Blog & Legal Updates


Jul 2017

New Version of USCIS Form I-9 is Now Available. Deadline for Implementation of the New Form I-9 is September 18, 2017

By John S. Collins, Associate Attorney On Monday, July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (“USCIS”) released another revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The latest version of the Form I-9 contains minor changes to the Instructions section and the List of Acceptable Documents.  Specifically, the Instructions section contains the following revisions: In addition to the revisions to...

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Jun 2017

ScottHulse Attorney Mitchell Moss Inducted in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the El Paso Chapter of ABOTA

Mitchell Moss, an attorney and shareholder at the ScottHulse Law Firm, was officially elected by the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the El Paso Chapter of ABOTA. The purpose of this association is to promote the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy. Mr....

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Jun 2017

ScottHulse Attorney Jacob J. Barde Receives the Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso

Jacob J. Barde, an associate attorney with the ScottHulse Law Firm, received the Bernard and Florence Schoichet Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso, June 14. The honor, which is presented annually to a rising leader in the El Paso Jewish community, was awarded at the Federation’s annual meeting that also celebrated the Federation’s 80 years of service to the community....

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Jun 2017

ScottHulse Attorney Glenn Davis Speaks at State Bar Event in Houston

ScottHulse attorney and shareholder Glenn Davis was a featured speaker at the Intermediate Estate Planning & Probate Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas, June 7, in Houston.  Mr. Davis, who is licensed in both Texas and New Mexico and is certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, presented a paper entitled “Dissecting LLC Company Agreements” to approximately...

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May 2017

ScottHulse Attorney Stuart Schwartz Honored by El Paso’s Young Lawyers

ScottHulse shareholder Stuart R. Schwartz was recognized as “Outstanding Senior Lawyer” by the El Paso Young Lawyers Association for his community service and dedication to professionalism and justice, May 13, at the El Paso Bar Association Law Day Dinner and Awards Banquet. Mr. Schwartz has served on the board of numerous nonprofit and governmental organizations. He is the current chairman of the Ethics Review Commission...

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Jan 2017

ScottHulse to Host 9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar March 2

January 9, 2017 The ninth annual ScottHulse Labor & Employment Law Seminar is set for Thursday, March 2, at the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Administrative Service Center. The theme for this year’s seminar is “Taking Care of Business: A Rock & Roll Guide to Employment Law.” The seminar, which is designed for business owners, executives, in-house legal counsel, human resource professionals, managers, and supervisors,...

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Dec 2016

Mitchell Moss Admitted as Member of International Association of Defense Counsel

Attorney Mitchell Moss, a ScottHulse shareholder and chair of the Firm’s litigation section, has been admitted as a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), an invitation-only organization comprised of approximately 2,500 corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives, who have been reviewed by their peers. Created in 1920, IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal  reform and professional...

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Nov 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Overtime Pay Rule Set to Go into Effect December 1, 2016

By M. Blake Downey, Associate Attorney U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas imposed a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s hotly contested Final Overtime Rule which was set to go into effect December 1, 2016. The rule changes would have, among other things, doubled the mandatory threshold for exempt salaried employees from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. This...

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Nov 2016

USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9. Compliance Deadline is January 22, 2017

By John S. Collins, Associate Attorney The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Department (“USCIS”) has published its long-awaited revised version of the Form I-9. Beginning on January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use only the new version of the Form I-9 (dated 11/14/2016 N). Until then, employers may continue to use the current version of the Form I-9 (dated 03/08/2013 N) or...

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Oct 2016

ScottHulse Attorneys and Staff to Demonstrate the Importance of Voting by Walking to the County Courthouse on October 24, the First Day of Early Voting

As they have done for the past four presidential elections, on October 24, the first day of early voting, attorneys and staff of the ScottHulse law firm will walk together to the El Paso County Courthouse from their offices in the Chase Tower in downtown El Paso to exercise their right to vote. “The most important right granted to us as citizens of our democratic...

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