How can I choose the best lawyer? [more inside]
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]
The lawyer for the estate is also the lawyer for the negligent executor. Conflict of interest? [more inside]
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]
How would you go about finding the best criminal defense attorney in your state?
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]
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]
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]
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]
Can anyone recommend a good NYC criminal defense attorney to help me with a disorderly conduct charge? [more inside]
Personalized (vanity) lawyer/legal license plate ideas needed. [more inside]
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]
Impending performance review. I don't know whether to quit or somewhat disingenuously promise improvement and committment to the job. [more inside]
I'm in a financial pickle due to a bad choice of roommates two years ago. What are my options? [more inside]
I am thinking of using GrandCentral for my telephone needs, and want to know the safety and privacy of the service. [more inside]
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]
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]
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!
Do debt collectors have to pay a fee if they call you after you have had an attorney contact them? [more inside]
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]
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!!
Wanted: Most expedient and financially prudent way to apply for permanent residence in Canada. [more inside]
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]
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.
Am I too old to go to law school? I'm 33 and . . . [more inside]
IMAL Filter: So I am volunteering to go to mediation today. What can/should I do to get the most favorable outcome? [more inside]
Please: recommend a lawyer in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the implications of buying an existing LLC in Massachusetts? [more inside]
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]
How much should a personal bankruptcy cost in Michigan? [more inside]
Anyone know a good traffic attorney in New Hampshire? [more inside]
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.
[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]
Law Filter: Transactional vs Litigation. How to choose? [more inside]
Algebra moron -- wants to go to law school? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Mom had double knee replacement. Doctor admitted doing one wrong. Her leg is now crooked. Options? [more inside]
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]
Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
Any recommendations for traffic lawyers in upstate NY (speeding ticket)? Preferably something of the flat-fee, won't rob you blind variety.
Actuary or Lawyer. Why not both? [more inside]
Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
Help with a complicated pre-nup, please. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good divorce attorney in Washington state. There are no child custody issues, but the property division and/or alimony could be complicated.
Semi-recent law grad having an unusually hard time finding a job, possibly due to circumstances described within. I'm running out of ideas (and money), so I turn to you, AskMe. [more inside]