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May 24

Choosing personal injury lawyer for out-of-state accident?

Help me figure out to whom we should say YAML. Mom was injured by DUI driver in neighboring state. [more inside]
posted by NumberSix at 8:52 PM - 2 answers

May 23

Best organizations to donate to for 2018 elections

What are the best organizations to donate to for taking back the House and Senate in 2018? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream at 2:39 PM - 8 answers

May 21

Migrating North

You are not my immigration lawyer, but maybe you can point me to a resource that will clarify something for me regarding applications and timing. US -> Canada spousal sponsorship question within. [more inside]
posted by halation at 12:21 PM - 7 answers

NYC/Brooklyn Park Lease on Public Land- We are looking for the Lease.

NYC Park Lease on Public Land- We are looking for the Lease. [more inside]
posted by ebesan at 11:52 AM - 5 answers

May 20

When to disclose service dog when renting

I am moving across the country. I will be applying for housing without meeting the landlord in person. Accessible housing in my budget is limited. I can’t afford for a potential landlord to deny an application because I am expecting them to break their no-pet policy. I want to wait to disclose my service dog until after I am approved, but at the same time I don’t want to become A Problem Tenant. [more inside]
posted by apex_ at 7:46 PM - 4 answers

Is there a legal term for this type of deceptive behavior?

Since I don't know what to call it (duh!) here are a couple examples. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by rada at 10:48 AM - 10 answers

May 15

Recommendations for a non-judgmental family law attorney in Austin, TX

Looking for a good attorney to facilitate my divorce. I have recently moved to Austin, Texas. My future ex lives in another state. We have no children and no shared assets—just shared debt. Here's the twist: I work in the adult industry (legally). [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:05 PM - 4 answers

May 14

How much would you pay for toilet paper?

I need your help to determine the strategy for a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror at 11:09 PM - 17 answers

Hostile workplace

I work in a hostile environment, to the point where I think I need some sort of legal consult. Who do I go to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:00 PM - 9 answers

Insurance and car accidents, take 2

I'm still dealing with the fallout of this accident that happened in February. Turns out the insurance I bought only covers the damage to the car I was driving, and doesn't have liability. So the other driver's insurance is asking me to cover his damages. The accident was the fault of a 3rd party and I don't know how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by AFABulous at 7:46 AM - 25 answers

May 11

How to prep for radio interview & debate?

I started an online petition which is having its intended effect: the (rather large) public organization's head officer I'm petitioning has been invited to a radio show. As have I. I will be sitting across from / debating him. How do I prep? [more inside]
posted by vert canard at 9:23 PM - 8 answers

May 10

Think Nina Totenberg meets Law & Order (the 2nd half) meets Undisclosed

I'm looking for a legal/lawyer procedural podcast, maybe not unlike Undisclosed*, but not limited to guilty-but-innocent, social justice, or otherwise sensational cases. [more inside]
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra at 2:59 PM - 8 answers

Vox gun control article/video: rebuttal to the rebuttal?

Vox made a called "America's Gun Problem, Explained". A right wing guy made what looks like a legitimate rebuttal. What is the rebuttal to the rebuttal? [more inside]
posted by 4midori at 11:51 AM - 11 answers

May 9

Get up and GOTV

What are the most effective GOTV and voter registration organizations? [more inside]
posted by kristi at 8:31 AM - 8 answers

May 8

Repurposing Parasitic Signage for Art

You know those signs made out of corrugated plastic that pop up in interstitial grassy areas by the side of the road? The ones that usually have dodgy real estate offers written in marker or ads for weird diet supplements? Do the people that put them there get permission from the property owners or just plunk them down there like so much litter? [more inside]
posted by picea at 8:20 PM - 14 answers

Landlord: "I don't believe you need a service dog." Huh?

I live in reduced-income housing in the Boston area, but am moving out in a month. I have been without a signed lease for over 4 months. Today, in signing a notice that I was moving, a board member said they did not believe my son needed a service dog and he asked for documentation. [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 10:57 AM - 14 answers

May 1

Someone used my SSN to get a job. How worried should I be?

I recently received a letter from the IRS saying that someone used my social security number to get a job. I immediately initiated a credit freeze with TransUnion (who is supposed to notify the other 2 credit bureaus). I also created an account at, and everything looks legit through the end of 2017 on my report. [more inside]
posted by AlisonM at 1:12 PM - 9 answers

April 28

Seeking a tax lawyer in Portland, OR

I need a tax lawyer in Portland, OR. My local business taxes have become convoluted & I need a professional to help me sort things out.
posted by seesaw at 12:20 PM - 1 answers

April 24

How to tell if two names actually belong to the same person?

How do I tell if two names actually belong to the same person? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle at 10:38 AM - 6 answers

Abandoned subdivision near STL airport?

What's the story behind the abandoned subdivision just northwest of the STL airport? [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman at 6:16 AM - 11 answers

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