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If you really want to find an identity theft lawyer that is certainly the perfect fit for your case, you do not have to spend a great deal of time or put forth a lot of effort. If you have access to the proper information, you should have the ability to find a superb identity theft lawyer in a few minutes. If you follow these suggestions concerning what you should include in your search for an identity theft lawyer, you shouldn’t have difficulty finding one.

A good identity theft law attorney will always conduct very detailed, in-depth interviews with their clients. Many times this will result in the use of expert computer forensic services that will help determine where and when the crimes took place. The questions maybe in excess but this is extremely needed because the more the identity theft law expert knows about you, the better you will be represented in the court room. They cannot present your case thoroughly if they do not know all of the details. You may need to find a new identity theft law expert if your identity theft law expert does not seem interested in your case and only asks a few generic questions.

The quality of services you expect from an identity theft lawyer through verbal guarantee is a good beginning but first you should verify it before accepting it. You need to exercise due dilligence to check if the claims are valid. Get as much info as possible by pulling out the relevant facts that can enable you make an informed decision. You could look up reviews and feedback on the identity theft law attorney.

Though your identity theft lawyer keeps file copies of all documents associated with a case, it’s best to keep your own file as well. If you’re not a great note-taker, it’s smart to have someone accompany you to meetings with your identity theft lawyer to take notes for you. All official documents, forms, papers filed with the courts, and correspondence related to the case should be retained in your personal files. Your identity theft lawyer will probably keep the originals, but you should have a copy of all relevant documents, organized and filed in a method that can make it easy to find what you need, in a secure place for safekeeping.

When using the computer to find an identity theft law expert, you must provide specific information. You may find too much irrelevant information in an internet search for a great identity theft lawyer. In order to find information about the identity theft law attorney, conduct some research and make sure to use any client feedback in your assessment. Knowing whether or not your identity theft lawyers are proficient at their jobs as well as in your area of need is critical when you’re thinking of making a hire.


When one is involved in an accident, there is a likelihood of them not thinking straight. Putting in mind the very high emotions, the injuries involved and the shock. It is however important to understand that despite the tension and confusion during this time, local car wreck lawyers will advise that it is important to understand a few vital facts while at the scene. Below are some of the things that you are required to do.


Never leave the scene

It is important to stay at the scene of the accident so as proper information is gotten by the relevant parties. In case of any fatality, chances are you might be prosecuted for hit and run charges which makes you a criminal.


Check on all the involved parties

It is important to confirm that everyone involved in the accident is ok, in case of casualties, call the paramedics. You just never know, you might as well save a life. Avoid moving them especially if they have back and neck injuries because this might aggravate their situation.


Call the authorities

The police need to be aware of the situation in an event that there is a lot of property damage, death or even physical injury. Once the report is drafted ensure that it’s filed by the police. If possible get the details of the cops on the scene. This report will be needed by your local car wreck lawyers too.


Get information from the scene

It is important to ensure that you exchange information with the persons involved in the accident. Get their contacts, names, insurance information, the license plate, drivers licence and so on. This information is necessary for the local car wreck lawyers to carry out follow up and so on. It is also important to take photos of the scene. This will ensure that the original scene as captured in its originality. Make sure you do not tamper with the scene when taking the photos.


Inform your Insurance company

Your insurance company is your partner for this reason it is important for you to tell the truth of the events that led to the accident. It is important to note that insurance companies also carry out their own investigation. In a case where one is found to be lying, the compensation and cover for the accident is likely to be denied. It is also important to ensure that you get that an evaluation report from your insurance company. In a scenario where the valuation is not satisfactory, it is important get a second opinion by hiring local car wreck lawyers.


Engage an Attorney

The attorneys play a very important role in ensuring that your rights are protected and at the same time safeguard the evidence of the accident scene. It is always important to hire experienced lawyers to be on the safe side. They will assist you in getting the right legal advice that will enable you deal with the insurance company to be sufficiently compensated, and with the authorities where you are likely to be on the wrong. It is important to note that the local car wreck lawyers will in most cases get a small percentage of the value of compensation.  If you want some more information about choosing an attorney then be sure to visit https://avocatcriminelmtl.ca.

Most of the female inmates interviewed in Hard Times, a 2012 research report on women prisoners in Pollsmoor produced by the University of Cape Towns gender, health and justice unit, had experienced some form of physical or sexual abuse growing up.

Basing their findings on interviews with 53 inmates, the authors note that “the correctional system becomes an extension of the abusive domestic context, where the features of domestic violence are recreated through prison controls and other behaviours… replicating a de facto domestic violence relationship.”

Dirty cells and substandard sanitation, especially in the awaiting trial section, also traumatise the women. “Toilets and showers were incredibly dirty, always blocked,” Melanie remembers.

In the latest piece by senior WJP journalist Ruth Hopkins, female inmates from Cape Towns notorious Pollsmoor prison detail their experiences behind bars. From appalling living conditions and delayed access to healthcare services to sexual abuse and prohibitive regulations separating them from their children, female inmates endure much trauma.

When seeking a Chicago divorce lawyer you want someone who is well rounded and has taken on various cases that have challenged the lawyer to make them more diversified at whatever your case may entail them to take on. Lawyers are there to fight for your rights and make sure you are treated fairly with a divorce lawyer who believes in your case and wants to fight for what you deserve you cant go wrong.

With an attorney like Baizer Kolar P.C. it is important to find a lawyer whom specializes and has education in how to deal with what your case is about. As in whether your claim is against personal injury, medical malpractice, DUI, or a child custody case. When an attorney knows the ins and outs of how to handle what your case pertains too they can better serve you an get their clients the fair judgment they deserve.

With a vast selection of Springfield, Missouri based attorneys today, it is important we understand that the law is multi-sectorial, this means that there are different types of lawyers that handles specific cases or specializes in a particular sector. Whether you are needing a lawyer for Springfield, MO traffic tickets or you are facing a DUI charge, there are plenty to choose from.

We have tax attorneys, immigration attorneys, defense attorneys and corporate lawyers among many. But the question is, how do you know you’re getting the best? Cherry-picking lawyers can be daunting, it is not exactly rocket science, but it isn’t a walk in a park either.

Here are some things you need to consider:



It is gravely important that your lawyer has sufficient background on a case such as yours. One defense attorney may have 14 years of experience mostly handling cases like DUI (Driving under the influence) and armed robbery; another defense attorney may have nine years of experience, but his expertise lies in more convoluted and complex cases like felony murder and homicide.

Ask how long and how often he/she has been handling (and winning) criminal defense cases specifically like the one you’re faced with. Also, ask if he/she is familiar with the court you’ll be going to. Many lawyers will attempt to delude clients into thinking that all cases and courtrooms are the same and that all lawyers are equipped with the same knowledge about the law. That’s not entirely accurate. Hiring a lawyer with a specialty skill set also means hiring someone with established professional relationships with other experts and negotiators in that field. It may not guarantee success in your case, but this increases your chances of winning.



You have to profoundly discuss the legal fees you need to pay so that you can work on your budget and avoid possible disputes. Also, ask for the inclusions such as a private investigator or an expert witness.



Your personal experience with the attorney is also a major consideration. Make sure you are comfortable with him/her. Keep in mind that this case will most probably have a great impact in your life so ensure that your environment together feels safe and trustworthy. It also pays to have a lawyer who keeps you informed of every development in your case and responds to all your calls and queries promptly.


Handling of your case

This works for those who are hiring a law firm, if you are looking by the way then click here for a good one. Clarify with the firm on who’s going to be in charge with your case; this avoids surprise, unmet expectations or maybe future dissatisfaction.

These four (4) aforementioned factors are the primary considerations in hiring a good criminal defense lawyer. You can also take heed of the referrals from your closest, most trusted friends and family. There is no requirement in getting the right attorney but considering all these might help you and increase your chances of success.


Mrs. Mamie Kirkland, a 107-year old survivor of a lynching that took place in 1916.

Senior WJP journalist Ruth Hopkins is spending two and a half months in the United States with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery and the Marshall Project in New York, investigating the similarities between issues facing both the American and South African criminal justice systems. Ruth will be detailing her journey through weekly blog posts published every Friday.

IT IS A natural human reaction to look away when confronted with injury or suffering. I grab a cushion or duck away behind the closest body when there is blood and gore on television. In this era of mass media where drowned refugee children wash up ashore and onto your screen and where ISIS decapitations flood the internet, this reflex can translate into ‘misery fatigue’, the feeling one wants a break from the constant stream of human misery the media feeds us. But it’s not only the consumers of mass media that feel the need to look away; also those who have been injured often want to escape the memory of the pain.

On my last day in New York, I had the privilege of attending a benefit of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) hosted in Manhattan. It couldn’t have been a better segue into the second part of my fellowship, which started the next day, with the EJI in Montgomery.

At the benefit, EJI’s director Bryan Stevenson presented the Champion of Justice 2016 awards to Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row for a crime EJI would later prove he never committed. I will return to his mind-boggling story another time.

The second recipient of the award was Mrs. Mamie Kirkland, a 107-year old survivor of a lynching that took place in Ellisvile, Mississippi in 1916, when she was 7 years old. Her son helped her onto the stage. With her head just about peeking above the lectern, she related with vividness to an enraptured audience the chilling events that uprooted her life a century ago.

Kirkland said she could never forget what happened that day. She remembered her father coming home and instructing her mother to pack their bags and get the children ready. Crowds had gathered, calling for his and his best friend’s lynching. Her father left immediately, her mother ushered her five children onto a train the next morning. The family made it to St East Louis, Illinois in one piece.  Mr. Hartfield, her father’s friend, however, decided to return to Ellisville, where the threat was carried out: a mob shot, hanged and burned the man, because he had allegedly raped a white woman.

This accusation, Ida B Wells pointed out in her book “Southern Horrors, Lynch Laws in All its Phases (1892), was often barely supported by facts, but rather fueled by the hysterical fear of ‘miscegenation’, basically interracial relationships. She wrote in 1892: “the dark and bloody record of the South shows 728 Afro-Americans lynched during the past eight years.” Only one third of those victims had been charged – not found guilty – with rape. The rest were tortured to death because of a perceived need to protect the ‘honour’ of the white woman. However: “The white man is free to seduce all the colored girls he can,” Wells wrote.

“He could have been my father,” Mrs. Kirkland said of her father’s friend. As she stood there, her petite frame, fragile voice and heart-rending memories were met with quiet sobs and the dabbing of tears by people seated around me.

The family’s ordeal was anything but over after they escaped the lynching. A few years later, they had to yet again face racial terrorism when bloody race riots broke out in Illinois. When they resettled in Alliance, Ohio, it didn’t take long before crosses were burning on their lawn.

“I didn’t even want to see Ellisville, Mississippi on a map,” Kirkland said of her first experience of racial terror, she understandably preferred to not return to the site of such pain and suffering. However, EJI’s research into lynchings, changed her mind.

Aiming to address the lack of commemoration of the legacy of racial terror, the EJI has documented how many lynchings have taken place in the southern states. Last year, they released this report, that provides proof of more than 4000 lynchings – a gruesome figure that is barely included in history books or part of historical remembrance in the South. “Lynchings were violent and public events that traumatized black people throughout the country and were largely tolerated by state and federal officials. This was not “frontier justice” carried out by a few marginalized vigilantes or extremists. Instead, many African Americans who were never accused of any crime were tortured and murdered in front of picnicking spectators (including elected officials and prominent citizens) (…)People who participated in lynchings were celebrated and acted with impunity.”

In the report, EJI referenced Mr. Hartfield’s case and when Mrs. Kirkland’s son read about it, he contacted them.  Hartfield was his grandfather’s friend whom he had heard so much about. He convinced his mother to return to Ellisville. So, last year, on the spot where Mr Hartfield had been hanged from a gum tree, several family members and EJI attorney Jennifer Rae Taylor (who spent some time with the Wits Justice Project) held hands and prayed together to remember the atrocities both the community and the witnesses seemed to want to forget.

This act of remembering , of not looking away, is central to EJI’s work. In Alabama – the former capitol of the confederacy – the state’s role in the civil war is oft commemorated and remembered, while its role in the domestic slave trade, lynchings and adherence to Jim Crow laws is assigned to the periphery.

During the benefit, Stevenson unfolded ambitious plans to reverse this. EJI wants to build a museum that is dedicated to the evolution of slavery into modern day mass incarceration, captured beautifully in this animated video. Additionally, the organisation intends to erect a memorial site to commemorate the more than 4000 victims of lynchings in the South.

Meanwhile, they have started a more simple, yet very powerful way of remembering the people who were brutally lynched by white supremacists between 1870 and 1940. The organisation is hosting a project whereby members of the community and others can collect soil from the sites of lynchings. The soil will be placed in glass jars with the names of the victims on them. The jars will become part of an exhibition on the legacy of lynchings and racial terror in the United States.

EJI reminds us that looking away doesn’t heal wounds: “Public acknowledgment of mass violence is essential not only for victims and survivors, but also for perpetrators and bystanders who suffer from trauma and damage related to their participation in systematic violence and dehumanization.”