4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you need a legal representative at all, you must work closely together so that you can win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're planning to need your help. Here are four important ways to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're planning to reveal directly to them. Privilege means everything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - most importantly information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of most information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they have to help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are punctually, each and every time. Actually, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in just about any crime, it's important in order to prove to a legal court that you just both regret the actions and so are making strides toward increasing your life. As an example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Attorney'S And Law Students: Where Did/Do You Go To Law School?
Why Did You Decide On That School?
What Area Of Law Are You Practicing Or Plan To Practice In?
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. I'm a jack of all trades mercenary civil litigator. I always do some amount of commercial litigation, did patent and trademark litigation for a few years, and now do mostly environmental litigation for a giant international law firm that represents oil companies and polluters.
I'm examining options for another career. It's a nice fat paycheck, but I feel like my soul has eroded beyond recognition. I'm thinking about taking classes in woodworking and learning how to build furniture. Yes, seriously.
Help! Need An Employment Lawyer!?
Need One In The Dallas Or Plano Richardson Area. Need Help Dealing With Dumb Employer, And Need To Find A Lawyer, What Is The Best Way To Find One Quickly. Would Love A Pitbull Lawyer.
Use Martindale-Hubbell to find a specialist in employment law, sometimes called labor law. Also check your state bar. The yellow pages are really not a good source.
Make sure they represent employees, not employers.
For Martindale-Hubbell search for lawyers here:
For the State Bar of Texas, search here by specialty and your location. Pick "Employment" from the drop-down menu for specialty. Pick a city or county for location:
Why Is It Impossible To Find An Attorney To Take On An Existing Case?
I Am Unhappy With My Lawyer Who Hasn'T Filed A Case Yet. I Called The Los Angeles County Bar'S Attorney Referral Service And The Lady Said To Try Another County Or Referral Bec None Of Her Lawyers Would Want To Take Over An Existing Case. I Have A Great Case So Why Is That The Case? Do I Have To Be Stuck With My Bad Lawyer Who I'Ve Caught Lying To Me?
My answer comes from my experience as a paralegal. My answer may seem blunt, but I'm not trying to make friends. I am going to try to help you and shed some light on the industry that you might not know.
You state that you have a great case. Well, frankly, everyone that walks into an attorney's office thinks they have a great case. When you don't know the law, how to interpret the law, or how to apply the law, everything looks like it is a winner. This may NOT be the case. You really might not have anything the attorney can work with.
"My lawyer hasn't filed a case yet." Well, this could be a million things. He could be a bad attorney, or...back to my previous paragraph. There might not be anything to file. An attorney can't just fill out a piece of paper and chunk it at the Court. He/she has to find case law to support your argument. He/she has to pick the right causes of action. If you truly have a "great case", you don't just slop it together. You make it bulletproof. This can take time. As you don't state how long he has had the file, I can't determine that. No one can.
As for the referral service, the lady was being honest. She was stating, "I am not going to waste your time. They won't take an existing case." There is nothing you can do about that. Taking over existing cases is a chore and if you can avoid it, most attorneys do.
Do you have to be stuck with your current attorney? No. This is not legal advice, but what I would do in your position. You can write a letter to the attorney. Send it certified mail with return receipt. In the letter, state that you are unhappy with your service, you are ending your business relationship and that you would like a copy of your file. If you have a retainer posted, request that any billable hours should be deducted from the retainer and the balance sent to you. If you have an engagement letter, you better read this letter thoroughly when it comes to terminating services.
Once you receive your file, start making appointments with other attorneys. As I said before, maybe you are being impatient. I run into that a lot. People have the impression that once you hire an attorney, things would be done in a month. Not the case. It takes a lot of time and a lot of work. Maybe he is that bad of an attorney. I just feel that most clients don't understand what is a "good case" and what is not. What you feel you are legally entitled to is not ever close to what the law actually states. Again, I don't know details, but that is my opinion from a paralegal that deals with this every day. An attorney is not going to sit on a "good case" for long.
**EDIT** There is no ethical dilemma for taking a previous handled case. There is always the potential for "conflict of interest" which is completely different. You cannot represent two conflicting parties such as a man/wife in a divorce. There is no conflict if the attorneys know each other. If that were the case, everyone would have to hire out of state attorneys.
Legal Help Please- Every Lawyer Is Telling Me Something Different- Battery Case In Florida.?
I Got Into A Fight With My Brother At Home. I'M 22 And He'S 21.
My Parents Called The Cops To Break Us Up, They Never Wanted Me To Get Arrested. But I Beat Him Up Pretty Bad And I Had No Marks On Me, So I Was The One That Got Arrested Even Though I Think He Started The Fight.
I Got Out Of Jail And Missed My Arraignment(I Left My House 2 Hours Before But I Live In Miami, There Was An Accident And I Got To Court An Hour Late Because Of The Traffic Jam)... And So They Put My Plea As Not Guilty Because I Wasnt There(I Dont Know How This Makes Sense), And Now I Have A Trial On The 28Th.
My Brother And My Parents All Want To Drop The Charges, We'Ve All Resolved It But The Court Still Wont Let Me Go. The State Attorney Says That Even If Nobody Wants To Press Charges I Still Have To Go To Trial.
My Dad Called The State Attorney And He Told Him All He Had To Do Was Show Up To My Trial And Testify Against Me(Doesnt Make Sense) And That They Would Offer Me A Program And That They Would Drop The Charges.
My Mom Called The State Attorney And Said There Was No Way They Could Drop The Charges, But That Without A Testimony, They Didn'T Have A Case Against Me Anyway.
I Never Mean To Plead Not Guilty, I Just Want To Get These Charges Dropped But The State, The Lawyers, And Everybody Else Are Telling Me Something Different And Nothing Makes Sense.. I Dont Know What To Do.
It'S A Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Battery Charge.
Well if you did not have the plea of not guilty entered for you (automatic or they issue a warrant when you do not show up, the judge was being nice) your case would not have any chance to be dropped. You cannot plea "drop my case" it is either no contest not guilty or guilty.
In Florida and all other states on domestic charges it is no longer up to the victim whether the case goes forward or not.
It is up to the prosecutor. The ASA handling the case has apparently decided that they have enough to try you, or they just want to have you show up in court on your court date for a lecture from the judge.
It has been decided nationally that in domestic battery cases the people of the state are the victims since domestics affect everyone, not the person hit.
This has cause a large dip in domestic homicides over the past 17 years since the laws were changed. Victims are no longer able to continually drop cases until the abuser actually kills them.
If the lawyers don't know the law try talking to an actual criminal lawyer, not some guy who does real estate closings.
I Am Creating An Online Directory With A List Of Businesses. Is It Legal To List Names Without Permission?
You're alright...nothing stops people from linking; there is no law on the Internet to stop linking. If you're are using a business name and linking to them...I'm sure 99% of the people would be happy.
Rate These Jobs In Terms Of Social Status?
Medical Doctor, Scientist ,Engineer, Air Pilot,Astronaut, Nurse Occupational Therapist ,Police Officer,Accountant ,Lawyer, Journalist ,Plumber And Macdonald Waiter
Question For Psychology Class And Pls Say Why Do You Think The Most Prestigious Deserves To Be That Way In Your Own Personal Viewpoint Thanks In Advance
Because nobody likes police. Aside from that, I ranked them according to how much training is involved in the career listed, and also based it on my idea of how much people value that career. Although lawyers are highly trained and make good money, they aren't always respected, so I bumped them down a ways.