4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You If you want a legal professional for any reason, you need to work closely together in order to win your case. Regardless of how competent they are, they're gonna need your help. Allow me to share four important strategies to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're going to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most especially information one other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of most information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they have to assist them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are on time, whenever. The truth is, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or perhaps be extra prepared for the truth you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in just about any crime, it's important to be able to convince a legal court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward improving your life. By way of example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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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.
Which Do You Recommend To Resolve Business Disputes: Litigation, Arbitration Or Mediation?
As A Small Business Owner, I'M Trying To Be Proactive To Reduce Risk. I'Ve Been Thinking About My Contracts With Clients. Since We Live In A Overly Litigious Society, There'S Always The Chance Of Being Sued.
So I'M Thinking Of Adding A Clause To My Standard Contract For New Clients That If Some Sort Of Dispute Occurs, We Resolve It Amicably. I'Ve Spoken To My Lawyer. But I'D Like Additional Points Of View.
What Do You Currently Include With Your Business Contracts?
What Would You Recommend?
Mediation - Mediator Helps Parties Arrive At An Agreement
Arbitration - More Decisive Judgement.
Litigation - Take It To Court.
Thanks In Advance!
Full disclosure: I am a divorce mediator in New Jersey so I'm figuring you'll guess which option I'd go for and you'd be right. Often times the cost to resolve the dispute in court is far greater than the dispute itself and therefore I'd always encourage the parties to engage the services of a neutral third party mediator to help them try and resolve it.
The good news is mediation is a voluntary process and therefore, if it doesn't work out, you both retain your right to escalate it to a more adversarial process such as litigation (even though you REALLY don't want to) so what I'd suggest is a clause that says something like (THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE SO BE SURE TO REVIEW THIS WITH YOUR ATTORNEY):
We agree that any dispute between you and me arising from this relationship, except for the collection of fees, will be submitted to mediation and, if no resolution is reached, to binding arbitration. By agreeing to binding arbitration, you and I are giving up our right to go to court. Both mediation and arbitration shall be by a neutral third party agreed to by you and me. We further agree that any costs of mediation and arbitration shall be shared equally by us.
This way you try to work it out and if you can't, there is an escalation path that doesn't involve litigating as there's simply no reason to do so as a small business owner since the cost to recover your fees, will probably be higher than the amount in dispute itself. In my experience most issues aren't about the money but rather the emotional underpinnings of something totally unrelated so if you can clear the emotional air (and mediation is great for that) chances are you can resolve the dispute amicably.
?'S To Ask A Lawyer About How Long Then Been Practicing And How Many Cases They Done Of My Mind Abd Track Rec
Will They Be Offended. I Have This Lady That Is A Public Defender
Ask away. She shouldn't be offended.
You are basically wasting your time though because the answers are meaningless to you. She can tell you anything & you won't know the difference. Years in practice is not the same as quality. A crappy attorney who has practiced for 20 years is still a crappy attorney--- just an old crappy attorney. And you might as well reconcile yourself to the fact that a public defender is not going to be a particularly good attorney. A sharp lawyer can do a lot better than the PD's office anywhere in the country. PDs are mostly overworked and mediocre at best. On the bright side, at least she is free!! And to balance things out, most prosecutors are also overworked and mediocre so at least the other side can't too much advantage of you.
The best source of information about the attorney would be other & former clients. Try talking to some other criminals she has represented & ask whether they feel she did her best to help them.
Any Attorneys Willing To Offer Leagal Advice To Active Military For Low Cost?
Military Doesn'T Offer Legal Aid For Domestic/ Family Law Issues And I Need Help With My Situation. Married,Seperated No Custody Worked Out As Of Yet And Mother Will Not Allow Me To See Child. He Lives With Her And Has A &Quot; Restraining Order&Quot; For Her Not Our Child. As Far As I Know We Share Custody During This Time, Need Advice From An Attorney
You need real official legal advice NOW.
An allegation of spousal abuse leading to a restraining order can destroy your military career. The Lautenburg Amendment prohibits anyone with a history of domestic abuse from having access to firearms. This INCLUDES active duty military.
There are always lawyers near military bases who give discounted rates to military personnel. Ask your JAG office for some referrals, or even just look through the yellow pages.
Do NOT delay. You need a lawyer NOW.
Does A Medical Doctor Make More Money Annually Than A Dwi Lawyer Or Just Any Lawyer In General?
Does A Medical Doctor Make More Money Annually Than A Dwi Lawyer Or Just Any Lawyer In General?
Mayla, there are too many situations to take into account.
A Dr with his own practice, willing to work long hours?
A lawyer working for a large firm or in a small practice.
Then there's the state and the country you are asking about.
Generally (here in Australia) a lawyer earns more money than a GP.
Do your research locally, phone around and make enquiries.