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Where Can I Find A Good Lawyer?
I Was Unjustly Fired From Walmart And Am Looking To Take This Matter A Step Further. I Need To Know Where I Can Find Good Legal Representation In The Sacramento/San Francisco Area.
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 employment law for employEES. (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, and belief. 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.)
Looking For Good, Affordable Lawyer For Custody Modification In Columbus, Oh?
Has Anyone Had A Good Experience? I Currently Have A Shared Parenting Agreement, But I Am Looking To Change It To A 50/50 Custody. Or, Is It Difficult To Do Yourself??? Thanks In Advance!
In standard family court few people need or have lawyers. How difficult and drawn out the experience will be depends heavily on how difficult and vengeful a parent/parents want to be about custody.
Almost every county court website has Family Court forms you can download, fill out, and file. A hearing date is set after the other parent has been notified. Millions of people do it every day without an attorney because they can't afford one. Just don't go to court until you've made every attempt to work out some arrangements with the mother first. A judge wants to know you aren't wasting the court's time and that you've tried to be reasonable.
As for affordable attorneys... Good ones will charge roughly $200 to $300 per hour and Yahoo is not a legal referral service. Never get referrals off the net because you don't know who is getting paid to promote or give positive reviews. If you still want an attorney then contact your local and state bar associations for referrals.
Do I Need A Lawyer?????
I Am A Professional Massage Therapist And I Just Found Out That My Boss Has Been Posting An Ad For Me, Individually, On An &Quot;Adult&Quot; Site/Section Used For Escorts And Other Sexual Activity. Another Licensed Therapist I Work With Even Has Picture Of Someone Thats Not Her Put Up By Our Boss On An Ad! What Can We Do? Do I Need A Lawyer???
Quit your job.
Flag the ad - which will cause it to be removed.
Tell your boss that you do not want craigslist ads posted for your services in that section.
Do you need a lawyer? For WHAT exactly? He's not advertising a massage with a "happy" ending, right? He's not posting your pictures for anyone to see, right? He's simply trying to generate business. It's a bit sleazy but not illegal and certainly not anything that would interest a lawyer.
Personal Injury Attorney Not Releasing Funds From Settled Portion Of Our Case?
We Have Been Dealing With A Personal Injury Lawsuit For About Two Years. The Accident Occurred In Ca And We Reside In Another State, So We Are Dealing With Our Attorney All Long Distance. The Case Has Been Complicated, Mainly Due To An Inattentive Attorney From The Start, Whom We Fired. We Retained Our Current Attorney Not Too Long Ago And The Case Against The Defendants Insurance Company Has Been Resolved And Funds Have Been Sent To Our Attorney. Here Is Where It Becomes Tricky. The Funds For My Settlement Have Been Sent To Us, The Attorney Is Holding The Funds From My Husband'S Portion Of The Settlement Until A Settlement Is Reached With Our Insurance Company (The Defendant Was An Underinsured Driver, We Had Underisured Driver Coverage). Our Attorney Claims He Cannot Release These Funds Because He Will More Than Likely Need To Spend The Money On Litigating The Case Against Our Insurance Company..And It Just Does Not Make Sense To Me. In Our Eyes, The Case Against The Defendant Is Closed (And In The Courts Eyes) I Don'T See Why The Funds Cannot Be Released, But My Attorney Alleges This Is Normal Practice In Personal Injury Law. Anyone Have Any Experience With A Situation Similar To This? Thanks.
Obviously the attorney you're working with is working on a contingent fee basis rather than working on retainer.
As such, his cutting you a check for part of the settlement was actually rather accommodating on his part.
The way contingent fee contracts typically work is as follows: the client pays nothing, the attorney assumes the initial expense of the case as well as the risk involved should he not prevail. A running tally is kept of any fees (depositions, filing fees, record fees, process server fees, postage, long distance calls, copying fees etc.) as well as medical expenses if the attorney guarantees medical costs as the case progresses.
After the case is completely resolved, the attorney takes his cut (33 1/3 is fairly standard) and then deducts expenses from the client's portion of the award and cuts a check for the balance to send to the client.
Since litigation is continuing against one party in your suit, obviously he's not going to send you all the money until he knows what his expenses are going to be (and what his cut will be).
So yes, it's a very normal practice in personal injury law when dealing with contingent fee situations. As I'd said, I'm surprised he was willing to forward anything as many firms normally won't until the matter is fully resolved.
Now, had you gone out and retained an attorney (through a retainer fee up-front) you'd be absolutely correct in expecting to receive the full balance due to you of an award as soon as practical after your attorney received payment.
At this point, if you really want the money now, your best option would be to direct your attorney to end all legal actions being taken against your insurance company, but be aware that any expenses he's made on your behalf in the matter involving your insurance company would also be deducted from the remaining award before he'd cut you a check
What Are Some Major Top Law Firms That Specialize In Criminal Defense?
Call your local (usually county) bar association.
Look in the Yellow Pages of your phone book.
Ask around.<<<<<<<<<< THE best way.
Do You Think Health Care Or Legal Representation Is More Important? If You Had To Choose...?
Because As A Society Apparently We Feel That Legal Representation Is Important Enough To Provide It For Free To Persons That Are Too Poor To Provide It For Themselves. Does This Mean That The Us Has A &Quot;Socialized Legal System&Quot; *Gasp*
Healthcare would help out people that weren't accused of crimes. There are far more people that need to see a doctor than need to see a lawyer. The demand for healthcare is MUCH, MUCH larger than the demand for legal representation. But I do think everyone should be able to have a lawyer if they need one.