Top San Francisco Unemployment Benefits Lawyers Near You

Lawless & Lawless

Unemployment Benefits Lawyer | San Francisco, CA

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628-203-5040

We believe in worker's rights and civil rights. Call us today

The Law Office of Paul Glusman

Unemployment Benefits Lawyer | Serving San Francisco, CA

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510-340-9303

40+ Years Successfully Representing Clients In All Types Of Employment Issues. Call Today!

Law Offices of Moss & Hough

Unemployment Benefits Lawyer | San Francisco, CA

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415-399-1110

More Than 50 Collective Years of Litigation Experience Representing Individuals Against Institutions

Sundeen & Salinas

Unemployment Benefits Lawyer | Serving San Francisco, CA

Se Habla Español

510-999-3540

Aggressively Representing Clients in Lawsuits Against all Types and Sizes of Employers. Experienced Trying Cases in State and Federal Courts. Our Main Goal is to Fight for You.

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San Francisco Unemployment Benefits Information

Unemployment Benefits

Certain people who have lost their jobs are entitled to unemployment benefits paid by the state for a limited amount of time. Applicants must meet the criteria established by the state and if benefits are denied the applicant may appeal to try and have the denial reversed.

Unemployment Benefit Legal Issues

Having legal counsel to obtain unemployment benefits can make a difference. It is best to hire a San Francisco lawyer who handles unemployment benefits cases. He or she can form the arguments to use at the appeal hearing, meet the deadline for filing your appeal and present your case to the administrative judge.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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Court Locations in San Francisco, CA

Civic Center Courthouse - Superior Court of California

400 McAllister Street,San Francisco,CA94102
Phone: (415) 551-4000

Hall of Justice

850 Bryant St. ,San Francisco,CA94103
Phone: (415) 551-4000

Superior Court of California - Criminal Courts Division

850 Bryant St. ,San Francisco,CA94103
Phone: (415) 551-4000