A lot of people do not think about finding a legal professional till they are in desperate need. The legal situation could be personal, like family law, for a divorce or if you are looking for a bankrupcy or trust lawyer. It may be a felony case you want to be defended on. Businesses need to have attorneys as well, no matter whether they are being sued for discrimination, sexual harassment, or perhaps unjust business procedures. Tax lawyers are also very helpful anytime coping with government problems. Just like doctors, lawyers have expertise. A huge, full service law firm has a lot of attorneys with numerous areas of expertise, so hinging on your company legal issue, you can instantly retain the very best legal professional to fulfill your current need without having to begin your search each time you need legal assistance.It is ideal to obtain a legal professional you can believe. You really want one with a decent record, who istrustworthy, effective, and wins cases. You would like to have confidence that they will represent you thoroughly and charge you fairly for their services. Occasionally a reference from a good friend or business associate can be practical, having said that you should hold your options open and review all the firms available, simply because when you want legal support, you need it instantly and you want the finest you can pay for. Thank you for hunting for a attorney at law with us. Your time is important, and Action Pages, at Actionyp.com, is pleased to provide specific search variables to meet your needs. We constantly try to concentrate on the most popular phrases so you can promptly find whatever you are looking for.
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In Desperate Need Of A Lawyer?
About 2 1/2 Years Ago, I Had A Severe Asthma Attack That Left Me Sligthly Disabled. I Personally Feel That The Hospital Is Responsible For My Current State. I Have A Seizure Disorder, From Lack Of Oxygen, And Psychological Distress. I Recently Went To My Neurologist, And He Informed Me That The Parts Of My Brain That Is Responsible For Memory Are Not Symmetrical And Are Sized Differently. Anyway, Right After I Got Out Of The Hospital 2 Years Ago, My Husband And I Immediately Took Legal Action Against The Hospital For Medical Malpractice And Was Told That I Didn'T Have A Case. So We Gave Up. Now Here It Almost Three Years Later And My Physical And Mental Condition Is Worse Than Ever. But My Dilemma Is That There Is Only A 2 Year Time Period In Which A Person Can Take Legal Action Against Someone. I Live In Nj And I Need To Know If There Any Possibities Of Successfully Pursuing A Lawsuit Against This Hospital Or Is It Too Late?
To answer your question it is too late: why? Statute of limitation is within 2 years. The fact that you state 2.5 years ago is one reason.
The NJS cites: Statute of Limitations
Medical malpractice actions must be commenced within two years from the date of the act or omission giving rise to the complaint, or two years from the date the injury was or reasonably should have been discovered. Under New Jersey law, except in cases of medical malpractice resulting from birth injury, the statute of limitations begins to run on a minor's eighteenth birthday. Any claim for malpractice based on birth injury must be filed by a minor's thirteenth birthday.
New Jersey Statute §§ 2A: 53A-27 to NJSA 2A: 53A-29
In New Jersey, in order to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice, the plaintiff (person filing the lawsuit) must provide each defendant (person being sued) with an Affidavit of Lack of Care.
Failure to provide the affidavit as required may result in the dismissal of the complaint.
The Affidavit of Lack of Care must:
Be a notarized statement by a licensed professional in that field.
For example- if suing a dentist, one needs the affidavit of a dentist.
Say that there is a reasonable possibility that the care, skill or knowledge used by the professional in treating the plaintiff fell outside acceptable medical standards.
The affidavit must be provided within 60 days after the date the defendant filed a written answer to the complaint.
As a suggestion you may wish to go this route:
File a complaint with the NJDOH I have provided the link below
For Those Working (Or Who Have Worked) At A Small Law Firm?
I'M Currently A Law Student And I Was Hoping That Someone Could Tell Me About The Advantages And/Or Disadvantages Of Working At A Small Law Firm (20 Lawyers Or Less) As Opposed To A Big Law Firm. Thanks!
The smaller the law firm, the more "hats" you will be asked to wear. The smaller the law firm, the less pay you usually receive.
If you can, change your major asap.
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, 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.
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.)
Will Attorney Keep Entire Retainer?
If I Have Given An Attorney A $2000 Retainer For The First 10 Hours Of Work, And Our Case Was Settled Within 5 Hours Of His Time, Will He Keep The Remainder Of The Retainer? Our Case Was Settled In Mediation And Did Not Require Much Of The Attorney'S Time.
If he's nice, he will give half of it back.
I Need This Legal Case Broken Down I Have Some Answers Already But Need Help?Paralegal Lawyer Help On This?
Ok I Cant Find The Statute On Common Law Marriage In Iowa. Can Someone Provide The Statute? Ok Conflicting Statements Of The Law Have Confussed Me On This Issue.... In A Divorce Decree It Saise That If The Defendant Cohabits Or Is Remarried Any Longer Then 30 Days Alimony Ends. This Was The Terms In The Decree However.. Cohabitation Is Not Defined As A Person Living With Someone For 30 Days, But Someone Who Has Financial Changed The Status Of The Plaintiff By Sharing &Quot;As A Couple&Quot; Bills, And So Forth. What Is Conflicting Is Would The Decree Be Considered Fair And Reasonable And If So Does The Defendants Definition Of Cohabitation Stand Being Those Were The Terms Of The Decree Or Does The Deffinition Of The Court Of Cohabitation Stand? Reason This Is Important Is Because This Guy Hired A Private Investigator And Found Out About Cohabitation Of 12 Months But No Solid Proof That This Has Changed The Financial Situation Of The Defendant. See It Is Kind Of Conlficting. Help?
here is an article called "How to Find Legal Help When You Can't Afford It" with links to legal information and legal assistance in every state:
I suggest that you seek a consultation with an attorney because you need legal advice to resolve this question.
Online Iowa legal information and resources can be found here if you want to look for more general information:
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Anyone In Law School Or Lawyers: What Are All The Types Of Lawyers??
I'M Interested In Becoming A Lawyer When I Grow Up. I Was Wondering What Are All The Types Of Lawyers, About How Much You Get Paid, Any Tips For Collage Or High School. Thanks. I Give Best Answers!!!
Good for you! That's sort of a difficult question to answer because a lawyer can practice many different areas of law but I'll try to break it down for you.
Usually lawyers are split up into two groups: litigation lawyers and corporate lawyers. Litigation lawyers work on cases involving the courts, they're the ones that you'll see in movies yelling at judges in the court room and making big scenes. (In real life, it's incredibly more lame than that, but you can dream). A corporate lawyers works for companies, and will do things like tax law and mergers & acquisitions, or M&A (when two companies combine into one bigger one).
Aside from those two major differences, there are a ton (endless really) of areas of law, including international law (dealing with laws of different countries), tax law, criminal law, employment law, intellectual property law (when people steal other people's ideas or inventions), etc.
As far as payment, I believe the average attorney makes around $60,000 dollars a year. BUT, in places like New York City or Chicago, a lawyer who works at a big fancy law firm can make about $400,000 a year. It really varies. The trick is to do really well in school and go to a top law school (if you want to work at a big fancy firm).
DO WELL IN SCHOOL. Those lawyers making half a million dollars a year? Those were the nerds in high school getting straight A's. They went to top colleges and top law schools. That's not to say that you can't have a successful law career without going to Harvard, but you need to have the grades to show employers that you'll do well.
In high school: do well and get into a good college.
In college: pick a major that focuses on analytical thinking (like comparing and contrasting things) and WRITING (lawyers write A LOT). Majors like Political Science, English, and History are popular for lawyers but really, as long as you can write very well and get good grades, your major isn't terribly important.
After that, it's law school time! From personal experience, I recommend taking a year or two off before going into law school to work as a paralegal at a law firm. That way you can be doubly sure that being a lawyer is something you want to do. You'll spend a LOT of money and time going to law school so be 100% sure it's for you.