4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any reason, you should work closely along with them to be able to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're planning to reveal directly to them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - most importantly information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all information pertaining to 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. Arrive Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are by the due date, whenever. Actually, because you may want to discuss eleventh hour details or be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any kind of crime, it's important in order to convince the court which you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward improving your life. For instance, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and included in the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Law Students And Lawyers What Did You Major In?
Im Applying To A Pre-Law Program But I Dont Know What To Major In? What Is A Common Major For Lawyers? Im Interested In Business And Marketing.
No disrespect to your pre-law program, but law schools look for people with a variety of majors and not necessarily those that attend a pre-law program. Look at www.abanet.org that is the American Bar Assoc website, it has an entire section for those interested in becoming attorneys and does discuss pre-law curriculum.
I have dual undergrad degrees, one in Computer Science and on in Business Admin. In my law school graduating class the top three people had degrees in English, History, and Business. Law schools must teach certain courses, in order to prepare their students for the bar. So there is little use for an undergrad major, until you are licensed.
Because lawyers are required in all aspects of life there is no one major which will make a person a better lawyer. I knew someone who majored in music, she is now an attorney for the local symphony and their music schools. Several of my law school class went on to represent sports teams and members. Actually I represented a pro-wrestler for a couple of years. The bottom line is that you should major in what you are interested in.
As for your interest in business and marketing. Go for it. Law is a business and if you open your own firm, like I did, you will need to have solid business and marketing skills.
Go to the ABA website. Good luck.
Are Costs Of Incorporating (Lawyer Fees) Reportable?
I Will Need To File Taxes For My Corporation. Will The Lawyers Fees Be &Quot;Losses&Quot; Reported? What About Expenses To Pay For A Graphic Designer To Design My Logo And Other Designs For Products I Will Sell? Are These Expenses To Be Included On My Tax Form?
These expenses are normally considered either organizational expenses (lawyer fees to set up the corporation) under Section 248, or start up expenses (logo design) under Section 195. These expenses are required to be capitalized and amortized (deducted ratably) over a period no shorter than 60 months beginning with the month that your business begins (when you begin to try to earn money).
As for the expenses related to the design of products, those expenses are generally also treated as a capital expenditure, since the "design" of the product is expected to last more than one year. Normally, it is capitalized and amortized over a period of time. The amortization is claimed as part of cost of goods sold.
Can A Publication Honor A Company That Is Not Doing Well?
One Of Our Competitor Has It'S Stock Going Downwards As Their Product Sales Have Declined In 2007. However They Have Managed To Get Honored By A Publication That Has Given Them An Award For Having The Right Strategies In Place To Grow In 2008. Is Such An Award Valid. Do Honors Such As &Quot;Cool Company&Quot; From Gartnere, &Quot;Company'S To Watch&Quot;, &Quot;Redherring Top 100&Quot; Are Misleading Honors From Publications Or Can A Publication Do What It Pleases When Honoring Companies?
Yes, they can. Many newspapers and magazines offer editorial publicity to their advertisers to get them to sign annual agreements. This is perfectly legal.
You can contact the pub and do the same thing, if your company is willing to advertise, but don't expect them to publish anything unflattering about your competitor.
Dad And Step-Mother Are Getting Divorced...Legal Advice?
My Dad Videotaped My Little Brother Playing With Himself In The Bathtub When He Was A Baby Because He And My Step-Mom Thought It Was Cute. Now, My Step-Mom Cheated On My Dad And Is Trying To Divorce Him To Be With Another Man. She Is Trying To Use That Video To Make Him Do What She Wants Until The Divorce Is Over. Is The Video Illegal? Is What She'S Doing Legal...?
Videos of little children playing in a bathtub are common and quite legal. Unfortunately, what your step-mother is doing is also quite common, but boarders on extortion. Your father needs a good divorce attorney to advise him on his rights and possible outcomes. You should try to stay out of the mess as best you can. The fight is between your father and step-mother.
Practicing Law But Not Being A Trial Lawyer?
I'M Interested In Attending Law School And Practicing Law But I Do Not Think I Would Be Comfortable Being A Trial Lawyer. Can Anyone Tell Me Another Kind Of Lawyer That I Can Be Besides A Trial Lawyer? I Know That There Are Lawyers That Just Give Legal Advice And Stuff Like That Without Every Being Involved In Trials But I Don'T Know What They'Re Called So It'S Hard To Research.
If Anyone Can Help I'D Appreciate It! Thanks!
If you do not want to litigate, you can practice transactional law. Transactional law is a general term for many things including estate planning, business planning, and drafting and analyzing contracts. There are many more examples, but these are the first three that come to mind. Even if you do not want to litigate, I suggest you try to get some experience while you are in law school (trial advocacy, internship, clinic, etc.). Litigation skills are important for all attorneys, and with practice you will become more confident. Best of luck to you!
Do I Need Legal Help?
My Father Recently Passed Away And He Didn'T Have Much To His Name But A Car And 2 Storage Units. I'M Trying To Get Access To The Storage Units But The Owner Is Saying I Need Some Form Of Documentation That Says I Will Receive All Assets That Were In His Name. Where Do I Go To Get A Form Like That? Or Does Such A Form Even Exist?
It would be good if your father left a will. But in the absence of a will, whether you need legal help depends on what's in those storage units and how much legal fees will amount to. Also, is your mother still around? If so, it would help if she went to see the owner. Tell him that the longer the stuff remains there, the more rent he's losing cos if he isn't going to give you the stuff, then he shouldn't be accepting money from you being rent owed by your dad. It works both ways. The sooner he releases the stuff to you, the sooner he can rent the space to another party. Perhaps all he needs is your indemnity to say that you will be responsible for all consequences thereafter. What if someone else sues the guy, saying he released the stuff wrongly to you and your dad wanted him/her to have them? I can see why the owner needs to protect himself too.
I'm sorry for your loss. I wish you strength and peace above all.