Can I Defend Myself in Court in Spain?

In Hollywood law series and courtroom movies, it is often an exciting script twist for one of the characters to decide to defend themselves in court. However, the Spanish judicial system is very different from the one we see represented on the small or big screen, so it is worth…

Do I Need A Pro Bono Attorney?

It’s a fact that the average person will face 4 to 6 legal situations every year. In fact, 50% of all households have an urgent legal problem right now (and the fact that you’re reading this probably means you’ve got a legal situation). With a legal case comes the professional…

How Can You Reduce Your Organization’s Legal Costs Without Compromising? (Part 1)

In today’s complex legal environment, corporate entities and professionals need to be very careful in commercial dealings, communications, agreements, and contracts. This is because any communication can be viewed as a contract or not a binding contract by judicial forums later when litigation reaches courts. These communications include appointment letters,…

The Importance of Legal Translations

Legal translation requires expertise and familiarity with linguistic conventions that apply to laws and legal cases. Translations consist of taking a document in one language and switching it to another language whilst maintaining the same meaning. Legal translations deal with legal issues and terms. This field involves translating statutes, contracts,…

Traditional Marxist Perspective in the Sociology of Laws

“Law, morality and religion consist of so many bourgeois prejudices, behind which lurk in ambush just as many bourgeois interests.” -Karl Marx Marxism is an approach that has rejected the idea of society as consensus. But what about its perspective on laws? The Marxist Theory You may have often heard…

Strange Food Laws around the World

Almost all countries have their own set of strange laws. But, in the case of food laws, some go beyond the normal level of weirdness to reach new pinnacles of craziness. Here are some of the strangest food laws on the globe. No Ketchup Please! France and America have been…