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March 2006 Issue

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Stolen Lives

The most vulnerable victims of identity theft are the people whose personal financial information is sto­len. For them, identity theft can wreak havoc with their lives, even though federal and state laws limit their liability for charges made in their name that they can prove were fraudulent.

But proving that kind of fraud by anonymous, invisible thieves who commit most of their crimes electronically is a difficult task. And individuals are usually on their own in trying to repair the damages from identity theft. The San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center estimates that it takes the average person 175 hours and $800 to repair the mess caused by an instance of identity theft. Under current federal and state laws, individuals have little recourse to seek damages for their losses.

Feature Section

    Voices of Reason

    Denice DeStefano hears it all, and then some. As assistant executive director of the New Hampshire Bar Association, one of her responsibilities is answering calls from people who are complaining about their lawyers.

    Hidden Harassment

    Once upon a time, there was a general perception that no employee would file a sexual harassment action against a powerful group of attorneys over the kind of “boys will be boys” behavior typical in some workplaces around the country.

ABA Connection

Stolen Lives

The most vulnerable victims of identity theft are the people whose personal financial information is sto­len. For them, identity theft can wreak havoc with their lives, even though federal and state laws limit their liability for charges made in their name that they can prove were fraudulent.

But proving that kind of fraud by anonymous, invisible thieves who commit most of their crimes electronically is a difficult task. And individuals are usually on their own in trying to repair the damages from identity theft. The San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center estimates that it takes the average person 175 hours and $800 to repair the mess caused by an instance of identity theft. Under current federal and state laws, individuals have little recourse to seek damages for their losses.

McElhaney on Litigation

Speaking of Liars

Corner Office

Tell Us What You Want

Associates in the Trenches

Third-Degree Burns

Solo Network

Financing Solutions

Career Audit

In the House

Life Audit

Mutual Appreciation

President's Message

Lobbying For a Better Nation

Executive Director's Report

Maintaining High Standards

Obiter Dicta

Wake The @#*% Up!

Keeva on Life and Practice

Take off the Straitjacket