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American Lawyering in the UK?

Any ideas on how an American lawyer can find a job in the UK? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on Aug 19, 2011 - 9 answers

I don't trust my trustee.

This is a question about an inherited estate and a trustee that I suspect is not acting in my best interests. [more inside]
posted by tiny plastic sockpuppet on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How should I talk to future employers about my unhappy stint as a lawyer?

I was the asker of this question. I did end up losing my job, but thanks to your advice, moving on has been a lot less painful than I feared. Now I have a question about how to explain to potential new employers a) the circumstances of the termination, and b) my reasons for leaving the practice of law. [more inside]
posted by sorrysockpuppet on Aug 14, 2011 - 16 answers

Why did the lawyer cross the road?

My boyfriend is in his articling year at a criminal defense firm. All of a sudden, he's so rarely around! Have you been in this situation? What strategies can make this sudden shift in our lives easier on us both? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde on Aug 13, 2011 - 11 answers

NYC Divorce lawyer

I'm looking for a good divorce lawyer in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Inheritance issues in Hungary

Need estate/inheritance legal help in Hungary. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on Jul 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Immigration lawyer in New York

I need an indication of a good immigration lawyer in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Yelp does not help for this

How to find a good divorce lawyer/mediator in San Jose? And what is good? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

What would a lawyer do that I wouldn't know to do in setting up a single member LLC in Florida?

What would a lawyer do that I wouldn't know to do in setting up a single member LLC in Florida? I want to be smart but also want to save money on what appears to be a fairly simple task. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Jun 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Account in Collections - How to dispute

Need with help on what to do with medical account in collections that Insurance has already paid for. [more inside]
posted by lutzla23 on Jun 14, 2011 - 9 answers

employment lawyer recommendation in Chapel Hill / Durham?

My Dude has been offered a contract (software/tech/biotech related) with a one-year do-not-compete clause from a contracting agency, which (I think) seeks to preclude his being hired by any of their clients and possibly their clients' clients, which we think could affect his ability to be employed once the 4-6 month contract runs out. The job is supposed to start next week. We're willing to talk to a lawyer, but the one he called today didn't have time and we don't have a good referral. Any suggestions? This is in the NC Triangle (Chapel Hill/Durham, but willing to work by phone or e-mail). [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for a really mean lawyer in Maryland.

My employer is owed a great deal of money by the University of Maryland Medical System, and we are preparing to sue. Can you recommend a really mean lawyer to kick their ass in court? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

I know it's not like law and order, but it still sounds fun!

What is being an assistant district attorney like? How does it differ from civil litigation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2011 - 4 answers

When you're wrong and you may not know it...

What is the name for a law/act/legislation that turns, an otherwise law abiding citizen, into a criminal? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on May 13, 2011 - 43 answers

How to become a family lawyer in New York City?

I want to work in family law in New York City and I don't really know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Apr 30, 2011 - 8 answers

How to find and get a disability lawyer in NJ when I have no money?

I live in Middlesex County in New Jersey. I have begun the application for disabilty due to anxiety and depression. I am worried I might need a lawyer, I have no money, and I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Preparing for my grand exit

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]
posted by Quietgal on Apr 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for a Quebec-based, bilingual tax lawyer/accountant

I need an effective and bilingual Quebec-based tax lawyer/accountant to deal with my friends at Revenu Quebec. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Need help desensitizing myself to, or taking less personally, the conduct of other lawyers.

How to feel less depressed about the conduct of other lawyers. Need help desensitizing myself to it, or taking such behaviour less personally. [more inside]
posted by wz on Mar 17, 2011 - 30 answers

Need to find an immigration lawyer

Need recommendation for immigration lawyer in Dallas [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 - 1 answer

tax lawyer in NJ NY?

Tax Lawyer in NJ/NY area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Am I stuck with a "record?"

I have been charged with a misdemeanor. I am concerned. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Mar 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Bankruptcy self-filing

Filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy in Washington State. Need advice and resources on self-filing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Recommend a PA real estate lawyer

I need a recommendation for a real estate lawyer in the Easton, PA area. I'm the buyer. It's a short sale and I'd like to find a lawyer with some experience. I don't want to pick someone out of the phone book. Ideally you have actually worked with the attorney but any reliable advice would be appreciated. Responding here is best but MeFi mail is good too. Help? Thanks in advance!
posted by gdf on Feb 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me - my boss is trying to screw me out of worker's comp and I'm a statutory employee!

I work for a club in the San Fernando Valley and recently broke my ankle on the job. I am classified as 1099 but am actually a misclassified statutory employee and I think the the guy who owns the club and/or his insurance company is/are trying to cheat his way out of paying me worker's comp. and covering the cost of my pending operation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 9 answers

lawyer recommendations?

Looking for a good lawyer to deal with a landlord/tenant issue in the Chicago North Shore area. [more inside]
posted by january on Feb 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Will my friend ever get admitted into law school?

Will my friend ever get admitted into law school? [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Jan 26, 2011 - 51 answers

What kind of lawyer do I need, if any?

What kind of lawyer do I need, if any? Suing father for ownership of a custodial (UTMA) account. [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Jan 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Articling for Lawyer moving to Canada?

I'm an Attorney potentially moving to Canada (Vancouver) who needs to go through the articling process, but wants to do it outside of a traditional law firm. What advice can you give? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Lawyering up

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]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 13 answers

All Right, I'm a Lawyer: What Do I Ask?

What specifically happens between a lawyer and his client once the client commits a crime? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Weirdest Legal News of 2010

What are the weirdest legal news stories of 2010? [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Dec 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Class Action Lawsuit ?

If I am a qualified claimant for a Class Action Lawsuit regarding an Illegal Strip Search in the state of IL, and am eligible for a payment of anywhere from $700-$1000, do you believe that is fair? or should I "opt out" and try to recover damages with my own attorney?
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Lawyer: LLC or no for my solo practice?

Lawyer people: I am a lawyer licensed in Illinois and have started to do some solo practice work. Do I need to form a LLC? Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Advise on changing BoD election procedures

What sort of lawyer or accounting firm would be best to advise a large NGO who is re-evaluating the way board members are elected? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

How to become a Capitol Hill lawyer?

What are the best resources and/or approaches for an attorney seeking employment on Capitol Hill? [more inside]
posted by snorkels on Dec 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Labour lawyer in Vancouver BC

Looking for a reputable labour lawyer in Vancouver BC to help with disability case. [more inside]
posted by fingerbang on Nov 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this?

We are visiting my wife's parents in another state. Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me fix this contract

I know YANML but help me say this in lawyer speak. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Need a good lawyer in Nashville

Can you recommend a good criminal defense lawyer in Nashville? [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Oct 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Mom being sued, should she lawyer up? Car accident...

Does mom need to get a lawyer? Car accident stuff inside... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Oct 27, 2010 - 17 answers

NYC Lawyer for a commercial lease?

Suggestions for a lawyer in New York City to look over a commercial lease? [more inside]
posted by jenmess on Oct 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Please recommend a top-notch immigration lawyer/law firm in Manhattan.

Can someone recommend a good immigration lawyer/law firm in Manhattan? I need someone/practice with deep expertise in H1B and greencard applications(EB1a, EB1b, and NIW). [more inside]
posted by jchaw on Oct 13, 2010 - 2 answers

We need more help...

Wife was in a car accident. We're still having serious difficulties. [more inside]
posted by Marduk on Sep 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Should I give up the easement through my neighbors yard?

YANML: I have an easement through my neighbor’s property. I use it regularly and the neighbor and I get along just fine. The other day the neighbor approached me about extinguishing the easement. While he didn’t offer me any money or anything, he was clearly lobbing the ball to me to come up with what I would want to release the easement to him. I’m located in Alameda County, California. More than you need to know after the break. [more inside]
posted by phelixshu on Sep 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Effective advertising for lawyers

Attorneys and patent agents: what kinds of advertising have you found to be the most effective? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Sep 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Recommendations for a discrimination lawyer in Chicago?

Asking for a friend: Recommendations for a good discrimination lawyer in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Sep 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Taking this lowball badly, need perspective and good advice

My employer tried to lowball me severely on my salary. Am I making too much of this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2010 - 35 answers

Becoming a criminal defense lawyer in L.A.

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]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 1 answer

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