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Switching Careers Arts To Law Advice?
I Have An Associate Of Arts And Associate Of Science In Graphic Design. I Am Thinking About What I Should Major Into For A Bachelors Degree, And I'M Having Trouble Deciding. Originally, I Had Planned To Get A Degree Related To The Arts Like In Graphic Arts. However, The Absolute Lack Of Work, Especially Steady Work Scares Me. I Don'T Want To Be A Freelancer, And Finding A Permanent Job In Design Is Very Tough. So I Am Thinking About Eventually Going To Law School. What Kind Of Bachelors Should I Get Then? Poli Sci? Business? I Am Not So Great With Math, So Business Is A Tough One, With Stats And Calculus.
Please Help! And Please Don'T Even Bother Telling Me To Stick With What &Quot;I Like&Quot; I Can'T Afford To Do That.
Your area of study in college is not going to have as much impact on your chances of admission into a top law school as your GPA and the reputation and standing of your college and the department for your major.
Writing and reading comprehension skills as well as critical analysis and thinking are the primary assets that law school develops and a good lawyer utilizes. Fields of study in college that focus on these skills, political science, literature, philosophy,history etc. are typical majors for law school applicants.
However, if your intent is to practice patent law, or you at least want to keep that avenue open as a legal career option a science degree (or enough matriculation to be qualified to receive a science degree) is required for admission to the patent bar.
I should caution you that generally speaking, it's been my observation that people that have shared your motivations and reasoning for becoming a lawyer generally end up being very dissatisfied with their careers and many end up abandoning the practice of law within 10-15 years of graduation.
Your tuition fees alone for 4 years of college and 3 years of law school are likely to exceed $150k, possibly even $200k at the rate tuitions are rising for law school each year. If you are going to finance your education primarily through student loans, that means you are either going to end up taking an associate position in a big law firm (assuming you can even get one of those coveted positions) working well over 2500 hours a year, often 80 hours or more a week, constantly tied to work with your firm issued blackberry and laptop, in a work atmosphere and culture that you may find extremely tedious and stifling, or you will take a position that pays significantly less and live a very hard lifestyle under crushing student loan debt for many many years.
Be aware that, contrary to a commonly held belief, your first job as a practicing attorney is not going to pay that much unless you do work at a big law firm, and you will not likely get a job at a big law firm unless you graduate in the top quarter of your class from a tier 1 (top ranked) law school. The national average for first year attorney salaries is in the 50k-75k range.
Also if you thought the job market for your current career field is bad, you should be aware it is probably exponentially worse for lawyers. Even in a healthy economy, there are simply too many law schools churning out too many law school graduates each year that the market cannot support which is why many law school graduates cannot get employed as an attorney even a year after graduation, and why many of those who do get employed end up in attorney jobs that they do not like or even hate. In this recession, there have been thousands of attorney layoffs in this year to date alone and were thousands last year as well. Law firms that were well established names in the industry for decades have dissolved. Oh and that big law salary for first year associates? It has been cut from $160k to $140-145k with no raises or bonuses for many of them.
I'm not saying this to scare you away from pursuing a career in law. I am happy with my career (so far - touch wood), but the manner in which I decided to pursue it was much more informed and planned than most, and everyday I see many of my peers that are not happy or downright miserable with their career choice. I am just suggesting you seriously reconsider your reasons and perhaps take some time to get some direct exposure to law practice (internship, part time staff job etc.) while you are in college before making the jump after college graduation to law school.
Best Lawyer Joke..............?
My Favorite Professor Is A Lawyer.... His Birthday Is The Last Day Of Class.... I Want To Give Him A Card.... With A Lawyer Joke In It...
Best Answer To Best Joke --- He Has A Sense Of Humor, So Don'T Worry About It If It'S 'Off-Color' -- But Should You Not Want To Post It, You Can Email It To Me....
Q: What is the difference between a tick and a lawyer?
A tick falls off of you when you die.
Q: Why does the law society prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?
A: To prevent clients from being billed twice for essentially the same service.
Q: What do you call a lawyer who doesn't chase ambulances?
Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Six. One to change the bulb and five to write the environmental impact statement.
Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.
Q: Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons?
A: If one side has one, the other side has to get one. Once launched, they cannot be recalled. When they land, they screw up everything forever.
Q: What do you get if you send a prostitute to law school?
A: A ******* know-it-all.
Q: What do lawyers use for birth control?
A: Their personalities.
Q: What can a goose do, a duck can't, and a lawyer should?
A: Stick his bill up his @$%.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a rooster?
When a rooster wakes up in the morning, its primal urge is to cluck defiance.
Q: Have you heard about the lawyers' word processor?
A: No matter what font you select, everything come out in fine print.
Q: Did you hear about the new microwave lawyer?
A: You spend eight minutes in his office and get billed as if you'd been there eight hours.
Q: Did you hear about the group of terrorists that hijacked a plane full of lawyers?
A: They called down to ground control with their list of demands, threatening that if their demands weren't met, they would release one lawyer every hour.
Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
A: His lips are moving.
Q: If you see a lawyer on bicycle, why should you swerve to avoid hitting him?
A: That might be your bicycle.
Q: How many lawyers does it take to roof a house?
A: Depends on how thin you slice them.
Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer #1: Fifty four. Eight to argue, one to get a continuance, one to object, one to demur, two to research precedents, one to dictate a letter, one to stipulate, five to turn in their time sheets, two to depose, one to write interrogatories, two to settle, one to order a secretary to change the bulb, and twenty-eight to bill for professional services.
Answer #2: It only takes one lawyer to change your light bulb... to his.
Answer #3: How many can you afford?
Answer #4: Heck, you need 250 just to apply for the research grant.
Q: How do you get a group of lawyers to smile for a picture?
A: Just say "Fees!"
Q: Why are lawyers so good at racketball?
A: Because they stoop so low.
Q: How does an attorney sleep?
A: First he lies on one side, and then on the other.
Q: What would happen if you lock a zombie in a room full of lawyers?
A: He would starve to death.
Q: What do you call a lawyer with an I.Q. of 50?
Q: What do you call a lawyer gone bad?
A: "Your honor."
Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.
Q: What does it mean when a lawyer tells his clients he has a sliding fee schedule?
A: It means that after you pay his bill, it's financially hard to get back on your feet.
Q: What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start!
Q: Why do they bury lawyers twelve feet deep?
A: Because deep down, they are really good guys.
Q: Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
A: Professional courtesy.
Q: What do you have when a lawyer is buried up to his neck in sand?
A: A shortage of sand.
Q: How do you get a lawyer out of a tree?
A: Cut the rope.
Q: Do you know how to save a drowning lawyer?
Answer #1: Take your foot off his head.
Answer #2: No? Good!
Q: What is the definition of a shame (as in "that's a shame")?
A: When a busload of lawyers goes off a cliff.
Q: What is the definition of a "crying shame"?
A: There was an empty seat.
Q: Where can you find a good lawyer?
A: In the cemetary.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee?
A: A boxing referee doesn't get paid extra for a longer fight.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a leech?
A: When you die, a leech will stop sucking your blood and drop off.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and an angry rhinoceros?
A: The lawyer charges more.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
A: You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline!
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a computer nerd?
A: Sooner or later everyone needs a lawyer.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
A: One is a scum-sucking bottom feeder, and the other is a catfish.
Q: What's the difference between a dead skunk in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?
A: There are skid marks in front of the skunk.
Q: What's the difference between a hooker and a lawyer?
A: A hooker will stop screwing you after you are dead.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a gigolo?
A: A gigolo only screws one person at a time.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a vampire?
A: A vampire only sucks blood at night.
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a vulture?
A: A lawyer can take off his wingtips.
Q: What's the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
A: A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer
Anyone Familiar With Divorce Lawyers?
I Thought My Divorce Was Goin 2 B Non-Contested Yet It'S Not. Therefore, We Decided 2 Try 2 Come 2 An Agreement On Our Own Yet It'S Takin A Bit Of Time Meanwhile We Gave In The Retainer. How Long Can We Take 2 Come 2 An Agreement Without Loosin The Retainer? Is Their A Certain Time Frame? I Haven'T Contact The Lawyer Back Yet Because We Still Haven'T Come 2 An Agreement & Every Single Time You Contact The Attorney....You Loose Money :)
Come to an agreement with your husband about how it is all going to go (division of property/custody of kids/apportionment of bills/etc.), then write a letter to your attorney telling him all of this. Make sure you say that nothing will be contested, and that this is how you want it. The divorce will then proceed along the usual time frame. The attorney will file the papers and in due course you will be granted what is called a consent decree. That means it is finished. As far as your retainer, you have lost that. What you paid, the lawyer will now keep. The best you can do is minimize your contact with him and make it easy for him by spelling it all out (custody/debts/etc.), and then let him do his thing.
Criminal Damage/Destruction Charge? Innocent? Legal Advice? Laywers Attorneys Paralegals Law Students Help!?
So I Was At A Party And Some Kid Pushed Me Into His Girlfriends Window.
They Called The Cops And Told Them I Tried To Push Him And I Flew Back Into The Window As A Result Of My Failed Attempt To Push Him. Well I Never Heard Anything More About It Until I Got Arrested Today. I Guess He Pressed Charges And The Prosecutors Office Actually Decided To Pursue It.
These Kids Were All Drunk And I Was Not Drinking. I Am Straight Edge (Don'T Drink, Smoke, Or Do Drugs) And I Have Tattoos That Prove That.
What Is The Statue Of Limitation On Criminal Damage Or Destruction?
What Are Some Of The Fines And Penelties?
And What Legal Advice Could Anyone Give Me On This Case?
Criminal Destruction Is The Only Charge.
He'S Saying I Pushed Him And That Caused Me To Fall Into The Window. As If I Had Pushed A Brick Wall And Fallen Backwards From It.
And The Tattoo Says Xxx He Who Dies Clean Wins. And If They Were Drunk That Deminishes
Ok, few things here... in most states the statute of limitations is 2 or 3 years up to 7 years to file charges against someone.
(I'm guessing it's well within that.)
They called the cops, which normally means they're not part of the problem, especially if they were drinking. I'm thinking you've got a few statements against you that you were initiating the fight and the window got broke due to that. (just a guess. I've been a criminal defense investigator a long time.. :)
Your tattoo is not admissible in court as proof you don't drink, I can feel the judge's reaction from here, not good. You need to get an attorney, and have him or her work up a good defense for you, with character references, etc, and I'm assuming here you've not got a criminal record. If you're a clean kid with a clean record, most likely you will get what's called a "set aside" or probationary period, where the court sets an amount of time you have to keep your nose clean (usually a year) and if at the end of that year you're not in any other trouble the case is dismissed and that's the end of it. Ask your attorney about getting that as a plea bargain and if you can it's the best that can happen.
The DA wouldn't have bothered to prosecute it unless he thought he could win, so you've got some evidence against you. Now all you can do is plead your cause and hope you don't get a record at the end of it.
How To File Divorce And Child Custody Very Economically?
I Wanna File Divorce And Child Custody With Tight Budget
there is no such thing as a very economically divorce! :) You'll have to pay no matter what.
You can save some $$ if you do most of the work:
1. Know what you want out of it. This means, go to your library and get educated about divorce, caring for children of divorce, financial advice and try to understand what the calculation for child support entails. Read a lot, talk to people, get more info from the internet, go to support groups... etc. If you don't know what you want, you'll know after the above.
2. Get all your financial information together and that means not just making 4 copies of everything, but preparing a truthful statement of expenses and a truthful list of assets and liabilities. Be honest.
3. Keep a journal, jot down the reasons why you want child custody when the child has another parent.... what's the real reason, want to get even? want to make your spouse angry? want to punish your spouse? or is it because you think your spouse is not a good parent?? If it's for all personal and selfish reasons, get over it. A child is or will be suffering already. The last thing he/she will want is to be the punching bag in this mess. Your child, like any other, wants their family together, wants a happy life with both mom and dad... be compassionate towards someone who did not ask for the mess you two are in. And know that he/she will be suffering from this for a long, long time. So, if at all possible, be kind, compassionate, considerate and rise above any desire to punish, get even or.. even to think that you're the best parent. (unless of course there is a really good reason why this is necessary). So write your thoughts about why custody is an issue... but know that whenever custody is involved, you'll be throwing money to the lawyers and you'll be adding more stress to your child.
4. Ask around about lawyers in your area... interview a few. Make sure you know the facts .. yours and your spouse's. How much do you owe on your house, what $benefits you get from your employer.. etc., etc... and know what you want.
5. Good luck... Divorce my friend, is never going to be cheap. it's emotionally expensive and financially ... it's just draining. IF you could save your marriage, do it.
hey.. and don't bad mouth your spouse. That is the one thing that will prevent you from having child custody. KEEP YOUR PROBLEMS, FIGHTS,ETC... OUT OF YOUR CHILD'S HEARING RANGE.........
Legal Laws Concerning Adults And Minors?
My Friend Is Dating A Guy She Is Only 14 (Turning 15 In August) And He Is Turning 18 In June. I'M Trying To Get Her To Wait To Date Him Until She Is Older But She Won'T Listen To Me! They Haven'T Done Anything Sexual Yet But Still... I Was Wondering If There Are Any Laws Or Something That Could Stop Her From Dating Them. How Much Can They Do? (Missouri Laws)
There are no laws concerning dating in any state. The laws only apply to sex. In Missouri, you can only be charged with statutory rape if you are over 21 and the minor is under 17, or if you are over 18 and the minor is under 14. So, they can legally do whatever they want. However, if her parents forbid it they can possibly take out a restraining order depending on circumstances.