Finding A Seasoned Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will notice that there are many lawyers in your area that advertise which they concentrate on your kind of case. This could make the procedure of finding one with a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, should you follow the tips below it will be easy to restrict your search on the right one out of almost no time. The first step is to make a set of the lawyers that are listed in your town specializing in your position. While you are which makes this list you ought to only include those you have a good vibe about based on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down through taking a while evaluating their site. There you will be able to find the amount of years they are practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this moment your list needs to have shrunken further to those which you felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate amount of experience. You need to then take time to check out independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure you read the reviews rather than just relying on their overall rating. The information from the reviews will provide you with a concept of the way they interact with the clientele and the time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, it is advisable to meet up with a minimum of the last three lawyers who have the credentials you would like. This provides you with time to genuinely evaluate how interested they can be in representing you and the case. It can be vital that you follow every one of these steps to actually find someone containing the proper amount of experience to help you the very best outcome.
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Can I Have 2 Legal Aid Lawyers At Once?
I Have A Legal Aid Lawyer For Criminal Charges, Now Im Just Wondering If I Can Get Another One For Family? Im Not Done With The Criminal Charges Yet, Just Wondering If I Can Have 2 At Once? Is It Possible? Thanks
You can have one for a criminal matter and another for a civil matter (like a divorce), if you like. The criminal matters are generally through the public defender's office or the judge will appoint a private attorney on the matter. In many cases, you can arrange for civil law representation either through the local legal services office or through the county bar association.
Need Legal Aid Advice On Child Support In Ny And Nj?
Please No Negative Comments Or Ideas.
Ok So Im 38 Weeks Pregnant Ready To Pop Any Minute Now And I Had A Few Questions Concerning Child Support And What Events Leading Up To The Court Date Might Affect My Ruling.
My Unborn Son Father Cheated On Me (I Dont Know For How Long) And I Found Out Yesterday The Night Of My Baby Shower. I Kicked Him Out 4Am After Finding A Video Of A Naked Girl On His Phone And Him With Having A Erection..(Sorry For Tmi)
But These Are The Questions I Would Like To Know If They Weigh In On My Child Support I Can Possibly Recieve From Him Ruled By A Judge.
I Have Been Currently Out Of Work Because Of Lay Offs On A Previous Job But Do Plan On Getting A New One After The Baby Is Born. But I Recieve Unemployment Benefits From My Old Job..Will This Affect My A Judge'S Decision?
He Currently Still Has A Job Making Roughly $22,000 To $25,000 A Year And Has No Other Children That I Know Of And Currently Is Still Living At Home With His Mother.
I Accidently Threw A Brick At His Car And Threw His Stuff Outside, And Blackberry Outside When I Kicked Him Out 4Am.
My Ex Lives In Nj And I Live In Ny And Wonder Would The Difference Of States Make Be A Issue Or Make Things More Complicated??
While I Was/Am Pregnant My Ex Has Not Been There, He'S Has Always Been Out And About On The Go And Constantly Make Up Excuses Because He Doesnt Wanna Make His Way Out Here--Because Its Too Far Or He'S Busy Doing Something Else That He Cant Get Out Of
He Has Only Been To 2 Of My Ultrasounds I Had While Being Pregnant Out Of Maybe 8.
What Is The Percentage Paid To The Parent Who Has Custody Over The Child From Who Doesnt?
And Last But Not Least I Do Not, I Repeat, I Do Not Want Him In The Delivery Room With Me..I Dont Think He Deserves That Privledge Because He Is The One Who Gambled Seeing His Child'S Entering In The World.
I Will Be Heading To The Courts Tomorrow And Will Be Seeking Full Custody Of My Unborn Son And Will Want The Expenses Of That Being Paid Of The Expenses Of Food, Clothes, Medical And Child Care By Him.
Thank You For Any Legal Aid Advice Offered..
Your wages has NOTHING to do with child support.
The federal guidelines is at least 17% of the gross wages that the father (or mother) needs to pay.
The only thing that can legally allow non-payment is if you allow some one to adopt the child, This also means when you get married, your then husband would need to adopt the child for the father to legally stop paying child support.
If when the father is collecting unemployment or welfare, 17% of it must still be paid as child support.
Anyone Know What Top Lawyers Work At Dickum,Dunkum,& Taxem?
In Washington, D.C.
The same ones that used to work for Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.
I Work In A Law Firm Performing Different Tasks But I Have Noticed That The Attorneys?
Hardly Ever Laugh Or Smile. It Seems It Is Such A Serious Environment. They Hardly Even Speak. Not That It Bothers Me But Pondering Why Is It Like This In Most Law Firms?
Yes, welcome to the World of Law. And WHY do you suppose your attorneys hardly ever smile?
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. ANd the legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first.
Reminder: We are still 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)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
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, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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.
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.) 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.
>>>>>THE 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 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)
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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.
(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.)
My Sister Was Married For Twelve Years To This Guy And They Had Two Children. When They Were Like Eight And Ten My Sister And Him Split And She Started Dating A Woman. He Turned Very Verbally Abusive To My Sister And Has Gotten The Two Boys To Where The Say They Hate There Mother(My Sis)And How They Dont Want To See Her Because She Is A ******* Dike And Terrible Things Like This. My Sis Was Very Close To The Kids She Was A Stay At Home Wife Throught The Marriage. They Now Have Joint Custody But Everytime They Are With Him He Teaches Them To Hate Her And Be Awful To Her. I Was Wondering Is This Child Abuse By Teaching There Kids To Hate And Act Like They Do And Is There Anything Legally My Sis Can Do To Get Them Away From Him And Get Him To Stop
it is a form of abuse that occurs the most often between divorced parents. It is sad that he is doing this to thier children. The man needs some counseling. I don't know if anything can be done legally but contact a lawyer and discuss the options
Can Lawyers Work Flexibly?
I Want To Become A Lawyer But Also Want To Have Kids. Is It Possible To Work , Say, 7-3Pm? Or To Come Into The Office At 9Am, Then Pick Up His Kids At 3Pm And Then Finish Work From Home?
Or See Clients In The Morning And Work Do Paperwork And Things At Home?
It depends on the type of lawyer that you are. I know many lawyers that have a morning schedule and are off in the afternoon (as long as they don't have court).
I know some (patent attorneys) that work from home part of the time. I know of one that has a big beautiful office chair that occasionally collects dust. My friend's wife works for a firm where one of the partners works from home a lot! His cases get filed in court but always settle out before they make it to court. I know of one attorney that works between WV and FL and has his Bar in both states.
I setup VPN for an attorney so that he could work from home in the afternoon and evenings and weekends; he wanted to beat traffic home. We were going to make his office electronic records capable until he saw the cost associated with scanning in documents and maintaining the records. He dictated to a .wav file with Dragon Naturally Speaking (Legal and Medical packages) and uploaded the .wav file and the translation to his office. It cut down on some typing for the legal assistants.
He had a legal researcher, who was also an attorney, that worked from home half of the time and never had court. The researcher/attorney had a special needs child and spent a lot of time at home but also did fantastic work and was a really great attorney. The firm I worked with never sent the researcher into court unless it was as co-counsel.
It's possible; you just need to find a job that will employ you in that situation.