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John Addison Vos

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  • Motion to Vacate - ccp 663

    Does CCP 633 only applies to judgments {i.e. not applicable to rulings or orders}? After reviewing Mathew Bender Practice Guide; 2-27: Trial & Post-Trial Civil Proc 27.07[3] .{Motion Need Not Await Final Judgment}, I would think not, since it sta...

    John’s Answer

    Correct. You get to remind the Judge of an error, before an appeal is taken.

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  • How to do proof of service if there are multiple process servers and methods?

    After filing a complaint against my former landlord, the service of summons and complaint involved different process servers both outside and in California. The landlord is living outside California. First, an out of state server attempted persona...

    John’s Answer

    It is not required that everything be written on the one piece of paper. Sounds to me like your situation calls for multiple pieces of paper (proofs of service), each explaining each completed service of process.

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  • Trends in the legal profession

    What types of law are in demand? What types of law are seeing less demand?

    John’s Answer

    Please post a copy of the results of your survey when you complete your research paper. It would be interesting to see what you learn, and how you present it.

    I agree with the fields suggested by Mr. Chen.

    Other trends are more use of paralegals, less paper (aka "paperless"), telecommuting, and unbundled legal services. Some 'back office' stuff is going out of state, and even overseas. Salaries are depressed, while school loans and tuition increases unabated. Lobbyists run Legislatures.

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  • I want to know if i have any options on the house i live in if i havent heard from the landlord in a year and 6 months and

    the house is in tax forclosure

    John’s Answer

    Legal options, no. But practical options, yes. As my colleague has pointed out. Possibly an opportunity for you.

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  • Will deed in lieu of forfeiture of a real estate purchase contract effect my credit?

    I entered into a real estate purchase contract with seller financing. Ooops. The seller is willing to let me out of the deal now that I can't pay. I don't even know if they can, but the seller doesn't report my payments to any credit agency or ...

    John’s Answer

    If seller is not reporting to CRAs, then cancellation will not be reported. Good solution, if it can be done.

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  • If a brother is a friend of a lawyer and he is the brothers lawyer is there a conflict of interest if mother has same lawyer for

    will when she passes away.lawyer seems to be providing much more for brother than other sibling . he was named executor of will but his lawyer seems to be adding much more to everything including house and property and i'm not just talking about e...

    John’s Answer

    Mr. Brophy makes good points. It is not the relationship which is the issue so much as whether the relationship is being taken advantage of.

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  • Partial retainer refund? Hired an atty to resolve 15 year old child support issue.CA DMV had hold on drivers license.

    Paid the atty $3500. Turns out case was closed the year before we hired the Atty but CA support services failed to file paperwork to release the hold on license. Atty triggered the agency to file the paperwork. Since the he never had to go to cour...

    John’s Answer

    Agree with Mr. Deasy. Communication is key. What was really done? What is fair?

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  • Where can I find a contingency contract lawyer for breach of contract in the San Mateo, CA area?

    I have a breach of contract case for damages of ~ $41,000. Please advice where I can find a contingency contract lawyer for breach of contract in the San Mateo, CA area. I am willing to pay 30% of the $41,000. Thank you.

    John’s Answer

    Ask for a referral from the San Mateo County Bar Association.

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  • What are business torts?

    What kind of case would classify as a business torts? In terms of being a lawyer that specializes in ligation what % of cases usually get settled before trial? How long do most trials take? What does the lawyer need to do to prepare for the trial...

    John’s Answer

    It depends (not to sound too lawyerly :)

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  • Running your own law firm

    How do you market to prospective clients? How do you go about building your business? How do you decide on which type of law to specialize in?

    John’s Answer

    Years ago there was a book, title something like "How to open your own law office without missing a meal".

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