CareerFilter: I just failed the PA bar exam for the 3rd time, and there's [more inside]
Where can I find specific international legal cases? What are some good resources to turn to when you only have the nature of the case in mind? [more inside]
I might have to go to court for a parking violation, and, for several reasons, I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
predict my future: prison or evening news? [more inside]
Law & Order SVU ringtone (Metropcs) [more inside]
Please to advise a friend on how she might get out of a situation where she owns a house with an ex who does not share her goal of a clean severance. [more inside]
How can I learn about intellectual property law before I go to law school? [more inside]
I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo, but I need help with a plot point involving the U.S. presidential order of succession. [more inside]
my friend started an online forum about bikes and he would like some information so he won't be held responsible legally. [more inside]
What are the laws in NYC regarding edged weapons (knives, swords) possession in private and in public? [more inside]
chicagofilter: that noise is driving me nuts. what can I do about it? [more inside]
You know those "Speed Checked By Aircraft" highway signs? I always use those as guide to knowing when there are no cops around whatsoever. But it got me to thinking: if there were in fact such aircraft COULD they check our car speed with radar? Is such a thing even possible?
I am leaving my fiancee, we bought a house together a year and a half ago. What kind of property rights do I have? [more inside]
What alternatives are there for a young, bored lawyer? [more inside]
For a student of mine: Is it a good idea or a bad idea, on a law school application, to disclose past drug use and rehabilitation, sexual orientation, and family issues to explain why one has a problematic academic history? [more inside]
Does anyone happen to know how to find an electronic version of Title 18 Chapter 3 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations? Damn that DC, only certain titles of the DCMR have been made available online (apparently for the simple reason that DC can't muster the staff to put them all online, bleah). I'm hunting for the actual law that establishes DC's driving infraction point system, something that's apparently codified in said Title 18 Chapter 3, and would love to get a version of the law that I can keep archived on my computer! (Apparently, the entirety of the DCMR is available on Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw, but non-law peons like myself don't get the benefit of this. Double bleah.)
What US law schools have programs in international law related to either torture or refugees? [more inside]
There is a 4 way intersection. 3 ways have to stop and 1 way does not. 2 cars are approaching each other head on, 1 coming to the stop sign, the other not having a stop sign... [more inside]
If a person is accused of a crime, and committed said crime but is confident that there is little or no evidence and plans to plead not guilty, do they tell their counsel that they did it? [more inside]
Help me write a threatening letter to my former lawyer. [more inside]
A friend has asked me to write a letter as her lawyer so she can get health insurance from Mediabistro. Does anyone know anything about this? [more inside]
How much notice do I need to give to leave a full-time job in Scotland? [more inside]
Do you need to be a legally qualified person to send out legal letters (e.g. cease and desist etc) on behalf of yourself or someone else? Can you set up a business called Frednerk Legal Services if you don't have formal legal skills? What is the minimum you need to give any legal advice to people? [more inside]
The home inspection revealed that the house we're trying to buy, listed as having a garage, does not have a functional garage. What, if any, legal recourse do we have? (i.e. are we entitled to compensation from the seller?) [more inside]
Can I apply for another law firm job without alerting my current employer to the fact that I'm searching for another job? [more inside]
Where can I find info on how long it would take to pursue various issues in court? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a medical malpractice attorney in NYC?
What are the best ways to fix a neighborhood's erosion problems, and how do you convince builders and developers to take those steps? [more inside]
If a person has a valid out of state license and has had their in-state (lets say... Virginia) license revoked, and is pulled over driving in Virginia, if they produce an out of state license, can the police officer link this valid out of state license to the revoked in state license? [more inside]
So, Organization A has hired Organization B to implement a program. Organization A has reason to believe that Organization B is not implementing that program effectively/ethically, but the implementation is already in progress. So, let's say Organization A was compelled to turn to Third Party (C) to participate in the process of implementing the program -- as an observer, mediator, what have you. [more inside]
I am curious about the legality and feasability of starting a website/database where people just put in the barcode numbers of coupons to share them. [more inside]
Law school admissions: help me decide how to best utilize 1-3 years between college and law school. [more inside]
Can companies prevent you from talking about your salary/benefits? (And a few smaller questions inside) [more inside]
What are the (US/WA/Seattle) laws regarding video, and audio, surveillance in a restaurant- of both employees and customers? [more inside]
An op-ed piece argued that it feels right to avoid blasphemy in general conversation even while agreeing that our old blasphemy laws are a bad idea and unconstitutional. This was several years ago, in a secular publication, not written by clergy, and not specifically sectarian. It definitely did not focus on Islam. Any recollection of this? Thanks.
is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money? [more inside]
I've made an online game that involves gambling with worthless chips. If I were to sell (but not buy) these worthless chips, would I become subject to various laws concerning gambling? What if I sell membership, and that comes with a free allotment of chips? Basically I want people to feel like they're actually losing something when they lose to keep the game interesting, but I don't want to run an actual gambling site where people play for profit. If it matters, I'm thinking about something like $1 for enough chips to last a week or two, and I'm in the US.
Can a NYC landlord demand thirty days notice before one leaves the lease? [more inside]
In search of temporaryish legal career opportunities in Wichita, Kansas. [more inside]
Can you libel someone in fiction if you don't use their name? If I were to write a story based on a real murder, in which anyone from my home town would instantly recognize the source, can an acquitted murderer sue me? [more inside]
Legal advocacy group filter: I'm having a hard time tracking down legitimate paternal rights advocacy groups (I know they are out there). Can anyone point me in some useful directions? [more inside]
Is there a constitutional provision in the United States that all statutory laws must be written and/or available to the public for review? [more inside]
What legal history record can the Canadian, US border patrol sleuth out, and what do they care about? I am going on tour with a musical group from NY to Montreal. I heard that when passing the border with a van with music equipment, they can be very scrupulous and even do background checks. I have a non-felony on my record in Chicago, in which I won the court case, but never sent the $300 to my lawyer to finish the expungement process. Will they be able to sleuth out this information at the border? How have your experiences been at the border?
BC Motorcycle Riders and Lawyers: is lane-splitting actually illegal in BC, or assumed illegal? [more inside]
Legal status of creative works from the USSR. [more inside]
I got an extremely expensive traffic ticket (my first! and $632!) for doing 97 in a 75 on a lonely stretch of road outside of Lovelock, Nevada. I paid the ticket, and asked the court (and the ticketing officer, at that point) about traffic school; they both said that the points wouldn't transfer to California or go on my record, but as far as traffic school to lower insurance went, it was between me and my insurance company, and they'd get in touch with me. However, can't I do something pre-emptively to keep this from going on my insurance record? Or am I screwed? I paid the fine in mid-June, just before it was due (took a little while to save the money); the ticket was issued in mid-May.
If an individual makes a speech in a public setting, does the text of that speech become part of the public domain?
I'm trying to recover a debt owed to me (currently $1300+) by a client for whom I worked as an independent tech contractor in 2002-03. He's very slowly paid off a lot of the original debt ($5000), but he stopped making the payments almost two months ago with no explanation, and has been completely non-responsive to all my contact attempts ever since. It's a matter of very high personal importance that I recover the full debt in this case (because this is a very slimy guy, and because his company could not have started up or earned money without my work). I also need the money, so this is not something I can walk away from in that sense either. [more inside]
A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?