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Oct  07,  2013
By maryann
Terri Cromley and Jason Reid are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Terri Cromley and Jason Reid are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
We are proud to support Terri Cromley, partner with the Law Offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Haysett, P.A. in her work with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She has been working with the Sarasota/Manatee Making Strides and has formed a team, "Friends Against Wicked Lumps." Terri is the Managing Partner of the Bradenton office of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, and works with clients in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability. Jason Reid, an attorney at our Bradenton office, who defends the accused in Criminal matters, will be there also. As Team Captain of  "Friends Against Wicked Lumps," Terri is hosting a trivia tournament at Mckechnie Field, the home of the Marauders, located 1/2 mile West of Highway 41 on 9th Street West at 17th Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida on October 17, 2013, in an effort to raise money for this worthy cause. Terri announced, "We are teaming up with "Dr. Whorf's Chemo Buddies" who are sponsorong a Wiffle Ball Tournament there as well." Both Teams are walking for "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" on October 19, 2013. The trivia is $10 per person for teams of up to 4 people.  The wiffle ball tournament is $50 for a team of 9 people.  There will be raffles, celebrity bartenders and a lot of fun.  Come out and test your knowledge against Terri Cromley and Jason Reid of "Team Awesome".  The tiki bar opens at 5:30 p.m., ladies drink free from 5:30-6:30.  Wiffle ball starts at 6:00.  Trivia starts at 6:30.  There will be a food truck.  Contact Terri for more information.
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We are proud to support Terri Cromley, partner with the Law Offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Haysett, P.A. in her work with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
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Sep  05,  2013
By maryann
Tony Viera on Fox 13 Ask A LawyerOn September 5, 2013, Antonio (Tony) Viera, an attorney with the law offices of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, served as a panel attorney for TV Fox 13’s Good Day Tampa Bay Ask a Lawyer Program.  Tony answered calls from viewers and provided free legal advice from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. This Lawyer Referral Service is provided by the Hillsborough County Bar Association through which a person is referred to a lawyer who is committed to providing and interested in participating in legal services on a basis that takes into consideration the client’s ability to pay and the type of legal problems presented. All attorneys must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar to participate. They must be engaged in the full time practice of law and they must certify competency in any area of law in which clients will be accepted. Getting ready to go on the air.The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) coordinates the  Ask-A-Lawyer, a free legal advice services. Ask-A-Lawyer is a partner program with TV FOX 13. Every month, Tony Viera will be donating his time to serve on a phone bank at the FOX 13 television studio. The public is encouraged to call and receive free legal advice.   For more information on upcoming dates for Ask-A-Lawyer please call the LRS at 813-221-7780.
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Every month, Tony Viera will be donating his time to serve on a phone bank at the FOX 13 television studio Ask A Lawyer Program.
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May  17,  2012
By maryann
Terri Cromley, is a Partner with the law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., specializing in the areas of Plaintiff's Workmen's Compensation and Social Security Disability. Terri is on the Board of the Manatee Chapter of FAWL (Florida Association of Women Lawyers) and is requesting support for their annual fundraiser. The event will be held May 18, 2012, and will include a silent auction. This year, the charity fundraiser will benefit Just for Girls. Just for Girls provides educational, developmental, and prevention-based programs to disadvantaged and impoverished girls during the dangerous and often unsupervised pre and post-school hours. Just for Girls keeps these young girls safe, promotes drug-free living, and assists in providing the motivation for success. This program is essential in nurturing the new generation of youth that will soon become tomorrow’s valued employees, responsible parents, and conscientious citizens of our community.
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Terri Cromley, who is on the Board of the Manatee Chapter of FAWL (Florida Association of Women Lawyers), is requesting support for their annual fundraiser to benefit Just for Girls, a program for disadvantaged and impoverished girls. The event will be held May 18, 2012, and will include a silent auction.
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Mar  12,  2012
By maryann
One of the most important things to do when getting a case ready for trial is...Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. If you don't prepare you will not be able to protect your client and you will not be successful at trial. First of all, your law firm must be prepared to fund the case. As stated by Gary Paul in the March 2012 edition of Trial, "No case is ever won by doing it on the cheap." From the moment we open a case for a new client, that case is being prepared for trial. It is best not to prepare a case for settlement, but to prepare it for trial from the beginning. That way if a case is settled, it is due to your trial preparation. One of the most powerful tools in preparation of a trial is the Mock Trial. At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. we have a full courtroom built on our premises for the use of trial preparation for the benefit of our clients. This will provide critical information as to how how jurors may view a case. In order to provide an unbiased evaluation of the case we place ads, interview and hire at least 12 jurors for the mock trial. All the witnesses and trial experts and portrayed by the attorneys and staff. For trial preparation we hire experts to testify whenever required. All the exhibits are prepared and ready to use as if they would be in the actual trial. With the judge sitting at the bench, and the attorneys for the for both sides are ready, the opening statements begin. The jurors are prepared with their jury instruction and notebooks. The cameras in the courtoom from different angels take in the expressions of the juror as they take in every word. Witnesses and experts are brought in one at a time and questioned. Following the closing statements of the attorneys and the jury instructions read by the judge, the jurors are ready to be divided into two groups for deliberation. These groups go through all their notes as we listen to the them discuss the reasons for the decisions, just as they would in an actual deliberation. This is how we use the mock trial to show us how prospective jurors view a case and which arguments jurors find most persuasive. At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., our staff and attorneys dedicate ourselves to being a success for our clients.
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Aug  23,  2011
By maryann
Will our Social Security Disability system be pushed to the brink of insolvency? Will the trust fund that supports Social Security disability run out of money by 2017? In Washington, Stephen Ohlemach reported that laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system. To learn more about the applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can't find new ones in an economy that has shed nearly 7 million jobs; and how the stampede for benefits is adding to a growing backlog of applicants, please click here:
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