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I Have Been Attending College For About Three Months Now. A Couple Weeks Ago My School Gave Me A Check For A Couple Hundred Dollars, They Said With My Grants And Financial Aid, There Was An Overage And This Money Was Mine. A Couple Days Ago, They Called Me And The Lady Told Me That She Made A Mistake And They Need Me To Repay This Money Right Away. I Am Unemployed And Extremely Broke Right Now, I Commute To School And The Money Basically All Went To Gas And Groceries So It Is Gone And I Have No Way Of Repaying It. Also, They Said They Need Me To Sign Some Paper. I'M Thinking They Messed Up And Are Trying To Trick Me Into Paying This Money Back When Legally I Don'T Have To. They Gave Me A Check, Not A Loan. Help?
Schools can put a financial hold on your account, which can stop you from registering for classes or getting a copy of your transcript.
Call the financial aid office and tell them that you were sent a check that has already been spent and you need to work out an arrangement that you both find acceptable.
Salary Question For Lawyers ( Family Law Or Intellectual Property Specialization)?
I Am A Professional It Manager Who Is Looking Into Changing Career So I Don'T End Up Like So Many Great It Managers That Just Because They Are Old And A Younger Person With Less Salary Can Do The Job, They Are Almost Out Of Job Or Have A Job But Got Salary Cut. Trust Me I Have Seen A Lot Of These Cases Around Me So I Was Thinking To Go Back To School To Practice Law And Make Good Money No Matter How Old I Get, I'D Still Have A Good Job And A Good Salary. Now ... Can Someone Tell Me Which One I Would Make More Money? Family Law ( I Live In L.A By The Way) Or Intellectual Property?
I Heard The School I Choose To Go To Matters For The Intellectual Property Practice. I Can'T Leave L.A So What Are My Options?
I Really Need To Know What Is The Minimum Salary When I Start My Law Career Too Cause I Am Walking Away From A Very Good Salary In It Mgmt So I Need To Make Sure I Think Through This Big Change Before Doing Anything. Much Appreciated!
As a former Director of IT who used to make 6 figure salary in the 1990's before I just HAD to go to law school, my advice to is stop before you make the biggest financial error in your life. Please ignore the media myth that all lawyers make big money, it is a lie. The reality is that the average attorney salary is in the low 40,000.
Yes some lawyers make more --- those who go right from the top tier college, to the top tier law school (Harvard, Yale), get top grades, are on law review, and are well connected (maybe mommy or daddy is in politics or has their own law firm). The rest of us, the 98%, scramble for a few 18 hour a day, 7 day a week, low pay, burn out jobs.
Do some research. Law firms are laying off right now. Many of the big firms have already announced that there will be zero hiring of new grads in 2010 and 2011. Those who graduated this year, with their $100,000 student loans, are having problems getting any job, let alone one in a law firm. The profession is full and has been since the early 1990s when I graduated. The only openings are when people burn out, or go to another profession. Plus every law school is sending out more and more people every year.
You will not make good money, even if you can get a job. Because of the glut of lawyers out there and few jobs the employers are able to pay what they want. For example it is no unusual for an employer to "take on" a legal association for zero salary - yes that is no pay -- just to see how they work out. Illegal you say, well that is no problem to a group of lawyers.
Discrimination, as an IT person for years I never once encountered any age or sex discrimination. As a lawyer, especially an older female, it is rampant. It sucks to go to work and have to put up with the sexual comments, getting a lower salary than the male attorneys, and even hearing comments from the judges. It is a fight. I had one job where I was put at the reception desk to answer phones plus handle 28 active cases, while the men all got offices and were routinely assigned only 5 cases.
Finally if you want to get into intellectual property you will need to take additional courses beyond what law school provides. You will then need to sit for an additional bar exam. Intellectual property lawyers can make more money. Family law is great if you like seeing people use their kids as pawns. Family law has the highest amount of clients who report their attorneys. That is the client complains and the attorney may lose their licsence to practice law. Family law attorneys are also some of the lowest paid because the family is breaking up and no one has money.
Let me suggest that you go for an MBA in IT. Yes, I do understand about how IT is being destroyed by out sourcing, many of my clients are victims. But law is not the answer. Law is not a place to look for any financial security. I have been in this business since 1993, have my own firm, have a good reputation, usually busy, I have yet to get back to that IT salary.
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My Mother Got Into An Accident 2 Years Ago Had To Go To The Hospital And A Few Months Of Therapy. She Has Been Represented By A Small Law Firm In Nj Were She Lives At, A Few Weeks Ago They Called Her And Told Her That Her Case Was Done And That She Needed To Go Into Their Offices.
Once There They Told Her That What Little They Got Off The Case It Went To Medical And Lawyer Fees The Lawyer Representing Her Offered Her A Consolation Check On The Amount Of 2,500 Made To Her From His Personal Checking Acct Just For The Time She Had Lost. He Then Tried To Seduced Her Into Signing Some Documents That She Did Not Signed But She Said That When He Showed Her Those Papers She Saw A Lump Sump Stating $75,000 But Then He Took It Away From Her When She Said She Was Not Signing That, She Went On And Told Him That She Does Not Want Him To Write Him A Personal Check, But Rather She Would Like A Company Check Made To Her And She Wanted A Copy Of Those Documents…. He Said No And Almost Forced Her To Sing Those Documents.
Then She Called Me And Told Me What Had Happened, Apparently Now They Even Had A One Of My Mom’S Friends Trying To Convince Her To Sing The Stuff And Take The Small Check! I Told Her To Hold Off And Let Me Do Some Research And See What The Deal Is…
What Do You Guys Think Is Going On? Were Can I Get Help For This Type Of Problems?
A client should never feel pressured to sign.
The settlement sounds low, but it could happen. Maybe at first look they thought they could get more, but later facts where against it.
And if a lawyer had judged the case wrong, it would be reasonable for a lawyer to pay out of pocket, it could happen that way.
But almost forcing her to sign. That puts everything else into question.
How reasonable is your mother? If your mom over reacts to things, then talk to the lawyer to see what the real story is. If your mothers story is absolutely true, and he was forcing her to sign something, then you might need a new lawyer.
I'm not sure, but my feeling is that the new lawyer would tell you not to even talk to the old lawyer.
Legal Advice On Alimony In Pa?
In The State Of Pa How Is Alimony Determined? My Parents Are Divorcing And My Mother Is The One Filing. However My Father Is On Disability For 10 Years And I'M Sure He Would Go To Domestics And File For Alimony. However The Tricky Part Is That He'S Been Abusing His Prescription Drugs For 10 Years By Snorting Them And Mixing Them. If The Court Knew That Would He Still Be Awarded Alimony? Me And My Mom Left Him For A Very Good Reason Obviously. Serious Advice Only...Thank You!
This is a tough one, he does have a good case for alimony, your lawyer could better answer. Here is why your dad could and couldn't get alimony.
+Long Marriage ?
-Possible Drug abuser? (must be proved)
-Unable to pay child support.
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A Question For Lawyers/Law School Students?
I Am Going To Be A College Sophomore In A Few Weeks, And I Have My Mind Set On Going To Law School. After I Graduate. But To Tell You The Truth, I Don'T Have Good Public Speaking Skills. I Know There Are Courses To Help Me In That Area, But They Can Only Do So Much In My Opinion. Im Very Worried That I Won'T Have The Necessary Public Speaking Skills If I Am Offered A Job At A Firm. Are There Alternative Careers One Could Use With A Law School Degree Without Becoming An Attorney (Like A Consultant?)
Most attorneys seldom, if ever, go to court. Almost all legal work is done in writing. Continue with your plans to be a lawyer, so long as you believe that you can speak in law classes when you are called on by the professor about five times per semester per course in an average size law school.