4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want an attorney for any reason, you need to work closely using them in order to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they can be, they're gonna need your help. Here are four important methods to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're going to reveal directly to them. Privilege means what you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most especially information other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of most information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they need to assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are punctually, every time. The truth is, because you may want to discuss eleventh hour details or be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any kind of crime, it's important so that you can prove to the court which you both regret the actions and are making strides toward enhancing your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your likelihood 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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If Executor Fees Range From 2 To 4% Of The Value Of The Assets, What Should You Plan On Paying?
You Have An Appointment With A Lawyer To Begin Estate Planning.Your Current Balance Sheet Shows A Net Worth Of 2.7 Million.
That's going to be a high-end, high volume job and not going to be cheap. With fees and filings, I'd bet it hits 100K.
Need Some Legal Information Regarding 22 Rifles?
Well I Plan On Getting A Cheap Ruger 22 From My Local Gun Store, Obviously I Have To Fill Out The Form They Give Me And Have Them Call In For A Background Check, But I Also Plan On Changing Alot Of The Accessories.. I Want To Change The Stock To An M4 Style Stock, Or Whatever Looks Cooler To Me, Get A Few 20-50 Round Banana Clips, Depending On What I Can Find, Add A Front Verticle Grip, Maybe A Bipod, And Of Course Top It Off With Either A Scope Or Some Sort Of Red/Green Dot Sight.
My Question Is Really, To Modify A Gun Or Do Anything That I Would Like To Do, Do I Have To Fill Out Any More Forms Or Anything At All To Make It Completely Legal. Is There Anything Like The Process Of Getting A Silencer, Where There Is A Waiting Period And A 200$ Tax Stamp Or Something Of That Sort.
I Live In New York (Not In Nyc, Or Any Other City For That Matter)
The 10/22 rifle is just fine in NY State, but there is an assault weapons ban that you need to know about. If a semi-auto rifle has at least two of the following; folding/telescoping stock, pistol grip, bayonet mount or a flash suppressor /threaded barrel, then it is an assault weapon. You also can not have any magazine that is more than 10 rounds. The bipod and scope are no problem.
You do not need to fill out any additional forms, just do not change the configuration to that of an assault rifle.
While there are no federal laws that prohibit civilian silencer ownership, only 37 states allow unlicensed civilians to own them, and NY is not one of them. Those that live in one of the states where silencers are legal only have to fill out the ATF form 4, form 5330.20 and send them in along with photos finger prints and a check for $200. The ATF form 1 is used by unlicensed civilians to make silencers. No license or permit is required unless a person wants to import, deal or manufacture as a business.
If guns are important to you, then you need to move to a less oppressive state. Check out http://www.subguns.com and http://www.silencertests.com for more info. Good luck.
Is There Contempt Of Court Attorneys Out There. Also Can You Appeal A Contempt Of Court Decision.?
A Family Member Got 2 Contempt Of Court Charges, I Thought They Were Only 30 Days? He Got 60 Days For Each Count. He Got Sentenced 120 Days, Which Is 4Moths In Jail. How Can You Appeal This Unfair Decision? He Got Contempt 1 And 2.
Appealing a contempt of court? That's pretty darn hard, because the only way you get that is to ignore what a judge has told you to do.
He can hire an attorney, but the very best way to get out from under a contempt charge is to apologize to the judge and convince him that it was all a mistake.
Which School Is Better To Go To Become A Civil Lawyer? Florida States University Or University Of Central Flor?
I Recently Went To The Ucf Website & It Seems Like They Have The Perfect Majors For What Im Trying To Become, A Civil Lawyer. But Fsu I Can'T Find The Exact Major When I Go To Their Website. I Would Really Like To Hear From Someone Who Has Attend Either School. Especially A Lawyer Who Has Graduated From Either School. (& The Best Major That I Should Major In From Either School.) Thanks.
Before choosing law school I would advise talking to recent graduates from law school. Browse forums for law graduates like the one below. The current economic recession has been very harsh for law school graduates. Every job opening appears to have a ridiculously large number of applicants (including openings for civil law). The business models for law firms have been under criticism and only gotten worse in the recession. Lawyers who want to go into civil service are overwhelmed with extreme competition for jobs. There just aren't enough openings.
I know this because I looked into law school recently. I am an engineer who studied health care at FSU. I thought patent attorneys might be in high demand, but the recession has overwhelmed that field. So I switched directions to clinical trials outside of FSU. I do have a graduate degree from FSU. I gave up on law school. It seems too hard. By contrast, engineers who specialize in clinical trials are in high demand, especially if they studied healthcare like I did at FSU.
If you really want to go to law school, then you need to (1) maximize the chances of employment and (2) add a backup plan in case (1) doesn't work. Law schools are divided into tier 1, tier 2, tier 3, etc. A tier 1 graduate generally has a much better chance of employment than a tier 2 graduate. There are exceptions, but the pattern is obvious. Within tier 1, the top 14 law schools such as Cal-Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Yale, etc. get the best options. But even some of their graduates have struggled recently. Within Florida, UF is the highest ranked law school, so your chances would be best there. FSU comes in at a close 2nd, and their graduates tend to work in the "I-4 corridor." So UF and FSU would be highly advised, especially if you want to avoid debt.
Next, add a backup plan. If you graduate from law school and can't get a job immediately, then what is the alternative? A dual JD program like JD-MPH, JD-PharmD, JD-MD, JD-engineering, JD-Accounting, etc. would be something to look at. If I were a young undergraduate with a lot of energy, I would get a dual JD and master's in a high-demand field. The master's could be in medical billing, medical informatics, physician's assistant, nursing, etc. The dual degrees can help maximize chances of law employment and allow a backup plan if legal jobs cannot be found. Or, it can give you a "place to work until a legal job opens up." A dual degree plan is like the spread option in football used by some college coaches. Multiple options give you more chances to succeed. It's like mixed martial arts in the UFC. A person who only knows karate is vulnerable in UFC. But if a person knows both karate and judo (2 black belts) then success is much more likely. The horrible recession requires professional workers to be multi-dimensional to survive without fear of layoffs or unemployment. The working world is cruel, but you can fight back.
Many forums advise not attending a law school outside the "T14." But with a dual option you could survive if the backup plan is realistic. For example, if a law graduate can't get a job as an attorney but earned a dual master's of nursing, medical informatics, or physician's assistant or medical accounting, then the backup will work. At some point in the future when the job market improves, the legal jobs can return. Backup plans allow you to survive in a recession and thrive when the market returns because you can be a multi-dimensional lawyer with dual degrees and dual work experience. Law firms would prefer that in my opinion when the legal job market returns.
My favorite movie about law firms is the "Devil's Advocate." Keanu Reeves plays a UF law school graduate who somehow manages to earn a job at a top law firm in New York that normally just hires from the top 14 law schools. It's mostly a fictional horror film about "God" versus "The Devil." But some of the scenes with the wealthy, hypercompetitive lawyers seem realistic. Al Pacino plays the head of the law firm.
Any Us Labor Lawyers Out There?
I Have An Interesting Question Concerning Overtime Pay In The State Of Virginia. My Wife Is A Nurse (Hourly Pay) Who Is Given An &Quot;On-Call&Quot; Cell Phone For 1-2 Weeks At A Time. She Is Constantly On The Thing When She Has It Dealing With Issues At Work And Talking To Doctors. She Is Also Required To Stay In Town On These Days In Case She Has To Go In For Some Reason.
I Am A Manager Myself And I Believe That She Is Due Compensation For The Time She Spends On The Phone With Work. I Cannot Find Supporting Regulations For This Though (Probably Do Not Know Where To Look) And Wonder If Any Of You Know Where To Find The Info.
Labor laws can be quite complex, however most of your questions can be answered here:
and thanks for voting for Webb.
Should I Contact A Lawyer Or The Hospital First If I Suspect A Family Member Experienced Medical Malpractice?
My Mother Was Seen In The Er After Slicing Off The Tip Of Her Index Finger. The Physician Was Very Rude And Short With Her When The Lidocaine Block That He Administered Didn'T Completely Work And She Still Complained Of Pain While He Was Working With Her Finger. He Called A Hand Surgeon For A Consult And After The Consult Decided To Try To Stitch Across It To Stop The Bleeding. It Was Very Painful For My Mother And Needless To Say It Did Not Work, Also During The Procedure He Was Mumbling Commands To Her And Then Getting Frustrated As If She Wasn'T Cooperating. Then He Decides To Try To Cauterize The Bleeds And While Doing So Makes It A Point To Show The Nurses That She Is Not Always Responding To The Cautery Tool And States That She Isn'T In Pain, It Is Anxiety But Never Gives Her Anything For Anxiety Either, Also While I Am Watching This All Take Place And Whispering As If I Was Not Standing There. Ends Up Putting A Tourniquet On Her Finger After Cauterizing It And Leaves It There For 45 Minutes. Comes Back And States That The Wound Is Superficial In Areas And That He Does Not Think It Requires Any Skin Graft But We Can Follow Up With The Hand Surgeon If We Want Then Dresses It With A Gel Bandaid And Gauze. The Nursing Staff Was Horrified, You Could See It On Their Face And One Nurse Even Apologized. Needless To Say We Went To The Hand Surgeon For A Second Opinion. When He Looked At The Wound He Was Shocked Because It Was Much Worse Than The Er Physician Described The Night Before. He Said He Told The Er Physician That If The Wound Bed Was Less Than One Centimeter It Would Not Required A Graft And He Could Try Stitching To Stop The Bleeding. The Er Physician Had Told Him It Was Less Than A Centimeter. When He Measured It Was 1.6 By 1.3. And Decided On A Skin Graft Scheduled That Same Day. I'M Not Sure Where To Go With This. I Am Disgusted. I Am An Rn And Am So Angry That I Let My Mom Suffer Through Something That I Thought Was Necessary But Really Wasn'T.
I am not a lawyer, but this is something I know an awful lot about.
You don't ever contact the hospital first, you always contact a lawyer first. Don't call a lawyer off the TV. Don't call a lawyer in a small town. Only talk to someone who is a bona fide med/mal atty, not someone who *also* does med mal. It matters to whom you speak.
I tell you to call a lawyer because you have a Constitutional right to seek redress under the law. However, there are some things you should know before you do because it may well change your mind. You will not feel better, and you will certainly become more angry. This is the nature of medical malpractie and tort reform.
In order to sue a doc for malpractice, you must first prove that the doc's care fell below the standard of care, and that that falling below the standard of care caused a permanent injury. Now you've got number one handled, but do you have number two? Permanent doesn't mean missing your fingertip. Permanent means unable to walk, talk, work, drive, live life as you always have before. Permanent means injured so completely as to affect other people's lives because you need help just to live every day. The average person on the street doesn't know this. They just call you greedy for suing those poor docs. They don't know that there's no such thing as an "I'm p*ssed" lawsuit; that judges can't award principle of the thing, they can only award what you have actually financially lost. As an example, when someone dies due to a medical mistake, most of those folks are classified as "non-economic damages." Because they don't need a lifetime care -- cuz they're dead -- their families don't get to sue.
I'm not being snarky. I know what it is to know the doctor failed, other doctor failed, nurses failed, the lot of them together blame you, they also call you greedy, and there's nothing you can do.
If your mom does not have *that* kind of an injury, you may well be entitled to the cap for non-economic damages, typically capped at $250k to $300k. The problem is it costs that much just to get to court in the first place, and you best believe the doc's insurance company will make your lawyer spend every bit of $250k to keep from having to pay you $250k. And it's the lawyer's $250k you're spending to get to court, not your own.
When a lawyer takes your case, you are essentially taking out an interest free loan. And the risk is all his because if you don't win, he doesn't recoup that money that he paid out. And that $250k does not include his fees. He doesn't get paid his fees, his hours worked, unless he wins. That $250k is just the court costs. That is medical experts, because you know as well as I do, docs will not speak against another doc. That is also economists who must be hired to count the cost of your injury. They will literally count how many pairs of ortho socks you will need over your lifetime, and you will not receive a penny more. That is court reporters, depositions, production, arbitrators, the whole nine yards.
I'm sorry your mom was hurt, and I'm sorry the doctor was such a pinhead. Why these guys don't get someone who knows what they're doing is beyond me. Are they that arrogant? Or do they really not know that they just don't know what they're doing? I find that to be a very valid question
Do contact a lawyer. It has happened before that a skilled lawyer rights a very artful letter and causes said doc to just pay the cost to fix the problem. No lawsuit, no millions of dollars, no years of drama and court costs, just, here's what it will cost to fix it, and I'll pay for that. It's worth a shot. Don't think evil of an attorney who wants to get paid for his work. We all want to get paid, and it's only lawyers who get demonzied for getting paid. Go figure.