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  • Does this violate attorney client priveledge?

    I gave a negative review to a law firm on a website after they filed my suit after the statute of limitations had passed. I complained that there was a lack of follow through and effort. The individual attorney who handled my case and had handle...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    A number of ethics opinions address this issue. According to these opinions, as well as a case in which an attorney got in trouble, attorneys may not respond to online reviews by providing confidential information. If this is what your lawyer did, I would suggest you file an ethics complaint with the office of disciplinary counsel in Ohio.

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  • How canI find out about a pro bono lawyers that handles criminal cases

    I HAVE HIRED 2 PAID ATTORNEYS N BOTH OF THEM STUDY LAW 4 MORE THEN 20yrs but I was very unsatisfied with that work I felt like they both didn't fight hard enough 4 my husband 4 the MONEY I PAID THEM SO IM ASKIN WHAT COULD I DO AT THIS TIME

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The only pro bono or free attorneys available in criminal law are public defenders, or if there are no public defenders, attorneys appointed by the court. Those attorneys are appointed based on the finances of the defendant. If your husband does not qualify for a public defender, then you need to hire a third lawyer.

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  • Is it a conflict of interest that my husband hired an attorney that is a friend of his to represent him

    To retain a restraining order on me

    Jennifer’s Answer

    No, friends are allowed to represent their friends.

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  • What type of lawyer would I need if i was given a faulty heart valve and had to get it replaced again only after a short period?

    A heart valve had to be surgically put in to replace a natural valve, this was supposed to be a 15-20 year valve, it failed after two years and a second open chest surgery and replacement of the valve had to be done. The second set of cardiac doct...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I am sorry you went through this experience. You need a firm that handles both medical malpractice and product liability cases.

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  • Is there a statute of limitation on medical malpractice law suits?

    Hernia surgery performed 2005, excessive scar tissue caused severe acute bowel obstruction resulted in surgery (2011) to remove scar tissue in lower intestines (gangrene infested). Bowel obstruction problems continue and not able to stand erect b...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is 2 years. Sometimes the statute can be lengthened by the discovery rule. The discovery rule means the date at which you reasonably discovered the malpractice occurred. It cannot hurt for you to speak to a lawyer about your issues, but I fear you might find that too much time has passed.

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  • I was arrested for harassment by electronic means and disorderly conduct because of a picture on my facebook page. Why?

    the persons I supposedly harassed printed out the photo and took it to the local police. I maintained that I didn't know what friend posted the photo on my page. I have not had any contact with this person by email ,telephone or verbal in over 5 ...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    One picture is extremely unlikely to result in an arrest for harassment. Unless the picture is obscene or suggests a threat of violence. We cannot tell you why you were arrested. You really need to retain a lawyer to assist you.

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  • My ex husband's wife liked a Facebook page called "My husbands crazy ex wife"

    She posts on her Facebook image quotes clearly stated to me. That I am crazy, sociopath, manic, etc. It is clearly to me. I am the only ex wife he has (minus the crazy). I have a temporary harassment order on him. He was told not to contact or har...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Your best bet would be simply to block this woman so you don't see what she is doing. Would it be considered harassment by indirect means? I guess it depends on whether a judge believes your ex is putting this woman up to it. If you have a lawyer who helped with the original order, then you might want to check in with her about it.

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  • If I have a no contact order can the abuser still come get his things with the police

    None of his stuff was in my house

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The abuser can make arrangements with the police to get his stuff. But, if you are saying none of his stuff is at your house, you should tell the police that there is nothing of his at your house. Then, if he argues that you do have stuff that is his, it will become a civil matter.

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  • My ex girlfriend had a peace order on me & now its final for 6 months she has been emailing me all day

    She is pregnant with my child and i found out she has a mental disorder of a 16 year old and she is 24 years old. I think someone is putting ideas into her head she has agreed with me to do a medation or counselling

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If the order is a mutual no contact order, meaning neither one of you is allowed to contact the other, then she is violating it by emailing you. If the order is one way, meaning you may not contact her, she is not violating the order. In neither case can you respond, because you will be violating the order.

    What you need to do is retain a family law attorney to help you deal with both the custody issue and the fact that she keeps contacting you.

    Again, do not respond to her.

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  • An ex friend is threatening to call the cops if I don't delete the pics of him off my Facebook can get in trouble for not remove

    I haven't said anything rude and disrespectful he's the one cussing at me and yelling

    Jennifer’s Answer

    As my colleague notes, it depends on the pictures. If they are pornographic, yes, you can get in trouble. But if they are normal pictures that were taken with his permission or taken in a public location, the police are not going to want to get involved. That said, it is better that you play the more mature person here and take them down. You don't need the trouble in your life.

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