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.
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]
A family member is a physical therapist assistant in Virginia. They just completed a one or two-year massage therapy course at a local college (I forget the details). They want to know if the course meets their continuing education requirements. [more inside]
What's a good rate for a DWI attorney in the Greensboro, NC area? [more inside]
Lawyers: how do you decline helping out your friends? [more inside]
My mother was recently in a car crash near her hone in Northern Virginia. The other driver was at fault and the insurance companies were sorting it out. She was diagnosed with whiplash at the ER soon after and spenfew days immobile from pain. After recuperating, she went on holiday to Europe While there, she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism that doctors believe may stem from the crash. A. Am I correct in believing we need to lawyer up? B. If so, are there recommendations for an attorney in Northern Virginia who could take this case on?
Everyone always tells you that going to law school and being a lawyer will open up all types of job possibilities. I tried being a big firm lawyer and am don't want to continue doing it. I'm looking to figure out life after biglaw and what that actually means. Looking for advice on how to figure out what's next, where to look for jobs that might play to a legal skill set, and how and what to highlight about biglaw experience when looking for the next job. [more inside]
I'd like either a specific recommendation, or a place to do a search, for an attorney that handles labor/employment/unpaid wages issues in Los Angeles. [more inside]
We are currently saddled with an out-of-state mortgage that we cannot afford to pay. [more inside]
My friend has an HSBC Mexico account, that had about 40,000 dollars in it.. he didn't use the account for a year, he called today to get a new checkbook, and found out the account had zero balance in may of 2013, and the account was closed. HSBC Mexico said they can't give more information unless he goes in person to a branch in Mexico. He is willing to hire a lawyer, or Power of attorney, or someone to investigate this in Mexico who legally represent him. He is currently far from mexico and can't make it there any time soon. His mom is in Mexico, can she get power of attorney? Any advice on how to do this? How can he go about finding a lawyer in Mexico who can help him? Or what actions can he take? He suspects fraudulent activity as he did login to his internet banking last year and saw all his money there.
Looking for an estate attorney so good it’ll make us forget how our last estate attorney shamelessly ripped us off. [more inside]
Can anyone refer me to an attorney or paralegal who is very experienced at writing the various types of legalese needed for web sites/apps, desktop software, etc.? [more inside]
I'm looking to hire an attorney familiar with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, litecoin, etc. Any recommendations or pointers? [more inside]
Please recommend an excellent attorney in Sacramento for someone facing drug possession charges. Money is no object.
My mother is in between work right now, with very sporradic temp gigs that don't pay enough. I think she needs to talk with a bankruptcy attorney, but she's ashamed and intimidated. I'd like to help her by giving her actual referrals. Difficulty: I'm long-distance from her. She is located in Lynchburg, VA. General advice would also be welcome--for example, how long might she be able to drag out the foreclosure and still live in her home? Details inside! [more inside]
I am a web developer in NYC who will soon be working as a contractor. How do I find an attorney who's familiar with contract matters related to this field to draft a contract and related matters? [more inside]
I need recommendations for an attorney in the Philadelphia area, who can handle divorce and custody cases where one party (myself) is a non-US citizen, who is here on a marriage-based Green Card. The Card itself is about 2 years old.
Good traffic attorney in Arlington, Va / Fairfax county? [more inside]
Asking the hivemind for recommendations for a patent lawyer. Friend (lives in Chicago but willing to consider lawyers from any jurisdiction) has questions about patentability of his idea and potentially needs a patent attorney to help him with the prior art search and nonprovisional patent. Please post your recommendations in the comments or send me MeFi mail. Thanks!
Can anyone recommend a lawyer in Rochester NY who can set-up a not-for-profit corporation for the "maker space" / community workshop we're starting? We'd like to find someone who's affordable, trustworthy and personable. And we'd like to get some personal recommendations instead of just a list of names from the bar association.
Received a notice that my contact information was subpoenaed from my ISP, since my IP was associated with copyright infringement (torrenting). Obviously, I need a lawyer, even though I haven't been sued (yet). Resources online mostly point to lawyers in NY, CA, and FL. I'm not in any of those places. What's the best way to find a lawyer who can represent me? [more inside]
LegalFilter: My patent attorney charges more than I can afford to write a cease & desist. should I shop around for a better deal (and how)? [more inside]
Please help me find an empathic Vancouver, BC area family lawyer. [more inside]
Another driver ran a red light and hit my car, leaving me with minor but permanent injuries. Their insurance company accepts liability and wants to settle, but their offer is about 20% lower than what I'm willing to accept. I've handled everything myself to this point (and have compiled 700+ pages of well-organized documentation), but the insurance company won't budge and it seems I'll need an attorney to negotiate the last 20%. What's the most reasonable fee arrangement for handling a nearly-resolved claim? [more inside]
Bankruptcy Attorney appears to have fallen off the grid. What are my options? [more inside]
Do my sister and I have to use the lawyer specified in my dad's will to handle his estate? More inside... [more inside]
I'm starting a contract position at a Fortune 500 company. How can I network my way into a job? [more inside]
Seeking advice on striking out under my own shingle as a lawyer -- if you've been here, please help. [more inside]
I was recently arrested at Occupy Atlanta. Background here. What should I be sure to ask/say when I meet with my attorney soon? [more inside]
I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a good estate attorney in San Francisco? We want to set up a will, and we undoubtedly need the whole estate-planning package (power of attorney, living trusts, etc). [more inside]
Okay, so I think I need to talk to a lawyer. Never done this before. How do I find a reputable lawyer to talk to? [more inside]
What are the weirdest legal news stories of 2010? [more inside]
Suggestions for a lawyer in New York City to look over a commercial lease? [more inside]
Attorneys and patent agents: what kinds of advertising have you found to be the most effective? [more inside]
I am a bankruptcy lawyer in Texas interested in moving to Los Angeles to practice criminal defense. I have significant criminal defense experience from earlier in my career. Could any of you familiar with the Los Angeles criminal courts system answer a few questions about how easy it is to "break in" as a newly arrived criminal defense attorney in L.A.? [more inside]
Recommendation needed for quality elder attorney in New York City area ( willing to travel a bit to save money). Areas of expertise would be asset management to meet requirements of assistance programs, irrevocable trusts etc, Medicaid, SSD, and Pooled Income Trusts. Any recommendations from personal experience or leads to a decent referral source would be much appreciated. [more inside]
I need to deal with intimidation and be intimidating myself. I am, alas, of an accommodating nature. How do I do that? [more inside]
Is it legal or ethical for a civil lawyer in California to take a client they have previously opposed in court? [more inside]
Why do defense attorneys defend those who are clearly guilty? Do they have no conscience? Do they do it for fame? Do they do it for the easy money (will get paid even though the verdict will definitely be guilty)?
Having noticed the profusion of law-related questions and "IANYL" versus "IANAL" answers... I'm considering law school. I want to be sure I'm making the right choice. [more inside]
Our neighbor is complaining our garage is too reflective. [more inside]
Suggestions for getting the most out of BarBri while staying employed full-time? [more inside]
Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
Can you recommend a good (and reasonably priced) real estate lawyer in the San Francisco Area? [more inside]
How do I find an attorney to represent me at a court appearance tomorrow morning for the Superior Court in Coalinga, Fresno County? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good lawyer in NYC for dealing with housing issues, specifically a dispute over a security deposit with a former landlord? [more inside]
How do I select an attorney? [more inside]
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]
My previous landlord never returned my security deposit ($1,650) last autumn. I live in Chicago. Do I get an attorney (and if so how do I choose one) or do I take it to small claims court myself? What are the pros/cons of either approach? [more inside]
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