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The Executor's Guide includes everything you need to know if you need to settle a loved one's or friend's estate. Learn what you have to do right away, in a month, and what can wait.

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How did your state's small claims system fare in HALT's latest evaluation? Does it offer mediation alternatives? A high dollar limit? Click Report Card for more information on your state.

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UPDATE: Michigan SB 269 signed into law

July 30, 2012 
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed SB 269 into law on May 22nd, 2012. This law raises the small claims limit in the state from $3,000 ...Read More

Minnesota Raises Small Claims Limit

July 30, 2012 
In August 2012, the Minnesota small claims court limit will increase from $7,500 to $10,000. This limit will give Minnesota the same limit as eight ...Read More

HALT Launches Study Showing States’ Secrecy Regarding Lawyer Ethical Transgressions

April 01, 2012 
In today’s online information age, consumers can easily learn where a lawyer went to school, how long he or she has been in practice, whether ...Read More

HALT Study Reveals Half of all States Fail to Protect Clients From Uninsured Lawyers

March 29, 2012 
Issue Brief: A National Look at Legal Malpractice Insurance Disclosure Requirements HALT, Inc. conducted a landmark study exposing that most states allow attorneys not only to ...Read More

Michigan SB 269 Advances to House

February 20, 2012 
A bill to raise Michigan's small claims limit from $3,000 to $10,000 (SB 269) was amended down to $8,000 before passing out of the Senate ...Read More

A Message from HALT’s Board Chair Regarding Responsive Law’s October 5, 2012 Letter to HALT Donors

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