Finding An Experienced Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are countless lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise that they focus on your kind of case. This could make the whole process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, in the event you follow the following it will be easy to define your search on the right one out of very little time. The first step is to produce a listing of the lawyers that are listed in your town that specialize in your position. While you are making this list you ought to only include those which you have an excellent vibe about depending on their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down by using a while evaluating their webpage. There you will be able to find just how many years they are practicing plus some general specifics of their success rates. At this stage your list ought to have shrunken further to individuals which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You ought to then spend some time to lookup independent reviews for each attorney. Make sure you see the reviews instead of just relying on their overall rating. The info within the reviews gives you a concept of the way they connect to their customers and how much time they invest into each case they are concentrating on. Finally, you should talk to a minimum of the very last three lawyers who have the credentials you are interested in. This will provide you with time to truly evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and your case. It is important to follow most of these steps to actually find a person that has the right level of experience to obtain the perfect outcome.
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Debt Collected Through Law Office?
I Am Currently Being Handeled By A Law Firm In California To Collect Debt From A Credit Card. I Live In Florida, But I Was Trying To Contactthem In Order To &Quot;Settle&Quot; My Debts. They Said They Would Only Take The Amount In Full And By Not Paying It In Ful;L I Was Refusing To Do So. I Only Owe $4,000 But Can Not Pay That In A Lump Sum, Otherwise Would Have Paid Credit Card. They Threatened Me Saying The Attorney And Court Cost Will Be Much Higher, And I Should Just Transfer My Balance To A Credit Card That I Have Open Which I Have Not Used Since Applying For It In 2002. The Interest Rate Is 17.34% And If I Did That It Would Take Me Almost 15 Years To Pay Off The $4,000. How Sacred Of Their Threats Should I Be? What Should I Do?
Their threats are probably just that - threats
Before you even thing about paying them, send them a debt validation letter.
Make sure that the amount of the debt is the true amount and hasn't been illegally inflated, that the collection agency and the law firm has a legal right to collect the debt, that the law firm is actually a law firm, that you are still within the collecting SOL.
Do not send a full cease and desist as that probably will lead to them filing a suit. You can include a limited C&D in your validation request. A limited C&D basically tells them not to call you at your home or place of business since it is inconvenient to you. That all further communication from them must be done by USPS.
Be sure that everything you send is sent certified mail return receipt.
Collection agencies (and the law firm is acting as a collection agency) must be licensed and bonded in Florida.
Check your credit reports to see if the collection agency and/or the law firm is reporting. Check to see if they are reporting accurately (bet they aren't)
If they are not reporting accurately, when you get the green card back from sending your debt validation request, send a dispute to the CRA's and dispute the inaccurate information.
The SOL for collecting in Florida is 4 years - if you are out of the collecting SOL you have a legal right to send them a SOL letter telling them the debt is no longer collectible (and to take a hike)
Florida has some excellent consumer protection statutes - take advantage of them.
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How Would I Find Out How Many Cases A Lawyer Has Won?
Is There A Way To Search Online?
There's no definition of a "win" in any meaningful sense. Most cases are settled out of court so there's no way to really keep score.
Question About Family Law?
Does Dispute Resolution Law Include Family And/Or Divorce Law?
Dispute resolution is a pretty large field - in my experience most courses that focus on it will deal primarily with international commercial arbitration. However it could encompass family/divorce law along with a whole host of other areas of law such as multilateral international peace negotiations or consumer protection law. Some of the techniques/theories are widely applicable, others are not.
If you are planning on taking a course or planning a career in ADR, make sure you research to make sure the program will fit your goals.
How Much Does Product Liability Insurance Cost?
How Much Would Product Liability Insurance Cost For A Business
Depends on what the product is. It could be as low as $1,000, for, say, brooms, or millions and millions of dollars, for nuclear reactors or airplanes.
I Live In Nyc And I Am Looking For The Best Criminal Lawyer.?
If you are looking for the best, it will be very, very expensive. The best way to find a lawyer is by talking to friends and acquaintances. Since you want the best, ask some of your extremely rich friends if they know anyone good.
How Many Hours A Week Do Lawyers Work?
I Heard Conflicting Statements, Ranging From 40 To 70+ Hours A Week. I Also Read That You Start Out Working Many Hours But Then You Work Less And Get Paid More After A Few Years. Also, How Many Hours Do Specific Lawyers Work, Such As Corporate, Intellectual Property Etc.
As someone who just graduated from law school and who actually wrote an essay on this topic, I have a bit of perspective on this. However, while you should never use this as an answer on a law school exam, the answer to this question truly is "it depends."
Lawyers who work in big cities [especially New York, Chicago, LA, and DC] will work significantly more than lawyers in more rural areas.
As you pointed out, younger lawyers tend to work more than older lawyers.
Specialty isn't really much of a factor in how many hours you will work as an attorney, but what sector you work in really will. Attorneys that work in large law firms work the longest hours, medium to small sized firms come next, then non-profits, and finally government workers. However, government workers will make significantly less money than those that work at firms.
Firms typically require you to bill a quota of hours to clients each year. However, not every hour that you are at work is a "billable hour". On average, for every two hours billed, an attorney will spend another hour at work doing non-billable tasks. To get an idea of workloads for young New York attorneys, on average they bill 2200 hours a year. If you add in non-billable hours worked and average that out over a week, that means you'd be working 66 hour weeks with two weeks vacation each year. Keep in mind that this is average, so that means that half of young lawyers in New York are actually working even more than that. I don't know about you, but that sounds unbearable to me.
Plus when you work in a firm, the firm also wants you to spend your free time finding clients/having drinks with clients you already possess/making connections, etc., and therefore, you basically never have any time off. These sorts of activities are not counted into the above.
Now, if you work for the government, most of the time you will truly only work 40 hours a week, and they will not ask you to do anything outside of your job description.
Medium sized firms can rate anywhere in between big firms and government jobs. When I was on interviews, medium sized firms were asking that you bill anywhere between 1400 to 1800 hours minimum. This would work out to 42 hours and 54 hours a week, respectively. Although, keep in mind that the minimum that they want you to work will most likely keep your job, but if you want to advance, in most situations they'll want you to work more than that.
Keep in mind the big paycheck difference. At big firms lawyers can start right out of law school making upwards of $150,000 whereas the federal government only starts you at $54,000 and state governments can pay as little as $30,000 for some positions [such as being a public defender].
As for your experience determining how many hours you work per week - on average, you have to work at a firm for 7 years before it will significantly decrease. At that time, the firm will either decide to make you a partner in which case you will be able to cut down on your work time and still be rich, or the firm will not make you a partner, in which case you'll most likely quit and feel like you've just wasted 7 years of your life.
Hope this info. helps!