4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want a legal professional at all, you must work closely using them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they may be, they're going to need your help. Listed here are four important methods to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're planning to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - especially information the other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of most information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they must assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are punctually, each and every time. The truth is, because you may want to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any type of crime, it's important so as to prove to a legal court that you simply both regret the actions and 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 linked to the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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How Can I Find A Decent Family Lawyer If I Am Unable To Pay Alot And Legal Aid Cannot Help Me With My Problem?
My Brother'S Wife Left Him And Took His Kids And Then Abandoned Them So Social Services Steped In And Took The Kids But They Are Making My Brother Out To Be The Bad Guy And His Court Appointed Lawyer Dose Not Want To Stand Up For Him. The Court Is Taking All His Money That He Makes So He Is Forced To Live At Home With My Mother And Only Gets Around $80 To Live Off Of A Week. The Court Wants Him To Move Out Before The Deadline Which Is In 3 Months But He Can'T Even Afford To Save Any Money. He Cannot Afford To Hire A Decent Lawyer But Legal Aid Is Not Helping Him Eaither. He Is Affraid Of Losing His Kids And Dose Not Know What To Do. His Wife Is Unfit And They Are Seperated But He Can'T Even Afford A Devorce. How Can He Find A Decent Lawyer When He Can'T Afford To Pay?
a friend of a friend of a friend... etc...
uses prepaid legal. look into it. its a monthly (or yearly fee) for all the help you'd need. and if you need more than the amount of hours you can pay for the extra. it's still cheaper than using a regular lawyer.
In Making An Appointment W/ A Divorce Attorney, Does One Have To Give Full Name?
Friend Just Called. After 15 Years, She Is Thinking Of Seeking A Divorce. However, She Wants To Know Where She Stands As Far As Her Rights Before She Files, If She Even Files. She Fears That If She Gives Her Full Name, Address, Etc. They Will Mess Up And Send Something To The House Or Someone There Will Know Her Husband, Etc. And She Is Fearful Of What He Would Do. How Much Info Do Attorneys Have To Have To Meet W/ You And Discuss A Possible Case, Fees, Etc? And Will Most Do Free Consultations Or Do They Charge? Thanks In Advance. She Is Counting On Me To Help Her And We Have Been Life-Long Friends.
You can call around to various divorce attorneys for your friend... and make appointments with two or three, all of whom should offer a free initial consultation.
When supplying a name, give a false name to the receptionist/appointment-maker... until such time as your friend hires an attorney, there is no "privilege" involved and you don't want to compromise your friend's marriage anymore than it is now.
If asked for an address, tell them you'd rather not provide it until your appointment... many times attorneys/other professionals will attempt to reverse check your address w/ the name given, and you don't want this dichotomy to cause the attorney to cancel the consultation.
As a last resort, you or a close friend or family member can be the point person in name, address and telephone number until your friend hires an attorney, at which time she can provide her real info.
Hope this helps,
Low Cost Divorce Lawyer In Bay City Michigan.?
I Am Looking For A Low Cost Divorce Lawyer In The Bay City Michigan Area. We Do Not Need Someone To Represent Us Before A Judge, Or Battle Against Another Lawyer. We ( Me And Wife) Can Come To Our Own Agreements. Only Need Someone To Put Things In Legal Form. My Wife Is German And Will Be Moving Back There With Our Minor Son. We Have Limited Personal Property, A Home Mainly. We Have Agreed On How To Split Things Up. We Just Need A Lawyer To Put It In Legal Speak, That A Judge Will Ok. My Wife Is Concerned About Leaving Here With Nothing In Hand, And I A Also Would Like Some Proof On What We Have Agreed On. A Legal Contract.? We Made Less Than 15K Last Year And Can Not Afford To Pay Several Thousand For Lawyers. We Have Contacted Legal Services Of Eastern Michigan, And All They Seem To Want To Offer Is Some Do-It Yourself Divorce Kit.
Thank You For Any Help You Can Provide.
Go with the DitY Divorce Kit; no divorce lawyer is "low cost" and your options are places like LegalZoom (which offer almost-identical DitY Divorce Kits, but at a cost).
It also sound like you need this soon - another reason to go with what LSEM has offered.
Law Dictionary If U Want To Open A Law Firm Or Get Job Opportunity How Can It Work Out.?
There are many law libraries around already. I do not follow exactly what you want to do, but if I understand in my way you want to open an on line legal dictionary? Sounds great but how will you generate income of it? Advertising and subscriptions maybe?
This sounds good [if I have the idea correct mate] but I know that some of my lawyers have this on line legal thing going on.
Check out existing firms and what their take is. Leave the secretary's alone. Their noses are stuck to the ceiling - the owner will let you know better what you need!
Becoming A Lawyer...?
Im Entering Law School This Incoming Fall And I Was Wondering What Your Take Was On Becoming A Lawyer For The Future... Like Is It On The Rise Or What
It is definitely not on the rise. The employment market for entry level lawyers has always been extremely competitive due to the fact that there are too many law schools producing too many new lawyers for the market to support, and it gets a little worse every few years as the ABA accredits additional law schools.
This year in particular is going to be a bad one for first year law students as many big law firms have cancelled their summer associate programs for 2010 which are the gateway programs for employment at such law firms for first year law students (i.e. those big law firms have no plans to hire ANY lawyers from your graduating class).
Many within the industry believe that large law firms are going to have to make substantial changes in their business models which is already translating into lower salaries for their lawyers. Additionally, the recession has prompted more clients to explore outsourcing certain kinds of legal work such as basic document review and document production overseas now to places like India. This probably would have happened anyway over time but the recession has most likely accelerated the process.
In general I suggest you take a look at the ABA Journal online to get a sense of what is going on in the legal industry. I suggest you take note of the comments to the articles as well.
Disability With Closed Wound (Traumatic Brain Injury)?
I Have Had A Serious Car Accident When I Was 7 Years Old(Car Hit My Left Temple After My Bike Hit The Car Going 40 Mph).After Waking Up From A Coma I Suffered Blindness And Hearing Impairment On My Left Side.The Doctor Said That My Brain Injury While Cause Problems With My Cognitive,Nerve,And Speech.I Also Been Involve In 5 Other Head Injuries One Inclused A Fight With 3 Men Who Stabbed Me In The Head,After 43 Years I Have Been Working But Always Job To Job,I Would Get Angry And Fear Would Cause Me To Quit Before I Hurt Somebody.Now I Have Applied For Disability Three Times But This Time Is The First To Get A Lawyer After Being Denied.Well I Have Been Seen By The State Mental Doctors And Have Been Diagnosed With Gad,Ocd,Anxiety,Panic Disorder,Personality/Mood Disorder,Doctors Wont Rule Bipolar Cause Of My Head Injury Mimicks That Same Symptoms.But Now I Am Seeing A Theraphist And She Diagnosed Me With Adhd And Depression.At First I Question Filing Because I Can Work But I Am Accident Prone And My Mental Status Causing Me Problems Holding A Job.I See Visions Blood Gushing Down My Face,I Have Thoughts Hurting My Wife But When They Happen I Feel Like Im In A Trance,Time Stops But I Dont Act On Them I Have To Keep On My Toes So I Dont Hurt Anybody.The Last Straw Was When I Lost Balance Do To My Deafness On My Left Ear And Even Though Im Blind In My Left Eye I Accidently Made 3 Paper Cuts On My Cornia And White Part Of My Eye.
I Have A Hearing In Front Of A Judge In Two Months And I Have A Lawyer But Im Just Wondering If Anyone Has Any Legitiment Thoughts On The Matter Before My Hearing Or Shold I Just Try Again To Work?I Appreciate Your Advice Or Remarks,Just Want To Know In A Legal Stand Point If This Is All Worth It Or Just A Waste Of Time Like My Life Was Since The Accident,Thank You.
Usually no one gets approved for disability on the first try., On average, it can take 5-7 years to finally get approved. If you are living from paycheck to paycheck then working might be your only option, but if its too mentally exhausting, then ask your lawyer what the best course of action would be. Also, from the first time you apply for disability and get denied, you will be back payed for the months or years it took for you to get approved. Hope this helps and good luck!!