Yep, it’s true, the Russians actually ARE after you!

If you’ve been following the news lately you have heard that warnings have been issued concerning Russian hackers’ coordinated attacks on US data. The latest activities are not directed at the CIA or NSA or FBI… they are directed at people just like you. By intercepting the data from your router, for instance, a hacker has access to literally everything you’ve done on your home PC or other device. What can you do to protect your family data? This article has a few pointers. Check for updates and advice from the router manufacturer! Start with your Wi-Fi provider. Continue to follow these rules, which you hopefully implemented at your house long ago: a. No one downloads software without you knowing (for instance, many free..

read more

Preparing Students for Jobs

As she has for many years, BGS Attorney Carole Clark Isakson recently spent a morning at Osseo Senior High School conducting mock interviews with students. This year nearly FIVE HUNDRED students will participate  in mock interviews, which are well designed to give each student a taste of what a real job interview is like.  “It is an activity I really enjoy”, said Isakson, “and I know it has tremendous value for the students, many of whom have never interviewed for a job.”   Students are randomly assigned to one of the many interviewers, and are evaluated on everything from their responses to questions, to their posture.  The interviewers are provided a range of questions that employers may ask, including those general “tell me about..

read more

Can My Spouse Use Recorded Conversations and Messages in Court?

When you are going through a divorce from your spouse, it can be a long and drawn out process, as well as distressing for everyone involved. Unfortunately, some marriages can break down and turn nasty in proceedings, especially if there has been infidelity or disagreement over assets. This means that the other spouse may turn to different forms of evidence to prove their point and things can get heated. One of the common questions that arises in divorce proceedings is whether recorded conversations and messages can be used in court against the other person. In the modern and digital age, we leave an electronic trail where everything we say is collected and cannot easily disappear. This means that spouses want to use..

read more

BGS Holds Annual Meeting as it Celebrates 80 Years of Legal Service

A Tradition of Service Since 1938: Barna, Guzy & Steffen Ltd. Celebrates 80 Years of Legal Service  Barna, Guzy and Steffen, Ltd (BGS) is a full service law firm providing clients with the personal and professional services they deserve since 1938. The firm was founded by the late Honorable Joseph E. Wargo.  Wargo graduated from University of Minnesota Law School in 1938 and he opened his law office in Columbia Heights, where he was raised.  Wargo left his office and took a tour of duty with the Navy for World War II. He was later joined by Peter Barna (1953) and Robert Guzy (1958). They moved their combined practice into a remodeled grocery store building in Columbia Heights where they practiced for many years. ..

read more

Seven Reasons You Need an Attorney for your Personal Injury Case

Unfortunately, after being in an accident, there is a lot more that you have to deal with than just recovering from your injuries. When you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you will want to make a personal injury claim. But, it can be confusing knowing where to start. That is why it is always recommend to have a personal injury attorney by your side. Why do you need to get a personal injury attorney? Read on to find out seven reasons why. Provide Professional Advice Let’s face it; the law isn’t always so easy to understand. When you have been involved in an accident, you are going to need professional advice to make sure everything goes smoothly. A personal..

read more