When is the best time to get legal advice?
It is always preferable to get legal help early in the process, no matter what your legal issue is. An attorney can assist you in achieving the best possible solution for your circumstance while also avoiding unnecessary complications and errors.
How to Prepare for an Initial Attorney Consultation
Take advantage of the consultation to acquire a better knowledge of your legal situation.
Inquire about the attorney’s experience in situations comparable to yours. The experience and knowledge of an attorney might speak to their expertise (or lack thereof) in dealing with your case.
Your lawyer should be able to give you an estimate of how long your case will take to resolve and what procedures to expect.
Determine whether or not you feel at ease working with the attorney and/or law company.
What is the cost of hiring an attorney?
In general, the cost of an attorney is determined by four factors: billing system and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, the prestige of the law firm, and attorney experience. An attorney may bill you by the hour, a flat fee, or a contingency fee agreement, depending on the legal situation you’re dealing with. The type of legal work you require assistance with will also influence the cost.
Definitions of common legal terms
Prose – This Latin term refers to defending yourself in court without the assistance of a lawyer. Prosecutorial representation is available in both criminal and civil situations.
A statute is a piece of legislation enacted by a legislative body. The laws passed by Congress, for example, are known as statutes.
Subject matter jurisdiction – The requirement that a given court has the authority to consider a claim based on the specific type of issue that has been brought to the court. The United States Bankruptcy Court, for example, only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy files and hence lacks the competence to render binding judgment in other types of matters, such as divorce.
For more than 25 years, we’ve been dedicated to defending workers’ rights.
Yale Pollack, a law company founded in 1980, has been a mainstay of the legal community in Suffolk County, New York, for decades. We are well-known for our work with labor unions, and we have a track record of success in employment law and related areas.
Our practice is divided into two categories: labor law and employment law. This concentration has helped us to greatly develop our understanding in these areas, allowing us to give you the most comprehensive representation possible. Wage and hour claims, workers’ compensation claims, violation of employment contracts and severance disputes, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, and non-compete agreement lawsuits are among the types of cases we handle.
Executives, individuals, labor unions, and benefit funds are all represented by our legal team. We apply our extensive knowledge to give a holistic approach to the practice of law, customizing it to the specific needs of each client.
If you want legal assistance with any of the following, please contact us right away:
Our firm is dedicated to servicing clients and is well-respected and well-regarded. Our attorneys are among the best in the country, and our support staff serves as the firm’s nerve core. These people help us maintain the high level of organization required to pursue your case successfully and efficiently.
Our great attorneys and staff have a diverse range of educational degrees and experience, allowing them to examine issues from a variety of angles. While cases are assigned to certain attorneys, we devote all of the firm’s intellectual resources to each case. We can tackle issues as a team and, when necessary, we may call on a network of highly regarded experts. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us now.