Legal English Online. Hiring a Lawyer – English for courtroom – Legal terminology

Legal English Online. Hiring a Lawyer – English for courtroom – Legal terminology

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Welcome to twominutenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons. In this lesson we are going to hire a lawyer. Hello. Is this Duke & Smith Law Firm? Yes. You are speaking to attorney George Duke. Mr. Duke, I am Lizzy Rodhes. I was driving on 76 Maple Street today and
I got a ticket for a U-turn.I want to contest it in court. What’s your view about the ticket? There was no sign where I turned. There’s no way I could have known. Did you check the area? Yes, after the officer booked me, I got down and
had a careful look, but he just wouldn’t listen. Ms. Rodhes, come over the office and bring us the
ticket. We’ll make sure the charge is reversed. Hello Mr. Evans. I am attorney Nathan Wells. Mr. Nathan, how many cases of this type have you handled? Trespassing is a minor misdemeanor. You will only have to pay a fine. How long will it take for this case to be resolved? If you tell the judge you made a mistake
and apologize it will be over fast. Yeah. I didn’t destroy any property. I can
apologize. How much will it cost me? Maybe $300. So, Mr. Duke. What are your specializations? I’ve specialized in IP and business law from Washington College of Law. I’m in the right place then! Yes you are. However, we work only on contract basis. How does that work? If I take you up as a client, you will have to make a
commitment to use me as your counsel for all your legal business affairs. I have no problem with that! Alright Ma’am. Let’s check out the documents you’ll need. How are you Mr. Evans? Not so fine Mr. Nathan. Can you help me to get my disability claim? Yes I can! Your case is very strong. That’s fine but how much time you would need? I’ll have to check the details. And what’s the fee? Nothing up front, but 25% of the money you will receive. That much? A lot of my money will go to your fee, Mr. Nathan. Hmm… Mr Evans. . For you maybe I can
make it 20%. I want to help you. Is this Duke’s Law Firm? How many cases of this type have you handled? How long will it take for this case to be resolved? How much will it cost me? May I know please know your areas of specializations? Can you help me to get my disability claim? That’s fine but how much time you would need? And what’s the fee?

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