4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want a lawyer for any reason, you need to work closely along with them so that you can win your case. No matter how competent they may be, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're gonna reveal in their mind. Privilege means everything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - most importantly information the other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they must help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All 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, every time. In fact, because you may need to discuss last minute details or even be extra prepared for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any kind of crime, it's important so that you can prove to the court that you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward improving your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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My Bankruptcy Lawyer Made Numerous Mistakes & Now I Am Charged W/ Bankruptcy Fraud. Why Is She Not Held Respon?
My Bankruptcy Lawyer Made Numerous Mistakes & Now I Am Charged W/ Bankruptcy Fraud. Why Is She Not Held Responsible? She Put Me In A Ch. 7 Knowing I Had Assets. She Never Gave Me A Means Test Or Told Me I Had To Go To Counseling.
If you think you lawyer made mistakes causing you financial detriment, you should report her to the state bar association for attorney malpractice.
Winning isn't easy though, because the legal profession supports its own. To prevail, you must show the negligence caused by your attorney, and that the outcome would have been materially different but for that negligence.
The means test determines whether your income is sufficiently low enough to file for Chapter 7. You have stated that you have assets. Perhaps your assets are at a level where your attorney felt you exceeded the limits necessary to file for protections of Chapter 7.
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Don't be naive enough to believe that the legal profession DOES NOT protect it's own. The perfect world of which remymort may live just does not exist. The state bar association is staffed primarily by attorneys, ex-attorneys, and/or by those with law degrees. Some of these staffers may have gone to law school with YOUR attorney or know her from attendance at court, seminars, or other events of which attorneys regularly attend such as CLE (Continuing Legal Education). Staffers at the State Bar may also empathize with your attorney because they too may have have a malpractice claim filed against them. You would be surprised at the number of attorney malpractice claims.
While I agree that the legal profession strives for fairness and justice for all, there are MANY examples where it falls far short of that noble objective.
My point is this: If you file an attorney malpractice suit, be sure to have your ducks in line because "you" have the burden of proof in showing your attorney's negligence.
Personal Injury Settlement Question?
I Have Been Dealing With An Injury Claim For Quite Some Time Now, And Both I And The Insurance Adjuster Are Very Close To A Settlement. He Stated That He Would Present My Final Offer To The Committee This Week. Can Anyone Tell What This Means And Whether Or Not The Adjuster Was Working With This Committee Throughout The Whole Process Of The Claims? We Have Been Back And Forth On Offers For The Last 4 Months
The amount of settlement is often not the adjuster's decision and, if the insurance company is using an independent adjuster, it is never the adjuster's decision. Many insurance companies have committees that review cases and approve or reject settlement figures. It's likely that the adjuster has been reporting to the committee or at least to a member of the committee since the beginning.
My Dad'S Family Owns A Farm. My Dad Owns A Portion Of The Land On This Farm. My Father'S Uncle Has Been Renting Out The Farm For The Past 20-30 Years.
My Dad'S Uncle Has Not Once Paid My Father His Cut Of The Money. So Far He Owes My Dad Close To $2 Million But Refuses To Pay Up.
He Lives A Great Very Wealthy Life, While We Are In The Lower Middle Class.
How Can My Dad Get His Money?
I concur that your father should seek legal counsel. There are different legal theories which may apply; however, such theories are fact dependent. Generally, your father would need to file an accounting action. Moreover, depending on your country and/or state, shareholder agreement, and structure of the corporation, there may be additional claims possible, such as; breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentation/fraud.
Your father should seek a free consultation with a competent and experienced business lawyer in the appropriate jurisdiction, asap.
Will Universal Health Care Make Doctors Like Court Appointed Lawyers?
Court Appointed Lawyers Are Free, Are They The Best Lawyers Out There. What Say You?
It will and I wouldn't want a court appointed lawyer representing me. He might mean well but he will be under staffed and not have the time to put forth the best defense available. I don't want my Doctor in the same position. I would much better choose him based on his experience. But, I would much rather have a court appointed lawyer then no lawyer and the people without Health Care can make the same claim. What we need to do is to increase Free Clinics and lower cost by getting rid of HMO's.
What Can You Tell Me About Corporate Law?
I'M Interested In Coporate Law, But I Don'T Know Much About It... Please Inform Me About The Business And The Top Law Schools That Will Help Me Become A Sucessfull Corporate Lawyer.
Corporate law is a broad area of law that includes laws that are related to the formation and governance of business entities. Typical services a corporate law attorney may provide to a client include:
1. Advice on what kind of entity to form to operate the business of the client, including venue;
2. Preparing and filing the necessary legal documents to form such business entity;
3. Preparing business engagement contracts for the client for use with its customers and suppliers or reviewing and negotiating the same on behalf of the client;
4. Negotiating and drafting legal documents for the acquisition of other businesses for the client;
5. Negotiating and drafting legal documents for the sale of part or all of the client's business;
6. Advising the client regarding duties and obligations of the business entity to various parties, including shareholders, directors, officers, and government regulatory agencies;
7. Drafting and negotiating documents for financing the corporation through equity (e.g. private or public offerings of stock) or debt (e.g. commercial credit lines with banks).
In the United States, you do not need to pass a specialty exam to practice corporate law, just the state bar exam for the jurisdiction(s) in which you intend to practice. In general, most areas of practice in the United States do not require that you pass a specialty exam.
The top law schools in the United States according to the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings (which for better or worse is what big law firms use as a guide to hiring lawyers) ranks the following as the top 14 law schools and these are considered the top recruiting grounds for big law firms seeking entry level corporate law attorneys:
New York University
University of California - Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Virginia
Moving Out Of State, No Custody Agreement?
I'M A Single Mom With A 15 Month Old Daughter. Her Father And I Are Together But, Has No Interest In Loving Out Of California, Or His Parents House For That Matter. I Want To Move To Georgia Or Texas (I Live In California) But I Am Not Sure About The Laws Pertaining To This...
There Is No Custody Agreement However He Is On The Birth Certificate. We Are Unmarried
I suppose it depends on the approach you want to take. The most aggresive approach is to move to Texas (or Georgia) and file for custody (called "conservatorship" in Texas). This is the safest approach because it prevents your child's father from asking the California court to impose a geographic restriction on you or the child. The geographic restriction, if granted, would require you to keep the child in a certain geographic area. That kind of restrction would prevent you from being able to move. Please note that I am a Texas attorney. I do not know the law in California. For all I know, geographic restrictions are not a big deal in California. You should consult a Calfifornia attorney, a Texas attorney such as me, and a Georgia attorney.
Another approach is to file a custody case in California. You would be able to establish important things (e.g. child support and visitation); however, you would put your case within the jurisdiction of a Calfifornia court. And your case would probably remain in the California court if you were able to move. That would prevent you from having the same kind of control over your case that you would have if you filed it in the state to which you want to move.
For more information, you are welcome to call my office.
Moore Odediran, PLLC
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 334-6080