4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To If you want a legal professional at all, you must work closely along with them in order to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're likely to need your help. Listed below are four important ways to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're planning to reveal directly to them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know all things in advance - most importantly information one other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they should enable them to win. 3. Arrive Early For Many Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are punctually, each time. In fact, because you might need to discuss very last minute details or be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important so that you can convince the court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward increasing your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances 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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Need A Child Custody Lawyer?
Been Helping Take Care Of My Son Since I Found Out About Him (She Didn'T Tell Me Until He Was 3 1/2 That He Was Possibly Mine) She Of Course Has Custody Because Of South Dakota Laws And I Would Need To Go To Court To Get Any Rights. Just Today She Told Me She Is Getting Married In Aug Then Moving Out Of State And Taking My Son. I Need A Lawyer But Can'T Afford One Right Now Would I Be Able To Get Free Legal Help In South Dakota. I Am In The Military And Make Decent Money But Have A Lot Of Bills And Money Is Tight And Child Support Will Make It Tighter (She Was Living In My House For 6 Months With My Son And Just Moved Out And Lost Her Job And Filled For Child Support In Early Dec They Want Me To Pay 700$ A Month Based Off My Income Including My Bah And Bas And 19000 In Back Support) So Yes Back To What I Asked Is There A Way For Me To Get Free Legal Help Making About 40000 A Year In Pay?
Generally speaking, legal aid goes by your income, not your bills. They don't care about your bills, just what amount of money you have coming in. If you have a normal income, you won't qualify for legal aid. You have to be at or below poverty level to qualify. I know, because I have legal aid myself.
But the reality is, even if you qualified for legal aid, they don't generally offer representation for custody/support/visitation cases. They simply send you paperwork in the mail, explaining rights. Or in some cases, they offer a consultation over the phone. The physical (in court) representation is almost always reserved for what they consider priority cases. Restraining orders, domestic violence, etc.
I had legal representation for free through legal aid for my restraining order hearings, every year. My lawyer got me a lifetime RO against my ex, & she OFFERED to represent me if my psychotic, crazy, abusive ex ever tried to file for rights to my child. So the only reason I would get free representation for my visitation/family court issue, is because my lawyer has known me for a couple of years now, & she has represented me, & KNOWS that my ex is a SERIOUS, LIFE THREATENING DANGER to my child. If he wasn't, then I wouldn't have an attorney. But I have one "on retainer" BECAUSE it's a safety matter.
Your situation doesn't sound at all like safety, but typical custody/support/visitation cases.... which are a dime a dozen. There are SOOOOO many of them, that legal aid cannot possibly offer free representation for family court cases, without any extenuating circumstances.
Your best bet if to try to get a free consultation with a lawyer in your area, find out their hourly rate... see if they will let you make payments.
What Is The Deference Between The Contracts Manager And The Legal Advisor In A Construction Company?
Is It Necessary That The Contracts Manager In A Construction Company Must Be An Engineer , Or He Could Be A Lawer?
a contracts manager needn't be a lawyer. paralegals can be contract managers. and the contract manager needn't be an engineer. a legal advisor has to be a lawyer because if they are giving legal advice and aren't, then they are practicing law without a license.
Gender Discrimination From College Faculty?
What Is The Best Way To Find An Attorney For A Gender Discrimination Case From College When All Other Resources At This College Have Been Exhausted? How Should I Research An Attorney? Are There Law Firms In Central Fl That Take These Cases Pro Bono? I Am Not Interested In A Big Settlement, I Just Want My Record Cleared And Tuition Debt Paid...How Can I Take This Into Consideration When Looking For An Attorney ?
Log onto (lawresearch.com) they have a locator for your area with a list of lawyers and their areas of practice, once you have a list you can call them and ask for Pro Bono rep. first appointments are always free and if they like the case they should take it on a contingency basis which means they do not get paid unless you win.~
Illinois Workers Comp Lawyers?
I Am Looking For A Great Workers Comp Lawyer, To Help Me With My Case... Do Any One Knows A Great Law Firm Or Good Single Lawyer Please!!!!
It's not too hard to find one if your case looks good. First make sure you've reported your injury to workers comp in writing (or fill out the injury report at WORK) within 30 days of your injury.
Start getting medical care as soon as possible if you haven't yet! Tell them it's comp-related and you'll provide the info as soon as you can. Go through the phone book and look for comp lawyers, and ask people you know in your area if they have ever had a comp lawyer and who they recommend. Ask relatives and the families of friends if they know of a lawyer who is good or bad.
Get all the medical information you can and make sure your MD KNOWS it was a work-related injury and the date it happened on! Get as much backup from him as you can!
Need Legal Advise - Please Help?
5 Days Ago My Sister Gave Birth To Her First Child. He Was Immediately Rushed Into The Intensive Care Unit. I Kept Asking What Was Happening And I Was Finally Told That My Sister Had Been Taking 300 Milligrams Of Methadone Per Day During Her Pregnancy And The Baby Was Going Through Severe With Drawls. The Doctors Are Having To Give The Baby 300 Milligrams Per Day And Slowly Reduce The Milligrams Over 30 - 45 Days Until The Baby Is Drug Free. My Questions Are:
1) What Can Happen To The Baby Long Term, Mentally?
2) What Can Happen To My Sister Over This? Jail?
Was the methadone prescribed to your sister? Did she go to a methadone clinic during the pregnancy? If so she will not be in any trouble. For mothers that are addicted to opiates methadone treatment is the preferred treatment during pregnancy. It's very common for pregnant women to be on methadone. Had she stopped using opiates during the pregnancy the baby could have died or suffered a great deal.
Methadone is a very safe drug to use during pregnancy and the effects on the baby are few if any. Not all babies have withdrawal symptoms after they are born but some do. This can have some short term effects on the baby but studies have shown that babies born on methadone will catch up with their peers and will be no different than other babies and toddlers. As they grow up most have no lasting problems although learning disabilities have been found in some children born on methadone. With proper follow-up and early help your nephew should be just fine like any other little boy.
If your sister was not prescribed the methadone but bought it on the street it is highly unlikely that she would be charged with any crime but depending on the laws in your area there is a small possibility. It's usually not a crime to use drugs while pregnant but in the few places where it is mothers are usually charged while pregnant and not after the baby is born. It's still very rare and very controversial to charge mothers for using drugs while pregnant. I don't think you should worry about it. If it would happen I recommend that you contact the Legal Action Center on your sister's behalf.
My biggest legal concern about your sister and her baby is involvement by child protective services. When babies are born positive for drugs they are always called to investigate. This doesn't mean that she will lose her baby but they will investigate to determine that she is fit to care for the baby. If she is not enrolled at a methadone clinic I highly recommend she does so asap as that will help her to show that she's a responsible mother.
Some ignorant and backwards social workers have made an issue of mothers attending methadone clinics and threatened to remove children from their care if they remain on the clinic and have even removed kids. However, this is illegal as it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some social workers apparently don't know that though. Hopefully your social worker won't be that ignorant but if they in any way cause problems for your sister about going to a methadone clinic you should contact the Legal Action Center for help. They have helped several parents in similar situations. Hopefully she won't need any help though.
Please don't buy all the stuff about methadone being legal heroin and just a free high, etc. Methadone taken daily will not get you high. It will just keep you from using drugs. I have been on methadone for seven years and it has saved my life and given it back. It's a great treatment if you do it correctly.
Sprucing Up The Office On A Low Budget?
Im An Intern At A Local Legal Aid Office, And I Spend A Considerable Amount Of Time Here. As Is, The Office Looks Really Barren And Cold. How Can I Make It Feel Warm And Cozy With A Country Feel Without Spending Too Much Money?
I Alreadu Have Bought Some Paintigns That Were On Sale At Walmart, But Do Any Of You Have Any Other Suggestions To Make My Office Look And Feel Warm Without Spending Too Much?
(Remember, I Am A Broke Law Student In An Unpaid Internship!)
Add an inexpensive area rug and a matching cushion on your chair to warm up the atmosphere. You can find a small rug pretty cheap at Walmart or Home Depot.
If you can have an electric appliance in your office, an electric teapot with cups and fixings for cocoa, tea, hot cider or instant soup on a wooden tray will add a nice touch especially if you get items with a country theme. If you can't afford to buy an electric teapot or area rug, just remember to put it on your Christmas list!
Don't forget green plants and silk flowers. Everything always looks better with growing things around.