Miranda McCroskey Interview

Posted on January 1, 2020

Miranda McCroskey joined Tim Santoni for an episode of the Santoni Spotlight. Watch the interview below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PLROzMFvEo       Read the text of the interview below. Tim Santoni: All right. Hi, this is Tim Santoni. Welcome to Santoni Spotlight. Today, I’m joined by Miranda McCroskey. Miranda, thank you so much for joining the show. Miranda M.: Thank you. Tim Santoni: Before we get started, maybe tell the viewers a little about yourself, your practice, so we get some context for what we’re going to be talking about today. Miranda M.: Great. I’ve been an attorney for over 20 years,


What Do I Do If I Lost My Teaching License

Posted on December 31, 2019

As a teacher, you’ve committed yourself to help others learn more about the subject matter that’s most important to them. Whether you’re working with early childhood, K-12, or any other student population, the world we live in today paints a much different picture than what societal standards even as recently as ten years ago. Teachers have extremely high expectations placed on their shoulders, and sometimes they make mistakes which lead to disciplinary action. At the end of the day, we are all human. But what do you do if your teaching license has been or is about to be revoked?


What Do I Do If I Lost My Pharmacy License

Posted on December 24, 2019

Working as a Pharmacist is a difficult job. There is a lot of responsibility being placed on your shoulders to make sure your patients are safe and receiving the level of care that is prescribed to them. This high level of responsibility also comes with its own set of standards that can get your license revoked if you aren’t careful. A qualifying offense could range anywhere from a domestic dispute or a DUI to a mistake on the job. The bottom line is, you may be a perfectly well-qualified pharmacist, but your career could be in jeopardy because of a


What Do I Do If I Lose My Dentistry License

Posted on December 19, 2019

Whether it’s been revoked or your renewal was denied, losing your Dentistry license can be crippling to your practice and income. Unfortunately, it’s a reality for many dental professionals who make a mistake. Many of them simply retire early or decide to change professions after years of dedicating themselves to this promising career. Losing licensure has been seen as a place of no return for some – but what if we told you there was a way to get back everything you’ve worked so hard for? At Unlock Legal, we specialize in professional license defense, and that includes fighting for


What is a California Certificate of Rehabilitation?

Posted on December 10, 2019

For convicted felons who have been rehabilitated since serving their sentence, it may be challenging to apply for gainful employment. However, in some instances, convicted felons or those that may have specific misdemeanor sex offenses can apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which makes securing gainful employment less difficult. In this blog post, we will discuss Certificates of Rehabilitation and how they can improve the quality of life for those who successfully obtain them. What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation? A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a California court-issued document that indicates that a person previously convicted of a felony or


What is a Skelly Hearing?

Posted on December 5, 2019

At Unlock Legal, our seasoned team of professional license defense attorneys has over 20 years of experience, and we have become uniquely skilled at walking our clients through every component of their legal dilemma. In this two-part series, we will discuss Skelly hearings, starting with what they are and what to expect.  What is a Skelly hearing? A Skelly hearing gets its name from a California Supreme Court case called Skelly v. State Personnel Board (1975) 15 Cal.3d 194.  The Skelly court held that a civil service or public sector employee has a property right to his job and could


How to Enjoy Black Wednesday Responsibly

Posted on November 26, 2019

With the holidays comes shiny shopping deals, family feasts, and an increase in social gatherings, especially those that incorporate drinking. And with Thanksgiving being one of the biggest holidays celebrated in the United States, most companies typically offer its employees an extended weekend immediately following the holiday. As a result of this custom, a new "tradition" has emerged in recent years. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the day before Thanksgiving has become known as Blackout Wednesday (also known as Black Wednesday), and it's the United States' biggest drinking day of the year. This “tradition” seems to be more than


How Does Mandatory Arbitration Work for California Contractors?

Posted on November 23, 2019

When it comes to disputes between a contractor and a customer in the state of California, there are several options to be taken. The Contractor’s State Licensing Board (CSLB) offers mandatory arbitration as one such option for resolution. Unlock Legal, a professional license defense firm, helps contractors when issues arise and a licensing board hearing is required.  Our legal team wants to give you some insight into what mandatory arbitration is, and which cases can be covered. What is Arbitration? Arbitration puts a dispute in the hands of a neutral observer.  This impartial participant makes a ruling between consumers and


California Professional License Resources You Need

Posted on November 17, 2019

For many Californians, a professional license can help establish a life with a steady career, income, and pride in helping others.  Whether you are a student in your late teens or early 20s, or you are examining a rebirth in your career, there are a lot of valuable resources if you are seeking your professional license. Unlock Legal, a professional license defense law firm in Orange County, works with people in varying stages of their professional license journey - from those hopeful of securing a license in a new field to professionals that need to fight to keep or regain


What Can I Do if I Lost My Nursing License?

Posted on November 7, 2019

Many people believe that nurses have an innate quality and compassion to help people. Simply put, they don’t choose to be nurses; nursing and caring for people is a calling for them. It’s in their DNA. Many nurses enjoy a wonderful career, bond with a great medical staff, and feel honored to help patients return back to health.  Some nurses, however, run into issues both on and off-duty that can cause them to have their license permanently revoked. Licensing boards take medical violations seriously. They also take any type of criminal or activity seriously, even if that situation happens miles


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