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Which Better Lawyer Or Neurosurgeon?
Which One Can Give Better Lifestyle,Relax,Get Higher Salary? Can Someone Tell Me The Advantage And Dis Advantage Between That 2 Jobs?
Listen to previous-poster "stephen t" - he is right on target.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.
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)
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 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.
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 l
Can Military Lawyers Provide Legal Advice To Civilian Clients Who Are Not Eligible Receive Legal Assistance?
If Military Lawyers Are Not Allowed Or Authorized To Provide Legal Advice To Civilian Clients Who Are Not Eligible To Receive Legal Assistance Then Is It Also Unethical If The Lawyer Claims Attorney-Client Privilege? A Usaf Colonel Attorney Agreed To Provide Legal Advice To A Foreign National Civilian That Have No Association With The Armed Forces In Which The Civilian Accused An Active Military Member Of Alleged Wrongful Acts. The Colonel Gave The Civilian Legal Assistance And Openly Claimed Attorney-Client Privilege When Asked Refused To Testify In Trial Due To Unavailability And Privilege. Can The Colonel Be Brought Up On Charges For Unethical Conduct? Thank You For Any Response.
Not correct charge. No matter, if assistance was given the client confidentiality cannot be over ridden even in a case of treason or murder or anything else. Unethical would be if he disclosed information or did not perform duties to the best of his ability. He has only violated a protocol and direct orders concerning who he can represent while serving in the military as a lawyer. Slim to no chance the charges will be pursued.
Bar Association Question?
I Work At A Gas Station In New York State, I Have To Id Anyone Who Purchases Beer Or Tobacco Products If They Look Like They'Re Under 30 Years Old. If They Can'T Present A Valid Id I Can'T Sell Them The Product.
Well Tonight A Woman Comes In Wanting To Buy Beer, I Didn'T Id Her Because She Was Clearly Over 30.
I Bag The Beer, Tell Her The Total And She Gives Me This Gleeful Smile Before Informing Me That She'S With The Bar Association And I'M Getting A Red Card Because I Didn'T Id Her. She Asked For My Name And Told Me They'D Be Out All Week Doing This.
Logic Is Telling Me She Is Full Of It Because I'Ve Been Working At This Place For Over A Year And Never Once Have I Heard Of This Happening. She Didn'T Say A Word About Getting Arrested Or Fined Or Anything Except For That Red Card.
I Need This Job So I'M Obviously A Little
Worried. I Just Wonder If This Is True At All?
The bar association deals with enforcing the community guidelines of lawyers, and as such, can only effect lawyers. Enforcing law is up to the police or other federal agency (FBI, CIA, etc), who can lead to criminal prosecutions.
The bar can only strip you of your legal legitimacy as a lawyer. They can still report you to the cops, but only in the same capacity as any other citizen.
If You Could Ask A Lawyer A Question..?
What Would You Ask? We Have A Lawyer Coming To Class.
Yes, I Know.. Why Are Lawyers Souless And Moneygrubbers Yada Yada..
I Was Looking For Something More Respectful And Insightful Into The Law.
Here are some questions that you could ask that are similar to what you are asking, yet phrased with more respect:
Why do you think some people have a negative image of lawyers, and what do you think should be done to correct the problem?
In order to correct the image problem that lawyers have, do you think the regulation of lawyers should be done by the legislature, or that lawyers should regulate themselves through a bar organization?
What do you think about billing clients on an hourly basis ($300 per hour, for example) versus billing them a contingent fee that takes up to 33% or 40% of whatever is recovered? Do you think lawyers should charge a flat fee for services instead ($5000 per personal injury case, for example) instead of on an hourly or contingency basis?
Do you think the negative image that lawyers sometimes have is a result of those bad commercials we see on t.v.? If so, do you think there should be stricter standards on these commercials?
I Need A Lawyer!!!?
Here'S The Deal. I Am A Subcontractor That Has Done About 3 Months Worth Of Work For A General Contractor. He Agreed To Pay Be At A Daily Rate Of About $350 When We First Agreed To Work Together. He Has Paid Me For About A Quarter Of The Work I Have Done For Him.
As Of Now, He Is Saying He Isn'T Able To Pay Me Due To Financial Troubles. He Owes Me About $10,000.
How/What Is The Best Way About Filing A Law Suit? What Can I Expect From A Lawyer? Please Help, I Need This Money!!!
Stop all work for him if you have not done so already. Do you have a written agreement? Witnesses to an oral agreement? Witnesses who have observed you at the work site? Talk to an attorney about a possible labor or materialman's (if applicable) lien on the property where you worked. Depending on the laws of your jurisdiction that may or may not work for you. Ask the lawyer about filing an attachment on the bank loan of the property owner to force payment. Your lawyer will discuss with you whether that is possible at all. You may not be successful in getting back all of what you put into this after the lawyer takes his or her share, but something is better than nothing. The other concern, of course, is a threatened or actual bankruptcy by the general and/or property owner. Good luck.
Does Anyone Know Where I Can Get Low-Cost Legal Help For Child Support Enforcement In Texas?
I'm Looking Into Having My Child Support Case Modified. I'm A Single Mom Of A 5 Year Old, And I've Never Had My Case Reviewed. The Dad Does Not Pay His Court Ordered Amount And Does Not See His Child. I Work Full-Time And Go To School Full-Time And I Can Barely Make Ends Meet. I'm Having Trouble Getting Anywhere With The Case. *He* Changes Jobs So Regularly That By The Time They Figure Out Where He's Working, He Moves To A Different Company. He Also Knows The Routine With The Child Support Division. ('Make An Effort' To Pay Something Every 3 Months And They Don't/Won't Come After You), So He's Skipped Out On Being Liable Financially For His Daughter By Making A .92 Cent Payment. I Really Can't Afford Legal Counsel And Their Ridiculous Fees, Especially With The Holidays Coming Up. I'm Just Tired Of The Games He Plays By Saying He Will Pay And Then Never Does. Ever! I'm Used To It, But It Just Doesn't Seem Fair That I Struggle Day To Day To Make Ends Meet And Both Of Us Are Missing Out On A Life With Bonuses To Them. I Love My Daughter And Would Go To The End Of Earth For Her, But Something Has To Give. I Am Just At Witts Ends Financially. (Btw) I Have No Family To Help With The Burden Of Parenting Or Legal Costs... I'm Completely On My Own. :(
sorry to hear. im in the same boat but i have family that is there to help if i need it. i would just have him sign his rights over and have him out of your life totally but that still means no child support but ..maybe you could get on housing and food stamps and Medicaid...good luck