Finding A Seasoned Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise they focus on your type of case. This can make the process of finding one with quite a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it will be easy to restrict your search to the correct one out of almost no time. Step one is to generate a list of the lawyers that are listed in your town specializing in your situation. When you are causeing this to be list you ought to only include those which you have an excellent vibe about depending on their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their website. There you will be able to find just how many years they are practicing and some general specifics of their success rates. At this stage your list needs to have shrunken further to those that you just felt had professional websites plus an appropriate level of experience. You should then spend some time to check out independent reviews of each attorney. Be sure you look at the reviews rather than just depending on their overall rating. The details inside the reviews gives you a solid idea of the direction they connect with their clientele and how much time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, you will want to talk with at least the last three lawyers who have the credentials you are looking for. This gives you the time to actually evaluate how interested they are in representing your case. It can be important to follow all of these steps to ensure that you hire a company that has the correct degree of experience to get you the perfect outcome.
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Can I Become A Nurse Attorney And Also Practice Law In A Different Area Of Law?
you would have to become a nurse first which is hard - you would need to get a BSN in order to have any chance at Law school - then have to take LSAT and get accepted INTO w school - survive 3 yrs and go massively further into debt and hope you graduate and pass the bar exam
In Missouri If I Have To Go To Court For Shoplifting Is That Considered Awaiting Trial In A Criminal Charge?
I am an attorney and I know a lot about this subject. Do not take this as creating an attorney-client relationship. You may, however, find it helpful.
You do not state quite enough information to allow me to give you a reliable answer to your question.
You can wind up in court for shoplifting by two different routes. 1) If you were cited into court at the time when you were caught shoplifting; and 2) If you failed to pay a civil demand letter for damages which the store sent to you and then the store decided to sue you.
Probably 99% of the cases that wind up in court are the result of citation issued when the shoplifter is caught. Of these, almost all of them are criminal charges. There are a very few exceptions to this. In some states, such as California, the charge can be handled as a non-criminal infraction, although even there it starts out as a petty theft criminal charge and only gets reduced to a noncriminal infraction if the prosecutor agrees. So, if you received a citation from a police officer, or were taken to jail when you were caught, or were even given a notice to appear in court by the store when you were busted, the charge is almost certainly a criminal charge. If you look on the paper and it says something like "petty theft", or "larceny", or even "disorderly conduct", that means it is a criminal charge. The exact language varies from state to state. If you want to email me a private message with the exact wording on the paper you must have, there is way to do that if you click on my avatar and I will try to answer your question more precisely.
On the other hand, if you did not receive a citation from a police officer or a notice to appear in court from the store when you were first caught, but received a demand to pay the store damages and you did not pay, the situation is different. In that event you would probably have been sued in what is called a "civil action", meaning it is just about money. In that case, you would not be awaiting trial on a criminal charge. However, very few civil actions for shoplifting actually wind up in court.
If You Are Paying Your Ex-Wife Alimony, Can Alimony Be Discontinuted If She Becomes Pregnant By Her Live-In?
If He Is Paying Child Support And Alimony To Ex-Wife, Which All The Money Goes Towards Her Rent And Bills,Can Alimony Discontinue If She Becomes Pregnant By Her Live-In Boyfriend. Lawyer Says If Proof He Lives There Alimony Is Discontinued, But There Is No Way Of Proving Since His Name Isn'T On Any Of The Bills. It'S Clear As Day He Does Live There Too. So Basically Ex-Husband Would Be Paying For Rent And All Utilities For Ex-Wife,Her Boyfriend, Their Baby, And His Two Kids? Does That Make Any Sense?
Usually divorce decrees stop alimony upon re-marriage, and one could argue that this is the equivalent of re-marriage, but you will need proof -- your lawyer is correct. About child support -- that is almost never stopped so long as the child is a minor. However, ask your lawyer about that!
Is Law Office Foundation Certificate, The Same As A Paralegal Certificate?
I Am Currently Looking To Get Enrolled Into A Paralegal Program, And I Have Realized That The Options Are A Certificate, Associates, And Bachelors Degree. Personally I Would Like To Obtain The Certificate First, Get Employed, Then Further My Education In The Field. My Question Is, The College I Am Thinking Of Going Through Offers A Law Office Foundation Certificate And I Am Wondering If This Is The Same As A Paralegal Certificate?
I have never even heard of a "law office foundation certificate". You need to be very careful of these "law schools" - a lot of them are just scams. Any classes that you take should be ABA approved.
"Certificates" are a waste of time and/or money. In today's tight job market, legal employers want their employees to have BACHELORS degrees.
Please 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. Many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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)
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. are being laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Regarding being a Paralegal: Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with Bachelors 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.)
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a lot of debt.
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 lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.s. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of >>>Healthcare or Information Technology! I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job availability! and scholarships!
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
Does Anyone No Anything About Studying Criminal Law?
I Would Love To Study Criminal Law,But I Have No Qualifications.I Dont No How To Go About Any Of This,Do I Need To Start From Standard Gcse? How Long Are The Courses In Law? Please Can Anyone Help Me? I Really Do Want To Be A Lawyer.
Where are you in your education at the present time? If you are a teenager/gcse student, take Latin. Join a debate team/club. Laywers must be able to read (and comprehend) lots of material in a short timeframe. Lawyers must have an excellent command of the English language, as well as an analytical mind. Lawyers must love to write as well as do 'research' of previous cases and case law.
Do you want to study International (criminal) law, or just one in a particular country? Do you think you might like to be a judge within the criminal court system?
Contact several schools of law and ask what prerequisites are needed to gain entry. Ask for suggestions in what electives would help, as well as what extra-curricular activities would be beneficial.
Contact several lawyers and/or law firms... as well as judges of criminal courts. See if someone will mentor you, and possibly hire you to work with them while you are in school.
Just remember, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law!
Criminal lawyers are usually required to devote some of their valuable time to pro bono cases.
Lastly, are you too honest to be a lawyer? :)
Should You Acquire Legal Representation When Going Against A Company Before Osha Shuts Them Down?
If Osha Comes In And Shuts The Company Down And You Have Legal Representation As An Employee That The Issues Were Hazardous In That Workplace, Is There A Chance That You Will Be Able To Receive Fair Compensation In A Court Of Law From That Employer/Company Before They Try To Claim Bankruptcy Or Pull Some Other Legal Jargon Over On You?
Some Employees Have Been With The Company Over 3 Decades And If This Company Is Shut Down By Osha In The Meantime, Does Legal Representation Ahead Of Time In Regards To These Issues Have Any Precedence Over Other Regulatory Systems In The Legal System?
OSHA won't shut the company down, they rarely do that. If you have injuries or suffered physical damages because of the conditions at the work place, you may have cause to file a law suit against them. But, it would basically be a workman's comp claim.
Otherwise, what would your legal claim be? Of they don't pay you, you have cause even if they file bankruptcy. If they go bankrupt and close their doors, you still have no legal action against them.
Getting a lawyer doesn't do much good if you have nothing to sue on. What kind of fair compensation are you entitled to? What would you be "going against" them for? If they go bankrupt, or shut the business down, you don't have any kind of lawsuit against them.