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What Types Of Lawyers Make The Most Money?
I am warning you to not go into law. The job market is terrible in terms of pay, oportunities, and stability. The situation is getting worse, ten more law schools opening in next two years. Too many lawyers, too many law schools.
This could be you after law school. From a recent Boston Craigslist Post:
"Recently admitted attorney seeking work assisting criminal defense attorneys in any capacity. I have worked with indigent defendants in clinical settings and interned for several excellent defense attorneys and a federal judge, but am finding few opportunities for entry level work in the field. I am proficient (though not fluent) in Spanish, have strong research and writing skills, am passionate about indigent defense, and am an extremely quick learner. I will research, draft motions, conduct interviews, even answer phones, for a low fee of $10 an hour in exchange for the opportunity to observe, and perhaps participate in, actual litigation. References and writing samples available."
Or, From a recent Yahoo Post:
"Small general practice law firm located near Columbus, OH. Started at $40K 1.5 years ago after first receiving law license. After 3 months pay was raised to $43K. Had annual review and was told although I had a stellar performance and deserved a raise the office couldn't afford to give me 1. When started was told I should be paid more than they were paying me but they couldn't afford to pay me more. Have several years of paralegal experience. Graduated in top 20% of class. Did internships and clinics during law school. Didn't need much training when started. Feel like starting pay was too low and current pay should be much higher. Can't find much info. on small firm salaries though."
or from another Yahoo Post:
"My bf just took the bar exam to become an attorney. He has posted resumes on yahoo, monster, craigs list, newspapers, etc. and just can't seem to find any work. Finally he decided to just apply for jobs like bank assistants etc. Interviewers would say he's too qualified for "rookie" positions, and he's "not qualified" enough for a lawyer position. Is there hope? Thanks."
Or ways to save money after law school:
"When she moved to Chicago from New York after graduating from law school last year, Lauri Apple, who is still looking for the job of her dreams, knew of at least one good way to save money.
If she needs something to wear, she takes a look in the local trash. A practice she started as a starving college student a decade ago has now evolved into something of an avocation, reports the Chicago Tribune."
Or alternative uses for a law degree when you can't find a job:
"Law Grad Turns to Cupcake Truck as Economy Sputters"
I went to a top twenty law school and had friends selling shoes and working as waiters as survival jobs because they could not find law jobs after graduation. Lawyer is the most over-rated, over-romaticized, and over-hyped profession. If you are going into debt and investing time in school, health care is the way to go, pharmacist, doctor, dentist, etc.
More examples of why not to go into law. From a recent ABA article:
"Job stress and career disappointments are apparently taking a toll on lawyers working in the high-pressure world of large law firms.
In the past six months, lawyers working for three major firms have reportedly committed suicide after job or trial losses, the National Law Journal reports. Experts told the publication that lawyers are already at high risk of depression because of heavy workloads and training that focuses on the negative. Economic stress may be making the problems worse.
The suicide of Mark Levy, a 59-year-old Yale Law School graduate who headed Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court and appellate advocacy practice, has already been reported. Levy shot himself in April at the law firm’s offices after learning he would be laid off, according to the earlier stories. Colleagues said he was a brilliant litigator who may have struggled with the business aspects of legal practice.
The National Law Journal notes two other reports of suicides at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and King & Spalding.
Above the Law first reported the April suicide of the Simpson Thacher lawyer, reportedly an associate who had been laid off. The law firm confirmed the death of an associate but did not provide her name or the cause.
The National Law Journal says the third lawyer who killed himself, in December, was a partner at King & Spalding who was part of a legal team that had lost a big trial for a major client, Bank of America. The Charlotte, N.C., office that he helped open was also seeing a decline in work, the story says. Colleagues confirmed the report in interviews with the legal publication but the firm did not comment."
The legal profession sucks, if you have a brain in your head you will run.
Business Lawyer Classes?
I Want To Be A Business Lawyer. I Plan To Take Maths, English, It And Business Studies. (Along With Home Ec And Music:D )
What Others Should I Take Out Of
Science - Biology , Chemistry And Physics
Social- Geography, History And Modern Studies
Okay I am going to take you through this backwards. Private practice in business law, usually referred to as corporate law among lawyers, is a highly competitive employment field in an already very competitive employment field for lawyers in general. Graduating from a high ranked law school is critical to getting a good job in a good law firm.
Getting into a high ranked law school is largely dependent on your grades, but the classes you take in college are generally not relevant to law schools. They also are not going to be very relevant to the practice of business law. Everything you need to know about business law is going to be based on legal theory and case law you learn while in law school, and practical knowledge and skills that you are going to pickup as part of your on the job training at a law firm. The one caveat is that you have to have excellent writing and reading comprehension skills to be a good lawyer, so it is extremely helpful to take classes that will help cultivate those skills.
With that in mind, if you are in high school, my advice is to take whatever electives interest, keeping in mind that you should try to be admitted to honors classes and AP classes when they are available. Focus on getting as close to straight A's as you can in those classes. This will boost your chances for admission into an elite college which will in turn enhance your chances for admission into an elite law school.
Does Anybody Know Of A Good Social Security Disability Lawyer? I Have A Good Friend Who Needs One Bad.?
I am sorry to learn that your friend has a disability and needs a disability attorney. The good news is there are a lot of Social Security Disability Advocacy firms that might be able to assist her with her case. The Social Security Administration allows both attorneys and non-attorney represesentatives to assist people in the prosecution of a social security disability claim. One Social Security Disability Advocacy firm that I know of is Midwest Disability Advocates. There website is http://www.winyourdisabilityclaim.com
Good luck in your search to find a good Social Security Disability Representative. I hope she succeeds in winning her claim.
What Does A Contract Lawyer Do?
I Heard It Was Learning How To Interpret Contracts And Documents; If So I'M Very Good At Things Like That And Might Want To Study It So Give Some Info Please With Good Sites?
No, that's not what that term means.
First off, in order to be a lawyer you need to get a degree from an accredited college, attend (and graduate) law school, and then pass the bar and be sworn in. Lawyers who work exclusively on contracts are NOT referred to as "contract lawyers" - they're simply lawyers who have a practice limited to contracts. However, I don't know a single attorney who can actually make a living just practicing in this one area - there's just not enough work.
Second, a "contract lawyer" is a lawyer that is available for temporary assignments on a contract basis. You generally see them on cases (such as class actions) where there is an enormous amount of work to be done, such as reviewing discovery, and the lead attorneys just need help for that part only. So they hire "contract lawyers" to come in, review the documents, and then report their findings. Once that's over, their involvement in the case is finished.
You may also see contract lawyers appearing and performing work for law firms or other attorneys where they have a case they don't want to refer out, but don't have the time to handle themselves. For example, you tend to see a lot of smaller, solo law firms retain another lawyer on a contract basis for the purpose of handling one, specific case. Usually this occurs where the case is outside the expertise of the solo; like if a guy who practices wills & trusts needs to bring on someone to handle a litigation case for one of his clients.
Legal Question, Need Lawyers Please?
Ok, Here Is The Situation.
I Was Served With Papers Notifying Me That A Creditor Was Suing Me For An Outstanding Balance From The Hospital On The Birth Of My Daughter. I Sent Them A Check For The Full Amount Being Requested, Which Included The Interest They Are Asking For.
A Couple Weeks Later, I Get A Letter From The Law Firm, Requesting $103 More Dollars, With No Explanation As To What This Balance Is For.
I Sent Them Back A Fax, Requesting Documentation Of These Futher Charges And Have Heard Nothing Back.
In The Meantime, I Received Notification From The Court That Our Court Date Has Been Set For November 8.
I Don'T Have The $100 Sitting Around ( I Took An Advance Off My Credit Card To Pay The Initial $2200) So What Are My Options Here?
I Do Not Believe That They Can Force Me To Pay A Balance With No Substantiation, Yet Here Comes The Court Date.
What Should I Do?
Unfortunately you have no choice but to appear in court. They will have to turn over whatever bills they have to show the cost you owe.
What happens next will depend on the judge. Hopefully he's a pro-consumer judge like what I have in my county.
Note that in many states, court costs are NOT automatically ordered. If this happened in my court, the judge would simply tell this collection attorney that you made an honest effort to pay this bill, thus avoiding the need to come to court. Now the attorney is forcing a court visit over a $100 bill, taking up valuable time from the court to hear such a frivilous case. He would probably not award court costs.
Don't hold your breath for this to happen, because there are an awful lot of jerk judges out there too! But go to court and give your side. You have no choice, unfortunately.
Just be sure that you tell the judge you requested that they disclose the billing information and the lawyer refused.
Any Immigration Attorneys Out Their?
Hello My Girlfriend Was Brought Here To The U.S. As Baby....Meaning That She Was Brought Here By Her Parents Illegaly. I Was Born Here In The U.S. Will She Be Able To Get Her Green Card If I Marry Her. I Heard That She Will Have To Leave The Counrty Is This True..... Please On Professional Answers
I'm not an attorney, but have been through the process and know a lot of others who have also been through the process of getting permanant residency for their spouse. You would have to go into a bit more detail to get a good answer. If she has only entered that one time, then she would be eligible to file a waiver and if that is approved, she would get her permanant residency. She will have to leave the country and go to an interview in the country where she was born... if that is Mexico, she will go to Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, TX and will have her interview there. If she has her interview there, they have a new program called the pilot program, and she may (depending on your case's specifics) only be out of the country for a couple of weeks. If the case is complicated or if she has any type of criminal record, she could be out of the country for a year or more... Please go to the weblink and post your question at that forum, you will find great answers, and be able to tell your story to others going through the same thing. There is also an immigration attorney that has a free chat every Wednesday, and you can ask her questions, too at the chat... She does come to the site often, also. I hope that helps.