4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To When you need an attorney for any reason, you have to work closely together as a way to win your case. Irrespective of how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Allow me to share 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 going to reveal for them. Privilege means whatever you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most importantly information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all the information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they must help them win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, whenever. The truth is, because you might need to discuss last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any kind of crime, it's important so that you can convince a legal court that you just both regret the actions and so are making strides toward increasing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and included in the cities 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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Can Anyone Think Of Good Reasons Why Adoption Laws...?
Can Anyone Think Of Good Reasons Why Adoption Laws Must Be Different In Every State Of The U.S.? Wouldn'T It Make More Sense To Have Federal Adoption Laws That Could Be Consistent?
Thank You For Your Thoughts On This Topic.
The federal government is (supposed to be) for the regulation of commerce and relationships among the states. Since adoptions take place within the states, there is no good (read: "constitutional") for the federal government being involved.
It is, then, a by-product of our federalist system. Like drinking ages, speed limits on highways, alcohol sales, marriage laws, and so many other state governed laws, having the federal government regulate this would be viewed as an encroachment on the sovereignty of states.
The federal government has tied tax dollars to following federal guidelines (ala drinking age, for instance, and speed limits), and in that way has managed to make some things more uniform. But I strongly suspect there is little interest in tying tax dollars to a uniform adoption system.
I do think consistency would be really good in this area. But it's hard to see how we might make that work in a federal system.
Emotional Struggle With Legal Questions. . .?
Me And My Current Boyfriend Have Been Together For A Really Long Time. We Broke Up For A Couple Of Weeks And I Truly Thought We Weren'T Ever Going To Get Back Together. I Made The Biggest Mistake Of My Life And Had Sex With Another Guy. He Used A Condom The First Time And The Second Time He Pulled Out. I Was Really Really Wet (I Couldn'T Think Of A Polite Word.) And So It Worries Me That I Might Have Been Ovulating? A Very Short Time After That, Me And My Current Boyfriend Got Back Together. I Had No Symptoms Of Pregnancy Or Anything Before We Got Back Together. My Boyfriend And I Decided We Wanted A Child After Working Out Our Differences And Having A Long Talk. We Then Tried For Many Days To Conceive (About A Week Or A Little Over A Week Before My Period Was Due.) I Took A Pregnancy Test And It Came Out Positive. Could It Be The Other Guy'S? And Yes, My Boyfriend Does Know About All This And He Is There For Me. We Are Together And Will Be Unless The Baby Is Not His. Do You Guys Think I Have Anything To Worry About?
If It Is The Other Guy'S;
-What Last Name Do I Give The Baby? (I Don'T Want To Use My Last Name Because I Recently Found Out That My Dad Isn'T My Real Father And I Don'T Want To Keep Passing On That Name, I Feel Awkward Enough Using It Myself)
-Can I Give The Baby The Other Guy'S Last Name Without His Permission?
-Do I Put Him On The Birth Certificate? (There Is No Possibility Of Anyone Else.)
-If I Do Will He Need To Sign It?
-My Boyfriend Decided To Tell All His Friends And Family Anyway So I'M Guessing They Will Be At The Hospital, How Will I Deal With This If The Baby Isn'T His?
-Any Other Advice?
I Feel Terrible About The Mistake I Made, And I Assure You, He Has Made His Fair Share Too. I Don'T Want To Be Judged, It'S Not Like I Cheated On Him. And No, I'M Not Going To Be Ghetto And Go On Maury. I'M Going Through A Really Tough And Emotional Time Right Now, So Please No Harsh Comments. (I'M 17 Weeks And 2 Days Pregnant.)
The Other Guy Doesn'T Really Want To Be A Father But Says If It Is His, He Will Do What He Has To Do.
My Last Period Was July 3Rd. Me And The Other Guy Had Sex About A Week To A Week And A Half After That. My Current Boyfriend And I Had Sex A Few Days After That With No Protection, Trying To Conceive.
Also My Edd Is April 11Th.
My Current Boyfriend Does Not Want To Raise This Child As His Own If Its Not His, And I Don'T Blame Him. So That'S Out Of The Question.
Yes This Is A Repost, Hopefully More Answers. :(
Due date April 11th suggests conception date July 18th or so.
Period July 3rd, suggests ovulation (if 28-day periods and regular) of about July 17th or 18th. Pretty good agreement.
However, a "week and a half after" and "a few days after that" there's no telling who's the daddy until the baby is tested. It seems that your bf is more likely, but time will tell.
it's a simple test - they swab your mouth, the baby's mouth, and one or more fathers' mouths; send the swabs away, and for a few hundred bucks they'll tell you with 1 in 10 million accuracy who's your daddy. Note that unless the swabs are done by a licensed medical tech who checks everyone's ID, the results are not admissible in court. However, given the answer, unless they think you pulled a fast one on him, who's going to demand a legal test too?
I'm pretty sure you can put whatever name you want on the birth certificate. Most single mothers find it more convenient to use their own last name. It avoids a bit of confusion at schools etc. It's not like he has a copyright to the name "Smith" or whatever if you decide to use that. If you want to, use your mother's last name and eventually change yours legally too.
Not sure how long you can wait to finalize the birth certificate, since a DNA test can take a week or so. BTW, if you can find the blood type of the two daddys and your own, the hosital might be able to give you a rough guess almost immediately if the baby's blood type can rule out one daddy. There's a 50-50 chance it can, unless they have the same blood type.
Worst case, you give the bf's information then ask to change the results and/or do legal name changes when the tests come back. For that, I don't know.
You can put him on the birth certificate or not, I suppose. You can do what you want. He doesn't have to be anywhere near the hospital, or even in the country... What difference does it make? One way or another, he'll know. Your child will probably want to know. If you go after him for support, or he wants the child to know their father, does it really matter what's on the certificate? The court will determine who's the real daddy legally, and what happens in terms of support and visitation if you don't come to a friendly agreement.
If the bf told his family, and didn't tell them the big "But...", that's his problem to deal with. After all, unless the kid comes out the wrong color, what difference does it make? Who will know until the tests come back? For a week or two everyone will think there's a new addition to the family. By then, you probably won't see any of them again anyway and the bf will ahve filled them in with the news.
I found the following link - you have 45 days to amend a birth record in Minnesota, for example. your state may be different.
Thinking About Being A Lawyer...?
I Am In 9Th Grade Now So I Have Time To Decide My Career Still But I Am Interested In Going To Law School. I Have A 98% Or Higher In All Of My Classes Plus I Play 3 Sports So Getting Into Law School Is Not An Issue. If You Are A Lawyer Could You Tell Me Some Things That You Like And Dislike About Your Career
Lawyers are a dime a dozen, go medical. Heck, there is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $100,000K well above lawyers, less school for pushing pills, unbelieveable. Dentists 180,000K median and there is a shortage, and of course a shortage of MDs.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.
Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.
From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.
From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.
New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers
“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn."
Growth of Legal Sector
Lags Broader Economy; Law Schools Proliferate
For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.
The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.
A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.
On the supply end, more lawyers are entering the work force, thanks in part to the accreditation of new law schools and an influx of applicants after the dot-com implosion earlier this decade. In the 2005-06 academic year, 43,883 Juris Doctor degrees were awarded, up from 37,909 for 2001-02, according to the American Bar Association. Universities are starting up more law schools in part for prestige but also because they are money makers. Costs are low compared with other graduate schools and classrooms can be large. Since 1995, the number of ABA-accredited schools increased by 11%, to 196.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, the inflation-adjusted average income of sole practitioners has been flat since the mid-1980s.
Many students "simply cannot earn enough income after graduation to support the debt they incur," wrote Richard Matasar, dean of New York Law
Divorce Using Legal Aid In Texas?
My Girlfriend Is Getting A Divorce Using The Legal Aid System Here In Texas. She Got It Going On July 29,2008...And 60 Days After This Was Sept 29 Th!!! The Legal Aid Said It Would Be About 2 Weeks After This Day...Which Would Be Around The Second Week Of October....We Are Already 11/21/08...And Nothing! She Has Called And They Dont Return Calls....And When She Finally Does Talk To Someone.....They Say (Very Upset And Rudely)..That She Is Has To Wait Like Everyone Else!!! So Why Did They Say 2 Weeks....And Why Do They Say " All Has To Be Done Is Type It, And Take It To The Court House'!!???? We Want To Get Married In Feb Of 2009.....And I Can't Believe, He Has Been Served,No Child Support, Uncontested.......Omg! I Want To Know If I Can Talk To The Supervisor, Or What I Can Do To Speed This Up, Or Even Hire Another Lawyer..And See If They Can Use What They Already Have Done???? Please Help Us!!!
Well....most people wouldn't be planning a wedding BEFORE a divorce is final.
How To Become A Trial And Litigation Attorney?
I Know I Need A College Degree( Bachelors).
But I Need To Know
*What Degree Specifically?
* What Does A Trial And Litigation Attorney Do?
*Are The Job Prospects Good Or Bad?
*What States Do You Think Need The Most Trial And Litigation Attorneys?
Any Info Would Be Greatly Appreciated!
Thank You For Taking The Time To Read And Answer This Question :)
Your undergrad degree doesn't matter whatsoever, but I would advise you to take something that will hone your analytic and writing skills.
Then you take the LSAT and apply to law schools.
Then you pass the bar and work at a firm that does litigation. If you are talented and work hard, you can have a good career. Top third of the graduates are still being hired out of law schools.
Personal Injury Compensation.......?
What Must I Prove To Win A Personal Injury Compensation?
This depends on the laws in your state, and the type of claim you are presenting. I assume you are asking the question in the context of a liability claim. If this pertains to auto liability, it would be important to apply whatever the laws are in your state. For example, if you live in a No-Fault state, your right to bring an injury claim is limited.
Insurance policies make a distinction between “personal injury” and “bodily injury.” They are not the same. A bodily injury pertains to a physical injury to your body. A personal injury pertains to things like false arrest, slander, etc. (Plaintiff attorneys frequently use the term “personal injury” to represent both.)
With respect to your injury claim, you must prove (1.) liability, and (2.) damages.
To prove you sustained an injury, you will need documentation of your injury from your medical provider or doctor. And it helps if you have objective findings as well within the medical records, which means your injury is more than just you making subjective complaints about pain.