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Lawyers are a dime a dozen. Actually, with the proliferation of law schools and lowering of standards the degree will be as esteemed as a truck driving school certificate. A lot of law schools admissions policy is if you got the dough, or are willing to take on debt, you can go. Look at Massachusetts School of Law and Appalachian Law School in Virginia for examples, it is a joke, they should have truck driving academies right next to their schools. You would not see those low standards at a dental or medical school. Some people talk about doctors being sued and high malpractice insurance, do not let the medical profession fool you, doctors and dentists make the most money in our society even after paying for their malpractice insurance. If you eliminated med-mal suits it would have little or no impact on the affordability and accessibility of health care, the docs would just pocket the extra money. By the way I have sued lawyers for malpractice but never a doc/dentist, I look forward to it.
I am an attorney. However, I went to a top 15 school and had mediocre grades. I found the job market to be depressing. So much time, planning, and money went into undergraduate school, I had a 4.0 GPA, and scored above the 95th percentile on the LSAT, 171. I naively thought going to a top school their would be plenty of lucrative and exciting jobs waiting for me and I would be set to have a good quality of life. I remember sending out 300 letters one time and getting no positive response, either they said some nonsense about you are great, you have good accomplishments, but at this time we cannot offer you a position, we will keep your resume on file. I took the Bar Exam in two states wasting time studying and not earning any money. I had to move back in with my parents, fun. Meanwhile many of my friends and people that I knew from High School and College were establishing themselves in their careers and making money, gettng promotions, etc. I worked post-law school as a car salesman and a mortgage broker. Finally, a family friend had a friend who was a solo attorney, I worked for him basically for free, actually it was negative because I spent money on travel, long distance phone calls, etc., still living at home with mom and dad, saddled with law school debts, the student loan people started calling wanting $$$. Eventually, I left that attorney. I struggled to find another attorney job. I got a job in 2003 at a firm paying the princely sum of $25,000 per year. I moved out of my parent's house but was still subsidized by them. Dad kept threatening to cut me off, but I lived in an expensive state the cheapest place to stay I found was $1,500 a month all inclusive. My paycheck was like $430.00 a week take home. Eventually, I did go solo, it was hard, but I did make some money in real estate closings for 3 1/2 years. Now the real estate market stinks and I have no income, and I am trying to plan my next move. I have interviewed for some associate positions and the salary range was 38k-55k, this is pretty low for someone with 5 yrs experience and a doctorate degree. My wife works at a nail salon, as a manicurist, she took a three month course and makes 50K a year. It has been an exquisitely painful road for me. In my family I am the most educated and the least financially secure. My dad makes like $350,000K engineering+MBA degree, my younger sister makes $165,000K a year psyche degree and an MBA. My conclusion, LAW SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! Too many law schools fighting for tuition $$$, night programs, weekend programs, low academic standards, too many attorneys, lowering wages and limiting opportunities, compare to the AMA and ADA that insure a shortage of dentists and doctors. When I was solo it seemed like everyone was an attorney, or their cousin was an attorney, or their sister's friend was an attorney, or their brother was an attorney and so and so on, I lost a lot of business because of this. I do not think doctors and dentists face such client poaching. If you are in the top 5%, law review, and went to a good school, yes, you will probably get a good job right from the start. I would have been better off not going to College and instead picking up a trade like being an electrician. Heck, if I had all the money I wasted on education, worked at a gas station during all my non-earning years and put the money into a CD I could probably be able to retire. Looking back, if I had to do it again, if you want to through the hard work and invest the $$$ for education so it pays off you should go into healthcare. Heck their is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $98,000K well above lawyers. Dentists 180,000K median and their is a shortage. Oh well this sucks but this is my life and I will deal with it, I spent my educational time and $$$, and the dye is cast.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
By Marty Nemko
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.
Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.
From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.
From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.
New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers
“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn."
From a recent Wall Street Journal Article, Hard Case: Job Market
Wanes for U.S. Lawyers
Growth of Legal Sector
Lags Broader Economy;
Law Schools Proliferate
By AMIR EFRATI
September 24, 2007; Page A1
A law degree isn't necessarily a license to print money these days.
For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.
The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.
"Unfortunately, some find the practice of law is not for them," Seton Hall's associate dean, Kathleen Boozang, said through a spokeswoman. "However, it is our experience that a legal education is a tremendous asset for a variety of professional paths."
A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.
Compare this to health care:
* Health care. Almost half the 30 fastest growing occupations are concentrated in health services -- including medical assistants, physical therapists, physician assistants, home health aides, pharmacists, physicians, dentists and medical records and health information technicians -- according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Join a discussion on the state of the legal market.Some practice areas have declined in recent years: Personal-injury and medical-malpractice cases have been undercut by state laws limiting class-action suits, out-of-state plaintiffs and payouts on damages. Securities class-action litigation has declined in part because of a buoyant stock market.
On the supply end, more lawyers are entering the work force, thanks in part to the accreditation of new law schools and an influx of applicants after the dot-com implosion ea
Hidden Costs For Personal Injury Solicitors?
Is There Any Hidden Costs For Which Should I Look Out For With Personal Injury Solicitors?
you mean apart from the fact that everything is more expensive as a direct result of the disgusting "no fault liability" legislation which should never have been on the books?
Not necessarily. Read your agreement with them with considerable care, though.
I Need Some Legal Advice, Can You Help?
We Took Tem. Guardianship Over A Four Year Old Boy. We Took The Temp. Form And The Mother Signed It As Well As Did My Husband And Myself. It Is Suppose To Be Good For Four Months. Do We Then Have To Get An Attorney And Go To Court? The Mother Is Suppose To Turn Herself In And She Is Looking At Six Years. The Father Is In Prison And The Courts Took His Rights Away. Please Only Answer If You Know What You Are Talking About. Thank You
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Legal Defense Question?
Bob Has A Knife In His Hand And He Is Standing In A Bucket Of Cement And Cannot Move. He Shouts To Carl, Who Is 15 Feet Away, &Quot;I'M Going To Kill You!&Quot; Carl Pulls Out A Gun And Shoots Bob Dead. Carl Is Charged With Murder. If You Are The Defense Counsel, What Argument Could You Make That Carl Has Exercised Justified Use Of Force?
Key question is did Carl know Bob could not move and as the other poster pointed out knew he did not have any skills as a knife thrower. The key to self defense is, at least in most states; the person who raises the self defense must be in imminent and danger of serious harm or death. The standard is: would a reasonable person in Carl's situation believe the danger was imminent and serious.
Some jurisdiction also require a person, before he uses deadly force to retreat, unless they are at home or there is no place to retreat. If that is all the facts you have; Carl is in serious trouble for using excessive force. In real life, he would be looking at about 5 to 10 years in most states if he gets convicted.
I Know To Fund Law School Will Be Costly Are There Any Loan Forgiveness Programs For Lawyers?
Teachers Can Have Loans Paid Back If They Work In A Critical Area Do Attorneys Have Anything Like This?
LRAPs were set up by law schools (and are now also offered by some federal and state agencies) to defray or, in some instances, fully cover the education debt payments of their graduates who become government or public interest lawyers. Some 80 or so law schools (see list below) offer some kind of LRAP.
Generally speaking, full-time work (with some programs, part-time work may also qualify) as a public defender/prosecutor or in other government agencies/advocacy groups or in a public interest law firm will qualify you for an LRAP. Note that judicial clerkships are generally not considered eligible employment. Eligibility is also generally limited to those making under a certain annual income threshold, usually $35,000 - $50,000.
If you qualify, you will receive forgivable loans (contingent upon eligible employment for a specified period of time), grants or other financial assistance toward a percentage, or even all, of your student loan payments in a given year. Some schools may expect at least some contribution toward annual loan payments from each applicant.
Please note that LRAPs can vary significantly from school to school and they certainly have their limits. Most are severely underfunded, so not all qualified candidates may receive assistance in any given year. Generally, LRAPs give preference to the applicants with the highest debt-to-income ratios. Also, with many programs, once you earn even a dollar over the maximum income threshold you will become ineligible for continued assistance under the program.
Law Schools with Loan Repayment Assistance Programs
* American University Washington College of Law
* Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
* Boston College Law School
* Boston University School of Law
* Brooklyn Law School
* Case Western Reserve University School of Law
* Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
* Columbia University School of Law
* Cornell University Law School
* Creighton University School of Law
* Duke University School of Law
* Emory University School of Law
* Fordham University School of Law
* Franklin Pierce Law Center
* George Washington University Law School
* Georgetown University Law Center
* Golden Gate University School of Law
* Hamline University School of Law
* Harvard Law School
* Hofstra University School of Law
* Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
* Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
* Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law
* Marquette University Law School
* New York Law School
* New York University School of Law
* Northeastern University School of Law
* Northwestern University School of Law
* Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
* Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
* Pace University School of Law
* Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law
* Pepperdine University School of Law
* Regent University School of Law
* Rutgers University School of Law, Camden
* Rutgers University School of Law, Newark
* Santa Clara University School of Law
* Seattle University School of Law
* Seton Hall University School of Law
* Southwestern University School of Law
* Stanford University Law School
* St. Thomas University School of Law (FL)
* Suffolk University Law School
* Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
* Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
* Tulane University School of Law
* University of California, Berkeley School of Law
* University of California, Davis School of Law
* University of California, Hastings College of Law
* University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
* University of Chicago Law School
* University of Denver College of Law
* University of Georgia School of Law
* University of Iowa College of Law
* University of Maine School of Law
* University of Maryland School of Law
* University of Michigan Law School
* University of Minnesota Law School
* University of North Carolina School of Law
* University of Notre Dame Law School
* University of Oregon School of Law
* University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
* University of Pennsylvania Law School
* University of San Diego School of Law
* University of San Francisco School of Law
* University of Southern California Law School
* University of St. Thomas School of Law
* University of Utah College of Law
* University of Virginia School of Law
* Valparaiso University School of Law
* Vanderbilt University Law School
* Vermont Law School
* Wake Forest University School of Law
* Washington and Lee University School of Law
* Washington University School of Law
* Whittier Law School
* Widener University School of Law
* William and Mary School of Law
* William Mitchell College of Law
* Willamette University College of Law
* Yale Law School
My Baby Does Not Have His Father'S Last Name, He Has Mine, Who Has More Rights?
Visitation, custody, and child support are three different legal orders that must be made by the Family court judge. If his name is not on the birth certificate, you must prove he is the bio dad to garner a child support order. Time is very important. If you wait too long, you will lose. DNA tests must be ordered by the court.