3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to pass through a legal court system, specifically if you lack confidence within your legal team. Allow me to share three important methods to recognize that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Concentrate On Your Type Of Case Legislation is frequently tricky and this requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. If you want an attorney, look for one that deals with the matter you're facing. Even when a member of family or friend recommends you make use of a firm they are fully aware, should they don't have got a focus that's comparable to your case, keep looking. Whenever your attorney is surely an expert, especially in the difficulty you're facing, you understand you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Has A Winning Record Dependant upon the circumstances, it may be challenging to win an instance, specifically if the team working for you has minimal to no experience. Search for practices which have won numerous cases that pertain to yours. Even though this is no guarantee which you case will probably be won, it gives you a far greater shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In case the attorney you've chosen takes time to listen to your concerns and react to your inquiries, you've probably hired the right choice. Irrespective of how busy these are or how small your concerns seem from the perspective, it's important that they respond to you within a caring and timely manner. From the point of take a look at a common citizen who isn't familiar with the judicial system, court cases might be pretty scary you will need updates as well as seem like you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are just a lot better to both you and your case as opposed to others. Make certain you've hired the best team for your personal circumstances, to ensure that you can put the matter behind you immediately. Faith with your legal representative is the first step to winning any case.
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Advice About Law School?
Knowing What You Know Now...
Any Advice For An Aspiring Attorney In Community College? (I'Ve Already Been Accepted To A State School, Just Finishing One Semester)
But Then What? I'Ll Be An English Major But I Have No Idea What To Do To Start Preparing
How To Be Proactive In My Studying For The Lsat, Exactly What Needs To Happen With The Lsat To Actually Get In To Law School... I'M Clueless
I Would Love Some Help
Are you near a law school? If so get a tour, sit down w/admissions counselor about their requisites and see if (in the fall, of course) you can sit in on a first year class.
The ABSOLUTE first thing you MUST do is register (free) at www.lsac.org They have a slew of resources regarding law school, LSAT prep and finding the right school.
As far as being proactive on the LSAT you need to practice... there are tons of books with practice exams and even free online courses.
You can take your LSAT nearly any time really, but take it within a year of applying (your last semester of your undergrad if you plan on going right into law school).
Being an English major - you should be used to all the reading, reading, reading... It's a good major for law school. You may also be able to take some "pre law" electives during your undergrad - those may give you some exposure as to what law school profs want.
Just food for thought: WHY do you want to go to law school? WHAT do you want to do with your law degree- practice? be a legal analyst for a TV/Radio/News outlet? Look for a school that has a program that can concentrate your studies on the area you're interested in.
Is It Possible To Go To Law School To Become A Lawyer With An On Line School?
I Want To Go To Law School And Become A Lawyer In The U.S.A.
But It Would Be Much Easier If I Could Take All My Law School Classes On Line.
Instead Of Having To Travel To School Or Sleep In A Nearby Dormitory.
Getting the education does ot make you a lawyer no matter where you go to school.
Each state has a Bar association which administers the license to practice law. Contact your state's group and find out what the requirements for a license are. That will tell you what education is necessary and what examinations are required (the Bar Exam) prior to any license.
THEN find out if the school you want to attend has classes that will be accepted toward that license.
Where Can I Find Pro Bono Lawyers For Family Court Cases In Ft. Lauderdale Florida?
I Am Unemployed, Have Full Custody Of My Child, And My Ex Is Now Petitioning For Modified Custody Among Other Things, I Am Down On My Luck And Can No Longer Afford My Attorney Or His Services And It Looks Like My Ex Knows I'm Down On My Luck And Will Use This Opportunity To Hit Me When I'm Down With No Lawyer To Represent Me And No Finances. Where Can I Find Pro Bono Family Court Lawyers In Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Unfortunately the legal system really is not set up to help mothers like you in these situations, one can try legal aid; a law school, or a women’s help group maybe from the local court house, but in general it’s a long shot at best to find a pro-bono in this situation
Dental Malpractice Lawyer?
I Need To Find A Dental Malpractce Lawyer In The Inland Empire, In Southern California That Won'T Charge Unless They Win
Most malpractice attorneys don't charge unless they win the case. Call your state bar association and they will be able to give you attorney information specific to your case. Good luck.
Intoxilyzer 5000 Hose Broke During Dui/Dwi Testing In Minnesota. Do I Have A Defense?
I Was Charged With A Dui. I Was Taken Into The Station And Did All The Neccesarily Procedures. My First Test Showed A .286 (No Way I Was That High), The Second Sample On The Test Not Meeting The .02 Agreement, Showed A .263. After The Test, The Officer Noticed The Hose Was Broken, Or Something To That Extent. The Last Test Ending At 2:26 A.M. He Then Was Working On The Machine, Changing The Hose I Believe ( I'M Not An Expert On These Machines). At 3:12 My Final Reported Value Was .23 G/210 L. In The Police Report I Would Have Assumed That The Officer Would Have Noted That The Machine &Quot;Broke&Quot; Ie: Hose Breaking, But There Was No Note Of It In The Police Report. I Know There Is A Lot Of Speculation On The Accuracy Of The Intolyzer... Could There Be Human Error? I Have A Lawyer But Am Looking For Some Information On My Own. It Seems Like The Two Tests, First Being .289 And The Second Going Down To A .23 In A 40 Minute Period Seems Very Strange And Almost Like The Test Was Innacurate. Any Advice/Suggestions Would Be Helpful...
You might have a defense, until the prosecutor plays the footage of your field sobriety test and your breathalyzer test. If, however, in those tests you appear sober then the footage of the officer playing with the machine would likely sway the jury. Juries are confused by breathalyzer machines. The prosecutor may put on an expert witness to testify as to the accuracy of the machine who, ironically, will only confuse the jury more. In the end, the jury will make their determination by what they see in the videotape.
Is Homeland Security And Law Enforcement The Same Thing?
Homeland security is facet of criminal justice policing that primarily focuses on investigation, interception, and detection of external threats (customs, immigration, smuggling, foreign terrorist threat), as opposed to state and local policing that focus on domestic crimes against persons and property. A Bachelor's degree is required for federal special agent positions (very few exceptions) and the maximum age is 37. Any major is acceptable, but CJ, Computer Science, Sociology, Accounting, or Psych may stand you in better stead for most positions. Those meeting the minimum requirements may not compare well to the best qualified applicants, and there are always more applicants than positions. The FBI likes lawyers and accountants, but they hire from various backgrounds, with at least 3 years of substantive employment (http://www.fbijobs.gov/). The same could be said for the Secret Service, their primary duties (outside of protection) involve financial crimes and counterfeiting. Any responsible employment may acceptable, but law enforcement may be beneficial (particularly investigative rather than patrol). Other federal agency job announcements should be available at https://my.usajobs.gov/login.aspx.
The FBI in particular needs people capable of investigating major frauds and conspiracies involving numerous business and technical occupations and professions; whereas, local police are more oriented to street crime. Federal agents must be capable of understanding and communicating at a level above that usually expected from patrol officers. Federal agencies are looking for people who fit in at all social strata, and the expectations are greater with regard to preparation of reports and affidavits. In my experience, state and local officers have their affidavits written by prosecutors; whereas, federal agents write their own.
Being a military officer will normally be advantageous, and military service usually provides veteran preference in the hiring process. However, enlisted service will not necessarily enhance one’s prospects, unless in a specialized position or exemplary service is documented. Military police assignments will not necessarily provide an advantage over infantry assignments, and the branch of service is not necessarily important. Being a practicing attorney or accountant would also place one in a good position. Forensic computer expertise and language capabilities are valued in all agencies.
You are more likely to be successful if you do not restrict yourself to one agency. Moreover, agents get hired from other agencies regularly. If you have proven yourself in another agency (particularly federal), you will have an advantage for FBI hiring. Being a police officer may be helpful, depending on personal performance, assignments, and agency reputation.
I recommend that people major in psych and minor in CJ (even though I majored in CJ for a BS and PhD, with a Masters in management [sponsored by and on government time]). The academic specialization for a graduate degree is not necessarily important.
GPA (above 3.5 is a plus), testing, physical fitness, work experience, possibly a polygraph, ability to communicate orally and in writing, possibly physical test results, and graduate degrees are what determine who gets hired. And, I repeat, there are always more applicants than there are positions.
There are numerous special agent positions (see list below, not all have full arrest, search, and seizure authority), in what was and I assume still is the 1811 job series (1810 are unarmed investigators without arrest authority). There are also law enforcement related positions in the Dept of Homeland Security and other agencies, such as inspector positions or Border Patrol agents, that could be open to those with 2 years of college or less. And, there are federal police officers within federal agencies (e.g., Dept of Veterans Affairs, Treasury, Federal Protective Service). Agencies:
ATF, Customs and Border Protection (uniform wearing: Border Patrol Agent, Officers), DEA, Dept of Def, Dept of State, Dept of Homeland Sec (ICE, TSA)
Dept of Labor, EPA, FBI, FDA, Fish & Wildlife (few positions, many applicants), Inspector General Offices within departments and/or agencies, IRS, Marshals Service, Secret Svc, Securities Exchange Commission, and each branch of the Armed Forces (some civilian, some active duty).
Apply at as many places as possible, and accept the first offer. Then, if that’s not where you want to be, keep applying to the agency you want.