3 Strategies To Know You've Picked The Correct Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to endure the court system, particularly if you lack confidence within your legal team. Allow me to share three important methods to know that you've hired the correct lawyer: 1. They Are Experts In Your Form Of Case Legislation is frequently tricky which requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you really need an attorney, try to find one who relates to the challenge you're facing. Even when a relative or friend recommends you use a firm they understand, when they don't have got a focus that's comparable to your case, keep looking. Whenever your attorney is definitely an expert, especially in the problem you're facing, you already know you've hired the best one. 2. The Lawyer Carries A Winning Record According to the circumstances, it might be difficult to win a case, particularly if the team helping you has virtually no experience. Try to find practices which may have won numerous cases that affect yours. Even though this is no guarantee that you case will be won, it provides you with a significantly better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In case the attorney you've chosen takes the time to listen to your concerns and reply to your inquiries, you've probably hired the right choice. Regardless of how busy these are or how small your concerns seem off their perspective, it's critical that they react to you inside a caring and timely manner. From the point of view of a typical citizen who isn't acquainted with the judicial system, court cases might be pretty scary you will need updates as well as feel as if you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are simply just considerably better to both you and your case than the others. Make sure you've hired the best team for the circumstances, to ensure that you can put the matter behind you as fast as possible. Faith within your legal representative is step one to winning any case.
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My Bankruptcy Lawyer Made Numerous Mistakes & Now I Am Charged W/ Bankruptcy Fraud. Why Is She Not Held Respon?
My Bankruptcy Lawyer Made Numerous Mistakes & Now I Am Charged W/ Bankruptcy Fraud. Why Is She Not Held Responsible? She Put Me In A Ch. 7 Knowing I Had Assets. She Never Gave Me A Means Test Or Told Me I Had To Go To Counseling.
If you think you lawyer made mistakes causing you financial detriment, you should report her to the state bar association for attorney malpractice.
Winning isn't easy though, because the legal profession supports its own. To prevail, you must show the negligence caused by your attorney, and that the outcome would have been materially different but for that negligence.
The means test determines whether your income is sufficiently low enough to file for Chapter 7. You have stated that you have assets. Perhaps your assets are at a level where your attorney felt you exceeded the limits necessary to file for protections of Chapter 7.
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Don't be naive enough to believe that the legal profession DOES NOT protect it's own. The perfect world of which remymort may live just does not exist. The state bar association is staffed primarily by attorneys, ex-attorneys, and/or by those with law degrees. Some of these staffers may have gone to law school with YOUR attorney or know her from attendance at court, seminars, or other events of which attorneys regularly attend such as CLE (Continuing Legal Education). Staffers at the State Bar may also empathize with your attorney because they too may have have a malpractice claim filed against them. You would be surprised at the number of attorney malpractice claims.
While I agree that the legal profession strives for fairness and justice for all, there are MANY examples where it falls far short of that noble objective.
My point is this: If you file an attorney malpractice suit, be sure to have your ducks in line because "you" have the burden of proof in showing your attorney's negligence.
Personal Injury Settlement Question?
I Have Been Dealing With An Injury Claim For Quite Some Time Now, And Both I And The Insurance Adjuster Are Very Close To A Settlement. He Stated That He Would Present My Final Offer To The Committee This Week. Can Anyone Tell What This Means And Whether Or Not The Adjuster Was Working With This Committee Throughout The Whole Process Of The Claims? We Have Been Back And Forth On Offers For The Last 4 Months
The amount of settlement is often not the adjuster's decision and, if the insurance company is using an independent adjuster, it is never the adjuster's decision. Many insurance companies have committees that review cases and approve or reject settlement figures. It's likely that the adjuster has been reporting to the committee or at least to a member of the committee since the beginning.
Can A Court Appointed Lawyer Refuse To Drop Representation Of A Client?
Not sure what you mean? Who is asking them to drop the case? If the client is, then yea, the client can request via the court for a new court appointed attorney. (Or they can cough up some dough and retain a private lawyer). The court can refuse to drop that attorney from your case, but not the lawyer.
If the defendant wants a new court appointed lawyer, they need to have a sound basis for the request of a new lawyer, otherwise the court might not grant your request. Keep in mind that you can't handpick your court appointed lawyer. That's why they call them "court appointed" - because they are appointed by the court to represent you. You can make the request if there is one that you know of, but it is totally up to the court and availability of that lawyer.
If you think the current lawyer can't handle the complexities of your case, then make the request. But if it is just because you had an emotional spat, then you should try to set your feelings aside and make amends. Otherwise you will just be basically waiving your right to a speedy trial because the new lawyer will have to start all over from the beginning to learn your case. Understand that the public defender is on your side. Even though they are paid by the government, they are paid to represent YOU because it is your constitutional right to zealous representation. They will do the best job they can to defend your case - anything less would be considered ineffective assistance of counsel. So make your decision wisely. Good luck.
I Was Told Today That A Third Party Can Buy Debt From A Credit Card Company Like A Law Office Is This True?
I agree with gin_in_mi
Generally most law offices do not purchase bad debts.
The collection agencies will continue to own the debts but may turn them over to a law office for collections. It may just be a strong arm tactic on the collection agency's part or it could be a prelude to a law suit.
When a law office is in the practice of debt collection for the collection agency, the law office itself is considered to have a collection agency status. And because of that, the law office is governed by the laws of the FDCPA just as any other collection agency is.
If the law office violates the FDCPA, they can be held liable for the violations just as any collection agency. Plus, they would also have to answer to the Bar Association if a complaint was filed against them for the violations.
Does Anyone Know The Top Law Firm In Ameeria?
I'M Doing This Research Project And Need To Know The Top Law Firm In America And After That I Need To Know Number Two So That I Can Name It As It'S Biggest Dcompetitor.
I had great luck with Hatch Little & Bunn in North Carolina. Very experienced and very professional.
I think my pick for #2 is James Scott Farrin, because of the great celebrities they use in their ads.
Why Lawyers Say They Shouldnt Have Become Laywer?
People Dream To Be A Lawyer, But Lawyer Say They Hate Their Job
Lots of people are influenced to be attorneys by different things.
1. Lawyers are portrayed on TV as having fun lives, having lots of money, lots of time to party, and winning cases in a 60 minute + commercials time. The more TV shows about lawyers the more applications to law school increase.
These shows,even the ones that are supposed to be reality format, do not show the long hours of research, to time wasted in discovery, motions, motions, motions, status calls and all the other boring stuff that happens be for a trial. In tv-land there is only the trial.
If that is what a person is expecting they will be severly disappointed when actually working as a lawyer. Less than a quarter of all cases even go to trial. There are settlements, negotiations, mediations, and all sorts of things that are slow and tedious, especially if you don't expect it.
2. For years and years a lawyer was a job where a person could get good pay, be considered a positve force in the community, and be well respected. Many families where the older generation is already in the legal profession want that same, safe job for their children, so the kids are sent to law school.
What dad or grand-dad do not see is that times have really changed. Their child is not prepared for the cut throat, nasty way law firms treat junior associates. Many of these old-timers do not believe that lawyers no longer have that golden reputation.
3. We are living in an era where there is an over-supply of lawyers. Law schools are churning them out twice a year. Getting a job for enough salary to pay back student loans is a real problem. Getting a job where you are not forced to work 7 18 hour days a week is rare. And if you open your own law firm, getting clients who will pay their bill is also a problem.
** Personal note: I became a lawyer midlife after wanting to be one since grade school. I have fought disrespectful professors who treat students like dirt, and employers who only want to hire the young people who will work 18 hour days. I learned law by contracting myself to firms on a per hour/per cases basis. When I felt that I knew enough to handle clients, I opened up my own firm. I love it. I wake up every day realy happy to be a lawyer. I get to help people, do what I love, and since I am the boss, do what I want.