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What Are The Pros And Cons Of These 4 Types Of Lawyers?
3.Civil Rights Lawyer
4.Personal Injury Lawyer
Pros: Good money if you have the right clients such as celebrities and corporate defendants, or even leaders of organized crime rings. Also, crime always happenes. There will always be clients, though they won't all necessarily be your clients.
Con: Knowing "criminal types" is always dangerous especially rich and powerful ones (mafia bosses, etc.). If your only clients are lowlifes with no money, then this may never ever be a lucrative practice unless of course, you're in it for social justice, i.e., to help represent the oppressed, etc.
Pros: Same with Criminal Lawyer. With the right connections and clients, family lawyers rake in the big bucks. Even if you don't have good connections, there are always family squabbles going on, be it divorces, child custody battles etc. Once you establish yourself you will always have a steady flow of clients.
Cons: Watching families destroy themselves can be painful, especially battles for child custody. Also, some embittered spouses can be furious with their ex-spouse's lawyer and the lawyer may be in the crosshairs of that spouse. Some lawyers have been attacked by angry ex-spouses before.
Civil Rights Lawyer
Pros: You can be famous, if you're good enough and with, as always, good clients. The client part, however, can just be a source of luck. Also, if you're really passionate about civil rights, then doing the job gives you great satisfaction even if the pay is low and even if you're not representing a plaintiff in a landmark case before the Supreme Court.
Cons: Possibly not that lucrative, depending on your experience and connection.
Personal Injury Pros:
Pros: Personal Injury Lawyers make a lot of money especially when the fee arrangement with the client is on a contingent basis, meaning you will only get paid when the client is awarded money by a court or jury. Granted, there's not always a chance the client will win but when he/she does and the award is pretty big, you could get up to 30% depending on your arrangement of course. Imagine that when the settlement or the jury award is in the millions of dollars. Also, steady flow of clients because unfortunately accidents happen all the time.
Cons: Personal Injury Lawyers are mostly distrusted and labeled ambulance chasers. It's hard to establish yourself in this practice unless you have good connections or just get lucky. Further, it's always hard to take on a big corporation, unless the law really is on your side or you really have a compelling case or you're part of big firm handling personal injury litigation.
Note: Many other pros and cons attach to these kinds of practice. They're just what I could think of at the moment.
Is The Settlement From A Personal Injury Case Taxable (Canada)?
In The Canadian Tax System Can The Settlement From A Personal Injury Case Be Taxed? And How Is This Done, Do We Need To Keep A % Or Does It Get Deducted Automatically?
The settlement compensation for personal injury is not taxable, while the settlement compensation for loss of earnings is taxable. Para. 2 of the CRA’s IT-365R2 on “Damages, Settlements and Similar Receipts” reads as follows:
"All amounts received by a taxpayer or the taxpayer's dependant, as the case may be, that qualify as special or general damages for personal injury or death will be excluded from income regardless of the fact that the amount of such damages may have been determined with reference to the loss of earnings of the taxpayer in respect of whom the damages were awarded. However, an amount which can reasonably be considered to be income from employment rather than an award of damages will not be excluded from income."
I would think that, if taxable as earnings, the settlement proceeds would be net of employment withholdings (tax, CPP & EI).
Help! Legal Situation: 2 Felonies, Terrible Lawyer, Warrants?
So I Was Arrested On February 8Th For Possession Of Controlled Substance- Less Than A Gram(Cocaine) And Another Possession Of A Controlled Substance- 1 To 4 Grams(Heroin). I Spent 25 Days In County Jail, Bailed Myself Out, Got A Job, Stable Place To Live. I Had Been Ticketed For Speeding As Well The Night I Was Arrested. Forgot About That. I Also Received A Minor In Consumption(Mic) On April 11Th And Didn'T Remember Because I Had Blacked Out That Night. 2 Letters Came In The Mail Recently Saying I Have Warrants Out For My Arrest In My Town And My Attorney Doesn'T Know About Them Yet Because We Are Still Dealing With My 2 Felony Charges. But Any Who, Main Topic Is: My Court Ordered Attorney Doesn'T Fight For Me, He Left In The Middle Of My First Pre-Trial On June 6Th, The Judge Just Kinda Shook His Head. And When My Attorney Came Back And We Stood In Front Of The Judge, The Offer Was 6 To 9 Months Of Safe P(Jail Rehab Bootcamp). My Attorney Just Seemed To Be Okay With That But Suggested I Get Myself Into A Rehab For 30 Days Soon And Hold Down My Job And Look Good To The Judge And Maybe I Wont Have To Go To Safe P. He Never Returns My Calls, He Is Never At His Office, He Doesn'T Know Whats Going On With My Case Unless I Ask Him To Open My File, Is This Okay? Should I Write A Letter To The Da About My Attorney And Just Ask For A New One Or Tell The Da About How I Have A Job And I Can Get Myself Into A Rehab If I Need To, But Basically Make My Own Offer To Them? Im Not Too Worried About My Warrants Because I Don'T Have A Car Or Drive Around And I Have No Other Reasons To Encounter Any More Police Arrests Now. If Anyone Knows About Legal Situations, These Are My First Offenses And I Don'T Know How To Go About Handling Them.
I don't know if you can change free lawyers in the USA. IN Canada here you can.
I would write the DA. and send a photcopy to the lawyer.
How Much Does A Contract Lawyer Make?
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! 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.....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)
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 legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.
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.
(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.)
What Is Usually Done With The First Visit With A Divorce Attorney?
Do mean what happens at the first visit?
You and the Attorney have a general discussion about divorce in your State, including your grounds for the divorce. The Attorney advises you about State laws concerning custody/visitation/spousal support/child support, division of assets and debts.
He/she will give you an estimate of how many hours he/she "predicts" he/she will need to work on your divorce, including preparation time, time in Court, time on the telephone, any and all time spent. He/she will quote you an hourly rate (in my area about $275 an hour), explain the billing procedure - usually monthly. If the Attorney has paraprofessionals (who cannot, by law, give legal advice) their hourly for all they do is much lower than the Attorney's rate.
The Attorney will ask you for a retainer and will bill hours against the retainer until the retainer is gone. In some cases the Attorney then begins to bill you monthly. Sometimes the Attorney requests another retainer. The minimum retainer in my area is $3,000.
Then you either sign a retainer agreement and pay the retainer (money) or you decide to seek another Attorney or - in some cases - not file for divorce.
In general, the "moneyed party" (the party with the better income) is asked to pay for the legal fees of the other party. Unless there is a huge difference in income/assets this is usually denied by the Judge.
Pregnet With My Boyfriends Baby, And Not Legaly Separated Or Divorced Form My Husband.?
About 10 Months Ago I Finally Got The Courage To Leave My Husband Of 5 Years. The Marrage Has Been Over For The Last 2 Years. We Have 2 Beautiful Girls Together. Well For The Last 10 Months I Have Been With My Boyfriend, He Has Been My Rock And My Night And Shinning Armor Thew This Whole Emoshional Roller Coaster With My Husband. Well Just 2 Weeks Ago I Found Out That My Boyfriend And I Are Going To Have A Baby. My Boyfriend Is So Excieted And I'M Really Nerves. Well My Boyfriend Wants Me To Move In With Him Not Work Just Stay Home With The Kids. This Is What I Have Always Wanted To Be A Stay At Home Mom To Raise My Kids. Well My Husband Has Told Me That He Wants To Take The Kids And Run. Well My Questions Is Do You Think My Husband Can Take My Kids From Me Due To We Are Not Leagly Seperated Or Divorced And Pregnet With My Boyfriend Baby?
“do you think my husband can take my kids from me due to we are not leagly seperated or divorced and pregnet with my boyfriend baby?”
Can he get custody merely because you’re pregnant with another man’s child? No.
Is it going to end up being a battle because you’ve moved his children in with this man? It very well could. It depends on how much he wants to push it, if he can dig up any dirt on the man, etc.
I do think you need to reconsider quitting your job, because when you go to court your income will be ZERO. You can’t support your children with zero income. Yes, boyfriend will be providing for you, but still YOUR income will be zero. Boyfriend is not obligated to support your kids and at any time he could ‘remove’ his support (I know, you’re sure he won’t do that, but he can).
I’d highly suggest that you talk to a local attorney before you do anything.
By the way, if your husband is threatening to take the kids and run, then you need to get a temporary custody order, because if you don’t have that he can waltz right into the school/babysitter/etc and pick them up (without a temporary custody order, he has just as much right as you do to pick up those children).