Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will notice that there are loads of lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise which they focus on your sort of case. This could make the process of finding one with significant amounts of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the following it will be possible to narrow down your pursuit to the correct one in almost no time. The first task is to generate a list of the lawyers which are listed in your area focusing on your circumstances. While you are causeing this to be list you need to only include those which you have a great vibe about depending on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by using some time evaluating their website. There you will be able to find the amount of years they have been practicing and a few general information regarding their success rates. At this moment your list needs to have shrunken further to people that you simply felt had professional websites and an appropriate volume of experience. You need to then make time to search for independent reviews of every attorney. Make sure you look at the reviews rather than relying on their overall rating. The data from the reviews gives you a sense of the direction they interact with their clients and the length of time they invest into each case that they are working on. Finally, you will need to meet up with at least the final three lawyers which may have the credentials you are interested in. This will provide you with enough time to truly evaluate how interested they can be in representing you and the case. It is actually imperative that you follow many of these steps to actually hire a company which has the correct level of experience to obtain the best possible outcome.
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Business Studies To Become A Lawyer?
Umm, Well I Want To Become A Lawyer, And I Said I Wanted To Do Business Studies For My Gcse. My Sister Said It Was Important To Be A Lawyer, And Almost Every Person That Didn'T Take Business Studies Wish They Did It... Is It That Important?! =O
Business is a good major for any field, legal or otherwise. If you don't have a business major, at least a business minor would be a big help.
Most people I know who go to law school were either business or history majors.
Are Lawyers In Canada Subject To Regular Drug Testings?
I'M Looking To Become A Lawyer But I Smoke Marijuana And I Was Wondering If Lawyers In Canada Have To Go Through Regular Drug Screenings.
And If They Do, How Often?
No. There's no required drug screening. It is conceivable that, if you ended up in disciplinary proceedings, conditions on continued practice could include drug screenings (specifics would vary by Province), but this is not the default scenario - essentially, until somebody has a reason to believe that you're on drugs and they're causing a problem, there would not be any such tests.
About the other answerer saying that a Court can order it for no reason...no. Firstly, Courts don't typically concern themselves overly with disciplining lawyers. That isn't to say that a judge won't call out a lawyer who isn't all there - most often it's alcohol-related - but the judge will do so without feeling the need to order a test. It would be arguable as to whether or not a Canadian judge has the power to order such a test even with reasonable and probable grounds, but even if it could be ordered - by a judge or by the Provincial Law Society - it would most certainly not be something that could be ordered with "no reason". That would raise serious Charter issues.
In the employment context, it's a little different. Employers can, under certain circumstances, require employees to undergo drug testing. But that's contractual in nature; an employee is entitled to refuse, though - in the situations where the employer is so entitled - that would be just cause for dismissal. A judicial order to undergo a test is not something that can be declined (thus, there would be tests to be satisfied under the Charter before such an order could be made), and there's no proviso in any Provincial Law Society's regulations that I've seen for administrative random drug testing as a condition of maintaining one's license. I could envision a Law Society making it a condition of continued practice that lawyers submit for random drug testing (this avoids the Charter concerns by offering a way out)...but such a provision simply isn't there, and if it weren't truly random, then a duty of fairness would apply in the decision-making process leading up to the testing, which is why "no reason" is absolutely out.
Frankly, you wouldn't be the only one. Alcohol does tend to be a lawyer's demon of choice, but when I was in law school I played on a softball team with other law students, several of whom would periodically vanish during at-bats and come back with a rather distinct scent on them...suffice it to say we weren't a highly competitive team.
How Much Public Speaking In Practicing Law?
I Am Interested In Pursuing A Career In Law But Am Not A Good Public Speaker. Does Every Form Of Law Practice Involve A Lot Of Public Speaking? What Would Be Good Areas To Pursue If I Want A Law Career But Not With A Lot Of Public Speaking?
Rather then advise you to consider studying this or that type of Law, I suggest you take a step back from that decision and consider the Probability, not Possibility, that you can become a good Public Speaker. I know from 1st hand empirical experience that it can be accomplished. I accomplished it in the early stage of my career in Media, and most recently with students at some Los Angeles area colleges. It's not as difficult as some would have you believe and consider this: Why would you avoid a particular type of Law, where you might really excel and make a genuine contribution, simply because you haven't yet learned to improve your public speaking skills? Speaking is learnable. It's not difficult for most people. It doesn't take forever to improve. And it doesn't cost a fortune.
The internet is overflowing with Public Speaking guru's and some of them are capable I'm sure, but there is also a plethora of bad advice. My best recommendation is to physically get involved in Speaking. Yes it seems scary at first, but that dissipates quickly. Books, DVD's, and Cd's are NOT the best way to learn. They may give you ideas for later improvement, but Nothing beats getting in front of a supportive group or class and Speaking. It really does work.
I have seen several positive comments regarding Toastmasters groups. You might locate one locally. While I visited several, I never joined, but they do enjoy a good reputation. I have a video blog at: www.tomjdolan.com which might help you. I have nothing to sell you but the information is valid. It's also available on iTunes in several countries. I haven't added a show since March, but,
I've recently relocated to Tokyo from Los Angeles, and I'll be introducing a new way to approach Public Speaking to an international audience which you might find interesting. I'll have my 1st new show up in about 2 weeks. In the meantime, I advise you to take a deep breath, consider this Law decision with a broad view, and don't predicate your choice based on your Public Speaking ability at this moment.
The better decision you make, the more the rest of us benefit. Good Luck.
What Happens When Ex Appeals Judges Decision In Family Law Case?
Me And My Ex Got Divorced In February. He Already Tried To Modify The Final Decree...Child Support, Visitation, And Transportation. The Judge Heard His Plead And Denied Anything Be Changed Because He Had Not Had A Substantial Change Since The Decree Was Signed. He Is Now Appealing That Judges Deicison, And I Was Going To See If Anyone Knew How The Appeal Process Worked..Or Whats Going To Happen Now. Thanks!
It depends on your state, but generally, he will file an appeal with the Court of Appeals. Depending on what and how he is appealing, the Court of Appeals will probably review what the judge did for "abuse of discretion." Essentially, they are trying to determine if there was no reasonable basis for the judge to make the decision he made . . . this is generally pretty tough to do. There is another standard of review: de novo - which means the Court of Appeals looks at absolutely everything that was before the original judge.
You should not expect a quick decision. This is a VERY slow process. He will file his motion through his attorney. You will file your reply through your lawyer. Then he can file another written response. The Court can decide the case based on the paper work OR can schedule your case for oral arguments. The Court will issue a written decision - and THIS also takes a bit of time.
The last case I had that went through the appeals process involved a case that was decided by the lower court's judge in January 2008. The other side appealed. I filed my reply brief in August 2008. They filed their final response in September. The decision was made in November 2008. (Then it got appealed to the state Supreme Court - so that literally took us through to June 2009 until the state S.C. denied the appeal.)
What Is Law ? What Are Its Sources ? And Whts Is Its Utility ?
Black's Law Dictionary defines law as: "The regime that orders human activities and relations through systematic application of the force of politically organized society, or through social pressure, backed by force, in such a society." However, for a clever argument, you could argue that there is no such thing as law, merely good and sometimes bad arguments for what the law school be.
The sources of law are many. From a natural law perspective, there are laws that transcend humans and legislatures. They are laws that apply everywhere, to everyone. They come from nature, and are embedded in all humans. Another different theory is that of positive law, or positivism. Under this theory, for simplicity's sake, law is whatever a properly elected governing body says it is. In our system of government, law comes from the legislature, whether that be federal, state, or the local level.
Law has a very important utility in society. It allows citizens to know what actions are appropriate and not appropriate. It guides citizens in their behavior and dealings with one another. From an economic perspective, it allows businesses rules to govern their interaction, which assures fair dealings and assurance that if wronged, it is possible for the business to recover for damages.
I hope this helps!!
Intellectual Property Law: Colleges And Fields?
What Colleges And Majors Should Someone Interested In Intellectual Law (Mainly Patent And Copyright) Consider?
Many engineering students go on to IP law.
Penn State has a great engineering program, and its easy as sin to get into.
When looking for law schools, the top IP law schools are:
Illinois Institute of Tech (Chicago-Kent)
Franklin Pierce Law Center
University of Houston