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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.

Declaratory Relief

Declaratory Relief is a legal procedure designed for those seeking “preventive justice.” Specifically, its purpose is to “set controversies at rest before they lead to repudiation of obligations, invasions of rights or commissions of wrongs.” It is a vehicle to allow a presumptive defendant or respondent take adjudicative action to define their rights, responsibilities, and […]

Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant (“CNA”) performs “basic patient care services” in relation to the “safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients.”[1] A CNA works under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed vocational nurse, and may not perform any services that must be performed by a licensed professional.[2] Certification requires successful completion […]

How We Got Presidents’ Day

It’s the 3rd Monday in February and depending on where you live you may or may not be celebrating a holiday today. While federal government offices close and the majority of states’ offices do so as well, many businesses make the most of the holiday by offering patriotic-themed sales. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday […]

Employment Protection – Armed Services

When employing or considering the employment of a member of the Armed Services, it is imperative that employers be aware of the strong federal protections put in place for such individuals through the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) was enacted in 1994 to ensure […]

Hello San Diego!

Simas & Associates, Ltd. opened its fourth office location this week in San Diego, California. The office is located in the AT&T Building, a 20-story skyscraper located in the Horton district of Downtown San Diego. The 24th tallest building in city, it sits is in a prominent location, across the street from the Edward J. Schwartz […]


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