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Tips For Preparing For A Court Hearing

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A court hearing is generally something people steer clear of, but, sometimes, we just have to deal with it. Calling on experts like those in MyDefence.ca helps a lot, but there are still some things that need to be done on the client’s end.

Doesn’t matter how good your lawyer is, if you’re not ready, then things can go off the rails pretty fast. Here are a few tips that might help with your court hearings.

Have a pen and paper ready

You need to take notes: lots of them. There are a lot of things to keep track of during a court hearing, especially since even the smallest detail can have a drastic effect on the outcome.

No matter how good your memory might be, write things down. Whether they’re the conversations with the opposition, or the things you have to say as part of your statement, noting them down will save you a lot of trouble.

Be organized

Court hearings are serious affairs that require no small amount of documents. Naturally, you want to make sure everything is properly organized and recorded. Get some file dividers and the like, and save yourself, and anyone from MyDefence.ca or whatever law firm you’ve got with you a headache.

Organizing works best in chronological order:

  • Section 1 is for court applications, orders, as well as notices for the hearing.
  • Section 2 is for evidence statements from witnesses.
  • Section 3 is for expert reports.
  • Section 4 is for any documents sent between you and the opposition, as well as conversations.
  • Section 5, if you need it, is good for notes.

Know the venue

If you’re going to be part of a court hearing, it makes sense that you know where it is, and how to get there. After all, a soldier knows where the battlefield is. Sure that sounds a bit like overblowing things, but they’re called ‘legal battles’ for a reason.

Remember that courts set their times at times they find suitable, but they can change the time at the last minute. If you’re not there, hearings can proceed without you, which can gravely hurt your case.

 

How To Find The Best Lawyer Who Will Represent You

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There are more than 50,000 lawyers in Canada and choosing the best to represent you in your case can be a daunting task. There are different resources that can be used to find law firms like Donich Law that specializes in criminal law, fraud, DUI, assault and many more. You can search for them online because most if not all law firms have websites.

According to the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, less than 20% of people who have experienced legal problems seek for legal advice. They are more likely to get advice from the internet, friends and family. Lawyers are in the best position to provide legal advice because of the knowledge gained from school and experience in the legal justice system.

Lawyers can offer legal advice for different situations like starting a business, preparing a will or tax planning. A lawyer is also the best person to approach about the legal consequences of entering a relationship like marriage or business partnership. If the marriage is ending, you can also contact a lawyer.

The lawyer who helped you with the divorce may not be the best person to assist you when you are charged with a crime; you have to seek the services of a criminal lawyer to protect your rights. Car accidents, injuries, accusations of domestic violence, drunk driving and child custody are legal areas where you can benefit more when you have a lawyer.

Most people still use the old-fashioned way of finding a lawyer. They ask for recommendations from friends or a lawyer with a different practice area. A more efficient way to search for a lawyer is through the internet. There are lawyers who are actively sharing their knowledge and expertise through blogs on websites and social media to attract clients. There are also online directories that include lawyers alongside some useful information.

If you are looking a lawyer with a high degree of expertise, you can contact Donich Law, a trusted name in criminal, regulatory and civil defence law. Their policy is to provide clients with the best legal services and results without the time and costs associated to a trial.

Tips For Choosing A Web Designer For Your Law Firm

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The best law firms have great websites; if you go to their website, you immediately know what they’re about. That’s the natural result of a competitive environment weeding out the subpar.

Every law firm wants to have the best website that they can, but they might not have the knowledge and expertise to handle it themselves, which is why they bring in experts. But not every web designer or agency is created equally. If a law firm wants to get the best site for their practice, then they need the best designer for their needs.

Here are a few things to keep in mind.

The site needs well-defined goals.

The most important first step of creating a website is defining the site’s goals. The best sites all have a clearly-defined goal that’s at the heart of its design. Navigation, functionality, aesthetics; all of these are built around this goal.

The goal varies from firm to firm, based on what their area of practice is. Insurance firms are more about brand awareness, while personal injury work for plaintiffs is more about maintaining a client base.

Cost vs. value

When making a site, like with a lot of other things, you get what you pay for. Templates are cheap, but something unique and custom might be of more use. The additional cost of something unique, something that properly represents the law firm and really attracts customers and generates leads, can be offset by how much long-term value it provides the practice.

Choose someone who understands law firm marketing

While you don’t need a web designer with a degree in law, having someone with a grasp of the basics of law, as well as knowledge of law firm marketing is important. Law firms need different marketing tactics from most, and not knowing that difference can kill a web design.

The most important issue at hand when designing a law firm’s site is the fact that content is the centerpiece of the site itself. If the web designer or agency doesn’t get this, then it’s time to find another.

Find someone who can communicate and educate properly.

Law is a very esoteric field, with lots of jargon, which can be a big hurdle for proper communication. The best firms, if you go to their website, know this, and have their web designer accommodate the fact. If you’re having someone work on your site and they can’t properly communicate and educate the workings of the site in a way that you can grasp, then they’re not cut out for the job.