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Finding A Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will see that there are many lawyers in your town that advertise which they specialize in your sort of case. This will make the process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, if you follow the tips below you will be able to limit your quest on the right one in very little time. The initial step is to create a listing of the lawyers that are listed in the area focusing on your situation. While you are causeing this to be list you need to only include those that you may have a good vibe about depending on their advertisement. Then you can narrow this list down by using a bit of time evaluating their internet site. There you should be able to find the number of years they have been practicing and some general details about their success rates. At this point your list should have shrunken further to individuals which you felt had professional websites plus an appropriate amount of experience. You should then spend some time to lookup independent reviews of each attorney. Make sure you see the reviews rather than just depending on their overall rating. The data inside the reviews gives you a solid idea of the way that they interact with the clientele and how much time they invest into each case that they are taking care of. Finally, you should meet up with a minimum of the last three lawyers that have the credentials you would like. This provides you with the time to genuinely evaluate how interested they can be in representing you and the case. It really is crucial for you to follow many of these steps to actually hire a company containing the best amount of experience to get you the perfect outcome.

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I'M Now In 8Th Sem B.E Telecom.. Want To Become Legal Advisor?
Can U Plz Tell Me What Course I Have To Take.... (Correspondence & Regular) Tell Me Course Duration.. And Job Opportunities..Fee If U Knw.. Good College Names.. And Finally Whatever U Knw About This Field... Thanks In Advance

In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take additional classes/seminars/legal training etc. each year to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!!)
7) In many states there are even laws requiring a certain percentage of your legal work to be "pro bono" (free of charge) for some charitable purpose.

Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated decisions.

There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing: it is in absolute CRISIS! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< 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 STILL in a World-wide Recession. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in this vocational field.

Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons: We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet and legal books. 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 - they aren't hiring legal staff. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software/law books in order to get legal work done without the expense of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc) For example: Sites like have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.

The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law. Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.

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!!<<< Even after paying the expensive tuition, you still need to pay for books, room and board, and miscellaneous fees.

Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional (bricks and mortar) 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 (at an alarming rate), 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 in TODAY's job market!!

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 already have too many law schools. We are STILL 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 #1 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< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<

If you don't believe me, then:
**Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**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 future job availability in the field of Law..................
**Do "informational interviews" with several attorneys from at least two or three different firms. (You can find how to do "informational interviews" from your local Public Library - ask the Librarian.) Interviewing attorneys is a time-efficient and extremely beneficial way of discovering if law is the right vocational field for you. Talk to a few Human Resource Managers who work at employers in the field of Law. Ask them what their opinion is on future jobs in this field.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities. <<<<<

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.

There are MANY issues of working in the vocational field of Law. My answer is an attempt to give you a realistic way of looking at this career, and I have told you things that most will not tell you about the profession - at first. Be careful, do your research, and have your eyes open wide.

Good luck.

(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 your research.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)

I Have A Slip And Fall Lawsuit And My Lawyer Sent Out The Demand Letter, Now What Happens?

There will be negotiations between your lawyer and the other party. If not resolved, there will be a trail. Either way, don't expect to see any $$ for several years.

Will District Attorney Deal With A Small Check?
I Have A Question. First Off I Am An Independant Consultant.. I Sent A Refund To A Client In The Form Of A Check For $400.. The Check Didnt Clear Because My Other Bills Pulled Out The Funds. I Am In The Process Of Paying The Client Back ( Always Said I Would) But I Am Waiting On Funds To Hit My Account Then I Will Pay Him Back.. He Is Treatned To Take It To The Da And Prosicute Me.. I Will , Of Course Have It Paid Way Before It Hits The Da.. This Guy Told Me He Will Send Me To Jail.. Even Though I Am Paying Him Back.. My Question Is Will The Da Waste Tax Payers Money Over A $400 Check? Event After I Pay It Off?????

in most states the DA is NOT involved, the complainant signs a warrant and presents the returned check as evidence, a court date is set and a judge will look at the check, and find you guilty, they will add court cost and possibly a fine to the amount owed....
get this taken care of before it gets to this point, once the warrant is signed it is going to cost you at least the $400.00 plus a couple of hundred more in court cost, and if the judge has seen you before on a similar case they will hit you with a fine of up to 2 times as much as the check was for.....

do not even think that the DA is to busy because the DA will have no actual involvement.........

Eeoc & Lawsuits?
Has Anyone Ever Filed A Lawsuit With The Eeoc? I Had Recently Filed A Lawsuit Against A Pervious Employer, They Fired Me Because I Was Pregnant (Had The Baby A Week After They Fired Me). I Wanted To Know Has This Happened To Anyone And How Was It Resolved? Did You Get Any Money? How Much? Did You Get Your Job Back? Did They Have To Pay For Training?

The EEOC (on behalf of the people of the United States of America) files a lawsuit against your former employer if it is deemed that the employer broke the law. You will not be a party to that lawsuit, nor is the lawsuit on your behalf - you will not be awarded damages as a result of the lawsuit. The EEOC lawsuit is a last attempt to make the employer comply with the law in the future and to remedy its past indiscretions. Before filing a lawsuit, the EEOC tries to enter into a "conciliation agreement" with the employer, which is a settlement agreement of sorts between the government and the employer where the employer is penalized for not following the law - there may be fines, education, etc. required of your employer. The EEOC does not collect damages for you - you are essentially out of the picture. If you want damages from your former employer for your specific incident, you will have to get an attorney and file a lawsuit. It helps that the EEOC found in your favor, but not necessarily so. Get an attorney who deals with employment matters regularly. Make sure to do this soon - you have a statute of limitations to meet (the date on which your case is forever barred if a lawsuit is not filed). Good luck -

Power Of Attorney Re: Fraud?
My Mothers Sister Acted As Pof A, But The Document States That The P Of A Does Not Take Effect Until My Mom Was Deemed Incompetent, Which Never Happened. Now She Passed And Her Sister Is Executor And They Said Because She Is Deceased, I Cannot Challenge Their Actions Which I Consider To Be Fraud.The Attorney Handling The Situation Behind The Scene, States The Same Saying That He Is Now Only Concerned With The Estate. Can I File Criminal Or Civil Action To Uncover The Dirt?

Your mothers sister had a signed power of attorney by your mother so therefore she was suppose to act on your mothers behalf and seeing is how your mother never had the power of attorney voided she must of felt that her sister was doing everything just.

Why is it that you wish to challenge the acts of your mothers sister when she had power of attorney? this will help with an answer

Can A Juvenile File/ Higher A Lawyer To File For An Expungement?
If Someone Commited A Crime When He Was An Age Of 15, Which Resulted In A Misdemeanor For The Title Battery. Can He Still File For An Expungement Under Penal Code 1203.4A? Anyone Know?

That is the CA statute, I'm guessing?

Yes, you can file for expungement of your juvenile record under 1203.4a.

While juvenile records are sometimes sealed in CA, it is not automatic and it does not apply if the juvenile was charged as an adult. Also, expunging the conviction does not seal the record unless you also petition to have that done. Instead, the record will show a change of plea to "not guilty" and a dismissal of the charges.