Finding A Seasoned Lawyer Irrespective of what your legal needs are you will see that there are many lawyers in your area that advertise which they are experts in your sort of case. This will make the process of finding one with quite a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the tips below it is possible to define your search on the right one out of almost no time. The initial step is to create a selection of the lawyers which are listed in your neighborhood focusing on your position. When you are which makes this list you must only include those that you have an effective vibe about according to their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down by using a while evaluating their site. There you should certainly find the amount of years they are practicing and a few general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list should have shrunken further to people which you felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate volume of experience. You must then make time to check out independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure to see the reviews rather than relying upon their overall rating. The info in the reviews gives you a sense of how they communicate with the clientele and the time they invest into each case they are focusing on. Finally, you will need to talk with no less than the last three lawyers which may have the credentials you are looking for. This gives you enough time to genuinely evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and the case. It is imperative that you follow all of these steps to ensure that you find someone containing the correct degree of experience to obtain the very best outcome.
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Whats Better Being A Lawyer, Graphics Designer, Or A Judge?
If You Had A Chance To Study Any Of Those 3 Things For A Full Scholarship Which One Would You Choose And Why?
Lawyers are a dime a dozen, go medical. Heck, there is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $98,000K well above lawyers. Dentists 180,000K median and there is a shortage, and of course a shortage of MDs.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.
Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.
From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.
From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.
New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers
“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn."
Growth of Legal Sector
Lags Broader Economy; Law Schools Proliferate
For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.
The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.
A slack in demand appears to be part of the problem. The legal sector, after more than tripling in inflation-adjusted growth between 1970 and 1987, has grown at an average annual inflation-adjusted rate of 1.2% since 1988, or less than half as fast as the broader economy, according to Commerce Department data.
On the supply end, more lawyers are entering the work force, thanks in part to the accreditation of new law schools and an influx of applicants after the dot-com implosion earlier this decade. In the 2005-06 academic year, 43,883 Juris Doctor degrees were awarded, up from 37,909 for 2001-02, according to the American Bar Association. Universities are starting up more law schools in part for prestige but also because they are money makers. Costs are low compared with other graduate schools and classrooms can be large. Since 1995, the number of ABA-accredited schools increased by 11%, to 196.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, the inflation-adjusted average income of sole practitioners has been flat since the mid-1980s. A recent survey showed that out of nearly 600 lawyers at firms of 10 lawyers or fewer in Indiana, wages for the majority only kept pace with inflation or dropped in real terms over the past five years.
Many students "simply cannot earn enough income after graduation to support the debt they incur," wrote Richard Matasar, dean of New York Law School, in 2005, concluding tha
How Do I Find The Best Discrimination Lawyer In Arizona?
Is There A Publication That List The Best Lawyers In Arizona For Discrimination Or Is There An Easy Way To Find Out? Are Lawyer Track Records Public Info?
I would "google" some key words - like "Discrimination" and "settlement" and "Arizona" - and see what cases come up. Then I would look at the highest settlement, and see who the attorney was for the aggrieved.
After the cases are settled, they are public record, but there is no list of attorney "track records"
Which Is Better, Westlaw Or Black'S Law Dictionary?
Entering Law School In The Fall, Parents Want To Get Me A Law Dictionary As A Graduation Present, Which Do You Think Would Be More Helpful?
That is like asking which is better, a hammer or a saw? The answer depends on what you plan to use each for.
Every law student needs a Black's Law Dictionary. You will need to know many terms that are commonly used by lawyers, but not by regular people. You will get lost without the dictionary.
Westlaw can help you find cases more quickly. You will need to do lots of that in law school as well . . . and afterward.
If I had to select one, I'd go with Black's, but really hope it is not an either/or situation. Both would be very helpful.
Based On The Blurred Lines Verdict, Will Song Writers Need To Hire Lawyers To Perform Prior Art Searches In The Future Similar To Patents?
Patent Filers Have Always Had To Do Prior Art Searches, Often Hiring An Ip Lawyer To Do Much Of The Work For Them. Is It Likely Song Writers Will Now Have To Do The Same To Avoid Copyright Infringement In The Wake Of The Blurred Lines Verdict?
There is no legal obligation for any inventor to do any prior art search. Unlike copyright, the patent office does a search before issuing a patent. Unlike copyright, there is no pre-emption of others who have created EXACTLY THE SAME THING, provided they did not copy someone else.
For instance, you and I are shoulder-to-shoulder at the Grand Canyon and use identical cameras with identical settings, aimed the same direction, and take pictures at exactly the same time. We each own the copyright of our respective photographs. You cannot prevent me from publishing mine and vice versa, even though yours is identical. You cannot prove I copied yours, therefore, it is not (by definition) a copyright infringement.
Patents are different. If you and I patent "the same thing", in completely different parts of the world, it comes down to who did it first, because there is a legal fiction that all "prior art" is equally obtainable and that ONE of us had the misfortune of having a patent examiner who failed to find the killer art to reject the junior application.
It does, however, raise an interesting question (for a jury instruction) of what constitutes a distinctive, recognizable, "creative and original" sound in the form of music, that can be deemed to have been unlawfully copied (or made into a derivative work).
I, for one, would NEVER intentionally let my fortune swing on the wisdom of some randomly selected jury in federal court.
Anyone Out There Know Anything About Probate Court?
My Fiance'S Mother Passed Away Last Week From Colin Cancer, She Didn'T Have A Will & His Step Dad Is Telling Him That He Isn'T Intitled To Any Of His Mother'S Esstate. My ? To All Is... Whats The Low Down On Probate? We Have A Lawyer. But We Want To Know What Are Some Things We Need To Know Before All Of This Gets Blown Up In Court. All We Know About His Mom Is That She Had...A Car In Her Name, She Owned Half Of The Home, And Half Of Her Huspands Truck. We Know That She Had Life Insuance, & A Retirement Plan. My Fiance'S Step Dad Is Also Telling Us That He Is Going To Get Rid Of His Mom'S Car. Is This Legal? Can He Do Any Of This Without Even Putting Anything Into Probate? Is There Anyone Out There That Has Been In This Same Situation That Might Have Some Advice? The Reason I Am Asking About All Of This Is Because My Fiance' Has Already Lost One Parent (His Father) 2 Years Ago... He Was Left Out Of Everything Because Of His Stupid Step Mom. Please Help!
Hi. I've been a legal assistant for 25 years. Please know the step-dad is most likely BS-ing you guys. No will from the deceased means your fiance may very well be entitled to a portion of his mother's estate, regardless if she was married or not. With no will, the law normally steps in and makes proper division of the assets of the estate. This can be a long, drawn out process. Each state may vary in what percentage a spouse gets if the other spouse has surviving children from a previous marriage(your fiance), i.e. perhaps the surviving spouse will get 50% and your fiance 50%, or it could be divided 70/30. If you have an attorney worth his salt, he should have explained this to you. The attorney needs to file for an injunction or bring a motion before your local court to prevent the step-father from disposing of ANY asset of the estate, until an inventory can be completed. If the step dad contests the motion on his own or with his own attorney, the court will appoint a guardian ad litem (as such a disinterested 3rd party that is an attorney, that will basically represent the deceased's interest/estate to review, assess and inventory the estate. Thereafter, again, according to your state's law, the estate will then be divided proportionately. Be advised that once the court orders the injunction or the motion is approved and a Court order is issued, there are sanctions (penalties) that can be instilled upon the step father for contempt should he dispose of any assets in the interim. As to things like cars, the court will probably order the vehicle be sold and again, profits would be proportionately divided. For insurance policies, who gets it depends upon who is listed as beneficiary of the policy at the time of his mother's death. It could be the step dad, your fiance or whomever his mother chose. Please don't feel alone, this happens all over the country and especially when "blended families" are involved. I hope this helps!
If Some Feels Their Civil Rights Have Been Violated Because Of Their Race Who Do You Call Other Than A Lawyer I Mean Like So Serious It Could Lead To A Big Law Suit Againt The Police Department I Have Contacted The State Govenor My Email But I Need Someone To Get Down To The Bottom Of The Problem Who Else Should I Contact? Who Is Over A Police Dept Does The Police Have Police For Them Who Make Sure That They Are Doing Their Job
If you feel you have what is called a 1983 Action (violation of civil rights) you should call an attorney first.
They take that type of case on what is called a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay them unless they win your case. Just make sure that theattorney has experience in practicing before a Federal Court.
As for who is over the Police Department, it would start with the Police Commission, then the City Council, then the State Attorney General.