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Attorney General And Inspector General?
Do Attorney General And Inspector General Have Law Enforcement Authority
The attorney general of a state is an elected official who has some law enforcement authority. An attorney general is known as the chief law enforcement officer of the state, just as the elected county prosecutor (DA, SA or whatever) is the chief law enforcement officer of the county/borough/parish..
They do not have arrest authority and in most states cannot carry a gun for LE use but they do control the use of the criminal and civil laws by the county and state.
Fro example a person cannot be formally charged and brought to court on any felony without a prosecutor's approve, either the AG or the DA.
As far as inspector general goes that depends on the specific charter and/or law creating that office.
My city has an inspector general and under the state law that person has some LE authority. They can subpoena, they can have investigators who are sworn, armed, officers certified by the state to enforce their orders.
Other cities, counties and government entities may have inspector generals but they may have no LE power, what they do is investigate and look for wrong doing and report same to their boss.
What Is An Administrative Law Judge?
Is It An Actual Judge Or Something Else?
I am a commercial construction litigation paralegal. What does that mean? I deal with ALJ's all the time. This is often a hard concept to understand because the common layperson will never meet an ALJ unless you have ties to the government. In my case, we aid contractors in getting paid when the state feels it doesn't have to.
An ALJ is indeed a judge that is required to pass a special test prior to becoming an ALJ. What makes them different from a traditional judge is ALJ's hear matters that pertain ONLY to governmental agencies and entities. In my case, we often run into ALJ's when a general contractor/subcontractor has a legal issue with a contract against the state or state run entity. Example, contractor A is owed $1,000,000 by the state department of transportation. Contractor A submits their request for equitable adjustment and payment is still denied even though they are rightly entitled. Contractor A employs an attorney to file a petition with the State Office of Administrative Hearings to go through "court like proceedings" before an ALJ.
Often, you are not allowed to sue the state directly. Government agencies are often protected by some kind of immunity; therefore making district court/state court action impossible. In order to maintain a form of justice and due process, the state agencies have an "administrative" procedure in place. You petition the state office of administrative hearings for legal relief and the matter is then heard before an ALJ. Each state is different in the power they grant the ALJ.
Father'S Visitation Rights......?
I Am Asking This Under My Wife'S Log On.....I Lost A Battle For Visitation Rights To My Son Due To Having A Really Bad Attorney....I Pay Child Support, Paid My Ex'S Mediation Fees, Paid Half Of The Medical Bills For My Son, Paid For The Paternity Test....I Did Everything I Was Supposed To Do....Her Defense Was My Irresponsibility Due To My Age (I Am 23, She Is 33) And She Said In Court That I Was A Convicted Felon (Burglary Charge When I Was 13 Years Old) And My Attorney Did Not Say A Word To Defend Me....Sooooo....I Got Only Every Other Weekend Visitation (No Holiday, Birthdays, Father'S Day, Nothing) And She Got Sole Parental Responsibility.....We Were Not Married (In Case Anyone Asks), It Was A One Night Stand But I Am Trying To Take Repsponsibility And Be In My Son'S Life.....The Question Is.....Should I File For A Modification Of Final Judgment???? I Want My Son!!!
I am an attorney and have done family law, so I'll give you some answers based on my experience. First, maybe you did have a bad attorney, but you got a pretty standard deal. The only thing I can see which might not be standard is paying the mom's mediation fees, but that's minor. As far as your attorney not jumping up and defending you when the other attorney said that you were a convicted felon, don't worry about it. The judge is not stupid. The judge probably had paperwork indicating that you were thirteen when it happened, and it was a burglary, and that's why your attorney didn't explain that. As far as the amount of visitation time you got, every other weekend, I would say that is probably because your son is still a baby. If the judge thought that you were convicted of child molestation or something, you would have gotten no visitation. Regarding filing for modification of visitation, most states have a minimum amount of time which must go by before you can file for a modification. And actually, most couples do not follow their visitation order to the letter anyway. If you faithfully and responsibly visit your son and show this mom, who it sounds like you barely know, that you are going to be a good parent, maybe you can work something out with her informally. Most moms of toddlers would be THRILLED to have someone they trusted show up to take the child to the park, to the zoo, whatever.
I applaud you that you are determined to be a good dad to this little guy. I now know many, many of these one-night stand kind of mom and dad and baby situations, and actually they can work out great. A lot of these dads are really stepping up to the plate and being dads to these kids. And it seems like it might be an advantage that the mom and dad don't have a dating history. There aren't a lot of hard feelings. Keep on doing what you are doing. This little boy needs you.
Need Legal Advice But I Dont Have Money?
Does Anyone Know A Family Court Lawyer I Can Talk To, Just For Legal Advice? I Don'T Have Any Money To Speak Of. However, I Really Need To Know My Rights So I Can Handle My Case Legally.
You need to find your nearest legal aid. Lawyers do not provide legal advice for nothing, just as butchers and bakers and candlestick makers don't provide their product for free.
I'm sure you'll see several people advising "most lawyers will provide a free 1 hour consultation", since that's the prevailing myth. In fact, a lawyer will meet with you to discuss how they can help you, they will not advise you on how to handle your own case.
Question To The Lawyers?
Question To The Lawyers... In Us
Do You Recommend The Student To Attend The Law Schools And Being A Lawyer, Or It'S Not A Good Major As It Was Before ??
Do Lawyers Make The Same Money, Having The Same Salaries As Before ?
Do They Still Having The Same Job Opportunities ?
Do You Recommend Another Majors Like Engineering Fields Or Business Fields ?
Please Help Me With My Questions
And Thank You In Advance For Your Kindly Advice.
Appreciate It :)
I am a college graduate with a four-year degree. During my senior year, I was seriously considering attending law school. I decided this wasn't the time for me to go onto more schooling, although I am now a legal assistant. My college pre-law advisor offered me some advice which I will share here with regard to the questions you posed.
1. I am not sure that I understand your first question, but many, many students who end up attending law school, have graduated with a four-year degree in either pre-law or political science. These courses do prepare you well for what you will see in law school, however there is very little diversity if everyone has the same degree(s).
2. A lawyer's salary is extremely varied across all of the different types of law that can be practiced. It also depends on where you end up working when you practice. Attorneys who specialize in litigation are known for making more money than an attorney who drafts Wills and Trusts, for instance. It all depends on what area you are interested in.
3. Because there are many areas of law that a lawyer can specialize in, there are many job opportunities. You can open your own law office, join a big firm, represent a major company, etc. I would advise a person to attend a law school in the same state they would like to practice. Lawyers are notorious networkers and you will meet and be familiar with many attorneys and firms in the area where you go to school. You are also most likely to take the bar exam in that state as well.
4. As mentioned earlier, many law students receive a bachelor's degree in pre-law or political science. I was a political science major, but I was also a French major. I was told by my advisor that my fluency in French is what will make me stand out because it's different. I had a friend who attended law school and received his bachelor's degree in physics. He was considered well-rounded and could offer a different point-of-view. I'd advise you to do something that makes you stand out among the crowd.
I hope this is helpful to you, and good luck!
Where Can A Disabled Person On A Fixed Income, Get Help Filling Out Probate Court Documents?
I Am Trying To Get Assistance In Filling Out An Relieve Of Administration Application For Probate Court In Cuyahoga County. I Do Not Have The Money To Pay For An Attorney And Legal Aid Does Not Help In Probate Matters.. So Where Can A Disabled Person On A Fixed Income Get Help With This Matter?? Thanks
Some Ohio legal aid offices do help with probate matters, but the Cleveland office may not. If you haven't already called and asked them (and been turned down), their number is 216-687-1900 or 888-817-3777. But even if they don't handle probate cases, there are other legal services options besides Legal Aid of Cleveland.
Try the Pro Seniors statewide volunteer lawyers program at the first source below. You can also try the Cleveland Metro Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service; although they are mainly for people looking for a lawyer to hire, they may be able to refer you to one who will just help fill out a form for a reduced fee, or they may refer you to an outside agency that can help.
I found these links at CourtReference, which has links to self-help information at the third source; look in the Statewide and Cuyahoga County sections for for links that discuss probate matters.