4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative at all, you must work closely using them as a way to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're likely to need your help. Here are four important approaches to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're likely to reveal directly to them. Privilege means whatever you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - particularly information one other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of most information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they must help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Many Engagements Never 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 and every time. The truth is, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or even be extra prepared 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 type of crime, it's important to be able to convince a legal court that you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward boosting your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Article Of Medical Malpractice?
Need To Do A Summary For My Law And Ethics Class
The term "medical malpractice" is nothing more than "negligence" in the setting of medical treatment. Therefore, to understand what medical malpractice is, all you need to know is what "negligence" is. Negligence is just a fancy lawyer word for carelessness. When a person is careless, they are, by definition, negligent. It's this simple: negligence equals carelessness. And carelessness simply means not taking enough care under the circumstances. So, if a doctor or a nurse or other person who provides you with medical treatment fails to take enough care under the circumstances, and you suffer an injury as a result, you have been the victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice.
Medical negligence or medical malpractice does not mean that anyone tried to harm you or that anyone intended to harm you. A doctor or a nurse or a hospital can have the very best of intentions towards you and still commit medical negligence or medical malpractice if they fail to take enough care under the circumstances to protect you from harm.
To prove a medical malpractice case, you have to prove two things: medical negligence (discussed above) and that the medical negligence caused some injury that would not have otherwise occurred. This second requirement is called "causation". In other words, you have to prove that had the doctor, nurse or hospital acted in accordance with acceptable medical standards, the patient would not have suffered the injuries he/she suffered. If the patient would have suffered those same injuries, even if the health care provider was not negligent, you cannot proceed in a medical malpractice case. In most states, both of these elements, negligence and causation, must be established by the testimony of a medical expert.
For more information about medical malpractice, you might want to take a look at my law firm's website. An example of a medical malpractice case is cerebral palsy that is caused by medical malpractice during the birth of a child, which is referenced in the sources below.
How Should My Family And I Go About Getting An Attorney Or Someone To Take On A Wrongful Death.?
My Mom Was Only 57 And We Just Found Out She Had Cancer On Top Of About 6 Other Things Wrong With Her When She Died A Few Months Ago. It'S A Very Long Story, But The Whole Cancer Thing Has Me Personally Reeling Because How Could She Have Cancer And Nobody Even Know About It? Anyways, The Point Is That My Family And I Feel Her Healthcare Was, I'Ll Say Tainted For Now, And Caused Her Premature Death.
We Don'T Have Much Money, So How Would We Go About Getting Some Sort Of Attorney? Is There A Like A Public Defender For This Sort Of Thing? Would A Patient Advocate Do Anything Even Though The Patient Has Passed Away? I'D Appreciate Your Thought And Any Experiance You Have In This Kind Of Matter. Thanks In Advance!
I don't know what the equivalent is in the USA, but over here we would write to our local MP, they would then write to the hospital and ask for a full inverstigation. If the investigation shows it was wrongful death I'm sure you'll find a solicitor that will take on your case. Maybe you should specifically look for a no-win-no-fee firm.
So sorry to hear about your mother. Hope this was of some help.
My Lawyer Ran Off With $3000, Bar Association Can'T Find Him?
In March, I Hired An Attorney To Help With Child Custody Paperwork. He Was Kind Of Hard To Get A Hold Of And Didn'T Show Up To Scheduled Appointments, But Seemed To Always Have A Legit Reason And Eager To Help Me Out. That Was Up Until A Couple Of Weeks Ago.
I Needed To Get My Paperwork Looked Over So I Could File It, And Tried Calling Him Several Times And Sending Emails, With No Response. Finally, The Phone Number Said It Had Been Disconnected, So I Went To Google And Started Searching For Him. I Tried Every Phone Number I Could Find But None Worked. That Day, I Went To His Office To Find Someone Else Occupying It And A Forwarding Address Of A Po Box.
I Called The Bar The Next Day And They Told Me That Address Was The Only Thing They Had For Him Because He Had Listed His Phone And Email As &Quot;Private.&Quot; I Decided To Send A Certified Letter To The Po Box Requesting My $3000 Back And Gave Him A Deadline, Which Has Now Passed And I Have Not Received A Check.
Has This Happened To Anyone? What Did You Do?
Or, What Would You Do? I'M Thinking Of Pressing Criminal Charges...
Wow, this is awful. The PO box would not be unusual since he moved out of his office and the easiest way to forward mail till he either found a new office or in this case to avoid being found.
Have couple of suggestions. Go to the court where your child custody case should have been filed and ask them if in fact he had filed any paperwork on your child custody that you hired him for. Also, many clerks who work at the court know many of the lawyers there, since they see a lot every week, either picking up other mail from the court or they might talk to them. See when the last time, they saw him.
The office that he formally had, go to it and talk to the new owners who are working there, or if it is leased, which most likely is, then find out who leases the place. Even though not there anymore, he would have had office furniture, phones, computer etc, and most likely may have it moved somewhere else or in storage. If this building has many offices there, ask other people there if they remember your lawyer leaving suddenly, or came in one morning and found out that he was no longer there and his office empty. Did the lawyer have a secretary, if so, do you know her name and maybe able to find out if she is working somewhere else to contact for any info.
The bar association having only his office address and phone is normal and expected. Now here is other suggestions on searching. Even though you have done a google search, you also need to look under white pages, which have many different companies out there that also call themselves white pages, so could have at least 3 to look for him. My husband has been a lawyer for over 40 years, and about 15 years ago, he had been listed in the phone book with his resident name and address, and then listed him also separately with his name and business phone number, but I took our address out, the reason was, I did not want his clients to know where we live. That may seem odd to a lot of people, but he had criminal defense work, plus all kinds of cases he handled, and we did not want someone showing up at our door, if they were unhappy with the outcome of their case. Years later, we did a white pages search and found our address out there, even though we had taken it out, and had to specifically tell them to remove it, but later found it on another white pages site. Or, do you know anyone who has a "real" (old) white pages phone book? It could be in there, or if you know the name of his wife, if he has one, many times police officers and others who don't want to be found, will list it under the wife's name, so not known where they live.
How did you find this lawyer? Was it because of someone referring him to you? If so, ask them if they know of any personal info on him, that he may have talked about while handling their case? The lawyer may have talked about his kids, that they went to a certain school, so could get an idea of where he lives.
My guess is that this lawyer, like my husband, was in sole practice, and was barely surviving. Most everyone thinks that lawyers are rich, but if in sole practice can have months that you make a decent living, in others can barely pay the bills, while waiting for cases to settle. If he took off with your $3,000, then there will be many others like you, who are looking for him.
I may have other suggestions for you, after I talk to my husband later and will add an edit.
You need to google Supreme court, disciplinary complaint of lawyer and then add your state where this is located. I gave example of my state, Indiana.
Then you will need to file a complaint with them on this lawyer. All lawyers must have an escrow account they set up. On any fees they receive, they draw against that account to cover legal expenses. For the lawyer to not refund or use those funds other than for his clients, is an ethics violation and the state where you live, they can take steps to disbar him, thus losing his license to practice law. Believe me they take this seriously. The bar association is just a "club" for lawyers, that gives referrals etc, but they have no authority, thus you need to contact the supreme court.
You have both a civil and criminal suit against this guy. Go the prosecutor and file for the criminal and for the civil, can file in small claims court. You should have no problem with the judge awarding you, but;;;;;may never see a dime.
Most likely his next step will be to file bankruptcy, is my guess, but even then, with him owing you money, and most likely others lining up, cannot be discharged since it is illegal.
Sorry, but for any lawyer to just up and leave like this, most likely does not have a dime to pay back everyone. Before this is over, you may find that he did this to a lot of his clients.
Sorry for the bad news. hope this helps.
My Boyfriend Recently Had A Dna Test Done And Found Out That Matthew(7 Months Old Is His)--He Has Been Fighting The Whole 7 Months For The Mother To Go And Get The Dna Test Done And Has Been Buying Everything For The Baby And Giving Her Money In The Meantime As Well. She Will Not Let Him See His Child At All Because He Is With Me And I Am Pregant With His Child. The Reason He Left Her Is Because He Found Out She Was Shooting Up And Using Drugs While She Was Pregnant. She Has Previous Felonies And Drug Charges And Violations Of Her Probation. She Laso Lost Custody Of Her One Child. My Boyfriend Wants To Fight For Full Custody Or Atleast Partial Custody Of His Son But Doesnt Know What Rights He Has? We Live In Tn...The Mother Of The Child Is Still Doing Dope And The Conditions She Has Her 2 Kids Living In Are Terrible---Trash Everywhere,Ashtrays Next To The Crib,Cats And Dogs Everywhere---Its Like A Dumpster In Their. What Would Be Th E Best Thing For My Boyfriend To Do About This?
Your boyfriend sounds like a caring man who is trying to do the right thing for his child, be glad he is that way, it bodes well for you and your child. Matthew needs to be removed from his mother...No doubts about that. I don't know the laws in TN, but the father of a child has rights and the law will usually choose the father in a case of an unfit mother. Go to a lawyer and explain everything, if you can't afford one, most states have some sort of Legal Aid. In a case like this, where the mother is obviously unfit to raise a child and the father wants it, "The Best" lawyer isn't always necessary, the state will do what is best for the child. Your lawyer will know what procedures to follow, but make sure he knows that it is an emergency...You have to get the child out of this situation! Good Luck with Matthew and bless you for being a caring enough person to care so deeply for someone else's child. I think Matthew and your child will have a great mother in you.
Do You Think Children Have Sufficient Access To Legal Representation In Australia?
Lack of access to legal representation is usually a problem if you're too poor, rather than if you're too young... From what I remember of a subject I did last semester (hey, I finished the exam, I dont need to know it anymore) defendants under the age of 18 get priority in applications to Victoria Legal Aid because they're considered particularly vulnerable.
Apart from lack of knowledge about the services available, I cant think of any reason why children as a class lack sufficient access to representation... but that doesnt mean I didn't learn about it and then forget it. Why do you ask?
I Need Legal/Divorce Advice?
So My Dad Wants To Get A Divorce With My Mom, But My Dad Doesn'T Want To Leave The House. I'M 15 Years Old & My Mom Has A Bad Alchohol Problem. So I Wouldn'T Want To Live/See Her At All. & If They Get A Divorce She'Ll Have Nowhere To Go, & My Dad Doesn'T Want To Leave The House. She Works Part Time & Doesn'T Make Much, My Dad Makes All The Money. Is There Anyway That She Leaves & Me & My Dad Keep The House & Cars?!
Divorce sucks- for everyone in the family. I can understand your trying to figure out the logistics of where (and with who) you might live. But this is not your problem to worry about or decide. Your mom may have a bad alcohol problem and you're probably really mad at her but she's still your mom. You may not know the full story about their splitting up. Tell your dad how you honestly feel. Let your dad (and his lawyer) come up with a reasonable solution to the problem. It's not your load to carry.