Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will find that there are countless lawyers in the area that advertise they concentrate on your form of case. This will make the entire process of finding one with significant amounts of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the following it will be easy to define your pursuit off to the right one in very little time. The first task is to produce a set of the lawyers which can be listed in your area focusing on your situation. While you are which makes this list you must only include those which you have a good vibe about depending on their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down if you take a bit of time evaluating their website. There you should certainly find just how many years they have been practicing plus some general information about their success rates. At this stage your list ought to have shrunken further to individuals which you felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate volume of experience. You should then make time to lookup independent reviews of each and every attorney. Make sure to browse the reviews rather than just depending on their overall rating. The information in the reviews gives you a sense of the way that they connect with the clientele and the time they invest into each case that they are working on. Finally, you will want to meet up with no less than the very last three lawyers that have the credentials you are looking for. This gives you time to actually evaluate how interested they are in representing you and the case. It is important to follow all of these steps to actually find someone containing the best degree of experience to help you get the perfect outcome.
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California Work Laws?
Im A Assistant Manager For A Grocery Store In California. Im On Salary. I Work 50+ Hours But Only Get Paid For 40. As Do All Other Managers That Work For This Company.We Hardly Have Time To Eat Or To Take Breaks. By Law Am I Allowed To Take A Break And How Often? I Believe Im Under Ca Executive Exemption Although Im Pretty Sure Im Mislabeled Since I Don'T Do Any Of The Job Duties. My Company Works Us To The Ground. Are They Breaking The Law? Can Anybody Help With Links?
Yes, there are laws to protect you, anything over eight hours is overtime, anything over forty hours is overtime, I am not certain on this but I believe every two hours warrent’s a ten or fifteen minute brake.
You can find all of this information if you go on line and look up State of California Labor Laws.
If this is true are you documenting your days, time, dates and saving your pay stubs? If you plan on taking this anywhere you will need this documentation for back up.
What Are The Types Of Lawyers?
I Am Looking For A Lawyer Who Will Only Charge You If He/She Wins The Case. Do You Know More About It? Are These Harder To Get? I Am Looking For A Civil Rights One? Any Suggestions? Websites With More Info?
Lawyers who work on a contingent fee basis only get paid if you win. Then they usually get 33 1/3% if the case settles (considered a win) and 40% if you go to trial. That may or may not include costs and fees (i.e. court filing fees, copy fees, etc...)
It would really depend on the type of civil rights case and the specific law that has been violated. There are a number of groups inclduing the ACLU that advocate for civil rights and litigate civil rights cases on a pro bono (free) basis.
It does not cost anything to call and ask, so call some attorneys in your area and ask what their fee schedule is...or look on their web-sites.
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.
Who Is The Best Houston Divorce Attorney?
Hi, I Live In Houston, Tx And I Am Looking For A Divorce Lawyer That Is In The Area. Do You Have Any Suggestions? I Need A Houston Divorce Attorney That Can Provide Me The Upper Hand In My Divorce Right Now. I Want To Make Sure I Have Custody Of My Children. Please Help!
Hi Sheena. I am a divorce attorney in Houston. I recommend you giving me a call at (832) 301-8225. It is important to have the upper hand in your divorce case, so I do recommend contacting a divorce lawyer in Houston immediately.
I have a proven track record to provide the best results in divorce cases. Custody, family cases, I can handle it all. First of all, just like the other person said, if you are the biological mother, and are fit to raise the children, there should be no problem having the judge to grant you custody in this divorce case.
Please call me at (832) 301-8225 if you have any questions. I would be willing to give you some free tips on what you should do.
Have a great day!
Can My Ex Change A Custody Agreement?
We Got Divorced A Year Ago, Since Than The Kids Have Lived With Me In Another State (4 And 2 Yr Old) Along With My 3 Other Children (One Of The 3 Other Kids Is His But He Allowed My Husband To Adopt Him So No Longer Has Right To Them) Since The Divorce He Has Seen The Kids Once For A Week And Calls Them/Skypes Them Once A Month And Blames It On His Job ....Well Today He Told Me Once He Gets Back On His Feet Within The Next 6-8Monthes Or So That Hes Requesting The Custody Be Changed So He Can Get The Kids During The Whole Summers Or Every Other Year Living With Him After The Kids Start School..Which I'D Rather Them Stay In The Same School Not Switching Every Year (He Works 10Hr Days 5 Days A Week So Not Sure How He'D Have Time For Them Like That) Will A Judge Grant Him Summer Custodys With Them Being So Young Or Make Me Switch Every Year ?
It's highly doubtful that he can get custody changed to such an extreme. Keep track of all the times he has actually visited and keep a diary of the calls and visits.
Usually they just like to threaten and scare the other person into thinking they can do things they really can't.
With his record of seeing his kids, it's very unlikely they will change the custody agreement. He can't even manage to see the kids during his scheduled times.
The courts will also take into account that you are married to a man in the military and you need to go where he goes, so they can also by pass the going out of state/country rules because of that. They may put a stipulation in the agreement that you have to send the kids to stay with their father, but again that's doubtful.
Let your ex threaten all he wants. He will need to stick with the original custody agreement for at least 3-4 years before the courts will even consider letting him get summer vacations. He has shown nothing that would tell the courts he's interested in his kids. He's just doing it because he's mad at you.
Good luck to you.