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Lawyers are a dime a dozen. Actually, with the proliferation of law schools and lowering of standards the degree will be as esteemed as a truck driving school certificate. A lot of law schools admissions policy is if you got the dough, or are willing to take on debt, you can go. Look at Massachusetts School of Law and Appalachian Law School in Virginia for examples, it is a joke, they should have truck driving academies right next to their schools. You would not see those low standards at a dental or medical school. Some people talk about doctors being sued and high malpractice insurance, do not let the medical profession fool you, doctors and dentists make the most money in our society even after paying for their malpractice insurance. If you eliminated med-mal suits it would have little or no impact on the affordability and accessibility of health care, the docs would just pocket the extra money. By the way I have sued lawyers for malpractice but never a doc/dentist, I look forward to it.
I am an attorney. However, I went to a top 15 school and had mediocre grades. I found the job market to be depressing. So much time, planning, and money went into undergraduate school, I had a 4.0 GPA, and scored above the 95th percentile on the LSAT, 171. I naively thought going to a top school their would be plenty of lucrative and exciting jobs waiting for me and I would be set to have a good quality of life. I remember sending out 300 letters one time and getting no positive response, either they said some nonsense about you are great, you have good accomplishments, but at this time we cannot offer you a position, we will keep your resume on file. I took the Bar Exam in two states wasting time studying and not earning any money. I had to move back in with my parents, fun. Meanwhile many of my friends and people that I knew from High School and College were establishing themselves in their careers and making money, gettng promotions, etc. I worked post-law school as a car salesman and a mortgage broker. Finally, a family friend had a friend who was a solo attorney, I worked for him basically for free, actually it was negative because I spent money on travel, long distance phone calls, etc., still living at home with mom and dad, saddled with law school debts, the student loan people started calling wanting $$$. Eventually, I left that attorney. I struggled to find another attorney job. I got a job in 2003 at a firm paying the princely sum of $25,000 per year. I moved out of my parent's house but was still subsidized by them. Dad kept threatening to cut me off, but I lived in an expensive state the cheapest place to stay I found was $1,500 a month all inclusive. My paycheck was like $430.00 a week take home. Eventually, I did go solo, it was hard, but I did make some money in real estate closings for 3 1/2 years. Now the real estate market stinks and I have no income, and I am trying to plan my next move. I have interviewed for some associate positions and the salary range was 38k-55k, this is pretty low for someone with 5 yrs experience and a doctorate degree. My wife works at a nail salon, as a manicurist, she took a three month course and makes 50K a year. It has been an exquisitely painful road for me. In my family I am the most educated and the least financially secure. My dad makes like $350,000K engineering+MBA degree, my younger sister makes $165,000K a year psyche degree and an MBA. My conclusion, LAW SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! Too many law schools fighting for tuition $$$, night programs, weekend programs, low academic standards, too many attorneys, lowering wages and limiting opportunities, compare to the AMA and ADA that insure a shortage of dentists and doctors. When I was solo it seemed like everyone was an attorney, or their cousin was an attorney, or their sister's friend was an attorney, or their brother was an attorney and so and so on, I lost a lot of business because of this. I do not think doctors and dentists face such client poaching. If you are in the top 5%, law review, and went to a good school, yes, you will probably get a good job right from the start. I would have been better off not going to College and instead picking up a trade like being an electrician. Heck, if I had all the money I wasted on education, worked at a gas station during all my non-earning years and put the money into a CD I could probably be able to retire. Looking back, if I had to do it again, if you want to through the hard work and invest the $$$ for education so it pays off you should go into healthcare. Heck their is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $98,000K well above lawyers. Dentists 180,000K median and their is a shortage. Oh well this sucks but this is my life and I will deal with it, I spent my educational time and $$$, and the dye is cast.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
By Marty Nemko
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.
Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.
From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.
From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.
New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers
“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn."
From a recent Wall Street Journal Article, Hard Case: Job Market
Wanes for U.S. Lawyers
Growth of Legal Sector
Lags Broader Economy;
Law Schools Proliferate
By AMIR EFRATI
September 24, 2007; Page A1
A law degree isn't necessarily a license to print money these days.
For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.
The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.
"Unfortunately, some find the practice of law is not for them," Seton Hall's associate dean, Kathleen Boozang, said through a spokeswoman. "However, it is our experience that a legal education is a tremendous asset for a variety of professional paths."
A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.
Compare this to health care:
* Health care. Almost half the 30 fastest growing occupations are concentrated in health services -- including medical assistants, physical therapists, physician assistants, home health aides, pharmacists, physicians, dentists and medical records and health information technicians -- according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Join a discussion on the state of the legal market.Some practice areas have declined in recent years: Personal-injury and medical-malpractice cases have been undercut by state laws limiting class-action suits, out-of-state plaintiffs and payouts on damages. Securities class-action litigation has declined in part because of a buoyant stock market.
On the supply end, more lawyers are entering the work force, thanks in part to the accreditation of new law schools and an influx of applicants after the dot-com implosion ea
Hidden Costs For Personal Injury Solicitors?
Is There Any Hidden Costs For Which Should I Look Out For With Personal Injury Solicitors?
you mean apart from the fact that everything is more expensive as a direct result of the disgusting "no fault liability" legislation which should never have been on the books?
Not necessarily. Read your agreement with them with considerable care, though.
Lawyer Games Online Help Please!!?
I Would Love To Be A Lawyer When I Go To School And I Was Just Wondering If There Were Any Law Games Online That I Could Play. Ones That Kinda Test Your Skills Out Yah Know! (: Anyways Please Help Thanks!
There isn't any lawyer online game.Closest to that is Ace Attorney series,but it isn't online game
Where Are J.D.'S Who Can'T Find A Position A Law Firm Looking For Work?
Are They Looking In Other Industries? Have They Given Up And Become Homeless (Considering How Grueling Law Is, I Wouldn'T Be Surprised If The Luxury Of Leisure That Homelessness Provides Is An Incentive To Fall Of The Map)?
A smart law student always get a bachelor's degree that can find them employment. A few of my peers that could not find work as an attorney fell back on their bachelor degree requirements and left their JD off their resume (to avoid the "over-qualification" talk). Some are becoming law clerks, some are becoming paralegals, some find completely unrelated work altogether. I know a few that became teachers, and some that are working sales to keep up with their law school payments. Not ALL of dozens I know are unemployed or couldn't find work as an attorney. There are jobs out there for attorneys, but it is a tough market.
What Is The Scope Of Compensation For Personal Injury In Thailand?
In the case of personal injury cases, usually the court assumes the situation of the claimant had the injury not occurred. Usually, this involves compensation medical expenses and damages for lost earnings, including current and future. In some cases when the courts could not determine or define the extent of consequences caused by the injury at the time of judgment, they may reserve the right to revise their decision for a period not exceeding two years. Also, the courts usually award damages for tangible and actual losses as opposed to “intangibles” such as pain, trauma and suffering, emotional shock, etc.
Free Legal Advice- Calgary, Ab?
Hello All, I Am Not Really Sure Where To Start With This.....My Driver Was In His Truck With Trailer Making A Delivery Of Household Goods To An Apartment Building In Central Calgary. When He Was Leaving The Apartment Building He Took Down The Power Lines And Phone Lines With His Rig. The Shipper (Customer) Told Him Where To Park The Vehicle, So My Driver Did As He Was Told. The Apartment Building Parking Lot Is Private Property. What Is My Legal Obligation For This? Is There Any Free Phone Service Where I Could Just Ask Them This Simple Question?
Thank You Too All Those With Serious And Adult Answers!
Caveat: I am not licensed as either a barrister or solicitor in Canada.
1) You are apparently a business owner. Turn the question over to your insurance company and let them deal with the question of liability. That is what you pay them for.
2) You are apparently a business owner: If someone came into your store, and said "I would like <insert name of your product> for free, what would you think? I somehow doubt that you would say "sure, take $150 or $200 worth for free".
When you ask an attorney, barrister, solicitor, advocate, etc.. for free advice, that is the same thing. The only thing that a barrister or solicitor has to sell is his/her time and professional expertise. To answer your question, they need to investigate the facts and then give you an answer that can be relied on. To do otherwise is professional negligence.
I urge you to contact your local solicitor or barrister, but don't expect free advice. Free advice is often worth exactly what you pay for it.