4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you really need a legal representative at all, you should work closely using them to be able to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Listed here 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 - whatever information you're gonna reveal to them. Privilege means everything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - particularly information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of most information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they should help them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are on time, whenever. Actually, because you may want to discuss last minute details or be extra prepared for the way it is you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important in order to convince a legal court that you just both regret the actions and are making strides toward enhancing your life. As an example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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How Do I Find A Pro-Bono Lawyer (Not Legal Aid) To Help With A Custody Battle?
I Am Going Through A Tough Custody Battle Where Domestic Violence Is Involved, And I Cannot Find Help Anywhere. Is There A Place Besides Legal Aid That You Can Find A Lawyer That Will Do Pro-Bono Work? I Can Explain Further If Needed For Finding A Lawyer Purpose. (I Am In Michigan)
Normally legal aid is the agency that will handle pro-bono type cases. It differs from state to state though. Other than a legal aid office, probably the best source for possible pro-bono would your state's bar association. Most state's bar association has a pro-bono division (or have the phone to give you) where private lawyers have volunteered to do some pro-bono work. You will have to qualify and such but if you do qualify, they will normally assign your case to a private attorney (rather than legal aid) who will do the work without charge to you. You would still be responsible for the costs though.
Please note though that a "tough custody battle" is not something most attorneys want to get involved in when they are not being paid to do it. You may not qualify for pro-bono or your type of case may not be one that pro-bono is done. If you are accepted, once an attorney sees that it is very involved and will cost him/her a lot of time, they may decline to handle the case. Legal aid, or hiring a private attorney, may be your only options.
Can I Be Successful In The Field Of Law As A Minority, Female Attorney?
I Know This Seems Like A Bit Of A Stupid Question. I'Ve Decided That I Want To Go To Law School, But I'M Not Sure Of Which Area Of Law Yet. But Today I Was Talking To One Of My Close Friends, And He Was Telling Me &Quot;You Know, People Are Going To Be Really Reluctant To Hire You. Most People Want A Jewish Male Attorney, And You Being An African American Female, It'S Gonna Be Extra Tough For You.&Quot; Granted, His Father Is A Jewish Male Attorney, So He Could Be A Bit Biased, But Other People Have Told Me The Same Thing. Obviously, Choosing An Attorney Shouldn'T Be Based On Race, But On Skill, But How Will I Have A Chance To Prove Myself If This Really Is True? So I Guess My Question Is, Is This Really True? And If So, How Can I Try To Overcome This To Prove Myself As A Great Attorney?
Also, Please No Rude Or Racist Comments. I Need Serious Answers. Thank You!
I am a white, Roman Catholic female, who was over 40 when I graduated law school.
This issue of being Jewish is just nonsense anymore. Maybe at some time in the 1950s a person's religion was important but not now. Granted there are some law firms who hire by religion, but they are very few and are staffed by the old guys or at those the old thinking guys. Heck, in Chicago we have an active Christian bar association that holds an annual Red Mass at the Cathedral -- it is sold out months before the event.
This is the same bs that the old attorneys, and I mean those who went to law school 1940-1970 preach. They will tell you that you must belong to some organization like Kiwanis (sp), or Chamber or Commerce, or other male oriented old-boy-network to get clients. Again bs. Even members of these organizations will pick the attorney who does the best job for the least amount of money over a fellow member.
Now the issue of being a female is another thing. There is lots and lots of gender discrimination in the field of law. When I went on interviews I would be asked how fast I typed, if I was planning to have kids, was I married -- you know all those allegedly illegal questions.
I worked for a firm with 2 other male attorneys and no support staff. I was put at the reception desk where I answered the phones, typed the one partners notes, and handled about 40 of my own cases. You should have seen the look on the clients faces when they were assigned to the receptionist. Once I learned all I could from this job I went on to open my own firm in competition to this one. They no longer exist.
So you will encounter sex discrimination. Because the profession of law is over 40% female there are lots of others fighting the same thing. There are also woman's bar associations that can help out.
As for race, it really is not an issue in law. At least the profession has come that far. A black lawyer appears to have the same opportunites. I believe that is thanks to the great work done by the black lawyers bar associations.
If you really want to become an attorney and have that calling, go for it. It is the best job you can ever have. Good luck.
Can A Good Attorney Get A First Time Offender, No Criminal Record, Out Of Felony Drug Posession Charges.?
Drugs Were Found In A Vehicle After A Random Traffic Stop, They Found Drugs In The Vehicle, But Not On The Driver, Who Was Driving A Friends Car. It'S Basically Choosing A Good Attorney With Experience Vs Public Defender Just Out Of Law School.
Get the good attorney pay the $2000 and try to keep it off your record.
Doubtful that it will be a clean walk thoug, sorry to say.
How To Get Into Yale Law School?
Hi Everyone, I Want To Know What Is Required To Attend Yale Law School. I Know You Have To Be Smart, So Please Do Not Write That, I Would Like Serious Answers. What I Need To Know Are What Classes I Should Take While Attending College, Pre- Requisites That Are Required, Internship Ideas, Lsat Scores Etc. Thanks So Much For Your Help.
There isn't a specific formula for getting into Yale Law. People come from many different paths and walks of life at YLS; there isn't a specific class you should take, or a major you should have. What you need to possess is a stellar academic record (and I mean stellar--student admitted to YLS typically have GPAs of 3.8 or above), an exceptional LSAT score (172+, preferably 175+), excellent recommendations, and a résumé that shows involvement (no specific type of internship is preferred over another--what you should focus on is demonstrating commitment to and leadership in two or three specific causes over a number of years, rather than sporadic participation in 10+ activities).
You will also have to devote some serious time and thought to the "softs" in your application: Your personal statement, résumé, addenda, and letters of recommendation. Of particular importance will be the personal statement and LORs. When you are competing for admission into the top echelons, where everyone has GPAs of 3.9+ and LSATs in the 172+ range, it's the softs that set you apart and make you memorable.
However, even with all that, admission will not be a definite thing. You will still face some tough competition if you're looking for admission into Yale, because competition for law schools of that caliber is intense for anyone, regardless of their credentials. Yale has the lowest admissions percentage of all ABA-approved law schools (just over 7%) for a reason.
Focus on doing the following during your academic years in order to create a solid applicant profile that will put you at an advantage in the law school application process:
1. Pick a college major that will require a lot of reading- and research-intensive classes (for example: political science, history, economics, or sociology). This will not only prepare you for law classes (which themselves are incredibly research- and reading-heavy), but it will also demonstrate to law schools, when you apply, that you can handle the academic load of law school.
2. Keep an upward grade trend throughout college. This means that your grades either get stronger as you go through school, or start off strong and remain there for all 4 years of college. Most law schools will want to see GPAs of 3.5 or above (the closer you can get to a 4.0, the better). If you get a B during your freshman year, it's not a deal-breaker; your focus should be to keep your grades as high as you can get them.
3. Take a challenging class load: Intro classes are okay for freshman and (maybe) sophomore year of college, but once you get to junior and senior year, your focus should be on upper-level classes and seminars that allow you to really hone in and focus on your specific interests within the major. And, as always, keep your grades up throughout.
4. Establish rapport with your professors (particularly during your junior and senior years of college). You can do this by attending office hours, working for them as a research assistant, and talking to them after class. They will be the ones writing your letters of recommendation, and will only be able to write effective, overwhelmingly positive ones is if they have specific, anecdotal knowledge of you and can favorably compare you to other students in your class.
5. Work on your extracurriculars. Don't worry about being a part of 30 student groups; instead, focus on 2 or 3. Become a part and get involved during your freshman and sophomore years, and then obtain leadership positions in them during your junior and senior years.
6. Take the LSAT either the summer after junior year or the fall of your senior year of college. This will allow you to get the LSAT out of the way and apply as early in the admissions cycle as possible, which is incredibly beneficial to your overall chances.
I would also not focus exclusively on YLS as your only law school choice. Branch out a little. Research law schools and become familiar with their LSAT and GPA requirements, as well as their acceptance percentages. A great place to start is the LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools: http://officialguide.lsac.org
I know I gave you a lot of info--I hope some of it helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any additional questions--I'm glad to help!
Family Court Violation?
My Ex And I Have Been Back And Forth To Court Numerous Times, The Judge Makes Us Come To An Agreement But As Soon As We Are Out Of Court She Does Whatever She Wants. She Constantly Traps Me By Making A Mutual Agreement And Then 20 Min Before It Supposed To Happen She Calls And Changes Things. Our Paperwork States All Changes Require 24 Hour Notice. She Cancels Taking Our Daughter Becuase She Dosent Want To Take Her When She Is Sick. Then She Calls Me Screaming And Yelling She Wants More Time With Her Since She Missed Her Visitation. I Try And Work It Out But Nothing Is Good Enough For Her. Our Paperwork States Any Extra Time Is Based On Mutual Agreement. She Missed Her Holiday Once And Showed Up The Following Sunday While I Was At Work Demanding My Girlfriend Hand Over My Daughter. It Wasnt Her Day To Take Her. I Dont Know What To Do. Would All These Things Fall Under Violation? Also She Is So Emotionially Unstable She Constantly Has Breakdowns In Front Of Our Daughter And She Lets Her Boyfriend Scream And Degrade Her In Front Of Our Duaghter. I Dont Want To Keep Our Child From Her But I Really Think She Needs Help And I Dont Think Its Good For My Daughter To See These Things. She Uses &Quot;Fun&Quot; Things To Convince Our Daughter To Go With Her And Offers More Fun Things If My Daughter Will &Quot;Forgive&Quot; Her Boyfriend For Yelling And Give Him Another Chance.
I would take her to court in a second. For full custody. Why should your daughter be subjected to her mother's instability? And I sure wouldn't put up with someone else yelling at my child. There is no skipping your day when your child is sick. Sorry, but that's what she signed up for when she became a mother. Although, maybe even though it's not right, your daughter is better cared for by you when she's sick. Sounds like mom doesn't care at all. I would tell her that if she wants to change visitation, she needs to deal with you, not your girlfriend. And if she is having "breakdowns" in front of your daughter, I would report this to my lawyer. You sound like a caring guy who is trying to work with her but it's not going well for your daughter. Document everything and bring it back to court. Good Luck to you & your daughter.
Pet Injury Law Issue?
Hello, I Brought My Beagle To The Vet For A Simple Uti Test And My Vet Dropped My Dog Which Resulted In A Her Breaking Her Foot. Now My Dog Is In A Splint For 6 To 8 Weeks. They Didn'T Charge Us For The Splint But My Concern Is That She Is Only 3 And May Not Walk Right Afterwards. And To Make Matters Worse, It Happened A Few Days After My Son Was Born. So I Have A Wife Not At 100% (Since She Just Gave Birth)And We Have A 2 Year Old, A 10 Year Old, And The Newborn To Worry About. Now We Have An Injured Dog To Care For Which Is Not Making Our Life Any Easier. Is There Anything We Can Do Law Wise? We Live In Illinois.
Probably not much, unless it was gross negligence, rather than just a squirmy dog, that was the case of the fall. While I understand why you are upset and feel your pain, the law isn't the answer to everything. It seems to me that the vet is doing the right thing by you and where it not for everything else on your plate (not his/her or your fault) you would probably have a lot different take on the situation.
If there is serious permanent damage to the dog, which is not overly likely, what would a monetary award do for you? If the dog does wind up with permanent problems, speak to your vet about free follow on care for the dog's life.