4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You If you want a legal representative for any reason, you must work closely with them to be able to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they are, they're going to need your help. Here are four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're gonna reveal for them. Privilege means whatever you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - most importantly information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all the information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to help them to win. 3. Arrive Early For Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, by being promptly, each time. In fact, because you may need to discuss last second details or perhaps be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any kind of crime, it's important in order to convince the court that you simply both regret the actions and so are making strides toward enhancing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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How To Become A Family Attorney/Child Support Lawyer?
Im 16 And Wana Be A Family Attorney/Child Support Lawyer. I Would Major In Pre-Law As Undergraduate. I Would Like To Know The Pros And Cons Of This Type Of Lawyer, Law School, And How Hard It Is To Get The Job. Please Help Me.
You can major in pre-law, but you might also consider psychology as a major or as a minor. Being better to understand the dynamics of family relationships will help you advocate for your clients. This is certainly a type of law that is necessary (unfortunately in our society,) but it is not one that is particularly lucrative. Would suggest you aim for a state law school that is likely to be more affordable and then the concentration is family law.
Part of being a lawyer is learning how to investigate. You might call your city or state's family law court and ask for an interview with whomever hires new family law attorneys. You should ask questions such as:
--which schools do you prefer to recruit new hires?
--what are they looking for in interns and new hires?
--how often to you add lawyers to your staff? (This goes to show you what turnover is like.)
--what is the average amount of time lawyers stay on staff? (Public service is often a training ground.)
--where do lawyers leaving this office go? (Private practice, larger firms, other branches of law?)
Next up, would do the same procedure with a large law firm in town, call and ask for an interview with whomever hires interns and new associates in family law practice.
--do they prefer to hire straight from school? or do they prefer new associates have experience in the public sector? (see above)
--what law schools to they prefer to recruit?
and so on
If nothing else, you can network with a few working professionals. As you go through school, it is worth keeping in touch with these individuals a few times a year to ask relevant questions and advice. Offer to volunteer some time in their offices doing research or errands. When it comes time to be thinking about internships, you will have a gold mine of resources compared to your classmates.
It would also make sense to look up your state's bar association web site, they may have some sort of programming for incoming professionals. If nothing else, checking it regularly will help you keep up with local and regional law gossip, and comings and goings.
Does Anyone Know How I Can Find A Fraud Lawyer In The State Of Washington?
My Friend Got Scammed By Someone Acting As Loan Brokers. They Took An Up Front Fee But Never Gave The Loan
call the state attorney general or look online as they may just have an online form to complete (washington state allows for this) i get a good result when businesses and business people don't conduct themselves as they should. the AG will probably know if others have been defrauded by the same company/people. if there are multiple people who have been defrauded your state attorney general probably has the authority to go after whoever this was on the consumers behalf. if your friend has not done so contact the local police as they probably can be charged with fraud. depending on the dollar amount it may be a felony.
What Is International Law, And Would The Standards Set By The Geneva Convention Be Considered An Example Of International Law(S)?
International law generally describes the customs relating to the relationships between and among "sovereign" entities -- what we usually call countries; and their property and actions of their citizens abroad. The customs having the most force are "treaties," which are formal agreements between and among sovereigns. Treaties among large numbers of countries involving many related provisions are often called "conventions." All treaties are examples of international law -- though they are only binding on their signtories. There are also "agreements," between governments that are not "treaties." Agreements are not law in the United States -- though Congress may pass other laws or government regulatory agencies may enact regulations that require compliance with them. For an agreement itself to become law, it must be a treaty, ratified by the US Congress.
Contrary to the ruminations of people who hate President Bush to the point they cannot think straight, only countries can violate treaties, not individuals. Not even G.W. Bush. There is no evidencve that G.W. Bush has violated any international treaty or law.
Is A Fireplace An Adequate Source Of Heat For A Rental Property?
I Am Currently Renting A Two Bedroom One Bath House Which Has A Wood Burning Fire Place As Its Only Source Of Heat. I Wake Up Ever Morning To A Freezing Cold House And Have To Start A Fire To Have Some Heat. This Week Is Suppost To Get Down Into The 20'S. I Have A Four Year Old Who Can'T Sleep In Her Own Bed Because It'S Too Cold.. I'Ve Ask The Landlod To Install Some Kind Of Heat, Gas, Oil Or Electric But He Has Refused Stating That It Would Be My Responsibility To Add Heating To The Home. I Don'T Think It Is So Because This Would Be An Improvement To The House And I Don'T Have The Money For That. Is There Anything I Can Do To Make My Landlord Put In Proper Heat?
You need to contact your local legal aid office and get help. You do not have to live in an unheated house, and fireplaces are not very effective heat providers- most leak more air than heat produced.
Legal Consent Laws In Washington State?
I Am 17 And The Person I'M Interested In Dating Just Turned 23. The Only Thing That'S Stopping Me From Pursuing The Interest Is Legal Consent Laws. I Really Don'T Want To Get Him In Trouble. I'Ve Researched Washington'S Legal Consent Laws And Have Only Found That The Legal Consent Age Is 16. Sooo, Does That Mean We Should Be Safe?
You should be fine since you are 17 but the law is not written in your favor. The legal age of consent is 18, not 16.
The age of consent in Oregon is 18. Sexual offenses are defined under the Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 163. With regards to age only, the following offenses are defined.
18 - Consent for all laws.
Under 18 - Defined as Sexual Abuse 3 (Class A Misdemeanor)
Under 16 - Defined as Rape 3 / Sodomy 3 (Class C Felony) (ORS 163.245)
Under 14 - Defined as Rape 2 / Sodomy 2 (Class B Felony)
Under 12 - Defined as Rape 1 / Sodomy 1 (Class A Felony)
Additionally, Oregon has a 3 year rule defined under ORS 163.345. However, this does not apply to Rape 1, or Sodomy 1, effectively limiting the age to 12. However, a person can still be charged with Sexual Misconduct (Class C Misdemeanor) under ORS 163.445, if the victim was under 15 years old.
163.315 Incapacity to consent; effect of lack of resistance.
(1) A person is considered incapable of consenting to a sexual act if the person is:
(a) Under 18 years of age;
(b) Mentally defective;
(c) Mentally incapacitated; or
(d) Physically helpless.
(2) A lack of verbal or physical resistance does not, by itself, constitute consent but may be considered by the trier of fact along with all other relevant evidence.
163.435 Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
(1) A person 18 years of age or older commits the crime of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor if:
(a) Being a male, he engages in sexual intercourse with a female under 18 years of age; or
(b) Being a female, she engages in sexual intercourse with a male under 18 years of age; or
(c) The person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person under 18 years of age or causes that person to engage in deviate sexual intercourse.
(2) Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor is a Class A misdemeanor.
163.445 Sexual misconduct.
(1) A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct if the person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with an unmarried person under 18 years of age.
(2) Sexual misconduct is a Class C misdemeanor.
163.345 Age as a defense in certain cases.
(1) In any prosecution under ORS 163.355, 163.365, 163.385, 163.395, 163.415, 163.425, 163.427 or 163.435 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(2) In any prosecution under ORS 163.408, when the object used to commit the unlawful sexual penetration was the hand or any part thereof of the actor and in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(3) In any prosecution under ORS 163.445 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense if the victim was at least 15 years of age at the time of the alleged offense.
There is an affirmative defense but that only works if he is minimum 3 years older than you. It is a risk having sex with him at this age but it is highly doubtful anyone would report him or you.
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Who Wd B The Best Person 2 Ask 4 An Attorney Recommendation?
A Docor? A Cop? Who? I Need 2 Talk 2 A Lawyer About Sumthin But I Dont Just Wanna Pick A Random 1 Out Of The Fone Book. No Wat I Mean?
Lawyers know other lawyers. They know who is good and who is not. I agree that calling from a phone book is not necessarily a good starting place.
I am a lawyer myself and I know how hard it is for people to find good lawyers.
Here is what I would do if I were you. Look in one of the attorney directories (martindale-hubbell or superlawyers, etc.). However, call a lawyer who does something different than what you need. For example, if you need a criminal defense lawyer, call a family lawyer or a tax lawyer and ask for a few names of good criminal defense lawyers. If you need a divorce attorney, call a criminal lawyer or a tax lawyer. By calling someone who does NOT do what you need, you will guarantee that he or she will not try to take your case, but will be willing to give you a few names of attorneys he or she knows who are good.
Also, lawyers LOVE to refer things to other lawyers. This is because they hope that they other lawyers will refer people back to them. After all, lawyers make money from clients and the more they get, the more they make.
Good luck. If you have a specific need for a lawyer and want some more detailed thoughts, let me know.