Jeff Herman Shares Tips for Parents to Protect Children Against Sexual Abuse

Jeff Herman, is a nationally-renowned attorney with Herman Law Group who specializes in representing victims of sexual abuse. He provides valuable insight about how parents can protect children against sexual abuse. Jeff has successfully advocated on behalf of victims and secured million dollar verdicts throughout the United States. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida, but has also been admitted pro hac vice in many other states. Jeff’s expertise has been publicized by national media outlets and he has served as a contributor for cable news programs.

To protect against sexual abuse, Jeff Herman suggests that parents communicate with their children. In doing so, he makes the following recommendations:

1) Keep it Age Appropriate–speak with your children early and at a level they will understand. Use familiar and anatomically correct vocabulary to describe what is acceptable.

2) Teach them to say ‘no!’–children at all ages should understand that they have the right to say ‘no’ if someone makes them uncomfortable.

3) Use examples–make sure your children understand that no person should harm them, including family, friends, teachers, police officers, coaches and religious leaders.

4) Keep communicating–sex should not be a one-time topic. Continue to communicate with your children about sex abuse and issues. Always keep an open line of communication so your children feel comfortable.

Sexual predators know how to manipulate and take advantage of children. Parents need to ensure that they have a great relationship with their children so there is trust. Parents should also carefully monitor their children’s social media use and know with whom they communicate.

Parents should also be familiar with the various warning signs of sexual abuse, including sudden changes in behavior, regression to previous behaviors (e.g., bed wetting, thumb sucking), acting out sexually, and self harm.

Most importantly, parents need to develop a relationship of trust with their children. Children need to feel comfortable discussing personal and difficult subjects. If necessary, parents will need to be somewhat nosy in their children’s lives. Through proactive involvement, parents can help protect children against abuse and provide them with the necessary support.

Ricardo Tosto, the Brilliant Litigation Lawyer

Ricardo Tosto reputation has been on the rise due to his skills in litigation of complex cases. Ricardo introduced the mass litigation scheme which is one of its kinds in Brazil. His quick thinking and visionary in legal matters make his law firm light years ahead of others. The company has the most extensive workforce of close to five hundred employees. In Brazil there is a massive pool of Lawyers and for one to have gained the reputation like that of Ricardo, it due to hard work, commitment and a lot of endurance.

In Brazil, for one to become a qualified lawyer one has to undergo a five-year learning course, internship for six months and finally gain the license to practice. The legal system in Brazil had not existed until 1882, and Sao Paulo hosted the founding law schools in the country. Ricardo has been able to navigate through his career in all these institutions. His career embarked at a small office in Sao Paulo, pushed on for several years until he established his practice. He helped co-found the Leite, Tosto& Baros advocate, which has a high reputation in Brazil on business law. While in the office, Ricardo takes care of young mentoring partners, helping them build on cases, and review the litigation processes while offering counsel where needed. Among the cases the organization deals with is corporate litigation, commercial law, business law and banking and financial counsel services.

Ricardo firm has a unique way of handling their cases. Furthermore, with the years of experience, the company has a firm grip on the Brazilian market. The firm builds on the strategy of going into in-depth research and analysis. From there, the business proceeds to give advice and guidance regarding the matter Ricardo Tosto finds credit recovery, mergers & acquisition and election & commercial laws among his specialty cases. To watch video click here.

In the judiciary system of Brazil, Ricardo has served as the president of the judicial reform committee. He is one of the first members of the Brazilian Institute for Brazilian Institute for Political Parties and election laws, among his many accomplishments. Ricardo has various publications regarding form multiple topics in the legal field and Ricardo also lectures at universities around the country. Recently he received recognition from W.H.O as a commercial litigation lawyer. In 2007, he wrote the book, “The process of Tiradentes” which covers legal proceedings.

Tom Brady’s Four-Game Suspension Upheld Says Ross Abelow

According to New York Law Journal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reinstated the four-game suspension of New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady alleging that he did tamper with the air pressure in footballs during the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015. In upholding the commissioner’s suspension of Brady, the court said it had an extremely limited roll to determine if the arbitration proceedings and award met the minimum legal standards established by the Labor Management Relations Act.

The court case pitting the players’ association against the commission had already been heard by Southern District Judge Richard Berman who had thrown out the four game suspension. The players’ association says they have very few alternatives left and that Brady will probably have to sit out the four game suspension at the start of the 2016 season.

While this has been a very hotly debated topic, many families feel that they need courts to make rulings in their favor just like the court did for the NFL commission. If you feel that describes your situation, then the first step is to seek great legal counsel like Ross Abelow. Through his practice with Abelow & Cassandro, Llp, he can make sure that you are not thrown around like a football but that your case gets the attention that it deserves.

Ross is a graduate of Brooklyn College of Law and has over 20 years of experience in helping families and companies seek the justice they are due. Ross also invites you to join his GoFundMe program to help homeless animals because while Brady can sit at home and watch the game, many animals do not have the luxury of a home to call their own. In addition to helping families and companies through the massive court system, Ross is also active in educating the public about the legal system through his personal blog.

An Overview of Brenda Wardle

On March 2014, South African high court commenced the hearing of a case in which a Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder of his girl friend Reeva Steenkamp. The judge of the high court, Thokozile Masipa delivered his verdict, where the athlete was acquitted of murder related charges but was found guilty of homicide as well as reckless handling of a gun at a restaurant. On October 2014, Oscar was sentenced to serve a maximum of five years in prison for committing homicide and another suspended three year for being reckless with a firearm.


Pistorius is a famous South African athlete with disability who had competed at several Paralympic Games including the 2012 London Olympics. Oscar shot dead her girlfriend on 14 February 2013 at his home in Pretoria. In his defence, Pistorius submitted that he wrongly shot her because he thought it was an intruder. He was arrested by police and charged with murder at a court in Pretoria on 15 February 2013. On February 2014, the President of the High Court ruled the proceedings would be broadcasted live via audio and to some extents via television.


About Brenda Wardle


Brenda Wardle is a South African legal expert providing legal analysis in South Africa and in the entire world. She prominently featured during the trail, placement and appeal of Oscar Pistorius. Wardle has a Master of Laws Degree, Bachelors of Law and an Intermediary Degree Qualification. She has published a number of articles relating to law in South Africa, including the one relating to presidential pardons. In specific, she made a reference to presidential pardon of Dr. Allan Boesak, which was made just before the contract of NDDP was terminated.


Brenda Wardle has been interviewed by several news agencies including Talkradio 702, SABC News Radio, PowerFM, BBC Radio and many others relating to different issues that were happening mainly in South Africa. During the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, Brenda was interviewed by Andrew Harding and Karin Giannone of BBC.


Wardle has facilitated training and other events with up to 4000 delegates in the last two years. She has a consultancy firm that has hosted high profile events and conferences where prominent individuals have attended. Her writing is not only limited to legal matters only, but she has also written several manuals concerning contract management systems in the public sector in South Africa.

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