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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

Sharon M. Cain – First Recipient of Concilio et Labore

Congratulations to Sharon M. Cain, Administrative Assistant at Simas & Associates, Ltd., for being the first recipient of the Concilio et Labore trophy. Concilio et Labore is latin loosely translated to mean, “By Wisdom and Effort.” In practice, we read it as recognizing those who not only had the vision of a particular goal, but also engaged […]

Pregnancy Discrimination: 10 Things You Need to Know

Historically, pregnant women have been subject poor treatment in the workplace. Since approximately 75% of the 68 million plus women workers become pregnant at some point in their working lives, this a lot of poor treatment. This includes poor guidance by supervisors and human resources as well as abject discrimination in employment. While strides have been […]

Procedural Grounds for Opposing a Motion

When a party or attorney is confronted by a motion by the opposing party or opposing counsel, the primary focus is usually on what they are attempting to accomplish. And that is absolutely appropriate – what if upon review you determine that your client does not oppose or actually agrees with what the other side […]

Use of Affidavits and Declarations in Licensing Defense Hearings

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) provides a procedure under which sworn affidavits or declarations under penalty of perjury may be used the same as live testimony in an adversarial professional licensing hearing. (Gov. Code, § 11514.) Please note that an “affidavit” is defined in the California Code of Civil Procedure, sections 2009–2015.6. Declarations under penalty […]


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