4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You If you want a lawyer for any excuse, you have to work closely with them in order to win your case. Regardless 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 - regardless of what information you're planning to reveal in their mind. Privilege means everything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - particularly information one other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of all information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they should assist them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, by being promptly, every time. Actually, because you may want to discuss last minute details or even be extra prepared for the way it is you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important so as to convince a legal court that you just both regret the actions and so are making strides toward improving your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your probability 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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Do You Think I Should Make A Personal Injury Claim?
I Was Working On Sunday And My Sister Took My 3Yr Old Daughter To An Indoor Play Centre For Her Cousins Party. Whilst There My Daughter Came Down The Slide And Banged Her Arm On The Side Of The Slide. With This She Got Upset And A Mother From The Party Who Is A Nurse Said Get Her Straight To The Hospital.So My Sister Took The Advice.I Met Them At The Hospital And My Lil Girl Has Broken Her Arm And They Think She Might Have Broken It Twice But Cannot Check With The Second Brake As There Was A Lot Of Fluid So Will Xray It Again Next Week. I Phoned The Play Centre To Complain And Find Out Why This Happened. The Woman Basically Said Because No One Reported The Accident That There'S Nothing She Can Say About It. There Was However A Sign Saying That Under 3'S Were Not Allowed. Do You Think I Have A Case As I Don'T Think This Slide Should Be Used For 3 Yrs Old
I would say no. You didn't report the accident. They didn't cause the accident it just happend. Filing a personal injury claim is why a lot of places don't have play areas anymore because everyone wants to file a claim for a broken arm. If I fell down the stairs in your home would you want me to file a claim against your homeowners because I can't walk or if I took something out of your oven and got burnt. That's what insurance & payment plans are for.
Is There A Future In Being A Business Lawyer?
I Was Wondering If 5-7 Years From Now, There Would Be A Very Good Job Money Wise, And Employment Wise For A Business Lawyer. Just Wondering If To Change My Choice And Stuff. Thanks
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated decisions.
There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing: it is in absolute CRISIS! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are STILL in a World-wide Recession. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in this vocational field.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons: We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet and legal books. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead - they aren't hiring legal staff. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software/law books in order to get legal work done without the expense of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc) For example: Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law. Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!!<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. I have watched as my family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. as they have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Even if you do finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce in TODAY's job market!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the BOGUS, INFLATED law school salary/job stats given out by >law schools< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then:
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Do You Think My Friend Should Hire An Immigration Lawyer For Legal Advice?
My Female Friend Wants To Hire An Expensive Immigration Lawyer For Legal Advice With Regards To Her Status. She Needs Opinions From Everyone If She Should Go For This Good And Reputable Lawyer Or Go To Somebody Who Isnt That Expensive And Not As Known? Is There Any Difference With The Advice They Will Give? Is It Worth It To Go To An Expensive One? What Should She Do?
The law is the law. Fancy brand name lawyers will say the same as legal aid lawyers. Laws on the books do not change with wealth.
If someone has the financial resources to hire an expensive attorney, she must have done something so heinous that money cannot buy her way out.
Can I Legally Do Something About My Soon-To-Be-Ex-Husband If He'S Stalking Me Even Though We'Re Legally Marrie?
I'M Trying To Get A Consultation Now And Get An Easy Divorce But He'S Saying That He'S Going To Try To Prove Infidelity And I Haven'T Cheated On Him, So I Don'T Know What He'Ll Get Out Of That. We Don'T Have Kids, Investments, Or Property Together. There'S Nothing To Split.
Problem Now Is That He'S Stalking Me Through A Family Locator Feature On My Phone.. I'Ve Been Trying To Separate My Phone From His But Sprint Needs Him Present To Do This And He Never Shows Up. Otherwise I'D Have To Go The Expensive Route & Pay $200 Cancellation Fee Among Other Fees To Get A New Phone Like Activation Fee And A New Contract.
He Also Said He Hired A Private Investigator, And I Consider That Stalking And Can'T Believe That Is Legal.
I Have No Idea What To Do At This Point :(
Contact the local state attorney's office and ask them to give you the number of a local Victims Advocate group. These advocates specialize in domestic violence. I am not saying you are a victim of that, but the recourse is the same, so they can help. You do not need a lawyer, it is free and the advocates can help. What you do is get a no-contact order issued by a judge that says he can not contact you in anyway, or harass you, etc. If he does, he goes to jail. Then you file for divorce. Having a no-contact order on the record will help your side, as the judge usually looks at this as giving validity to a wife's claims, whatever yours might me, ie. child custody, etc. Call the victim advocates and they will explain it all and walk you through it.
Social Security Law Question?
In 2011 I Got A Settlement For A Workman'S Comp Injury That Happened In 2010. This Was Delayed Because I Had An Mva In 2011. I Earned $22,800 And A Settlement For $13,000 That Year . I Was Approved Fro Ssdi Back To The Mva And Back Paid Until That Time For $13,000. In 2012 I Tried To Work Before I Was Ever Approved For Ssdi I Earned $6000, Got $8000 In Sick Pay ( I Paid For Through Work) I Was Approved For Ssdi Back To My Mva Because Of Some Serious Injuries That Prevent Me From Maybe Ever Working Again. I Am Worried I May Have To Pay It Back. The Car That Hit Me Had Almost No Insurance I Have Had Tremendous Medical Expenses And Had To Pay People To Care For Me. I Was Very Self Sufficient Before The Accident And The Injury. I Even Finished School Which Would Have Given Me An Income Of Almost 70K Annually. If I Could Work I Would Not Want Ssdi.
You asked about the law; I am answering your question. Just because you don't like my answer doesn't mean that my answer is incorrect. You are required by law to report the receipt of worker's comp but you should know that already - you were certainly advised of reporting responsibilities when you filed and again in the award letter you received from social security. Ignorance of your reporting instructions is not an acceptable excuse; it merely means that you failed to read the material and letters you have received from social security which clearly indicates what it is you are required to report.
Under federal law social security plus worker's comp cannot exceed 80% of your average monthly wages. When someone receives a worker's comp lump-sum settlement it is prorated by social security in determining what the reduction in your social security benefit amount will be.
You are also required to report work activity. The $8000 won't be held against you because only earnings from work activity count but if you worked and earned over $1040 a month it is an indication that your claim shouldn't have been approved in the first place unless you reported it and they determined that it constituted an unsuccessful work attempt.
You need to report the two events immediately to prevent increasing the amount of any overpayment - if there is an overpayment. Do it now cuz if you don't IRS will - and the overpayment, if there is one, will be even greater than it already is. Those earnings will show up on social security's earnings records for you and the IRS reports any income to social security when a form 1099 is filed or a W2 form.
There is no excuse for your failure to report changes you are required to report because you were provided with the information. If you are overpaid it is your fault and you will be required to repay the overpayment. Social Security will receive any future IRS refunds otherwise due you and if there is an outstanding overpayment when you someday become re-entitled to benefits (even if it's age 62 at retirement) they will collect it then.
When you are advised of the overpayment you will be given 60 days in which to file an appeal and/or a waiver request. Like it or not social security doesn't accept not knowing what you are required to report as an acceptable excuse and you will be found to have been at fault in having caused the overpayment to happen. When a person is at fault in having caused the overpayment the overpayment can't be waived.
Perhaps in the future you will take the time to read any correspondence you receive from social security in its entirety.
My Daughter Was Charged With 5Th Degree Larceny. Should I Hire A Lawyer For Juvenile Court?
My Daughter Is 15 Years Old And Was Charged With 6Th Degree Larceny. She Has A Court Date In Juvenile Court And I Am Not Sure If I Need To Hire A Lawyer. We Are Not Contesting The Charges And I Do Hope This Is A Good Life Lesson For Her.
You definately should see a lawyer.
The lawyer may recommend pleading " not guilty" so he can get less penalty for her.
He may be able to get a diversion ( no criminal record), or...........This is his business to help get juveniles alternative penalties.
Definately see a lawyer; the first visit is usually free.