Finding A Seasoned Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are numerous lawyers in your area that advertise which they are experts in your kind of case. This may make the procedure of finding one with a great deal of experience a bit of a challenge. However, in the event you follow the tips below you will be able to define your quest to the right one in almost no time. The first step is to produce a listing of the lawyers which are listed in the area specializing in your needs. When you are which makes this list you should only include those which you have an excellent vibe about depending on their advertisement. Then you can narrow this list down through taking a little while evaluating their website. There you should certainly find the number of years they are practicing plus some general information regarding their success rates. At this point your list needs to have shrunken further to those that you just felt had professional websites plus an appropriate amount of experience. You need to then take the time to search for independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure you look at the reviews rather than just relying upon their overall rating. The details from the reviews provides you with a solid idea of how they connect with their clientele and the length of time they invest into each case they are concentrating on. Finally, it is advisable to talk with at the very least the last three lawyers which may have the credentials you would like. This will provide you with some time to actually evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and your case. It can be vital that you follow every one of these steps to ensure that you hire a company which has the best level of experience to help you the ideal outcome.
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Looking For An Attorney In Pittsburgh,Pa Asap.Can You Help? Very Urgent!?
It'S A Very Delicate And Urgent Issue.Please Don'T Respond If You Want Play Around. I Need Real Response.Thank You
did you try the yellow pages local to there? They have listings of each attorney and their speciality. Many probably offer free initial consultation. Good luck with whatever you need one for.
Can Someone Please Tell Me Where In Michigan Can I Find The Best Criminal Defense Attorney?
Perhaps this link can point you in the right direction:
You can also use the Martindale-Hubbell website for resources in your area:
Is There A Place People Can Go To See How Well An Attorney Does In Court,Like For Disability Cases ?
I Asked A Question On Here A Few Days Ago About How I Could Find A Good Disability Attorney Here In My Area But I Only Got One Dumb Comment About Common Sense.All I Know Is That Believing Everything The Ads Say On Tv About The Attorney Fighting For You And Winning All The Big Money They Talk About On There Is Not Common Sense.Anyway,Does Anyone Have Any Idea At All As To Where I Can Look To Get An Idea About How Well An Attorney Has Done In Court ? Thanks.
There is no 'Lawyer ratings' website or other source, no. Your best bet would be to contact your local bar association and ask them.
You can be pretty sure of one thing: a lawyer who advertises "I sue drunks!" is probably not the best at his business, unless you consider 'business' to be making money.
Do I Have A Malpractise Case? ( Law Malpractice).?
I Got Injured On My Job December 11, 2007. I Hired A Lawyer To Represent Me At The Worker Compensation Board. This Lawyer Never Asks Me What My Duty Was, Or How I Got Hurt. I Have Tried To Call Him Numerous Times To Talk To Him, He Never Returned My Calls. Before All That, He Would Not Call Me To Confirm A Court Appointment.
1. - I Had A Hearing, He Sent A Lawyer From His Firm Who Was Socializing With The Opponent And His Lawyers. I Was Being Asked Questions After Questions; He Was Just Seating Next To Me And Smiling. He Has Not Pronounced A Word During The Entire Meeting. It Was Like I Was On My Own.
2. - I Called Him To Let Him Know I Did Not Like The Behavior Of That Lawyer, I Called Him Few Times, He Never Returns The Calls.
3. - I Had A Second Hearing, He Sent Another Lawyer Who Told Me The First One Quit The Firm He Is Now Working For The Opponent Law Firm. For Some Reasons On That Day The Hearing Was Cancelled.
4. - I Had A Hearing For 9/9/2008 At 2:30 Pm, I Called Him To Let Him Know I Would Not Be Able To Attend, He Told Me He Would Make Arrangement That I Could Be On The Phone. I Called Him In The Morning He Did Not Pick Up The Phone Or Calling Me Back. When I Called The Board, They Told Me He Did Not Make Any Arrangement So They Were Not Sure.
5. - The Insurance Carrier Refused To Approve The Treatment I Should Receive; I Call Him In The Hope He Will Intervene, In The Situation. He Ignored My Calls.
6. - The Doctor Fax A Letter To The Insurance Carrier Requesting Authorization For An Injection For My Treatment. The Insurance Carrier Waits 50 Days Before They Denied Me The Injection. They Usually Wait 30 Days For An Approval Or Disapproval. I Called The Lawyer Requesting His Help, His Secretary Took My Name And My Phone Number, And He Never Returns My Calls.
7. - While Waiting For The Insurance’S Approval For The Injection I Got Fired From My Job. Reason, I Failed To Give Them A Doctor’S Note. (It Took Their Insurance 50 Days To Deny Me An Injection).
8. – I Used To Transfer An Individual From A Wheelchair, To A Toilet Seat Every 2 Hours Using My Back. I Had To Switch Him Side Every Two Hours Over Night Using My Lower Back. I Have Been Out Of Work Because Of My Work Related Injury Since December 11, 2007. I Have Been Trying To Call That Lawyer To Explain To Him What My Function Was And How I Got Injured On The Job, He Totally Ignored Me.
9. – The Last Straw, I Spoke To Him Two Weeks Ago About The Hearing I Was Supposed To Have On September 9, 2008. He Told Me He Would Make Arrangement With The Wcb To Have Me Testified Over The Phone. When I Called, On 9/9/2008, I Was Told There Was No Arrangement Made. The Hearing Was Made Without Me Present Or Over The Phone, As A Result I Was Rewarded $1000.00
Can Anyone Help Me Please?
A lawyer has an ethical responsibility to represent their client to the best of their ability and expertise. Did you sign an agreement with the lawyer for him to represent you and did he receive payment from you? If those two things are true, then I would say you have something. I would contact another lawyer (ask around or do research and make sure you are getting a better one) to review your case and he will be able to better answer your question about malpractice. In any instance I would contact The American Bar Association or the Bar Association in the state you reside in, and make a formal complaint. Keep any documentation you have such as phone records that show you called him, and any papers that you have signed as well as anything you received from his office. The guy sounds like he was a complete quack. Good luck.
Hey Whats Law School Like?
Has Any One Been To Law School? What Tips Do You Have To Make It Through Successfully?
Law school is hard, but manageable (like life, and high school).
Academically, you will have more reading than you've ever had before in your life. Professors will expect you to be prepared and will randomly call on you to answer specific questions about what you've read. Class will be graded on a curve, and thus competitive; however, grades will be based on a single exam that's graded at the sole discretion of the professor, which can sometimes seem a bit arbitrary. The job market is also rough right now, so there will be direct competition for the jobs available. You'll also be expected to participate in ECs that are in your area of interest.
And it will be amazing. You'll meet people who are very intelligent, passionate, and share your interests. You'll grow as a person and learn a lot about what you believe, and why you believe it. However, there is a general lack of social intelligence, so things can get awkward and petty (also like high school!). Be prepared for everyone to know your business.
I honestly had a great time at law school, and I would go through it again. However, it doesn't offer the job security it once did, and it is expensive.
As far as how to make it through successfully, be nice to everyone. Show up prepared for class. Do all the work. Take time off to have fun with friends when you need it. Find some ECs you love and dedicate a good amount of time to them. Don't stress too much.
Need Legal Advice For Divorce / Custody Case?
State Of Colorado, Divorce Has Been Going On For Almost 6 Months. Opposing Council Is Unethical, And Has Pulled Out Every Dirty Trick Possible. He Is Attempting To Over-Turn Protection Order In Place, And Constantly Creates Frivolous Issues For My Attorney To Drain My Retainer. Nearly $40K Dollars Later, I Am Realizing My Attorney Is Not A Match For This- He Is Always Playing Defensive And Gets Mauled By Opposing Council.
I Need A New Attorney But Now Do Not Have The Money For A Retainer. Because My Spouse Has Unlimited Finances, I Have Been Told I Won'T Qualify For Legal Aid, And Have Been Advised By Many That Legal Aid/Pro Bono Attorneys Often Do Not Put In The Effort Necessary To Win A Case.
I Am Desperate. My Ex, Even With His Domestic Abuse History, Has Been Awarded More Custody Than Me Of Our 2 Year Old Son And While The Judge Reminded Me This Is Only Temporary, I Have No Idea Where To Turn.
I think the main problem is that not everything needs to be responded to, and I cannot even imagine what took $40K in 6 months.
I have seen many divorce cases where one spouse was ordered to pay for the legal expenses for both spouses....I would also go to court alone the next time (you can always appeal) and simpy explain to the judge that you cannot qualify for legal aid (but you still need to go, they cannot refuse you based on your SPOUSE'S income in a divorce case b/c you cannot force him to pay your expenses), and can no longer pay for an attorney.
If he has a domestic abuse history, there has to be a reason why he was awarded more visitation time...it isn't b/c your soon-to-be-ex has more money, judges ALWAYS state a reason for it...you should have posted that reason here.
I wouldn't worry about the protection order unless this man has actually tried to kill you...you didn't post that he has actually ever hit you, as domestic abuse is in many forms.
Keep in mind that draining money to keep a protection order in place is a waste of money....someone that is ACTUALLY truly trying to do you harm...is going to ignore the order anyway, and if he has THAT much money, chances are very slim that he would risk losing everything he has paid for, in order to end up in prison.
Focus on your CHILD.