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Tell Me Why I Had To Pay For My Chiropractor Bill For A Slip And Fall But Not A Car Wreck?
If you slipped and fell on your own property, homeowners liability does not cover it. It only covers your liability for injuries to others.
If you slipped and fell on someone else's property, their Iiability insurance should cover it.
If you're in a car accident, and it's the other person's fault, they're liable and their insurance should cover it. If you live in a no-fault state, your insurance will cover it.
Is The Position Of Public Defender Stressful? Is It A Good Starting Position For An Aspiring Trial Lawyer?
I'M A Sophomore In College, And I Will Be Going To Law School Directly After Undergraduate School (Or At Least That'S My Plan As Of Now). I'Ve Inherited A Large Sum Of Money; I Can Live Off The Interest Of The Inheritance With Ease. Therefore, The Public Defender'S Low Salary Wouldn'T Matter Really.
I'Ve Just Heard That You Get A Lot Of Practice In The Courtroom Very Early In The Job, Which Seems Like A Plus.
At Any Rate, Any Advice Pertaining To The Legal Field Is Welcome.
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
If A Professional (Dr, Lawyer, Ect) Provides Services For Free Can They Use It As A Tax Write Off?
How About Dentists?
The simple but unhelpful answer is that it depends.
If the services are provided to a charity such as an organization that has qualified as a non-profit under Section 501(c)(3), and the original purpose was to contribute those services, the value of the services is deductible.
If the professional performs services intending to be paid, then gets cuffed, (s)he can't write those off as a charitable deduction. If, however, the professional is on an "accrual" accounting system rather than on a cash basis, once a determination is made that the fee isn't going to be paid, it can then be written off as a bad debt.
In brief, in an accrual system, the income is counted as such as soon as the fee is billed. In a cash system, the income isn't counted until it's received. If a pro is on a cash system and simply doesn't get paid, it's not deductible. If the accounting is on an accrual basis, the reason the unpaid fee is deductible is because it's a deduction against money counted as income because the income won't be realized.
Hope that helps.
I Am Doing A Paper For College On Fathers Rights But Can'T Seem To Find The Info I Need?
I Am Wanting To Do It On How The Laws Have Changed Over The Years To Give Fathers More Rights To Their Children After A Divorce. I Am Also Wanting To Find Out Who Intially Started The Effort To Get Them Changed.
The Fathers' rights movement is a movement whose members are primarily interested in issues related to family law, including child custody and child support that affect fathers and their children.
Many of its members are fathers who desire to share the parenting of their children equally with their children's mother - either after divorce or as unwed fathers. Many women, including the second wives, girlfriends or close relatives of these fathers, are also members of the fathers' rights movement.
Most of the members of the fathers' rights movement had little prior interest in the law or politics. However, as they felt that their goal of equal shared parenting was being frustrated by the family courts, many took an interest in family law, including child custody and child support.
Though it has been described as a social movement, members of the movement believe their actions are better described as part of a civil rights movement.
Objections to the characterizations of the movement as a social movement are related to the belief that discrimination against fathers moves beyond the social sciences and originates in government intervention into family life.
Warren Farrell, a veteran of the women’s, men’s and fathers’ movement since the 1970’s, and the author of Father and Child Reunion, feels the movement is also a civil rights movement for children, because in his view, children of divorce raised equally by fathers do better psychologically, socially, academically, and physically.
The movement has received international press coverage as a result of high profile activism of their members, has become increasingly vocal, visible and organised, and has played a powerful presence in family law debates.
Major For Law School?
I Am Planning To Go To The U.S For My Undergrad I Want To Major In Psychology....After That I Want To Attend The Best Law School & Become A Lawyer...Is Psychology A Good Major?I Hv Heard People Say That The Major Doesnt Matter But Still...
I am an associate at an AmLaw top ten firm.
Your question is complex. Why do you want to major in psychology? If it is because you are personally interested in it, and you might do something other than go to law school, then go for it. If there's a chance you might want to go into counseling or social work, there's no reason not to major in psych. You can still get into law school -- no law school will hold a non-law related major against you when considering you for admission.
But if you know you're going to law school, and you want to major in the discipline that will be most useful to you, there's truly only one answer to your question. Major in English. Learn to read (i.e., to comprehend and analyze what you are reading). Learn to write (i.e., persuasively, objectively, technically, analytically). Assuming you know how to read and write, learn to read and write better. Concentrate on becoming the best reader and writer you can. That is what will help you as a lawyer more than anything else you might learn as a college student.
If you have an aversion to an English major, then major in philosophy. Sounds "useless" to you? Wrong. Learn to think. Learn to argue. Learn to push contradictory ideas up against each other, and evaluate them. Learn the significance of the context to that evaluation.
Do not concentrate on trying to learn substantive material that you believe will help you in law school. It won't. You will be taught all the substantive material you need while you are in law school. You don't need to understand "political science" to succeed in law school (or as a lawyer); you don't need to know a lot of "history" to succeed in law school (or as a lawyer); you don't need even need to know a lot of LAW to succeed in law school (or as a lawyer). Law school will give you what you need in those respects and, where it does not, you will gather it on your own in your practice of the law.
What you need to know before you show up at law school is how to read, write, and think. In law school, you will be taught to read, write, and think like a lawyer. You can always minor in psych.
This answer is about what you need to succeed in law school, not about what you need to gain admission. As to the latter, your major is unimportant. Approximately 90% of the admissions decision for all the top law schools is a formulaic weighted analysis of your undergraduate GPA combined with your LSAT score.
Corporate Law Firm Internship?
Just Thought That I Would Reach Out More Widely Than Just To My Local Law Firms And Ask If Anyone Works In A Large Corporate Law Firm Or Knows A Family Member Who Does Who Would Be Willing To Take In A 3Rd Year Honors Law Student For An Internship.
It depends on your grades. If you don't have straight A's, forget about getting a job as a lawyer.