Finding A Seasoned Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are numerous lawyers in the area that advertise they focus on your kind of case. This may make the entire process of finding one with significant amounts of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the tips below it will be easy to define your search off to the right one in almost no time. Step one is to create a selection of the lawyers that happen to be listed in your town focusing on your circumstances. When you are which makes this list you should only include those that you have a great vibe about based upon their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their internet site. There you will be able to find just how many years they are practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this moment your list must have shrunken further to people which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You ought to then take time to look up independent reviews of each attorney. Be sure you see the reviews instead of just relying upon their overall rating. The info within the reviews provides you with a sense of the direction they communicate with their clients and the length of time they invest into each case that they are concentrating on. Finally, you will need to meet up with at the very least the final three lawyers that have the credentials you are looking for. This will give you time to truly evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and the case. It can be imperative that you follow all of these steps to ensure that you find someone which has the right amount of experience to get you the ideal outcome.
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What Is The Best Search Engine For Law Cases...I'Ve Been Using Westlaw And Findlaw?
Using Both Of These Search Engines--I'M Still Not Locating What I Need As Far As Case History. I Don'T Have Access To A Law Library At The Moment And Am Trying To Do Some Research. Many Thanks For Your Answers.
That depends on what jurisdiction you're looking for cases in.
Some states DO have free case law available like California and Alaska.
Low cost case law is also available in some other states.
Lexisone.com offers five years of searchable state and federal appelate case law for free.
There's very little actual searchable case law at Findlaw.
The Internet For Lawyers <>http://www.netforlawyers.com> web site has lots of articles about locating case law for free.
They have also published a book that covers the topic in more detail. <>http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm>
Can I Ask A Lawyer To Give Their Client A Message?
I Have A Friend In Another City That I Have Been Trying To Reach. Upon Research, I Found Out They Were In Jail! But The Other Day, I Found Out On The Inmate Lookup Site That She Is Out On Bail. I Tried Calling Her But Cannot Reach Her. On The Court Website, It Has The Name And Telephone Number Of Her Attorney. Is It Ok For Me To Call Them And Ask To Give Her A Message? Can They Not Do That Because Of Attorney Client Privilege? Thanks So Much!
You can certainly ask and I would think it very much depends on the individual lawyer on whether they will do it or not. Hopefully they will not mind and pass on a message with your name and number on it. She will probably be pleased you have gone to such effort to find her. Another thing you could do is write her a letter and send it to lawyers office and I am sure it will reach her ok.
Child Custody Case?
My Daughter Is A Yr Old And I Decided To Move Out From Her House With Her Father Since We Had Been Living Togethe All Through Birth And Are Not Married Or Together As A Couple. He Told Me No She Couldn'T Live With Me Down Here A 100 Miles Away With Me And Thatit Was Never Going To Happen(Nobody Has Custody) So When He Brought Her Down To Visit I Told Him He Wasnt Getting Her Back Until I Talked To The Courts About It Today So My Question Is Can Anyone Give Me Any Legal Advice Thathas Been Through This He Isnt A Bad Father And I Have Been Researching All Day And I Am So Confused I Dont Want To Loose My Child In Court Or Keep Her From Him I Just Want Her To Live With Me Aswell Help
I'm going through the same thing, and we are not married and my daughter is 10 months and 1 week old. This is what you have to do. Go down to the court house TODAY!!!!! And get a parenting plan. A parenting plan gives you the right to keep your child until you both go to court and settle on visitation rights. DO NOT give your child back to the father, he can run with her because you don't have a parenting plan or a restraining or ( a restraining order is where the other parent can not take the child out of state or from you until you establish visitation rights. That is crazy, I'm going through the same thing and today I'm going to get a parenting plan and a restraining order so he can't run with her. I have more information if you want it.
Get Sole Custody after the parenting plan and restraining order to keep the child with you.
•Sole Custody. Sole physical custody occurs when one parent retains the exclusive, primary right to have the child live with him or her. Sole legal custody occurs when one parent has the exclusive right to control the child's upbringing. The most common type of sole custody is sole physical custody with joint legal custody and a generous visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent. When one parent ends up with the primary responsibility for the couple's children, the other parent, known as the non-custodial parent, usually has a right to maintain contact with the children through ongoing visitation.
Chances Of Felonies Becoming Misdemeanors With Attorney?
I Am 17 Years Old And Being Tried With A Couple Of Felonies Of Trespassing And Burglary As A Juvenile. I Have Never Gotten Into Trouble Before And Have Good Grades And A Future In Mind And The Last Thing I Would Want Is A Felony On My Record. Is It Possible For These Felonies To Come Down To Misdemeanors With An Attorney?
Dont expect much from a public defender, they work WITH the district attorney and will not cause any animosity amongst their coworkers or piss off any judge for your sake. Ive seen it way too many times. I actually persued a major in juris prudence until i started reading case files. Man, what a dirty business. In states (mostly southern) putting innocent people behind bars was no big deal. I actually read one case that was stated on the record that "factual innocence is not a determining factor for guilt or innocence" i almost barfed right in the library. Try to get your public pretender to file a 995 motion to eliminate as much 'evidence' against you. Once the district attorney sees that they actually have to prove a propensity of guilt they might be willing to simply move the charges to a misdemeanor. I hope you're not in Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona or California. The annual budgets for incarceration in the sunshine states is in the billions and they intend on keeping it that way. To hell with you being guilty or not. They truly dont shive-a-git.
Question About Dui Laws?
Now I Would Like To Say That I Have Never Done This And I'M Never Planning On It, Just Wondering About Something. When A Driver Under The Influence Of Another Substance, Besides Alcohol (Lets Say Marijuana), Gets Pulled Over And Fails The Sobriety Test But Passes The Breath Test And The Officer Has Suspicion That The Operator Of The Motor Vehicle Is Under The Influence Of Ex. Pot, Can That Officer Give You A Blood Or Urine Test, And If You Fail How Can It Be Proven The Time Frame Under Which You Were Intoxicated? Also Works Vice-Versa What If You Are Completly Sober, Get Pulled Over For Dui Suspicion, Pass The Breath Test, But Officer Is Convinced You Are Intoxicated So He Gives A Urine Test But You Have Marijuana In Your System From A Day Or 2 Before, Is It Still Dui?
DUI - Driving Under the Influence
Can be alcohol or any other intoxicant that influences your physical or mental abilities, ie, pot, pills, mushrooms, chemicals that are sniffed, snorted, chewed, injected or ingested. If you are under the influence, you are not "completely sober" you are DUI. If a lab test concludes you have something in your system, you will be charged.
I Need Help In Wording A Letter To Law Firms Offering My Services As A Non-Legal Office Volunteer.?
I Am Not An Attorney Or A Law Student. I Am Interested In Volunteering In A Firm'S Law Library Or Doing General Clerical Work Like Filing, Copying, Etc. To Whom Should I Address The Letter And How Should I Word It? Thank You For Any Tips!
Employers in the field of Law won't be interested if you don't have any legal background AT ALL. Employers in the field of Law don't have time to train you from square one.
Warning! Jobs in the field of Law are drying up FAST!! This is not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING vocational field. Many reasons. THE main reason?......We simply have WAY TOO MANY Legal Professionals - we have a GLUT!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Regarding being a "non-legal office volunteer": Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law want employees with BACHELORS degrees. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams.
Even IF you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of THEIR bills paid <THIS would be your competition. And the competition is FIERCE!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is SATURATED with WAY TOO MANY Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. AND the schools continue to recruit and churn out even MORE Legal Professionals.............
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law.
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer? by Marianne Calabrese and susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate EACH YEAR from 200 law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients."
If you want a JOB when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the field of HEALTHCARE! <THIS is where the jobs are! and scholarships!
(This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice.)