4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a lawyer at all, you have to work closely using them so that you can win your case. Regardless how competent they can be, 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 going to reveal to them. Privilege means everything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of most information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they must assist them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, by being on time, whenever. Actually, because you may have to discuss eleventh hour details or even be extra prepared for the case you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for just about any crime, it's important in order to prove to the court which you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward enhancing your life. As an example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely together with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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What Are The Adoption Laws In Your Country?
Do Both Parents Have To Agree To Adoption In Your Country, And Do You Agree With Those Laws? :-)
I don't have personal experience with adoption in the U.S., but I would hope that both parents would have to agree to the adoption. Now that I think of it, there was a Dr. Phil show a few days ago, where a young woman gave her child up for adoption, without the father's consent. He contested it, but there was a law in his state (I don't remember which) that stated fathers have to establish paternity within the first year of the child's life, by providing monetary support. He didn't know about the law, but was fighting to have the adoption over turned, so I guess it is possible to complete an adoption with only the mother's approval. Doesn't seem right to me.
What To Look For/Ask A Cpa? Shopping Around For One Or Can A Business Lawyer Do It?
I Heard A Lawyer Can Form A Business For You, But Can They Also Help You Set It Correctly As Far As Taxes?
The best case scenario is to have both an attorney and a CPA who will work together for the benefit of the client. You definitely need an attorney to set up a business entity, and some tax attorneys can also help you with the taxes, but they tend to be more expensive than a CPA. Tax attorney's main focus is to get you out of trouble once you have problems. The CPA is always doing tax planning and preparation to minimize taxes or better yet, maximize what's left after taxes.
I Need Help To Get A Work Visa. I Am A Lawyer By Profession.?
Hi I Am Lawyer By Profession And I Currently Live In Pakistan. I Want To Get A Work Visa So I Can Get A Job In Usa, Especially In Ny. Does Anyone Know A Company That Is Willing To Sponsor Me. I Need Help
Pick a visa
There are basically NINE ways that you can get a visa to live and work in the US:
(1) Marriage (or engagement in anticipation of marriage) to a US citizen.
(2) You have skills that are in short supply in the US e.g. scientific or medical training. A degree is normally a must. Or you have superior specialist skills with at least 12 years experience. (H visas)applications next received on 1st April 2014
(3) You have an Employer who is willing to transfer you - but even the employer has to make a good case for you - so you have to be a manager unless you fall under category (2) above.(L visas)
(4) You may get a Green card in the diversity lottery (UK citizens, except N.Ireland, are not generally eligible unless you, your spouse or parents were born abroad or held a different citizenship.
(5)You own or buy business (does not get you permanent resident status i.e. no green card)You must be a national of a qualifying Treaty countries. The business must have a minimum value of around $150k (more the better) bearing in mind you will need somewhere to live and with any startup business you will need at least 2 years living money as back up. So a figure of $350k would be a nearer minimum (E-2 visas)
(6)You are an "investor" i.e. you have at least US $1m in assets to bring with you. half of that in a few areas. And your background will be investigated to the hilt. (EB-5 visas)
(7)You have a close relative (mother, father, brother, sister and no further) who is an US citizen who would sponsor you, approx time this take 2-12 years?
(8.The R1 visa is available to foreign members of religious denominations, having bona fide non-profit religious organizations in the U.S., for entering the U.S. to carry on the activities of a minister or religious worker as a profession, occupation or vocation
(9)THE UNUSUAL You are in a position to claim refugee status/political asylum. or You get a member of Congress to sponsor a private bill with legislation that applies just to you.
The S visa issued to persons who assist US law enforcement to investigate and prosecute crimes and terrorist activities such as money laundering and organized crime
Recruitment agent will not take you seriously if you are not already in the US. Writing for jobs is really a waste of time; likewise US employers have no idea what foreign qualification are or mean (except Degrees) it may pay you to get your qualification translated into a US equivalent, there are Companies that do this (www.wes.org) ..
But if you are getting a visa under (2) above then you need a job offer before you can get the visa. Your Employer will be your sponsor this will cost them upward of $5k. So you can see you have to be offering something really special to get considered They may also have to prove to the Dept of labor that there is no American who can do the job if the position is to be permanent ©
DO NOT USE VISA CONSULTANTS
THER IS NO SHORTAGE OF LAWYER IN THE US
Take Away Fathers Parental Rights ?
I Want To Know What I Can Do. The Father Of My Daughter And I Were Divorced In April '12 But Have Been Separated Since Dec '10. He Used To Help Me With Support When He Could And That Was Fine With Me While Things Got Settled In Court And In Writing. He Stopped Visiting Her Around The Same Time We Got Divorced. He Hasn'T Helped Me Either Since Aug Of Last Year (2011) He Gave Me Some Money For Xmas And The. $200 In May And That'S The Last Of Anything He'S Done. I'Ve Made Sure To Communicate With Him About Her Starting School And Uniforms. He Always Says He'Ll Give Me The Money But Never Does. I Want To Know If I Even Have A Ground To Stand On If I File To Take His Rights Away. Also My Daughter Has Recently Started Counseling Bc She Suffered From Desperation Anxiety She Feels Like I'M Going To Abandon Her..
Your child's father is clearly a deadbeat, but are you sure you want to punish him by taking away his parental rights? Your daughter is already in therapy suffering with "separation anxiety", and she's afraid you'll abandon her as her father seems to have done. If you take legal steps to bar him from seeing her, you'll be, at the same time, taking legal steps to bar her from seeing him. The hammer gets hit just hard as does the nail. She's afraid you'll abandon her because her father already abandoned her -- don't make it worse by seeking legal restrictions. When she discovers that you took legal stps to keep her and dad apart, her fear that you will abandon her will worsen -- after all, if you don't care about her seeing her father, maybe you don't care about seeing her yourself, in her eyes.
Children think parents are immune to mistakes, they think parents have magic powers to make money happen, make food happen, protect them from danger. Kids can't imagine that their parents might be responsible for divorce -- after all, parents are magic. So when parents separate, kids think it's because the kids arent good enough, don't behave well enough -- the kids take upon themselves the entire burden of blame, so while they miss their parent, they also blame themselves for that parent's absence.
What you should do, IMHO, is to reassure her that you'll never abandon her, that her father loves and misses her, tell her he thinks about her all the time, and he'll visit her every chance he gets. Tell her it's nobody's fault that you and he separated, but you just couldn't get along, and you both decided her life would be better if you two were apart. Sing his praises. If she asks why he isn't contributing financially, tell her he wants to, but just can't right now. Kids are incredibly intuitive, and they notice everything. As she grows up, you'll be her hero for being so kind to her feelings. She well may resent her father for not stepping up to the plate -- don't make her also resent you because you spent her childhood trying to hurt and belittle her father, trying to keep her from him.
Be mad at him if you want to, but don't drag her into it -- she's suffering plenty enough right now.
How Many Hours A Week Do Corporate Lawyers Work?
How Many Hours A Week Do Corporate Lawyer Work?
How Many Times A Week Average Do They Get Days Off?
Depends on whether it's in house or in a firm. If you work in a law firm, expect to average 60 hours a week over the course of a year. You'd be pretty lucky to consistently have one day off. If you work in a large firm, expect to work 70 to 80 hours a week. I have a colleague who literally has not had one day off since she started working last August. That's 10 months without a single day off, including Christmas, birthday, New Year's, etc.
If you work in-house, you work maybe 50 hours a week on average, and typically will have two days off.
Recommend Criminal Law Field?
A Friend Of Mine Asked About The State Of Criminal Law Field. He Is Considering Law School And Wants To Immediately Start His Own Solo Practice Upon Passing The Bar. Can Any Lawyers Or Paralegals Say Anything About This.
Can He Do This?
Is It A Good Field To Enter?
Will He Be Able To Find Clients?
Without Any Experience, Will He Be Able To Take On Cases?
How Much Will He Possibly Make Out Of School As A Solo Practitioner?
I Would Answer His Question, But I Have No Clue About The Legal Field.
Your friend needs to rethink this and consider another line of employment.
The law field is totally saturated and most lawyers after getting their law degree and then pass the bar may find no jobs anywhere;;;;;;;. So your friend thinks, well in lieu of finding a job in a law firm, I will just go solo and bypass finding a job in a law firm.
My husband is semi retired after practicing law for 40 years. He got a job in a firm when he graduated and after 1 year was made a partner and then 10 years later went out and practiced in a sole practice for over 30 years. But he did contracts, criminal, bankruptcy, divorce, custody, social security, personal injury, malpractice, anything that walked into the office that needed to be represented. That is how he learned and also got the experience and knowledge of other lawyers in the law firm that made him better.
In criminal, it takes special skills that require you to know the "system", which means the court, judges, prosecutors and such on what you can and what you cannot do. Many criminals expect you get them off completely, even though the best criminal lawyers in the US cant do it, depending on the crime. In a murder trial or with child molestations, you will get clients you do not want to take or aghast for what they did, but as their lawyer, you have to represent them to the best of your knowledge, once you agree to represent them. We had to take out our address and personal phone number out of the phone book for threats of past clients who claim they will be looking us up when they get out of prison. With no experience, does he plan to go to the police station or to court and look for clients? To get clients, you have to advertise, (costly) or get referrals from other past clients who recommend you.
My husband had only 1 secretary working for him and the cost to run a office cost him $6,000 per month. That was for the secretaries paycheck, rent, utilities, insurance etc. There were some months his secretary made more than him, since many clients did not pay their bills or was waiting for another case to settle. You cant drop a client when they don't pay you, since judges "frown" on this, since you agreed to represent you and if they "stiff" you, that's your problem.
So your friend needs to sit down and calculate the cost of opening an office, plus insurance, continuing education, and then think, how do you get enough from clients to pay those bills. Also have your friend look into advertising, since if no experience or starting out, needs some way to get clients into his office. But advertising is EXPENSIVE. There is one law firm that told my husband that they paid 6 million a year to advertise. Granted that was for a law firm, so would not be surprised that it could cost him thousands a month to advertise.
Oh and if he thinks about working out of his home, he is totally nuts, since if he does pursue only criminal law, does he want them all to know where he lives? He has to have someplace where he can meet clients that is not his home.
If he wants to go into sole practice, he needs to work somewhere 1st, then go out on his own. My husband has NEVER advertised, since all of his practice has been from referrals or prior clients who come back.