Finding An Experienced Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will find that there are loads of lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise they are experts in your form of case. This could make the entire process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it will be easy to narrow down your quest to the right one in almost no time. The first step is to create a list of the lawyers which can be listed in your neighborhood specializing in your needs. When you are causeing this to be list you must only include those you have an excellent vibe about depending on their advertisement. Then you can narrow this list down by using a bit of time evaluating their website. There you should be able to find the number of years they have been practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this time your list ought to have shrunken further to the people which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate level of experience. You must then take the time to check out independent reviews of every attorney. Make sure you see the reviews instead of just relying upon their overall rating. The details within the reviews provides you with a solid idea of the direction they communicate with their customers and the time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, it is advisable to talk to no less than the final three lawyers which have the credentials you are looking for. This will give you some time to truly evaluate how interested they can be in representing you and the case. It really is imperative that you follow all of these steps to ensure that you find someone that has the correct level of experience to obtain the very best outcome.
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What Is The Statue Called In The National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers Magazine, The Champion?
The Statue Is Located In The Champion In The March Issue (Page 9, Upper Right Corner). It Is A Picture Of A Woman Holding A Sword In Her Right Hand. She Is Crouching And Wearing A Dress. I Have Looked And Looked And I Have No Idea What To Even Search For. Does Anyone Have Any Idea What It Is Or Where To Locate The Answer? Thanks!
Well, darn, didn't I just throw out all my back issues of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers magazine!
Or did you mean next March?
Since we are extremely unlikely to have such issues handy, you might explore the association website http://www.nacdl.org/ and see if you can find the image there and bring a link to it back here to ask again or take it to TinEye.com to see where else it appears on the Internet.
Or you might just ask the association http://www.nacdl.org/
Anyone Who Are Familiar In Getting Us Visa. I Am Separated With My Husband Here In The Pi And I Work In Japan And I Met This Guy. Whom I Fall In Love With. And Instead Of Going Back I Overstay And Stayed With Him. His An American Citizen. We Contact A Lawyer Here In The Pi To Process My Annulment While I'M In Japan And We Wait For 1 Year And He Send Me A Single Certificate. And He Said My Marriage Here In The Pi Is Already Annuled. So I Go To The Philippine Embassy In Japan And Get A Legal Capacity To Marry And They Give It To Me. Then We Get Married. Then I Change My Passport To His Name Showing Our Marriage Contract. March 19 Of 2007. I Come Home To Get All My Papers And Apply For An Immigrant Visa But When I Went To Nso To Get Record It Appears That My Marriage Here In The Pi Is Not Yet Annulled. So I Get Another Lawyer And Process The Annulment. And I Think I'M Gonna Get My Annulment Paper Soon. I Still Want To Be With My Husband/Boyfriend. What Shall We Do To Get A Visa?
Secure an annulment of your marriage in the Philippines in order that the subsequent marriage will be valid.
Can I Ask Police For A Legal Advice?? Please Help!?
I Had Accident Few Months Back. And I T Was My Fault. I Had No Insurance.Now Tht Other Guys Insurance Company Asking Me 2 Pay $4000 For The Damage.And I Am Not Aware Of Such Damage. He Contactd His Insurance Some One Month Later Coz His Dad Was Overseas And He Was The Onwer Of The Car.
Now What Shud I Do?? I Have No Idea Who To Ask! Can I Ask Police For An Advice Or Is There Anyother Place.. I Am In Perth Australia.
1. Ideally you would have taken photos of the damage to both cars at the time of the incident. So as in the case of a dispute some months later you have some evidence to support your case.
2. This is the website for legal aid in WA - http://www.justice.wa.gov.au/L/legal_aid... The cost for initial legal advice (usually about half an hour) is $20 or $5 concession.
3. The best thing you can do is get some cheap legal aid as I informed you in point (2). Good luck
Successful, Insane Lawsuits?
How Do You Win A Ridiculous Lawsuit Such As A Woman Suing Mcdonald'S For Millions Of Dollars For Spilling Hot Coffee On Herself? Have Any Of You Had Any Similar Experiences?
First - never believe everything you read.
For example, your opinion might change if you learned that:
1. McDonalds had previously received numerous complaints from CHILDRENS hospitals regarding scalding of children.
2. McDonalds had already determined that the coffee was dangerously hot, and if drunk at the temperature set in their stores, it would not only be undrinkable, but could cause serious permanent injuries to people who drink it (this was not merely hot coffee).
3. McDonalds had decided that the time lost in re-setting thermostats was not worth the money. HENCE, the big damages.
4. McDonalds coffee is now substantially less hot than it was before the woman (who suffered third-degree burns, incidentally, requiring skin grafts and reconstructive surgery). Its still plenty hot -- and can give you first degree burns, but not third degree, debilitating burns.
Ok, so what about the really ridiculous lawsuits?
How about someone who falls off ladder, and then blames ladder company? Happens hundreds of times a year. But the fact is, that ladder companies win 85% of those lawsuits. Although rarely successful, the ladder companies spend tens of thousands of dollars on each case to defend the frivolous lawsuit.
There are other ridiculous lawsuits.
But who is to blame?
The problem is, lawyers know that, if they sue, insurance companies will often settle for the costs of defense, rather than spend that money on a defense and still POSSIBLY lose. For example, if it will cost $50-$100k to defend a lawsuit (these numbers are real), then it makes sense to settle for $50,000-$100,000 (you would have spent it anyway on lawyers and experts) and KNOW you will not lose more.
Is it the fault of the plaintiffs? No. In a capitalist society, the profit motive is pure. You cannot blame the plaintiff for following the profit motive.
Is it the fault of the trial lawyer? No. They know that if they settle the case for $75,000 (middle number), they get $25,000. They know that 97% of all lawsuits filed result in a settlement.
Is it the fault of the defense attorney? No, he is trying to defend the company.
Is it the fault of the law? No, because someone who is really hurt due to someone else's negligence should be made whole (you broke it, you fix it).
Whose fault is it? You bet - its the insurer. An insurance policy has two parts -- defense (they must provide a lawyer( and indemnity (payment for damages). Because they continue to settle stupid lawsuits, it provides the incentive for plaintiffs to continue to seek lawyers, and lawyers to file suit. If they would put more emphasis of defense, and trust that juries will do the right thing (which almost always happens), then lawyers will be far more reluctant to spend lots of their own money with a good chance of getting nothing back (plaintiff lawyers do not get paid unless the "win", whihc is almost guaranteed with insurers settling all the time).
How Much Will Ot Cost For For The Lawyer To Search ?
...their hourly rate plus the cost(s) of the search. (Westlaw, Lexis, and Pacer all charge for their services.)
Service Dog In Housing Laws?
I Have A Service Dog. Fully Trained To My Needs And Still Learning More.
He Started Out As A Natural Medical Alert For Seizures, And Being A Diabetic He Picked Up When My Levels Were Too Low. This Is Something He Was Not Trained For And Just Started Doing So It Inspired Me To See What Else He Could Do.
I Have Several Mental Disorders As Well And He Picked Up Very Quickly On All Training. He Was Born In My Home 5 Years Ago And By The Time He Could Fully Walk He Was Pretty Much Potty Trained And Very Quickly Learned The Words &Quot;Go Potty, Hike&Quot; Meant To Do His Business In That Area Right Then And We Can Go Back In. If I Drop Something, He Will Pick It Up And Hold It Until I Take It From Him. He Works Great Off Leash, Even In Public Parks With Other Dogs Running Around. Loves All People Cats And Other Dogs And Knows The Differences In His &Quot;Tools&Quot;. He Has A Public Harness, And A Park/Play Harness And He Knows The Difference Between The Two. He Also Knows That His Public Harness He Often Must Wear A Head Collar And He Does Very Well With It. I Can Lead Him With Signals, Verbal Commands, And Even Walk Him On A Cat Leash. (He Is A 112Lbs Dogo Argentino Mix) So He Is Very Trust Worthy.
He Helps With Dissociative Episodes, Bipolar Episodes, Panic Attacks And Seizures, Regaining Of Balance, And So Much More. He Is Very Attentive To Me. Since Begining Training For The Major Things In My Life, He Has Very Rarely Left My Side. By Telling The You All All Of This I Am Hoping To Show You He Is Clearly Needed.
I Just Turned 21 Years Old, And My Fiance And I Are Wanting To Get Our Own Apartment That Is Closer To His Work And Still Close To My Parents. 2 Of The 3 Places We Have Looked At Asked For Some Kind Of Paper Work Needed For Him To Not Be Considered A Pet??? I Have Never Had This Problem Before And Really Dont Know What To Do Or What To Get. I Have Worked As A Hotel Receptionist And They Never Asked Me For Paper Work Or Anything. I Take Him Everywhere And Those Who Have Seen Him Truely Help Me Say He Is Wonderful And I Am Blessed To Have Such A Great, Intelligent, And Helpful Dog. I Do Know Its Legal To Have A Personally Trained Service Dog. He Has Even Passed A Cgc Test And Has Tags For It. But What Does The Landlord Mean When She Says She Requires Documents Proving What He Is? How Would I Go About Getting Those Documents?
One Of The Two Places Asking For Them Is A No Pet Area So I Understand Being Cautious About Allowing A Dog, Particularly Just A Large Dog And Of The Bully Type. But It Is The Closest To Where We Need, And The Cheapest And I Am Very Concerned About This...
So far... Alyssa, "Scooter Power" and "RN For 21 Years" are all three wrong!
Service Animals and miniature horses (yes, miniature horses!) are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act when it comes to things like restaurants, stores, your work place - and "Pit Bull" bans or other Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL's).
As for housing, you need look no further than the Fair Housing Act - you're covered! Housing (apartments, college dormitories, etc) may NOT ban service animals or miniature horses used by the disabled. CERTIFICATION of training may NOT be required - even if your state or local laws says so - federal law wins, EVERY time thanks to the United States Constitution Article VI, paragraph 2. Your state can require you to get a dog license, but they can't require "service animal certification."
Here are a few examples of law suits:
Condo in Salt Lake loses because they wouldn't waive the "pet fee." You heard right, they can't charge a pet fee OR require you carry additional insurance:
A case directly from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on pet fees:
Again the DOJ, but this time a student where the university requested person medical information. Ya can't do that! Medical information is protected under federal law:
Here's a lawyers take on the ADA and Fair Housing Act - it has lots of good information, including Therapy Animals (different from service animals):
And if that's not enough to help you, try searching Google. Here, I'll help ya- this search returns over 800,000 hits, have fun!
Oh, and don't get confused if you see that HUD has to do (mostly) with home financing and/or government-funded "projects." The Department of Justice has put HUD in charge of enforcing the Fair Housing Act. So you'll find both the DOJ and HUD taking people to court.