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Does Anyone Study Criminal Justice Or Law?
Okay So I Want To Go Into Criminal Justice Or Law
Are They The Same Thing?
If Not Wahts The Difference?
And Which One Is Better
Im In Highschool And Im Trying To Figure Out What I Want To Do With My Life. I Have One More Year Left.
Which Road Should I Take?
Which One Would Make A Lot Of Money
Go into Criminal Justice. If you want a job when you are done with your studies, go into Criminal Justice (law enforcement) - there ARE jobs there. Do NOT go into "Law" (to become an attorney) - there are NO jobs there. (warning!!!)
Lawyers do NOT make "big bucks", I assure you. Only people that really do not know the current status of the field of Law say that (some posters just answer these questions for Y/A points- they are not help you). Even though an attorney may get a large fee in a case, that attorney still has to pay overhead, expenses, and pay back law school debt (which is enormous). By the time they subtract liabilities, lawyers really don't make very much (approx average $40,000). Is it worth the work? and stress?
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed DRASTICALLY in the last five years. And, 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 more research.)
How Much $$ To Have Findlaw/Lawyers.Com Build Me A Custom Website?
I Am A Newly Practicing Attorney And I'M Intersted In Finding Out What It Would Cost (Or What Someone Else Has Paid) For One Of Those Findlaw Custom Websites, Or Something Speciffically With One Of Their Competitors.(Lawyers.Com).I Am Also Looking To Get The Seo..
Search Engine Optimizer Program? So I Can Come Up Higher On The Rankings (I Believe Thats What It'S Called)
Looking For Middle Of The Road Website And Optimizer Program.Not The Super Amazing Website,But Not The Basic Websites Either.
Anyways, I Am Interested In Doing Business With A Larger Type Company (Lawyers.Com/Findlaw),Because I Am Somewhat Naive To The The Internet,And Am A Bit Worried In Going With A Smaller Company, Because Of The Stories I'Ve Heard From Colleagues..
Better you get a custom website built from RE Designs - http://www.redesigns.org
Per your specs probably starting at $800, or $199 if you want to do the site building yourself with the software Ultimate Web Builder - http://www.redesigns.org/web-builder
You'll get a lot more for what you pay for, at the highest quality. Your website will include SEO, CMS (content management system) and all the features in the RE Designs released software Ultimate Web Builder at http://www.redesigns.org/web-builder .
If you want to know how much a website costs from one of those companies you listed, just contact them directly from their website.
In Las Vegas What Are The Legal Options If The Will Of A Loved One Is Blocked From Entering Probate?
My Uncle Passed Away In Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada During February Of This Year And We Have Not Been Notified By The Trustees Of The Estate Regarding Probate. I Cannot Prove That I Was In The Will Other Than My Uncle Mentioning It When I Lived With Him.
I Can Prove That My Uncle'S Estate Exceeds $10-15 Million (This Is Public Information) And That My Brothers And I Are The Only Living Relatives Other Than A Wife He Married Very Late In Life. The Wife (Of 5 Years) Refuses To Answer Our Letters And We Do Not Have A Telephone Number For Her.
My Brothers And I Are Worried That The Will Never Entered Probate And That My Uncle'S Wife Is Living Off Of The Trust And Assets.
Unfortunately, I Live In Florida And Cannot Afford To Move Back To Las Vegas.
When the wife is still living you more than likely will have to deal with her for this purpose after thing do settle down and you get a better idea of where things stand and where they are going at this time in your life.
The wife will be using the below enclosed information if they were still legally married after December 31 2010 for the 2011 tax year MFJ income tax return.
For the tax year of death the surviving spouse will file as married filing jointly the same as in past years using all of the itemized deductions and medical expenses that they are eligible to claim. The surviving spouse will be signing the tax return as a surviving spouse. Funeral expenses are not deductible on the individual tax return.
The surviving spouse alone can file the joint return if no personal representative has been appointed before the due date for filing the final joint return for the year of death. This also applies to the return for the preceding year if the decedent died after the close of the preceding tax year and before the due date for filing that return.
The word DECEASED, the decedent's name, and the date of death should be written across the top of the tax return. In the name and address space the surviving spouse should write the name and address of the decedent and, if a joint return, of the surviving spouse.
The surviving spouse (on a joint return) should sign the return and write in the signature area Filing as surviving spouse.
For more information go to www.irs.gov and use the search boxes for Publication 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators
This publication is designed to help those in charge of the property (estate) of an individual who has died (decedent). It shows them how to complete and file federal income tax returns and points out their responsibility to pay any taxes due.
A comprehensive example, using tax forms, is included near the end of this publication.
For more information the enclosed web site has some very useful information that you can use.
You also do not want to forget about the state tax returns.
Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful and good luck to you. 10/30/2011
I Need Advice In Private From A Solicitor Expert In Family Law In Ireland Please. Please?
I Cannot Say Anything More Here Please. Please Don`T Ignore My Simple Humble Message! I Need Help Please! Thank You! My Email Add Is : Funny2002ro@Yahoo.Com
Why would you ask on the US Yahoo answers
try your local phone book or local newspaper
Question About Dui Laws?
Now I Would Like To Say That I Have Never Done This And I'M Never Planning On It, Just Wondering About Something. When A Driver Under The Influence Of Another Substance, Besides Alcohol (Lets Say Marijuana), Gets Pulled Over And Fails The Sobriety Test But Passes The Breath Test And The Officer Has Suspicion That The Operator Of The Motor Vehicle Is Under The Influence Of Ex. Pot, Can That Officer Give You A Blood Or Urine Test, And If You Fail How Can It Be Proven The Time Frame Under Which You Were Intoxicated? Also Works Vice-Versa What If You Are Completly Sober, Get Pulled Over For Dui Suspicion, Pass The Breath Test, But Officer Is Convinced You Are Intoxicated So He Gives A Urine Test But You Have Marijuana In Your System From A Day Or 2 Before, Is It Still Dui?
DUI - Driving Under the Influence
Can be alcohol or any other intoxicant that influences your physical or mental abilities, ie, pot, pills, mushrooms, chemicals that are sniffed, snorted, chewed, injected or ingested. If you are under the influence, you are not "completely sober" you are DUI. If a lab test concludes you have something in your system, you will be charged.
I Need Help In Wording A Letter To Law Firms Offering My Services As A Non-Legal Office Volunteer.?
I Am Not An Attorney Or A Law Student. I Am Interested In Volunteering In A Firm'S Law Library Or Doing General Clerical Work Like Filing, Copying, Etc. To Whom Should I Address The Letter And How Should I Word It? Thank You For Any Tips!
Employers in the field of Law won't be interested if you don't have any legal background AT ALL. Employers in the field of Law don't have time to train you from square one.
Warning! Jobs in the field of Law are drying up FAST!! This is not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING vocational field. Many reasons. THE main reason?......We simply have WAY TOO MANY Legal Professionals - we have a GLUT!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Regarding being a "non-legal office volunteer": Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law want employees with BACHELORS degrees. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams.
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 SATURATED with WAY TOO MANY Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. AND the schools continue to recruit and churn out even MORE Legal Professionals.............
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.
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 200 law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients."
If you want a JOB when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the field of HEALTHCARE! <THIS is where the jobs are! and scholarships!
(This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice.)