I know the State Bar has Rules of Professional Conduct. Do the state courts have the same rules? Or is it sort of implied that attorneys in the courtroom have to follow them?
All attorneys have to abide by the State Bar rules. A lawyer handling a case in a particular court also needs to comply with the local rules. The RPC address ethics and professional responsibilities; the local rules typically address procedures in that locality. Apples and oranges, really.See question
Fell while doing my job and broke my hip i am 35 years old
Workers' Comp does not replace all of your income. In most states it only pays 66%. But you don't owe income taxes on it.See question
I made a mistake by saying that I would represent myself, not knowing I could get a court appointed lawyer. It was my first time in court. How do I go about fixing that my next court date ? Would I say first appearance again ?
If you have been charged with a crime, you may qualify for a court appointed lawyer. Call the Criminal Clerk of scours in the County where your case is pending, and ask the Clerk. You can also contact the Public Defender's office in that county for direction.See question
i am currently representing my self in a workers comp case where i injured my knee at work. I have had an initial hearing and my case was found compencible by hearings officer. My employer appealed it and i am currently lost trying to understand...
If you can't figure out how to fill out the form, do you really think you'll be able to win the appeal? Get yourself a workers' comp lawyer ASAP.See question
Well my girlfriend works at McDonald and every since she started working there. There been mice, there was a worker caught mooning the camra and a worker caught with her pants down on camra. And since she telling me all this and they was caught on...
Report all this to the local Health Department. You would be performing a valuable service to your community by doing this!See question
After receiving the Medical Evaluation form a QME, I noticed that he didn't rate my injuries but requested several MRI's and a few PT sessions (only 8 per year) and then to reevaluate me when I have reached a permanent and stationary status. Why n...
The doctor apparently did not think you were at MMI ("maximum medical improvement"), which is a generic term used by doctors all over the country. He may think you need additional treatment, which is why he ordered those tests. I think it would be a mistake to short-circuit that process by asking him to go ahead and rate you anyway. There are several excellent California lawyers who respond here, so hang around and see what they say.See question
My attorney presented me with a order that stated that I am to pay her a retroactive fee plus 25% of my current weekly worker's comp. benefits. This has reduced my benefits.
Legal fees in NC comp cases have to be approved by the NC Industrial Commission. If he has an Order approving the fee, it is legitimate. Yes, it does reduce your benefits, because the lawyer gets paid on a "contingent fee" from your benefits. If the Commission approved it, then the Commission thinks the fee request was fair in light of all the circumstances. I suspect the lawyer was the one who got you the retroactive benefits, so he or she earned the fee. There is nothing unusual about this.See question
Been sick since October-congestion, fatigue, joint pain, headaches. Found out school had lots of black mold, and in my room. School sent letters out. I wondered if that was connectedly to my illness and filed claim, went to doc they advised me to ...
You may still have a case. You need to get yourself a good workers' comp lawyer. Mold cases are hard to win due to the difficulty of proving medical causation. You are assured of getting nothing if you try to move forward without a good lawyer.See question
I'm being charged with misappropriation of funds by a Postal worker. I have my arraignment at the end of this month.
Are you in Federal Court? You need a lawyer who does "criminal defense" in Federal Court. And immediately stop posting things on the internet that make you sound guilty. I changed your category to help you get better responses.See question
I have had an ongoing Workers' Comp case for almost 3 years. My attorney and her paralegal haven't returned emails or phone calls during the last 7 months. I don't even talk to them unless they happen to be in when I call (almost never). Today I w...
First, try to make an appointment to see the lawyer as soon as you can. You want a face to face sit-down with the attorney, not staff, at this point. Write down all your concerns and questions ahead of time and take that list with you. Go over it all. If you cannot get in to see the lawyer after making a good attempt, call the State Bar and ask for assistance in facilitating communications with the lawyer. But try to have that sit-down meeting before you fire her.See question