4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want an attorney at all, you need to work closely using them in order to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. 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 - irrespective of what information you're likely to reveal directly to them. Privilege means whatever you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know everything in advance - particularly information other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they have to help them win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are promptly, each and every time. In reality, because you may want to discuss last minute details or even be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any sort of crime, it's important so as to convince the legal court that you just both regret the actions and so are making strides toward increasing your life. As an example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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How Can Someone Get A Job With A Felony?
What Jobs Hire People With One Felony Record. Live In Illinois And My Daughters Boyfriend Has One Felony. He Had Probation, He Had Stolen An Electronic Item From His Familys House. They Had Him Arrested And He Received A Burgulary Charge. This Was 5 Years Ago And He Has Had Drug Problems And Arrests But No Convictions He Is Now Clean For Two Years And Can'T Find A Job That Will Give Him A Chance. He Is Truthful On His Application And Even Got An Interview But They Would Like A Felony More Than 7 Years Ago. Does Anyone Hire People Like This?
Yes, people with felonies can get hired -- it's definitely much harder than for the rest of us, and there are fewer job opportunities open to them (he can completely forget about human services jobs like schools, hospitals and nursing homes, for instance) -- but as a vocational rehabilitation counselor I've helped numerous ex-felons land jobs.
Here are the things he can do to up his chances:
1. Focus on jobs that don't directly conflict with the nature of the felony. If he stole electronics, don't try to get a job at Best Buy. A job as a cook, a mechanic, etc. will have employers who will be less concerned about the felony than a job as a security guard, retail salesperson, etc.
2. Get out in front of the felony. ALL employers will do a background check and uncover it. MOST employers will view it as a deal-breaker, and that's just reality. When discussing it with an interviewer, (a) acknowledge the felony and accept responsibility for it (don't make excuses); (b) focus on how you've changed and what you've accomplished since the conviction and (c) explain all of the reasons that you are not at risk of committing another felony in the future. SOME employers will be prepared to look past the felony for an otherwise well-qualified candidate. It's human nature to want to give someone a second chance when possible.
3. He needs to start rebuilding his resume and personal story now: lots of volunteer work, skill development and any employment he can obtain, even if it's really menial stuff. An ex-felon with a 2 year history of part time work at Wal Mart and a 3 year history of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is a much stronger candidate than a just-plain-ex-felon.
4. Never forget first impressions: as an ex-felon, long hair, lots of tattoos and piercings and rocked-out clothing are not luxuries he can afford. Time to lose the piercings, cover the tats, and dig out the nice, button-down shirt and clean, pressed pants. Expressing his individuality will need to take a back seat for the foreseable future.
4. Network! A "cold" resume or application sent to a company, when it has a felony on it, will get ignored 99% of the time. Want to work at XYZ Company on the other side of town? Find someone you know who already works there, or a mutual acquaintance of you (him) and someone who works there, and arrange an introduction. If someone the hiring people at XYZ trusts vouches for him, he's more likely to get a face-to-face meeting and more likely to manage the felony issue more effectively than otherwise.
5. Be realistic. That first job as an ex-felon probably won't have the pay, hours, benefits, security, working conditions, chances for advancement, etc. that he's really hoping for, but it's a job. And in 12 months he'll be an ex-felon with a spotless work history for the past year, making him a much more viable candidate.
6. Be positive, patient and persistent. In this god-awful economy, it's taking top-notch candidates 6-12 months or longer to land jobs; again, it's simple reality that any candidate with a major strike against them (such as a felony) will probably take much longer. BUT IT CAN BE DONE.
Can My Father Who Is A Civil Litigation Lawyer In Ri Help My Husband Who Got A Dui In Ma?
My Husband Got A Dui A While Back, And His Court Date Is Coming Up Soon (Don'T Get Me Started About That, I Flipped Out). My Father Is A Personal Injury Lawyer In Ri (But The Dui Happened In Ma) And My Father Convinced Me Not To Get A Defense Atty, Telling Me That He Would Go To The Preliminary Hearing With Us And Work It Out With The Prosecutor. My Dad Has Ties With A Defense Lawyer In Ma, And Has Been Talking To Him About This, But I'M Starting To Get A Little Worried Since He Can'T Practice Law In Ma And Obviously Can'T Represent My Husband. My Main Problem Is That I Don'T Want Him To End Up In Prison, We'Re Not Really Worried About Fines And Stuff. Is There A Way This Could Work Out? Maybe If We Say My Husband Just Wants To Represent Himself? (The Court Did Suggest That He Get A Lawyer). I Guess I Also Don'T Understand How A Person Can Represent Themself But Another Person Can'T Represent Them, I Dunno. I Just Don'T Want Him To Go To Jail. Any Advice Is Appreciated! Thank You!
Yes but he can not represent him as his lawyer without being a member of the MA bar.
I Want To Be A Criminal Justice Lawyer/Attorney?
I Want To Be A Criminal Justice Lawyer/Attorney When I Get Out College. I Am Currently A Rising Senior In High School. I Was Just Wondering:
1) How Many Years Of Schooling Does It Take To Become A C.J.Lawyer/ Attorney?
2) How Much Is Their Average Salary Per Year?
3) Is It Super Hard And Not Very Interesting Or Fun (I Kinda Thought It Would Be!) Or Is It Actually Not That Bad And Pretty Interesting?
4) Is It Hard To Start Your Own Firm?
5) Is It Better To Start Your Own Firm, Or Joining A Practice Firm, Or Working For The Gov'T?
Thank You So Much! All Answers Are Fully Appreciated! (:
Let me put it to you this way, for every pop star that is earning millions there are millions of singers barely earning enough to support themselves. Same with lawyers, there are many of us that earn indecent amounts of money but there are many that are just about paying the bills. To become a lawyer you need to get a degree in something and then go on to law school for another four years. If you want to deal with criminals, join the Attorney generals office in the state were you live. Dealing with those low lives is like working in a sewer all day, you come home stinking and their filth takes a lot of washing off, metaphorically speaking, because the crimes they commit are not very nice and you have to be on their level for most of your working day. I know I am going to get yelled at for the next remark but your dealings with the cops are just as bad. They lie and cheat as much as the criminals to get someone banged up in goal. I tell you all this because people think that we have a soft life, if we win we are fantastic if we lose we are useless money grabbers. But I have had 40 years in law and I have enjoyed every moment. If you are coming into law for the money, forget it, you will make more as a plumber or electrician. No one in their right mind gives them any grief but we lawyers are hated from the moment someone comes into our office. Every one thinks we should work for nothing, why dont plumbers???. Regarding opening your own office, get certified for your state and hang out your shingle, simple as that. Make sure there are other lawyers near you, we have a saying "one lawyer in a village starves" work that one out for yourself. Good luck
Any Personal Injury Lawyers?
I Was Rear Ended Back In 2009. It Will Be Two Years This Next April. My Van Was Hit And Totalled Out By The Girls Insurance And They Cut Me A Check For The Book Value. I Hired An Attorney As I Have Had Some Issues With My Back And What Feels Like Joint Issues Ever Since I Was Hit. I Have Seen A Chiropractor And Other Drs. Nothing Was Broke But Its Been A Pain In The Butt. I Have Tingling In My Neck And Its Very Irritating. Can I Expect Any Sort Of Settlement? Just Wondering. Thank You In Advance.
You seem to be asking if your attorney will be able to persuade the insurer to cough up money, without being ordered to pay, by persuading them that you really were injured and that the cause of the injury was the traffic collision. As I have no idea of the evidence available to the attorney, or the customs of the insurer, or anything else relevant, I have no guesses.
Can A Lawyer Give Me Advice?
I Moved Into A Subsidiazed Apartment On January 2009. At The Time That I Submitted The Application I Was Pregnant With Twins My Daughter And I Were On The Lease To A One Bedroom Apartment. I Was Also On The Waiting List For A Two Bedroom Elsewhere (At Another Apartment Complex) In May 2009 The 2 Bedroom Became Available And I Accepted The Offer. All Of My Information That I Submitted To These 2 Apartments Were True (Place Of Employment And Income) The One Bedroom Apartment Was Too Small To House Myself And My 3 Children So I Wanted To Break The Lease But I Was Told That Even If I Do I Would Still Have To Pay The Rent Until They Found A New Occupant (This Is A Subsidized Unit So I Was Getting Assistance From Hud) Now My 2 Bedroom Apartment Is Teling Me That Hud Will Not Assist Me With The Rent Because They Are Still Helping Me With The 1 Bedroom In Which I Don'T Need. I Just Don'T Want To Break The Lease And Continue To Pay In That Case I Should Keep The 1 Bedroom Instead Of Paying For A Space I No Longer Lease. Will Hud Still Assist Me With This 2 Bedroom If I Terminate My Lease For The 1 Br Unit. This Is Not Fraud I Provided Them With The Correct Information
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle apartment leases/real estate contracts. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
-Do they give FREE, initial consultations? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge?
- Could you make payments on your account?
-Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
Will The U.S.Patent Office Or Patent Lawyers Are Located Inside City Hall Buildings?''?
Which Is The Court Building?'And If So Do They Offer Free Consultation Regarding On Problem About Invention Cases Such As Disclosure,Or Do Anyone Had Knowledge And Referred The Right Agency That Can Handle This Kind Of Commitment Or Agreement?''
most federal courts have a patent office, but the best help is to find and call a patent lawyer and ask if they have a pamphlet on patent laws and good advice on patent agreements, also any law library will help with that information.