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How Do I Find A Pro-Bono Lawyer (Not Legal Aid) To Help With A Custody Battle?
I Am Going Through A Tough Custody Battle Where Domestic Violence Is Involved, And I Cannot Find Help Anywhere. Is There A Place Besides Legal Aid That You Can Find A Lawyer That Will Do Pro-Bono Work? I Can Explain Further If Needed For Finding A Lawyer Purpose. (I Am In Michigan)
Normally legal aid is the agency that will handle pro-bono type cases. It differs from state to state though. Other than a legal aid office, probably the best source for possible pro-bono would your state's bar association. Most state's bar association has a pro-bono division (or have the phone to give you) where private lawyers have volunteered to do some pro-bono work. You will have to qualify and such but if you do qualify, they will normally assign your case to a private attorney (rather than legal aid) who will do the work without charge to you. You would still be responsible for the costs though.
Please note though that a "tough custody battle" is not something most attorneys want to get involved in when they are not being paid to do it. You may not qualify for pro-bono or your type of case may not be one that pro-bono is done. If you are accepted, once an attorney sees that it is very involved and will cost him/her a lot of time, they may decline to handle the case. Legal aid, or hiring a private attorney, may be your only options.
Can I Be Successful In The Field Of Law As A Minority, Female Attorney?
I Know This Seems Like A Bit Of A Stupid Question. I'Ve Decided That I Want To Go To Law School, But I'M Not Sure Of Which Area Of Law Yet. But Today I Was Talking To One Of My Close Friends, And He Was Telling Me &Quot;You Know, People Are Going To Be Really Reluctant To Hire You. Most People Want A Jewish Male Attorney, And You Being An African American Female, It'S Gonna Be Extra Tough For You.&Quot; Granted, His Father Is A Jewish Male Attorney, So He Could Be A Bit Biased, But Other People Have Told Me The Same Thing. Obviously, Choosing An Attorney Shouldn'T Be Based On Race, But On Skill, But How Will I Have A Chance To Prove Myself If This Really Is True? So I Guess My Question Is, Is This Really True? And If So, How Can I Try To Overcome This To Prove Myself As A Great Attorney?
Also, Please No Rude Or Racist Comments. I Need Serious Answers. Thank You!
I am a white, Roman Catholic female, who was over 40 when I graduated law school.
This issue of being Jewish is just nonsense anymore. Maybe at some time in the 1950s a person's religion was important but not now. Granted there are some law firms who hire by religion, but they are very few and are staffed by the old guys or at those the old thinking guys. Heck, in Chicago we have an active Christian bar association that holds an annual Red Mass at the Cathedral -- it is sold out months before the event.
This is the same bs that the old attorneys, and I mean those who went to law school 1940-1970 preach. They will tell you that you must belong to some organization like Kiwanis (sp), or Chamber or Commerce, or other male oriented old-boy-network to get clients. Again bs. Even members of these organizations will pick the attorney who does the best job for the least amount of money over a fellow member.
Now the issue of being a female is another thing. There is lots and lots of gender discrimination in the field of law. When I went on interviews I would be asked how fast I typed, if I was planning to have kids, was I married -- you know all those allegedly illegal questions.
I worked for a firm with 2 other male attorneys and no support staff. I was put at the reception desk where I answered the phones, typed the one partners notes, and handled about 40 of my own cases. You should have seen the look on the clients faces when they were assigned to the receptionist. Once I learned all I could from this job I went on to open my own firm in competition to this one. They no longer exist.
So you will encounter sex discrimination. Because the profession of law is over 40% female there are lots of others fighting the same thing. There are also woman's bar associations that can help out.
As for race, it really is not an issue in law. At least the profession has come that far. A black lawyer appears to have the same opportunites. I believe that is thanks to the great work done by the black lawyers bar associations.
If you really want to become an attorney and have that calling, go for it. It is the best job you can ever have. Good luck.
How Do I Inc A New Business In Ca And What Else Do I Need To Do?
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Register your business name with appropriate government trade/business department - Consider if your business is going to operate as a sole enterprise, a partnership or limited liability.
Then you would also need to register with your IR for tax purposes. Consider getting an account for calculating tax though. It saves you time and enables you concentrate on what you know best, rather than messing around with the figures.
How To Get A Free Attorney?
I Live In Virginia And Out Of All The Numbers Given To Me None Are Able To Give Me Information On What To Do About My Case Or What To Do To Get A Lighter Sentance.. Who Do I Call?! Seriously I Need To Talk To Someone/ Try To Find A Free Attorney.. :( Help Please
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a free lawyer. Lawyer's highest priority is to extract money from their clients.
That said, under certain circumstances you may be eligible for a public defender. There is an application process, to see if you can pay for your own or utilize one that is paid for by the taxpayers. If you qualify, a public defender can review your case and possibly attend hearings with you. If you take it to trial - the public defender will handle your side of the trial.
Also, some large law firms have their money grubbing lawyers do a pro bono case once a year. You might actually luck out and get one that knows a thing or two about criminal law.
To All The Lawyers...?
I Need To Get A Dna Test Done On My Biological Father. I'M 23 And Live In California He Lives In Washington. I Need To Prove He Is My Father (He Left When I Was About 2 Years Old) Never Paid Child Support. (I Don'T Have Much Money To Pay For A Lawyer) My Birth Certificate Say Father Withheld. Also If You Know Of Any Lawyers Who'Ll Do This For Free Or Real Cheap.
I dont know how it works where you live...I live in Australia, but if I want legal advice...I can ring a legal firm and talk to a lawyer and it costs nothing. Sometimes if you read the adds in your local telephone directory it will say something like.."First Consultation Free". You do need legal advice and if you havent got much money then that is the best thing I can suggest. We have Legal Aid over here where lawyers represent low income earners and the Government pay for it. Maybe there is a scheme like that where you live. Its worth a couple of phonecalls to find out. I knew my father, but I can empathise with you about wanting your father to know who you are....It will give you a sense of belonging. I wish you luck.
What Intellectual Property Laws Could Apply To The Case Below?
Nicholas Invents, Develops, And Distributes A New Video Game. He Also Writes A &Quot;Cheat&Quot; Book That Is Available For Purchase By Each Person Who Buys One Of His Video Games. However, He Does Not Apply For Any Type Of Intellectual Property Protection. Morgan Corp Buys A Nicholas Video Game And &Quot;Cheat&Quot; Book, Analyzes It, And Produces A Clone Of Both Products.Nicholas Files Ssuit Against Morgan Corp., Alleging Violations Of Intellectual Property Laws.
Copyright is automatic, but must be registered (in the USA) prior to filing a lawsuit in federal court. The case will be dismissed unless Nicholas applies for and is granted a copyright certificate.
The software is copyrightable, the displays are copyrightable, the cheat book is copyrightable. Making a profit from copyrighted works without permission is a federal crime.
Other IP laws include "unfair competition" and there could be a claim that Morgan Corp has "stolen" the ideas for the game from Nicholas and misrepresented them as its own development.
Similarly, the Nicholas game probably has a distinctive "look and feel" that could be perceived as an indication of the source and quality of the game, thus becoming a de facto trademark (or trade dress) owned by Nicholas. Under the federal Lanham Act (and similar state laws), there would be a claim for trademark infringement, even without a trademark registration, if the game was "used in interstate commerce" with the distinctive look and feel attributable to Nicholas.