Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will see that there are loads of lawyers in your area that advertise they are experts in your kind of case. This may make the entire process of finding one with significant amounts of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the tips below it will be easy to narrow down your search to the correct one out of very little time. Step one is to make a set of the lawyers which can be listed in your neighborhood focusing on your needs. When you are making this list you should only include those that you may have a great vibe about according to their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking some time evaluating their website. There you will be able to find the number of years they have been practicing plus some general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list needs to have shrunken further to individuals that you just felt had professional websites and an appropriate quantity of experience. You ought to then take time to look up independent reviews of every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews rather than just relying on their overall rating. The data from the reviews gives you a solid idea of how they communicate with their customers and the time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, you will want to meet with at least the last three lawyers which may have the credentials you are interested in. This gives you some time to truly evaluate how interested they can be in representing your case. It is important to follow many of these steps to ensure that you hire a company which includes the best measure of experience to get you the perfect outcome.
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Legal Question? Deadbeat Clients.?
I Rent Equipment To The Studios. It'S A New Business Located In Los Angeles County.. However I Have Been Stiffed On A Few Invoices. I Have A P.O. And Contact Info For The Producer And Company But What Can I Do To Get These Deadbeats To Pay Up? Can I Put A Lien Or Other Legal Action With Out Costing Too Much Money? I Don'T Want To Invest Too Much Chasing These Slime Bags Down. Or Do We Just Write Off The Loss In Taxes? Any Resource To Get The Deadbeat Company'S Name Out There So They Don'T Screw Any More People? Thank You So Much.
Your question is common among small businesses. Here's a few tips on how to take care of this matter yourself.
1. Make a photocopy of the first check you ever receive from a customer or if the customer's bank account changes, make a copy of subsequent checks, so you have their bank account number and bank.
2. In general, in California, if the amount in controversy is under $5000, a business may bring suit in small claims court of the County in which the business arrangement was made or executed (need to check jurisdiction with the small claims court). Individuals may bring suit for amounts up to $7500. Small Claims courts do not allow attorneys unless they are the defendant you are suing. Follow the rules given by the small claims court regarding service of the suit, etc. (follow the rules carefully or the case may get kicked and you have to start over again; they may even have a service to serve the lawsuit).
3. Prepare a simple business letter to the court, describing the facts and how you've been wronged and the precise dollar amount you've been damaged. List and attach any documentary evidence you have (proof of delivery, invoice, contract etc.) Include proof that the lawsuit was served, just in case the defendant fails to appear.
4. On the day of the small claims hearing, show up and hand in your letter brief and say you are there to answer any questions. The small claims court will rule then or send you a ruling by mail.
5. Once you have the ruling in your favor, contact the small claims court clerk and indicate you would like help to collect the judgment. The court should have a program for collection of small claims judgments. Fill out the appropriate forms, pay the clerk's fee, and give them the bank account number of the defendant that owes the judgment. The clerk will work with the sheriff to contact the bank and seize the money by court order. Once the clerk has the money, follow the rules to get it.
ALWAYS CHECK THE LOCAL SMALL CLAIMS COURT RULES.
- Include a mandatory binding arbitration clause in your agreement or terms and conditions for doing business with a customer.
- Also include interest charges for the maximum amount allowed by law for late payments, so that if you do have to go after a customer, you can get more money to cover some of the time and cost.
CONSULT A BUSINESS/CORPORATE ATTORNEY REGARDING CREATION OF THE PROPER CUSTOMER AGREEMENTS OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ABOVE GENERAL ADVICE.
I Have Insurance, But Should I Get An Attorney If I Was At Fault In An Accident And Two People Were Injured?
I Got A Ticket In An Accident. I Hit A Car Which Ran Into A Sanitation Vehicle. I Have Insurance, But I Am Scared That The Bodily Liability Will Run Out And These People Will Try To Get Further Restitution By Suing Me. I Am A Single School Teacher With No Assets. Will I End Up Paying These People For The Rest Of My Life? I Barely Make It As It Is.
You insurance will cover you and DEFEND you up to your policy limit. I am a bodily injury examiner and I can tell you that our job is to try to resolve your claim within your policy limit. You ALWAYS have the right to hire an attorney at your own expense to protect any assets you have outside of your policy limit. There are though several things you can do to protect yourself. Talk to you adjuster about completing an affidavit of no other insurance. This will let the injured party and/or their attorney know that you have no other applicable insurance coverage and that you weren't in the course or scope of your business. If the injured party is represented the attorney may ask you to complete a different affidavit that will ask questions regarding your savings and assets. As you stated, you don't have any; and don't worry, most people are in the same boat as you. Often times once an asset check is completed and it is determined that all you have are you policy limits most claims will settle within the limits of your policy. The other thing to keep in mind is you can always contribute out of pocket above your policy limit. This show of good faith, even if it only $100, sometimes is enough to get the claim settled. You adjuster can also provide you with details about the injuries being claimed. Are they soft tissue injuries or something more serious like a scar or fracture? Your adjuster is knowledgeable and should be able to help answer you questions about the status of your claim. And now that you have been experienced in a loss such as this which may exceed the value of your policy, consider increasing your limits. Remember, you have to protect yourself from the unknown.
Best Sport Law Schools?
Best Sport Law Schools?
What Are The Top Sport Law Schools? & Why?
Thanks In Advance :)
This is an exceptionally small field (at most schools you'll find one sports law class tops) and there's no "ranking" like you would find in US News. However Top Law Schools has complied a list of some schools with larger course offerings.
I would add that going to school for the sole purpose of practicing sports & entertainment law is a very bad idea. There are very, very few jobs in this field - most sports teams, for example, use several different firms for different legal needs like contracts, labor, immigration, etc. A "sports law" specialization won't prepare you for all these needs. If you won't be happy in a legal job that's more accessible, don't bother.
Why Are Lawyers Out Of Work When Legal Services Cost So Much?
I Hear Many Young Lawyers Complaining That It Is Impossible To Find Work And That Many Of Them Feel Deceived By Their Law Schools That Gave Them The Impression That They Will Make A Lot Of Money Upon Graduation.
At The Same Time I Hear A Lot Of People Complaining That Legal Services Cost So Much And That They Can'T Afford Them.
Why Then Can'T These New Complaining Lawyers Get Work Simply By Charging Less? Is It Just Because They Suck At Marketing Themselves?
Newly minted layers have no business working for themselves. They need a job with a firm because law school doesn't prepare you for practicing law. Law firms aren't hiring. They're downsizing. Large firms are outsourcing work to India as are major US corporation.
They were misled. They also went into law with their eyes wide shut. There's a glut of lawyers in this country and there has been for decades. Anyone who goes into law school thinking it's the path to a lucretive career hasn't been paying attention.
Question About Federal/Alabama State Laws?
A Friend Of Mine Was Recently Arrested In The State Of Alabama For Possession Of Alcohol By A Minor. The Police Officers Who Arrested Her And The Other 7 Who Got Arrested Did Not Arrest The People At The Party Who Were 21+, Nor Did They Arrest Anyone Under The Age Of 18 (Most Of The 40 People At The Party). They Were Not Read Their Miranda Rights, Did Not Tell Them What They Were Being Arrested For At The Time, And Did Not Give Them A Secondary Breathalyzer Upon Reaching The Police Station (The Only Reason I Mention This Is Because I Read Somewhere That In A Few States, The Handheld Breathalyzers Police Carry With Them Aren'T Very Accurate And They'Re Required To Give You Another One At The Station). They Did Not Allow Them To Have A Phone Call For 6 Hours, And The Name And Social Were Wrong On Several Pieces Of Paperwork - And Not Just By One Letter, The Entire First Name Was Wrong And My Friend Told The Officer Who Was Taking Her Info Down That It Was Wrong Several Times. One Of The Numbers On The Social Security Number Was Wrong As Well On All Of The Paperwork. This Also Happened To Another Friend Of Hers - Completely Wrong Name And Social. Is There Any Way At All They Can Fight This Case In Court? I'M Looking For Specific Laws, State Or Federal, If That'S At All Possible, But Any Advice Would Be Helpful. Thanks!
Your friend needs to hire an experience criminal defense lawyer who practices in Alabama... While these are thoughtful ideas, they are, for the most part, not relevant to defending the case. The police are given wide latitude in who they arrest and don't arrest... Also, possession focuses on did you have alcohol on you, not were u drunk. That said, let the lawyer explain it and let the lawyer determine ifthe police violated any rights of the defendant/ur friend... He/she will be able to know the questions to ask
What Are Civil And Criminal Laws?
I'M Trying To Find An Example Of A Civil Law But I Am Kinda Struggling. What Is The Main Difference Between That And Criminal Laws And, If Possible, Could You Post A Civil Law?
Criminal law is when the government brings charges against an individual because they broke a law. The government seeks to have the individual punished by making them pay a fine or serve time in jail.
Civil law is when two people sue each other, usually for money. For example, if someone sues another person for breach of contract, or an employee sues their employer for race discrimination, or a person sues their doctor for malpractice, these are all violations of civil law. In each case, the plaintiff is suing the defendant for money. No one broke a criminal law, and no one is going to jail.