3 Ways To Know You've Picked The Best Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to endure a legal court system, particularly if you lack confidence in your legal team. Listed here are three important strategies to recognize that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Specialize In Your Form Of Case What the law states is usually tricky and this requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you need a legal representative, search for person who handles the matter you're facing. Even if a relative or friend recommends you make use of a strong they are aware, when they don't use a focus that's similar to your case, keep looking. Once your attorney is definitely an expert, especially in the problem you're facing, you already know you've hired the best one. 2. The Lawyer Carries A Winning Record Depending on the circumstances, it could be challenging to win an instance, especially if the team helping you has hardly any experience. Seek out practices which have won numerous cases that apply to yours. Although this is no guarantee that you case will be won, it gives you a far greater shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In the event the attorney you've chosen takes enough time to listen for your concerns and answer your inquiries, you've probably hired the right choice. Irrespective of how busy they can be or how small your concerns seem using their perspective, it's crucial that they answer you in the caring and timely manner. From the aim of look at a regular citizen who isn't informed about the judicial system, court cases may be pretty scary you will need updates and to think that you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are simply just a lot better to you and the case than the others. Make certain you've hired the most appropriate team for your circumstances, to actually can put the matter behind you as fast as possible. Faith in your legal representative is the first step to winning any case.
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Where Can I Find Case Law On Internet?
I Need To Find Prior Case Law Where Children Refused To Return To The Custody Of Father. Children Are Age 15 & 16. I Need To Be Able To Cite Case Law. Chldren Already Have A Court Appointed Attorney. Trying To Cover My A**!
findlaw.com or others like them.
findlaw you can set the location for better results
I Need Day Labor Jobs And I Am A Legal Us Citizen. Any Advice? Where Should I Go?
I Am Traveling Around In My Van And I Need To Know Of Some Good Places To Find Day Labor? Not Temp. Services
go downtown in each city and ask around. there does not seem to be a comprehensive list. sometimes they are run by the city. or non profits. In Austin tx there are two one on 51st st on i35 and the other on ben white.
Anyone Know Where I Can Get A Lawyer In Western Michigan That Will Work Pro Bono Or Take Payments?
I Live In Grand Haven, Michigan And I Am Trying To Find A Lawyer, I Currently Am Unemployed, Ive Tried Legal Aid....They Cant Help....I Need A Divorce Lawyer Urgently. Any Help Would Be Appreciated
If it is for a divorce, you can do it yourself. Just go to the libraby and ask about the divorce book (they will know what you are talking about) pick the one you need (there are two, one for divorces with children, one without) or you can buy one for $14 at a book store. also When filing your papers you can waive the fees due to no income. Good Luck.
What Do You Think About Lawyers?
I am very depressed at the public opinion about lawyers. I've read so many answers on YAs saying that lawyers are just out to get money and how they lie and cheat and they don't care about their clients and they're just trying to win because the won't get paid otherwise and that sort of thing... And I'm really sad that people think that because for the most part, it's not true.
My crim law professor told us this story the other day about how a former student had come to see him the other day and how he felt awful after at least a decade of practice because he represented the low life criminals and got them all off because he really was interested in only the money. He said that he had a lot of money and stuff, but he was completely empty inside because he had really done it wrong and was only chasing the money. I can tell you, there's certainly those people out there, doing just that... they amass large amounts of money and don't care about the profession and the morality behind what they're doing. But they know they've done wrong and they're really horrible people. Furthermore, the Bar really holds you to a very high standard. You can lie and cheat all you want, but you're just going to get Rule 11 sanctions against you and you're going to lose money because you'll have to pay the punishments and you're going to lose the respect of your community and you won't get any more clients if they know you're going to mistreat them. You might be able to be this type of lawyer for a few years, but you're either going to get caught or live in fear of getting caught... that's no life for anyone.
Personally, I'm not a lawyer... yet. I'm just a law student... but I know a few lawyers. First of all, my aunt is a lawyer. She represents employees so that the employers don't take advantage of them. Second, I worked for a lawyer in Washington DC a couple of years ago... I went to court with him one day... he was representing this poor little old guy who had lent thousands of dollars to these other 2 men who simply decided not to pay it back. Watching him represent this client was inspiring... he wouldn't stop until the client got all of his money back. Third, I worked for a class action firm last summer... the lawyers there were some of the best people I know. They had 2 really important class actions while I was there: in one they represented the employees who should have gotten something like millions of dollars more in their pensions than what the company gave them because the company changed the rules half way through their employment and in the other they were representing these people who had nearly all of their money stolen from a man who used his position with the church to lure them into giving him their money You can read about it here: http://www.morningjournal.com/site/news....
I'm so upset that people can say such bad things about lawyers when we work so hard for the clients who have had their money taken by these other horrible people.
So often I hear this comment about how lawyers are just there to take your money... I truly hate that comment. Yes lawyers are expensive. But that's because lawsuits are expensive. If you pay with a contingency fee, all the money you pay before the decision is entered is court costs. We had to order a deposition last summer from the court and it was almost $200! The clients had to pay for that, but we didn't get any of that money... it went straight to the court. And even when lawyers do get paid... what is so wrong with that? You get paid for doing your job. Why shouldn't I get paid for doing my job? Furthermore, I did a whole lot more school than you did to get this job. I'll be in debt until my 40s because my schooling costs so much. I need a job that will reimburse me for all of that money. And regardless of how much law school costs... do you know how much work I do? There was one week that I got up on Monday morning and didn't get to go to bed until Wednesday night. And yes, I'm personally offended when you people insult me saying how awful lawyers are when I work that hard.
Also, you couldn't win a lawsuit without a lawyer... you don't know the law or the procedure. The judicial system would fall apart if we had a bunch of lawyerless people suing each other because the judge would have to explain everything to them.
On my first day of crim law, my professor gave us this speech that he wanted us to read... it's called "I'm proud to be a lawyer and you should be too." He told us to read it if we got depressed some day... and here it is: http://www.civilized-divorce.com/proud.h...
I'm very confused by this proposition that another answerer made regarding this idea that lawyers are only doing lawyering because they couldn't do anything else. I don't understand that because lawyers are among the smartest people in the world. We have the option to become anything we want. I could have stopped after undergrad and gone into some business somewhere or could teach or something, but I chose to go onto law school. I took a couple of constitutional law classes as an undergrad and I loved them. I love learning the law. And I love answering questions on YAs to help people who have been hurt so that I can tell them the law so they know whether they should get a lawyer and make a lawsuit or not. And I do none of this for money, and I'm pretty sure I'm not lying or cheating. I'm living off a few thousand dollars that's the left overs of my student loan. I could make a lot more money a lot faster with a lot less work if I just chose to get a job. But I want to serve people and issues that I care about... so I'm going to be a lawyer.
1 last thought... even if you've completely disregarded everything else that I've said, remember this: most people who make lawyer jokes weren't smart enough to get into law school.
How Many Hours A Week Do Corporate Lawyers Work?
How Many Hours A Week Do Corporate Lawyer Work?
How Many Times A Week Average Do They Get Days Off?
Depends on whether it's in house or in a firm. If you work in a law firm, expect to average 60 hours a week over the course of a year. You'd be pretty lucky to consistently have one day off. If you work in a large firm, expect to work 70 to 80 hours a week. I have a colleague who literally has not had one day off since she started working last August. That's 10 months without a single day off, including Christmas, birthday, New Year's, etc.
If you work in-house, you work maybe 50 hours a week on average, and typically will have two days off.
Recommend Criminal Law Field?
A Friend Of Mine Asked About The State Of Criminal Law Field. He Is Considering Law School And Wants To Immediately Start His Own Solo Practice Upon Passing The Bar. Can Any Lawyers Or Paralegals Say Anything About This.
Can He Do This?
Is It A Good Field To Enter?
Will He Be Able To Find Clients?
Without Any Experience, Will He Be Able To Take On Cases?
How Much Will He Possibly Make Out Of School As A Solo Practitioner?
I Would Answer His Question, But I Have No Clue About The Legal Field.
Your friend needs to rethink this and consider another line of employment.
The law field is totally saturated and most lawyers after getting their law degree and then pass the bar may find no jobs anywhere;;;;;;;. So your friend thinks, well in lieu of finding a job in a law firm, I will just go solo and bypass finding a job in a law firm.
My husband is semi retired after practicing law for 40 years. He got a job in a firm when he graduated and after 1 year was made a partner and then 10 years later went out and practiced in a sole practice for over 30 years. But he did contracts, criminal, bankruptcy, divorce, custody, social security, personal injury, malpractice, anything that walked into the office that needed to be represented. That is how he learned and also got the experience and knowledge of other lawyers in the law firm that made him better.
In criminal, it takes special skills that require you to know the "system", which means the court, judges, prosecutors and such on what you can and what you cannot do. Many criminals expect you get them off completely, even though the best criminal lawyers in the US cant do it, depending on the crime. In a murder trial or with child molestations, you will get clients you do not want to take or aghast for what they did, but as their lawyer, you have to represent them to the best of your knowledge, once you agree to represent them. We had to take out our address and personal phone number out of the phone book for threats of past clients who claim they will be looking us up when they get out of prison. With no experience, does he plan to go to the police station or to court and look for clients? To get clients, you have to advertise, (costly) or get referrals from other past clients who recommend you.
My husband had only 1 secretary working for him and the cost to run a office cost him $6,000 per month. That was for the secretaries paycheck, rent, utilities, insurance etc. There were some months his secretary made more than him, since many clients did not pay their bills or was waiting for another case to settle. You cant drop a client when they don't pay you, since judges "frown" on this, since you agreed to represent you and if they "stiff" you, that's your problem.
So your friend needs to sit down and calculate the cost of opening an office, plus insurance, continuing education, and then think, how do you get enough from clients to pay those bills. Also have your friend look into advertising, since if no experience or starting out, needs some way to get clients into his office. But advertising is EXPENSIVE. There is one law firm that told my husband that they paid 6 million a year to advertise. Granted that was for a law firm, so would not be surprised that it could cost him thousands a month to advertise.
Oh and if he thinks about working out of his home, he is totally nuts, since if he does pursue only criminal law, does he want them all to know where he lives? He has to have someplace where he can meet clients that is not his home.
If he wants to go into sole practice, he needs to work somewhere 1st, then go out on his own. My husband has NEVER advertised, since all of his practice has been from referrals or prior clients who come back.