Use the verb in the Passive after modals
Ex. 11 (A,B) Use the verb in the Passive after modals:
1/ The case may (to dismiss) if the defendant had no previous convictions. 2/ The article may (to be publish) in the monthly journal. 3/ The trial can (to hold) next week. 4/ Some similar cases must (to find) in the legal library. 5/ This contract should (to arrange) properly. 6/ What must (to do)? 7/ The decision should (to make) today. 8/ The books you used must (to cite) in your report. 9/ A summary on these articles should (to write) by tomorrow. 10/ Reference books must (to use) by law students.
A) Why do people decide to take legal action? There are many reasons for it. You may get injured because of someone’s carelessness. You may be involved in a dispute with your neighbor. Somebody may damage your car in an accident. Your insurance company may not want to pay you. Law firms are available and ready to help you.
Everyone is entitled to a due process. When you decide to initiate a lawsuit, it is better to call a professional lawyer, as an ordinary citizen may not have enough legal knowledge. Lawyers make sure their clients get the damages they are entitled to. Their investigators are able to get all the proof needed for the trial. When a verdict is not in your favour, the lawyer appeals whenever possible.
Professional lawyers may charge their fees before or after the trial. Sometimes they fail to settle the argument or win the case. Decent lawyers will not charge anything if they lose your case. In other words, you won’t owe the decent law firm any money if they didn’t do their work well.
B) Where do legal professionals get the necessary information? There are many legal resources available, that is why it is important to know what they are.
Most legal libraries have a section for primary materials. These texts contain laws relevant to cases. Secondary materials give opinions on the law. They include legal encyclopedias and digests. Encyclopedias often cite primary sources in their references. Digests summarize individual cases that have similar topics.
Other legal publications include case annotations and form books. Annotations are articles about cases, they are printed in law journals. Form books show how legal documents should be worded and formatted.
Fortunately, most of these resources are available on computerized databases. That way, a lawyer doesn’t have to carry around a lot of books!