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Why Every Business Should Have a Document Retention-Destruction Policy

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We live in a digital age. Most corporate data is now electronic, and the volume of electronically stored information, or ESI, continues to grow exponentially.

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Zachary N. James Becomes Certified E-Discovery Specialist

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Zachary N. James, a partner with Meland Russin & Budwick, has passed the Certified E-Discovery Specialists certification examination and is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. The certification requires a rigorous four-hour exam that provides a tough, objective measure of mastery of

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Miami pro bono attorney works to reunite teen with his aunt

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Attorney Zach James of Meland, Russin & Budwick found Jake’s case through Dade Legal Aid’s Put Something Back program, which pairs low-income clients in need of legal representation or assistance in areas of civil law with lawyers willing to donate their services pro bono. After learning about the dispute between government agencies and the child in December of 2014, James decided to tackle Jake’s case.

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Zachary N. James received Outstanding Child Advocacy Attorney of the Year Award

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Zachary N. James of Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami received the 2016 Dade County Bar Association/Dade Legal Aid Outstanding Child Advocacy Attorney of the Year Award.

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Miami-Dade PD’s Summer Scholars introduces kids to the justice system

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Enthusiastic support poured in from the legal community and the number of children grew from eight to 22, when the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Summer Scholars program gathered again for the sixth year.

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Put Something Back Recognizes Distinguished Attorneys for Exceptional Pro Bono Service

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Zachary N. James, a partner with Meland Russin & Budwick, received the Child Advocacy Award for zealously handling dependency cases for youth. “James not only advocated on behalf of these children, but treats them like his own family members,” said Karen Ladis, Executive Director of Dade Legal Aid.

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Pro Bono Success Stories

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In December 2014, Zach James accepted a pro bono case through Dade Legal Aid’s Put Something Back program to serve as 15-year-old Jake’s Attorney ad Litem. Jake grew up in a home where he was witness to drug use and violence and subject to significant neglect. Following the termination of Jake’s parents’ parental rights, Jake moved into his maternal aunt’s home. But despite his wish to remain with his aunt permanently, in November 2014 he was removed from his aunt’s home and placed in temporary foster-care.

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MOVERS: Senior-level hires and promotions

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At Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami: Zachary James has been promoted to partner. He concentrates his practice on business litigation and complex commercial matters. James has a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from UM. Eric Ostroff has been named administrative partner. Ostroff, a trial lawyer, focuses his practice on business litigation. He has a bachelor’s from Emory University and a law degree from UM.

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Why Your Firm Should Worry About Doc Destruction

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Document destruction claims have dominated several high-profile cases in the past year, as highlighted by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s misadventures in the federal Actos litigation. Attorneys say the best way to fight such claims is to thoroughly catalog clients’ data — and ensure it’s preserved — at the first hint of litigation.

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Adidas Slammed With $14M Loan Fraud Lawsuit

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A suit brought by Veritas Financial Partners against Adidas AG accusing the apparel company of falsely verifying invoices from a vendor to whom VFP lent nearly $14 million, which turned out to be an elaborate fraud scheme, was removed to Florida federal court on Wednesday. VFP is being represented by James M. Miller and Erin M. Maddocks of Ackerman LLP. Adidas is being represented by Zachary James of Meland Russin & Budwick PA.

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