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Changing Attorneys Mid-Case

Parties to a lawsuit may change attorneys in the middle of a case either because the party fires the attorney or because the attorney withdraws from the case. However, whether such a change will have ... Read more

Types of Lawyers and Areas of Law Definitions

Have a problem but are unsure whom to turn to? Talking to the right type of attorney at the start cuts down on a lot of time and missteps. Find out what type of attorney you need and what area of la... Read more

How to Fire Your Attorney

No matter how hard we try, some relationships fail. This doesn't just happen in personal relationships; sometimes your professional relationships also fall apart. The doctor you initially appreciated ... Read more

Employees: Meeting with an Employment Lawyer

Almost everyone needs some legal help at some point of time. Wills need to be written, persons charged with crimes need to defend the charges, or a marriage is in trouble and looks like it may end in ... Read more

Meeting with a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Bankruptcy is a big step, and you've made a smart decision to look for some legal help with the bankruptcy process. It's complicated, and a lawyer can make things a lot less stressful for you and your... Read more

Meeting with an Immigration Lawyer

Whether you or a loved one plans on coming to the US for a short time on a student or special work visa, or with hopes to stay permanently or even gain US citizenship, you're likely to need some legal... Read more

Changing Lawyers: Substitution and Withdrawal

A criminal defendant (the person who's on trial for committing a crime) has the right to an attorney, or the "assistance of counsel," under the Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution. When a defendant... Read more

When an Attorney Must or May Withdraw Mid-Case

As the client, you have an almost absolute right to hire and fire your attorneys for any reason you choose (or for no reason whatsoever). Your attorney, on the other hand, cannot "fire" you as a clien... Read more

How to Hire the Right Lawyer

If you're like the average American, it's unlikely you have an ongoing business relationship with a lawyer. You may only hire an attorney a few times in your lifetime - to write a will or help with bu... Read more

When to Hire a Foreclosure Attorney

When your home is threatened by foreclosure, you may find it hard to think about anything other than the loss of your home. It's overwhelming. But you need to act for there to be any hope of saving yo... Read more

Reporting a Lawyer for Ethics Violations

Lawyers are human. Sometimes they make legal errors when representing clients. Sometimes they make bad decisions and are charged with crimes. Like anyone else, they have to pay for their mistakes. Di... Read more

Selecting A Lawyer

There's more to selecting a lawyer than picking a name in the phone book or "Googling" for one in your area. This is a major decision and you want to spend some time making sure you select the right l... Read more

Firing Your Court-Appointed Lawyer

If you have been accused of a crime that has the potential for jail time and if you cannot afford a lawyer, then the court should have offered to appoint a lawyer to represent you. Depending on your j... Read more

Before You Fire Your Court-Appointed Lawyer

If you have been accused of a crime that has the potential for jail time and if you cannot afford a lawyer, then the court should have offered to appoint a lawyer to represent you. Depending on where ... Read more

Former Attorney's Continuing Duties

Although you may choose to end your relationship with an attorney, or that attorney may end his relationship with you, your former attorney still has several obligations to you as a former client. The... Read more

Powers of Attorney: Dealing with Asset Accounts

A power of attorney is a document stating that a person has designated another person as his or her agent. Often the goal is for the agent to be able to access asset accounts such as bank accounts, 40... Read more

Terminating a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney terminates when it is revoked by the person who made the power of attorney (the principal), upon the death of the principal, or when it expires according to its own terms. To prote... Read more

What Happens if Your Attorney is Disbarred

To change attorneys in the middle of a case or other legal matter is disruptive, time-consuming and potentially stressful. When you're forced to change attorneys because your lawyer has been disbarred... Read more

Replace a Lawyer

You have the right to replace your attorney whenever you want for whatever reason. Remember, even though you hired the services of a professional, you are still ultimately responsible for your own leg... Read more

When You're Unhappy with Your Lawyer FAQ

What if your lawyer isn't answering your phone calls? Ignoring phone calls is rude and unprofessional. Besides, your attorney is obligated to communicate with you and keep you advised of the progress ... Read more

Court-Awarded Attorney Fees

Hiring a lawyer to help you if you have a legal problem can be an expensive proposition. If efforts to resolve a situation out-of-court fail, filing a lawsuit adds on additional expenses. So is it pos... Read more

Banking & Finance - Meeting with a Lawyer

Now it's time to meet your lawyer to discuss how to handle your banking or finance legal problem. Here's a list of things to do and keep in mind to help make the meeting worth everyone's time and effo... Read more

Refunds and Billing Disputes When Changing Attorneys

Before changing attorneys, you could carefully evaluate the pros and cons of making the switch. One thing that most people will consider is money: Will a new attorney cost you more (or less) money in ... Read more

Health Care Power of Attorney

A medical care power of attorney is a document that appoints someone else to make decisions regarding your medical care. Another name for this document is called durable power of attorney for health c... Read more

Business: Meeting with a Lawyer

Now it's time to meet your lawyer to discuss how to handle your business-related legal problem. Here's a list of things to do and keep in mind to help make the meeting worth everyone's time and effort... Read more

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