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Need to find a lawyer about a sublet and renter's insurance situation

I need help finding a lawyer. I have a complicated sublet situation, and I have questions about renter's insurance and personal liability. What kind of lawyer should I seek out? Do you have anybody whom you can recommend? I'm in San Francisco, CA. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2016 - 5 answers

What should I ask the lawyer for

My parents have had some recent health issues and I've asked them to meet with an estate planning attorney. What should I specifically ask them to discuss with this attorney? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 7, 2016 - 9 answers

Breast pumping rights in California?

Is there a right to breast pump in private businesses in California? There is a right for breastfeeding in CA Civil Code S 43-53, but it doesn't mention breast pumping. If there is, what is the best way to lodge a complaint about being disallowed from breast pumping?
posted by Joe Chip on Oct 6, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me find an employment lawyer in Sacramento, CA

I am employed in Sacramento, California. I would like to speak to an attorney with experience in employment law, as related to overtime-exempt status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2014 - 1 answer

Would it be legally feasible to open a Japanese-style love hotel in SF?

Would it be legally feasible to open a Japanese-style love hotel in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Sep 24, 2013 - 25 answers

Need lawyer recommendation for employment law in California

My employer, a large multinational based in CA, is letting me go under very dubious circumstances. I need a lawyer to help me understand my options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Tip that!

I serve tables at a restaurant (California), and management (large corporate chain) insists we declare 18% tips on sales (whatever the outcome of the night) or face reprimand... [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Feb 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Can you charge different membership fees based soley on age?

A new private restaurant/club is opening in my Santa Monica, CA neighborhood. Membership fees are $1250/yr if you are under 30, $2000/yr if you are over 30. There is no justification stated for this policy, like the way auto insurance rates justify their age-based rates. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Gun ownership rules for a permanent resident in California

Does a permanent resident (green card holder) living in California have the legal right to own a gun? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Jan 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Guilty even after proven innocent.

How can I prepare for an upcoming hearing for which we don't have a lawyer and where I'm desperately hoping for dropped charges or an acquittal. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Nov 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Can I smoke on the stairs across from my apartment?

There are some nice stairs with some sculptures on them across from my apartment (leading up to a parking garage), open to the public. People and security guards sit there and lounge and smoke cigarettes frequently (I can see from my apartment) However when I sit there or smoke cigarettes there, a security guard always tells me it is closed (no matter what time, most recently 4:30PM on a Saturday, sometimes after work like 6:30 on a Tuesday) and I cannot sit there. But isn't it public space? [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Oct 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Is it worth forming an LLC and in which state?

I'd been wanting to form a corporaton for a long time. So many benefits it seems:
  • track business expenses for income-tax deductions
  • protect assets against law-suits
  • gain credibility for certain transactions
  • privacy
  • But all the gory details are getting me down... [more inside]
    posted by markhu on Jul 18, 2011 - 20 answers

    Yes I'm fat, but you're corrupt.

    Is it legal for a doctor in California to be hawking weight loss and dietary supplements out of her office? [more inside]
    posted by thehandsomecamel on Jun 16, 2011 - 9 answers

    Californian paternity and child support law

    California child support filter: Question from a foreign friend with a daughter fathered by an American man. [more inside]
    posted by thewalrus on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

    Am I entitled to a half-day's pay in California when my employer cancels my shift due to weather?

    Am I entitled to a half-day's pay in California when my employer cancels my shift due to weather? [more inside]
    posted by speedgraphic on Dec 15, 2010 - 2 answers

    License for California used gun transfer?

    California filter: Do I need a license if someone just wants to gift me a gun? [more inside]
    posted by KimikoPi on Sep 7, 2010 - 10 answers

    Can a lawyer take a client they have previously opposed in court?

    Is it legal or ethical for a civil lawyer in California to take a client they have previously opposed in court? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 7 answers

    Acceptable use of recent historical figures in fiction

    Can I publish my fiction about a deceased historic public figure without fear of action from his estate? [more inside]
    posted by IndigoSkye on Feb 2, 2010 - 5 answers

    How Much Job Is No Job?

    California unemployment: Where's the threshold for a reduction of hours constituting job loss? [more inside]
    posted by gum on Jan 11, 2010 - 4 answers

    What rights do I have to protect my personal information?

    I ran a red light and got caught by a traffic camera. I received a citation in the mail a few days later. Not my citation, though, someone else's. [more inside]
    posted by notmydesk on Dec 11, 2009 - 38 answers

    Real estate: encroachment when same person owned both homes?

    How does property line encroachment work when the two properties were owned by the same person? [more inside]
    posted by zippy on Sep 28, 2009 - 12 answers

    Low cost or pro bono legal aid for domestic violence / abuse victims in California?

    My friend and her ex-boyfriend got in a fight, he got violent and beat her up pretty bad. She got in the car with their baby and fled cross-country to stay with her parents. There is a hearing next month to determine custody of the child, and she doesn't want to lose the kid to what is likely going to be an abusive father. Lawyer up, right? Problem is, not a lot of money. Can you point me to any organizations in California that provide pro-bono / sliding-scale / low-cost legal aid services for abused women? [more inside]
    posted by sergeant sandwich on Jun 28, 2009 - 10 answers

    Seeking recomendation for immigration attorney in Los Angeles for Italian citizenship by descent case

    Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
    posted by Asparagirl on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

    Poppa was a rolling stone, now he's a rock.

    A friend of mine is quite possibly a father of a nine year old girl in California. He'd laid up some with a woman who got pregnant and determined to have the child, told him to get the hell away from her, she didn't want him in her or the childs life anyways, so go buzz off, and my friend did buzz off. Nine years pass. He's very interested in that child now, he'd want to establish paternity first off -- Momma was sortof a sleaze, as he was at the time -- he wants to know if he is Daddy and if he is how does he find his daughter? Street word is that Momma had to give her up to CA social system. [more inside]
    posted by dancestoblue on Nov 18, 2008 - 16 answers

    How do I protect a sweet old person who may need a legal guardian?

    Does anyone here have any experience with nominations for conservatorship in the state of California, either as a potential conservator, an attorney, social worker, psychiatrist or anyone else who plays a role in the process? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2008 - 2 answers

    Legality of 30 days notice in CA

    California Tenant Law Question: Do you have to give 30 days notice if you have a lease and it ends before then? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2008 - 6 answers

    How many students can you cram into a VW bug?

    How many students are allowed to be crammed into a California public-elementary classroom? [more inside]
    posted by metacort on Aug 27, 2008 - 10 answers

    Yeah, I know, YANML or whatever...

    Hypotheticalcriminalfilter: if someone was allegedly caught committing fraud against another person (specifics to follow) what would the exact legal charges be (felony fraud/misdemeanor fraud, etc.) and what would the likely sentence be if that person had charges filed against them and was found or pled guilty? [more inside]
    posted by miss lynnster on Apr 9, 2008 - 13 answers

    car use compensation

    Is there a California law on the books that dictates compensation for using a personal car for work related activities? Various Google searches give me endless personal injury attorney links. Thanks!
    posted by Brocktoon on Apr 1, 2008 - 3 answers

    Illegal Eviction Notice in Los Angeles

    Have you dealt with an illegal eviction notice in Los Angeles? [more inside]
    posted by chez shoes on Feb 15, 2008 - 11 answers

    Tenants getting DMCA notices under my (landlord's) name.

    What are my options as a landlord for a tenant who got a DMCA notice for illegal downloading under my internet connection and my name in CA? [more inside]
    posted by razorfrog on Dec 28, 2007 - 7 answers

    Any Family Law Recommendations for California Bay Area?

    Any recommendations for family law attorneys in the California Bay Area? [more inside]
    posted by brool on Dec 18, 2007 - 2 answers

    First they take away my tuna fish...

    California legal/medical/ethical question: In advance of my going to the hospital to give birth within the next few weeks, I decided to download and fill out California's standard Advance Health Care Directive form, i.e. a living will (and to have my husband fill his out too, as long as we were at it). However, Google informs me via multiple sources that this form, even if signed and notarized, is "not valid if pregnant". WTF? [more inside]
    posted by Asparagirl on Oct 21, 2007 - 15 answers

    Please, please tell me YAAL.

    I have a question about the authentication of a Cambridge University-issued document by a California lawyer or notary for use in Latvia. [more inside]
    posted by mdonley on Jul 27, 2007 - 9 answers

    How much trouble could writing a bad check get you in?

    A friend of mine from Ireland did some things that were a tad bit illegal when he lived in California about seven years ago. Now I live in California, and he's considering visiting, but he's worried. Should he be? [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2006 - 13 answers

    Mediated divorce advice?

    What exactly is the job of a divorce mediator? Do I have unreasonable expectations? Or does our mediator just suck? [more inside]
    posted by Gucky on May 26, 2005 - 9 answers

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