Peter N. Munsing's answer You would retain them to represent the client for a limited purpose. However many lawyers might not go with this because the Court may require they file a withdrawal of counsel and even if that's what the defendant agreed to the Court can say "too bad--we aren't letting you out."
Clifford B Cohn's answer This is not really a legal malpractice question, but a personal injury question. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations so Google personal injury lawyers or search Justia or AVVO in Philadelphia.
Cary B. Hall's answer I can only answer as to Pennsylvania law. Title 18, section 4913 ("Impersonating a notary public or a holder of a professional or occupational license") is probably what you're looking for.
If you're looking for a similar statute in Maryland, I suggest posting your question in the Maryland law section. Best of luck to you.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer You have a limited time within which to file and appeal. I strongly urge you to consult with an attorney experienced in appellate work, particularly dependency cases if possible, as well as to find a way to pay for the attorney. Don't miss the appeal deadline - you've already got enough procedural issues in your case.
Peter N. Munsing's answer The fact they are an attorney doesn't strip them of the fact that anyone can try to investigate anyone's records. Now if they use an authorization improperly there are issues.
Peter N. Munsing's answer No case law I'm aware of specific to that particular situation. Much would depend on the procedure to be preformed, the degree of risk, the nature of any supervision. Feel free to call if you have further questions. Yes I'm in Memorial Day.
Peter N. Munsing's answer The new lawyer should have had a new fee agreement. If they didn't they are bound by the old. You should get an itemized statement of costs. Generally, unless you are Limited Tort in a car crash case, standard fee is 33%.
If you can't work it out with the lawyer, contact the fee dispute resolution committee of your county's bar association.
Peter N. Munsing's answer If it's a judge of that Court you'd need to talk to a lawyer about it. You have a right to go to court via an attorney. Your right to physically be there can be limited if you have engaged in conduct for which a judge may exclude you. Suggest you contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union.
Peter N. Munsing's answer It can happen.That's not malpractice--it's clerical error. Assuming the file stays in the attorneys office, technically there has been no dissemination to anyone else. You can ask them to look and see if there is any other correspondence of yours elsewhere. Put it another way, it's similar to getting a fax intended forsomeone else. Embarassing? Yes. Malpractice? No.
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Adam Studnicki's answer The Model rules are just that: Model rules. What's relevant are the rules in State in which the lawyer is practicing.
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