ABA Groups Are Working to Promote and Increase Medical-Legal Partnerships


This article was originally published in the February-March 2020 issue of the ABA Journal.

William Waddell Jr. was getting out of his car at Mid-Delta Health Systems in Clarendon, Arkansas, when a doctor walked up to him and said he was needed inside immediately.

A patient, who had complained of frequent headaches, admitted after an MRI scan that her husband had been beating her, the doctor told Waddell. She now had a brain bleed.

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Acquire or Be Acquired?


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A New Version of the Form I-9 Now Available


Did you know HR forms can expire and, just like milk, "go bad?" The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9 last week that will replace the older version (Rev. 07/17/2017) that will "go bad" after April 30, 2020.

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Harry Light Honored For Pro Bono Work


Attorney Harry A. Light was one of the recipients of the Pro Bono Service Awards given by the  Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors. The award was presented Thursday, January 30 at the the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service inside the Clinton Presidential Center.

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Key Provisions in SECURE Act to Affect Retirement Plans


By Jeremiah D. Wood (Employee Benefits) & Sarah Cotton Patterson (Trust & Estate Planning)

As you may have heard, Congress recently passed — and the President signed into law — the SECURE Act, which is landmark legislation that affects the rules for creating and maintaining employer sponsored retirement plans. SECURE stands for the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act. The SECURE Act is generally effective January 1, 2020.

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