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4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal professional for any reason, you have to work closely using them to be able to win your case. Regardless of how competent they may be, they're gonna need your help. Listed here are four important methods to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're gonna reveal in their mind. Privilege means everything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - most importantly information the other side could learn about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of most information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they have to enable them to win. 3. Arrive Early For All Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are punctually, each time. In fact, because you may need to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any kind of crime, it's important to be able to prove to the legal court which you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward enhancing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.

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Attorney General And Inspector General?
Do Attorney General And Inspector General Have Law Enforcement Authority

The attorney general of a state is an elected official who has some law enforcement authority. An attorney general is known as the chief law enforcement officer of the state, just as the elected county prosecutor (DA, SA or whatever) is the chief law enforcement officer of the county/borough/parish..

They do not have arrest authority and in most states cannot carry a gun for LE use but they do control the use of the criminal and civil laws by the county and state.
Fro example a person cannot be formally charged and brought to court on any felony without a prosecutor's approve, either the AG or the DA.

As far as inspector general goes that depends on the specific charter and/or law creating that office.
My city has an inspector general and under the state law that person has some LE authority. They can subpoena, they can have investigators who are sworn, armed, officers certified by the state to enforce their orders.
Other cities, counties and government entities may have inspector generals but they may have no LE power, what they do is investigate and look for wrong doing and report same to their boss.

What Is An Administrative Law Judge?
Is It An Actual Judge Or Something Else?

I am a commercial construction litigation paralegal. What does that mean? I deal with ALJ's all the time. This is often a hard concept to understand because the common layperson will never meet an ALJ unless you have ties to the government. In my case, we aid contractors in getting paid when the state feels it doesn't have to.

An ALJ is indeed a judge that is required to pass a special test prior to becoming an ALJ. What makes them different from a traditional judge is ALJ's hear matters that pertain ONLY to governmental agencies and entities. In my case, we often run into ALJ's when a general contractor/subcontractor has a legal issue with a contract against the state or state run entity. Example, contractor A is owed $1,000,000 by the state department of transportation. Contractor A submits their request for equitable adjustment and payment is still denied even though they are rightly entitled. Contractor A employs an attorney to file a petition with the State Office of Administrative Hearings to go through "court like proceedings" before an ALJ.

Often, you are not allowed to sue the state directly. Government agencies are often protected by some kind of immunity; therefore making district court/state court action impossible. In order to maintain a form of justice and due process, the state agencies have an "administrative" procedure in place. You petition the state office of administrative hearings for legal relief and the matter is then heard before an ALJ. Each state is different in the power they grant the ALJ.

Legal Expenses Insurance That Covers Family Law?
Is It Possible To Buy Legal Expenses Cover That Includes Legal Expenses For Family Law In The Uk? Most Home Insurance Policies Cover Legal Expenses, But They Don'T Cover Family Law E.G. Dispute Over Child Residence Or Contact. Who Can Provide This?

Nobody will - because people don't usually want to buy it, unless they're going to use it. Family law is generally considered the 'dregs' of the legal profession. No one is ever happy with the results, and no one ever wants to settle - so that incurrs MAJOR legal expenses.

You can't sell a policy for $250 and pay out $25,000 to more than 50% of the people. There isn't any "risk sharing".

Sorry.

Is It Possible To Sue An Attorney For Malpractice?
I Had Been Working With This Attorney For Quite Some Time And My Case Was Moving Along Just Fine Until 2 Months Ago. He Basically Told Me My Case Was Closed And That He Could Recommend Another Attorney But He Could No Longer Help Me. It Sounded To Me Like He Did Something Wrong And So I Decided To Investigate. Sure Enough It Ends Up Being That He Had Slipped On Some Deadline To Submit My Paperwork And Wanted Nothing To Do With Me Now. I Have All The Proof That Can Incriminate Him Of Malpractice But I Don'T Know How To Go About It. Any Serious Comments Would Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks!

You should, of course, file a complaint with the state bar association. They will investigate and impose discipline where necessary. However, that doesn't really address your problem.

You probably lost rights to some monetary damages in the case he was handling. Some attorneys advertise that they sue other attorneys. Start with them. Most attorneys won't take a case against another attorney.

You need to act quickly. The attorney most likely has malpractice coverage, and any attorney you hire will make a demand against the insurance immediately. But they have to know about the claim. If your claim is good enough, chances are that the insurance company will want to settle quickly.

Attorneys don't do well as defendants in front of juries. Imagine that.

** Note: This is a general discussion of the subject matter of your question and not legal advice. Local laws or your particular situation may change the general rules. For a specific answer to your question you should consult legal counsel with whom you can discuss all the facts of your case. Answering this question does not indicate an attorney-client relationship. **

What Is The Average Salary For A Lawyer?
I Decided That My Major Is Going To Be Polictical Science, And I'M Want To Be A Lawyer.... So I'M Just Looking To See About How Much Money They Make....Thanks!

Salary and Pay for Lawyers


This varies quite a bit, of course, based on experience and specialty. Moreover, many lawyers work for themselves. They charge their clients an hourly rate.

For some general sense, here is some data from the U.S. Department of Labor:

In 2002, the median annual earnings of all lawyers was $90,290. The middle half of the occupation earned between $61,060 and $136,810. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $44,490; at least 10 percent earned more than $145,600. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of lawyers in 2002 are given in the following tabulation:

Management of companies and enterprises $131,970
Federal government $98,790
Legal services $93,970
Local government $69,710
State government $67,910
Median salaries of lawyers 6 months after graduation from law school in 2001 varied by type of work, as indicated here:

All graduates: $60,000

Private practice: $90,000

Business/industry: $60,000

Judicial clerkship and government: $40,300

Academe: $40,000

Salaries of experienced attorneys vary widely according to the type, size, and location of their employer. Lawyers who own their own practices usually earn less than do those who are partners in law firms. Lawyers starting their own practice may need to work part time in other occupations to supplement their income until their practice is well established.

Most salaried lawyers are provided health and life insurance, and contributions are made on their behalf to retirement plans. Lawyers who practice independently are covered only if they arrange and pay for such benefits themselves.

Here is more input from FAQ Farmers:


I am a pre-law student, and I have done extensive amounts of research on the field of law. The salary amount, of course, varies with location you would like to practice at or what kind of law you are thinking of doing. But the average salary starting out (Example: your first year in a law firm) is estimated to be anywhere from $60,000-$70,000 per year. The more experienced you are does nothing but helps you; the average for a successful lawyer can be anywhere from $200,000 to sometimes 1 million plus. As I said before, it's all about where you practice and how much experience is "under your belt".

There are too many variables to be able to give a proper answer to your question. A freshly graduated law school student will be lucky to get $30k a year, while a highly experienced and well known trial lawyer could make millions in a year.

It's difficult to be specific without knowing the area in which the attorney would be practicing, how long the person has been practicing, the geographical area and so forth. An attorney who caters to the wealthy can make a great deal of money while one who works for the ACLU is rather far down the economic ladder. Being a practicing attorney is much the same as being a doctor or educator one makes the decision as to how they wish to apply their knowledge and acts upon it in the way that reflects their personal ideology.

The average amount that lawyers make is from 100-300 dollars an hour. It depends on how much you charge the clients.

It depends upon the type of practice that one chooses. The majority of attorneys do not make the enormous sums that the general public believes. Attorneys practicing family or general law have an average yearly salary of $65,000 to $72,000.

Depends on where you work. Different kinds of lawyers earn different kinds of salaries. In Canada, the starting salary for a person with a law degree is around C$74,300 In Canada, the average salary for all lawyers is around C$99,200. In Canada, most lawyers earn on average about C$29.75 per hour. This is from workfutures.bc.ca. Of course, lawyers don't only earn money by representing clients in court or drawing up legal documents. Lawyers can earn commission by referring their clients to other lawyers with an expertise in a certain area of the law. Depending on the reputation of the referred lawyer, commissions can go as high as C$50,000.

The middle half of all lawyers earned between $61,060 and $136,810 a year in 2002. The lowest-paid 10 percent earned less than $44,490. The highest-paid 10 percent earned more than $145,600 a year. The pay for lawyers depends on whom they work for. It also depends on how long they have been lawyers and on how many special things they have learned about the law. In general, lawyers are among the highest paid workers in the country.



Answer


That's a question for which there can be no specific answer as there are many variables.

The type of field and practice, criminal, civil, prosecutor, defense, non profit organization, public, private practice or firm, geographical area and so forth.

And of course experience usually applies in any type of employment or profession.

Different types of legal employers genrally have different payscales. Private practice usually pays more than government. Government usualy pays more than not-for-profits. However, many factors affect saleries of attorneys in private practice. One factor is the size of the firm, small medium or large. Large firms generally pay more. That is not to say that attorneys at some small boutique firms don't make just as much, if not more, than lawyers at big firms. That does happen, but on a average big firms pay more. To get into a big firm, you can do it right out of(or during) law school but you generally need to come out of a school with a good reputation and/or have really good grades. A school with a lesser reputation has less of their students making it to big firms but those graduating at the top of their class and particiapting in journals, law review or moot court competintions can make it into a big firm. It is also possible to get in the back door of a big firm after a few years of practice. Experience and proven success in a specialized area may open the door. Another factor is what type of law you practice. Some areas of the law simply deal with clients that have more money. Corporate and financial related cases often deal with deep pockets therefore pay well. Lawyers advising small businesses naturally will charge less than the corporate attorneys. Other areas may have drastic pay differences within themselves, such as criminal or family law(divorce) This is due to factors such as the attorney's reputation. Another factor is geography. Northeast and westcoast pay well as do cities versus rural areas. Experience also makes a difference. A senior person bills at a higher rate than a junior person, therefore, a senior person will be compensated more. An equity partner makes more than a non-equity partner which makes more than an associate.




Lawyer's Earnings
See the closely-related question "How much money does a lawyer earn?" and divide by 52.

Attorney Salaries

The best resource for this topic would be www.findlaw.com. You can find information on salaries there. In Boston (2007) many large firms are adopting the salary scales of their New York offices. Three of the larger firms have starting salaries for first year associates at $160,000 plus a year end bonus. Bonuses usually start out at fixed rates for the first few years (as long as you complete a minimum amount of billable hours) and then become more discretionary as you achieve seniority. Many other firms start at $125,000 - $145,000 plus bonus, so the figures that you see in the paragraphs above don't reflect what can be earned at large law firms. However, these firms are very competitive and difficult to get into.

After remaining at a law firm for eight years or so you can make partner. There are two levels of "partnership" at many firms. We'll call them "regular" and "money" partners. Regular partners can make salaries around $500 - $800,000, but do not directly share in the company's profits. "Money" partners make similar salaries, but they also split up the firm's profits as their year end bonuses which are much larger than everyone else's bonuses. It is not unusual for lawyers at this level to make $1 - 4 million per year.

Probate Court Sentence Jail?
Am Trying To Figure Out Why One Would Report To A Probate Jail To Serve Time. What Kind Of A Jail Is This And What Kind Of Violations Must Have Been Done? Plus How Long Is The Minimal Jail Time. Reason Am Asking Is Because I Was Reading My Local News Paper And Someone I Know Was On It Stating That &Quot; ****(His Name) Reported To The Jail To Serve A Probate Court Sentence.

1996 Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

The package of juvenile justice legislation recently signed into law makes a number of significant changes in the way juvenile offenders are processed in the Michigan juvenile and criminal justice systems. A number of bills have been enacted, providing a new youth correctional facility in the adult prison system, a juvenile boot camp in the Michigan Family Independence Agency system, significant changes in the process by which juveniles are tried and sentenced, as well as a number of other additions and modifications to Michigan law. The 1996 juvenile justice reform package is outlined below by changes made to waiver of jurisdiction, juvenile sentencing and other policies. All bills have an effective date of January 1, 1997, except where noted otherwise.

The 1996 Michigan juvenile justice reform legislation makes significant changes to existing policies and procedures in the state juvenile justice system. Michigan has traditionally provided a means by which criminal offenses committed by individuals, ages 15 and 16 years, could be tried in adult court instead of proceeding as usual in the Juvenile Division of the Probate Court. This "traditional" procedure allowed county prosecutors to file a petition in Probate Court for waiver of jurisdiction. Based upon a number of written criteria, probate judges determined if the interests of the juvenile and the public would be best served by granting waiver of jurisdiction to the court of general criminal jurisdiction. Once waived to adult court and convicted, this traditional system of waiver required that juveniles be sentenced to the adult corrections system.

In 1988, statutory changes allowed prosecutors to directly file in adult court, without the traditional procedure, if the juvenile was alleged to have committed any of nine specific offenses. This "prosecutorial" waiver policy required Circuit and Recorder's Courts to try juvenile cases, but provided discretion to judges to commit the juvenile to the adult corrections system or to the state juvenile justice system under the Youth Rehabilitation Services Act~