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Attorney ethics question

Dear lawyers: I have an ethics question. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 14, 2016 - 10 answers

I want to start a reviews site. How to protect myself from lawsuits?

I'm wanting to start a reviews site where people can report unethical members X_PROFESSION. Clearly, members of X_PROFESSION will not be happy to see themselves reviewed on my site. What is my legal risk in running this site? How can I protect myself from lawsuits? [more inside]
posted by when it rains it snows on Jun 14, 2016 - 10 answers

My plants need a lawyer.

My neighbor caught my ivy growing on their wall. They're a coop. I own my attached building. Their tree sticks its branches into my walkway. What kind of lawyer handles these types of disputes? Have any of you had experience with this and can recommend someone? We are in Manhattan.
posted by Obscure Reference on Jun 7, 2016 - 18 answers

ISO divorce lawyer in the SF Bay Area

Can anyone recommend a great divorce lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area? (The couple involved have been married for 20 years and have no children, if that matters.)
posted by désoeuvrée on May 25, 2016 - 1 answer

Need real estate / family law attorney in Seattle, short timeframe

We (spouse and I) are buying a house with the help of a family member "A". The three of us will be on the title/deed. Except that family member is married (to "B") and Washington is a community property state. Does B *have* to be part of the transaction? Do we need a real estate or family law attorney? Recommendations for same in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on May 11, 2016 - 3 answers

What should I consider before co-signing on a house for a dear friend?

I have a good friend who's asked me to co-sign on a loan for a house he wants to buy. YANM(RE)L. Help me think thru all the questions I should be asking a real estate lawyer...and myself! First - can you confirm that it's best to have 2 real estate lawyers, one to represent each person's interests? Or would one for both people be sufficient? Since it's spendy to get two lawyers we were considering just going with one who would create a simple agreement that keeps both people protected. [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit on May 6, 2016 - 85 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

Courtroom Drama With Yes/No Questions

Courtroom dramas on TV often depict an expert witness giving complex testimony about possibilities and likelihoods, only to be shot down by a lawyer insisting that they answer only yes or no, thereby giving a false impression of their testimony. Does this happen in real life? [more inside]
posted by Emma May Smith on Apr 6, 2016 - 17 answers

Help me find a Business/Bankruptcy lawyer in MD

I am in the middle of a divorce, and there are shared businesses owned jointly that I need help with. I'm looking for a lawyer in Maryland who works with small businesses (valued under 200K), can do bankruptcy and can provide guidance about personal debt guarantees. [more inside]
posted by skydog13 on Mar 23, 2016 - 1 answer

Looking for a Divorce Lawyer in Boston

A friend is looking for a divorce lawyer in Boston who is reasonably-priced and ideally offers a free consultation. Also, any advice about what he should bring to/ask at the consultation would be extremely helpful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2016 - 4 answers

Legal word processing

Lawyers: Are there any word processors besides MS Word that can create a Table of Authorities? [more inside]
posted by Capri on Mar 1, 2016 - 12 answers

Filing (very) late income taxes in QC, Canada

For pretty terrible (and irrelevant) reasons, I haven't filed my taxes in (I think) 5 years. Now I really really need to do them, but I don't know how to start and I get panicky just thinking about the insurmountable piles of paperwork, potential money owing, and even criminal charges. I'm in QC, Canada. If anyone else has dealt with late filing or voluntary disclosure in Quebec, please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2016 - 21 answers

Tenant Lawyer Recommendation, Oakland CA

Looking for recommendations for a lawyer experienced with Oakland's just cause evictions. Our landlords are pursuing an owner move-in in our rent-controlled apartment, which we believe is most likely not in good faith. We would like to get legal advice on our options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2016 - 0 answers

NYC Real Estate Attorney Needed

Have you lived in NYC and used a real estate attorney that you loved? Can you please pass on his or her info? If not, do you know how I could find a great real estate attorney here? Not sure how specialized they get, but looking for someone experienced in Brooklyn small single and multi-family buildings. TIA
posted by newpotato on Jan 28, 2016 - 1 answer

Getting separated, need a lawyer, have no idea how to find a good one

I am a Torontonian in the process of separating from my common-in-law wife. It's been mostly amicable. We've known for a while things weren't working and I finally made the decision late last year. I need to find a lawyer to possibly help with the separation details and also to help if we get to the point where custody becomes an issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2016 - 8 answers

Lawyer for a divorce, Bay Area (peninsula ideal)

A friend needs a good lawyer. [more inside]
posted by tangerine on Jan 8, 2016 - 5 answers

Severe car accident & injuries, unquestionable fault - get an attorney?

I am helping a family friend who was in a severe car accident. She is not a native English speaker and has zero experience with lawyers. I have worked with them plenty in a business setting, but never around personal injury. There is no question of fault and she has injuries that will impact her for life. Should we try to negotiate with the insurance company ourselves and save the 30% fee an attorney would take? [more inside]
posted by pock_suppet on Jan 5, 2016 - 22 answers

Criminal defense attorney in Atlanta?

I'm looking for a good criminal defense attorney in Atlanta who can help with a first degree forgery charge. I'm also looking for help to find an attorney online, as nobody involved lives in Georgia. [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Nov 23, 2015 - 2 answers

Please recommend a good employment law attorney in New Jersey

Asking for a friend. Friend needs an attorney in New Jersey who specializes in employment law. This is fairly urgent due to her employer's current actions. I have read the Metafilter wiki page Get a lawyer and we are both actively searching for attorneys in her area. I am specifically seeking personal recommendations from MeFites who have had good experiences with an attorney with this specialization. Northern NJ/nearish NYC is a plus.
posted by bedhead on Nov 10, 2015 - 2 answers

Elder care attorney versus financial planner

My mom has Parkinson's Disease, is 66, and is recovering from a broken hip. My sister and I are looking at assisted living facilities for when she gets out of rehab and are investing her money with either an elder care attorney or a financial planner. [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Oct 29, 2015 - 3 answers

Need a great Probate/ Estate lawyer in Manhattan or Bronx ?

Hopefully a not super expensive one, who is trustworthy? Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by TenaciousB on Oct 20, 2015 - 3 answers

How to find a lawyer - Last will and testament edition

What's the best way to go about finding a lawyer to help me write a will? I know I could/should be able to do this on my own, but I'd feel more comfortable having someone else be responsible for dotting all i's and crossing all t's. This is in Minneapolis. [more inside]
posted by anon.sock.puppet on Oct 20, 2015 - 7 answers

Sister's husband filing for divorce. When does she need her own lawyer?

She's got a meeting scheduled with her husband and his lawyer, and she doesn't have a lawyer of her own yet. [more inside]
posted by TheBraveLittleSock on Sep 12, 2015 - 50 answers

Getting divorced. Lawyer or mediation?

Getting divorced in Illinois. I still love my husband, but cannot remain married to him for many reasons, one of which being that I can no longer take care of him emotionally and financially without ruining my own life. My first instinct was to try to settle this using mediation or collaborative divorce (I don't even understand 100% what this is, honestly). Mostly because I feel enormously guilty for leaving, don't want to make it harder on him, and hope that we can still be a part of each other's lives. No kids, so custody isn't an issue. But there are some major financial issues, and some of the things he's said worry me. Sorry, this is kind of a long one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2015 - 43 answers

My lawyer is refusing to share work product

My lawyer is unwilling to email me an appeal they have written for me. They say I can review it in their office, but as policy they do not email 'work product' to clients. This is frustrating to me because I feel I can better understand the documents if I read them at home, rather than being put on the spot in a meeting. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2015 - 11 answers

How do I find the best medical malpractice lawyer in NYC?

I need to find a medical malpractice lawyer in NYC. How do I find the best one? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Aug 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Tell us why we need a lawyer.

Boyfriend was hit by a car while bicycling. Tell us about getting a lawyer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2015 - 23 answers

One of those good problems . . . estate/trust questions

My SO receives a (small) monthly check from a trust in which she is named (distant relative). We want to know how to proceed with understanding details of the trust; what kind of estate lawyer we need and about how much that might cost us. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by eggman on Jul 31, 2015 - 8 answers

contacting employment lawyer

I need to reach out to an employment lawyer regarding a recent discrimination-related incident at my workplace. I have the lawyer's contact information. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2015 - 10 answers

SO wants to Probate his dad's will on his own, how hard is it?

His dad passed away suddenly 2 weeks ago, it's been an extremely difficult time and he and his sisters just want to get through his financial things and move on. They feel uneasy about paying such high fees for a lawyer to probate it and are looking into doing it themselves, is this a smart move? [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Jul 23, 2015 - 16 answers

How Does One Thank A Lawyer Who Works For Free?

A family acquaintance (he and my parents belong to the same hobby group but are not particularly close) is a lawyer who is negotiating down debt for me after an extremely expensive medical issue was not covered by insurance. He has been exceedingly generous with his time, and refuses any payment. But just saying 'hey thanks' and going on my way feels awful. [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch on Jul 22, 2015 - 22 answers

How can I find legal advice on the other side of the continent?

I am getting divorced and I need a family law lawyer. I live in Vancouver, but it seems that I need to find a Toronto-area lawyer and I'm not sure how best to find one. Friend-of-a-friend recommendations and websites aren't making me feel less nervous. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jul 20, 2015 - 3 answers

Navigating a software development agreement?

How do I mitigate risk to myself in the future as a result of damage/losses/etc incurred by purchasers of the product in the event that something like this should occur? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2015 - 3 answers

Laywer needed in Boston before quitting job

My friend is in Boston, works at a huge corporation, and after 10 years with them, wants to quit. Because of [reasons] I adviced her to get a lawyer but she has no idea what sort of lawyer or how to find one. Please help. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jun 23, 2015 - 8 answers

Lawyer Debt

My retired parents have been taken for a ride by a lawyer. Do they have any recourse? (Location: Ontario, Canada) [more inside]
posted by Simon! on Jun 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Take A (4800 mile) Hike

My (US Citizen) husband recently indicated that he’d like me (a UK Citizen) to leave. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2015 - 21 answers

Central Booking DWI help NYC

I have a friend that is in NYC central bookings. Details are limited. All I know is this morning ~2AM my friend was in a car accident and arrested for DWI. I had a past DWI in my youth and know that a lawyer is very helpful and also that one needs to deny any wrong doing for the entire time. But I don't know how to get this kind of help to my friend. Basically just looking for the correct things to do in the early going. [more inside]
posted by 123fakestreet on May 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Ex is getting the house, need legal help in Denver, Colorado

My ex and I are trying to figure out how to transfer the house to her without me losing all of my equity. Unfortunately, she can't afford to just buy me out, and can't qualify for a new mortgage on the remaining loan balance if she's got a loan to me as well. I'm looking for recommendations on finding a lawyer to help vet a legal agreement, and any specific legal methods for making this happen. This is in Denver, Colorado. [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Mar 31, 2015 - 11 answers

What is the equivalent of "public interest law" in the UK?

I'm an American lawyer, now living in London. In the US, I know what it means to be a "public interest lawyer." But I'm having a hard time seeing how it translates in the UK. [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on Mar 30, 2015 - 7 answers

What kind of raise can I expect after passing the bar?

Are "bar passage" raises nominal in nature? [more inside]
posted by kbennett289 on Mar 24, 2015 - 6 answers

Overseas Law Jobs

I am an attorney working for a midsize firm in the US. I am fairly happy with my job, but have always wanted to work abroad (particularly in the UK). I have no clue how desireable (if at all) US licensed attorneys are abroad or how to go about finding job openings. I found several legal recruiters based in Europe online, but the sites are a bit sketchy. I know that there are various legal exchange programs, but they are generally in non-profit fields or send you to third world countries (which is admirable, but not what I am looking for). Any thoughts, resources or insights would be greatly appreciated.
posted by frednorton on Mar 22, 2015 - 9 answers

Flu shot injury- file a claim?

I have burstitis from a flu shot I got in fall 2014. Is it worth it to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Trust Fund? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Feb 18, 2015 - 6 answers

NYC Criminal Defense Attorney for domestic violence and/or rape charge

The title says it all really—I need a recommendation for a criminal defense attorney for someone who may be charged with domestic violence and/or rape in New York City.
posted by (Over) Thinking on Feb 13, 2015 - 3 answers

Car has been in the shop for 4 months. We just want it back.

Took our Subaru to the transmission shop recommended by the local Subaru mechanic. That was in October. It's still there, and we are at the end of our rope. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Feb 6, 2015 - 11 answers

I need help lawyering up.

I find myself in need of a (small business?) lawyer, in the Portland, Ore. area. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Feb 4, 2015 - 5 answers

Do we need a lawyer when we close on our mortgage refinance?

Because we are in New York state, when we close on our refi, we are going to have to sign all of our paperwork in person. As I understand it, New York law requires this. We had our own lawyer present when we closed on the purchase of this house. Should we have one when we close on the refinance? If so, Why? If it matters, we are in Nassau county, and we are refinancing with the original bank who has owned our mortgage since we purchased the home.
posted by waterisfinite on Jan 27, 2015 - 7 answers

Lawyers to help draft legal will in Cleveland, OH area.

I've never hired a lawyer before, but from what I understand, the best way to find one is through word of mouth; I'm hoping I can get suggestions from MeFites who happen to live in the area. My parent is living on the west side, close to Westlake. We're willing to drive to the east side if the lawyer comes highly recommended. [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Jan 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I move to a bigger city to find a job even if I don't line one up and even if I have no savings? [more inside]
posted by kbennett289 on Jan 16, 2015 - 8 answers

Real estate lawyers: worth it for "normal" homebuying? (Ontario, Canada)

My wife and I are actively looking to buy a house in Kingston, Ontario and have been working with a real estate agent that we're quite happy with. What would the advantage of having a real estate lawyer in the mix be? We're considering modestly priced single-family homes, possibly with an added apartment, and not sure what value we'd get by adding about $1,000 in legal fees to the proceedings. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jan 14, 2015 - 11 answers

Looking for a lawyer south carolina family law

My ex hasn't seen our kids in years. He has called about three times total in 2014. He did miss birthdays and Christmas though. Youngest son doesn't know who his dad is. Oldest son wants nothing to do with dad. Ex owes over 10k child support. He recently started paying child support again. He has expressed interest in having the kids over the summer. I worry because when we did live in the same state ex would regularly beg for me to take the kids back early so he could watch football. [more inside]
posted by Noyra on Jan 9, 2015 - 5 answers

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