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Can I Become A Nurse Attorney And Also Practice Law In A Different Area Of Law?
you would have to become a nurse first which is hard - you would need to get a BSN in order to have any chance at Law school - then have to take LSAT and get accepted INTO w school - survive 3 yrs and go massively further into debt and hope you graduate and pass the bar exam
In Missouri If I Have To Go To Court For Shoplifting Is That Considered Awaiting Trial In A Criminal Charge?
I am an attorney and I know a lot about this subject. Do not take this as creating an attorney-client relationship. You may, however, find it helpful.
You do not state quite enough information to allow me to give you a reliable answer to your question.
You can wind up in court for shoplifting by two different routes. 1) If you were cited into court at the time when you were caught shoplifting; and 2) If you failed to pay a civil demand letter for damages which the store sent to you and then the store decided to sue you.
Probably 99% of the cases that wind up in court are the result of citation issued when the shoplifter is caught. Of these, almost all of them are criminal charges. There are a very few exceptions to this. In some states, such as California, the charge can be handled as a non-criminal infraction, although even there it starts out as a petty theft criminal charge and only gets reduced to a noncriminal infraction if the prosecutor agrees. So, if you received a citation from a police officer, or were taken to jail when you were caught, or were even given a notice to appear in court by the store when you were busted, the charge is almost certainly a criminal charge. If you look on the paper and it says something like "petty theft", or "larceny", or even "disorderly conduct", that means it is a criminal charge. The exact language varies from state to state. If you want to email me a private message with the exact wording on the paper you must have, there is way to do that if you click on my avatar and I will try to answer your question more precisely.
On the other hand, if you did not receive a citation from a police officer or a notice to appear in court from the store when you were first caught, but received a demand to pay the store damages and you did not pay, the situation is different. In that event you would probably have been sued in what is called a "civil action", meaning it is just about money. In that case, you would not be awaiting trial on a criminal charge. However, very few civil actions for shoplifting actually wind up in court.
How To Become An International Lawyer?
I'M Looking Into Becoming An International Lawyer. I'M An International Relations Major In The United States For My Undergraduate/Bachelors Degree, However I'M Considering Going Abroad (Most Likely To The United Kingdom) For Graduate Or Law School, Though I'M Not Turning A Blind Eye To Domestic Law Schools (Some Of The Best Being Right Here). I Was Just Wondering How Exactly I Would Go About Becoming An International Lawyer From Where I Am Now? In Terms Of Languages In Fluent In English And German, And Learning French Currently.
IR is unfortunately a ridiculous major. Switch to economics. focus on international trade issues and especially energy [petroleum].
Your languages are excellent for International Law. Half of Africa speaks French.
Only apply to firms engaged in international trade and international law, and also government agencies that are international in scope - the World Bank for example.
Legal Assistance, Military Retirees, Specically Wills?
I Am Retired Military And Have An Old Will Made In 1979. Many Things Have Changed. Need New Will. Looking For Legas Aid At
1. Tulsa Air Ng, Tulsa Ok 2. Tinker Afb Or 3.Vance Afb
The folks in legal at either Tinker or Vance will help you set up your new will. Not sure what the NG station will have in terms of support. Most legal offices have certain hours that they do wills and they may have some paperwork for you to fill out before your appointment. Go to this link and it will take you to base info and you can get the phone numbers you need to take care of your wills.
I Live In Nyc And I Am Looking For The Best Criminal Lawyer.?
If you are looking for the best, it will be very, very expensive. The best way to find a lawyer is by talking to friends and acquaintances. Since you want the best, ask some of your extremely rich friends if they know anyone good.
How Many Hours A Week Do Lawyers Work?
I Heard Conflicting Statements, Ranging From 40 To 70+ Hours A Week. I Also Read That You Start Out Working Many Hours But Then You Work Less And Get Paid More After A Few Years. Also, How Many Hours Do Specific Lawyers Work, Such As Corporate, Intellectual Property Etc.
As someone who just graduated from law school and who actually wrote an essay on this topic, I have a bit of perspective on this. However, while you should never use this as an answer on a law school exam, the answer to this question truly is "it depends."
Lawyers who work in big cities [especially New York, Chicago, LA, and DC] will work significantly more than lawyers in more rural areas.
As you pointed out, younger lawyers tend to work more than older lawyers.
Specialty isn't really much of a factor in how many hours you will work as an attorney, but what sector you work in really will. Attorneys that work in large law firms work the longest hours, medium to small sized firms come next, then non-profits, and finally government workers. However, government workers will make significantly less money than those that work at firms.
Firms typically require you to bill a quota of hours to clients each year. However, not every hour that you are at work is a "billable hour". On average, for every two hours billed, an attorney will spend another hour at work doing non-billable tasks. To get an idea of workloads for young New York attorneys, on average they bill 2200 hours a year. If you add in non-billable hours worked and average that out over a week, that means you'd be working 66 hour weeks with two weeks vacation each year. Keep in mind that this is average, so that means that half of young lawyers in New York are actually working even more than that. I don't know about you, but that sounds unbearable to me.
Plus when you work in a firm, the firm also wants you to spend your free time finding clients/having drinks with clients you already possess/making connections, etc., and therefore, you basically never have any time off. These sorts of activities are not counted into the above.
Now, if you work for the government, most of the time you will truly only work 40 hours a week, and they will not ask you to do anything outside of your job description.
Medium sized firms can rate anywhere in between big firms and government jobs. When I was on interviews, medium sized firms were asking that you bill anywhere between 1400 to 1800 hours minimum. This would work out to 42 hours and 54 hours a week, respectively. Although, keep in mind that the minimum that they want you to work will most likely keep your job, but if you want to advance, in most situations they'll want you to work more than that.
Keep in mind the big paycheck difference. At big firms lawyers can start right out of law school making upwards of $150,000 whereas the federal government only starts you at $54,000 and state governments can pay as little as $30,000 for some positions [such as being a public defender].
As for your experience determining how many hours you work per week - on average, you have to work at a firm for 7 years before it will significantly decrease. At that time, the firm will either decide to make you a partner in which case you will be able to cut down on your work time and still be rich, or the firm will not make you a partner, in which case you'll most likely quit and feel like you've just wasted 7 years of your life.
Hope this info. helps!