Looking for a good lawyer in Vancouver, BC, specializing in wills and estates, to revise our wills and give us more general legal advice about estate planning. How should we go about this, and what criteria should we use? (My wife and I are early 40s, two children under 10, middle class.)
A franchised, "legitimate" car dealer lied to us in order to get us to purchase a car. I know.. not really news and not really unique. But how can we fix this now? [more inside]
Should I take out a full load of student loans to attend a top-6 law school right now? [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 downstairs neighbor, who is most likely schizophrenic, has been harassing my wife and me. Our landlord seems unenthusiastic about evicting her, and we are unenthusiastic about moving ourselves. What legal options can I pursue? Does anyone in Chicago have personal experience with a (cheap!) lawyer they might recommend? [more inside]
Consultant legal filter: Over-broad non-compete + me jumping to a client firm + angry former boss = well, what exactly? [more inside]
The owners of my apartment building have turned control of the building over from the extremely reputable apartment management company that I signed a lease with to a much less reputable company. Am I legally bound to continue honoring the lease? (Arlington County, VA) [more inside]
Just got laid off. Don't HAVE to work for about a year. I could hit the pavement hard and try to get right back into lawyering or I could pretty much do whatever I want. What would you do? [more inside]
I am indicated but not named in an EEOC complaint for which my employer is the Respondent. The complaint is about me, and I am probably named in the supporting documentation that I am not privy to as yet. What do I need to do/what is my personal liability? [more inside]
My friend's fractal artwork was stolen from DeviantArt and is being sold as a photo backdrop by photographyprops.com. He needs helping with going about this issue, what type of lawyers handle this?
My friend's fractal artwork was stolen from DeviantArt and is being sold as a photo backdrop by photographyprops.com. He needs helping with going about this issue, what type of lawyers handle this? Where should he turn to next? His piece is being sold for $150 bucks and he was never contacted nor has he drawn any type of agreement with him.
Debtfilter: Employer provides signing bonus structured as forgivable loan (forgiven if employee stays with firm long enough). Employee leaves soon after, and employer seeks to collect on loan. Employee is now a broke grad student, so employer offers to defer collection of loan until grad school is complete. Question: If length of time in grad school exceeds state statute of limitations on original loan, does this mean the loan will discharge itself before it can be collected? [more inside]
Is starting law school (on loans) a terrible idea right now? Is getting an LLB in the UK/Australia a better idea? [more inside]
What to do about nuisance letter from the neighbour's lawyer, point and laugh? Ignore it? Something else? [more inside]
Canadian (you are not my) lawyers: is there a deadline for filing a proof of claim in personal bankruptcies? [more inside]
I need advice on lawyer(s) for a startup venture. [more inside]
How can you evaluate a lawyer before hiring him?
Is it reasonable to ask my attorney for a refund for filing a motion that had no effect? [more inside]
Lawyer-filter: Path to becoming a happy, fulfilled, (potentially) well-compensated lawyer? Thoughts and/or to keep in mind for an incoming 1L? [more inside]
I make web sites and created a web app for a client and now they want to own the copyright in exchange for equity. Help me find a New York based web friendly lawyer to ensure the new contract protects me. Tips are also appreciated on a fair equity percentage to ask for.
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]
Recommendations for an intellectual property lawyer in Chicago? Husband is an independent consultant/software developer in Chicago in need of an IP lawyer for some service agreements/contracts liability discussions. This would likely be a few hours of work maybe a few times a year. Reasonable rates would be nice but willing to pay for expertise. Anyone have good experiences with someone they would recommend?
Solo practitioner startup filter: Newly-admitted attorney (this month) seeking advice on professional, technical, & marketing issues about providing freelance legal research & writing services. [more inside]
Can you recommend a lawyer in the Seattle area to write my will? [more inside]
I need a lawyer who specializes in divorce/separation in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan. Anyone had an especially good experience?
Describe 'legalese' in a word. [more inside]
Citation 221.05 in NYC for possession. Should I plead not guilty, or suck this up? [more inside]
What are our options in closing on our first home? (Details inside) [more inside]
My cousin needs some legal advice about how to formalize an agreement with a lawyer, also this lawyer has agreed to work for free in exchange for 1/3 of any winnings. Is this fair? If so, is there a specific contract he should request? [more inside]
Well, I've now been refused entry into the UK. What can I do now? How do I get there? [more inside]
My boyfriend Brett recently ran into a problem with GAP insurance that he purchased, and we are looking for a little direction to see where he can go from here. It looks as though he was defrauded by the car dealership that he purchased his car from, as well as potentially by the GAP provider, but the car dealership is now in bankruptcy, no one will return our calls, and he is stuck with $3200 in debt that he can't afford. [more inside]
LawFilter: You're a criminal defense attorney defending a murder suspect. Your client is guilty. What now? [more inside]
I need to find a lawyer in the NYC area who deals with confidentiality agreements and stock option contracts, specifically in the software industry. How would I go about finding such a lawyer? [more inside]
Are you a lawyer who loves your job? What do you do, and why do you love it? [more inside]
Can a lawyer make this gridlock ticket go away? Do you know a good one in the L.A. area? [more inside]
LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good job? [more inside]
I need a lawyer in Toronto for Real Estate / Property issues. Specifically, the state of an adjacent property (in violation of multiple orders from the city) seriously affecting ours. Would ideally know the magic password to get the Building Standards people to do their job. Otherwise, any and all other avenues that can be pursued.
Lawyer type looking for possible non-lawyer work needs advice. Okay, you-are-not-my-career-counselor, but I am appealing to the hive mind for advice. I am looking for a job and I need a fresh set of ideas. My fact pattern is a bit odd, and I feel like I’m treading the same ground over and over again in my current search, I want to expand it and don’t know which way to go. Lengthy fact pattern to follow: [more inside]
I just passed MA and am considering a move to DC. I'm looking for advice on which bar exam to potentially sit for in February 2009. [more inside]
My parents have offered to *give* me between $100K and $120K to go in on a house with them. I will accept this gift, but I need some help figuring out how to handle the strings that are certainly attached. Long story. [more inside]
Injury claims lawyer recommendation in Toronto? [more inside]
How can an Australian law student work in the USA (maybe California) for prisoners on death row? [more inside]
How would I go about obtaining a copy of my grandfather's will? [more inside]
Please help me help my partner through his career crisis. And help me deal with it, too. [more inside]
I'm an attorney. My workplace has little or no formal training. The only time I learn things is when I do things wrong. Are there ways for me to avoid learning everything the hard way? [more inside]
What other fields have former corporate lawyers escaped to? [more inside]
Can I export my law degree from the USA? If not, where else should I consider going to law school? [more inside]
Co-worker is rude and dismissive because of something I said. Is there anything I can do to prevent her from threatening my standing with the higher ups? [more inside]
Desperately seeking Erin Brokovich - need sliding scale family law attorney in San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula / South Bay)
Desperately seeking Erin Brokovich - need sliding scale family law attorney in San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula / South Bay) [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a good, relatively simple open-source or low-cost file/client management program suitable for use by a small law firm? The software should be able to schedule/calendar, manage documents, track tasks/to-dos, and associate all of these things according to particular clients/matters. Something that syncs between machines is a definite plus, as is something that isn't a resource hog. We manage the accounting side separately, so that needn't be a component. [more inside]