Finding A Skilled Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are countless lawyers in your area that advertise they are experts in your type of case. This will make the whole process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it will be easy to restrict your pursuit on the right one out of almost no time. Step one is to create a set of the lawyers which can be listed in the area that specialize in your situation. While you are which makes this list you need to only include those that you may have an effective vibe about based upon their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find the number of years they are practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this time your list must have shrunken further to those that you simply felt had professional websites plus an appropriate quantity of experience. You need to then make time to check out independent reviews of every attorney. Make sure to read the reviews rather than counting on their overall rating. The details in the reviews will give you a solid idea of the way they communicate with their clientele and the length of time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, you will need to talk with no less than the very last three lawyers which have the credentials you would like. This gives you enough time to actually evaluate how interested they are in representing you and the case. It is actually crucial for you to follow most of these steps to ensure that you hire a company containing the best degree of experience to get you the best possible outcome.
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Child Custody Attorney?
Is There A Family Law Attorney That Work Probono? In California/San Diego.
for child custody issues yu can aks the court for an attorney
sometimes you can qualify if you are unemployed / have no income
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What Is A Felony Dui?
Some states raise a DUI/DWI charge to a felony if the driver causes bodily harm to another.
Good article here: http://dui.findlaw.com/dui-charges/felon...
Any Suggestions For Finding An Entry-Level Attorney Position?
I Graduated Last Spring, Took And Passed The Maryland Bar, And Am Currently Clerking For A Judge. I Have Excellent Academics, But No Law Firm Or Journal Experience. I Do Have Several Years Of Non-Legal Work Experience.
I'Ve Been Sending Out A Few Cold Call Cover Letter/Resume Packets A Day, Plus Responding To Ads Calling For Less Than 2 Years Experience In The Local Papers, Bar Assoc Website, And Even Craigslist.
I Still Can'T Seem To Get Anywhere Though. Any Suggestions? Thanks For You Time And Thoughts!
It is important to network.
What you should do:
1) Join your local County Bar Association (many times, the first year is free or at an extremely reduced rate). Attend all the meetings and, if possible, join the Barristers (a group for attorneys younger than 35 or with less than 10 years of experience). Barristers may be included in your membership fee. Also, if possible, join your local chapter of Inns of the Court (there, you will meet more experienced attorneys who may know of openings);
2) Sign up with a Temp Agency who specializes in legal staffing positions (it's contract work, but it is a "foot in the door");
3) Sign up with a headhunter (you don't pay; the potential employer would pay if you were hired by the employer). The headhunter will help spruce up your resume to make it look good to potential employers;
4) Did you clerk at any law firms while you were in law school? Are you remembered fondly? If so, contact them to see if they have any openings. If they don't, they may be willing to create a position for you. Hopefully you got along well with everyone. If not, can the judge you currently work for hire you on as a staff attorney/research attorney? Also, you may want to try applying for other clerkships (paid, of course) now that you have experience clerking for a judge.
5) Don't have high expectations about the salary. It's a MYTH that you can earn the six-figures just coming out of law school, especially if you didn't go to a Tier 1 law school and graduate in the top 1-2% of your class.
6) Can you get waived into practice in the District of Columbia? That way, you expand your areas of where you can practice law and perhaps there may be positions available in the DC area.
7) Try a small firm - yes, you won't earn as much as a large firm, but you won't be stuck in the basement doing "law and motion." You can actually get more experience working at a smaller firm;
8) Try both plaintiff's and defense firms. You may want to do one side of the law, but if there is an opening at the other side (and they want you), take it. You'll gain valuable experience and, after a few years, can make a lateral transfer to another position in a different firm;
9) See if you can sign up with a firm that handles only special appearances. There are lots of them (at least in CA) and you can start out that way, by making appearances at court;
10) Last, but definitely not least, see if anyone will hire you as a paralegal. I know it's a step down, but at least you'll have a foot in the door when they want to expand. And, that way, you won't have the billable hour requirement that most attorneys have and make sure you don't get sent to court (unless they want to pay you more $$).
Legal Advice/Consultation Needed!?
I Need Help Asap. Here'S The Deal.
My Boyfriend Has A Dominican Republic Birth Certificate. His Parents Were Married And Are Both U.S. Citizens So That Makes Him A U.S. Citizen
He Has Been Here His Whole Life And Even Went To School Here. He Even Has A Social Security Card! But No Form Of Id With Picture On It. He Has All The Paper Work In The World Yet They Are Giving Him The Hardest Time In The World Obtaining An Id! I Need Help :(
Who Do I Talk To? Where Do I Go? We Have Been At This For Too Long (Years)! I'M Willing To Pay Money But I Only Have So Much. But Any Advice Is Helpful Thank You!
Were his parents citizens when he was born? If so, they should have filed a consular report of birth abroad. This should be sufficient (along with birth certificate and other basic documents) to get a passport.
If his parents naturalized while he was a child he should have a certificate of citizenship or a naturalization certificate. Either of these will work in combination with other basic documents. There are other things he could use if he doesn't have those, but it may be easier/cheaper just to get one of those and apply for a passport.
Once he has a passport everything else should be pretty straightforward. However, I wonder if he's been completely honest with you about his immigration status because it seems odd that this has never come up before. A social security card and/or attending school in the US is not proof of legal status. You say he has all the paperwork in the world - well, what paperwork is it?
You can speak with an immigration attorney if you need help requesting all the documents, etc. but this is really something you can do yourself if he's been honest with you.
What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Having A Legal Will And A Living Will?
A legal will is to make sure your possessions go to your family, friends, charity choices, etc. If you don't have one your stuff could end up going to the state, which would be a big waste. The living will is to make sure you get the medical care you want even if you aren't able to make the decisions at the time. For example, if you don't want to be kept alive artificially that would be in the living will and doctors have to follow it even though you can't tell them at the time. The disadvantages to a legal will would only be if you made decisions that made your family unhappy. And the living will I guess the only problem would be if you changed your mind but forgot to change the living will and then couldn't tell the doctor your new wishes. But that would be a pretty extreme case. Mostly they are good things to have.
Do Criminal Defense Attorneys Have To Defend Someone They Know Is Guilty?
If The Criminal Tells You That &Quot;Yeah, I Did It&Quot;, What Is A Public Defender To Do? Will Private Defense Attorneys Still Take Their Client'S Cash? How Do These People Sleep At Night? I Guess Somebody Has To Defend Them, Right?
A public defender has to defend the client regardless. A private attorney has some wiggle room, but they must ask the Court for permission to withdraw and the Court will not let them do it if it will prejudice the client (for example, if the jury has already seen the lawyer and will wonder what happened or if the client can't get a new attorney in time to move the case along).
This is one reason why I couldn't do defense worked, though I have worked in a couple of different prosecutor's offices. Defense attorneys are often motivated by a belief in the principals that everyone is entitled to a zealous defense and only by forcing the prosecutor to prove their case, dotting every i and crossing every t, are they able to protect the ones who actually are innocent, and therefore their actions protect us all.
That said, defense attorneys don't always want to win. I've heard about defense attorneys who, after their clients were found guilty, said "good, he did it." But they still put forth a defense and did their best for their client as long as they were obligated.
Also, a defense attorney is still an office of the Court, like all lawyers. As such, they have certain obligations. For example, they cannot suborn perjury. They can't put someone on the stand and participate in what they know will be a lie. If a defense attorney KNOWS the defendant did it, the defense attorney cannot put them on the stand to say they didn't. However, the defendant has a right to testify in his own defense, so if the defense attorney knows the defendant did it, the defendant might testify, but the attorney won't participate. He'll either say nothing or ask simply "then what happened?" and let the client talk. That's why defense attorneys generally don't ask the defendant if they did it. They don't want to know, it makes their job harder. They only want to know what can be proven. They are obligated, though, to believe their clients against all possible doubt, even if it isn't reasonable. But if they truly know the client is guilty, they can't lie to the Court.