The New York State Bar Association is pleased to announce a new Lawyer Referral and Information System online portal has been designed and launched to assist potential clients in their search for representation. In addition to their phone service, The convenient online portal will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will offer free, less stressful, alternative to those seeking counsel in an already stressful situation.
Prospective clients can be assured that the representation they find at the LRIS will be verified as being in good legal standing, and that their credentials have been verified. There the potential client can complete a secure questionnaire regarding their case, and they will the be matched with an attorney for free. If and when there is a consultation with the matched attorney a $35.00 consultation fee will be charged to the client, and the choice is then between the lawyer and client to proceed further.
The New York State Bar Association is confident that this service will reduce the flooding of prospecting calls, and provide the client with representation at a faster rate, by reducing research. One of the lawyers you can find on the LRIS is attorney, Jeremy Goldstein of Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, LLC.
As the managing partner of Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC located in New York, New York, Jeremy Goldstein is diligent in his law practice and committed to serving his clients with professional guidance and representation in corporate law and governance. He also specializes in employee benefit representation and executive compensation.
Prior to founding his law practice, Jeremy Goldstein, was an attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He graduated with a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree, cum laude from Cornell University.
Litigation is process involving civil lawsuits, which arise out of issues raised between people, businesses, and even government entities. Litigation follows a certain path involving pleadings, discovery, trial, and occasionally an appeal. During the litigation process, either side can stop it by settling at any time.
The first phase in the litigation process is called the “pleadings” phase. This phase explains both party’s side of the legal dispute. The pleading phase begins with the plaintiff filing a complaint with the court and formally sending a copy to the defendant.
The defendant responds with an “answer” which gives the defendant’s side of the dispute. At this time he also has the opportunity to file a counter-claim against the plaintiff, saying the defendant has caused harm and should be held liable for that harm.
The second phase is discovery. Discovery is the stage, where parties gather pertinent information from each other or from other sources. This is the time where both sides will work to determine the merits of claims and defenses.
Following discovery, the parties involved with file motions, with the hopes of convincing the court to rule or act in a certain way, but also to request clarification of procedural disputes between the two sides. The final stage is the actual trial. Both parties present evidence supporting their claims or defenses to a jury and judge. One well known litigation lawyer is Karl Heideck.
Heideck will continue his work in Pennsylvania while working to build up his reputation as one of the best litigators in the area. Karl Heideck has become board certified and licensed for the last seven years in Philadelphia.