Spanish Speaking Lawyer in Calgary – Paul S. Mullen
Paul S. Mullen is a Calgary Spanish speaking lawyer & Public Notary that lived in Colombia for some time so, he speaks Spanish and English, Paul practices Real Estate, Corporate Commercial Transactions, Wills & Estates & Litigation law in Calgary, Alberta at Mullen & Company.
Paul S. Mullen es abogado y notario público en Calgary, que habla español e inglés y que vivió en Colombia por algún tiempo, , Paul practica bienes raíces, transacciones comerciales corporativas, testamentos y leyes de litigios en Calgary, Alberta en Mullen & Company
Do I need a Lawyer or an Attorney? Lawyer is a general term for a person who gives legal advice and aid and who conducts suits in court. An attorney or, more correctly, an attorney-at-law, is a member of the legal profession who represents a client in court when pleading or defending a case
Legal Terms in Alberta Law offices
Action – A civil proceeding or lawsuit. Sometimes called a civil action, Administration of Estates – The collection of assets of a deceased, payment of debts and the distribution of surplus to beneficiaries, Administrator – A person appointed to manage and distribute the property of another person, Affidavit – A written statement made by a person (called a deponent) who voluntarily signs it and swears or affirms that its contents are true to the best of his or her belief, Appeal – A proceeding taken in a higher court to challenge the decision of a lower court or tribunal. There is not always a right to appeal a decision.
Applicant – The party bringing a motion, Assessment – To quantify or value something such as damages, property, taxation, etc, Associates – Lawyers in law firms who are not partners but are salaried employees, Attorney – A person appointed to act on another’s behalf (e.g. Power of Attorney). Not to be confused with the American term which means lawyer.
Breach of Contract – The breaking of a contractual obligation or promise. A breach entitles an injured party to damages.
Cause of Action – The facts that give rise to a lawsuit or a right of action, Caveat Emptor – Latin for let the buyer beware, Civil Law – Roman Law. The law practiced in Quebec but not any of the other Canadian provinces. It is based on a civil code, Conflict of Interest – When the lawyer’s interest conflicts with a client’s interest or when two clients’ interests collide, Contingency Fee – A fee charged by a lawyer that is contingent upon the outcome of a trial or a settlement. It is calculated as a set percentage of the outcome, Contract – an agreement enforceable at law, Conveyance – A deed or instrument which transfers property, Counsel – Another name for lawyer.
Damages – Compensation for loss suffered. The principle is that the injured person should be put in the position he or she would have been in if not injured.
Disbursements –”Disbursements” are defined as payments by the lawyer on behalf of the client to a third party for a service or a report or other document related to the case (eg. payments for Medical-Legal Reports, Land Titles searches etc.).
Fees – Fees can be calculated based on a number of factors including time spent, percentage of the amount recovered such as a contingency fee or a fee fixed and agreed upon by the lawyer and the client.
Mortgage – The transfer of legal interest in land to secure the repayment of a debt. The mortgagor (or borrower) mortgages his or her property as security for a loan from the mortgagee (or lender).
Negligence – Omitting to do something that a reasonable person would have done. If a person does not take reasonable care, he or she can be held liable for damages resulting from that negligence, Notaries Public – Notaries Public are allowed by statute to provide certain limited legal services. They do not have the same education or training as lawyers, Notice (employment) – The amount of notice the employer must give to the employee if intending to dismiss the employee.
Solicitor – A lawyer who typically does office-based legal work and rarely presents cases in court, Statement of Account – A statement that is sent to clients after legal services have been rendered, describing the services provided and the amount owing, Statement of Claim – A written statement by the plaintiff in a lawsuit stating the facts upon which he or she will rely in support of a claim against a defendant.