[infoguys-list] Re: info
- Ron and I have had a little discussion off list and I thought others might
be interested so I have put 3 posts together here.
At 06:07 PM 8/4/99 EDT, Ron Schulte asks:
Hi Linda i saw your post on the info list . What state do you live in ??
I'm in San Francisco, CA. Why?
At 08:46 PM 8/4/99 EDT, Ron Schulte wrote:
I WAS curious because of the law here in Florida versus other state laws
Why do you think there is some law that would preclude me from asking
questions in Florida? I've never had a case there but I think an attorney
can hire whom ever they like. I've worked in 4 states so far, all in the
west and Texas. I do not represent myself as a PI. I use a letter of
introduction from the attorney authorizing me to do research on the case.
Do you mind if I put this discussion on list? Maybe others are interested
At 09:34 PM 8/4/99 EDT, Ron wrote:
>No problem about the list thetas why we all join it (smile) .paralegal
> But I see what you mean. An attorney can hire anyone he wants. I will
>recommend the state of Florida home page to <A
>HREF="http://licgweb.dos.state.fl.us/">Florida Department of State -
>Licensing</A> explain what I mente. What is California law in regard to the
>definition of a PI? If I understand you correctly you do more of a
>function am I right?Linda wrote:
Actually no, not paralegal either. I have a hard time fitting in. I do
more research into the case. It is more related to what a PI does as I
sometimes go out and interview but I do not for instance tail people or
video anyone. When a civil attorney gets a case and if they are naming a
third party for negligent hiring then I am sometimes hired. In order to
prove our side what needs to happen is to find evidence that the third
party knew they were hiring someone who was a danger to children. Evidence
of their prior notification. I seem to be pretty good at this.
In California you can become a PI by taking a test and having so many
hours working with another PI. I forget how many. I am considering doing
that but I have no desire to carry a weapon or work on anything other than
child abuse issues. Did you visit my website for a look at the cases I've
worked on? That might help explain it. I also am focused on a rather narrow
aspect of the law and do not attempt to work on any cases but these very
narrow and specific ones for which I have a unique set of knowledge gained
by years of research in child abuse. It is because of this knowledge that
an attorney is willing to hire me.