3 Ways To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to endure a legal court system, particularly if lack confidence with your legal team. Listed below are three important strategies to know that you've hired the correct lawyer: 1. They Focus On Your Form Of Case Legal requirements is usually tricky and that requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. If you want a legal representative, look for person who relates to the matter you're facing. Regardless of whether a member of family or friend recommends you utilize a firm they know, if they don't possess a focus that's just like your case, keep looking. When your attorney is surely an expert, specifically in the trouble you're facing, you realize you've hired the right choice. 2. The Lawyer Includes A Winning Record Dependant upon the circumstances, it could be difficult to win a case, specifically if the team working for you has little to no experience. Seek out practices that have won numerous cases that affect yours. While this is no guarantee which you case will be won, it provides you with a significantly better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond If the attorney you've chosen takes some time to listen to your concerns and respond to your inquiries, you've probably hired the right choice. Regardless of how busy they are or how small your concerns seem off their perspective, it's essential that they respond to you inside a caring and timely manner. From the aim of look at a common citizen who isn't familiar with the judicial system, court cases could be pretty scary you require updates as well as seem like you're part of the solution. Some attorneys are just considerably better to you and the case as opposed to others. Ensure you've hired the most appropriate team for the circumstances, to ensure that you can placed the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith within your legal representative is step one to winning any case.
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In Desperate Need Of A Lawyer?
About 2 1/2 Years Ago, I Had A Severe Asthma Attack That Left Me Sligthly Disabled. I Personally Feel That The Hospital Is Responsible For My Current State. I Have A Seizure Disorder, From Lack Of Oxygen, And Psychological Distress. I Recently Went To My Neurologist, And He Informed Me That The Parts Of My Brain That Is Responsible For Memory Are Not Symmetrical And Are Sized Differently. Anyway, Right After I Got Out Of The Hospital 2 Years Ago, My Husband And I Immediately Took Legal Action Against The Hospital For Medical Malpractice And Was Told That I Didn'T Have A Case. So We Gave Up. Now Here It Almost Three Years Later And My Physical And Mental Condition Is Worse Than Ever. But My Dilemma Is That There Is Only A 2 Year Time Period In Which A Person Can Take Legal Action Against Someone. I Live In Nj And I Need To Know If There Any Possibities Of Successfully Pursuing A Lawsuit Against This Hospital Or Is It Too Late?
To answer your question it is too late: why? Statute of limitation is within 2 years. The fact that you state 2.5 years ago is one reason.
The NJS cites: Statute of Limitations
Medical malpractice actions must be commenced within two years from the date of the act or omission giving rise to the complaint, or two years from the date the injury was or reasonably should have been discovered. Under New Jersey law, except in cases of medical malpractice resulting from birth injury, the statute of limitations begins to run on a minor's eighteenth birthday. Any claim for malpractice based on birth injury must be filed by a minor's thirteenth birthday.
New Jersey Statute §§ 2A: 53A-27 to NJSA 2A: 53A-29
In New Jersey, in order to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice, the plaintiff (person filing the lawsuit) must provide each defendant (person being sued) with an Affidavit of Lack of Care.
Failure to provide the affidavit as required may result in the dismissal of the complaint.
The Affidavit of Lack of Care must:
Be a notarized statement by a licensed professional in that field.
For example- if suing a dentist, one needs the affidavit of a dentist.
Say that there is a reasonable possibility that the care, skill or knowledge used by the professional in treating the plaintiff fell outside acceptable medical standards.
The affidavit must be provided within 60 days after the date the defendant filed a written answer to the complaint.
As a suggestion you may wish to go this route:
File a complaint with the NJDOH I have provided the link below
For Those Working (Or Who Have Worked) At A Small Law Firm?
I'M Currently A Law Student And I Was Hoping That Someone Could Tell Me About The Advantages And/Or Disadvantages Of Working At A Small Law Firm (20 Lawyers Or Less) As Opposed To A Big Law Firm. Thanks!
The smaller the law firm, the more "hats" you will be asked to wear. The smaller the law firm, the less pay you usually receive.
If you can, change your major asap.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! Every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your true ultimate goal.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember: law schools are BUSINESSES - their top concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
What Are Mobility Rights In Family Law?
I Am Doing A Project On Access And Mobility Laws
Mobility laws in family law usually concern a parent's ability to change the residence of a minor child. In California, if a parent wants to move with minor children far enough away to where it will affect the other parent's custody and visitation rights, the court must decide whether it is in the children's best interests.
But at the same time that the court has to consider the children, it cannot unreasonably burden a citizens right to move throughout the country. This is sometimes a difficult task.
If you are doing a report on this issue, you may want to check out the case LaMusga v. LaMusga - just put it into a google search and a ton of sites will come up.
Why Are Readers Prohibited From Quoting From A Case Synopsis Or Syllabus?
When Doing Legal Research...Thanks
The syllabus and the synopsis are not a part of the opinion...so...it has no legal effect whatsoever...The only part of the case that is legally significant at all is the opinion.
Legal Rights University Statistics?
Some Universities Publish Statistics (Such As Acceptance Rate, Average Sat Scores, Etc.). Can I Use These Statistics To Publish A Fact Sheet (Which Will Not Be Free) The Way Business Week Or Us News Do In Their University Ranking Reports? Do I First Have To Get Each University'S Permission? Or Even Pay Royalties?
"Legal rights university statistics? Some universities publish statistics (such as acceptance rate, average SAT scores, etc.). Can I use these statistics to publish a fact sheet (which will not be free) the way Business Week or US News do in their university ranking reports? Do I first have to get each university's permission? Or even pay royalties?"
There is no quick answer to your question(s).
It might help you to know that colleges and universities voluntarily participate with media outlets to obtain the best ratings they can from those media outlets-- often filling out questionaires and providing information requested. This is true of both BusinessWeek's B-School information and U.S. News and World Report's rankings information.
It's very unlikely that you would be able to use information published by colleges and universities-- especially those that are private-- for your exclusive commerical benefit. They did all the work of compiling the information and you want to profit from it... and that doesn't always work out. (It's possible that a Freedom of Information Act might allow you to obtain information from a public school and that it could then be used in a commercial enterprise, but there are limitations in general and even limitations specific to the use of information for commercial purposes.)
The best way to find out is to look at the publication you intend to use. If the publication has a copyright, then you can't use it without permission. If there is no copyright, then you have a good argument for why you should be able to use the information. I say you have a good argument, because you might still be sued!
The best way to avoid complications is to work out a deal with the institution where they license your use of the information.
[This is not legal advice. You should consult a licensed attorney-at-law for legal advice or representation before making decisions that may affect your legal rights.]
What Do I Do About A 5Th Dwi...?
I Am On Parole For My 4Th And Haven'T Been Revoked Yet...Don'T Want To Go Back To Prison...Anyone Have Any Ideas...I Have So Much To Lose...In Texas.
5 DWI's in Texas is going to get you hard time in prison. You'd better hire the best DWI attorney you can find. You might want to think about giving up the bottle too. Drunk is no way to go through life.