This is messy I know, but I'm appreciative of the help. I'm representing myself pro se in a divorce trial. Not my choice. My previous law firm did not file an appearance, they were "consulting", they did a lot of damage on rules of evidence. I didn't pay them. They are... Read more »
Your question is very confusing. Are you seeking to file a legal malpractice claim? If so, that is an area of specialization and you can inquire using this forum. If you are seeking pro bono legal assistance, also, then there are some resources which may be available to you . You need to tailor...Read more »
As a child I was part of a very intense custody battle. The case has since been sealed but my mother has a copy. Can I legally read the documents If I’m given permission by my mother to read the documents she possesses and the case pertains to me?
Hired an attorney in 2014. He stated (repeatedly from 2014 to 2017) that he filed a case in state court. That case was not filed and his malpractice insurance ended in October 2016. I would like to file malpractice claim - given he lied about filing in state court. Does the malpractice begin... Read more »
Malpractice is based on multiple elements, including a showing of damages. See: https://www.justia.com/injury/legal-malpractice/. You may also report the lawyer to the state bar for such deceit. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an...Read more »
Attorney did not file in State Court (missed deadline for statute of limitations) - but repeated stated he filed the case. When does the malpractice take place - when he mislead and lied? The attorney in question - was lying about filing - while he had malpractice insurance. The date to file ended... Read more »
See my answer to your identical question. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my...Read more »
Brought my car to Brake King, I had my credit card on me and they had signs they accept them. So they look at my car and the mechanic said I need ALL NEW ROTORS and Brake Pads which I think is a lie but nonetheless he says he can do it for 500 dollars OR if I pay him cash 300$ and then told me he... Read more »
Lawyers must hand over client files or be subject to discipline by the Bar. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.
Yes. For that matter legislators, others may. Can they engage in private practice is the question--generally yes unless they are subject to civil service or other restrictions.
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