Legal Resources

Representing your interests

If there is a legal aspect to your personal issues, becoming an educated consumer can produce more positive outcomes. 

 

Books

How to Get the Best Out of Your Lawyer: A Guide to Engaging the Services of Legal Professionals 
Bart D. Daly
ISBN: 978-1871305784

Going to court can be a stressful experience. The world in which it operates can appear mysterious to those on the outside. Solicitors and barristers are our guides to the legal system, but how do you know if you are getting the best service available?

 

 

Everyday Law for Consumers 
Michael Rustad
ISBN: 978-1594514531

Whenever you purchase goods or services in a personal, household, or family capacity, you are entitled to the rights and remedies of state and federal consumer law. Realistically, only a very small percentage of consumer problems can be addressed by hiring a private attorney. Everyday Law for Consumers teaches practical self-help remedies that ordinary Americans can use to protect their consumer rights. Michael L. Rustad, a nationally known practicing attorney and legal scholar, translates into plain English the legalese that forms the basis for many common transactions, including consumer loans, credit repair, credit, consumer leases, usury, interest rates, Internet transactions, identity theft, distance contracts, home shopping, television advertisements, door-to-door sales, and telephone solicitations. Using real-life examples, sample complaint letters, and an appendix of further examples, this easy-to-read book empowers everyday people to become effective self-advocates in an increasingly consumer-driven society.

 

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