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GAP Insurance Problem - Help!

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]
posted by etherealclarity on Dec 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Between a Confession and a Hard Place

LawFilter: You're a criminal defense attorney defending a murder suspect. Your client is guilty. What now? [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Dec 22, 2008 - 50 answers

Help me lawyer up...

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]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Am I really doomed to misery if I go to law school?

Are you a lawyer who loves your job? What do you do, and why do you love it? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Dec 9, 2008 - 36 answers

How to make a traffic ticket disappear in LA?

Can a lawyer make this gridlock ticket go away? Do you know a good one in the L.A. area? [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 8, 2008 - 12 answers

How can I rise above mediocrity?

LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Need a Real Estate / Property lawyer in Toronto

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.
posted by winston on Nov 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Career Counseling needed for Lawyer-type.

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Bar Exam Filter: DC, VA or MD bar?

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]
posted by smallstatic on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Reluctant Trustifarian

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]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2008 - 44 answers

Toronto Injury Claims Lawyer

Injury claims lawyer recommendation in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by juiceCake on Oct 25, 2008 - 4 answers

working as volunteer lawyer for prisoners on death row

How can an Australian law student work in the USA (maybe California) for prisoners on death row? [more inside]
posted by inlimbo on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Good Will Hunting

How would I go about obtaining a copy of my grandfather's will? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me help him and myself.

Please help me help my partner through his career crisis. And help me deal with it, too. [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Sep 18, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I learn my job?

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there a way out of corporate law?

What other fields have former corporate lawyers escaped to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Can I take a J.D. abroad, or should I not bother coming back to get one?

Can I export my law degree from the USA? If not, where else should I consider going to law school? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Sep 2, 2008 - 7 answers

My co-worker might be trying to get me fired

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]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

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]
posted by ebellicosa on Aug 27, 2008 - 3 answers

A simple matter-manager for a small law firm

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]
posted by yeliabmit on Aug 26, 2008 - 7 answers

How to choose a lawyer?

How can I choose the best lawyer? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Aug 19, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I decide what to do with my life?

Good News: I'm a 1L enrolled in a Top 20 law school. Bad News: I'm no longer sure I want to be a lawyer. [more inside]
posted by liesbyomission on Aug 17, 2008 - 28 answers

Conflict of interest?

The lawyer for the estate is also the lawyer for the negligent executor. Conflict of interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2008 - 5 answers

How to un-accept a job offer?

MeFi lawyers, professionals and other grown-ups: how can I renege on a permanent job offer with a law firm that I tentatively accepted without burning too many bridges? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Someone I love needs a lawyer.

How would you go about finding the best criminal defense attorney in your state?
posted by bricoleur on Jul 30, 2008 - 10 answers

An Appeal for an Appeals Lawyer

How to find an appeals lawyer who will want to take a (probable win) appeal to the US Supreme Court? Like, do they, um, hang out on the 'Net somewhere? [more inside]
posted by Shane on Jul 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Working Outside the US with a US Law Degree?

How does an attorney, educated and licensed in US law, get hired in other countries (preferably Canada) that need someone who knows US law? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Jul 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Do I need a lawyer for possible SEC investigation?

Earlier this year, as part of my 401K, I sold some of my investment in my company's stock (total value ~$2000). A couple of weeks later, my company released a press release that said that they would be restating earnings due to accounting irregularities. I'm now on the list being questioned about insider trading. Do I need my own lawyer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2008 - 14 answers

How much should I pay my lawyer to settle a wrongful death claim?

I'm going to hire an attorney to settle a wrongful death claim in the state of Ohio, USA. I hope to reach a settlement rather than going to court. What percentage of my settlement should the attorney get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Can anyone recommend a NYC criminal defense attorney for a disorderly conduct charge?

Can anyone recommend a good NYC criminal defense attorney to help me with a disorderly conduct charge? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Personalized Lawyer License Plate

Personalized (vanity) lawyer/legal license plate ideas needed. [more inside]
posted by cainiarb on Jun 26, 2008 - 24 answers

Know a good San Francisco lawyer?

I've decided to buck the trend and not ask you for legal advice and go straight to getting a lawyer. So... do you have a recommendation for a lawyer in San Francisco to help me through a business/contract/billing dispute? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Suck up at my review or quit?

Impending performance review. I don't know whether to quit or somewhat disingenuously promise improvement and committment to the job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Do I have to pay my roommate's debt?

I'm in a financial pickle due to a bad choice of roommates two years ago. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Privacy and GrandCentral?

I am thinking of using GrandCentral for my telephone needs, and want to know the safety and privacy of the service. [more inside]
posted by ooklala on May 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Can my minor children receive a gift from their great aunt that is excluded from the gift tax?

Can my great aunt make a $12,000 gift to me, my wife, and each of our two kids (for $48,000 total) without incurring the gift tax? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on May 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Gifts for someone finishing law school

My brother is graduating from law school soon and my sister and I are looking for a gift or gifts. We usually spend around $50/person for things like this, although we'd be wiling to go a little higher. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Apr 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Know any good tax lawyers?

Can you recommend a tax attorney in Washington State? Business taxes (Department of Revenue), specifically - but any tax attorney you've had good experience with would be appreciated!
posted by whitelight on Apr 26, 2008 - 0 answers

Do debt collectors have to pay a fee if they call you after you have had an attorney contact them?

Do debt collectors have to pay a fee if they call you after you have had an attorney contact them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I take the unlicensed driver who destroyed my car to Chicago small claims court?

My car was just totaled by an unlicensed, uninsured 16-year-old driver in Chicago. I'm insured, but I have no collision coverage, so any/all expenses are strictly out-of-pocket. The teen responsible was found to be 100% liable on the police report. Can/should I take the family to small claims court? Related: Can anyone suggest a salvage guy that pays a fair price for junked cars and a decent lawyer to represent me in small claims court? Do I even need a lawyer in small claims court? Sorry - I'm new to this. [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Apr 21, 2008 - 33 answers

GRAND JURY YO!

Do all misdemeanor cases get to bypass the grand jury? Is there such a thing as a federal misdemeanor? I know FEDERAL capital offenses must go before a grand jury and each STATE handles this differently, ie NY both sides and a judge, no grand jury. But I am confused on this process...help, test tommorrow!!
posted by madmamasmith on Apr 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Are lawyers just vampire money-pit evil people?

Wanted: Most expedient and financially prudent way to apply for permanent residence in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Apr 13, 2008 - 5 answers

How to get a west coast prosecution job?

Asking for a friend: I want to be a prosecutor. Badly. It doesn't have to be all glamor and glory, I just want to get into court. I am looking at the Northern CA, OR and WA areas. Does anyone have any inside information on areas that are hiring/firing? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Apr 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Tax lawyer to move to investing or general management?

A friend's been a tax lawyer of six years at a law firm. With that and a CPA, he wants to change careers: either manage investments or be a general mgmt type. What positions should he pursue, esp in this business clime? Recs for headhunters? He likes money, prestige, and is somewhat risk-averse. He's willing to go int'l, but only speaks english.
posted by shivohum on Apr 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Am I too old for the law?

Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on Mar 24, 2008 - 19 answers

Mediate this, sucka!

IMAL Filter: So I am volunteering to go to mediation today. What can/should I do to get the most favorable outcome? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Mar 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Canada customs siezed my laptop.

Please: recommend a lawyer in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Feb 26, 2008 - 9 answers

What will happen in interview for lawyer job?

Lawyers: I spent the first part of my law career self-employed, so have never been through the interview process. Now I'm looking for a "real" job. Please hold my hand. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I change my name now, but start using it later?

Complicated name-change issues. I am changing my last name, but not due to a legal marriage. Can I get my name changed now, but start using it for everything later? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jan 30, 2008 - 11 answers

What are the implications of buying an existing LLC in Massachusetts?

What are the implications of buying an existing LLC in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Jan 17, 2008 - 4 answers

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