4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To When you need a legal representative for any reason, you should work closely along with them in order to win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Here are four important ways to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're going to reveal in their mind. Privilege means what you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most importantly information the other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of all the information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to help them to win. 3. Show Up Early For All Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being on time, every time. In reality, because you may need to discuss eleventh hour details or perhaps be extra prepared for the truth you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any sort of crime, it's important in order to convince a legal court that you simply both regret the actions and so are making strides toward improving your life. As an example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow 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.
I Need A Good Workers Comp Lawyer In California?
I Hurt My Back At Work Was Fired On The Way To The Doctor I Recovered Found A New Job Worked There For A Week And Hurt My Back Again I Was Honest Told The New Insurance Company Of The Previous Injury After Running Me Though Their Red Tape 3 Months Later I Recieve A Letter Of Denial Have Not Recieved A Dime From These Pricks I Have Now Been Cut Off From Medical Care If It Wasnt For State Disability I Would Be Homeless Right Now And This Is My Reward For Being Honest
You do need to get a referral from someone. A lot of workers' comp attorneys are very poor at communications, and tend to take a great deal of time to resolve cases because their case loads are too heavy. After I heard horror story after horror story about lack of communication I started questioning other attorneys (non-workers' comp) for their recommendations for my friend and found a great law firm for her. So ask around and see what you hear.
Also, once you have a name, check that attorney at www.calbar.ca.gov for any history of discipline.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Ok Well My Grandma Was In A Villa,And The Thing That Helps Her Get Up Broke And Dropped Her And Made Her Die. The Lift Company Said They Are Taking All Responisilibty And Want To Settle, And My Uncle Denied The Offer And Is Now Sending A Larger Offer We Will Know How Much Its For Next Week, Im Just Wondering How Much It Could Be?
many things affect the amount of settlement in wrongful death and survival actions such as the age of the deceased, the health of the deceased, the pain and suffering incurred, the liability policy limits, etc. therefore, without a full consultation and review of medical bills, it would be impossible to put a number on it.
you also just mentioned wrongful death action. what about a survival action? you most likely have one of those as well. you may want to consider speaking with an attorney to help maximize your claim in addition to properly apportioning proceeds between wrongful death and survival actions to decrease inheritance tax liability.
final note, you will need to petition the court to approve the settlement of a wrongful death action. It's normally called a Petition to Settle Death Claim. you may want to consult an attorney to have these issues more fully explained to you.
What Do Engineers Do And What Do Lawyers Do .?
I Know The Basics Of What These 2 Careers Are But I Want To Know More Information Like How Long It Takes To Become Them How Much You Get Paid Etc .Any Information At All About These Two Careers Would Be Greatlyyyyyyyy ! Appreciated
In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take additional classes/seminars/legal training etc. each year to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!!)
7) In many states there are even laws requiring a certain percentage of your legal work to be "pro bono" (free of charge) for some charitable purpose.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated decisions.
There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing: it is in absolute CRISIS! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are STILL in a World-wide Recession. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in this vocational field.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law:
**myth: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves mountains of routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track EVERY activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task - handling details is a large part of working as a lawyer),
**myth: being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is FICTION - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom),
**myth: law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (Actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement/compromise. Many people mistakenly think that being an attorney is about the ability to argue. Actually, a successful attorney is defined by his/her commitment to the PEACEFUL resolution of disputes. Lawyers are actually: mediators, advocates, negotiators, advisors, evaluators, and peaceful intermediaries between clients.),
**myth: as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong),
**myth: guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week. There are a FEW attorneys that earn a lot of money - but MOST attorneys just about make a living. Most attorneys do not make as much money as most people think. Also, remember: there are more attorneys than there are available jobs.).
And then, to top it off, attorneys have to keep their client's information confidential. (You cannot use "juicy" tidbits that you have become aware of as fodder for the gossip circles.)
Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the BOGUS, INFLATED law school salary/job stats given out by >law schools< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then:
**Check out these websites:
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities.
Read the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
If you want a JOB when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare<<<, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
Web Site Address With Listsof Attorneys Admitted To Practice Before United States Patent & Trademark Office?
Any attorney can handle USPTO matters. However, patents are a particularly technical area of the law, and you'd do well to seek out someone with specialized knowledge if you're working in that area.