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How Do You Become A Discrimination Lawyer?
Also, What Is Their Job Outlook?
You graduate from college(4 yrs $40- $50K), go to Law School (3 yrs $100-$150K) study for the state bar exam(3-4 mos), take and pass the exam, get your license then apply to all the law firms that handle discrimination law and hope that you get selected for a position paying $60-$70K p/yr. There are too many lawyers out there already!
Mediation Parenting Plan?
If The Other Party Does Not Follow The Parenting Plan Signed By The Judge, Will We Have To Go Back To Mediation?
Can I Call The Cops On Her? She Has A Lawyer Now, And She Didnt Have One When We Went To Mediation Yesterday. Now She Signed Papers Saying She Doesnt Agree To The Agreement. Apparently She Had 3 Days To Do This After Mediation Since She Didnt Have A Lawyer. I Never Heard Of This!
You haven't provided anything close to the information I would need to give you an answer.
When was the parenting plan signed by a judge? Was the mediation part of a petition to modify the original parenting plan? Were you represented by an attorney during mediation? Was this court ordered mediation? Who was supposed to present the mediation agreement to a judge for signature.
What part of what parenting plan is she failing to comply with? Why is she failing to comply with it?
It is very, very unlikely that calling the police would be the right move. If you believe she is in contempt of a signed (by a judge or court commissioner) parenting plan and you can demonstrate that she doesn't have a reason to ignore the order, then you file a motion and you ask a judge to find her in contempt. That is your appropriate remedy.
As far as mediation? This was mediation, not arbitration. If you were represented and she was not, it seems very reasonable she would have a "remorse" period to take back her agreement. Otherwise, it is entirely possible that your jurisdiction allows parties to have a 72 hour remorse period to change their minds.
Do I Need A Lawyer?????
I Am A Professional Massage Therapist And I Just Found Out That My Boss Has Been Posting An Ad For Me, Individually, On An &Quot;Adult&Quot; Site/Section Used For Escorts And Other Sexual Activity. Another Licensed Therapist I Work With Even Has Picture Of Someone Thats Not Her Put Up By Our Boss On An Ad! What Can We Do? Do I Need A Lawyer???
Quit your job.
Flag the ad - which will cause it to be removed.
Tell your boss that you do not want craigslist ads posted for your services in that section.
Do you need a lawyer? For WHAT exactly? He's not advertising a massage with a "happy" ending, right? He's not posting your pictures for anyone to see, right? He's simply trying to generate business. It's a bit sleazy but not illegal and certainly not anything that would interest a lawyer.
Personal Injury Attorney Not Releasing Funds From Settled Portion Of Our Case?
We Have Been Dealing With A Personal Injury Lawsuit For About Two Years. The Accident Occurred In Ca And We Reside In Another State, So We Are Dealing With Our Attorney All Long Distance. The Case Has Been Complicated, Mainly Due To An Inattentive Attorney From The Start, Whom We Fired. We Retained Our Current Attorney Not Too Long Ago And The Case Against The Defendants Insurance Company Has Been Resolved And Funds Have Been Sent To Our Attorney. Here Is Where It Becomes Tricky. The Funds For My Settlement Have Been Sent To Us, The Attorney Is Holding The Funds From My Husband'S Portion Of The Settlement Until A Settlement Is Reached With Our Insurance Company (The Defendant Was An Underinsured Driver, We Had Underisured Driver Coverage). Our Attorney Claims He Cannot Release These Funds Because He Will More Than Likely Need To Spend The Money On Litigating The Case Against Our Insurance Company..And It Just Does Not Make Sense To Me. In Our Eyes, The Case Against The Defendant Is Closed (And In The Courts Eyes) I Don'T See Why The Funds Cannot Be Released, But My Attorney Alleges This Is Normal Practice In Personal Injury Law. Anyone Have Any Experience With A Situation Similar To This? Thanks.
Obviously the attorney you're working with is working on a contingent fee basis rather than working on retainer.
As such, his cutting you a check for part of the settlement was actually rather accommodating on his part.
The way contingent fee contracts typically work is as follows: the client pays nothing, the attorney assumes the initial expense of the case as well as the risk involved should he not prevail. A running tally is kept of any fees (depositions, filing fees, record fees, process server fees, postage, long distance calls, copying fees etc.) as well as medical expenses if the attorney guarantees medical costs as the case progresses.
After the case is completely resolved, the attorney takes his cut (33 1/3 is fairly standard) and then deducts expenses from the client's portion of the award and cuts a check for the balance to send to the client.
Since litigation is continuing against one party in your suit, obviously he's not going to send you all the money until he knows what his expenses are going to be (and what his cut will be).
So yes, it's a very normal practice in personal injury law when dealing with contingent fee situations. As I'd said, I'm surprised he was willing to forward anything as many firms normally won't until the matter is fully resolved.
Now, had you gone out and retained an attorney (through a retainer fee up-front) you'd be absolutely correct in expecting to receive the full balance due to you of an award as soon as practical after your attorney received payment.
At this point, if you really want the money now, your best option would be to direct your attorney to end all legal actions being taken against your insurance company, but be aware that any expenses he's made on your behalf in the matter involving your insurance company would also be deducted from the remaining award before he'd cut you a check
How Is Canada Enforcing Dui Laws?
Does Anyone Know What Canada Is Doing To Enforce The Dui Law? And If You Could Give Me A Source (Canadian Source) Id Appreciate It Since Its For My Essay, Thanks In Advance! Will Give A Best Answer +5 For The Best Point And Source, Mark
Canada is enforcing DUI law by having the RIDE program out on all holidays, they are also trying to pass a bill in legislation that will allow police officers to do RIDE checks every weekday morning throughout the year. Also Canada is enforcing DUI Law's by making it mandatory for all first time offenders to register in the Back On Track Program- it's a program that teaches people about the consequences of driving drunk and also how much it takes to get over the legal limit. As for a source just type in DUI laws in Ontario Canada, there should be plenty of articles there.
How And When Are Divorce Attorneys Typically Paid?
My Sister'S Attorney Is Going On And On About How He Has &Quot;Carried&Quot; My Sister'S Case Without Payment (Now Pushing $70K) Through Her Rather Lengthy Divorce (Now Going On 6 Yrs.). My Questions Are: Is He Being A Saint Or Is This Common Practice Among Attorneys, To Wait Until The End To Be Paid? Is He Obligated To Continue With The Case Even Though My Sister Can'T Pay Him Until After The Case Has Been Resolved? (They Have Considerable Assets, But Most Of It Is In Property Which Can'T Be Sold Until The End.) Both Parties Live In California.
The attorney can withdraw from the case for lack of payment unless there is a contract between the attorney and your sister stating otherwise. Generally speaking, attorneys get paid during and after the work is done, but in the family law attorneys tend to ask for the money upfront. This is because family law is highly emotional and when a client does not get what he/she was ultimately hoping for (regardless if it was not the attorney's fault), the attorney won't get paid. What her attorney is doing is somewhat extraordinary in the world of family lawyers.
That having been said, how is it that this case has been going on for 6 years now and pushing $70K. Unless it is an extremely complex (many matters to attend to and/or at least one party is fighting tooth and nail for items), 6 years is a long time. You may want to evaluate exactly what is being done and why it has taken so long. I am not stating that there is anything wrong here, just that it is something you should look at if this case is not complex.