4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you want an attorney for any excuse, you should work closely with them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Listed here are four important strategies to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're going to reveal for them. Privilege means whatever you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know all things in advance - most especially information another side could discover 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 with the data they should enable them to win. 3. Arrive Early For All Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are punctually, each and every time. The truth is, because you may want to discuss eleventh hour details or perhaps be extra prepared for the situation you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with just about any crime, it's important to be able to prove to a legal court which you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward increasing your life. By way of example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Info On Estate Planning / Pre-Planning Funeral ?
Trying To Create A Checklist Of All I'D Need To Pre-Plan For Funeral Etc - Estate Planning Info ...
Recently Lost A Relative So Subject Is On My Mind - And Would Like To Be Sure That Our Lives Are Properly Organized So That If (When!) It'S Theend It Would Be Less Stressful For Family Members. Hopefully They Will Be Very Old Family Members By Then! ;-) In Addition To Info About Wishes For Funeral, Organ Donation, Etc., And Location Of Bank Account, Mortgage Etc - What Else Does One Need To Have In Order?
Don't just get a will, have a living trust prepared. Wills end up costing your loved ones thousands in lawyer fees, court costs, and taxes at the worst possible time in their lives.
You can buy living trust kits and d.i.y. or a hire an estate planner to do it for you.
Where Can I Find An Attorney?
Recently My Mom Was Robbed @ Her Work, To Tired To Go Into All The Details But Her Work Has Suspended Her For Asking For Days Off, They Have The Audacity Especially After She Was Robbed At Gun Point. Also They Did Not Want To Cover Her Hospital Bill. And Didn't Want To Release The Police Report For The Workman Comp Reasons. Now They've Threatened To Fire Her. And I Didn't Think It Would Come To This..But There Also Blaming Her For The Robbery As If She Could Have Prevented It! Anyways Where Do I Find An Attorney And What Do I Look For? Sorry Really Tired Just Got Off Work So Not Doing A Very Good Job At Clarifying The Question.
Call your county's bar association and ask for a referral. You want an employment or labor attorney.
Tell your mother to write down everything that happened, even if it seems basic or silly. People tend to forget a lot of details once they are deposed two years later. Tell her to keep up with the journal, noting any phone calls, medical appts, etc. Hold onto any correspondence, bills, etc. too.
Question About Law School?
I Recently Deferred Law School Until Next Year. I Was Wanting Some Advice From Those In The Legal Profession. Is Law School Still Worth It? I Am 30 And The Father Of 2. I Will Be Nearly 34 By The Time I Start Practicing. With The Debt And The Job Outlook, What Do You Think? If It Helps, I Have A Bs In Computer Science, So It Is An Option. Someone Told Me In Today'S Economy, One Might Start At 50,000. After Nearly 10000 In Yearly School Loan Payments And Thousands In Fees And Insurance, That Brings It Down To Mid To High 30'S. Honestly, That Scares Me. Also, Looking At Small Town General Practice After Going To A Local Tier 3 School.
Here is my public service announcement about law school, I usually advise people to run from the thought of going to law school. Here is some food for thought, law school is expensive, you are looking at 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K a year in tuition alone. It is not atypical for a law student to have $100,000 or more in debt upon graduation. A small town lawyer starting salary is more like 40K, not 50K. Many law firms starts people in the 30's. It is a lot of supply and demand issues with so many people graduating law school. Statistically law schools are producing twice as many lawyers as open jobs. I have placed ads for licensed attorneys on Craigslist for 35K a year and I get flooded with resumes from licensed attorneys. Many people cannot find a job. Some people even go work for free some place just to get experience because law school provides no practical experience, and there is nothing worse than an attorney resume with no job experience.
I went for an interview a few years back and I asked the interviewer how many resumes they received, and he said around 100. The other thing is law school suuucks, unless feverishly studying in a library for ten hours a day is your idea of a good time. A friend of mine said our weekly racquetball game was the highlight of his week. Who wants to live like that? If you want to go through something horrible, you should be compensated, otherwise just hit yourself in the head with a hammer repeatedly. Between the debt and the suckiness of the experience, it is a misery fest.
Now, I do have to balance out my negativity with some objectivity. If you get into Harvard, Yale or Stanford, law school is probably a decent gamble. If you are a machine, and I mean a study machine that requires no sunlight, you have endless endurance to study without getting bored, spending 60 hours in a corner of a library reading seems like fun, then you might enjoy law school. The other people I recommend this path to is people who have a dad or other relative waiting for you to join their successful law practice with a plum job. Other than that you have better odds in Vegas playing blackjack with your student loan money.
A word of advice, if you are going to law school find the cheapest law school to go to. No one cares where you went to law school unless you are in the tip top. I went to a Tier 1, top 20, and it does not mean jack. Law school is just a toll booth to get your law license unless you go to the super prestige schools, top 5, maybe. Law schools all teach the same thing whether you go to a school ranked 150 or one ranked 15. The only difference is the professor at a top 15 may have clerked for a Supreme Court Justice, Woo-Hoo, it won't help you. I routinely compete against solos from unaccredited law schools that are just winging it. Most clients are stupid they wouldn't know the difference between Columbia Law School or some craap hole, we take anyone place, like Appalachian School of Law.
Lastly, I will leave you with a link to the story of the attorney barred in two states working at Radio Shack for $7.65 an hour. I think he is delusional, he still is proud of his law school accomplishment. How many time does $7.65 an hour go into $200,000 worth of law school debt(Not even including interest or taxes)?
Come join this noble profession.
The US needs more doctors, engineers, and nurses, not attorneys.
I Have A Question Regarding A Lawyer'S Fees For A Long On-Going Workers Comp Lawsuit.?
When A Lawsuit Is Dragging On And On - Over 7 Years, And The Administrative Judge Handling It Has Already Decided The Injured Worker Will Get His Workers Comp - Even Made The Insurance Company Pay Up A Little A Few Years In (A Small One-Time Chunk He Called A &Quot;Good Faith Installment&Quot;, Does The Lawyer Representing The Injured Party Get Financial Help From Some Place To Help Pay Fees While Waiting For The Settlement To Finally Occur? Just Wondering Because My Lawyer Doesn'T Seem In Any Hurry To Settle And Doesn'T Seem To Speak Up Or Push The Insurance Company Into Settling. I'M Wondering Why He Isn'T Anxious To Settle And Get His Money, Too. Everytime A Settlement Date Is Set, The Opposing Attorneys Want A New Doctor'S Examination And Than My Doc Wants One And This Just Drags On And On For Years..
You may want to consult another lawyer. It is the insurance company that is dragging their feet. They will do that hoping you will just drop it. And workers comp is the worst. We had a case several years ago and the lawyer said no pay till we settle, but then 2 years later he told us he would start taking money out of our check from worker comp. they quit paying us a weekly benefit and the case settled shortly after. Yours has gone way to long and you are going to have to start putting a lot of pressure on your lawyer to settle or fire him and get a new lawyer then he should not get anything. Please consult another attorney or talk to Better Business Bureau. Don't just sit back and take this any longer.
Does A Business Need A Lawyer In Small Claims Court?
I'M Wondering If It'S Required That All Business Have A Lawyer In Small Claims Court.
I Was Told This, But I Just Want To Make Sure. The Entire Reason I Plan On Filing A Suit In Small Claims Is Because Of This - It Is (Of Course) A Long Story As To What I'M Suing For, But Basically - I'M Suing A Medical Office Over A Bill, And The Only Reason I'M Doing It Is Because I Know It Will Be Much Cheaper For Them To Just Refund My Damn Money Than Pay Their Lawyers.
I'M In Florida (Duval County), But I Was Told This Was The Case Nationwide (Which Is Why I'M Slightly Skeptical, I Thought The Small Claims Courts, Like All Courts, Have A Good Number Of Variations In Their Procedures & Requirements).
Call the local Court Clerk and ask.
Can you file as individual (assuming you are the patient who owes the medical office) to side step any laws pertaining to business owners?
Edit @garrytoo - lawyers are permitted just not required in small claims court. I was sued by a landlord for "damages" to my apartment after I moved. Since I left the apartment in better shape then when I moved in I was stunned so a lawyer-friend for advise. She suggested I file a small claim suit after my landlord for failing to return my deposit. That served to require the landlord to face me in court without me accruing legal expenses. Luckily, I had before and after photos of the apartment because the apartment had horrible stained carpet and a friend whose husband owned a small business selling carpet remnants. He sold me a cheap carpet remnant that was just taking up space at his shop and friends helped him install it in the apartment before I moved in. The landlord owned dozens of building so there wasn't around. I took the photos because I was actually worried about "improving' the apartment.
The landlord tried to get me to drop the case by getting it continued over and over but it started to become a matter of principle. I wondered how many other people didn't get their deposit back and since I worked near the court house and had a flexible schedule, I just showed up every time.
When the case was finally heard, the landlord wasn't there, he was represented by an attorney and not a very compete one! He arrived not even knowing what the case was about so the judge asked me to start. I was super nervous but I followed the advice given to me at the information booth - be simple and direct. I stated the facts of the case and that I had before and after photos of the apartment. The judge took one look at the photos and told the lawyer he would set a court date unless I had received a refund of my deposit within 14 days! A small victory for the little guy.
Personal Injury Question?
I Was Involved In A Personal Injury Due To A Beauty Salon. My Hair Ended Up Coming Out At The Crown And Now The Beauty Shop Is Claiming Damages Through The Insurance Company. The Company Has Offered To Pay All Medical Bills And Liability(Settlement For Damages). But First What Should I Ask For. My Scalp Has Scar Tissue And Hair Regrowth In Some Areas Seems Dim According To What The Doctors Have Told Me. What Is A Reasonable Amount To Ask For Pain And Suffering? I Have To Live With The Fact That My Hair May Never Grow Back And I Am Still At The Tender Age Of 28 Years Old.
Get a lawyer and don't sign anything until then (don't even cash the check). If the damage is permanent, you may be entitled to much more than medical bills, but if you cash the check, you'll be stuck with whatever they give you.
As for reasonable amount, depends on where you live. Texas juries are crazy, so you might get like $100,000. Other places, maybe $10,000 to $50,000.
Again, get a lawyer and don't sign anything until you do.