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4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To If you want a legal representative for any reason, you should work closely with them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they are, they're planning to need your help. Listed below are four important approaches to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're likely to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know all things in advance - especially information one other side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all the information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they have to assist them to win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are by the due date, each time. The truth is, because you may have to discuss very last minute details or even be extra prepared for the case you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important so as to convince a legal court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward improving your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your likelihood 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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Is A 50% Contingency Fee For An Attorney Against Professional Standards?
For A Wrongful Death Case? I Thought 33% Was Normal, Or Even 25%, How Many Attorneys Charge 50% + Expenses? In Sounds Like A Rip. Opinions?

Some states have certain statutory amounts for contingencies on particular matters. For example, many states have a statutory amount that an attorney can charge for a probate case, and can only charge a certain percentage of the estate amount.

But for civil causes of action like wrongful death cases, then it's usually just defined by agreement, as long as the fees are reasonable, and in states like California, as long as the fees aren't "unconscionable." However, both reasonableness and unconscionable-ness are subjective and depends on the locale, the attorney's expertise, etc., etc., and whether you agreed to it beforehand or if it was billed to you later. Since this is what the lawyer is throwing on the table beforehand and you agree, then since you agreed, you would basically be saying you thought it was reasonable and not excessive. But if you don't agree, then you can't even have him be your lawyer because contingency agreements usually must be in writing.

The fact remains, that you simply don't have to use that lawyer if you don't want to. It's up to you. If you agree to it, then you agree. But if you don't like the bargain they are offering, you have every right to say no deal. But you can't sign a contingency agreement, and then if the lawyer relies on your agreement, and takes on a huge complicated case for you and wins, you can't then turn around and say, no, this is unreasonable. That's just wanting your cake and eating it too.

So it may not be normal, but how good is this attorney? Because there are some attorneys that are able to reasonably charge $1,000.00/hr and that's fine (as case law has shown) IF the lawyer is considered so good and in such high demand, that it wouldn't be unreasonable under the circumstances to charge those prices. Otherwise they would have spent their time representing a different client willing to pay their going rate.

Basically, "professional standards" are subjective and a case by case thing where factors considered are the particular jurisdiction and going rates of other attorneys, but also considered is the particular lawyer's experience, intelligence, and reputation. But unless it is a situation that has a statutory defined fee such as sometimes probate estate cases have, there isn't a particular percentage that is against "professional standards." Like if you hired Johnnie Cochran versus a lawyer right out of law school with no experience, you should expect that Johnnie is going to want a lot more money for his time, than the newbie. Maybe newbie will offer you a deal where he will only ask for 10% but Johnnie will ask for 50%. So you can take the risk of losing with the newbie and getting nothing, or you can take a lesser payout and go with Johnnie who probably has a lot more tools at his disposal, not to mention has a good reputation winning his cases. Just call around and see what other lawyers are charging and try to figure out why this particular lawyer thinks he can get such a high percentage payout? Can he tell you how many cases like yours he won? You have to be diligent about finding the right lawyer.

Do Drug Dealers Make More Money Than Lawyers?
I'M Trying To Weigh My Career Options

drug dealers are probably the highest paid job ever, only reason i would never is because if you were to get caught with like 5 E pills thats life in prisim for man slaughter... dont quote me on that though... so pretty much yes they make more its just a big consequence if you get caught from what i know

Can I Get Legal Aid On Line?

Probably not. Depending on your jurisdiction, the State Bar Association or similar organization may have information for you about applying for legal aid. You may also achieve success by contacting your local courthouse.

Good luck to you, I hope this helps.

Smith & Raver LLP
Minneapolis, MN

Where Can I Get Legal Advice?
Where Can I Find Online Legal Advice?

I suggest getting it from PrePaid Legal Services Inc. They are a network of lawyers and you can get unlimited phone consultation or legal advice from them. The monthly membership is really affordable and way cheaper than paying a lawyer by the hour.

Strict Liability - Personal Injury In Regard To Damages In Contract ( Not Tort)?
If You Wished To Seek Damages In Contract, Apart From Proving The Product That You Purchased, Caused The Personal Injury, Do You Also Have To Show Remoteness ? I.E That It Was Something That Was In Reasonable Contemplation Of The Breach? In Order To Obtain Damages?

No - you do not have to "Prove" remoteness - only that you used the "product" for the purpose intended and with due regard to any possible physical damage. In other words if you used a hammer, and hit your thumb - you may not sue for damages, as you were aware of the danger of using this tool.

I Need A Lawyer Whio Has Brought A Suit Against The U.S.Postal Service. Am Desperate-Under A Time Limit. Help!
Personal Injury, Wrongful Term. And Labor Violations.

Ask for a referral from the office of Douglas Amster in Newark NJ. He handled a $1.4 million case that I testified in.

Douglas H. Amster

of St. John & Wayne, L.L.C.
Two Penn Plaza East
Newark, New Jersey 07105-2249
(Essex Co.)
Contact Information
Phone: 973-491-3600
Fax: 973-491-3555
Email: Douglas H. Amster
Douglas H. Amster practices in the following areas of law: Aviation Tort Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Admitted: 1988, New Jersey, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Law School: Columbia University, J.D., 1986
College: Trinity College, B.A., 1982
Member: Essex County, Morris County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations; Lawyer/Pilots Association.
Biography: Law Clerk to Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1986-1987.
Born: Orange, New Jersey, March 8, 1960
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