not sure whether I should post this question as a 'reply' or if I should start a new thread....guess I'll try another 'reply' to see what (if any) response I get.
Question: I would appreciate some input on the best course of action to take. I sent the request for a hearing and am waiting for date/time notification. The problem is....having agreed that pursuing the 'weapon/not weapon' definition would be a mistake I now have no clue as to what my 'reason for disagreeing with EDD's denial' of unemployment benefits is. Hell yes I disagree with the judgement -I NEED those benefits!!!...but...I 'broke a reasonable employer rule' (!) and admitted it to EDD in phone interview.... so, technically, without my 'weapon definition defense' I don't think I (now) have a leg to stand on.
It's pretty much a given that my former employer will show at the hearing- accompanied by at least one 'hired gun' (they have a string of them, full-time). And there I'll be, COMPLETELY defenseless (lol -such bad taste but have to pun myself: can't even bring my "knife" to that gunfight!)hahahaha I think I'm cracking up.
I'm desperate. Is anyone aware of an attorney firm in Sacramento that would do an initial consult for free? Would this be advisable? I have no job, no immediate future prospects, no savings or well-to-do relatives, soon to have no home (owe going on 3 months rent and roomie is selling the house). What attorney is going to take me on?
Should I just find a place to park my future 'tent'?
("Anxious" doesn't even come close to describing my state of mind right now.)
To anyone who has read all this: thank you. And to those who have/will reply: you have my undying gratitude for any useful advice.