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Is It Fun Being A Defense Attorney?
I Took A Couple Of Law Classes In College, And I Also Took Debate Classes And I Found Those Classes To Be Fun And Interesting. I Think I Want To Become A Lawyer, And I Know That Lawyers Have To Do Paperwork And Research, And From What I Know About It Seems Fun And Exciting To Me But Is It Really As Exciting As I Think.

There are basically two kinds of attorneys: those who do mostly research and writing and those who spend most of their time negotiating and in the courtroom. Defense attorneys and prosecutors are typically the latter. Young associates at big firms and judicial clerks typically do the former. If you can deal with defending serious pieces of human garbage, being a defense attorney is fun as hell. It's also fun to be a prosecutor. Being a prosecutor or defense attorney is actually one of the easier type of lawyer jobs to get too, mostly because it doesn't pay as much as a private civil attorney would get. Still, all the lawyers I know that do criminal work love it (I've known many).

If you really think you'd like the work, I say go for it. However, keep in mind that it is hard, incredibly stressful work. And you will have to research and write, too. Law school is expensive and brutal. Around one quarter of the students drop out, depending on the school. As a criminal lawyer, you probably won't start at much more than $40-60K per year, depending on where you live. That may not sound bad, but consider that you'll have seven years of college to pay for, which often means hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, and you could be starting at around $60-150K in the private sector depending on your where you live and the size of your firm.

Does Anyone Know Of An Attorney In The Criminal/Traffic Law?
Field That Is Hiring In The Dallas, Texas Area? I Am Looking To Work For A Solo Attorney To Be His Assistance That Can Have Flexible Hours Since I Have 3 Children. Anyone Please!!!

Try this site to find attorneys. You will need to contact them individually.

How Much Does A Paralegal Get Paid?
I Want To Be A Paralegal For An Immigration Law Firm. What Classes Are Required For That? How Long Do I Have To Go To College? Is It Hard? Thank You.

And it's even harder to find a job in this vocational field.

Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.

The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! 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 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 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 real 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 BACHLORS 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!!!*****

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...
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)

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.

Good luck.

(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.)

Any Opinions On Ralph Shepherd- Shepherd Law Firm In Tomball?, Tx?
Does He Practice Family Law? Is He Board Certified? Does Anyone Have Personal Experience With Him?

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I Need Urgent Legal Help?
My Boss Is Accusing Me Of Steeling Money When Get This I Wasn'T Even At Work Yesturday. I Was Off Sick Yesturday And On Monday A Client Came To Pay For Service'S Rendered. I Took The Money Red It Into The System As Paid And Thats It. Monday Afternoon He Didnt Come In To Collect The Money So I Hid It Away In A Special Place Where My Boss Knows I Put It Away Normaly. Tuesday Morning I Phoned In Sick And Didnt Tell Him There Was Money In The Shop But Later He Did Tell Me That He Saw The Money And Recieved It! This Money Morning He Told Me He Left The Money At The Shop And I Should Send It To Him So I Went Where He Would Put The Money And It Was Not There I Told Him So And He Accused Me Of Steeling The Money. End Of Story. Please Help I Dont Know What To Do I Did Not Take The Money Or Touch It After Monday When I Put It Way! His Wife Was Here And There Is A History Of Her Taking The Money From The Shop. They In Actual Fact Owe Me Money And Lots Of It!

Omg that is horrible!!! My friend just went through a similar situation at her work. I am so sorry to hear this happened to you!

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Contact your local bar association. They have a lawyer referral service.

Odds are, you will have to pay for an attorney.

I've never heard of free divorce attorneys.

But if you and your soon to be Ex can amicably agree on the terms of your divorce, you may be able to complete the divorce for a small amount.

Good Luck to you.