Education is absolutely crucial for success in today’s world. Those who embrace this philosophy and strive for academic excellence generally land in fields which require specific certifications. For example, brokers, therapists, lawyers, doctors, and contractors all require “licenses” to practice in their respective fields. For those who reach this pinnacle in their career education, protecting…

For better or for worse, licensing law actions are not expedient processes. Unlike many cases in criminal law, time does not seem to be of the essence in resolving, penalizing, or dismissing a licensing case. There is no statute of limitations for the governing board to enforce any action involving the revocation, suspension, or probationary…

We have all seen the climax of A Few Good Men, the critical moments of Law & Order, and a number of other courtroom dramas. The lawyers always have a flare for the dramatic because the client’s life or livelihood is on the line and the question at issue generally has to do with a…

When Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2396 in September of 2014, which went into effect the first day of this year, certain licensing boards were no longer able to deny applications based on expunged convictions. While this may seem like a big win for license defense attorneys, it says a lot about the effect of…

Calling an article the “Basics of License Law,” is somewhat ironic because license law is anything but simple. In a suit against a licensee, the process can get complicated, and that starts from the get-go. Initially, the Agency will send the licensee a big envelope filled with documents containing heavy legal jargon and an absurd…

Social media rears its ugly head yet again, and this time it is in the courtroom. A word of advice to all clients: Your social media websites can and will be used against you in a court of law! Facebook pages have often been used in court to show the character of an individual or…

The conclusion of a license lawsuit is generally the same as a criminal or civil law suit, in that it does not frequently go to trial. Rather, license suits are usually settled between the parties outside of the courtroom, and are completed by the signing of a Stipulated Settlement. The agreement is drafted by the…

In defense of a professional license, lawyers must first look to the accusation. The accusation is very formal and lays out the plan for the prosecutorial body, usually the Agency. This plan describes the wrongful conduct of the licensee, why the Agency has issue with it, and what the disciplinary case is against the licensee….

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