3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Right Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to undergo the legal court system, particularly if you lack confidence in your legal team. Listed here are three important methods to know that you've hired the proper lawyer: 1. They Focus On Your Sort Of Case Legal requirements is usually tricky which requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. If you want a lawyer, try to find one that deals with the issue you're facing. Regardless of whether a relative or friend recommends you make use of a strong they know, once they don't have got a focus that's much like your case, keep looking. As soon as your attorney is definitely an expert, especially in the trouble you're facing, you know you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Features A Winning Record Dependant upon the circumstances, it might be challenging to win an instance, especially if the team working for you has little to no experience. Search for practices which have won numerous cases that relate to yours. Although this is no guarantee which you case will be won, it provides you with a much better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond If the attorney you've chosen takes some time to listen for your concerns and reply to your inquiries, you've probably hired the best one. Regardless of how busy they can be or how small your concerns seem using their perspective, it's important that they react to you within a caring and timely manner. From the aim of look at a regular citizen who isn't knowledgeable about the judicial system, court cases can be pretty scary you require updates and also to seem like you're part of the solution. Some attorneys are simply more desirable to your case than others. Ensure you've hired the best team for the circumstances, to ensure that you can place the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith within your legal representative is the initial step to winning any case.
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Personal Injury Settlement?
Both Me And My Daughter Was In A Accident. I Am Done With Treatment And Ready To Settle, But She Still Need More Treatment. The Insurance Company Sent Me A Form To Sign &Quot;Release Of All Claims&Quot;. I Need To Make Sure This Is Not Closing My Daughter Portion Out. We Both Are Listed Under The Same Claim Number Cause She Is A Minor. Can Anyone Tell Me Is This The Way It Works An If This The Title Of The Claim Form. I Guess The Title Is Freaking Me Out Since It Says All Claims. Although The First Page Of The Coversheet Says. Enclosed Is Our Release Of All Claims In Settlement Of Your Claim. I Just Want To Make Sure I Am Not Signing Off On My Daughter Claims. Any Advice This Is All New To Me.
1 claim number gets assigned to the entire claim. That means all injuries, property damage and every single expense related to that claim has the same claim number. The claim number applies to that entire file.
Your claim is separate from your daughters claim.
Since she is a minor, you will have to sign a parents and guardians release for her. In some states,minors claim has to go before a judge and get court approval.
If the amount on the final release is the same amount you and the adjuster agreed to for the settlement of your claim then it's pretty clear that the final release applies to your claim only.
Call the adjuster up and the adjuster can explain how the minor child's claim will be handled. It can vary by state.
Qualities In A Lawyer?
I Was Thinking About Pursuing The Career Of Being A Lawyer, But Im Not 100%
Here'S Some Qualities That I Have. Are These Interests And Qualities Good For A Lawyer?
-Love History And Politics
-Likes Working Alone /Small Groups
-Persuasive/Never Give In To Other Side
I think you watch too much TV. Being a Lawyer is NOT about: debating, liking to work alone, AND especially never giving in to the other side. If you want to be successful at Law, you need to be able to mediate between two differing sides, AND you need to like to work with people.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. ANd the legal profession is dramatically changing and 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. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
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!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional 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, 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!!
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 have too many law schools. We are 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 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 just 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 job availability in 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 the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - 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)
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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.
(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.)
Is There A Way I Can Do A Search On A Lawyer'S Past Cases To Look At His/Her Win And Loses?
I Tried To Research Lawyer Joseph A. Dubyak, He Represented Hs Basketball Player Tony Farmer(And Lost Badly). I Researched Him And Only Discovered That The State Licensing Authority Suspended Him On Numerous Occasions. Is There Anyway I Can Do An Online Search To Look At His Previous Wins And Losses? Just Out Of Curiosity.
No, you can look at records at the court houses where he generally practice but it would be a long and time consuming process. Generally if there is a real problem with a lawyer it will show up in sanctions from that state Bar.
What Is Computer Assisted Legal Research?
The Thomson Gale Law Encyclopedia, quoted on Answers.com defines computer-assisted legal research as:
"Technology that allows lawyers and judges to bypass the traditional law library and locate statutes, court cases, and other legal references in minutes using a personal computer, research software, and a modem."
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A Relative Of Mine Is Getting A Divorce And Needs Legal Advice......?
Ok, So, Yesterday I Get A Call Around Midnight And Its My Relative. Long Story Short, She Says That She Wants A Divorce But She Is Scared To Lose Everything. She Said That Not Long Ago Her Husband Started To Get More Verbally Abusive Around Her. She Said That She Has A Really Low Self Esteem Because He Calls Her Names In Front Of People And In Public Places. Stuff That Should Not Be Said, Like You B***** Or Stupid C***. So She Said The Police Came One Night As She Called And That They Ended Up Taking His Side, And Told Her She Needed To Leave The Apartment Because He Has No Place To Go And That She Has Relatives. Does That Make Sense? She Has A Child That Still Goes To School. So, She Said That She Thinks The Cops Took Her Husband'S Side, Because He Was Telling Them Lies That She Threatened Him And That She Was Hitting Him. Well, I Wasn'T There So I Could Not Prove The Veracity Of This Relative'S Story, Right? I Don'T Even Know How The Cops Could Do That, But Oh Well. The Thing Is That He Is Threatening Her Now And Saying That She Needs To Get Out Of His Apartment (Both Are On The Contract And I Know For A Fact She Pays For 90% Of Everything There) Her Husband Has Been Unemployed Since Lord Knows How Long! What Can I Advise Her To Do? I Already Tried To Get Her Shelter And Counseling Hotline Numbers, But I Really Think That This Guy Is The One That Has To Leave No? How Can She Get That To Happen When He Is Not Physically Hurting Her?
Yeah, Any Advice Would Be Appreciate. Thanks
Best advice you can give her is to see a lawyer. As for the police, they are very good at seeing through the BS. There are other reasons that she was told to leave and not him. You left, or were not given, complete information. BTW, when the police are called, a report is filed. Rarely is a female with a child ever told that they must leave.
How To Find Top 10 Attorneys In Any Given County?
I Don'T Believe The Type Of Law Specialty/Expertise Is Necessary To The Q.
I Want To Go To The Top 10 Lawyers, In The Three Local Counties.
Yes, I Kno That Would Be 30 Consultations.
Q#2) You Think If I Put 5,000.00 Cash On The Desk,
(Or Do You Think More Is Necessary?)
It'Ll Motivate The Lawyer I Chose?
Q#3) How Can I Check The Lawyers Track Record?
Q#4) Where Do I Find The Laws For Parents And Grand-Parents Rights?
(I Have Settlement $$$ Coming.
And I Don'T Use Banks,
Bcuz I Do Not Trust Bankers.
I wish I had the answer, but the only thing that came to mind was "google search" it.
Nowadays, you can find just about anything on the internet.