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What Do Lawyers Do??
I Really Want To Know What I Want To Be When I Grow Up. I Really Want To Be A Lawyer Cuz It Sounds Cool Defending People And They Make Alot Of Money. But What Exactly Do Lawyers Do? What Do They Have To Know? Please Help! Thankss

"What Do Lawyers Do And Where Do They Do It?
All lawyers are not alike. And contrary to the images we see in the movies and on TV, they certainly are not all running to trial every week to win a new case. Lawyers work in various capacities (legal and non-legal) and often specialize in particular areas. The following addresses the more traditional career paths taken by lawyers.

Legal Specializations
Many lawyers eventually specialize in a particular area. Lawyers may specialize in trial law (civil or criminal), appellate law (helping clients who seek to reverse or to uphold lower court decisions), bankruptcy law, trusts and estates, tax law, corporate law, environmental law, intellectual property, communication law, elder law, employment and labor law, entertainment law, health care law, education law, international law, etc. The list of specializations is almost endless and is always changing in response to new laws and novel legal issues. Moreover, it is not uncommon for a lawyer to launch a career as one type of lawyer and wind up practicing in a different area.

Legal Settings
Lawyers not only have a wide variety of specializations from which to choose, they also work in a variety of settings. Some of the most common legal work settings are described below.

Private Practice:
The majority of lawyers work in private practice. Some work as solo practitioners, others in small or "boutique" law firms. Many work in firms that have several hundred lawyers in cities across the world. Lawyers usually join firms as "associates" and work toward becoming "partners." The road to partnership is long and full of hurdles. In recent years it has become increasingly common for associates to join a law firm with the expectation that they will gain experience for a number of years but not stick around for a partnership decision. To retain more lawyers, some law firms now allow for "non-equity partnerships" or promote a few attorneys to non-partnership "of counsel" or "special counsel" positions. Life at a law firm, especially a large law firm, is influenced by "billable hours." Each lawyer has a "billable rate" that is used to charge clients for time spent on client matters. In order to bill clients and to get credit for work performed, firm lawyers keep track of the activities they perform each day. Sometimes lawyers record their activities in increments of time as short as six minutes.

Other attorneys are employed by a single client and work "in-house" for that client, usually a large corporation. An in-house attorney advises the company on legal activities related to the company's business. Large companies often have correspondingly large legal departments and a number of in-house attorneys who specialize in specific issues. For example, one might supervise litigation being handled by an outside firm, another might address the company's employment issues, and a third might work as a lobbyist who monitors and tries to influence legislation related to the company's business. Traditionally, many in-house attorneys obtain their positions when they are working in a law firm and are asked by a client to join the company. In-house lawyers often report that they enjoy greater control over their time than their law firm counterparts. Also, because in-house lawyers represent one client, they are not beholden to the "billable hour."

Most government lawyers work at the local level, but state governments and the federal government also hire lawyers to perform a multitude of tasks. Government lawyers include prosecutors (district attorneys, State Attorney Generals, and federal prosecutors who work at the Department of Justice here in D.C. and at U.S. Attorney's Offices throughout the country) and public defenders (who represent those who cannot afford an attorney). Lawyers also work for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Homeland Security, the Security Exchange Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Patent and Trademark Office, and just about every other government agency that you can name. In addition, state legislative bodies and the United States Congress offer many exciting opportunities for lawyers to develop and help pass legislation.

Judicial Clerkship:
Judicial clerks are a subset of government lawyers, but warrant separate mention. Judicial clerks research and draft memoranda and opinions for judges. Often, these intellectually stimulating and prestigious positions are short term. Frequently, recent law graduates will spend a year or two clerking before embarking on their legal careers. There are, however, some "permanent clerk" positions that allow for long-term employment.

Public Interest:
Many public interest lawyers work for legal-aid societies, which are private, non-profit agencies designed to serve disadvantaged people. These lawyers might seek medical benefits for AIDS patients, represent the poor in landlord-tenant disagreements, or negotiate child visitation rights for individuals who cannot afford private attorneys. Other public interest lawyers work for non-profit organizations that seek to change the law. Lawyers might strive to strengthen environmental laws, to protect the rights of children in foster care, to promote civil rights of gays and lesbians, or to advocate for racial and religious tolerance. Public interest lawyers work on both the "left" and the "right". Some work to abolish abortion, while others work to strengthen abortion rights; some promote "victim's rights" and advocate in favor of the death penalty, while others strive to abolish the death penalty. Non-profit organizations often struggle for funding. As a result, many are willing to provide (non-paying) internships to interested college students. Even after law school, public interest lawyer positions are not high paying. But because they offer other rewards, these positions are often highly competitive.

Lawyers teach in law schools, colleges, and at other educational levels. Many lawyers who hope to become professors first gain teaching experience by working as an adjunct professor and teaching one course while working elsewhere full time. Practicing lawyers who want to teach also often look for publishing opportunities."

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Affordable Lawyers?
Whats The Best Course Of Action If I Got Pull Over And Got Charged With A Dui Even Thou I Blew A .077 On The Breathalizer.

What does the blood test say?
That's what they go by. Breathalizer just gets you in their car. They can still haul you in if it's under the limit.

If the blood test jives with the breathalizer, talk to the DA yourself and work it out. Sometimes they won't talk to you, but they won't try a case they can't win unless you are a menace.

Try to save yourself some money first. A lawyer will cost $500 min for this.

Long Story!! I Need Some Legal Advice! Help!!?
Ok This Is The Story. I Have This Uncle Named Art And He Has This &Quot;So Called&Quot; Wife, Bertha. They Have Been Off And On Before I Was Even Born (I Am 21 Yrs Old). Well He Hasn'T Been On The Right Track Lately. He Just Got A Good Job And His Living Situation Is Not Good. He Stays With One Of His Friends. He Is Basically Trying To Get Back On His Feet. Well Anyhow, He Has 2 Kids (Ages: 6 & 10 From A Different Lady) And My Mom Offered To Take Them In Her Home, So That They Don'T Have To Be Moving From Home To Home With Their Dad, My Uncle Art. Therefore So That They Can Go To School And Have A Home. Well My Uncle Paid My Mom $800 Every Two Weeks For Food And Stuff To Buy The Kids If They Needed It. He Took His Kids On The Weekends And Spent Time With Them Like Any Father Would Do. One Day He Had A Stroke And Everything Changed! He’S Alive But Is Paralyzed On The Whole Right Side Of His Body So He Is Still In The Hospital. At The Time Of His Stroke, Him And Bertha Were Not Together And All Of A Sudden She Wanted To Come Back Into The Picture. Well The Stroke Happened Around The Beginning Of May. Since That Time, My Mom Has Not Gotten Paid. My Mom Is Fine With It Because She Is Still Babysitting The Kids, From Her Heart. She Don’T Want Them To Go With Bertha Because She Doesn’T Trust That Woman. Like I Said, She All Of A Sudden Came Back In The Picture (Prolly Because Of His Insurance Money). They Are Still Married Legally, But Separated From Time To Time. That Woman Is One Slick B****! When My Mom Started Taking Care Of The Kids, I Typed This Letter Up For My Mom So That My Uncle Art Can Sign. Its Just Saying How Much He Gives Her, That She’S The Guardian Of The Kids, Blah Blah Blah. Just For Future References. Even The School Papers For His Kids Have My Mom As The Guardian, Not His Wife Bertha. Well Since His Accident, Bertha Has Been Doing Some Work With His Insurance And Is Needing Legal Documents From My Mom About How Much My Uncle Art Gave Her And Other Stuff So That The Insurance Or Whomever Can Start Helping My Mom Out And Give Her Money Or Whatever. My Mom Never Gave It To Her Because She Really Didn’T State Why She Really Needed It Or Who Needed It!! She Often Avoided That Question. Then One Day She Just Told My Mom She Handled It. She Didn’T Need The Paper. My Mom Was Like, “Okay, What Did She Just Do?” We Were Thinking Okay Maybe She Just Typed Up A Letter And Forged My Moms Name Or Something Or Maybe Did That And Changed The Amount To Less Or Whatever. So Now She Calls My Mom And Says She Will Give My Mom 200 A Week. I Told My Mom That I Didn’T Trust Her. I Told Her To Make A Copy Of The Money On Her Scanner And Have Her Sign It And Put It Up In Her Files. So My Mom Can Have Proof She Is Getting Paid. Well What If Bertha Doesn’T Want To Do That? How Can My Mom Tell Her That She Needs To? Where And Who Can My Mom Talk To Someone About This? My Mom Is Worried And Doesn’T Trust This Lady For Nothing. We Know This Lady Is Up To Something. She Says She Can Take The Kids From My Mom Because She Is His Wife. Is That True? All The School Papers And Letter States That My Mom Is The Guardian. Not Her. What Can My Mom Do And Whom Can She Talk To. We Live In Houston, Texas. Is There Someone Here That You Recommend Or What. Please Help!! Give Me Some Sort Of Advice.

Unless there is something official from a court or government agency that gives your mom LEGAL guardianship, she is not the guardian.

If Bertha is the mother of these children, it is likely that Bertha can come get them any time she wants and there is nothing you or your mom can say about it unless you take Bertha to court and demonstrate that she is unfit.

I would have to see the exact insurance policy to say one way or the other, but it is very possible that Bertha doesn't have to give your mom any money at all. However, if Bertha did need some documentation from your mom but this was not provided to her, I would contact the insurance company that paid the claim and contact their fraud division. Every insurance company has a fraud division. If Bertha did forge your mom's signature in order to obtain benefits where she could not have otherwise, it is possible a crime was committed. You could contact the police too and make a report, but since you are unsure of what the deal is to begin with, I'd contact the insurance company and let them look into it.

There are slimy people everywhere, and sometimes they take advantage of things. When this happens, even if we know we are correct in what we are doing or trying to do, it won't stop them and the law does not protect us. It's not illegal to be slimy.

Free Immigration Lawyers?
Are There Any Immigration Lawyers That Do Pro Bono Work? I Am In Alabama, And My Husband And I Need Help Filing Out I-130 Since We Got Married After I Was Already In Removal Proceedings

No you cant find a free lawyer. you have to go to cuidad de juarez, mex. or look up the embassy from the country you are from and file from there while your husband files in united states and that is when the lawyer helps you.

How Long Do I Have To Sue My Lawyer For Legal Malpractice After The Lawsuit Has Been Settled?

It depends on the state. And it may also be from when the malpractice occurred rather than when the suit is settled.

Legal malpractice is very hard to prove unless they miss a deadline or something obvious like that. The rest is a lot of different opinion on what most lawyers would do.

The time limit can be as short as a year or up to three years, depending on the state. It can also vary from when you discover the malpractice.

You also have to prove their actions caused damages to you.

You should contact a legal malpractice attorney as soon as possible so you don't blow the deadline. The initial consultation should be free, although they may be able to tell you that you don't have a case on the phone. Don't call medical malpractice attorneys, they don't do that kind of case.

You may have to do an online search for legal malpractice for your state. Don't limit yourself to the phone book.

Is There A Lawyer In The Dallas, Fort Worth Area That Has Experience In Litigation Against Texas Attorney Gen.
Tried For Years To Collect Back Child Support. We Were Only Strung Along By The State Attorney Generals Office, Now The Child Is Over 18. Looking For A Lawyer To Retrieve My Records, Review And Decide If We Might Have A Case Against Them. There Is A Paper Trail. We Lost Out On Over 50,000.00 Because Of Their Negligence.

In Texas it is very difficult to prevail in a malpractice suit against a private attorney, it is virtually impossible to sue the attorney of the opposing party, and there a very few situtations where the Attorney General's Office (or any of its Assistant Attorneys General) can be sued, because the attorneys general are agents of the state and are generally immune to civil suits. Individually they enjoy official immunity for acts done or omission in connection with their work.