How and What to Do
In order to take advantage of one of the best features of membership with Your Legal Leg Up
Teleconferences with Your Legal Leg Up are a unique opportunity for members facing lawsuits or dealing with legal issues to bring these issues to an experienced litigator and other members with real knowledge of the issues involved for opinions and guidance.
In this video we discuss how to ask your questions and what to say during the teleconferences.
As you know, if you’ve sought information from lawyers or court clerks, people are very hesitant to offer
you their opinions on legal issues. We can’t give you legal advice either. But we can help you understand what you are facing and point you towards resources that will help you find what you need – easily. You might call it, guided legal education.
You will also get great encouragement from others who are, or have been, in similar positions and can tell you what they did in situations like yours.
For ordinary people who just want to know what the bad guys are saying or just need a suggestion on what the next step in their case should be, the teleconferences can be a godsend.
We want you on there. It comes with membership at Your Legal Leg Up.
If you are a member, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this incredible value, which will help you, at least twice a week, get answers to your actual questions in real time.
When you call in, you can announce yourself immediately, or wait for a lull in the conversation. Normally, we’ll hear you get on and ask if you have questions, but sometimes it gets so busy that doesn’t happen. We still want you to speak up, though, and you will get chances to ask your questions. You’ll see.
Please do not give us your last name on the call, nor should you reveal anything that is confidential.
If you have a question based on your own situation – which of course you will – put it in a hypothetical.
That is, put it this way: “if a person thinks she might owe the money, and the debt collector is trying to
get her to admit it, what should she do?”
We don’t want you to reveal specific information about you or your situation, and we cannot tell you
what to do in any specific situation. We can, however, discuss general situations that may arise – or may have already arisen – in your case. You can ask what a debt collector might be up to if they ask… whatever the question is in discovery.
Or you can ask whether a motion to dismiss might be appropriate in certain circumstances. Or whether
as person might have a counterclaim if… Or what sorts of things are counterclaims.
In other words, we want you to keep the questions generic so that you are not admitting or revealing
anything specific about your own case, and so that you aren’t asking for legal advice. But you can get
what you need by asking your question carefully.
Our only other rules have to do with manners – Please remember there are others with questions
(but most questions apply to other people, so we try to give you plenty of room to maneuver). Try to make sure you don’t have too much noise going on in the background. That can distract everybody. Other than that, we want to hear your opinions and questions, and you will find that people on the calls are extremely helpful and encouraging. It will make this whole thing much easier for you in many ways.
Most of our members say that the teleconferences are the best part of membership. Please don’t
let it go to waste. Sign up for membership and call in. We’ll send you an email announcing the times of the teleconferences.