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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

Is there a database of lawyers that can be used to find one without a conflict of interest?

My mom is worried she won't be able to find a lawyer who doesn't have a conflict of interest. How can I help her? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How much will a bankruptcy cost?

How much should a personal bankruptcy cost in Michigan? [more inside]
posted by Bjkokenos on Jan 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me keep my vinyl (record) clean, please. ;)

Anyone know a good traffic attorney in New Hampshire? [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Jan 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Details of a case?

LawFilter: So I have a name, birthday, and dates of conviction -- How can I find the details of the case(s)? I assume I know the state. This information was presented on a state's sex offenders list and I would like more details as to the case.
posted by SirStan on Jan 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Reality bites.

[Law Job Filter] I don't have a lot of options, help me pick the one that is the least likely to ruin my career and make me default on my loans! [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Dec 9, 2007 - 23 answers

Two roads diverged in a wood...

Law Filter: Transactional vs Litigation. How to choose? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Dec 2, 2007 - 18 answers

Algebraic retard -- no law school 4 u?

Algebra moron -- wants to go to law school? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Nov 26, 2007 - 18 answers

I need to sell half a house to a family member, and I don't know how.

How do I sell half a house to my brother, who’s living there? My only sibling and I have inherited our late parents’ house as part of the estate. He’s currently living in it, and is happy to stay and is interested in buying my half out. I don’t want half the house; I do want the money. [more inside]
posted by Savannah on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

How to deal with Internet thieves?

Anyone have experience addressing copyright infringement/plagiarism (efficiently and easily) without a lawyer? Or will a lawyer generally handle numerous cease-and-desist orders and/or lawsuits for a relatively reasonable fee? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Nov 5, 2007 - 10 answers

What to do when I've been robbed?

My apartment was burglarized a week ago Saturday. They took jewelry that isn't worth much but that meant the world to me, and money. The police came and took a report but seeing as this is NYC, my case file is probably already buried. I'm not sure what to do now. [more inside]
posted by firevoice on Oct 31, 2007 - 10 answers

...but what do you actually do?

Law/ Lawyer Filter: I've decided on Law School, but am trying to decide which area of law to focus on once I get there. [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Oct 30, 2007 - 24 answers

Doctor screwed up, now what?

Mom had double knee replacement. Doctor admitted doing one wrong. Her leg is now crooked. Options? [more inside]
posted by rryan on Oct 25, 2007 - 6 answers

What's it like to work in a gym?

Should I seek an entry level job at a gym as an alternative to a short and brutish legal career? Would it be any better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2007 - 6 answers

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