4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To When you really need a legal representative for any reason, you must work closely along with them in order to win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important strategies 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 planning to reveal to them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most especially information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all the information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they have to enable them to win. 3. Appear Early For Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are promptly, every time. Actually, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or perhaps 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 charged with any type of crime, it's important in order to convince the legal court which you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward increasing your life. As an example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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I Am In Search Of A Patent Attorney Or Someone Who Knowns About Patent Info. Who Can I Contact?
My Father (Deceased) Has A Patent, And I Was Thinking Of Manufacturing It Again. We Stopped After He Passed Away. Who Can I Contact That Could Answer The Legal Questions On How To Go About Doing This. Any Help Would Be Appreciated. Thanks
First, see if the patent is still in effect. It may have expired. If it is still in effect, you have to determine who it's legal owner is. Was it left to you as a bequest? Martindale Hubbel (see your local library) has separate listings for patent attorneys (in the blue pages at the beginning.) Good luck!
How Should A Person Go About Finding An Attorney??
If They Have No References From Friends For Attorneys...Where Does One Start??
Of Course It Is Me That Is Looking For One....Lol
Thank You!! ; )
I would first get recommendations from people you know who have employed attorneys. For instance, do you know somebody at work, at your church, synagogue, or mosque who has employed an attorney? Did they have a good experience with that attorney?
You could ask certain businesses for recommendations. For instance, if you are purchasing a house, perhaps your Realtor or title company could recommend an attorney.
If you need to have some estate planning work done, you might ask a bank trust department to recommend a good estate attorney.
Next, you might go to the Martindale-Hubble website, http://www.martindale.com. You can search for attorneys by name and by town. I like the Martindale website because it includes attorney "peer ratings", and that means a lot because it enables you to get one who is well regarded.
Of course, you could also open the Yellow Pages of your telephone book and just choose one that has an appealing advertisement.
I Have A Dui Court Date On Tues. Does It Matter If My Lawyer Goes To Court For Me, Or If I Am Present As Well?
I Had A Dui In Riverside County, California. I Blew A .18 At The Cop Car, And Then Blew At The Police Station 2 Hours Later (I Dont Know What I Blew There). I'M An Out Of State Student That Moved Here To Do An Internship In The Health Field. I Am 23.
I Hired A Lawyer Who Is Going To Enter My Plea Of Guilty On Tuesday. The Lawyer Can Go On My Behalf, Which Is Great Because The Court Is 3 Hours From Where I Currently Live And I Have A Really Stressful Internship I Am Doing That I Would Have To Leave For A Day.
My Gut Feeling Says That It Looks More Responsible To A Judge If I Am Present As Well, But I Heard Others Say It Makes No Difference. Has Anyone Been In This Situation And Has Some Advice?
Please, No Awful Answers...There'S No Way To Express How Sorry I Am And How Much Stress I Have Faced Because Of This.
For those who don't know, California permits defendants in misdemeanor cases to appear through counsel. No warrant will be issued for your arrest. In most courts, the sentence for a first time DUI is pretty standard, and I would assume your attorney has already told you what the sentence will be. That will not change, whether you are there or not. If your attorney thought it would be better for you to be there, he would have told you so. While it is true that a DUI can have lots of collateral consequences, your appearance in court is not going to change that.
How Do I Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer For My Father'S Death?
In May 2012, My Father Was Hit By A Car When Riding His Bicycle, He Later Died. We Have A Lot Of Unanswered Questions And No Idea Where To Start. How Can I Find A Legit Lawyer, In My Area, That I Can Trust Wont Take Advantage Of Me And My Family? How Do I Go About Finding The Best Lawyers?
You select a couple of lawyers and you interview them
You look up their record (public record)
You talk it over
And the prosecutor will handle this anyway, not you
You would need to sue the drivers insurance company in civil court
And if death occurred this is not a personal injury case it is a wrongful death case
How Can I Get Guardianship Of My Sick Father?
I'M 23, And Live With My 67 Year Old Father And Boyfriend. My Mother Died 6 Years Ago, And Since Then My Father Had A Mental Breakdown And Has Just Gotten Worse Since Then. He Refuses To Get Help, And Now He Has Physical Problems Too. He Has Diagnosed Skin Cancer, Which He Won'T Get Seen For, As Well As Copd, Asthma, Emphysema, High Blood Pressure, And Is Underweight (117Lbs For A 5'10” Male.) He Is Basically Anorexic, And Sleeps On The Floor. His Mental Health Is The Real Reason He Won'T Get Help, And He Frequently Makes Suicidal Remarks Or Remarks About Wanting To Be Dead. His Finances Are Horribly Disorganized And He Almost Lost The House Last Year Because He Never Paid The Property Taxes Or Mortgage.
What I Want To Know Is: How Can I Get Guardianship Of My Father, So That I Can Make Decisions For Him? What Would Be Some First Steps To Take In Order To Get Help For My Father? I Talked To My Older Sisters (42, 47), And They Also Believe Something Needs To Be Done And Are Willing To Help Even Though They Don'T Live With Us. They Said They'D Go With Me And Even See If We Could 'Share' The Guardianship Responsibilities If Possible.
If I Could Even Just Get Temporary Powers To Organize His Finances And Have Him Seen At A Mental Hospital, And Get Steady Treatment Until He Improves Would Be Helpful. I Just Think That Unless I Do Something Like This, My Father Is Going To Die And/Or Ruin Himself (And Our Family) Financially.
Consult with an elder law attorney. If you can't find one that does pro bono (free) work, go to Legal Aid. Guardianship is not easily granted; many see it as stripping a person of their most basic rights - deciding where to live, spend money their money, etc.
You would have to prove mental incapacity to gain guardianship. The court will appoint a lawyer who will work hard to prove your father does not need anyone managing his life so be prepared for a battle (and you'll probably have to pay the opposing lawyer's expenses). In the guardianship petition it will ask why you wish to be guardian and you'll have to list specific events which demonstrate the need for someone to take over the affairs of an adult. If you feel the matter is urgent, ask a lawyer about an emergency petition. That might serve to get the finances back under management and your father's health assessed.
An alternative is that your father agree to give you power of attorney. That may be another battle. But talk to your local Area on Aging (find the number under on your county's website). They're there to work for the interests of our senior citizens.
A last suggestion is to join a caregivers support group. This can be a valuable resource for direction, feedback, and badly needed commiseration and encouragement. AgingCare.com is great. This site might be helpful too, the Caregivers Library - http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/caregiv... And there's a series of articles at http://www.watchtower.org/e/19970208/art... that might prove insightful.
Keep in mind that your dad is used to making decisions for himself, that advancing age and declining health have him feeling extremely vulnerable. Getting him to agree to help without feeling that he's losing control won't be easy. That's where advice from those who've been through it would be invaluable.
Best wishes to all of you.
Could Someone Verify For Me If All Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Required To Do A Certain Amount Of...?
Pro Bono Work?
Or Was That Just Something Made Up That I Heard At Some Point? And If So, Is It Lawyers The Whole Nation Over, Or Just In Certain States? Like Is It A Federal Requirement, Or Left To States To Decide?
No, it's not true. They might be encouraged to do so, or their firm might have a policy requiring, it but there's no legal requirement that they do.
Lawyers who work as public defenders serve a similar purpose, in that you get their service without cost, but again there's nothing saying you have to work as one for any period of time (although many do).