4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To When you want a legal representative at all, you must work closely using them as a way to win your case. Regardless how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important ways to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're going to reveal for them. Privilege means whatever you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know everything in advance - particularly information one other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of all information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they have to enable them to win. 3. Arrive Early For All Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, each and every time. In fact, because you may have to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any type of crime, it's important to be able to prove to the legal court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward boosting your life. As an example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Do Law Professors Need To Be Practicing Attorneys?
I'M Currently On The Track To Go To Law School. I Think I Want To Be A Professor Of Law At A Good University, But I'M Not Really Sure If I Want To Be An Attorney, Per Se. Would That Be Necessary Though?
Law professors in no way need to be practicing attorneys, though many are. Deans of law schools don't even need to have a license to practice (as was seen a few years ago when Stanford's dean went to get licensed again and failed the CA bar). However, working as an attorney will give you good experience that you can pass on to your students.
In reality, law schools will care more about your publishing record when making a hiring decision than your professional record (barring a Larry Tribe-esque resume). While in law school, sign up for a journal and see what types of articles are published. Take any opportunity to write a scholarly article (or note) and try to get it published. That will help you find a position as much as any work experience will, though it's still a tough world to crack into (especially if you're not from a top law school).
And on a personal note, I took classes with many practicing attorneys, former practicing attorneys, and others who had never stepped inside a courtroom. All in all, there was little correlation between their qualities as a teacher and their experience as an attorney.
Hope that helps.
What Can You Get For A Slip And Fall?
I Slip And Fell In Walmart On Meat And Injuried My Knee.The Doc Tells Me That My Knee Will Be Damaged For The Rest Of My Life.
highly unlikely that you'll get anything b/c these types of cases are hard to prove
a few months ago, my aunt slipped on water in a wal-mart, falling and breaking her collar bone and left shoulder (there was not wet floor sign posted) but b/c it was her word against wal-mart's-she was unable to seek damages.
i'm sorry to hear what you are going through but unfortunately, these cases are just too hard to 100% prove blame on wal-mart's account.
I Need A Lawyer, But I Can'T Afford One! What Should I Do?
To Be Specific, I Need A Lawyer To Defend Me Because I Got A D.W.I. Last Month In New York City. Does Anybody Know How I Can Get A Free Legal Aid?
Most local social services agencies offer what is called legal aid. You should be able to receive help from them for reduced or no cost. Call your local Social Services Agency.
Family Lawyer...? Advice To Become One?
Hi, I Am Currently In My 2Nd Year Of College Going For A Psychology Major With A Minor In Business, But Was Wondering If This Is The Way To Go Towards Becoming A Family Lawyer...? By Family Lawyer I Mean One Who Deals With Everything Such As Civil, Financial, Business, And Legal Cases For A Family...? I Would Like To Do This Because I Want To Deal With Civil As Well As Legal Cases, And Would Like To Do Business (Financing, Etc...) On The Side Also...Just Wondering What It Would Take, Any Advice, Majors To Choose, Schools In California, Etc...Any Help Please? Thanks
Family law isn't what you're thinking of. You're thinking of a general practitioner who hopes his clients are all families. If you think more about it, it's going to be very hard for you to be such a lawyer to that many families. A few of them, sure. But not your whole practice.
Mainly, you need to understand areas of law better.
Family law deals with divorce, adoption, child custody, etc.
Then you've got all sorts of business law.
Then you've got civil litigation.
Lawyers either specialize in one or more related areas, or they are a general practitioner willing to do everything, but not great at everything.
If you want to be general, then focus on business in school. That requries the most technical skill. The most book learning. All the other stuff you basically learn on the job. Might as well keep doing what you're doing. Psych's an easy major so it'll prop up your GPA. Business isn't known to be that hard either. Help you get into a better law school that way.
Just try and get into the most prestigious law school you can. Follow the US News rankings cuz that's what everyone does.
Have You Ever Received A Dwi And Did You Get Off On Technicalities And What Were They?
If You Got A Dwi And You Got Off On Technicalities I Don't Think That Was Spelled Right But You Got The Idea
No, but I work for an attorney who specializes in DUI defense. I've seen consequences from dismissal to prison time. It depends on the situation, number of past convictions and BAC level at the time of arrest. If it's your first, it's generally treated more mildly. Your license will be gone for a certain period of time, you may get a day or two in jail, you'll probably have a fine, maybe attend a MADD victim impact panel discussion.
The attorney I work for has had many 1st (and even some with many under their belt) DUI offender cases dismissed on technicalities or plead down to careless driving. However, even when a DWI is plead down in the case of a multiple offender, they will still be forced to meet whatever terms probation has set for their level of offense. Meaning, they will be on probation for a number of years and they will have to attend treatment/aftercare/AA. They may also have their license revoked or cancelled until conditions are met (the license is a CIVIL matter, and has nothing to do with the criminal case--you must have a seperate civil trial or an order from the criminal judge to dismiss the charge on your driver's license).
OF course, this is all re: the state I'm from. All states have their own laws, but I think the civil/crimnal matters are becoming pretty standardized.
Is An Injury Award Taxable?
Receiving A Settlement From A Fall. I Live In California Wondering If The Amount Received Is Taxable Under State And Or Federal Law?
Settlements for physical injury or illness are not taxable. However, if any portion of the award is earmarked for accrued interest or punitive damages those portions are fully taxable as ordinary income.
A smart attorney will negotiate a settlement that includes all items in a single lump sum in settlement of all claims and that also stipulates separate payment of the attorney's fee by the company paying the settlement. This way the recipient has tax free access to all of the money and won't have a non-deductible attorney's fee to fret over.
@lillian d: If you paid tax on a settlement for personal injury, contact a local tax pro NOW. If it's been less than 3 years since you paid the tax, you may be due a refund. Settlements for personal injury or illness are not taxable except as noted above!