Finding A Seasoned Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are numerous lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise they are experts in your type of case. This can make the process of finding one with a great deal of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the tips below it will be possible to limit your pursuit off to the right one out of very little time. The first step is to make a list of the lawyers which are listed in the area that specialize in your situation. When you are which makes this list you must only include those that you may have a great vibe about based upon their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking some time evaluating their website. There you should certainly find the number of years they have been practicing and several general details about their success rates. At this moment your list should have shrunken further to those which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate level of experience. You should then take time to search for independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure you browse the reviews rather than counting on their overall rating. The info from the reviews will provide you with an idea of the way that they connect with their clients and the time they invest into each case they are focusing on. Finally, you will need to talk to no less than the final three lawyers who have the credentials you are looking for. This gives you the time to genuinely evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and the case. It is actually imperative that you follow every one of these steps to actually find someone that has the right degree of experience to get you the very best outcome.
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Making Mistakes As A Paralegal?
Have Been A Paralegal For Two Years, And I Still Find Myself Making Silly Mistakes On Occasion. I Think For The Most Part I Do Good Work, And I Truly Care About My Job. Occasionally Though, I Still Miss A Check Mark On A Form, Have A Typo In A Letter, Or The Last Big Screw Was As Follows:
I Sent Out A Contract Engagement Letter With A Typo In The File Number. It Was One Number Off. As A Result, Money Came Back And Was Associated With The Wrong Client Leading To An Accounting Nightmare. It Wasn'T Pretty. I Also Had Double Checked This Letter, And Still Missed The Error!
Are There Any Other Paralegals On Here That Experience Occasional Mistakes At Work? It Seems Like The Standard Is Perfection All The Time, But It Is Hard To Acheive It!
Also, Is It Okay For Your Supervising Attorney To Catch These Mistakes Occasionally Or Is It Your Opinion That The Paralegal Should Present Them With Perfect Documents So That They Don'T Have To Review Them?
Any Advice From Fellow Paralegals Would Be Greatly Appreciated!
Hi there. I am currently employed as a commercial construction litigation paralegal. Try saying that 10 times fast LOL. My area of law is highly complex and complicated, and for that reason, perfection is demanded. I literally sent out 16 Requests for Equitable Adjustment claims for MILLIONS of dollars. Talk about pressure! Anything and everything I handle is literally worth millions of dollars somewhere. That is the nature of large construction projects.
Do I make simple mistakes? Yes. We're only human. If a paralegal were to post they never make mistakes, they are simply a liar. We all do it.
I work for great attorneys that understand that is why we review each other's work. When they catch a simple typo or something that I inadvertently miss, I do not get harassed or put down. That is why we always have 2-3 pairs of eyes. We are only human and no one is perfect. I always pass my correspondence to the legal secretary to read. She always passes her correspondence to me. We treat proofing as mutual respect issue. We accept we make mistakes and we pass things around to get a fresh pair of eyes on things.
Honestly, the statement of, "...should present them with perfect documents so that they don't have to review them," made me wince a bit. I don't know how involved you are with your career. I am a member of two paralegal organizations and the State Bar Construction Law Section. I have to attend many hours of CLE and ethics. Hanging in front of me are the State Bar's Paralegal Ethics. On this sheet states that a paralegal shall never submit work to client that has not been reviewed by an attorney. I don't know if you employ in such standards, but no matter how much it irritates my boss, he reviews EVERYTHING I send, down to the simple, "Enclosed is a CD containing Bates Numbered images 001-002." This is for YOUR protection. As paralegals, we forget we can be sued for the unauthorized practice of law. Sometimes, my correspondence is so detailed with instructions from my supervising attorney, I ensure he reviews it and gives me the verbal go ahead. If your supervising attorney does not appreciate your thoroughness...I wince.
My advice is always have someone else check your work. A fresh pair of eyes ensures the client/opposing counsel receives perfect work. It should not be viewed as a negative thing. Make checklists. I have checklists, that after repeated use, have become habit. My first one was simple. Check the date, check the format, check the outgoing address, is the fax number correct, is the mailing address correct. I now go through these things systematically and produce very few mistakes. I always run spell check and grammar check. THEN I proofread on my own to catch mistakes. I do not proofread on the computer screen. I noticed that it is easier for tired eyes to glance over mistakes. I always print a DRAFT watermarked copy, make my changes, then have the secretary read it. Then I finalize, present to the attorney and request his review. The best advice is to walk away for a few minutes and go back. I don't know how many times I thought something was perfect, went to get a cup of coffee, looked down and saw a mistake. Sometimes, if it isn't urgent, I put it to the side, work on something else, and THEN go back to it. I catch my own mistakes that way as well. Lastly, take your time. You should watch me proof. I literally get out a ruler on client numbers, dollar numbers and important information and triple check. If it is important enough, I draft a cheat sheet with the important information so I can go back and compare.
The important thing is to focus on what is in front of you. Ask yourself what needs to be perfect in the document you are preparing. Client number? Dollar amount? County? Jurisdiction? I find that when I slow down and really ask..."What needs to be perfect?" I produce flawless work. Good luck!
California Family Law Subpoena...Which Form To Use...?
I Need To Subpoena My Son'S School For All Of His Information And Teacher Credential And Schooling Info. Yes I Have Joint Legal And Physical Custody But They Still Won'T Give It To Me. That'S Why I Need A Subpoena...Please Send The Link Or The Form #. I'Ve Checked Www.Courtinfo.Ca.Gov But All Of These Are For Business Records And I'M Asking For More Than Business Info.
Use the business records one, that can include all of the records pertaining to your son, as well as anything else that you specify on the subpoena. You can also attach the attachment form (that's what it's called on the CA forms site) and specify in detail what documents you want.
Family Court Child Custody Good Lawyers? Philadelphia Pa?
Family Court Child Custody Good Lawyers? Philadelphia Pa?
If Anyone Had A Good Lawyer To Fight For Custody For Their Child. Please List It In A Comment. 10 Points For A Good Answer. Someone Who Won The Case Please And Thank You! :)
I don't know any in Philadelphia, but the website avvo.com is a good resourse. Also, Martindale Hubbel posts ratings of lawyers.
Any Medical Malpractice Attorneys Out There? What Do You Think About This?
A 19 Year Old Boy Goes To The Doctor With A Cough And Chest Congestion He'S Diagnosed With Bronchitis, Given Steroid Ihnaler And Antibiotic Prescriptions. 2 Days Later He Is Have Some Abdominal Pain, Vomiting And Diarreaha. He Is Then Given A Cat Scan And Diagnosed With A Swollen Bladder, It Was Putting Pressure On His Bowels And Intestines. He Is Given A Cathiter And Kept Overnight. He Is Admitted At Around 8:30 P.M At Around 10 P.M He Is Given A Morhine Drip For Pain He Has An Allergic Reaction So He Is Given 2 Doses Of Narcan His Heart Rate Goes To 200 Bpm He Is Given Another Grug To Slow His Heart It Slows To 45 Bpm At 4:07 A.M He Dies Of An Enlarged Heart. No Chest X-Rays Were Done Until After His Heart Rate Jumped So High, Only Then Did They See The Enlarged Heart. This Young Man Graduated From High School 2 Years Ago. And Played Football And Wrestling All 4 Years. He Did Start Smoking Cigarettes And Marijuana After High School. That Is It In A Nutshell, What Do You Think?
Medical Malpratice cases are dificult and expensive to prosecute; therefore one issue is potential damages. In some states, the potentional damages for a young peron, unemployed, who isnt the support for anyone, is quite low.
As to the liabilty issue one would have to look at the autopsy and evaluate the cause of death. Was the contition caused by the treatment ofr pre-existing? Did he have a secondary desease of problem that led to the admission? Did the doctors depart from good and accepted treatment? Yes one can find and expert willing to testify as to virtually anything but, givem the case, one would want a case of more clear liability, which cannot be evaluated with a complete review of the records.
Had A Wreck. The Offer Came Back And Is Too Little. It Would Leave Me In The Whole, A 2500 Bill Becasue Someone Else Hurt Me. He Was Ticketed. They Paid For The Car. Now, My Lawyer Wants To Go To Litigation. The Costs Will Go Up From 1000 To 7500 And Her % From 35 To 40. I Am Afraid Of Getting In Debt Even Further. Never Mind I Also Just Got Laid Off For Xmas, Am Behind On Bills And Have Other Med Bills To Pay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You shouldn't have to pay a personal injury attorney anything upfront. Your attorney should work on a contingency basis and only gets paid if the case is resolved. There are a lot of attorney out there.
Please I Need Legal Help Immedialtely?
Ok. I Open A Bank Accoutn With A Fake Ssn. I Worked And Deposited My Earnings In Boa For Many Years. Today I Received An Email From Boa That States That All My Money Is Gone. They Gave Me Phone Numeber To Call, I Called And It Was The Office Of Child Support. I Wasnt Able To Speak To Anybody. I Think That Someone Took My Money Thinking That I Was The Person Owing That Money To Child Support Based In The Ssn. All My Money Is Gine. What Can I Do To Get My Money Back? Who Can I Talk To? I Dont Have Any Children.
You might be able to get the money back. It depends on facts that you didn't mention, such as whose name was stated as the debtor in the court order that resulted in the attachment. Normally, attached money is held by the sheriff for a while to give the property owner the right to try to get the court to reconsider the attachment. If there were defects in the pleadings leading to the court order, it might be possible to get the court order reversed without any need to discuss social security numbers. At this point, you don't even know whether the SSN had anything to do with the attachment.
You don't get much time, like a few days. So take care of it immediately. You need to see an attorney about it because you need help with the court motion and because you committed a crime and you may have to confess to the crime in order to get the money back. You need an attorney to advise about that.
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