4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you really need a legal representative for any excuse, you should work closely with them as a way to win your case. No matter how competent they are, they're likely to need your help. Listed below are four important methods 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 likely to reveal to them. Privilege means everything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - most especially information the other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they should assist them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Those Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, by being by the due date, each and every time. Actually, because you might need to discuss last minute details or be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for just about any crime, it's important to be able to convince a legal court which you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward increasing your life. As an example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Better Criminal Defense Attorney, Prosecutor Or Police?
Which Do You Think Makes A Better Criminal Defense Attorney? A Former Police Officer Or Former Prosecutor?
I think either would be good at what they did.
Prosecutors would be more likely to switch sides, though.
Commercial Occupancy Permit, Taxes, & Law In Massachusetts?
Long Ques...Pls Bear With Me!
I Am A First Time Small Business Owner. Last Year An Opportunity Came Up To Rent 500 Sq Ft Of Unit In A Small Business Zoned Strip Mall At A Great Rent. Unfortunately Life Being Life, After I Moved In And Started Setting Up There Was A Serious Family Illness And I Paid Rent On A Store That Never Opened For 10 Months.
Well Now Everything Is Ok So I Went To Get A Business License At The Town Hall And Was Told I Needed An Occupancy Permit (For Some Reason I Thought These Were Only Needed For New Construction Or Reconstruction Of Commercial Buildings...I Was Wrong!) No Prob. I Went Over To The Bldg Inspectors Office And Got A Form To Fill Out By Myself And Signed Off By Various Departments After Their Inspections. I Didn't Even Get Past The Town Collectors Office, Where I Was Told That I Would Not Be Able To Get A Permit Because My Landlord Owed Over Six Figures In Property Taxes (The Property I Am Renting) And Had What Is Called A "Tax Title" On Her Property And That It Was In Litigation. I Asked How Long She Had Owed The Taxes For And Was Told "Years".
It Is My Assumption (I Know, I Know Never Assume...) That Since She Has Been A Landlord For A Very Long Time, Has A Business Partner (Her Brother) That She Knows The Laws And By-Laws Of Being A Commercial Lessor In Massachusetts.
In Plain English, She Knew The Whole Time I Was Forking Over Rent To Her That I Would Never Be Given An Occupancy Permit Because She Owed Such A Large Amount Of Money In Back Property Taxes.
Do I Have Any Recourse For Recouping Any Of The Rent Money Given To Her Or Is It An Expensive Lesson To Me For Not Going For The Occupancy Permit When I First Moved Into The Space Last Year?
Never Mind All The Money I Put Into Stocking Product, Cash Registers, Paint, Furniture, Etc...
Sorry So Long And I Hope Not Too Confusing...
I'm a landlord and i live in MA. Without reading your commercial lease agreement i can't make too many comments. basically you should be talking to a lawyer that specializes in property law. (i could recommend one if you're in my area, north of boston) there are so many specific laws in MA that it's not something you should do yourself.
does the landlord have any assets, ie. will she be able to pay you if she looses a lawsuit with you?
my first impression is that you have a strong case and can very likely get your money back, if not a little more.
How Will Firing My Injury Attorney Affect My Case?
The Story Is Far Too Long And Too Frustrating To Spell Out, But I'D Like To Change My Auto Injury Attorney. We'Ve Already Gone Through Deposition But Because Of His Misstep, We Have To Wait Another Six Months Before We Can Get On The Court Calendar. All Of The Evidence For My Case(Surgeon'S Narratives, Police Report, Guilty Party'S Stipulation Of Negligence, Etc) Has Already Been Submitted To The State Court In Atlanta. Clearly, We Are Ready To Go To Trial But Cannot At This Point. We Are So Tired Of The Lies This Guy Has Been Feeding Us. His Failure To Serve One Of The Defendants Until June When The Case Was Two Years Old(Which Offers Them Another Six Months For Discovery) Is Just The Last Straw For Us. We'Re Speaking To A Couple Of New Attorneys Today But I'D Like To Know Ahead Of Time What To Expect. Can The New Attorney Pick Up Where The Other Left Off At Or Will We Need To Begin Again? Will This Move Set Us Back Even Further? Our Attorney Has A Past Working Relationship With The Defendant'S Attorney...They Seemed To Be Big Buddies At The Deposition Which Bothered Me. Seems Like A Conflict Of Interest. What Are The Chances He Will Divulge Personal Information With Her Upon Termination?
regardless of what happens your first attorney is going to get paid.... this will either come out of what is left of your settlement or a portion of the percentage that goes to the next attorney you hire.. either way you pay, and this fact makes changing attorneys difficult because the next attorney knows they are going to make a lot less then normal.....
the attorney can NOT divulge any information about your case and will not discuss you in any way... the attorneys license and their ability to keep it is more important then their friendships......
and realize that most attorneys know each other, they regularly work together or face each other in court.... being friends or big buddies has no bearing on the case or their ability to do their jobs......
your concerns in that area are unfounded.....
your attorney may be inept, may be inexperienced, may be an ambulance chaser, BUT that would have no bearing on their friendships or who they know.....
with the proper filing of documents the new attorney can take over where the case stands now but they may decide to NOT do that, a lot depends on where you are and if they think they can improve your position.....
i can not help but ask WHY you even went down this road, if you have all the proof you claim, and the defendant has admitted negligence in the accident why didn't you just allow the insurance companies to settle.... you would have come out ahead, have your money already and would probably actually see more in your bank account then you will now..... just wondering.....
How Can I Find A Good Divorce Lawyer?
I'Ve Never Needed To Hire A Lawyer Before, So I Don'T Know How To Pick The Right One. I See Many Listed In The Phone Book, And I Can Find More Online, But How Do I Know Who Is Good And Who Is Not? What Kind Of Criteria Should I Be Looking For?
I have found that I am only a "good" lawyer when I get my clients everything that they want. Which is never. What you think you want from a divorce and what the law says you can have are usually miles apart.. Generally speaking, and thats all we can do without having all of the facts from both sides, the court will give you what you are entitled to have, no more, no less. Before you engage a lawyer, sit down with him or her and ask what they will charge you for your particular circumstance. If you cannot afford it, tell them so and ask if they know of someone who will work to your budget. There, I must be a "good" lawyer because I have given you that sound advise for nothing. Good luck.
Qualities Of A Good Lawyer?
I Am Really Considering Becoming An Attorney, But I Don'T Know If I Am Intelligent Enough. My Highschool Gpa Was 3.45 And My Act Score Was 25. I Love English, History, Phsycology, And The Law. And I Am Very Persuasive. Is Becoming An Attorney The Right Path For Me? Am I Intelligent Enough?
Your High School grade or score need not discourage you from becoming an attorney. Highly successful lawyers have not been bright school students. But you have to get entry into a Law School, which prescribes high standards for admission. Once you decide the career in law is the most suitable for yourself, then you may have to work hard and improve your skills so that you clear the entrance test (or whatever name it is called in US). But you have the right skill to becoming a lawyer. Persuasion. One need not be overbright to be an advocate. Common sense, coupled with profound knowledge of the subject is all you need. You can see people in various fields who are so poor in general knowledge and current affairs but excel in their own field. Doctors and scientists for example. Besides, your interest in English, History and psychology will take you in the right direction.
Looking For Attorney To Receive Unpaid Pension?
I Live In Ca. I Am Looking For An Attorney Who Will Help Me Get My Deceased Husband'S Pension. We Were Married In 2005. He Died 2006. Also We Lived Together 8 Years Prior To His Death. Because He Suffered A Stroke He Was Unable To Speak Or Write Or Do Anything For Himself. Calpers States That Because My Name Was Not Filed With Them Before His Death, I Have No Rights To Get His Pension. I Think This Is Very Unfair. He Wasn'T Able To Submit My Name Along With His. This Was His Wish. I Have Letters Stating What He Wanted. What Are My Chances.
Your chances are zero if you don't get an attorney for this. Most will allow a free initial consultation to review what documents and facts you have, and determine if you have a case or not. They will also advise you of what their fee will be to represent you.