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3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to endure the legal court system, specifically if you lack confidence inside your legal team. Here are three important strategies to understand that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Focus On Your Sort Of Case The law is usually tricky and that requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. If you want an attorney, search for one who relates to the issue you're facing. Even if a relative or friend recommends you use a firm they know, if they don't use a focus that's just like your case, keep looking. Whenever your attorney is an expert, specifically in the trouble you're facing, you already know you've hired the correct one. 2. The Lawyer Carries A Winning Record Based on the circumstances, it could be challenging to win an instance, specifically if the team working for you has virtually no experience. Try to find practices who have won numerous cases that apply to yours. Even though this is no guarantee that you simply case will probably be won, it provides you with a better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In the event the attorney you've chosen takes some time to listen for your concerns and reply to your inquiries, you've probably hired the right one. Regardless how busy they are or how small your concerns seem using their perspective, it's important that they react to you inside a caring and timely manner. From the purpose of view of a regular citizen who isn't acquainted with the judicial system, court cases might be pretty scary you require updates as well as to seem like you're section of the solution. Some attorneys are just considerably better to both you and your case than the others. Make certain you've hired the most appropriate team to your circumstances, to ensure that you can place the matter behind you immediately. Faith inside your legal representative is the first task to winning any case.

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Medical Malpractice To Elderly?
Needing Legal Advice & What Steps I Can Take Basically My Grandmother Had These Two Round Growths On Her Neck. Appointments Were Made & Rescheduled By Her Doctor Twice. It Had Been About 2 Months We Been Waiting. She Lost A Lot Of Wait & The Growths Grew In Size. She Caught A Nasty Cough & Had Trouble Breathing. One Night It Was Unbearable For My Family To See Her In Discomfort. So My Mother (Her Daughter) Had To Take Her To The Er. Xrays Of Her Lungs Were Taken, She Was Given A Breathing Treatment, & Prescriptions Were Prescribed. Doctor Of The Er Said She Had Pneumonia, That She Should Take Her Meds & If She Doesn'T Improve To Take Her To Her Reg Doctor. Which Wasn'T To Far Away (Hopefully). The Morning After She Was Dismissed She Tried To Rest All Day & Later That Night A Little After One In The Morning She Fell In The Restroom & Broke Her Hip. It Was So Bad We Had To Call The Ambulance. She Was Admitted & More X Rays Were Taken. From Those They Learned About 65-75% Of Her Lungs Were Filled. This Is What Had Me Upset, Because If It Was That Bad, Why Didn'T The Doctor From Previous Night Admit Her After Seeing The Same Exact X Rays. She Left In Discomfort? Anyway. They Pumped It All Out Of Her. Another Thing Is They Kept Her Loaded On Morphine. I Know For A Fact They Started With Low Doses. My Aunt Was There For The Others. It Had Never Eased Her Enough Though. On Her Last Dose She Finally Relaxed & Let Go. She Was 83 & Lived A Long Life & Maybe I'M A Lil Bitter. I'M Not Trying To Point Fingers Though & It Won'T Bring Her Back But Maybe She Would Have Never Fell & Broke Her Hip If She Was Admitted The First Night. Maybe All This Wouldn'T Have Happened If Her Dr Hadn'T Rescheduled. Anyway From What My Aunt Had Told Me, Half The Syringe Was Put In Her Iv. & I Know When I Seen Them Do The First One It Was Maybe 10% Of The Syringe. Could They Have Overdosed Her. We Wouldn'T Have Wanted Her To Go In Pain But I Guess I Need Ease. Does This Sound Like Malpractice

The legal statues vary greatly from state to state defining what actually constitutes medical malpractice. This is due to the fact that there is no overarching federal statue guiding medical malpractice law. To prove his or her case the evidence will need to be compiled by the plaintiff against the defendant. The malpractice lawyer will need to show that the defendant was negligent and caused harm to the plaintiff. The burden of proof will always fall on the plaintiff. It should be noted that malpractice cases in the medical field are very expensive. Negligence can manifest itself in a number of ways from misdiagnosis to lack of treatment all of which can be considered substantial burden of proof evidence. Hospital records need to be obtained and forensically examined. A hospital or doctor may have a team of lawyers working against the plaintiff who may only have one. Sometimes malpractice lawsuit cannot be achieved because the costs will outweigh the benefits. Cases can be long and grueling. In most instances the proof of malpractice would rest on the use of expert witnesses on both sides to make their respective points. It may be difficult to find an attorney interested in pursuing your case. But I suggest that you talk with a lawyer to discuss the individual elements involved with the medical care. Many law firms will offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances. You’ll probably feel better knowing that you did everything possible to right a possible wrong. I hope that you obtain some resolution..

Need A Pro Bono Lawyer In Sc For Alimony?
Need A Lawyer For Alimony For Sc From My Husband,The Reason Is I Can'T Afford A Lawyer And He Shoul Be The One Paying Cause I Am Termenally Ill And On Ssi.

Call the Legal Assistance Agency in your area or state.

Legal Custody Issues?
My Brother Has Had His Son For Over A Year. He Has Lived With Him Even Though My Nephew'S Mother Had Legal Custody, Reason Being, She Got Back Into Her Drug Habit. Well After Living With My Brother All This Time (He Lived In Texas Until Recently) And He Moved Back To Oklahoma And Now The Mom Has Sobered Up (Supposedly) And One Day Went And Got My Nephew From School. My Brother Called Her And Said &Quot;Where Are You So I Can Come Pick My Son Up?&Quot; And She Said &Quot;I Think He Should Live With Me, Especially Durring School Days. Would You Like To Come Get Him For The Weekend?&Quot; My Brother Said &Quot;No, I Want To Come Get My Son And Bring Him Home, Because He Lives With Me...?&Quot; And She Said &Quot;Well The Papers Say I Have Custody&Quot; And Those Papers Were From Years Ago. I Know My Brother Needs To Take Her Back To Court, But Isn'T There A Law That States, If You Have The Child For A Certain Amount Of Time And The Other Parent Dosen'T Even Attempt To Come Get The Child And Dosen'T Even Call To Ask For The Child, That The Other Parent Is Then The Custodial Parent?

Your brother isn't too bright. The second his child came to live with him, he should have gone to court, reversed custody and had child support awarded to him. Because he didn't, the child's mother has taken the child back and will probably demand that he pay back child support.

Your brother needs to get a lawyer NOW and go back to court...he should ask for a transfer of custody to him based on the fact that he had the child unofficially for the last year and that it is in the child's best interest to continue that residence with his father AND on the grounds that the child's mother has a problem with drugs, such that she abandoned her child for a good year.

Your brother may or may not get custody back...if he doesn't, that will because he didn't do the right thing (file for custody) at the right time. But even if he doesn't get custody, he should demand random alcohol and drug testing for the mother...and if he does get custody back, then he should have that random drug testing instituted as part of the visitation. Oh, and even if he does get custody back, he will legally owe the child's mother that "child support", which will be a painful and expensive lesson for him.

One last thing...there is no law that states that if the custodial parent abandons the child for a year loses all rights to the child UNLESS the non-custodial parent goes to court to gain custody themselves. Tell your brother he needs a good lawyer now. Good luck and God bless!

What Could I Do At A Law Office?
I'M Seventeen Years Old. I Was Just Wondering If Anyone Knows Something I Could Do At A Law Office At That Age. Either A Job Or Volunteer Work, Doesn'T Matter, But What Would I Need To Be Able To Do It And What Would I Have To Do For The Job/Volunteer Work?

When I managed a major law firm we hired many high school students who worked as apprentices. These students were supplied through the local high schools 'Education to Careers" program, they were paid at a minimum wage, and several even stayed on and later went on to become paralegals, or went onto also attain law degrees (some even got part of their education paid for by the firm). Work that was available was: filing, running errands to the courthouse, sorting mail and delivering it, picking up after conferences, putting postage on outgoing mail, preparing mass mailings, putting up stationary supplies, running deposits to the bank, making copies for staff members, keeping library materials up to date, watering office plants, transporting files around the office to various team members, just to name a few things. You will find that there is always lots to do in a firm to keep busy and it can be very interesting work, however you must be ready to keep whatever information you hear or see completely confidential, and be of good character where you would not cause embarrassment by your actions outside of the firm, as most firms are concerned with their reputations.

Whats The Best Route To Becoming A Legal Assistant At A Prestigious Law Firm?
I Do The Suits And Collections Of Delinquent Property Taxes In Several Major Counties In Texas. I Have Worked My Way Up Pretty Quickly, But To A Legal Assistant Is A Major Step. I Can'T Afford School, I Work Full Time, And I'Ve Tried To Get A Tax Book, But It Didn'T Single Out What I Needed So I Took It Back. Maybe A Specific Book At A Specific Store That I Don'T Know About Would Help. Not Sure Though..

There is a difference between a Legal Assistant and a Paralegal. The difference in the two positions is the amount of education obtained. However the actual job duties are getting blurrier and blurrier every day.

A Paralegal usually has obtained their position by obtaining a BACHELORS degree from a traditional university/college.

A Legal Assistant usually has obtained their position by experience.

Both positions have to work under the supervision of an attorney (in the USA), or they can be prosecuted for "Unauthorized Practice of Law". However, both Paralegals and Legal Assistants work more independently than a Legal Secretary - they also do drafting of documents and lots more research. They also may have to cover secretarial duties sometimes, though.

Legal Secretaries usually just do exactly what their attorney/bosses have directed them to do: (type from rough drafts, dictation, transcription, answer telephones, file, calendar, handle mail, make coffee, water plants, pick up the laundry, etc.)

None of these positions are allowed to: solicit business for their lawyer or firm, represent clients in Court, prepare contracts, and/or discuss clients in public (including friends and/or family).

The ATTORNEY takes final responsibility for preparation of documents from their office.

Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.

The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! 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 in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<

Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)

Sites like have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.

The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves 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), 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), 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), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), 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.).

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 ultimate goal.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.

>>>>>Regarding being a Paralegal: Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with BACHELORS degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.

Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!

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 have too many law schools. We are 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.

>>>>>I cannot warn you about this enough!!>>>You especially have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****<<<<<

If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................

In 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)

Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)

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!

Good luck.

(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.)

Where Do I Get Legal Representation If I Am In The Military?
I Need A Lawyer Familiar With Military Clauses, In Particular The Service Member Civil Relief Act Of 2003. The Jag Office Is Only There For Legal Advice, Not Representation. I Am Familiar With The Laws In Regards To My Issue. I Just Lack The Capacity To Pursue Legal Action.

You still need to go to the local JAG office and talk to Legal Assistance folks. Ask them what 'military friendly' local lawyers are available and around. There are many, ex-JAG attorney's who practice near bases and others who are familiar with military laws. Your the first service member in your area who needed a lawyer. We normally give out reference info.

FYI: We can't represent you in a court because we can't accept payment on work or get the settlements nor spend all the time with you vs. the hundreds of others cases out there. The military doesn't want to get involved with certain aspects of civil lawsuits since each State (or country) has different laws and we are an US Federal government organization. Just be patience, bring in all your paperwork and quote the facts without all the drama.

The SCRA isn't hard to use depending on your situation.
Here is some basic info straight from the Army's JAG site:

The SCRA is a FEDERAL law. Remind any landlord of that if your dealing with a military clause issue and you can't get out of a contract. But also remember you need to be deploying for at least 90 days or more for you and your spouse to be covered. I am not sure what you issues is, but whatever it is, start with your legal folks vs. the 'barracks' or 'housing' lawyers.

Good Luck!