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Is $1,200 Flat Fee Defense Attorney For Underage Dui A Lot?
Is That Kind Of A High Price? People Are Telling Me That It Is. Also What Is An Average Price For An Attorney For A Situation Where A 20 Year Old Gets A Dui, (Blew .22). I Know I Will Not Get Off Completely Either Way, But Whatever Will Help. My Parents Are Not Helping Me Pay For It, And I Don'T Know Exactly What I Am Doing, So I Just Don'T Want To Get Screwed.
$ 1200.00 for a DUI?? Better agree to it before he changes his mind. You need him a hell of a lot more than the needs you. If you don;t believe me, shop around!
Insurance Policy Lookup With Driver'S Licence Info?
So This Guy Hits Me And Begs Me Not To Report It (Problems At Home, Etc, Etc, Etc) Cops Come In And Tell Us We Have 10 Days To Report It Or Fix It Ourselves. I Was Stupid Enough To Believe In His Word In (Like That Means Something Nowadays). He Said He Will Pay For It But Today To Go Drop The Car He Doesn'T Show Up. I Have His Info (Driver'S License Number, Address, Car Description) But I Don'T Have His Insurance Info. Do I Need It And Is There Any Way To Find It Or Could I Go To The Precinct With What I Have And Give Him A Hit And Run???
First, insurance isn't usually tracked by driver's license, in each state - it's usually tracked by vehicle - either the tag number, or the vin number.
Second, that information is private - so if you have someones name, license number, or tag number, you can't get their insurance information, because it's protected by privacy laws. Sure, the cops can look it up - and if they tell you, they can be fired and prosecuted.
Last, his insurance company does NOT have to accept a claim report from you. Typically, many insurance companies will, for auto accidents, but legally, they don't HAVE to. And if their insured denies the claim to them, they then drop it.
You really have two options - either file the claim with YOUR insurer, and let your insurance company chase after them, or, sue them in small claims court.
Cops are NOT lawyers. Although they might have a better grasp of the law than joe average, you CANNOT rely on a cop for LEGAL advice. Period. There's no legal time limit anywhere, for "fixing yourself". Some states DO have a legal time limit for accepting an accident report - but in many states, if there's no bodily injury and both cars are drivable, they won't even give you an accident report.
If it's less than 10 days, file the accident report. If it's more, TRY to file the accident report. You'll need that report in small claims court.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Being A Corporate Or International Lawyer?
I'Ve Been Thinking About What I Want To Do Later In Life And Law Seems Like A Good Profession To Get Into. I Am Only 14 And I Know I Have Time To Make A Decision But I Want To Decide Now So That I Can Plan Ahead For The Life I'Ll Lead. I'D Like To Know The Pros And Cons Of Being Either A Corporate Or International Lawyer. Also, Is There Anything That I Can Do Now To Prepare Me For Law School? Thanks In Advance =]
I commend you for thinking ahead.
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)
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. 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.)
Do I Need To Cfontact The Ca State Bar For A Refund From My Family Law Attorney'S Office?
1. They Switched Attorney'S Handling My Case And The Only Way I Found Out Was Because I Overheard The Children'S Attorney Talking About It With My Ex Husband'S Attorney In The Lobby Outside The Courtroom.
2. I Went To A Scheduled Appointment Last Thursday At 4Pm And Left At 5Pm....Never Seen By The Attorney As She Was With Another Client And Apparently Did Not Know/Care That Another Scheduled Appointment Was There. Maybe She Could Have Came Out Andd Asked To Reschedule? She Did Not.
3. I Asked To Be Rescheduled When I Could Be The First Person She Sees Of The Day As I Cannot Afford To Take Time Off Work Again And Wait For Nothing,....I Have Not Heard From Them.
4. My Ex Was Ordered To Pay The Children'S Attorney By The End Of May Of This Year. He Has Not As Of Today And When We Went To Court On The 10Th Of June, His Attorney Assured Everyone That He Would Pay And She Agreed To Give Him More Time. No One Gave Me Any Fuking Thing Ever And It Sucks That I Have To Be The Responsible Broke One All The Dam Time. And When I Was 2 Weeks Late Paying My Attorney Because Of A Family Emergency They Threatened To Drop My Case.
If Hindsight Were 20/20...I Would Have Let Them. But I Paid As Agreed. They Are Not Holding Up To Their Responsibility.
No. You can file an ethics complaint for the firm's treatment of you but the only way to get your money back is to sue the firm.
What Is The Average Salary For A Lawyer?
I Decided That My Major Is Going To Be Polictical Science, And I'M Want To Be A Lawyer.... So I'M Just Looking To See About How Much Money They Make....Thanks!
Salary and Pay for Lawyers
This varies quite a bit, of course, based on experience and specialty. Moreover, many lawyers work for themselves. They charge their clients an hourly rate.
For some general sense, here is some data from the U.S. Department of Labor:
In 2002, the median annual earnings of all lawyers was $90,290. The middle half of the occupation earned between $61,060 and $136,810. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $44,490; at least 10 percent earned more than $145,600. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of lawyers in 2002 are given in the following tabulation:
Management of companies and enterprises $131,970
Federal government $98,790
Legal services $93,970
Local government $69,710
State government $67,910
Median salaries of lawyers 6 months after graduation from law school in 2001 varied by type of work, as indicated here:
All graduates: $60,000
Private practice: $90,000
Judicial clerkship and government: $40,300
Salaries of experienced attorneys vary widely according to the type, size, and location of their employer. Lawyers who own their own practices usually earn less than do those who are partners in law firms. Lawyers starting their own practice may need to work part time in other occupations to supplement their income until their practice is well established.
Most salaried lawyers are provided health and life insurance, and contributions are made on their behalf to retirement plans. Lawyers who practice independently are covered only if they arrange and pay for such benefits themselves.
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I am a pre-law student, and I have done extensive amounts of research on the field of law. The salary amount, of course, varies with location you would like to practice at or what kind of law you are thinking of doing. But the average salary starting out (Example: your first year in a law firm) is estimated to be anywhere from $60,000-$70,000 per year. The more experienced you are does nothing but helps you; the average for a successful lawyer can be anywhere from $200,000 to sometimes 1 million plus. As I said before, it's all about where you practice and how much experience is "under your belt".
There are too many variables to be able to give a proper answer to your question. A freshly graduated law school student will be lucky to get $30k a year, while a highly experienced and well known trial lawyer could make millions in a year.
It's difficult to be specific without knowing the area in which the attorney would be practicing, how long the person has been practicing, the geographical area and so forth. An attorney who caters to the wealthy can make a great deal of money while one who works for the ACLU is rather far down the economic ladder. Being a practicing attorney is much the same as being a doctor or educator one makes the decision as to how they wish to apply their knowledge and acts upon it in the way that reflects their personal ideology.
The average amount that lawyers make is from 100-300 dollars an hour. It depends on how much you charge the clients.
It depends upon the type of practice that one chooses. The majority of attorneys do not make the enormous sums that the general public believes. Attorneys practicing family or general law have an average yearly salary of $65,000 to $72,000.
Depends on where you work. Different kinds of lawyers earn different kinds of salaries. In Canada, the starting salary for a person with a law degree is around C$74,300 In Canada, the average salary for all lawyers is around C$99,200. In Canada, most lawyers earn on average about C$29.75 per hour. This is from workfutures.bc.ca. Of course, lawyers don't only earn money by representing clients in court or drawing up legal documents. Lawyers can earn commission by referring their clients to other lawyers with an expertise in a certain area of the law. Depending on the reputation of the referred lawyer, commissions can go as high as C$50,000.
The middle half of all lawyers earned between $61,060 and $136,810 a year in 2002. The lowest-paid 10 percent earned less than $44,490. The highest-paid 10 percent earned more than $145,600 a year. The pay for lawyers depends on whom they work for. It also depends on how long they have been lawyers and on how many special things they have learned about the law. In general, lawyers are among the highest paid workers in the country.
That's a question for which there can be no specific answer as there are many variables.
The type of field and practice, criminal, civil, prosecutor, defense, non profit organization, public, private practice or firm, geographical area and so forth.
And of course experience usually applies in any type of employment or profession.
Different types of legal employers genrally have different payscales. Private practice usually pays more than government. Government usualy pays more than not-for-profits. However, many factors affect saleries of attorneys in private practice. One factor is the size of the firm, small medium or large. Large firms generally pay more. That is not to say that attorneys at some small boutique firms don't make just as much, if not more, than lawyers at big firms. That does happen, but on a average big firms pay more. To get into a big firm, you can do it right out of(or during) law school but you generally need to come out of a school with a good reputation and/or have really good grades. A school with a lesser reputation has less of their students making it to big firms but those graduating at the top of their class and particiapting in journals, law review or moot court competintions can make it into a big firm. It is also possible to get in the back door of a big firm after a few years of practice. Experience and proven success in a specialized area may open the door. Another factor is what type of law you practice. Some areas of the law simply deal with clients that have more money. Corporate and financial related cases often deal with deep pockets therefore pay well. Lawyers advising small businesses naturally will charge less than the corporate attorneys. Other areas may have drastic pay differences within themselves, such as criminal or family law(divorce) This is due to factors such as the attorney's reputation. Another factor is geography. Northeast and westcoast pay well as do cities versus rural areas. Experience also makes a difference. A senior person bills at a higher rate than a junior person, therefore, a senior person will be compensated more. An equity partner makes more than a non-equity partner which makes more than an associate.
See the closely-related question "How much money does a lawyer earn?" and divide by 52.
The best resource for this topic would be www.findlaw.com. You can find information on salaries there. In Boston (2007) many large firms are adopting the salary scales of their New York offices. Three of the larger firms have starting salaries for first year associates at $160,000 plus a year end bonus. Bonuses usually start out at fixed rates for the first few years (as long as you complete a minimum amount of billable hours) and then become more discretionary as you achieve seniority. Many other firms start at $125,000 - $145,000 plus bonus, so the figures that you see in the paragraphs above don't reflect what can be earned at large law firms. However, these firms are very competitive and difficult to get into.
After remaining at a law firm for eight years or so you can make partner. There are two levels of "partnership" at many firms. We'll call them "regular" and "money" partners. Regular partners can make salaries around $500 - $800,000, but do not directly share in the company's profits. "Money" partners make similar salaries, but they also split up the firm's profits as their year end bonuses which are much larger than everyone else's bonuses. It is not unusual for lawyers at this level to make $1 - 4 million per year.
Probate Court Sentence Jail?
Am Trying To Figure Out Why One Would Report To A Probate Jail To Serve Time. What Kind Of A Jail Is This And What Kind Of Violations Must Have Been Done? Plus How Long Is The Minimal Jail Time. Reason Am Asking Is Because I Was Reading My Local News Paper And Someone I Know Was On It Stating That &Quot; ****(His Name) Reported To The Jail To Serve A Probate Court Sentence.
1996 Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation
The package of juvenile justice legislation recently signed into law makes a number of significant changes in the way juvenile offenders are processed in the Michigan juvenile and criminal justice systems. A number of bills have been enacted, providing a new youth correctional facility in the adult prison system, a juvenile boot camp in the Michigan Family Independence Agency system, significant changes in the process by which juveniles are tried and sentenced, as well as a number of other additions and modifications to Michigan law. The 1996 juvenile justice reform package is outlined below by changes made to waiver of jurisdiction, juvenile sentencing and other policies. All bills have an effective date of January 1, 1997, except where noted otherwise.
The 1996 Michigan juvenile justice reform legislation makes significant changes to existing policies and procedures in the state juvenile justice system. Michigan has traditionally provided a means by which criminal offenses committed by individuals, ages 15 and 16 years, could be tried in adult court instead of proceeding as usual in the Juvenile Division of the Probate Court. This "traditional" procedure allowed county prosecutors to file a petition in Probate Court for waiver of jurisdiction. Based upon a number of written criteria, probate judges determined if the interests of the juvenile and the public would be best served by granting waiver of jurisdiction to the court of general criminal jurisdiction. Once waived to adult court and convicted, this traditional system of waiver required that juveniles be sentenced to the adult corrections system.
In 1988, statutory changes allowed prosecutors to directly file in adult court, without the traditional procedure, if the juvenile was alleged to have committed any of nine specific offenses. This "prosecutorial" waiver policy required Circuit and Recorder's Courts to try juvenile cases, but provided discretion to judges to commit the juvenile to the adult corrections system or to the state juvenile justice system under the Youth Rehabilitation Services Act~