4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you really need an attorney at all, you must work closely using them to be able to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, 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 - no matter what information you're likely to reveal in their mind. Privilege means what you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know everything in advance - most importantly information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they have to help them win. 3. Show Up Early For Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are by the due date, every time. In reality, because you may have to discuss last minute details or even be extra prepared for the way it is you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with just about any crime, it's important so that you can convince a legal court that you just both regret the actions and they are making strides toward boosting your life. By way of example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and included in the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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How To Find A Good Lawyer?
I Have A Small Business In A Moderate Size City. I Can'T Find An Attorney. Either My Case Is Too Small, Or They Have A Conflict. I Hired One And The Idiot Didn'T Even Open My Webpage About The Issue With All The Details, Showed Up Unprepared And Told Me To Set The Case Up. Another Told Me After He Took The Case And We Were Headed To Court, That He Had To Ask Permission Of The Defendant Because She Was A Client Of His, Not Current But Does Some Things For Her During The Year. There Is A Real Old Boy Network And I Need An Aggressive Attorney That Can Handle Small Business Issues. A Third Was So Afraid Of The Other Attorney, He Just Kissed His Behind And Was His Yes Man The Whole Time, I Think He Wanted A Job With That Firm. Arrrghhh. Suggestions Please? I Want To Go After One Of Them For Legal Malpractice.
sounds like you are a real plum. I would love to read the web page, can you email me the url?
if you don't like the lawyers in your town, all the rest in the whole state are available. they can't all have conflicts.
My guess is you are not willing to pay top dollar for top talent, and your case does not involve a very interesting legal principle nor does it promise a profitable effort. Although it may be important to you, that doesn't mean it is going to be important to anyone else, especially those with top skills who are in demand for top dollar for interesting cases.
I Need Lawyer Advice!!!!!!!!?
My Mother In Law Doesn't Like Me And Always Makes It A Competetion Between My Family And Hers And We Moved In With My Mom To Save Money To Buy Our Own House The House We Lived In Wasnt Perfect For A Baby And The Way She Is Acting We Told Her That She Can't See Our Daughter Until She Stops And Acts Like A Human Being. She Calls Me Horrid Names And If You Have Seen The Movie Monster In Law With Jennifer Lopez Its Worse Than That... Now She Is Threatening To Call Childrens Services On Us And Get My Husband (Her Son) For Incompatance Because He Never Followed Up With The Military For Post Dramatic Stress... From Being In Iraq (He Is Completely Fine Doesn't Want To Harm Himself Or Others Trust Me!) Guess Question Is Can She Do This And Does She Really Have Rights To See Her Grandchild... She Calles And Curses Us Out Daily ..Would U Want Your Daughter Around That ?
Grandparents do not have inherent rights to see their grandchildren. However, there are some situations in which a grandparent will be able to exert visitation or custody rights when the parents are incompetent. However, if you husband were found to be incompetent (which doesn't sound like will hapen) your children will not be removed from his custody unless a court orders that be done and, in that event, you would be given full custody and could still preclude the grandmother from seing your children in all but the most exceptional cases. In my state (California) the grandmother must actually prove that there is a significant bodn already developed between her and the grandchildren and even having custody of the child for several months didn't rise to that level in one case I know of. Ultimately, I believe you have nothing to worry about. Typically CPS will hear her case and do nothing; at most, they will open a file on it and drop it after investigation if there is no evidence to substantiate any hardship or danger to the child. Keep in mind that a "best interests of the child" standard will be used and there is generally a presumption that staying with the married parents is in the child's best interest.
Regarding your latter stated concerns, I would keep a record of the text messages, possibly contact your phone provider for a print out of them for your records. It generally does not present a problem that you are living with your parents if all of the child's needs are provided for and there is no significant disruption caused by that arrangement.
One thing I do need to respond to is that you shouldn't record anyone's phone call unless you have a restraining order from a court granting you the right to do so or that person's written or recorded consent.
*This entry is not intended to constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client, fiduciary, or other legal relationship.
Can I Open An Office, Providing Legal Assistant Services Without Any Law Degree If I Hire Attorney?
Hopefully, I understand your question. I am assuming you are a paralegal that wants to open an office providing your services under the direction of an attorney. IF all you are intending to do is fill out simple legal forms and NOT give out legal advice and NOT sign any legal documents, then yes. You can open an office offering what limited services you can using the attorney to review your work.
You give no insight into your legal knowledge or experience. I will suggest that you DO NOT do this unless you are a highly educated and experienced paralegal. I suggest that you learn and know your state's laws on the unauthorized practice of law. I also suggest making sure you have a good amount of money set aside for potential lawsuits against you for the unauthorized practice of law. You have to remember that when you provide legal services as a paralegal, you are not allowed to give any guidance or advice. I've read many stories where a simple nod or "yes" have gotten paralegals in trouble. If it in any way looks or seems like you gave a client advice, or was not clear to the client what you are, what you are and aren't allowed to do, you will get sued and lose. Make sure all letterheads, business cards and advertisements state that you are not an attorney. Also know that you cannot solicit business for the attorney that you hire to review your work. There are a lot of fine lines you should not cross. Please make sure you know what you are doing.
Information Regarding Oral Contracts. Lawyers Please Help Asap!!!?
Recently, I Have Made A Deal With Someone Buying Something For $400. We Made An Agreement That I Would Pay Him The Next Week, And The Day After We Made This Agreement And I Received His Product, He Raised The Price To $800. Obviously, I Disagreed And Said I Would Pay Him 400, So Now He Wants His Product Back. He Says That According To The Law, Because I Have Not Yet Paid For It, It Is Still His Possession And He Has The Right To Call The Deal Off. Is This A Legitimate Law Or Is He Trying To Scare Me Off?
According To Oral Contracts, Isnt The Deal Made Once Both Parties Agree To The Terms? And In Order To Change The Terms To 800, Both Parties Must Consent So I Should Only Have To Pay 400 Right? Also, He Is Threatening To Call The Police And Get Lawyers Involved So My Main Question Is This.. Does It Look Like Im On The Winning Side? Because I Am Willing To Take This To Court
You are right and he is wrong. Your problem will be proving what your agreement was. That is the reason for the adage: "An oral contract isn't worth the paper it is written on."
Is A Criminal Attorney Required To Give An Itemized Statement Of The Bill?
Last Year, Our Attorney Was Paid The Large Sum Of Money He'S Asked For, But We Only Got A Few Phone Calls, A Couple Of Letters, And One Meeting With Him.
A Year Later, The Same Charges Come Up, He Demands More Money, So We Ask Him For An Itemized Statement Of Where Our Money Went To Help Our Case, And How Each Of The Very Few Letters/Calls And Visits Could Possibly Total To The Astronomical Amount We Paid Him.
He Says Criminal Attorneys Don'T Have To Give Their Clients Any Statements About How They'Ve Charged Them For What Amount Of Money, And When.
We'Ve Spoke To Another Individual Who Has Worked In A Different Law Office, And She Told Us Criminal Attorneys Can, In Fact, Give Itemized Statements As To What They Do With The Money.
A criminal attorney must do what he has agreed to do. If you contracted for an itemized bill, that is what you should get. If you paid a flat fee or a retainer, the analysis is different. You ask if an itemized bill is "required." No bill at all is "required" by some universal law, without regard to contract. You also ask if the attorney "can" give an itemized bill. Of course he can.
Free Legal Help With Divorce In Portland,Maine?
I Got A Friend In Maine Thats A Mother Of Two And Separated From Her Husband,He Pays For The Kids According To The Court Thing,She Is Living With The Kids In A House Both Her And Him Paying For Its Mortgage..Now She Needs Divorce But She Is Not Getting Enough Incom To Pay For The House Alone And Such Stuff,And Said That Maine'S Laws Divide The Whole Poperty Between The Husband And The Wife In Case Of Divorce .. He Is Turning Her Life Into A Real Hell And Nightmare .. He Is Trying To Get Back To Her Using The Adventage Of Her Being Unable To Handle The Divorce Thing And The House Problem ... Besides She Says That He Can Take The Kids Forever From Her ... Is There Any Way For A Free Legal Help For Ending That Misery?
Why do people expect to get free legal help with their problems? As the wife of a lawyer, I never get used to that. Do they think that a law education and running a practice is free? You wouldn't ask a doctor to treat you for free - and they get paid by health insurance most of the time, but lawyers do not. Believe it or not, legal representation is not your right - you have to pay for it like every thing else. WE live in a border town in Texas, where almost everyone seems to be on welfare, food stamps, WIC, housing subsidies, Medicaid, Medicare, AFDC, etc.. and people actually get outraged at my husband because he doesn't provide free legal services. He has to work like everybody else to earn a living and does not charge much to begin with, but they still want FREE.
Sorry for the rant, but I keep seeing this question and it bugs me that people feel entitled to monetary help with everything and feel that their own stupid choices and "poverty" are reason enough for everyone else to finance them through life. I have worked since I was 15 and full-time since 18. I do not accept any aid from the government and we drive 8-year-old cars. We pay taxes like everyone else and I get annoyed by people who try to take advantage. We can barely meet expenses for our family and have a little savings, but it kills me that when I go to the store these same people who plead poverty are "buying" expensive cuts of meat and junk food with food stamps, when I live on a tight budget to make ends meet. We can't afford to have another child (even though we'd like one), but the illegal aliens just walk across the border in labor and into the hospital and all is free - and then because of the new baby, the whole family gets in and starts on the welfare wagon. What's this country coming to? It's not fair and it's not right!
Perhaps this is the wrong forum for this angry comment, but darn it people - PAY YOUR OWN WAY AND GET OUT OF YOUR PERSONAL MESSES ON YOUR OWN NICKLE NOT MINE!