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Are you under attorney-client privilege in this

Are you under attorney-client privilege in this conversation?JA: No. I'm the Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: How can I be assured that the information will not be miss-used or exposed inappropriately?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: californiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes. I sent a letter to the CA nursing home licensing board with a copy to CANHR regarding the "false imprisonment" of my dad (took 4 paramedics to get him on the gurney) and am currently in Probate Court to obtain conservatorship which seemed the fastest and best way to protect him going forward.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have been told by his court-appointed attorney that I am in the wrong venue and that the issues of elder abuse and powers of dementia require another court action ... so they were not aggressively pursued. However, I now discover the concept of "Res Judicata" which requires that we address all of this now in an aggressive manner ... need to go to trial and to obtain a more aggressive litigator.

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Dwayne B.

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I have a question about a settlement agreement resulting

I have a question about a settlement agreement resulting from a wage claim case.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I sued a company I worked for and was terminated and we settled. A prominent lawyer drafted the agreement, and I have received partial payments. I have some questions about emails could affect the remaining payments set forth in the agreement.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Am I under attorney client privilege?

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LegalPro54

Doctoral Degree

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My son (20yrs), a college student was on campus in the

My son (20yrs), a college student was on campus in the middle of the day, showing a friend (who was going to Colorado) how to drive in the snow and recover from a skid. They were in a campus gravel lot and were not near any people or objects. The campus police came to him and gave him a ticket for “laying drag” a Georgia statue. My son requested the body cam video from the police department for two weeks, but there were always delays from the police. Finally the court date came (and still no video) and the solicitor offered the ole' “$99, no points, no reporting, etc.” so he took it. While what he did with his car/friend wasn't the smartest thing to do, he didn't meet the statue description, but frankly none of that matters, he paid the $99 and that is over. HOWEVER, now we finally have the body cam video from the officer, and it is a bit disturbing. The cop is a real jackass, and is AGGRESSIVE from the initial encounter. Puts him in handcuffs and puts him in the back of the cop car, when it appears that my son was being pretty respectful. Cop will never answer any questions, and even after 2nd cop appears won't let him out of the hand cuffs. The 2nd cop even ask if she can release him (because she knows my son) and the cop just says yes, then change his mind and says no, just let him sit there.SO, my question is was: A. the cop within his “rights” to do what he did? He was just having a bad day, and was a jerk, but was within his rights. OR B. did he violate any 4th amendment rights (or other) of my son?Again, my question is not about the “laying drag” violation, that is over with, and that just a learning experience for my son.I can share the 24 minute video, but would need to know that it is protected by attorney client privilege, and that it would never leave your hands.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Have you read my write up?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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My attorney is not being responsive. how can I be diplomatic

My attorney is not being responsive. how can I be diplomatic and tell her she won't be needed because she really screwed up my situation..... but I need for her to finish up and give me all the information that she has? all emails that she has had with the opposing counsel etc.I'm currently suffering from a physical malady and want to get stronger, hire a new attorney and fight the good fight.Please understand I respect attorneys if they work hard and give answers when requested as you have. But this attorney has not been very attentive. I don't want to threaten her with a recourse but want to be firm with her. I'd rather not change attorneys but how do I get her to work for me or go?

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John

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I sued my landlord in (Bexar County) Texas Small Claims

I sued my landlord in (Bexar County) Texas Small Claims Court $1,324.00 (one month rent plus application move-in fees) for breach of contract: failing to provide functional indoor lighting fixtures and a safe well-lit community. I lived in the dark for nearly 40 days and outside was very dark because they refused to replace the outdoor fixtures. Today I received an answer and a counter claim. I'm prepared to argue my case and their Affirmative Defense. The letter came form their attorney. I don't see the signature of the County/JP Clerk anywhere. Will there be another letter from the court? What do I do now? Can I counter sue them. What paper work do I file? Do I have to respond to this letter or wait for a court date?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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What is the proper wording for a pre se statement in a

What is the proper wording for a pre se statement in a response to citation for contemptJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: i live in alaska but the case is in georgia and is the wording different based on the modification order and the contemptJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes he filed two cases against meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need to make sure i do not make improper statements to the court

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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I have to submit an affidavit to the court on my own behalf

i have to submit an affidavit to the court on my own behalf in a federal case where I am the plaintiff. I want to refer to discussions with my attorney without blowing up attorney client privilege. Can I phrase sentences such as, "this was duly noted by the law firm" and "this was expressed" without blowing it up?

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INFOLAWYER

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My former attorney filed my civil suit against my employer.

My former attorney filed my civil suit against my employer. Some time later, I signed a release, releasing him from service to me so that he could join the board of my employer. When my new attorney held 50H hearings with my employer, my former attorney participated and made negative statements against me. As a result, my new attorney advised me to drop the federal case. Did my former attorney break the law?

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Juris Doctorate

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In, I have been granted a second Nonsuit on a medical

In Virginia, I have been granted a second Nonsuit on a medical malpractice case. I am going to refile the case in Jan. Can I delete one of the Defendants that was on the original case filing?I want to be able to delete one of the Defendants because I am trying to reach an out of court settlement with them.

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Dwayne B.

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