4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want an attorney at all, you need to work closely using them in order to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Here are four important approaches to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're likely to reveal directly to them. Privilege means whatever you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know everything in advance - particularly information other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they have to help them win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are promptly, each and every time. In reality, because you may want to discuss last minute details or even be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any sort of crime, it's important so as to convince the legal court that you just both regret the actions and so are making strides toward increasing your life. As an example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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How Do Comapies Like Lawson West Make A Profit?
They Say That If You Are Not Succesful Its A No Win No Fee Basis... And If You Do Win Then You Get To Keep 100% Of Money Made? So Where Does Their Profit Come From?
When Lawson-West assist with a personal injury claim after an accident that was someone else's fault, Lawson-West arrange a no win no fee agreement. This means our clients don't pay any expenses, such as for court fees or medical reports. In the unlikely event an accident claim fails, our clients would not pay a penny. Lawson-West would not get paid either, so Lawson-West have a vested interest to ensure their clients' claims succeed and our clients get 100% of their accident compensation.
When our clients' accident claims succeed, our clients will get 100% of their accident compensation. The other side, typically the insurers of the person who caused the accident, will pay Lawson-West's costs as well as the compensation due to the injured person. This means Lawson-West will pass on 100% of the accident compensation as the other side, typically the insurers, will pay Lawson-West's costs.
Is It Possible To Find A Law Firm That Will Pay Off Student Loans?
I Am Currently Getting My Undergraduate Degree In Elementary Education, Then I Will Pursue A Law Degree In Either Education Or Family Law. Is It Possible That I Could Find A Law Firm Or Even A School That Would Hire Me And Help Me Pay Off My Student Loans?
Unlikely. This is why law school graduates want biglaw. To pay off a $150-200k student loan in 10 years, the monthly payment is about $2500. You could extend the loan to thirty years, but the interest would be over double what you owe. Anyway, a $2500 student loan payment is difficult, but if you're making $160k/year, it's much more manageable.
Since you know you want to go into public interest law, check into the school's LRAP and IBR programs. Many law schools forgive debt after a certain number of and reduce payments significantly for individuals who choose to go into this type of law.
How Do I Choose A Medical Malpractice Attorney?Y?
I'Ve Been Told Ethics And Lawyers Are An Oxymoron.
That is a pretty prevalent view of attorneys, and for good reason.
However, not all attorney's are scum bags like a lot of people want to make them out to be. Just ask around your area about what attorneys are good, and what ones are not.
I'm from a small town and there are a rather large number of attorneys considering the population and I know what ones I would trust, and what ones I wouldn't even waste my time with.
Another thing is that a lot of people talk bad about attorneys because they don't win them the money they feel they're entitled to, or refuse to approach the case in a certain way. But what a lot of people don't realize is that attorney's have very specific guidelines and ethical rules that they must follow in order to not be disbarred. This doesn't mean that an attorney isn't good or unethical. It just means that they take the legal system and rules. A lot of people don't realize how easy it is for an attorney to get in trouble with the Bar, and that will keep a lot of attorney's from doing many things.
But again, just ask around. There are plenty of good attorneys out there. Find one that is in the job to help others, and not for the money (which may be hard to do). If you can do that, you've found yourself a good attorney.
Lawyer, Attorney Somebody Please?
Why Is It All Lawyers Or Attorneys Seem To Run When You Mention Lung Disease Case? I Have An On The Job Injury. My Specialist Has Wrote Me Out Of My Job And Career Permanently Due To This Injury. I Made Good Money At What I Did And I Enjoyed The Job Very Much. It Is Not A Broken Arm, Leg Or Car Accident So Nobody Wants To Help. It Seems To Me That If The Cases Is Not Simple Or An Absolute Guarantee An Injury Attorney Won't Help. What Is Everyone Afraid Of Challenges? If It Was A Simple Case I Could Handle It Myself. What Does Somebody Got To Do To Get Any Justice?
Despite what you say, this case is anything but "simple." The problem is that proving that the job caused the lung disease will be extremely difficult if not impossible. You're talking about a case that an attorney will likely invest hundreds, if not thousands, of hours in. And something tells me that you would not want to pay an hourly rate for that. Did these attorneys run after you said you wanted to do it on a contingency fee basis?
If you were to walk into my office with this case, I would refuse to take it on a contingency fee basis simply because there is a good chance that a few years down the road (and a LOT of work later), you would be the losing party. Then I would have just wasted all that time and effort for nothing.
I'm sorry, but that is the harsh reality when dealing with any case where causation is difficult to prove.
What Is The Type Of Attorneys That Only Require Payment At The End Of A Case? Is It Contingency?
Just Curious. I Have A Good Case And Am Looking For An Attorney And Was Wondering If It Was A Contingency Attorny I Am Looking For. Usually There Payment Is A Percentage Of What Comes Out Of It? Is This Called An Contingency Attorney?
Yes. Be very careful and be sure to have it clearly in writing what they're going to take. Some of them take a percentage of the award PLUS expenses.
Immigration Attorney Vs Finance?
So Im A Senior In Hs And Im Thinking About My Future Lol.
My Question Is How Much Is The Average Slalry Of An Immigration Attorney?
What Is The Work Like. Also, I Dont Need Bachelors In Law Studies For Law Skool Right?
I Speak Fluent English And Spanish So Thats A Plus =] But What Is It Like Being An Immigration Attorney.
Im Stuck On Whether Gooing To Skool For This Or For Finance
Thanx In Advance!
Go with finance. For your Bachelors, do something like Business Administration, or study to become a CPA.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! Every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with Bachelors degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember: law schools are BUSINESSES - their top concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)