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MAY 2018

MOMS AND ‘MUM MUMS’

T his Mother’s Day, I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to know so many wonderful moms. Obviously, I need to start off by thanking my own mother for everything she did for our family throughout my childhood. My mom sacrificed a lot for my sister and me, and she wore many hats. She drove us to all our extracurricular activities and helped us with homework every night. My mom gave up so much to take care of us, and I don’t think she’s ever gotten enough recognition for it. When we were finally out of the house, my mom pursued a lifelong dream: acquiring a degree in Irish studies from Dublin University in Ireland. During my childhood, Mom put this aspiration on hold so she could put our family first. I’m so happy she finally got the chance to achieve this goal. Today, she’s a wonderful grandma to my own kids, who call her “Mum Mum.” Speaking of wonderful grandmas, I can’t forget another mom who welcomed me into her family with open arms. Nicole’s mother, Laura, is incredibly protective of her daughters, which makes the fact that she signed off on me all the more special. She put Nicole and her older sister, Rachelle, first throughout her entire life. Today, she’s still selfless, running her own business while also helping with the family. I don’t know how she does it, but that’s just the kind of loving and hard-working person she is. Last but far from least is my wife, Nicole, who is the greatest mom I’ve ever known. Our kids are young, exuberant, and challenging, but Nicole truly speaks their language. She encourages them to channel their energy through games, art, music, and activities. Our son, Finn, is about as crazy as you’d expect a 3 1/2-year-old to be, but when Nicole pulls out the crafts and games (he calls them “table activities”), he becomes this Zen little dude who plays for hours. Harlow is very into finding the most dangerous thing in the room and exploring it. Nicole finds ways to encourage Harlow’s fierce independence while making sure she doesn’t tear the house down. Nicole is wonderful at finding games for each of their different personalities. CELEBRATING SOME WONDERFUL MOTHERS

These games aren’t just distractions to keep our kids chill for a while. Nicole dedicates so much time to helping Finn and Harlow grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. It’s

a demanding job, but Nicole is truly dedicated to her kids. Really, she’s dedicated to our whole family, being as protective of Finn and Harlow as her mother was of her. She is patient and loving and will do everything she can to help our family grow stronger every day. You hear people talk about how a mother will do anything for her children, and when I look at my wife, I know that’s completely true.

I know I’m not the only person who can say I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for some pretty special moms. Please join me in celebrating all the wonderful moms in the world and everything they do to help make our lives better.

Happy Mother’s Day!

–Case Barnett

PAGE 2 949-565-4886 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION ISN’T SEASONAL Heat Up the Slow Months With a ‘Wow!’ CaseBarnettLaw.com

Deliver One Big ‘Wow’ Social media makes it pretty easy to keep up with everyone’s lives, so look for an opportunity to make a great impression on one customer. Maybe a client is expecting their first grandchild. Could they use a new stroller? Is a wedding anniversary coming up? Who wouldn’t love a limo ride and dinner at the nicest restaurant in the city? Go a bit over the top! People love to share stories on social media about the cool, unexpected things businesses do. Wouldn’t you like to go viral for a good reason? Send Cards for Strange Holidays Sure, you mail cards during the winter holidays, but so does everyone else. Why not mail a card for National Doughnut Day on June 1? You can even include a coupon to a local doughnut shop. Or you can send a funny card with a picture of your office dog for National Mutt Day to announce that, thanks to your client’s support, your company is donating to a local animal shelter. These ideas may work great for your clients, or you might need to brainstorm a bit. Your clients are as unique as your company, so don’t hesitate to find a special way to show them you care.

A little customer appreciation can go a long way — after all, everyone likes to be treated well by the people they do business with. But if your appreciation stops at holiday cards and birthday offers, you might be missing the mark. Summer tends to be the slow season, so take the extra time to plan a new way to show customers you care. Host a Summer Event There’s no need to plan a black-tie gala. Summer is the season of relaxation, so keep it low-key, and let your clients know they are welcome to bring their friends and family. Here are a few fun ideas to consider: ● Host a barbecue at the office or local park. Make sure you have the proper permits first. ● Book a movie theater, and show the latest blockbuster. (We hear “Avengers: Infinity War” is pretty awesome.) ● Plan an adults-only scavenger hunt. Include local landmarks, offer prizes, and provide grown-up beverages afterward to make the event really memorable. ● Throw a block party. This one requires some planning, but if you pull it off, your clients will talk about it until next summer!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“I have nothing but good things to say about Case and his entire staff. They are absolutely great people. In my experience, I found that they

were really on top of their game and extremely knowledgeable about how the law works and how to get you what you want. The whole staff was empathetic and compassionate about the pain that my family and I have

been going through. They were always there to answer any questions I had — even after working hours! They won my lawsuit in an amazingly short amount of time. I could go on, but this review would turn into a short story. Thank you, Case and the whole staff. You’re all awesome in my book.” – Ryan Hiebel

This publication is intended to educate the general public about personal injury and elder abuse. It is not intended to be legal advice. Every case is different.

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INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY Jeffrey D. Kent Keeps the Courts Accountable

● Domestic violence ● Drug crime ● Vehicular manslaughter

● Criminal attorney ● Criminal defense ● DUI

There are countless instances in which flimsy “evidence,” police misconduct, or an abuse of government power has been used to declare an innocent person guilty of a crime they did not commit. For 26 years, attorney Jeffrey D. Kent has worked to make sure his clients are not among those who share these sad stories. With an entire career spent exclusively practicing criminal law, Kent knows what it takes to protect his clients’ legal

In addition to serving his clients, Kent aims to be an example for other attorneys. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, as well as a co-founder of the North Orange County Bar Association. Jeff Kent is also one of our attorney referral partners and has empowered us to help even more clients with the cases he’s sent out over the years. In turn, when we encounter a client in need of Kent’s expertise, we are proud to direct them to his office. We can rest assured that they will be well taken care of. Citizens of the United States are innocent until proven guilty. Kent works hard to ensure that his clients receive the treatment and due process they are legally entitled to. Learn more about Jeffrey D. Kent and his practice, The Kent Law Firm, at Not-guilty.org.

rights. He has handled thousands of cases in both state and federal court, including high-profile homicide cases. Kent is also one of the few attorneys who has argued before the California Supreme Court.

Dedicated to helping clients work through the tangled web of law, Kent is prepared to take on cases in a number of areas, including these:

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page 1 Happy Mother’s Day!

Page 2 The Most Unique Customer Appreciation Ideas Ever

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Page 3 Keeping the Courts Accountable

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Page 4 3 of the Most Formidable Moms in History

MOTHERS SHAPE THE WORLD 3 O F H I S T O R Y ’ S B R AV E S T M O M S Sojourner Truth Irena Sendler Emmeline Pankhurst

IRENA SENDLER (1910–2008) When the Nazis invaded Warsaw in September of 1939, Irena Sendler, a 29-year-old social worker and mother of two, hatched a scheme to rescue Jewish children from the brutal ghettos. Along with many friends and colleagues, she smuggled out nearly 2,500 Jewish orphans, hiding infants on trams and garbage wagons and guiding kids through a labyrinth of secret passageways beneath the city. EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858–1928) Despite being a wife and the mother of five children — two of whom died tragically young — Emmeline Pankhurst became one of the fiercest advocates for women’s suffrage in the late 19th century. After founding the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903, she and her cohorts adopted an aggressive strategy to raise awareness for the issue; they began by buttonholing politicians and staging rallies, then progressed to vandalism, window smashing, and arson. She was instrumental in the movement. Pankhurst lived to see women gain the right to vote in 1928.

Moms make the world go round. After running the gauntlet of childbirth, they raise and guide us throughout our lives, shouldering the tremendous burden and responsibility of motherhood. Mothers are in turn formidable, kind, powerful, gentle, wise, fierce, patient, supportive, empathetic, driven, and full of love. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are three historic moms who never stopped fighting for what they believed in. SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797–1883) Before she escaped from New York slaveholder John Dumont, Sojourner Truth had at least three of her children sold away from her. When Dumont went back on his promise to emancipate Truth and her infant daughter in 1826, she took the girl and fled to an abolitionist Quaker family, but she was forced to leave her other daughter and her 5-year-old son, Peter, behind. Soon after, she learned that Peter had been illegally sold by Dumont to a slaveholder in Alabama, so she went to court and secured his safe return. It was the first successful case brought by a black woman against a white man in American history. Truth went on to become a prominent abolitionist and a speaker for women’s rights, delivering her famous impromptu speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” in May of 1851.

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