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What Area Of Law Should I Go Into?
I'M Working On My Associates In Paralegal Studies(An Accredited School), And I'M Wondering Which Area Of Law I Should Go Into. I'M Thinking About Litigation But I Haven'T Taken Any Other Areas Of Law, So I'M Not Sure Yet.
Any Info From A Paralegal Working In That Field Will Be Great. And Bonus If You Can Give Me Info On Other Areas Of The Law.
Please Actual Answers And Please Answer Based On Your Experience In That Field.
Just Want Some Info On The Different Areas Of Law And What A Paralegal Actually Does.
I'm a commercial construction litigation paralegal in Texas. I handle basic civil litigation, mass multi-party construction litigation, basic collection suits, and administrative claims.
No matter what area of law you enter, you will typically be responsible for knowing your state's civil procedure, filing procedures, filing deadlines, and other administrative tasks. Each paralegal's tasks vary. Some attorneys refuse to let you help and some expect you to draft, edit and do everything except sign the pleading. What you will do will really depend on where you work. Each attorney has different ideas of what a paralegal is and what they do.
I love being a litigation paralegal, but what I do is really unique. Very few of us do construction law. It is a whole different beast. The only other thing I can say is do what you like and be honest with yourself. Choose an area of law that interests you, because it can get boring.
Insurance With A Dwi?
I Recently Got A Dwi, Before Anyone Jumps Down My Throat I Know How Wrong It Is. It Is Truly The Biggest Mistake I Have Ever Made And One That Will Follow Me Forever Probably. That Being Said I Know My Insurance Will Increase For Three Years Following A Dwi. If My Driving Record Is Clean For Those Three Years Will My Insurance Lower At All Or No?
Your insurance will go down after 3 years (well the renewal AFTER your DWI becomes 39 months old). I believe Progressive now writes auto insurance in NJ & with a DWI the only choices you really have are the assigned risk or Progressive. They tend to have lower surcharges for tickets (especially the more serious ones) than other companies. So, it is worth getting a quote with them. They work with Independent agents (also directly online & on the phone) so look in the phone book & find someone close that represents them. They do have pretty high standards for their agents (I know of an agent that they cancelled - the agent is no longer in business).
Sorry, NJ does not expunge your record. I see that they have increased the suspension - used to be 6 months suspension & $1,000 per year for 3 yrs fines to the State to keep your license once you get it back.
Some insurance companies look back 5 years for serious offenses, but can't surcharge for more than 3.
You don't have to worry about an SR22 in NJ, there is no such thing there.
I Have A Legal Question...?
If A Report Is Substantiated For Child Abuse And Neglect How Long Does That Stay On The Persons Record? I Am A Mother Trying To Find Childcare And This Lady Has A Substantiated Charge Or Whatever On Her Background Check. Does Something Like That Go Away After A Period Of Time? I Am Of Course Not Taking My Child There But I Am Worried If Other People Were Convicted And It Just Went Away? I Live In Missouri. Does The Record Follow You Everywhere You Go?
These laws differ in all states. Below I have put the laws of your state. There is never ever any assurance a record will not fall through the cracks of the system. Unless you are referred to the person OR you know and trust the person I wouldn't ever place my child in anyone's care. My wife died several years ago and I ate dirt with my son until he was old enough where he could say "Daddy. So and so did (whatever) to me." You have no idea how badly these systems work. I trust city workers as far as I can throw them to do any kind of work.
Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse Reports
To better understand this issue and to view it across States, see the Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse Reports: Summary of State Laws (PDF - 310 KB) publication.
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 210.145
The Division of Family Services shall establish and maintain an information system operating at all times, capable of receiving and maintaining reports.
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 210.145
The information system shall have the ability to receive reports over a single, statewide toll-free number.
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 210.145
The information system shall contain:
The results of all investigations, family assessments, and services
Identifying information on the subjects of the report and those responsible for the care of the child
Other relevant dispositional information
Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 210.145; 210.152
The information system shall be updated within 30 days of the oral report, at regular intervals during the investigation, and at the completion of an investigation. For investigation reports in the central registry, identifying information shall be retained by the division.
For investigation reports made by a mandated reporter where insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect is found, identifying information shall be retained for 5 years from the conclusion of the investigation. For all other investigation reports where there is insufficient evidence, identifying information shall be retained for 2 years.
For reports where a family assessment and services approach was used, identifying information shall be retained by the division. For reports in which the division was unable to locate the child, identifying information shall be retained for 10 years from the date of the report.
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Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records
To better understand this issue and to view it across States, see the Review and Expunction of Central Registries and Reporting Records: Summary of State Laws (PDF - 502 KB) publication.
Right of the Reported Person to Review and Challenge Records
Ann. Stat. § 210.152
Within 90 days after receipt of a report of abuse or neglect that is investigated, the alleged perpetrator named in the report and the parents of the child named in the report, if the alleged perpetrator is not a parent, shall be notified in writing of any determination made by the division based on the investigation. The notice shall advise either:
That the Division of Family Services has determined by a probable cause finding (prior to August 28, 2004) or by a preponderance of evidence (after August 28, 2004) that abuse or neglect exists and that the division shall retain all identifying information regarding the abuse or neglect; that such information shall remain confidential and will not be released except to law enforcement agencies or prosecuting or circuit attorneys or as provided in § 210.150; that the alleged perpetrator has 60 days from the date of receipt of the notice to seek reversal of the division's determination through a review by the child abuse and neglect review board
That the division has not made a probable cause finding or determined by a preponderance of the evidence that abuse or neglect exists
Any person named in an investigation as a perpetrator who is aggrieved by a determination of abuse or neglect by the division may seek an administrative review by the child abuse and neglect review board. Such a request for review shall be made within 60 days of notification of the division's decision. In those cases where criminal charges arising out of facts of the investigation are pending, the request for review shall be made within 60 days from the court's final disposition or dismissal of the charges.
In any action for administrative review, the child abuse and neglect review board shall sustain the division's determination if such determination was supported by evidence of probable cause prior to August 28, 2004, or is supported by a preponderance of evidence after August 28, 2004, and is not against the weight of such evidence. The child abuse and neglect review board hearing shall be closed to all persons except the parties, their attorneys, and those persons providing testimony on behalf of the parties.
If the alleged perpetrator is aggrieved by the decision of the child abuse and neglect review board, the alleged perpetrator may seek de novo judicial review in the circuit court. The request for a judicial review shall be made within 60 days of notification of the decision of the child abuse and neglect review board. In reviewing such decisions, the circuit court shall provide the alleged perpetrator the opportunity to appear and present testimony. The alleged perpetrator may subpoena any witnesses except the alleged victim or the reporter.
In such action for administrative review, the child abuse and neglect review board shall notify the child or the parent, guardian, or legal representative of the child that a review has been requested.
When Records Must Be Expunged
Ann. Stat. § 210.152
For investigation reports where there is insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect, and the Division of Family Services determines that the allegation was made maliciously, for purposes of harassment, or in retaliation for the filing of a report, identifying information shall be expunged within 45 days from the conclusion of the investigation.
For investigation reports initiated by a mandated reporter, where insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect is found by the division, identifying information shall be retained for 5 years from the conclusion of the investigation.
For all other reports where there is insufficient evidence, identifying information shall be retained for 2 years. At the end of such time, the identifying information shall be removed from the records of the division and destroyed.
For reports in which the division is unable to locate the child alleged to have been abused or neglected, identifying information shall be retained for 10 years from the date of the report and then shall be removed from the records of the division.
What Exactly Is A Criminal Lawyer?
Like, What Situations Do They Handle? And Could You Give Me An Example Of A Situation That I Would Go Through If I Was A Criminal Lawyer?
Two uses of the phrase. The obvious "lawyer who IS a criminal" is the least common, but the most well known. You don't want to be that.
The more common is actually "criminal defense lawyer", meaning someone who does criminal defense work. In any prosecution in the US, and most other countries with a criminal justice system, there are two lawyers -- the prosecutor, who tries to prove the defendant is guilty, and the defense attorney who represents the defendant.
The goal of a criminal defense attorney, like all attorneys, is to get the best possible outcome for their client. This could include plea bargaining for better sentences or better facilities, getting medical or psychiatric treatment instead of or in addition to prison, or getting the client acquitted on the charges if possible.
What Are My Alternatives When An Attorney'S Firm Won'T Pay Me?
I Did Language Interpreting During A Deposition Here In California For An Attorney That Flew Here From A Sizeable Firm In Chicago. For Five Months, They Have Been Ignoring My Invoices, Email And Phone Calls.
compile your emails or letters where the attorney asked for your services, and your response accepting the assignment, along with your invoice and send it to the lawyer and cc: the firm's most senior partner and the state's bar association. send certified mail return receipt requested. tell them that if you don't get paid, you will put the firm and the lawyer's name out there. no lawyer wants to be associated with that kind of b.s.
Attn: Ins. Adjusters/Lawyers...... Was Assaulted/Injured. Do I Sue The Property Insurance Or What?
This Person Assaulted Me On Their Property (Owned By His Parents But Where He Resides) I Know I Should Sue Him Personally But Should I Also Sue The Parents Homeowner'S Policy?
I Have A Egg Sized Knot On My Head And Suffered Symptoms Of A Concussion (Dizzy, Vomitting Etc) But Did Not Go To The Hospital. I Don'T Have Medical Insurance.
Anyone Ever Dealt With Similar Circumstances In Relation To This?
In Alabama Any Idea What I Should Sue For...
I would make a police report and have the guy arrested on criminal assault and battery. Once he is convicted, I would use that conviction and sue in civil court for damages.
Any action you take suing him should be through a personal injury attorney. They seem to get quick results in dealing with insurance companies. Remember, he is going to be handling the case on a contingent fee basis, and he is out to get as much as he can.