Finding A Skilled Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will notice that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise that they can are experts in your form of case. This will make the procedure of finding one with quite a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, if you follow the tips below you will be able to limit your quest off to the right one in almost no time. The first step is to produce a list of the lawyers that happen to be listed in your town specializing in your needs. While you are making this list you should only include those that you have an effective vibe about based upon their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down through taking some time evaluating their site. There you must be able to find the number of years they have been practicing and a few general information about their success rates. At this time your list ought to have shrunken further to people that you just felt had professional websites and an appropriate amount of experience. You must then take the time to look up independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure to read the reviews rather than just relying upon their overall rating. The data in the reviews will provide you with a concept of the direction they connect with their customers and how much time they invest into each case that they are working on. Finally, you will want to meet up with at least the past three lawyers which have the credentials you are searching for. This provides you with enough time to truly evaluate how interested they are in representing you and your case. It is crucial for you to follow every one of these steps to ensure that you hire a company which has the proper measure of experience to help you the ideal outcome.
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I Want To Become A Criminal Lawyer?
What Are All The Laws A Criminal Layer Should Know Can Someone Please Give Me A Website I Can Find All The Laws Or Codes A Criminal Lawyer Should Know
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
Does Anyone Know Of Child Custody Attorneys In Missouri?
Ok, I Want To Obtain Custody Of My Children, But I'M Low Income And Can'T Really Afford Much. Are There Attorneys That Work Pro Bono(?) In These Type Of Cases And If So, Does Anyone Know Of Any?
I assume you're a gatekeeper mother who wants total control over her children? I'm in KCMO, and I work with fathers throughout the state, so I can tell you there's no cheap attorneys. How about mediating it?
If I Went To College For Criminal Law And Forensic Science For 4 Years What Else Is Needed For Secret Service?
Assuming the college was Regionally Accredited, that is sufficient to apply. For other requirements check: http://www.secretservice.gov/join/index.... and for special agents: http://www.secretservice.gov/join/career...
Any major is acceptable, but CJ, Computer Science, Sociology, Accounting, or Psych may stand you in better stead for most positions. However, GPA is probably more important than major. Those meeting the minimum requirements may not compare well to the best qualified applicants, and there are always more applicants than positions. The FBI likes lawyers and accountants, but they hire from various backgrounds, with at least 3 years of substantive employment (http://www.fbijobs.gov/). The same could be said for the Secret Service, their primary duties (outside of protection) involve financial crimes and counterfeiting. Any responsible employment may acceptable, but law enforcement may be beneficial (particularly investigative rather than patrol). Other federal agency job announcements should be available at https://my.usajobs.gov/login.aspx.
The FBI in particular needs people capable of investigating major frauds and conspiracies involving numerous business and technical occupations and professions; whereas, local police are more oriented to street crime. Federal agents must be capable of understanding and communicating at a level above that usually expected from patrol officers. Federal agencies are looking for people who fit in at all social strata, and the expectations are greater with regard to preparation of reports and affidavits. In my experience, state and local officers have their affidavits for search and arrest warrants written by prosecutors; whereas, federal agents write their own.
Being a military officer will normally be advantageous, and military service usually provides veteran preference in the hiring process. However, enlisted service will not necessarily enhance one’s prospects, unless in a specialized position or exemplary service is documented. Military police assignments will not necessarily provide an advantage over infantry assignments, and the branch of service is not necessarily important. Being a practicing attorney or accountant would also place one in a good position. Forensic computer expertise and language capabilities are valued in all agencies.
You are more likely to be successful if you do not restrict yourself to one agency. Moreover, agents get hired from other agencies regularly. If you have proven yourself in another agency (particularly federal), you will have an advantage for FBI hiring. Being a police officer may be helpful, depending on personal performance, assignments, and agency reputation.
In my experience, hiring decisions are made based on college GPA (above 3.5 is a plus), written examinations, physical fitness (possibly physical test results), work experience, possibly a polygraph, ability to communicate orally and in writing, foreign language ability, and graduate/law degrees. There are always more applicants than there are positions.
There are numerous special agent positions (see list below, not all have full arrest, search, and seizure authority), in what was and I assume still is the 1811 job series (1810 are unarmed investigators without arrest authority). There are also law enforcement related positions in the Dept of Homeland Security and other agencies, such as inspector positions or Border Patrol agents, that could be open to those with 2 years of college or less. And, there are federal police officers within federal agencies (e.g., Dept of Veterans Affairs, Treasury, Federal Protective Service). Agencies:
ATF, Customs and Border Protection (uniform wearing: Border Patrol Agent, Officers), DEA, Dept of Def, Dept of State, Dept of Homeland Sec (ICE, TSA), Dept of Labor, EPA, FBI, FDA, Fish & Wildlife (few positions, many applicants), Inspector General Offices within departments and/or agencies, IRS, Marshals Service, Secret Svc, Securities Exchange Commission, and each branch of the Armed Forces (some civilian, some active duty).
Apply at as many places as possible, and accept the first offer. Then, if that’s not where you want to be, keep applying to the agency you want.
Public Defender Or State Attorney'S Office Internship?
I Am A Recent Graduate Planning On Attending Law School Next Year And Have A Choice Between A Local Public Defender Or State Attorney'S Office Internship. Since I'M Not Yet A Law Student I Understand That I Will Be Doing A Mix Of Clerical And Legal Work. Which Of These Is Better For Which Students? For Example, If I Don'T Ever Plan On Working As A Prosecutor/Da/ For The Gov'T Then Should I Not Do The State Attorney'S Office? Is One Considered Relatively More Prestigious Than The Other?
I would recommend state's attorney because you'll be exposed to a lot more types of law there. Public defender is just criminal law, and if you don't know what you want to do, working with the state attorney's office will cover more legal ground so you'll get some different experiences.
One isn't really more prestigious than the other. Neither one will help you get into law school more than the other, and neither one will help you get a job once you're in law school more than the other. If you're sure you want to do criminal law (or if you want a more in-depth experience) go with the public defender. Otherwise state's attorney makes more sense for broader exposure.
Family Court Info Needed?
I Recently Separated With The Father Of My Son. We Lived Together And Tried To Make It Work But I Cheated On Him With Someone I Dated Years Ago. Things Were Not Going Well With The Father Of My Son Anyways. I Have Been Dating This New Man For About 1 Week Now. He Kicked Me And My Son Out The Day He Learned About It.
The Father Of My Son Wants To Take Me To Court To Prove That The Separation Was My Fault And That It'S An Healthy Environment For Our Son. I Only Invite My Old-New Boyfriend In My Apartment When My Son Is Not Home. We Live The Equivalent Of A Long Distance Relationship. Otherwise, I'M A Single Mom And I'M Only In A Relationship When My Son Is At My Parents, My Ex In-Laws And His Dad.
My Ex And Father Of My Son Told Me He Talked To A Lawyer And That They Might Ask My Current Boyfriend To Provide Information About Our Relationship. When It Started, Show Phone Records And Facebook Logs.
Is He Right About That? Is He Even Allowed To? He Wants Full Custody And He Told Me I'M Unfit To Be A Mom, That I Provide An Unfamiliar Environment To My Son.
The above answers are kind of sort of wrong. The correct answer is....
Get a lawyer. If your talking child support and visitation, then you don't need a lawyer. But for a custody battle, your going to need a lawyer.
The first thing you want to talk to your lawyer about is payment. In some states you can get the father to pay your legal bills. You might also be able to make a payment plan. I'm sure money is tight, but this is important.
Without a lawyer, almost anything can happen. With a lawyer, it's almost guaranteed that you'll get custody. Your the mother, and your the current care taker, which gives you a big plus in court. The only way the father could get custody is if he had real proof of very serious abuse. A relationship with someone else doesn't count as child abuse.
Don't give him any information. In any court case you never give out any information until you've cleared it with your lawyer. Nothing. Not even the time of day.
The judge will give you custody and child support, and he'll get visitation. It's all very standard, so don't worry about it.
I'm sure the judge will ask for dna test, but if he doesn't, then I suggest that you ask for one. It's not about how certain YOU are, it's about how certain the father is. You don't want that 10 years from now he's wondering about it.
Wendy's right. He hasn't seen a lawyer. No decent lawyer would start asking for proof of any relationship. The father is just playing you. Getting you all upset.
Should I Go Ahead And Just Give Up And Start Seeking Legal Advice?
I'Ve Posted About My Marrital Problems Before, But Things Are Only Getting Worse. Let Me Give You Some Background And Then Finish My Question At The End. I Really Need Some Advice. And I Don'T Need Children Responding Or Nonserious Sarcastic Responses Please. This Is A Very Serious Situation For Me.
I'Ve Been Wondering For Awhile If I'M Just Being Too Nice To My Husband. I'M Being Perfectly Honest And Giving The Full Scenario. My Husband And I Have Been Married For Six Years And Together Over 7. We Have One Precious Child. I Was A Stay At Home Mom For 2.5 Years And He Works Really Hard Outside The Home. I Already Have One Degree, But Am Going Back To School To Take It A Little Further Now. I Will Have My Bsn Soon, Which Is Very Demanding. I Go To School 4 Days A Week And Work A Part-Time Job On The Weekends. We Live Fairly Nicely And I Don'T Want Or Need For Much. I Am Highly Educated, But Have Decided To Stay Home With Our Son As Much As Possible, And I Did For My Pregnancy And The First 2.5 Years Of Our Son'S Life. I Clean The House Top To Bottom Once A Week, Do All The Laundry, Iron My Husband'S Clothes, Lay His Clothes Out At Night Before Bed So He Has Them Ready In The Morning, Have A Home Cooked Dinner On The Table Every Night At 6:30 (Except For Fridays), Take Care Of All The Finances, Take Care Of The Vehicles, Arrange For The Yard To Be Taken Care Of, Take Care Of Our Two Dogs, Keep Myself Fit And Nice Looking, Give Him Sex Just About Everytime He Wants It, Pack His Lunch Every Night, And I Get Up At 4 Every Morning With Him And Make His Breakfast. Plus, I Study Every Evening And Work 13 Hours At The Local Hospital For Rotations On Wednesday.
I Would Not Have A Problem With This At All If I Felt Appreciated, But He Doesn'T. He Does Not Say Thank You And Does Nothing Special For Me Ever. In The Six Years We'Ve Been Married I'Ve Never Even Had An Orgasm From Him...I Have To Please Myself. I Would Never Ever Cheat On Him, So I Just Find Ways To Pleasure Myself. He'S Not Abusive Or Anything, But I Just Feel Neglected.
We Have Gone To Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy, Discussed This Many Many Times, And Nothing Gets Better. In Fact, It'S Getting Worse.
I Feel Like He Brings Out The Worst In Me And I'M Always Irritated Now. I Have Zero Depression Or Anxiety By The Way. I'M Just At My Witts End. I Can'T Give Or Do Anymore. The Stress Is Starting To Eat Away At My Body Too. The Doctors Have Told Me This For The Past Two Years Too. Because Of All Of The Demands, I Don'T Get Much Sleep And I'M Under Constant Stress. I'M Starting To Lose Patches Of My Hair, Have Stomach Ulcers, Cystic Acne, And Heart Problems. I'Ve Discussed This With My Husband And He Shows No Concern. As A Matter Of Fact, I Was Hospitalized Back In April For A Week And He Never Once Came To See Me At The Hospital. I Had To Drive Myself Home Actually. I Have Pretty Major Surgery Too, But He Never Came Up There.
He Has Also Started Fighting, Professionally, Just Within The Last Two Years. So, He Drives To Work First Thing In The Mornings, An Hour Away, Then When He Gets Off Work, He Goes And Trains. He Doesn'T Get Home Until 9 At Night Almost Every Evening. I Feel Like A Single Parent. He Has Only Given Our 3 Year Old Son 3 Or 4 Baths In His Whole Life. He Is Almost Never Home.
Oh! And To Top It Off, We Have Slept In Seperate Beds For Over A Year. I Have Tried And Tried And Tried To Get Him To Change And Be More Of A Family Man And A Partner, But Nothing Changes. He Just Doesn'T Seem To Understand He Has A Wife And Child At Home.
At Any Rate, Without Going On And On (Because I Could), I'M Wondering If I Should Go Ahead And Seek Legal Advice And Start My Case Against Him? I Have Put This Off For So Long Because Of Our Son, But I'M Beginning To Realize My Husband Is Never Home Anyway And I Don'T Want Our Son Thinking That This Is What Marriage Is All About. Plus, I Hate How He Sees Us Arguing And How My Husband Talks Down To Me. I Don'T Want Him Thinking That'S How To Treat Someone You Love.
The Thing Is, I Can'T Go To School Full Time And Afford This House And All Of Our Bills. So, I'M Going To Have To Wait To Do The Divorce Completely Until After I Graduate In A Year. But, I Know It Is Going To Be A Fight. So, Should I Go Ahead And Start Speaking With An Attorney Now?
And, For Those Of You Who Think I'M Exagerating About What I Do For Him, Or About The Situation In General, I'M Not. I'M Being 100% Honest. I Have No Reason To Lie To Anyone On Here. I Don'T Even Know Any Of You.
I Was Raised That You Take Care Of Your Husband No Matter What, Good Ol' Southern Girl. My Parents Have Been Married 30 Years And My Grandparents Over 50. I Took My Vows To Heart And Never Thought I'D Ever Be Divorced. I Just Can'T Continue At This Rate.
And For Those Of You Wondering If I Have Told Him What I Want And Need Pertaining To Sexual Needs, I Have...Many Times. He Truly Does Not Care That I Don'T Get Of
I am so sorry. I've been there,too.Start documenting everything.Talk to a lawyer. Try to find a legal aid clinic (usually associated w/ a Law school or University) in your area. Your divorce will cost you. Also, start socking away as much money as possible.Find out what all your joint assets are.During this time, any money that you might possibly inherit, put in an account marked 'separate property', so he can't touch it.You also might consider hiring a P.I. to tail him for a week or so, just to make sure there isn't someone else in the picture. Also,get a background check on him.I was w/ my ex for 9 years; we even owned a business together, and I was clueless that he was cheating on me w/ hookers until I discovered that he was arrested one night when I was working late.I wonder what his family is like. Can you talk to anyone in his family? What about your family & friends? Get as much moral support as you can.Take some time for yourself. Get in a baby sitting co-op or a Mother's Day out program, and spend some time alone or w/ your friends. You may change your mind about him; he may shape up, but it's better to be prepared in case he doesn't. Good luck!