4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any excuse, you must work closely using them in order to win your case. Irrespective of how competent these are, they're gonna need your help. Allow me to share four important methods to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're planning to reveal for them. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of most information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they need to help them win. 3. Arrive Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being punctually, every time. Actually, because you may have to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any sort of crime, it's important to be able to convince the court which you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward improving your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the neighborhood 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 should win your case.
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Should I Search For A Lawyer?
About Two Weeks Ago My Fiancé Was Verbally Reprimanded Because She &Quot;Uses The Restroom Frequently&Quot; Yet Her Boss Knows That She Has Medical Reasons As To Why She Uses It Often. Well, Today She Was Fired From Her Job And All They Told Her Was That She Was Not Meeting The Job Expectation. That Is It. There Is More Information That She Knows That I Don'T, Or Can'T Remember At This Time. But With That Alone Does Anyone Think We Should Be Looking Into A Lawyer? We Live In Los Angeles If That Makes A Difference. Advice Is Much Appreciated.
David, while it's unfair and not nice at all, I suspect they literally can fire her for going to the bathroom too often because her medical condition requires it.
Unless her medical condition is considered a disability, she's not in a protected class and might lose a law suit.
While I can't say I approve of the business's actions (and lack of tolerance and understanding), from their viewpoint they could be getting rid of someone who is not giving them 8 hours a day but 7.5 because of her needs.
That said, I'm not a lawyer. You can usually talk to one on the phone, explaining the situation and asking if you have a case, for no charge. I'd seek on who advertises that s/he specializes in employment or labor law.
Top 14 Law Schools?? ?
I Want To Attend A T14 Law School. For Financial Reasons I Am Attending Community College. I Plan On Transferring To Uc Berkeley In The Fall. Then Applying To My Choice Schools. Will The Admissions Look Down And Not Really Give Me A Shot Because I Started At A Community College?
Admissions will not look down on you because you started at a community college, particularly if you end up transferring to a high-caliber school such as UC Berkeley. Law schools will care much more about your GPA than where you got it, and they will care about your LSAT score more than your GPA (although having a low GPA will not really be ameliorated by having a high LSAT). For school in the T14, aim for a GPA of 3.6+ (the closer to a 4.0, the better), and an LSAT score of 170+ (172+ is even better).
Rather than worrying about the general "prestige" of your undergrad, if your aim is a T14 school, focus on creating a stellar applicant profile: high GPA, excellent LSAT, well-crafted essay and résumé, and stellar letters of recommendation.
Here are some additional thoughts about how you can create a solid applicant profile:
► Your personal statement. This is the creative essay you will write and include with your application. Many students write about why they want to attend law school; while this is definitely a worthwhile topic, it is not necessarily what you must write about. The personal statement is the one part of the application that you have complete control over, which is why it is also one the most important after your numerical indicators. It shows law schools your writing abilities, judgment in selecting a topic, and ability to engage an audience. The University of Chicago Law School has some great tips on what they look for and what to watch out for an avoid in a personal statement: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/1451
► Your letters of recommendation: I would say that these are second in importance to the personal statement, although they are certainly not unimportant by any means. The LORs allow law schools to hear others talk about your academic, personal, and extracurricular achievements and abilities. AdComs can tell a lot from your letters, what is written in them, and who wrote them for you. If it is obvious that you chose someone that doesn't know you at all, simply for the sake of having someone with an impressive title write your letter, then that speaks very poorly of you. If you chose someone who knows you extensively and wrote a glowingly positive letter filled with personal anecdotes, then that speaks highly of your choice. If you (God forbid) chose someone who writes a negative letter, then it calls into question your judgment. As you can see, it is not just about what's in the letter, but also what can be surmised from it that matters. A good letter should be lengthy, overwhelmingly positive, and filled with stories that only someone you have worked with closely would be able to write.
► Your résumé: This will tell law schools a number of things - What you were/are involved in, what you chose to showcase, how far you've risen within the leadership of any groups you are in, what you've done for employment, etc. It essentially tells the story of your life outside of the classroom. This is why it is important--it lets them have a glimpse into an area of your life that may not be addressed elsewhere (unless you choose to discuss a previous job or activity in your personal statement).
► Your transcript: Although your GPA will be the primary element that will be gleaned from your transcript, a number of other things can be surmised as well: Your major (and the relative difficulty of it), your grade trends (did they go up consistently? Did they start high and continue to stay elevated? Did they go down as you went through school?), and your course selection (is your transcript filled with elementary and introductory classes? Did you choose high-level courses?).
Although it is doubtful that any of these elements will hold as much weight as your GPA/LSAT combo, in the event that there are other qualified candidates with your same credentials (or in the event that you are a "splitter"--i.e., someone with a high LSAT but low GPA, or vice-versa), then these "softs" will play a much bigger role, and may even end up playing the determining role in your admissions decision, particularly if you're aiming for elite law schools.
I hope that helped! Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Everyone Is Telling Me It Isn'T Illegal For A Cop To Stick His Foot In The Door To Keep You From Closing It, But My Lawyer Got A Search?
Suppressed For That Very Reason. My Question Is, Even Though All The Charges Against Me Went Away, Why Can'T I Sue The Officer For Clearly Violating My 4Th Amendment Rights And Trashing My House.
He Basically Showed Up For &Quot;Loud Noise&Quot; And When Opened The Door He Stuck His Foot In So I Couldn'T Close It, Then When I Stepped Away To Get My Id He Opened The Door And Claimed Drugs Were In Plain Sight. Turns Out, That Isn'T Legal... Shouldn'T He Know That And Isn'T That Negligent On His Part?
You have to give us more information before making such a judgement.
The officer could have been acting under the best information at the time.
While that action may be questioned in court later, it may not be actionable now.
For example, if a police officer is searching a burning home for victims and comes across a stash of drugs, that evidence may be suppressed as it was obtained out of the scope of the officers actions without a warrant.
Now, you are contemplating civil actions and the rules are different there. The actions the office used could be legal in civil case and HIS subsequent actions could be seen as a reasonable response per department policy.
However, if you have 7-10 grand to retain a lawyer you can start a civil proceeding IF you have actual damages you can show. It will be 5 or so years before the case can go to trial, but if you have the money and time, good luck.
What Should I Know About Intellectual Property Law Career?
I'M Graduating This Spring And After Working For Couple Of Years I May Apply For Llm. I'M Not Very Interested In Commercial Law And Civil Law.Although I Enjoy Criminal Law I Cant See Myself Doing It My Whole Life. So Would I Enjoy Intellectual Property Law? Its Too Late To Get That Course In School Since It Only Opens In Fall Semester.
Intellectual property law would definitely have you working with a different type of client than some of the other areas of law -- creative artists, musicians, designers, inventors... the nuances between fair use and infringement alone are fascinating! I would highly recommend taking some type of class on it, or even buying a book and educating yourself, to get a feel for the scope of intellectual property law. You might like it!
Good luck :)
My Dad Worked For This Guy And Now He Doesnt Want To Pay Him And Now He'S Looking For A Lawyer That Can Help Him To Get The Guy To Pay Him So Which Lawyer Here In Texas Could Help Him??
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle your type of matter. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney.
When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
-Do they give FREE, initial consultations? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge?
- Could you make payments on your account?
-Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
(This is based on my knowledge, information, and belief. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
If A Juvenile Was Detained In A Juvenile Dentention Center Until The Hearing, And If The Parents Get A Lawyer To Defend Their Child During The Trial, Can The Juvenile Discuss Anything With The Lawyer While Being Detained? Or Is That Left To The Parents? Thanks
A lawyer hired to represent a juvenile has only one client... the juvenile. The lawyer typically won't even meet with the parents of the minor, who are paying the bills... but are obligated to represent only the minor.
Whether or not the child has been detained doesn't really have any bearing on whether or not the child should speak with their attorney... if they have an attorney, they should be forthright with the attorney... even before the detention hearing.