Finding An Experienced Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will see that there are loads of lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise that they can are experts in your sort of case. This can make the whole process of finding one with a great deal of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the following you will be able to narrow down your search on the right one in almost no time. The first step is to create a selection of the lawyers that happen to be listed in your town that specialize in your position. While you are causeing this to be list you must only include those which you have an excellent vibe about based on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down if you take some time evaluating their internet site. There you will be able to find the number of years they are practicing and some general details about their success rates. At this time your list ought to have shrunken further to individuals which you felt had professional websites plus an appropriate quantity of experience. You need to then take the time to search for independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure to see the reviews rather than just relying upon their overall rating. The details from the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way they communicate with their clientele and the time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, you should meet with at least the past three lawyers which have the credentials you would like. This provides you with time to really evaluate how interested they can be in representing your case. It really is imperative that you follow many of these steps to ensure that you find a person which includes the right measure of experience to help you the best possible outcome.
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I Have Been Attending College For About Three Months Now. A Couple Weeks Ago My School Gave Me A Check For A Couple Hundred Dollars, They Said With My Grants And Financial Aid, There Was An Overage And This Money Was Mine. A Couple Days Ago, They Called Me And The Lady Told Me That She Made A Mistake And They Need Me To Repay This Money Right Away. I Am Unemployed And Extremely Broke Right Now, I Commute To School And The Money Basically All Went To Gas And Groceries So It Is Gone And I Have No Way Of Repaying It. Also, They Said They Need Me To Sign Some Paper. I'M Thinking They Messed Up And Are Trying To Trick Me Into Paying This Money Back When Legally I Don'T Have To. They Gave Me A Check, Not A Loan. Help?
Schools can put a financial hold on your account, which can stop you from registering for classes or getting a copy of your transcript.
Call the financial aid office and tell them that you were sent a check that has already been spent and you need to work out an arrangement that you both find acceptable.
Salary Question For Lawyers ( Family Law Or Intellectual Property Specialization)?
I Am A Professional It Manager Who Is Looking Into Changing Career So I Don'T End Up Like So Many Great It Managers That Just Because They Are Old And A Younger Person With Less Salary Can Do The Job, They Are Almost Out Of Job Or Have A Job But Got Salary Cut. Trust Me I Have Seen A Lot Of These Cases Around Me So I Was Thinking To Go Back To School To Practice Law And Make Good Money No Matter How Old I Get, I'D Still Have A Good Job And A Good Salary. Now ... Can Someone Tell Me Which One I Would Make More Money? Family Law ( I Live In L.A By The Way) Or Intellectual Property?
I Heard The School I Choose To Go To Matters For The Intellectual Property Practice. I Can'T Leave L.A So What Are My Options?
I Really Need To Know What Is The Minimum Salary When I Start My Law Career Too Cause I Am Walking Away From A Very Good Salary In It Mgmt So I Need To Make Sure I Think Through This Big Change Before Doing Anything. Much Appreciated!
As a former Director of IT who used to make 6 figure salary in the 1990's before I just HAD to go to law school, my advice to is stop before you make the biggest financial error in your life. Please ignore the media myth that all lawyers make big money, it is a lie. The reality is that the average attorney salary is in the low 40,000.
Yes some lawyers make more --- those who go right from the top tier college, to the top tier law school (Harvard, Yale), get top grades, are on law review, and are well connected (maybe mommy or daddy is in politics or has their own law firm). The rest of us, the 98%, scramble for a few 18 hour a day, 7 day a week, low pay, burn out jobs.
Do some research. Law firms are laying off right now. Many of the big firms have already announced that there will be zero hiring of new grads in 2010 and 2011. Those who graduated this year, with their $100,000 student loans, are having problems getting any job, let alone one in a law firm. The profession is full and has been since the early 1990s when I graduated. The only openings are when people burn out, or go to another profession. Plus every law school is sending out more and more people every year.
You will not make good money, even if you can get a job. Because of the glut of lawyers out there and few jobs the employers are able to pay what they want. For example it is no unusual for an employer to "take on" a legal association for zero salary - yes that is no pay -- just to see how they work out. Illegal you say, well that is no problem to a group of lawyers.
Discrimination, as an IT person for years I never once encountered any age or sex discrimination. As a lawyer, especially an older female, it is rampant. It sucks to go to work and have to put up with the sexual comments, getting a lower salary than the male attorneys, and even hearing comments from the judges. It is a fight. I had one job where I was put at the reception desk to answer phones plus handle 28 active cases, while the men all got offices and were routinely assigned only 5 cases.
Finally if you want to get into intellectual property you will need to take additional courses beyond what law school provides. You will then need to sit for an additional bar exam. Intellectual property lawyers can make more money. Family law is great if you like seeing people use their kids as pawns. Family law has the highest amount of clients who report their attorneys. That is the client complains and the attorney may lose their licsence to practice law. Family law attorneys are also some of the lowest paid because the family is breaking up and no one has money.
Let me suggest that you go for an MBA in IT. Yes, I do understand about how IT is being destroyed by out sourcing, many of my clients are victims. But law is not the answer. Law is not a place to look for any financial security. I have been in this business since 1993, have my own firm, have a good reputation, usually busy, I have yet to get back to that IT salary.
My Friend Is In Jail And Is Innocent. Does Anyone Know Of A Good Criminal Law Lawyer?
Please Pray For A Dear Friend Of Mine Named John A. D., He Is In Jail And Is Innocent. Please Pray For Him So His 8 Year Old Son Can Get Taken Care Of And Have A Good Life. Thanks To All.
And I Need A Name Of A Good Criminal Laywer In Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks
I feel so bad that John is in jail. Hopefully justice will prevail and he will get out! I am not from your area so I can't help you with the lawyer stituation. But, thats horrible, I hope he gets out.
Best Way To Market Attorney Services?
I Am Thinking Online Advertising; I'M Not Really Interested In Billboards Or Commercials At The Moment And No One Seems To Look At Phone Books Anymore Lol...I'M Hoping To Find Something That Is Somewhat Affordable For A Personal Injury Law Firm. Suggestions?? Thanks!
Internet advertising does provide individualized ad targeting not available in mass media, you in particularly need well targeted ad placement in competitive bid environments like the quite effective Google self serve Adwords system, ridiculous bidding by doctors and lawyers for high paying hot keywords like mesothelioma have driven click costs to over $50, while a click on a low profit keyword search like Mittens might cost $0.35, this inflated pricing unique to your profession might make Adwords not cost effective, non the less there are fist time user vouchers for $50-$100 in circulation that might make an experiment worthwhile. Google search ads give the best conversion, but in your case using their ad network of publisher sites might be more cost effective, you can select specific sites or individual pages where you want your text or banner image ad to appear, this could be for example next to a legal advice article. There are many other 'ad networks' that place ads on a number of participating sites, you may not be able to select the specific sites in some cases, generally you will get geo targeting whereby you can only have ads shown to people within a certain radius of your location, this is vitally important when using a media that covers the globe.
Facebook paid ads are another possibility, you have very good demographic targeting information allowing for tailored ads. In addition to age, gender, marriage status, you can target some expressed 'interests' and can target employees of larger companies. There are also first to vouchers available, you will find web site hosts often including these as bonuses.
To get your feet wet for as little as $10 a month you can place a banner ad on a web site of your choice on te banner broker site BuySellAds.com, often one has to test different traffic sources to find those that convert to sales, generally the web site page that an ad sends people is an integral part of the sales process, Google actually assigns a quality score ad-landing page combinations, a page that delivers what the ad promises, at least as far as expanding on the original message provides a better user experience and earns lower click costs. You could just have a free page with pre-sell and contact info that the ad sends people, I believe Google allows phone numbers in their pay per click ads so now and than you get a prospect without paying, but having a landing page is standard procedure.
There are services that provide leads, one common form worth learning about is CPA (Cost Per Action) promotions in which you only pay when a prospect takes a particular action, as simple as filling in a Zip code or as complex as filling in a multi page loan application. Multiple CPA marketers produce their own ads, etc to drive people to the offer. This is often geared for large scale promotions, some 98% of the literature online will be aimed at the marketers and not the product sellers, it's a bit hard to find info for your side of it you would probably directly contact the various CPA Network sites.
Question About Child Visitation..?
My Brother Just Got His Dna Results Back.. And Hes The Father.. And Now His Ex Is Being A Dirty ***** And Is Making Rules When He Can See His Son And When He Cant... How Does He Go About Getting Visitations? Hes Ordered For Court In A Couple Of Weeks.. Will The Judge Decide Then Or What?
He should ask for joint legal custody. That means that he would have as much rights as mommy to make decisions for his child. THIS IS IMPORTANT because without it, he won't even be able to get copies of his child's report cards or medical records.
He should ask for as much time as he can for visitation. I personally would ask for full custody, then settle for joint physical custody, with visitation occurring as follows:
He gets the child Tues, Wed, Thur and every other weekend. Alternate holidays (he gets Thanksgiving, she gets Christmas, etc. then switch the next year.)
He should also ask for the right to claim the child as his dependent on his tax return, ESPECIALLY if he ends up having to pay child support, because child support is not tax deductible to the payor and not claimable as income to the payee.
He should also ask that medical expenses, including insurance costs, be split 50/50 with mommy.
NOTE to hexeliebe: Not sure which states you're talking about, but in the past two years, I've seen this issue come up in California, Utah, and Ohio. Without legal custody (not physical custody), the non-custodial parent cannot even check the kid out of school early! The schools require court papers that show the right to obtain information or custody of the child.
I Am Seeking To Get A Modification To A Child Custody Order. Does Anyone Know Of A Really Good Lawyer In San Antonio That Does Family Law? What Was Your Experience With Lawyer....Good Or Bad.
I have attached a search to targetlaw for San Antonio Custody Lawyer. I would look at a few websites and make a decision based upon your specific need. good luck