Many school boards and school systems today consider their school attorney an important part of the management structure, often involved in ‘preventive law’ activities in the decision-making process. Many others should and, in the future, probably will do the same, because they will learn that in law as in medicine, prevention is often less painful than cure. Even in those states where the city, county or state government provides legal representation to school systems, there is an increased need for independent counsel from time to time.
Family law addresses the legal issues that arise from relationships. Topics such as divorce, child support, and custody earn the majority of family law awareness but family law can also focus upon protection―protection from domestic violence or child abuse, protection of your reputation, or protection of your assets.
Any criminal allegation is a very serious legal emergency. The way in which your criminal charges are resolved can change the course of your life dramatically. A criminal conviction can hamper future job prospects, keep you from getting or keeping a professional license, hinder your chances for getting loans or procuring housing and even stop you from traveling abroad for vacation or business in many cases. The damage to your reputation and lifestyle in the event of a criminal conviction cannot be overstated.
A serious injury can negatively impact every part of your life. You will likely have substantial medical bills. While you are recuperating from your injuries, you may be unable to work. If you or a loved one was injured by another's negligent or wrongful conduct, it is vital that you seek out a lawyer.