4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want an attorney for any reason, you should work closely with them in order to win your case. Regardless how competent they may be, they're likely to need your help. Listed below are four important ways to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're planning to reveal to them. Privilege means anything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they should assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being punctually, whenever. In reality, because you might need to discuss last second details or perhaps be extra prepared for the case you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any kind of crime, it's important to be able to convince the legal court that you simply both regret the actions and so are making strides toward increasing your life. By way of example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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What Is A Good Experience With A Personal Injury Attorney?
I Was Hit By A Car 6 Weeks Ago And Hired A Personal Injury Attorney When I Was Released From The Hospital. I Decided To Hire A Local Firm That Does Alot Of Cases And Who The Main Partner Knows My Friend. It Started With A Nice Person Coming Out To My House To Hear About What Happened And Told Me That He Thinks It Is Something I Should Get An Attorney For. He Let With A Signed Paper As Their Office As My Attorney And An Attorney Was Assigned To Me. The Paralegal Has Been Helping Me With My Medical Bills And Financial Assistance From The Insurance. I Also Have An Investigator Who Is Helping Look In To The Case. I Spoke With The Attorney Once And He Was Very Non Empathetic. He Told Me What He Thinks I May Have Done Wrong And That The Liability Case May Not Go In My Favor. He Said **** And Hell A Couple Times Casually And Did Not Act Like Something Traumatic Had Just Happened To Me. I Thought That Was Weird. I Know Things Like This Take Time But Have Been Wanting To Know What Is Going On And Am Curious To Why They Have Not Asked More About My Injuries And What Is Going On With Me. I Don'T Remember What Happened To Me And Am Curious To If Any Of The Witnesses Did See What Happened Beside My One Friend Who Saw Everything. I Emailed The Lawyer Once A Few Weeks Ago And He Didn'T Respond So I Called Him. He Told Me He Hadn'T Responded Because He Was Busy Getting Ready For Another Meeting On Another Case But Did Answer My Question. I Emailed Him A Few Days Ago To Get An Update And He Hasn'T Responded. I Hired Someone So That I Would Not Be Overwhelmed With The Legal Action But Have This Bad Feeling I Hired The Wrong Person So Its Really Stressing Me Out. Is This The Normal Way An Attorney Acts? What Can I Do?
Normal? No. Perhaps after looking into the case he has determined that the likelihood of collecting a significant award for you [with a contingency fee for himself] is slim.
Is there anything that you can do? Yes. Ask for a sit-down with the lawyer. Ask him what his assessment of the case is. If he doesn't respond, document what has transpired. If you feel that you have a good case because of the injury, talk to another personal injury attorney. Ask lawyer 2 what the procedure is for you to fire lawyer 1 and hire him.
Paralegal To Criminal Defense Lawyer ?
I Want To Become A Criminal Defense Lawyer And Today I Came Up With An Idea. Do You Think I Should Work As A Paralegal While Studying To Be A Lawyer Or Should I Just Become A Lawyer Without Ever Beinq A Paralegal First.? When You Answer Please Back Up What Your Saying And Show Me Why Your Answer Is The Most Acurate And Why You Know What Your Tlking About.. Thank You.
NO NO NO. Do not train as a paralegal and do not work as a paralegal in a law office if your ultimate goal is to become a lawyer.
Working as a paralegal might very well train you to become a lawyer. But law school trains you (and makes you eligible) to take the bar exam - it does not teach you to become a practicing lawyer. You might think this would make sense - but it does not work. The population that is most likely to drop or flunk out of law school are the ones who trained, worked or were otherwise educated as a paralegal.
This does not mean you would drop or flunk out. But it will make things much more challenging for you and having a background as a paralegal will not help you in law school. Paralegals-turned-law-students I have met and mentored always complained that law school projects weren't realistic and weren't like projects that would be completed in a law office. They were frustrated over the lack of efficiency, etc. And their grades suffered because they were not completing the exams for the law school - but rather for the actual practice of law. The only ones who were able to succeed were the ones who were extremely determined to earn a jurisdoctorate and were able to disconnect their real world experience so they could succeed in the artificial law school realm.
If you want to work in criminal defense, then I would recommend that you do something that will help you stand out. White collar crimes are high profile, complicated and can garner you some very affluent clients. But most lawyers are not familiar with accounting, computer technology, etc. Likewise, being able to conduct investigations/interviews is a wonderful skill.
I nudge people toward the Air Force Reserves for training and tuition assistance. (And when you can put military service on your resume, you will appeal to a HUGE segment of the population. If a person who served or is related to someone who has served is looking for an attorney, that person will be more likely to gravitate toward hiring you if you have military service on your resume.)
Need Legal Advice, Insurance Company Small Claims Is After Me. What To Do?
The Insurance Company Of A Man Whose Fender I Tapped One Day While Being Blinded By The Sun Wants Me To Go To Court And/Or Pay Them $4,318. This Amount Is, As Far As I'M Concerned, Completely Arbitrary. I Have Not Been Told What The $4,318 Was Paying For. The Man'S Insurance Company Found Out That I Was Not At The Time Insured Under My Dad'S Car'S Insurance. The Man In The Accident Never Called Me Or Contacted Me For Any Expenses, Until I Got A Summons From The Lawyer Of His Insurance Company Pretending To Be Defending Him. They Actually Had To Pay Out A Personal Claim And They Hate It. Now They Pass On The Cost Of Their Frivolous Mystery Invoice To Me As If I Would Understand The Necessity Of Their Claim. They Really Must Explain Something Of Those Costs To Me Sometime. My Question Is This, How Do I Legally Tell Them Where To Stick It?
You can legally tell them to 'stick it' in a court of law but be warned: insurance companies do not play games. If you are stupid enough to actually go to court over $4K then be prepared to be eaten alive by the insurer's lawyer and the judge. You have every right to see the paperwork associated with the cost of the claim they are requesting but don't be too shocked at what you find. A trip to the ER, with NO injuries will cost in excess of $2,500 after exams, MRI and x-rays. Why don't you try being reasonable and contact the insurer and discuss a settlement before you find yourself before a judge. If you get a judgment against against you and don't make the payments you will be in contempt and your assets will be seized, sold and you will face heavy fines.
Dude, it just ain't worth it..... don't you have your own insurance for this???
I Need Help Finding Free Legal Aid For Custody Battle, Please Help ?
I'm Trying To File For Full Custody Of My Son. When I Went To The Court House They Told Me I Needed To Know Exactly What Type Of Papers I Needed To File. They Gave Me The Number To A Toll Free Legal Aid Number, I Called The Number And They Told Me That They Couldn't Help Me Because The Court House Uses Different Numbers To File. What Does That Mean, And How Can I Find Out What To File? Someone Please Help Me.
If It Makes A Difference I Live In San Bernadino County California
*Sigh* These are depressing.
(909)889-7328 or 1(866)889-7328 (toll free)
http://www.inlandlegal.org/services/clinics/LASSB.htm if it helps.
P.S. I hope you win, my mom did and it was the best thing that could have happen in my life.
Would I Be A Good Lawyer? What Kind?
I Am Sixteen And Recently I Have Started Thinking About Someday Becoming A Lawyer. I Am On My School'S Newspaper And I Love Writing Essays And Papers. I Know Most Lawyers Don'T Actually Go To Court, But I Would Call Myself Argumentative, Defensive, Logical, Confident, Opinionated And I Never Back Down From A Fight. Next Year I Am Going To Be On My School'S Debate Team. I Often Play The Devil'S Advocate And I Am Good At Critical Reading. I Am Really Passionate About People'S Rights (Mainly Because Of My Journalistic Background). Also, I Was Wondering What Most Lawyers Major In Before Going To Law School.
Good lawyers are not argumentative or defensive. There ARE a number of lawyer who are argumentative and defensive but they are the bad lawyers. Their fellow lawyers despise them. And judges consider them to be substandard.
GOOD lawyers are persuasive and professional. Any disagreeable idiot can argue. And only insecure people get defensive. And only people who would cut off their noses to spite their faces "never back down from a fight." These are very very poor traits - and, regardless of what you want to be when you grow up, I would suggest you work on these issues to become more emotionally mature.
It takes a very special level of skill and charisma to professionally persuade someone else to agree with your way of thinking. Good attorneys need to be able to place the needs of their clients over their own pride otherwise the consequences can be horrific. (I am dealing with one such attorney who gave her client advice that was really bad because this attorney is an argumentative, defensive, "never back down from a fight" bit$h. And because her client followed her advice, the prosecutor ended up making the client a co-defendant in a felony child abuse case - rather than the witness that the prosecutor initially wanted her to be.)
The majors vary wildly. It depends entirely on the individual student and his/her aptitude and interests.
In Nj Regarding Simple Assault Dv Charge?
The Da Or The Police Pressed Charges On An Accused Simple Assault Labled Domestic Violence. The Vicim Did Not Press Charges Nor Wanted A Restrainin Order. Can The Victim Tell The Prosecutor To Drop The Charges Or Will The Prosecutor Refuse And Just Try The Defendant. The Police Have Pictures As Evidence. Also What Will Happen To The Defendant For A First Offense. The Defendant And Victim Are Expecting A Child.
>The victim did not press charges nor wanted a restraining order.
Yeah well that isn't how DV charges are handled your abuser didn't just wrong you they wronged the State. The people of the State have decided on a zero tolerance attitude towards DV there are no "simple DV charges" all of them are serious especially if there are substantiated injuries no matter how minor.
>Also what will happen to the defendant for a first offense.
In cases of DV there is generally no first offense slap on the back of the hand he will loose his right to own firearms will be ordered to attend counseling pay fines and court costs and may get jail time. In addition the State may keep the restraining order in place for 6 months to a year and it works BOTH ways you can get arrested along with your bf if you make any contact pregnant women get thrown in jail all the time.
>Can the victim tell the prosecutor to drop the charges
SURE but they'll totally ignore you if they have enough evidence they will very probably proceed with the State's case people are sick and tired of hearing the screaming and yelling that accompanies DV if you didn't report it then you were making enough noise to annoy the neighbors