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April 21, 2020 at 9:06 pm

My Three Beefs with our System, my Colleagues, and The WV Legal Aid Society

My Three Beefs with our System, my Colleagues, and The WV Legal Aid Society: https://youtu.be/jOmvDZ302C0 That the family law court system of resolving parenting and divorce issues is, by definition, “adversarial”;  That family law attracts too many adversarial, “win at any cost”, personality types into the practice; and,  The Legal Aid Society, contrary to WV… View Article

April 21, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Intro: Access to Justice, Unbundled Services, Contingent Fees, Family Law, Mediation, Collegiality

Intro: Access to Justice, Unbundled Services, Contingent Fees, Family Law, Mediation, Collegiality: https://youtu.be/q1tVK9xPWRw Got five minutes? In this introductory video, I spend perhaps a minute each on several subjects that encompass the panoply of subjects I wish to cover in this video series. It’s a good summary, except my family law services, which I cover… View Article

April 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm

An Example of an Unbundled Legal Service: Allocation of Parental Rights, AKA “Paternity Suit”

An Example of an Unbundled Legal Service: Allocation of Parental Rights, AKA “Paternity Suit”: https://youtu.be/1ig2nxa3lXY There are myriad services a lawyer can provide, on many subjects, that fit the label “unbundled”. It is a way that a person with a limited budget, or who wants more answers before deciding to retain a lawyer for full-representation,… View Article

April 20, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Renewal after Crisis: a Pattern of My Life

Renewal after Crisis: a Pattern of My Life: https://youtu.be/GxVANwpkvVM Let’s hope this post does not have a long shelf life. As I sit here today, there is great uncertainty about the future of America and the world. As I write this, I don’t even know if we will ever return to routinely shaking hands. During… View Article

April 17, 2020 at 12:21 pm

THE AGONY OF AN ACCIDENTAL INJURY and PICKING UP THE PHONE TO CALL A LAWYER

  THE AGONY OF AN ACCIDENTAL INJURY and PICKING UP THE PHONE TO CALL A LAWYER https://youtu.be/hIEVCFsBYc8 It happens in an instant. You just slipped out of the house to get the essentials at the store, leaving your kids under loose supervision by your next-door-neighbor. Your husband is “on the road” and won’t be back… View Article

April 16, 2020 at 9:58 pm

The Imperative of a Full Legal Check-up; an “Unbundled Legal Service”:

The Imperative of a Full Legal Check-up; An “Unbundled Legal Service”: https://youtu.be/YpTnNFm82ng I notice I have used the term “unbundled legal service” in several of my videos. Here’s the most basic” doing something that is “Important but not Urgent”. Of course, if you are on your death bed or headed into “the valley of the… View Article

April 16, 2020 at 9:40 pm

Burton Hunter’s Screen Test Introduction – New Video Series

This 40 second video is supposed to be self-deprecating: I am not here because of my looks, or because others have begged me to post. I am here because I have done this one thing, be the lawyer for individuals for forty four years and an assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force… View Article

April 15, 2020 at 11:50 am

Simple Technology that Allows Me to Speak to You

Simple Technology that Allows Me to Speak to You:                   https://youtu.be/Nw9RwRtWETE Before posting your video, here are a few ideas: Have something to say. Experience helps as does caring for others. Bragging you are smarter and better only goes so far as everyone says that. And, as you will see… View Article

April 15, 2020 at 11:29 am

Messages from Connecticut During the Great Crisis

Messages from Connecticut During the Great Crisis:             https://youtu.be/p_KF6vBw46E Here I begin my conversation, from a Ct. living room, sheltered, with my friends, family, clients, potential clients, colleagues, adversaries, and judges. jbh

April 14, 2020 at 9:28 am

The Need for A Legal Check-up at a Time of Crisis: Wills, Powers of Atty, etc.

We all received a reminder of our mortality the last month. Isn’t it time to step back and do an assessment of you legal health? Have you been meaning to update your will? Have a econd marriage, with adult children of each of you? One child out of synch with the others? Or in need… View Article