4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you really need a legal professional for any excuse, you need to work closely with them in order to win your case. No matter how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important approaches 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 going to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know everything in advance - particularly information other side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing 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 need to assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For All Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are on time, each time. In reality, because you may need to discuss last minute details or be extra prepared for the way it is you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any type of crime, it's important so that you can prove to a legal court that you simply both regret the actions and they are making strides toward boosting your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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What Is The Best Search Engine For Law Cases...I'Ve Been Using Westlaw And Findlaw?
Using Both Of These Search Engines--I'M Still Not Locating What I Need As Far As Case History. I Don'T Have Access To A Law Library At The Moment And Am Trying To Do Some Research. Many Thanks For Your Answers.
That depends on what jurisdiction you're looking for cases in.
Some states DO have free case law available like California and Alaska.
Low cost case law is also available in some other states.
Lexisone.com offers five years of searchable state and federal appelate case law for free.
There's very little actual searchable case law at Findlaw.
The Internet For Lawyers <>http://www.netforlawyers.com> web site has lots of articles about locating case law for free.
They have also published a book that covers the topic in more detail. <>http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm>
Can I Ask A Lawyer To Give Their Client A Message?
I Have A Friend In Another City That I Have Been Trying To Reach. Upon Research, I Found Out They Were In Jail! But The Other Day, I Found Out On The Inmate Lookup Site That She Is Out On Bail. I Tried Calling Her But Cannot Reach Her. On The Court Website, It Has The Name And Telephone Number Of Her Attorney. Is It Ok For Me To Call Them And Ask To Give Her A Message? Can They Not Do That Because Of Attorney Client Privilege? Thanks So Much!
You can certainly ask and I would think it very much depends on the individual lawyer on whether they will do it or not. Hopefully they will not mind and pass on a message with your name and number on it. She will probably be pleased you have gone to such effort to find her. Another thing you could do is write her a letter and send it to lawyers office and I am sure it will reach her ok.
A Lawyer To Help Get Disability?
Are There Lawyers That Help, Step By Step In Applying For Disability?
Yes, but you're paying them to do stuff they never had to do, if you happened to be one of those people who would be approved the first time with or without a lawyer. (That would be like getting a lawyer to read a standard contract to buy a car. You can buy a car without a lawyer's help, but they'll be happy to take the money, if you want them to read it anyway.)
It's best to do the work on your own. The long-winded forms don't become less long-winded by having a lawyer write down the answers for you, and you'll have to be equally involved either way.
Most people don't get lawyers until after they've been denied to the point of going to court, but I didn't have the energy to wait that long, and, frankly, I already knew my disability didn't fit into all the pre-required conditions, so I would be denied. (Botched surgery caused chronic pain around waist. Who gets that to put it down as a regularly occurring disability?) I had done enough research to know that 60+% of people who claim disability denied the first time, so that's when I hired a lawyer, thus getting help on the particulars.
As for who to get? The truth is lawyers don't guarantee success and they only get paid, if they win, so Binder and Binder doesn't look any worse or better than any other lawyers. My lawyer told me even lawyers average a 25% rate, because SSDI is that hard to get on, and so many people try who can still work, but don't want to because it's harder with the disability. The only advantages they have is they know the laws, they get to know the judges enough to know what they want, and they can present that better.
My lawyer didn't want me in the courtroom, so I didn't go. I needed Disability, because the chronic pain stopped me from doing enough things I cannot work. Little did I know, he got me in because the pain was so bad I was suicidal, until doctors helped with the pain. Who'd have thought a year of fighting to not kill myself works, but I can't lift more than 12 pounds, can't sit or stand for more than 90 minutes at a time (without having to lie down for a while), have trouble leaning over for more than 5 seconds, or a bunch of other things just crazy enough to stop me from having an employer keep me for more than half a day, wasn't enough?
He had four cases that day. I was the only one he won. I wouldn't have won, unless I had a lawyer. (It seems my main problem in life is I gave up looking like I'm in pain, because looking like I'm in pain never lessened pain levels, so was a waste of time and energy. That I refuse to act like a victim was the same reason he didn't want me in the courtroom. lol)
Get a lawyer if you're denied, but don't waste your back pay on a lawyer to fill out forms. As for Bender and Bender? I went local lawyer, because that firm would know local judges. Bender and Bender is national, so I don't know if they're lawyers move or are part of the community. To know that Judge Smith is a hard-nose leglist, while Judge Jones wants an emotional tale along with the evidence is the very reason I got a local lawyer.
When I was disabled, my lawyer was a one-man company trying to look big. Three years later, when hubby needed a disability lawyer, we went to the same firm, only to find out there were three lawyers now. I only saw my old lawyer once in passing. (He remembered me. Apparently, I was one of his first cases. lol)
Can I Win Child Custody Without A Lawyer?
I Currently Have A Lawyer But Its Just Too Expensive. I Have Some Evidences That I Think I Can Use To Prove My Ex Is Unfit Father. If I Dont Have A Lawyer And He Does, Can I Win By Just Telling The Truth. I Know Alot Of Lawyers Know How To Make U Look Like A Liar Even Thou You'Re Not..
i cant remember who said " a person who represents themselves has a fool for a client"
but it rings true
a lawyer will run rings round a layman unless you have vast legal knowledge
thats why they cost so much
8 years to pass the bar isnt for nothing i'm afraid
when it comes to child custody, i wouldnt leave anything to chance
Questions About Lawyers And Doctors?
I Am Interested In Both Professions - A Lawyer In Political Sciences And History, And A Doctor In Anatomy And Saving Peoples Lives. I Have A Few Questions To Maybe Help Me Narrow Down The Two Of Many Choices.
1. Which One Has A Potential For Making The Most Money? Yes, I Know That Doctor Salaries Depend On Number Of Procedures, And It Is Practically The Same Thing With Lawyers, But With Appointments And Court Cases.
2. Relating To Question 1, How Will These Specialties Narrow It Down?
- Corporate Lawyer
- Criminal Lawyer
- Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Sports Medicine Doctor
3. How Are The Working Hours For Both Professions In Relation To Their Salaries? I Know That For Many Lawyers, Their Salaries Grow Yearly. How Often Do Salaries Increase For Doctors?
Don't know about doctors, but as a lawyer can tell you the following:
DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE!!! Many attorneys are being laid off; having their income reduced; firms disbanded; and non payment of bills by clients who have no money. Even the goverment has reduced their hiring of attorneys.
Now as for which attorney specialty pays best- it is not even on your list- it is an Intellectual property/patent attorney. This very specialized field requires an engineering degree. So if money is your major concern- then get engineering then law degree. Plus as this is a RARE combination, and there will be no shortage of inventions or intellectual property disputes in the future this position should remain in the upper strastophere of salary. Corporate law will earn more than criminal law, although criminal law is more exciting as you are in court 24/7, but rarely in court in corporate law which deals primarly in writing documents. Estate planing/Wills is also a good income producing stream for lawyers as every one is going to die and wants to distribute thier assets.
If just looking to make lots of money, would suggest go into accounting and enter fianance carrer or into insurance and work way into management. Both finance and insurance are fields that will be around a long time, so stable income and increasing salary with benefits would be available.
Do I Need To Find A Lawyer?
Recently My Apartment Flooded Due To My Upstairs Neighbor'S Dog Chewing Through Pipes In The Toilet. So My Bathroom Ceiling Caved In, Water Got Everywhere, My Carpet Got Wet, The Apartment Smelled Dirty And Moldy, And It Basically Was A Big Mess. I Felt Like My House Was Not Liveable So I Went To My Mom'S House For A Week. When I Returned My Apartment Was Not Much Better. After A Couple Of Phone Calls From My Mother And Sister To The Landlord I Was Finally Able To Move Into Another Apartment. The Problem Now Is That I Would Like My Landlord To Pay For The Things That Got Damaged Or Wet From The Water Due To Sanitary Conditions. The Total Is About $115. She Stated That She Is Not Responsible For The Costs, Also The Girl Who Lived Above Me Is Mia, So How Can I Get These Costs Covered? Also, Because I Was Out Of Town For A Week And My Landlord Refused To Move Me Into A Hotel, I Feel Like I Should Not Have To Pay For The Week I Was Without An Apartment. Do I Have Reasonable Expectations? The Landlord Is Also Very Rude, Manipulative, And Tries To Take Advantage Of All The College Aged Tenants Which Live In The Building.
that's what renters insurance is for, check your state regulations, i live in pennsylvania and renters are REQUIRED to have renters insurance, if a pennsylvania resident doesn't have renters insurance within 30 days of lease signing, the eviction process begins.
i bring this up because it is also the law that the landlord inform the resident that they must purchase renters insurance, if this is the case in your state, your landlord broke the law, and all the tenants have a right to file a class action lawsuit against him
on a side note, again it varies by state, landlords are also required to pay for alternative housing while your apartment is brought back up to code/fixed. again, this is usually something renters insurance covers though.