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How to score a better deal on a cease & desist

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]
posted by secretsecret on Jun 26, 2012 - 8 answers

What steps do I take to figure out who to be angry at?

My wife and I just moved into our first house this month. Hooray! The people building a house next door say we have to move our fence [and tear down a shed-like thing attached to the garage]. Boo! What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jun 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Do I need an appellate lawyer or a FOIA lawyer?

I (mostly) won my FOIA case, pro se. They're going to appeal the decision. Ruh-roh.... [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Jun 19, 2012 - 9 answers

I mean, he deserves to fry, but so quickly?

Why is the Sandusky trial moving so quickly? In my area the high profile cases seem to take months, if not years, to come to trial, and then the trials themselves take weeks or months. Sandusky's trial started last week and I believe the judge told the jury that they will likely have the case on Thursday. Explain? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Between our attorney, the seller, and termites, I like the termites best!

Can we get the previous owner to pay up for termite treatment? Two years later? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Jun 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me lawyer up!

I've got a special-snowflake immigrations issue that leads me to believe I no longer know enough to handle the problem. I need to meet with an immigrations lawyer/consultant. But how do I choose? (Location filter: Montreal) [more inside]
posted by cinoyter on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I go about sending a letter requesting an out-of-court settlement to someone I can potentially sue?

At the advice of counsel, I need to send a letter to a party I thought about suing suggesting we settle a personal injury case out of court. The lawyer is out of the picture for now, otherwise it'll cost me money. So... how do I do that? [more inside]
posted by Opal on May 30, 2012 - 5 answers

realistic surrender

What happens when you surrender on a drug trafficking warrant? (Canadian version) [more inside]
posted by philip-random on May 28, 2012 - 5 answers

I Know Why The Caged Bird Takes Klonopin

What is my best option when my girlfriend who had a stroke less than a month ago was abruptly terminated by her company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 16 answers

I think I need a lawyer for a liability case (Detroit area)

How can I determine the best way to find a lawyer to work on a consumer liability case that is not the stereotypical ambulance chaser, slip and fall guy? All I want is what is fair. I am in the Detroit (Northern) suburbs.
posted by Drasher on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Empathic Vancouver, BC family lawyer?

Please help me find an empathic Vancouver, BC area family lawyer. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Apr 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Last mile legal fee arrangement for personal injury claim

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Yeah, the investments are doing swimmingly.

LawyerFilter: Need a non-smarmy real estate lawyer in Palm Beach County, FL to help me get out from some underwater properties. [more inside]
posted by PorcineWithMe on Apr 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Who can help me with disability insurance claims?

I’m looking for advice on dealing with with employer provided disability insurance. I’m out of work due to illness, and I am having trouble navigating the disability insurance provided by my employer. Do I hire a lawyer? Are there other people that I can hire to help on my behalf? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Apr 9, 2012 - 7 answers

What do you do when your attorney disappears?

Bankruptcy Attorney appears to have fallen off the grid. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Another Burma Visa Question

Have any lawyers applied for a tourist visa to Burma/Myanmar recently? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Mar 2, 2012 - 2 answers

My ex-wife is not rational.

Is it illegal to post photos of children on the Internet without both their parent's permission? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 27, 2012 - 30 answers

What type of lawyer do we need?

My husband and I would like to be able to travel, but he has a felony conviction that makes things a bit complicated, and we're having trouble sorting out what options we have, what needs to be done, and in what order of operations. I would like to buy an hour or two of a lawyer's time, but I first need to know what kind of lawyer we need. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Do I need a patent lawyer?

I have an idea for a fun project I'd like to fund via Kickstarter, but I need to do some due diligence first. My idea involves a variation on an existing product. How do I learn if there are patents involved and who I need to talk to to license them if needed? Is this a job for a patent lawyer? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Feb 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Do we have to use an attorney specified in a will?

Do my sister and I have to use the lawyer specified in my dad's will to handle his estate? More inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Brought home the bacon but don't know how to cook it.

I need to hire someone to help my mom handle her finances. Would this be an accountant? A lawyer? Something else? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

How to network with higher ups while on the inside of a company?

I'm starting a contract position at a Fortune 500 company. How can I network my way into a job? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Who can I talk to?

Lawyer in a career rut. I need to get some advice, but from who? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 8 answers

This 'Being a Lawyer' Thing

Are you counsel at a legal aid office? Or maybe you're an assistant district attorney? Practicing lawyers in general, but especially those outside of biglaw practice, I'd like for you to tell me about your career, or your day-to-day, etc. [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Software that will nag me to track my time?

Can you recommend free or very inexpensive software for Windows that will pop up at pre-determined intervals (e.g., every 20 minutes) and remind me to fill out my timesheet? [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Lawyer in which country?

For an Australian citizen thinking of moving to the United States, is it better to see an immigration lawyer in Australia, or one in the US, for consultation? This assumes that one is currently in Australia, but travels occasionally to the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Landlord does not return security deposit. help needed

I live in the state of pennsylvania in montgomery county.I rented apartment from craigslist on a verbal monthly lease with $650 security deposit. After 8 months I gave the landlord moving out notice of 30 days to find a new tenant. its been almost 11 months and she has not given me $300 of the initial security deposit back. I cleaned the house and she had no issues. Is there any way i can get the money back. I have tried to contact the person multiple times through email and phone but no reply.
posted by radsqd on Jan 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Peed in public, got caught. How do I go about finding a lawyer?

Peed in public, got caught. How do I go about finding a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 - 12 answers

I'm going to allow this.

Looking for movies with accurate depictions of legal proceedings. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Dec 16, 2011 - 16 answers

I was left as executor of a will, need a lawyer. Looking for advice.

Mother passed away, need to get court papers stating that I am the executor of the will. The will states that I am the executor, but it was never filed with a court. Courthouse says I must get a lawyer to get the paperwork if the will wasn't filed in a court of law before she died (which is was not). [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Dec 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Auto Accident Aftermath

Should I get a lawyer, and whose insurance should I make a claim against for an auto accident that was the other driver's fault and which caused significant injury? [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Dec 12, 2011 - 15 answers

Why don't I quit while we're still speaking?

Seeking advice on striking out under my own shingle as a lawyer -- if you've been here, please help. [more inside]
posted by motsque on Dec 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Annual review advice?

It's annual review season! Looking for some guidance on getting through, with a few parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by 5845(f)(1)(D) on Dec 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Can't afford private school loan repayment

$45K in school loans to private bank (Wells Fargo). Lawyer/collections office wants money. There is no money. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 - 10 answers

"Consult your attorney" only makes sense if I know what to ask

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for a real estate tax/legal professional in the Twin Cities

I need recommendations for an accountant, tax lawyer, or real estate lawyer in the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Nov 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Know any immigration lawyers in Kansai?

Can any of our Japan-based MeFites recommend an immigration lawyer in the Kansai area? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Nov 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Confusing Lawyerspeak

Law question: Me and the ex are going to court to go over child support, and today I got a copy of a motion filed by his lawyer that said, "Please enter my appearance on behalf of the defendant (his name) on Complaint for Modification filed by Kinetic." I don't have a lawyer to ask. Does this mean my ex isn't going to show up at court?
posted by kinetic on Nov 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me certify a copy of my Brit passport in LA!

Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Oct 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for an eviction lawyer in Fulton County, Georgia

YANML: Can you recommend a lawyer with experience with eviction law in Atlanta, GA (Fulton County)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Legal issues of writing a book about a video game?

What legal issues might I run into when writing an instructional guide book for a video game? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 14, 2011 - 7 answers

What can I do with my professional life?

CareerSwitchFilter: I'm a miserable lawyer, with a bunch of hobbies and skills, but no other kind of professional experience. What career(s)/job(s) should I consider switching to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 23 answers

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job.

I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Sep 28, 2011 - 60 answers

It's quittin' time!

I'm a lawyer, and I've spent my entire legal career at big Vault 25 multinational firms doing transactional work. In 2012, I want a new job. For those of you who left Big Law (or made other left turns from your legal career), how do you tell whether you just don't like your working environment or whether you should get out of law altogether? [more inside]
posted by 5845(f)(1)(D) on Sep 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Is this a lawyer up situation?

Asking for a friend: Question about sentencing likelihood for a Class B Misdemeanor for marijuana possession in Travis County, Texas. Previous record and details of current arrest inside...YANML [more inside]
posted by argylekneesocks on Sep 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Hypothetically was this person fired?

[Hypothetical Employment Legal Filter] In the following hypothetical employment situation, is the law being broken? If so where? Is it legally worth pursuing this and putting a hypothetical person’s business prospects in jeopardy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Minicomic -> Short film -> ?

I self-published a minicomic that someone now wants to adapt into a short film. Awesome! What issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Recommend a lawyer?

I'm looking for a lawyer in the Detroit Metro area (in or around Livonia) specializing in issues related to child custody and divorce. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.
posted by kbanas on Sep 7, 2011 - 0 answers

Is consulting for me?

Management consulting for lawyers. Is there any path for early mid-career lawyers (5-10 years out) in management consulting? Is management consulting for me? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Aug 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Dealing with a fallen tree

Ontario StormFilter. Neighbour's tree came down causing property damage to us. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

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