3 Ways To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to pass through the legal court system, specifically if you lack confidence inside your legal team. Listed here are three important methods to know that you've hired the correct lawyer: 1. They Specialize In Your Type Of Case Legal requirements is frequently tricky and that requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you want a legal professional, look for person who deals with the issue you're facing. Even though a member of family or friend recommends you make use of a firm they are aware, if they don't use a focus that's similar to your case, keep looking. When your attorney is surely an expert, especially in the difficulty you're facing, you realize you've hired the best one. 2. The Lawyer Has A Winning Record According to the circumstances, it may be hard to win an instance, specifically if the team working for you has virtually no experience. Look for practices who have won numerous cases that pertain to yours. Although this is no guarantee that you case will likely be won, it offers you a better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In case the attorney you've chosen takes time to listen for your concerns and answer your inquiries, you've probably hired the best one. Regardless how busy these are or how small your concerns seem off their perspective, it's critical that they answer you within a caring and timely manner. From the point of view of a common citizen who isn't knowledgeable about the judicial system, court cases could be pretty scary you need updates and to think that you're portion of the solution. Some attorneys are merely a lot better to both you and your case than the others. Make sure you've hired the most appropriate team for your personal circumstances, to actually can placed the matter behind you as quickly as possible. Faith within your legal representative is the initial step to winning any case.
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How Do I Become A Criminal Lawyer?
I'M 16 Years Old And I'M Wondering How Do I Become A Criminal Lawyer.
In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take classes/seminars etc. to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!)
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 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!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with 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...
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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.)
I Need Advice On My Degree Plan On Becoming A Business Lawyer.?
I Need Some Advice. I’M 20 Years Old. I Am Going To The University Of Phoenix And I Want To Be A Business Lawyer. My Current Degree Plan Is:
Associates – Business
Bachelors – Psychology
Masters – Business
Doctorate – Law
Any Educational Pointers Such As Changing My Degree Plan? Any Courses To Recommend? Any And All Advice Is Welcome. I Know What I Want But I Do Not Really Have Anyone To Get Advice From. Thanks!
Errr, you could do a JD/MBA joint program. Or get them separately. However, most "business" lawyers don't have an MBA. I'd be considered a "business" lawyer but I don't have any business degrees. MBA is nice to have, but certainly not mandatory. MBA is more for management, not the technical side of business which is what's more useful to a business lawyer. An undergrad finance degree with some experience in the field would really be more useful to a business lawyer than a MBA.
Why are you getting an associates degree? Why not skip it and go straight for a bachelors? Edit: good. As long as you aren't wasting any extra time and can apply those units towards a bachelors.
Why are you doing psych as a bachelors degree? The only real benefit for that is psych is easy and you're trying to get a high GPA so you can get into a better law school.
Long Story!! I Need Some Legal Advice! Help!!?
Ok This Is The Story. I Have This Uncle Named Art And He Has This &Quot;So Called&Quot; Wife, Bertha. They Have Been Off And On Before I Was Even Born (I Am 21 Yrs Old). Well He Hasn'T Been On The Right Track Lately. He Just Got A Good Job And His Living Situation Is Not Good. He Stays With One Of His Friends. He Is Basically Trying To Get Back On His Feet. Well Anyhow, He Has 2 Kids (Ages: 6 & 10 From A Different Lady) And My Mom Offered To Take Them In Her Home, So That They Don'T Have To Be Moving From Home To Home With Their Dad, My Uncle Art. Therefore So That They Can Go To School And Have A Home. Well My Uncle Paid My Mom $800 Every Two Weeks For Food And Stuff To Buy The Kids If They Needed It. He Took His Kids On The Weekends And Spent Time With Them Like Any Father Would Do. One Day He Had A Stroke And Everything Changed! He’S Alive But Is Paralyzed On The Whole Right Side Of His Body So He Is Still In The Hospital. At The Time Of His Stroke, Him And Bertha Were Not Together And All Of A Sudden She Wanted To Come Back Into The Picture. Well The Stroke Happened Around The Beginning Of May. Since That Time, My Mom Has Not Gotten Paid. My Mom Is Fine With It Because She Is Still Babysitting The Kids, From Her Heart. She Don’T Want Them To Go With Bertha Because She Doesn’T Trust That Woman. Like I Said, She All Of A Sudden Came Back In The Picture (Prolly Because Of His Insurance Money). They Are Still Married Legally, But Separated From Time To Time. That Woman Is One Slick B****! When My Mom Started Taking Care Of The Kids, I Typed This Letter Up For My Mom So That My Uncle Art Can Sign. Its Just Saying How Much He Gives Her, That She’S The Guardian Of The Kids, Blah Blah Blah. Just For Future References. Even The School Papers For His Kids Have My Mom As The Guardian, Not His Wife Bertha. Well Since His Accident, Bertha Has Been Doing Some Work With His Insurance And Is Needing Legal Documents From My Mom About How Much My Uncle Art Gave Her And Other Stuff So That The Insurance Or Whomever Can Start Helping My Mom Out And Give Her Money Or Whatever. My Mom Never Gave It To Her Because She Really Didn’T State Why She Really Needed It Or Who Needed It!! She Often Avoided That Question. Then One Day She Just Told My Mom She Handled It. She Didn’T Need The Paper. My Mom Was Like, “Okay, What Did She Just Do?” We Were Thinking Okay Maybe She Just Typed Up A Letter And Forged My Moms Name Or Something Or Maybe Did That And Changed The Amount To Less Or Whatever. So Now She Calls My Mom And Says She Will Give My Mom 200 A Week. I Told My Mom That I Didn’T Trust Her. I Told Her To Make A Copy Of The Money On Her Scanner And Have Her Sign It And Put It Up In Her Files. So My Mom Can Have Proof She Is Getting Paid. Well What If Bertha Doesn’T Want To Do That? How Can My Mom Tell Her That She Needs To? Where And Who Can My Mom Talk To Someone About This? My Mom Is Worried And Doesn’T Trust This Lady For Nothing. We Know This Lady Is Up To Something. She Says She Can Take The Kids From My Mom Because She Is His Wife. Is That True? All The School Papers And Letter States That My Mom Is The Guardian. Not Her. What Can My Mom Do And Whom Can She Talk To. We Live In Houston, Texas. Is There Someone Here That You Recommend Or What. Please Help!! Give Me Some Sort Of Advice.
Unless there is something official from a court or government agency that gives your mom LEGAL guardianship, she is not the guardian.
If Bertha is the mother of these children, it is likely that Bertha can come get them any time she wants and there is nothing you or your mom can say about it unless you take Bertha to court and demonstrate that she is unfit.
I would have to see the exact insurance policy to say one way or the other, but it is very possible that Bertha doesn't have to give your mom any money at all. However, if Bertha did need some documentation from your mom but this was not provided to her, I would contact the insurance company that paid the claim and contact their fraud division. Every insurance company has a fraud division. If Bertha did forge your mom's signature in order to obtain benefits where she could not have otherwise, it is possible a crime was committed. You could contact the police too and make a report, but since you are unsure of what the deal is to begin with, I'd contact the insurance company and let them look into it.
There are slimy people everywhere, and sometimes they take advantage of things. When this happens, even if we know we are correct in what we are doing or trying to do, it won't stop them and the law does not protect us. It's not illegal to be slimy.
Free Immigration Lawyers?
Are There Any Immigration Lawyers That Do Pro Bono Work? I Am In Alabama, And My Husband And I Need Help Filing Out I-130 Since We Got Married After I Was Already In Removal Proceedings
No you cant find a free lawyer. you have to go to cuidad de juarez, mex. or look up the embassy from the country you are from and file from there while your husband files in united states and that is when the lawyer helps you.
Looking For A Bankruptcy Lawyer
Who Knows Of A Good Bankruptcy Lawyer In The San Francisco Bay Are California.
Try this website.....has lawyer referral and all for the bay area
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Or Google...san francisco bay bar assoication....or san francisco bay bankruptcy attorney...they all should give you a start to finding one....Good Luck!
2 Degree Assault Juvenile Charges?
Im 13 Years Old And I Have Been Attacked By One Of The Students In Charles Carroll Middle School,The Scene Was Caught On Camera And That Person Threw The First Punch And It Was Caught On Camera And He Dropped Hes School Id.And I Talked To The Sheriff My Friend Broke Up The Fight,And The Sheriff Said He Will Get My Information And Come To The School Tomorrow ( I Go To That School To) The Boy Who Attacked Me Is 14 Years Of Age.. What Kind Of Charges I Can Press On Him, And How Long Could He Be In Juvenile?
He can be charged without being put in juvenile detention, he will probably be cited (issued a ticket), and be required to show in court. If this is his first offense he may do community service hours and a certain amount of probation. It depends on the amount of damage he did to you as to the charges he will face. Regardless of what you request him to be charged with, he can plea bargain it down with the District Attorney ( well his parents can since he's a minor) if he hasn't made this a history he'll will most likely get unsupervised probation and community service, if it's happened before his charges will go up a notch. I wouldn't hold my breath on him doing time though.