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Legal Community Sees Demand for Spanish Language Skills

The legal community is seeing the demand to increase Spanish-language services for clients.

It’s happening in all aspects of the legal market. Several law schools around the country offer immersion method language and law programs, bar associations sponsor Spanish-language websites and more employers are seeking lawyers with Spanish-language skills.  273 more words


Redefining Disability Challenge - Question 14

Each Wednesday, I post my response to a question from the Redefining Disability Challenge. This is my response to the fourteenth question in the Challenge. As usual, I am not looking ahead to future questions, so I may inadvertently address some topics which will come up later in the Challenge. 617 more words


An ‘Opt-Out’ Democracy

By Terri Ann Lowenthal

In March 2000, with the nation’s crown jewel of civic activities in full swing, a certain candidate for president who would later call 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home, famously told a reporter that he wasn’t sure he would fill out the census “long form” if he received one. 1,064 more words

Census Budget Issues

Five Part Harmony

Part I: And Now for Something Completely Different

Hello, fellow travelers of the blogosphere!

It has been far, FAR too long since I last shared with you a Detour Thru My Mind.  5,309 more words


ACS Public Use Microdata Samples

The following post comes from the Public Policy Center blog at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Click the link for the original post or read below… 482 more words

Public Policy

The Census and The American Community Survey: Do You Really Have to Answer All Those Questions?

On two different occasions I’ve been contacted by people who have received the American Community Survey (formerly known as the long form census). These people felt their privacy was being violated by the intrusive questions in the survey and that the federal government did not have the right to demand such information of them. 1,771 more words


Houston, We Have a (Traffic) Problem

By Terri Ann Lowenthal

Houston-area residents have been wasting a lot of time in traffic. Fortunately, Federal Highway Administration funds have helped expand the US 290/Hempstead Corridor, the major artery bringing commuters to and from their jobs in and around the Lone Star State’s largest city. 774 more words

American Community Survey