3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Best Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to undergo the court system, particularly if lack confidence within your legal team. Listed here are three important ways to know that you've hired the right lawyer: 1. They Are Experts In Your Kind Of Case Legal requirements is normally tricky and therefore requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you want a lawyer, look for person who works with the challenge you're facing. Even when a relative or friend recommends you utilize a strong they are fully aware, when they don't use a focus that's comparable to your case, keep looking. Once your attorney is definitely an expert, especially in the problem you're facing, you already know you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Features A Winning Record According to the circumstances, it might be difficult to win an instance, especially if the team working for you has hardly any experience. Search for practices which may have won numerous cases that apply to yours. Even though this is no guarantee which you case is going to be won, it gives you a better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond If the attorney you've chosen takes some time to hear your concerns and respond to your inquiries, you've probably hired the correct one. Regardless how busy these are or how small your concerns seem from their perspective, it's crucial that they respond to you within a caring and timely manner. From the point of look at a typical citizen who isn't familiar with the judicial system, court cases could be pretty scary you will need updates and to seem like you're area of the solution. Some attorneys are just a lot better to your case than the others. Make certain you've hired the best team for your circumstances, to ensure that you can position the matter behind you as fast as possible. Faith with your legal representative is the first step to winning any case.
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Which Career Is Better: Lawyer / Medical Specialist / Journalist?
Which Career Is Better: Lawyer / Medical Specialist / Journalist?
Please Consider The Salary, Outlook On Future, Years Of Schooling, The Level Of Stress, Un/Employment Rates. I Need Good Answers.
I Am Interested In All These Areas.
By The Way, The Medical Areas I'M Thinking Of Are Opthalmology Or Neurology.
Well as cliched as it may seem, you should focus on doing what you love or enjoy first when considering these three jobs, rather then the criteria you mentioned.
That being said here are my opinions:
lawyer - high pay tends to equal high stress. The long term employment outlook is good, but it seems to be taking longer and longer to pay off those loans for law school. Of course if you are the number one student in a top tier school, then you should be fine.
medical specialist - not sure here, so I'll skip it.
journalist - this one is tough. Thanks to the internet, this field is going through some massive changes. The formerly typical type of journalism jobs, print, is disappearing. Yet the appetite for news, clips, etc. delivered through electronic news sources is growing. I'd look for a program that taught you journalism skills but specialized in new media means for getting your message to the people.
Can Law Enforcement Officers Give Legal Advice To Suspects?
If Not Can They Get In Legal Trouble? I Heard They Can'T Give Legal Advice.
Only licensed attorneys can give legal advice. Police are not usually lawyers, therefore they can't give legal advice. Also, it is the role of the police officer to investigate the crime and gather evidence that is turned over to the state's attorney to determine if charges will be brought. It would be a conflict of interest for the police officer to give any kind of legal advice in those circumstances.
Anyone Familiar With Divorce Lawyers?
I Thought My Divorce Was Goin 2 B Non-Contested Yet It'S Not. Therefore, We Decided 2 Try 2 Come 2 An Agreement On Our Own Yet It'S Takin A Bit Of Time Meanwhile We Gave In The Retainer. How Long Can We Take 2 Come 2 An Agreement Without Loosin The Retainer? Is Their A Certain Time Frame? I Haven'T Contact The Lawyer Back Yet Because We Still Haven'T Come 2 An Agreement & Every Single Time You Contact The Attorney....You Loose Money :)
Come to an agreement with your husband about how it is all going to go (division of property/custody of kids/apportionment of bills/etc.), then write a letter to your attorney telling him all of this. Make sure you say that nothing will be contested, and that this is how you want it. The divorce will then proceed along the usual time frame. The attorney will file the papers and in due course you will be granted what is called a consent decree. That means it is finished. As far as your retainer, you have lost that. What you paid, the lawyer will now keep. The best you can do is minimize your contact with him and make it easy for him by spelling it all out (custody/debts/etc.), and then let him do his thing.
Criminal Damage/Destruction Charge? Innocent? Legal Advice? Laywers Attorneys Paralegals Law Students Help!?
So I Was At A Party And Some Kid Pushed Me Into His Girlfriends Window.
They Called The Cops And Told Them I Tried To Push Him And I Flew Back Into The Window As A Result Of My Failed Attempt To Push Him. Well I Never Heard Anything More About It Until I Got Arrested Today. I Guess He Pressed Charges And The Prosecutors Office Actually Decided To Pursue It.
These Kids Were All Drunk And I Was Not Drinking. I Am Straight Edge (Don'T Drink, Smoke, Or Do Drugs) And I Have Tattoos That Prove That.
What Is The Statue Of Limitation On Criminal Damage Or Destruction?
What Are Some Of The Fines And Penelties?
And What Legal Advice Could Anyone Give Me On This Case?
Criminal Destruction Is The Only Charge.
He'S Saying I Pushed Him And That Caused Me To Fall Into The Window. As If I Had Pushed A Brick Wall And Fallen Backwards From It.
And The Tattoo Says Xxx He Who Dies Clean Wins. And If They Were Drunk That Deminishes
Ok, few things here... in most states the statute of limitations is 2 or 3 years up to 7 years to file charges against someone.
(I'm guessing it's well within that.)
They called the cops, which normally means they're not part of the problem, especially if they were drinking. I'm thinking you've got a few statements against you that you were initiating the fight and the window got broke due to that. (just a guess. I've been a criminal defense investigator a long time.. :)
Your tattoo is not admissible in court as proof you don't drink, I can feel the judge's reaction from here, not good. You need to get an attorney, and have him or her work up a good defense for you, with character references, etc, and I'm assuming here you've not got a criminal record. If you're a clean kid with a clean record, most likely you will get what's called a "set aside" or probationary period, where the court sets an amount of time you have to keep your nose clean (usually a year) and if at the end of that year you're not in any other trouble the case is dismissed and that's the end of it. Ask your attorney about getting that as a plea bargain and if you can it's the best that can happen.
The DA wouldn't have bothered to prosecute it unless he thought he could win, so you've got some evidence against you. Now all you can do is plead your cause and hope you don't get a record at the end of it.
Is This A Case Of Medical Negligence An Is There An Attorney That Will Sue On My Behalf?
My Grandmother Is 90Yrs Old And Suffers From Dementia. A Few Months Ago My Aunts And Uncles Agreed To Take Shifts In Caring For Her At Her Home. A Few Weeks Afterward They (The Aunts And Uncles) Got Into An Argument About Her (My Grandmother) Care, And One Of Her Children, Presented A False Power Of Attorney, Took Her To A Psychiatric Hospital For The Elderly. Now My Grandmother Had Never Been Violent Or Problematic Before This Indecent, But After One Night There She Was Confused, Violent, And &Quot;Wanted To Go Home.&Quot; When My Mother Found Out About This She Gave The Hospital Her Valid Power Of Attorney And Had Her Released. The Very Night My Grandmother Was Released She Was Still Confused And Violent So My Mother Had No Choice But To Take Her Back To The Hospital. The Next Week My Mother Had A Meeting With One Of The Doctors Of That Hospital (To See About Putting My Grandmother In A Nursing Home). At That Very Meeting The Doctor Told My Mother That My Grandmother &Quot;Would Have To Be At This Hospital For 7 Days, And We Would Have To Put Her On Medication 'Black Labeled' By The Fda.&Quot; After The 7 Days The Doctor Changed His Mind And Wanted To Keep My Grandmother For Another 20 Days. When My Mother Disagreed To His Proposal,L He Presented Her With A Blackmail That If My Grandmother Was Taken From His Care He Would Make It Impossible For Her To Be Admitted To A Nursing Home. Despite What The Doctor Had Said My Mother Took My Grandmother From Under His Care, And Tried To Have Her Admitted To Multiple Nursing Homes. When The Nursing Homes Would Not Admit My Grandmother They Said That She Would Have To Be Readmitted To The Hospital We Had Taken Her From Because Of What The Doctor Had Put In Her Medical File.
(Sorry For The Punctuation).
I believe any attorney can win that case. It is a no brainier. Try to get proof of what he said, even if it means having another meeting with a tape recorder in your pocket.
mnwoman...it is the point that the grandmother came back violent...they don't have good medical care. Many places that deal with the elderly have proof of abuse to patients. Point it you need to loko at it other than just facts but individually
Construction Law - Submittals?
I Work For An Electrical/Low Voltage Contractor. I Am Working On A Project For The City And With Past History With Working With The City, They Have Never Wanted To Own Up To Any Changes And Expect The Contractor To Pay For Everything.
I Recently Submitted A Submittal Package On Light Fixtures And The City Reviewed Them And Approved Them. I Ordered The Material And Had It Stored In Our Warehouse For Installation. 1 Day Before Some 8&Quot; Recessed Trough Fixtures Needed To Be Installed The City Told Me They Wanted Louver Lenses And Not Acrylic. I Told Them This Change Would Come At A Cost, Since Louver Packages Tend To Cost More Per Fixture And They Claimed I Was In The Wrong, Because They Intended For A Louver Fixture Even Though The Submittals They Approved Clearly Displays An Acrylic Lens.
Another Issue That Resulted With The Same Fixtures Is The Length Of Some Of Them. The Fixtures Come In 2', 3', And 4' Sections, Or They Come In 6' And 8' Sections By Combining 2 Fixture Housings. They Claimed In An Addendum Before My Bid Was Due &Quot;The Fixtures Should Fit The Maximum Possible Length According To The Specifications&Quot;, But The Specifications I Received Didn'T Have A Specific Length, Only Said What Wall They Should Be Placed On. I Had 6' And 8' Sections Clearly Displayed In My Package That Was Approved. We Come To Find Out The 8' Section Won'T Fit And They Want 7' (3' And 4' Section) And Are Claiming I Am In The Wrong. On The Other Spectrum, The Distributor Gave My Vendor The Wrong Pricing For These Fixtures And Said They Will Own Up To The Original Mistake, But I Will Have To Purchase Full Priced Fixtures For Any Changes In Work. What Was Originally An 8' Fixture For $300 Would Now Cost $530 For A 7' Fixture.
What I Am Asking Is, How Much Weight Does My Submittal Package Have That I Turned In? The Project Was Only $20K, But The Change From An 8' To 7' Fixture Will Cost $1500 And We Would Take A Huge Loss On The Project. It Seems Wrong That The Contractor Has To Take The Hit When Both The Distributor And Owner Made Very Large Mistakes On This Job.
Any Insight Will Help.
If it was specified, the party falling short of the spec is financially responsible. Your submittal package should have binding language that reflects that concept.
You mention "huge loss", but $1500 may be the cost of securing your future shortlisting in projects with this client, going forward. If I told you that I (as an agent) could *guarantee the successful close* of this deal at the price you had otherwise bid, would you pay me for that service? If no, then the answer is simple:walk away.
I have always padded my bids for municipalities and government projects, especially when I see that they don't have much experience in my specific industry; it is unfortunate that the general "impedance mismatch" between consumer and supplier in these situations incurs a lot of babysitting. The extra compensation makes it more palatable.