4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To If you want a legal representative for any excuse, you must work closely together in order to win your case. Regardless of how competent they can be, they're gonna need your help. Listed here are four important approaches to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're likely to reveal in their mind. Privilege means everything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - especially information other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of most information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they have to enable them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are by the due date, every time. Actually, because you may need to discuss last minute details or even be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any type of crime, it's important in order to convince the legal court that you just both regret the actions and are making strides toward boosting your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Do Lawyers Charge A Fee For A Consultation?
I think in CA lawyers do NOT charge a fee for just a consultation...If you do not have any money, and the attorney might take it on contingency that if they do win they will take 1/3 and you will get 2/3rds of the money. But, do not quote me on that. You would have to ask an attorney if you do NOT have any money.
Why Is Legal Aid, Such In Hurry To Get My Credit Card Number?
Ok So I Call Legal Aid For A Situation That I Have , Rite. The First Thing They Want Is My Credit Card Number. Is It Legit To Give Them My Number.
No legal services are free, even legal aid.
As far as the fee process is concerned... it depends entirely on your income and what Country and State (or Province) you are in.
Find out the law regulating these procedures, they should be accessible online if it is a federally funded service. There should also be details regarding your rights to legal aid and the departments obligations to you. If it is essential to provide your Credit Card details (as a form of pre-authorization) up front, at least you will know it is legit.
Why Is It Impossible To Find An Attorney To Take On An Existing Case?
I Am Unhappy With My Lawyer Who Hasn'T Filed A Case Yet. I Called The Los Angeles County Bar'S Attorney Referral Service And The Lady Said To Try Another County Or Referral Bec None Of Her Lawyers Would Want To Take Over An Existing Case. I Have A Great Case So Why Is That The Case? Do I Have To Be Stuck With My Bad Lawyer Who I'Ve Caught Lying To Me?
My answer comes from my experience as a paralegal. My answer may seem blunt, but I'm not trying to make friends. I am going to try to help you and shed some light on the industry that you might not know.
You state that you have a great case. Well, frankly, everyone that walks into an attorney's office thinks they have a great case. When you don't know the law, how to interpret the law, or how to apply the law, everything looks like it is a winner. This may NOT be the case. You really might not have anything the attorney can work with.
"My lawyer hasn't filed a case yet." Well, this could be a million things. He could be a bad attorney, or...back to my previous paragraph. There might not be anything to file. An attorney can't just fill out a piece of paper and chunk it at the Court. He/she has to find case law to support your argument. He/she has to pick the right causes of action. If you truly have a "great case", you don't just slop it together. You make it bulletproof. This can take time. As you don't state how long he has had the file, I can't determine that. No one can.
As for the referral service, the lady was being honest. She was stating, "I am not going to waste your time. They won't take an existing case." There is nothing you can do about that. Taking over existing cases is a chore and if you can avoid it, most attorneys do.
Do you have to be stuck with your current attorney? No. This is not legal advice, but what I would do in your position. You can write a letter to the attorney. Send it certified mail with return receipt. In the letter, state that you are unhappy with your service, you are ending your business relationship and that you would like a copy of your file. If you have a retainer posted, request that any billable hours should be deducted from the retainer and the balance sent to you. If you have an engagement letter, you better read this letter thoroughly when it comes to terminating services.
Once you receive your file, start making appointments with other attorneys. As I said before, maybe you are being impatient. I run into that a lot. People have the impression that once you hire an attorney, things would be done in a month. Not the case. It takes a lot of time and a lot of work. Maybe he is that bad of an attorney. I just feel that most clients don't understand what is a "good case" and what is not. What you feel you are legally entitled to is not ever close to what the law actually states. Again, I don't know details, but that is my opinion from a paralegal that deals with this every day. An attorney is not going to sit on a "good case" for long.
**EDIT** There is no ethical dilemma for taking a previous handled case. There is always the potential for "conflict of interest" which is completely different. You cannot represent two conflicting parties such as a man/wife in a divorce. There is no conflict if the attorneys know each other. If that were the case, everyone would have to hire out of state attorneys.
Legal Help Please- Every Lawyer Is Telling Me Something Different- Battery Case In Florida.?
I Got Into A Fight With My Brother At Home. I'M 22 And He'S 21.
My Parents Called The Cops To Break Us Up, They Never Wanted Me To Get Arrested. But I Beat Him Up Pretty Bad And I Had No Marks On Me, So I Was The One That Got Arrested Even Though I Think He Started The Fight.
I Got Out Of Jail And Missed My Arraignment(I Left My House 2 Hours Before But I Live In Miami, There Was An Accident And I Got To Court An Hour Late Because Of The Traffic Jam)... And So They Put My Plea As Not Guilty Because I Wasnt There(I Dont Know How This Makes Sense), And Now I Have A Trial On The 28Th.
My Brother And My Parents All Want To Drop The Charges, We'Ve All Resolved It But The Court Still Wont Let Me Go. The State Attorney Says That Even If Nobody Wants To Press Charges I Still Have To Go To Trial.
My Dad Called The State Attorney And He Told Him All He Had To Do Was Show Up To My Trial And Testify Against Me(Doesnt Make Sense) And That They Would Offer Me A Program And That They Would Drop The Charges.
My Mom Called The State Attorney And Said There Was No Way They Could Drop The Charges, But That Without A Testimony, They Didn'T Have A Case Against Me Anyway.
I Never Mean To Plead Not Guilty, I Just Want To Get These Charges Dropped But The State, The Lawyers, And Everybody Else Are Telling Me Something Different And Nothing Makes Sense.. I Dont Know What To Do.
It'S A Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Battery Charge.
Well if you did not have the plea of not guilty entered for you (automatic or they issue a warrant when you do not show up, the judge was being nice) your case would not have any chance to be dropped. You cannot plea "drop my case" it is either no contest not guilty or guilty.
In Florida and all other states on domestic charges it is no longer up to the victim whether the case goes forward or not.
It is up to the prosecutor. The ASA handling the case has apparently decided that they have enough to try you, or they just want to have you show up in court on your court date for a lecture from the judge.
It has been decided nationally that in domestic battery cases the people of the state are the victims since domestics affect everyone, not the person hit.
This has cause a large dip in domestic homicides over the past 17 years since the laws were changed. Victims are no longer able to continually drop cases until the abuser actually kills them.
If the lawyers don't know the law try talking to an actual criminal lawyer, not some guy who does real estate closings.
What Kind Of Acts Are Necessary To Hide My Kids So That I Appear Virginous, To Land A High Profile Lawyer?
He Does Not Like Women Who Sleep Around, And Od Knows I Have A Lot, I Have Told Him I Am A Virgin And Am Ready To Prove This Friday At 7 P.M., So When He Gets There Should I Just Tell Him Those Are Not Children They Are Slaves? I Need Ideas Fast , Please Be Serious One Night Stands Are Very Important To Me.
I've got it!!!
Say you are Snow White and they are your dwarfs!
Snow White was a total virgin.
How Can Peopel Become Divorce Attorneys?
Criminal Attorneys, Tax Attorneys, Corporate Attorneys, Injury Attorneys, And All The Other Types Are Cool In My Book. These Are All Very Interesting Fields And If I Was To Be An Attorney I Would Pick One Of These.
But How Can Someone Who Graduated From Law School Choose To Work As A Divorce Attorney? It Must Be So Sad Dealing With All Those Cases. True, As A Criminal Attorney You May Have To Defend Someone Who You Know Deserves To Go To Jail Or As An Injury Attorney You May Have To Deal With Crybabies Who Don'T Really Deserve The Millions Of Dollars They Are Getting.
But To Work As A Divorce Attorney Just Seems So Wrong. I Mean, How Could Someone Be The One That'S Helping To Break Apart A Family? It Just Seems So Sad And Wrong To Me.
I think you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. When people come to see a divorce attorney, then have already made the decision to split up (in most cases). The divorce attorney fights to keep things even in a situation where emotions are running very high. Sure, there are blood-sucking leaches out there who call themselves divorce attorneys, but I believe them to be the exception, not the rule.
I am in law school now, and I plan to practice family law. My goal is to help people apprach divorce with a sense of fairness, and above all else to help them work out enough of their differences to understand that if children are involved, the children need both of them. I think the children need an advocate when Mom and Dad are splittingup.
When a marriage isn't working, few people these days are willing to put in the effort that it takes to really fix things. If it's oging to happen, I feel that an ethical attorney can make this traumatic time better for all involved. Divorce does not have to be adversarial.