hello i live in victorville California, my children were removed from me and i did everything required of me to get them back while maintaining my innocents. after i received my kids back I started requesting documents and they'er reports about my case and kids being removed and after going over majority of them, i saw how weak and flowed my case was not to mention there was several things that took place while my children was away that proved my innocents i'm willing to file this case in a federal court alone if i have too but i really need help. And i also fall in between the dates of the grand jury indictment that San Bernardino county was/is under while illegally taking children and placing them in danger, i have paperwork from California foster home and licensing that proved my JD worker left my kids with foster parents that was abusing them and closed out the allegations my kids told her and a agency social worker while she was lying on my family in court. Please help me
It's not so much finding an attorney who isn't afraid to file a lawsuit... it's finding one who can AFFORD to do it.
Lawyers in some counties have successfully sued Children's Services in a number of counties, but those cases take lots of time and money. Unless you find a lawyer who thinks the case is strong enough that they will get a portion of a large settlement in the end, and is willing to put up their own money for fees, investigation and expenses along the way, you probably won't find anyone who can take your case without a large up-front retainer.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney.
Here is the speech: you have children involved. They are important, or should be. Get an attorney. If you cannot afford one try legal aid, the local law school, local organizations that assist with children's issues, or the bar association.
You say you understood Attorney Marshall's answer but your comments indicate that you did not. If your evidence is as good as you say it is, using the Find a Lawyer function here on avvo.com to look for a personal injury lawyer San Bernardino County who handles California State Tort Claims Act cases should get you to an attorney who is willing to take the case on a contingent fee basis.
Try searching the news archives to see who the other attorneys who have successfully handled cases against CA CPS agencies.
Maybe the Steve Harvey show will take your case and offer to front the legal fees and expenses to a CTCA attorney.
These cases are time consuming and expensive to bring. So unless an attorney is independently wealthy or has a steady stream of income from other cases that won't go away while they throw themselves into your case, it is not insignificant to ask someone to handle it on faith and without you putting some money where your mouth is. An attorney who takes a retainer is ethically bound to represent you zealously, so if you find a diligent attorney, paying them in advance is not going to mean that they will say I've already been paid I do not have to work on this case.
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