4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative at all, you need to work closely together in order to win your case. Regardless how competent they are, they're gonna need your help. Here are four important methods to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're planning to reveal in their mind. Privilege means anything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know everything in advance - especially information one other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they should enable them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are punctually, each and every time. Actually, because you may want to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any sort of crime, it's important so that you can convince the legal court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward increasing your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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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.
Can A Good Attorney Get A First Time Offender, No Criminal Record, Out Of Felony Drug Posession Charges.?
Drugs Were Found In A Vehicle After A Random Traffic Stop, They Found Drugs In The Vehicle, But Not On The Driver, Who Was Driving A Friends Car. It'S Basically Choosing A Good Attorney With Experience Vs Public Defender Just Out Of Law School.
Get the good attorney pay the $2000 and try to keep it off your record.
Doubtful that it will be a clean walk thoug, sorry to say.
How To Get Into Yale Law School?
Hi Everyone, I Want To Know What Is Required To Attend Yale Law School. I Know You Have To Be Smart, So Please Do Not Write That, I Would Like Serious Answers. What I Need To Know Are What Classes I Should Take While Attending College, Pre- Requisites That Are Required, Internship Ideas, Lsat Scores Etc. Thanks So Much For Your Help.
There isn't a specific formula for getting into Yale Law. People come from many different paths and walks of life at YLS; there isn't a specific class you should take, or a major you should have. What you need to possess is a stellar academic record (and I mean stellar--student admitted to YLS typically have GPAs of 3.8 or above), an exceptional LSAT score (172+, preferably 175+), excellent recommendations, and a résumé that shows involvement (no specific type of internship is preferred over another--what you should focus on is demonstrating commitment to and leadership in two or three specific causes over a number of years, rather than sporadic participation in 10+ activities).
You will also have to devote some serious time and thought to the "softs" in your application: Your personal statement, résumé, addenda, and letters of recommendation. Of particular importance will be the personal statement and LORs. When you are competing for admission into the top echelons, where everyone has GPAs of 3.9+ and LSATs in the 172+ range, it's the softs that set you apart and make you memorable.
However, even with all that, admission will not be a definite thing. You will still face some tough competition if you're looking for admission into Yale, because competition for law schools of that caliber is intense for anyone, regardless of their credentials. Yale has the lowest admissions percentage of all ABA-approved law schools (just over 7%) for a reason.
Focus on doing the following during your academic years in order to create a solid applicant profile that will put you at an advantage in the law school application process:
1. Pick a college major that will require a lot of reading- and research-intensive classes (for example: political science, history, economics, or sociology). This will not only prepare you for law classes (which themselves are incredibly research- and reading-heavy), but it will also demonstrate to law schools, when you apply, that you can handle the academic load of law school.
2. Keep an upward grade trend throughout college. This means that your grades either get stronger as you go through school, or start off strong and remain there for all 4 years of college. Most law schools will want to see GPAs of 3.5 or above (the closer you can get to a 4.0, the better). If you get a B during your freshman year, it's not a deal-breaker; your focus should be to keep your grades as high as you can get them.
3. Take a challenging class load: Intro classes are okay for freshman and (maybe) sophomore year of college, but once you get to junior and senior year, your focus should be on upper-level classes and seminars that allow you to really hone in and focus on your specific interests within the major. And, as always, keep your grades up throughout.
4. Establish rapport with your professors (particularly during your junior and senior years of college). You can do this by attending office hours, working for them as a research assistant, and talking to them after class. They will be the ones writing your letters of recommendation, and will only be able to write effective, overwhelmingly positive ones is if they have specific, anecdotal knowledge of you and can favorably compare you to other students in your class.
5. Work on your extracurriculars. Don't worry about being a part of 30 student groups; instead, focus on 2 or 3. Become a part and get involved during your freshman and sophomore years, and then obtain leadership positions in them during your junior and senior years.
6. Take the LSAT either the summer after junior year or the fall of your senior year of college. This will allow you to get the LSAT out of the way and apply as early in the admissions cycle as possible, which is incredibly beneficial to your overall chances.
I would also not focus exclusively on YLS as your only law school choice. Branch out a little. Research law schools and become familiar with their LSAT and GPA requirements, as well as their acceptance percentages. A great place to start is the LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools: http://officialguide.lsac.org
I know I gave you a lot of info--I hope some of it helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any additional questions--I'm glad to help!
How Does Assault Charges Work?
Ok So Yesterday, My Friend Blew Up At Me(She'S A Girl Im A Guy) And She Weights 300 Pounds, Me Only 180. Basically She Pushed Me Down, Sat On My Chest And Started Beating The Crap Out Of My Face. After A Few Minutes, I Could No Longer Breathe And I Was Tired Of Getting Hit. I Tried Getting Her To Move And Asking Her To Move With No Luck. So I Hit Her In The Face Once, She Got Off, Then I Left And Called The Police. Now They Are Saying That She Is Going To Press Charges On Me, While I Said I Dont Really Want To Because Feel Bad Enough For Hitting A Girl.
What Advice Could You Give Me? And What Would You Do If This Happened To You?/
If she decides to press charges against you (by calling the cops and making a report), then, yes, you can get in trouble.
The best thing you can do, is call the cops where it happened (in case it happened in a different city/county from where you live), let them know what happened. Tell them everything that you just said above. Bottom line: be honest. Yeah, you feel "bad" for hitting a girl, but it was self defense. If they ask if you want to press charges, you can tell them, no, but you just wanted the report documented.
The problem is if she goes to the cops first, their story is already biased toward her. They're going to ask, "If she did all this to you, why didn't you come to us first?" sort of thing. Again, you didn't do anything wrong, it'll just look bad if you don't tell the cops. Tell them you just want it documented in case SHE goes to them. Good luck, and remember, tell the TRUTH! I'm not just telling you that 'cause it's the right thing to do, I'm telling you 'cause it's easier to keep your story straight.
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