Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise that they can focus on your form of case. This will make the process of finding one with a great deal of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it is possible to restrict your quest on the right one in very little time. The first step is to generate a listing of the lawyers that are listed in the area specializing in your position. When you are which makes this list you ought to only include those that you may have a great vibe about based on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by using a while evaluating their internet site. There you must be able to find the number of years they have been practicing and some general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list ought to have shrunken further to the people which you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate level of experience. You need to then make time to search for independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure to look at the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The details inside the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way they connect with their customers and the time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, it is advisable to talk to no less than the past three lawyers which may have the credentials you are interested in. This provides you with the time to really evaluate how interested they are in representing you and the case. It can be vital that you follow many of these steps to actually find someone which includes the correct level of experience to help you the perfect outcome.
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Legal Aid For Contested Divorce In Canada.?
Hello, I Am A Social Recipient On Welfare In British Columbia, A Mother Of 3. My Husband Has Filed For Divorce Here And I Like To Contest It Because I Don'T Agree With His Terms. I Heard That As It Is Filed In The Supreme Court Of Canada, So Perhaps I May Not Get A Free Lawyer To Contest. Is It True Or Can I Still Get Free Legal Aid To Contest It? Could You Please Answer And Provide More Info If You Can. Thank You.
Try call legal aid toll free # in your area
what you hear now might change and might not be true either
legal aid is not free. yes it's free now but when you get what is entitled to you, e.g. 50% house sale proceeds, you pay it back
that's what I heard anyways
How Much Can A Lawyer (Exp. Litigation) Earn Annually?
According to the latest poll: Approximately $40,000 per year.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law:
**myth: 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. There are a FEW attorneys that earn a lot of money - but MOST attorneys just about make a living. Most attorneys do not make as much money as most people think. Also, remember: there are more attorneys than there are available jobs.).
**myth: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves mountains of 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 - handling details is a large part of working as a lawyer),
**myth: 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),
**myth: 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/compromise. Many people mistakenly think that being an attorney is about the ability to argue. Actually, a successful attorney is defined by his/her commitment to the PEACEFUL resolution of disputes. Lawyers are actually: mediators, advocates, negotiators, advisors, evaluators, and peaceful intermediaries between clients.),
**myth: as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong),
And then, to top it off, attorneys have to keep their client's information confidential. (You cannot use "juicy" tidbits that you have become aware of as fodder for the gossip circles.)
Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Even after paying the expensive tuition, you still need to pay for books, room and board, and miscellaneous fees.
The legal profession leaves little room for outside interests. Commitment to the law profession tends to produce an unbalanced lifestyle.
There are no jobs in this vocational field. I have watched as my family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. as they have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
The competition to get into law school is intense. Applicants to most law schools greatly exceed the number that can be admitted.
Even if you do finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), 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 in TODAY's job market!!
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 already have too many law schools. We are STILL 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.
>>>>>THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the BOGUS, INFLATED law school salary/job stats given out by >law schools< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then:
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**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 future job availability in the field of Law..................
**Do "informational interviews" with several attorneys from at least two or three different firms. (You can find how to do "informational interviews" from your local Public Library - ask the Librarian.) Interviewing attorneys is a time-efficient and extremely beneficial way of discovering if law is the right vocational field for you. Talk to a few Human Resource Managers who work at employers in the field of Law. Ask them what their opinion is on future job availability for the field of Law. Ask them if they have any current open positions. Ask them how many resumes they receive when they advertise ONE open position. (It is ususally approximately 300 resumes are received for each open position advertised.) If you personally know a practicing lawyer, set up a time with them to do an "informational interview" to ask them about their career. Talk to many attorneys. Better yet, spend an entire day with one of them.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities.
If you want a JOB when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare<<<, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. 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 opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
There are MANY issues of working in the vocational field of Law. My answer is an attempt to give you a realistic way of looking at this career, and I have told you things that most will not tell you about the profession - at first. Be careful, do your research, and have your eyes open wide.
(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.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
Father's Visitation Rights Question.?
How Do You Enforce Your Visitation Rights? My Child's Mother Just Decides She Is Doing Something Else With Him On Days That Are Mine. We Have Joint Custody And I Have Rights To The Weekends. I Try To Be Accommodating If She Has Something On The Weekends, But If I Have Plans And She Decides To Keep Him She Just Says Tough.
If you have a parenting time agreement that has been approved and signed by the Court. You may enforce your visitation rights through the courts by filing a Motion For To Enforce Parenting Time, etc.
Once the Courts see that you are being denied your court ordered visitation, the Order granted from your Motion to Enforce, you can have your ex brought up on 'contempt' and ask the Court to sanction your ex.
We had a client in a similar position. Not only did the Court order the violating party to appear and answer on violation/contempt, but also sanctioned her $100 each time she refused visitation.
Therefore, your should start a journal IMMEDIATELY! Each time you are denied visitation, note the date, time and response (word-for-word) of your ex. Also, an unbiased witness with you at these incidents would be another 'nail in the coffin.'
Yes, the solution is not immediate, but enforcement through the Court can prove to be well worth it. Fathers for Equal Rights is a good resource for you and any future questions. Good luck!
How Do I Sue A City Attorney Without A Lawyer?
Everybody Says &Quot;Ask An Attorney&Quot; I Can'T Find A Lawyer (Referral Group Or Not!) I'M Tired Of Getting Falsely Accused And Having To Sit In Court For Three Hours To Enter A Not Guilty Plea And Then Three More Appearances To Get It Dropped! Malicious Prosecution And Flat Out Lying By A City Attorney Has Left Me Emotionally Weak! I Hear &Quot;A Person Complained' And Then Code Enforcement Cites Me Or Impounds A Vehicle And Then Doesn'T Tell Me Who Made Hte Complaint And This Has Gone On For Five Years (The Lastest Is Two Dog License Tickets After My Dog Got Attacked And Was Quarantined At Pound So Paid $200 To Get Her Back And Then The Judge Fined Me $500 Twice! And Now Have Liens On Pay...All From City Attorney Coming In And Telling Judge I'M Always Wasting The Court'S Time! It'S Unconstitutional! Randall Schroeder Scienceisgolden
One thing to keep in mind is that the judge is also an attorney, secondly you would be better off suing the city.
It would be easier to sue the city since no lawyer want to sue another lawyer and the city attorney is hired by the city. Like any employer they are responsible for the actions of their employees while they are acting within the scope of their work.
When a city is faced with a lawsuit it is common for the city council members to sit down and evaluate the case, if they determine that they have a good chance of winning they will allow the case to proceed.
If they feel that they might lose they will try and negotiate a settlement at a lower value than the suit would be asking for since this would save them money.
If you were to sue and act as your own attorney you can be assured that at the first error in wording of your complaint the judge will dismiss the case and likely will dismiss it with prejudice.
A case that has been dismissed with prejudice can not be brought before the court again, unless of course the same charges have been repeated after the dismissal.
If you were to pursue this in small claims court you can not use a lawyer but I think that you will lose that case since a previous judge has found you guilty and fined you. Had the judge dismissed those charges then you might have stood a chance.
After 5 years your best bet may be to just move the hell away from the miserable neighbor that is causing you all of the grief. You can bet that someone living near you has some sort of grudge against you, the city attorney does not normally go around looking for people. It is normally started by a complaint that is acted upon by code enforcement and the details are then handed over to the attorney to see if a case can be made.
Your problem is not the city, it is some bastard that lives near you.
If An Attorney Is A Lawyer Isn'T It Redundant To Say &Quot;Attorney-At-Law&Quot;?
yes it is .but it sounds more profeshtional.
Felony Drug Charge In Maryland?
How Much Time Can You Get For A Felony Drug Charge In Maryland? Even If The Drugs Werent Found On You But You Take The Charge.
Like any other question asking how much jail time/other punishment you would be subject to for committing a certain crime, the answer is always the same: It depends on 1000 different variables. I can only tell you the maximum possible jail and fine, and in some cases the minimum sentence, because that is the only thing that is established by law in Maryland's criminal statutes.
One other problem is you didn't actually say what the drug charge was, and there are MANY of them. That fact that it is a felony narrows it down a little. Mere possession or trying to obtain most controlled dangerous substances is a misdemeanor in Maryland.
Felonies include Possession with intent to sell, Possession of Equipment to produce controlled dangerous substance, Creating or possessing counterfeit substance, Keeping common nuisance (means a place where drugs are made or sold), and making or possessing a False prescription. These all carry a max of 5 years in jail and a fine of $15,000. A repeat offender is given an automatic minimum of 2 years in jail without the possibility of probation or parole.
IF the drug in question for any of the aforementioned crimes was a Schedule I or Schedule II narcotic, or one of several specific drugs such has PCP, the max is up to 20 years in jail. Second offense is a mandatory minimum of 10 years. Third offense is minimum of 25 years. Again, no probation or parole.