Hamilton has won the Rizio Lipinsky Law School Scholarship for 2020. This month, J.R. began his first semester (remotely) at Harvard Law School as an incoming 1L, after becoming the first in his family to graduate from college.

J.R.’S INSPIRING PERSONAL STORY:
J.R.’s essay submission detailed the painful loss of his father 6 years ago from an opiate overdose. As personally tragic as the loss was, J.R. went into incredible detail about how common this experience is for those in his home state of West Virginia, and throughout Appalachia.

I think it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t lost a family member or friend to this epidemic, J.R. said.

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Meet the Winner of the 2019 Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law Scholarship: Gabriella Cohen-Herrera

2019 Rizio Lipinsky Scholarship Winner

Rizio Lipinsky is honored to announce that Gabriella Cohen-Herrera has been awarded our first-ever $10,000 Law School Scholarship. Gabriella entered UCLA as a first-year law student this August after graduating from UC Berkeley.

Suffice it to say, Gabriella’s scholarship essay was powerful. Drawing from her own experience of being a child erroneously placed in foster care along with her siblings, Gabriella shared how she learned to become an advocate for herself and her siblings. Ultimately, she convinced the judge to return her and her siblings to the loving care of their mother. Recognizing the power of advocacy, Gabriella has since made it her goal to devote her career to helping other families the way she was able to help her own.

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Rizio Lipinsky’s $10,000 Law School Scholarship

Rizio Lipinsky Scholarship Announcement 2019

To formally celebrate the launch of Rizio Lipinsky, our team of Northern and Southern California based plaintiffs’ attorneys couldn’t be more excited to provide financial support to a future attorney of tomorrow. As such, our California Consumer law firm is thrilled to announce that we’re accepting submissions from the next generation of attorneys for our inaugural Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship!

Open to college graduates who have been accepted into law school for the 2019-2020 academic year, and to current law students, who will still be enrolled in the 2019-2020 year, we are accepting submissions for the Rizio Lipinsky $10,000 Law School Scholarship through May 1, 2019.

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Sexual Harassment Secret Settlements

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For those who have been following the news recently, it is practically impossible to go a mere hour without hearing the phrase “NDA”. You may also be noticing other legal terminology used in conjunction with sexual harassment cases. After all, non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreement have become an industry standard when sexual harassment cases are being settled. However, questions about the ethics of these agreements have been dominating the conversation recently.

Due to Daren Lipinsky’s vast experience advocating for those who have been sexually harassed, the senior trial attorney has been called upon to consult various groups and participate in informational hearings. When California’s state legislature wanted to expand its knowledge on the topic, they asked Lipinsky to enlighten the group on the details and intricacies of the way these cases are often settled. Not only did the lawyer shed light on the facts and statistics, but he also provided the group with his unique perspective after 20 years of litigating such cases.

For instance, many people tend to believe that sexual harassment only occurs in certain industries, but this is far from the truth. From low-level banking employees to those who hold glamorous positions in the entertainment industry, the list of victims spans a stunning array of sectors. Furthermore, after detailing the actions of their accusers and reliving the painful scenarios over and over again, many victims are traumatized and crave a sense of closure. Perhaps they don’t want to be continuously characterized by one of the worst times in their life, so they choose to sign agreements that will prevent the details of their stories from being publicized.

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Daren Lipinsky Elected As Member of American Board of Trial Advocates

Daren Lipinsky Employment Lawyer ABOTA MemberFebruary 5, 2018

San Bernardino, California – Attorney Daren Lipinsky, of the nationally-renowned employment law firm of Lipinsky Law, has been admitted as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The ABOTA National Board of Directors elected Lipinsky based on his peer-reviewed proficiency as a trial lawyer and based on his integrity and commitment to the legal profession.

ABOTA is an invitation-only national organization of the finest trial lawyers and judges in America. Its members represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. The organization was created in 1958 to defend and preserve the right granted to all Americans by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution, the right to trial by jury. All of the attorneys who belong to ABOTA have earned significant distinction in their trial work. ABOTA’s Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility have elevated standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility, and courtesy in the legal profession.

ABOTA’s Membership constitutes a “Who’s Who” of America’s top trial lawyers. Only trial lawyers that have completed a considerable number of civil jury trials qualify for nomination. Representatives of the nominee’s local ABOTA chapter, local Executive Board, and National ABOTA Board vote on whether a new member will be accepted. As such, membership also constitutes peer recognition of trial acumen and professionalism.

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America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®

Top 100 High Stakes LitigatorDecember 8, 2017 – Announcing the selection of Daren H. Lipinsky among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2017. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.

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Sexual Harassment Defined

Although most individuals believe that sexual harassment was isolated to the era of Mad Men, recent high profile sexual harassment cases demonstrate that sexual harassment is still a rampant problem in the workplace. Regardless, employees are often afraid and embarrassed to come forward and report sexual harassment. This fear steams from a misguided belief that an employer can retaliate against an employee if he or she reports harassment. This is not true. Sexual Harassment. Although most individuals believe that sexual harassment was isolated to the era of Mad Men, recent high profile sexual harassment cases demonstrate that sexual harassment is still a rampant problem in the workplace. Regardless, employees are often afraid and embarrassed to come forward and report sexual harassment. This fear steams from a misguided belief that an employer can retaliate against an employee if he or she reports harassment. This is not true.

Currently, there are two laws to be aware of when it comes to sexual harassment in the California workplace. The two laws that govern sexual harassment is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), otherwise known California Government Code section 12940(j). Section 12940(j) defines sexual harassment as “harassment based on sex or of a sexual nature; gender harassment; and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The definition of sexual harassment includes many forms of offensive behavior, including harassment of a person of the same gender as the harasser.” The following is a partial list of different types of sexual harassment:

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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

How Much Money For a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Today we look at the last part of our 6 part series on wrongful death.  We sincerely hope that you have found this ongoing series of articles helpful in answering your questions during a difficult time.

What Determines Liability and Damages in Wrongful Death Cases?

Proving liability

The primary mandate of a wrongful death lawsuit is to show the defendant is specifically liable for the death. You and your attorney must prove:

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