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Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $5 - Posted
Given: An individual may represent himself before a court of law, without a current law license. An individual may not represent a corporation before a court of law, without a current law license. Background: Trustee of Trust is an unpaid volunteer, managing the Trust for 10 years. Trust is being sued by a creditor for $10K+. Trust is small, and lacking funds to hire counsel. Coincidentally, the Trustee has a J.D. And passed the Bar, but has not practiced in years, and surrendered law license 20 years earlier rather than do continuing education. Question: In Wisconsin specifically, but if not directly addressed in WI, then generally: May an individual who is the trustee of a trust represent that trust before a court of law, without a law license. With express consent of all beneficiaries. Either automatically, or with leave of the court. Without risk of being charged with practicing law without a license? Is there a statutory basis for such representation, or legal precedent that allows it? If truly a gray area, what similar exceptions would credibly support an argument to allow it? 757.30 1) Every person, who without having first obtained a license to practice law as an attorney of a court of record in this state, as provided by law, practices law within the meaning of sub. (2), or purports to be licensed to practice law as an attorney within the meaning of sub. (3), shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500 or imprisoned not more than one year in the county jail or both, and in addition may be punished as for a contempt. 757.30 2) Every person who appears as agent, representative or attorney, for or on behalf of any other person, or any firm, partnership, association or corporation in any action or proceeding in or before any court of record, circuit or supplemental court commissioner, or judicial tribunal of the United States, or of any state, or who otherwise, in or out of court, for compensation or pecuniary reward gives professional legal advice not incidental to his or her usual or ordinary business, or renders any legal service for any other person, or any firm, partnership, association or corporation, shall be deemed to be practicing law within the meaning of this section. http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/757/30 Does previously obtaining a license meet 1)? Does a Trust avoid the specific parties mentioned in 2)? Does lack of payment or reward meet 2)? https://www.wicourts.gov/sc/scrule/DisplayDocument.html?content=html&seqNo=66312
Skills: Legal research Legal Consulting Paralegal Services
Hourly - Entry Level ($) - Est. Time: More than 6 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted
Hey there, We're looking to launch a start-up in Europe end of 2016 and are looking for an awesome, dedicated Virtual Assistant to help us out on a long-term basis with tasks related but not limited to; - Legal Applications - Market Research - Product Research - Content Writing - Dropship Management (Order Fulfillment & Customer Service) - Assistance with various admin tasks, i.e. hotel+flight booking, tax claims, etc. - Etc. Please submit an application including; - Education - Experience - Why you want to join the team - Proudest moment in life - Favorite book of all time Looking forward to hearing from you. Much love, The Rosé Ventures Team
Skills: Legal research Administrative Support Content Writing Customer service
Hourly - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Time: 1 to 3 months, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
Contract Attorney or Paralegal Broad job description: Assist in the writing of Request for Order, file Response and Declarations from client and attorney in support of child custody, child support, spousal support and attorney fees. Background: I represent Husband/Petitioner. Petitioner filed RFO seeking child custody/visitation, attorney fees and spousal support. Wife opposed. We have wife's responsive declaration and Husband's reply. I like to file memo of points and authorities to brief the legal issues or supplemental response. In addition, I have set hired a Psychologist to counsel my client on how to best strategize and his declaration will be submitted. Goal is to take control of the issue before it turns into highly contested child custody case. Respondent/wife filed RFO and sought child support and attorney fees. Responsive declaration has not been filed and needs to be filed. Assist Family Law Attorney file a (1) Responsive Declaration and Memo of Points and Authorities by Petitioner (my client) to RFO by Respondent (opposite party) seeking child support and Attorney fees, and (2) supplement Petitioner's request by submitting additional declaration and evidence on RFO filed by the Petitioner to strengthen the case. 3) Memo on both RFOs and all issues. 4) Review Psychologist's report based on pleadings and file his declaration (to be prepared by Psychologist) but certain wordsmithing will be required. Both RFO will be heard on same day (10/04/2016). Issues involved: Child custody/visitation. Petitioner lives out of state and seeks legal custody and occasional visitation. Respondent opposes the request alleging abuse and no contact by father with the child and fraud (marrying her for green card). Spousal support. Whether fraud is a factor in determining spousal support. Impute income. What happens if a party quits job and shows as having been laid off. Falsifying income on FL 150 and not showing rental income on the investment property,, claiming loans from father etc.. other arguments/issues is: Whether Respondent's allegations are true or false and meant to stall the process and harass the Petitioner. whether Petitioner is unfit parent and relevancy of alleged immigration fraud to any of the issues (specifically spousal support) and imputation of income to wife (she quit job when she learnt that H is seeking support). Possible future issues/Possible new motion: Whether the court should appoint minor counsel for the child or order Brief Focused Assessment and order counseling for the wife and seek work order. Qualifications: CA attorney or paralegal. Access to legal library (public library Ok). minimum of 1 year experience in contested custody litigation and related issues/specifically motion and legal brief writing. Great writing and research skills. Able to turn around the project by 09/20/2016. What I will provide: 1. Basic research for Family Code section and some caselaw I have already done. You will be ready to go and know most of the law. 2. RFOs copies filed by both. 3. Feedback /notes from client. 4. copies of emails with opposing party (meet and confer). What I will need before I decide to work with you is a copy of legal brief or two to see and evaluate your knowledge and writing skills. This is also a sample of other projects I will have on regular ongoing basis.
Skills: Legal research Family Law Legal writing
Hourly - Entry Level ($) - Est. Time: Less than 1 week, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
I need a hard working individual that is going to exceed my expectations and beyond. I first need research to be conducted for me regarding a specific product. You must have good communication skills so that we can discuss what I need done. You will have to complete in depth product and manufacturer analysis. In addition, I need someone that will be able to find answers regarding licensing agreements so that we can use logos that others have created. I am excited about this project and would love to have this information soon and someone that is ready to get to work! I would imagine that this will turn into ongoing work for you as this will become a business soon enough.
Skills: Legal research Amazon Web Services Analytics Communications
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $1,250 - Posted
I need someone with a legal background to read, re-write and make ~200 pre-existing legal documents 100% unique and ready for re-publishing. Some examples of the legal documents we would like re-written and customized are below: https://www.lawdepot.com/contracts/amortization-schedule/ https://www.legalzoom.com/legalforms/earnest-money-promissory-note https://www.rocketlawyer.com/form/advance-directive.rl https://www.legalzoom.com/legalforms/general-contractor-agreement-cost-plus-fee https://www.legalzoom.com/download/pdf/business-letter-of-recommendation.pdf We would like to get a quote on how many could be completed and how long that would take? 1 week? 2 months? We will be reviewing and checking every document manually before publication.
Skills: Legal research Contract Drafting Contract Law Document review
Fixed-Price - Expert ($$$) - Est. Budget: $20 - Posted
Thinking about investing in the fishing industry in Morocco with brother in law. But my brother in law told me that Morocco will not allow me to own the majority of a Moroccan business I am a foreigner. I will pay to see the law regarding foreigners, I am not convinced the Moroccan government prevents foreigners from creating business and presiding as the majority owner. I was told that even if I put up all the capital that I would only be allowed to own 49 percent of the business since I am not Moroccan. I want to find out what the government states, the government statues, to make sure my brother in law is not lying to me to get me create a contract that makes him the majority owner of a business that I fully finance.
Skills: Legal research Business Development Contract Law Legal Consulting