Finding A Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will recognize that there are countless lawyers in your area that advertise that they can focus on your form of case. This can make the procedure of finding one with a great deal of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the tips below it will be easy to define your quest off to the right one out of very little time. Step one is to generate a list of the lawyers which are listed in your neighborhood focusing on your situation. While you are causeing this to be list you ought to only include those you have a great vibe about according to their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their website. There you will be able to find how many years they are practicing and some general details about their success rates. At this moment your list should have shrunken further to people that you felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate amount of experience. You should then take the time to check out independent reviews of each attorney. Be sure you see the reviews rather than counting on their overall rating. The data in the reviews provides you with a concept of the direction they interact with their clientele and how much time they invest into each case that they are concentrating on. Finally, you will want to meet with a minimum of the final three lawyers which have the credentials you are looking for. This provides you with the time to really evaluate how interested they can be in representing your case. It really is imperative that you follow many of these steps to actually find someone that has the right measure of experience to help you the very best outcome.
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Which Type Of Lawyers Specifically Defend Victims Of Domestic Violence?
I Am Possibly Interested In Pursuing This Field Of Law. Would A Person Need To Go Into Criminal Law, Family Law?
First off, victims aren't really "defended." They're not being accused of anything, other than the usual "blame the victim" routine.
Family law deals with abuse situations most commonly. "Domestic violence" is occurring with someone like a family member or intimate partner. So issues most commonly revolve around divorce, restraining orders, child custody, child abuse, etc.
On the criminal side, some people in the prosecutor's office tend to specialize in domestic violence cases. But in those instances, they're prosecuting the abuser for the abuse. The victim is just a witness.
Regardless of what you want to pursue, you first need to get into law school, and complete the mandatory first year curriculum, which is pretty broad. After that you can worry about focusing on things like family law, or perhaps criminal law, etc.
At least at the moment, there's also a growing field of elder law, as the baby boom generation gets older. More and more people are needed to aid with issues the elderly encounter. And a lot of that can be various forms of abuse as well. You'll see some prosecutors increasingly focus on that area as well, such as scams of the elderly... which sometimes come from within the family.
What Are The Steps To Being A Real Estate Lawyer Or Attorney?
It's not so difficult. First you complete your B.A. or B.S. Then you go to law school. It helps if you take some courses in law school that focus on real estate, for example: Real Estate Transactions, Land Use, Real Estate Litigation. Do your best in law school and then apply to a firm with a real estate practice group and express an interest in that practice. Even taking the courses is not comletely necessary, just that you do well in law school - which takes hard work and dedication. Good luck.
What Is A Law Firm'S Typical Billable Hour Expectations For A Newly Minted Associate Attorney?
A Few Classmates And I Have Debated Over What The Typical Billable Hour Expectations Are From Ca Law Firms Of A New Associate Attorney.
Recently, I Came Across A Job Offer For A 0-1 Yr Experienced Attorney, Which Stated That 200 A Month / 2400 A Year Billable Is Required.
Is This An Unrealistic Expectation For A Firm To Have Of A New Attorney?
Can 200 Billable Hours A Month / 2400 A Year Actually Be Achieved?
Is There Any Type Of Typical Billable Hour Requirement Range That This Falls Outside Or Within?
2,300 to 2,400 billable hours a year is a standard expectation for a first year associate in a big law firm or any regional law firm that pays comparable salary. It is not an unrealistic expectation and if you want to pursue a career as an attorney in a big law firm you have to be willing to put in the hours necessary to achieve that goal. Not every hour at work is billable either. While it varies depending on the ability and efficiency of the associate and the efficiency of those attorneys with whom the associate works, the ratio of billable hours to non-billable hours is usually in the neighborhood of 2:1 to 3:1 which translates into about 3,200-3,600 hours for the year. Associates at big law firms achieve these hours by working late almost every day, coming in on weekends frequently and working while on vacation (hence the term "sweatshop" firm that is attributed to most big law firms). There really are not many jobs in any area where it is reasonable for a person with a professional graduate degree to expect to receive a six figure salary as an entry level employee so the work hour expectation is not that unfair or unrealistic.
As a first year associate, you really have no practical skills as a lawyer to use as a basis for evaluation for most of your first year, so your end of the year performance review relies heavily upon your billable hours. While it is not fatal to your career to fall a hundred hours or so short of 2,400, there is not a lot of flexibility to allow for a favorable performance review if you fall much shorter than that in terms of billable hours.
If those hours seem unpalatable for you then you should seek employment elsewhere such as with a government agency or a smaller firm although there is no guarantee that a smaller firm with lower pay will not have heavy billable hour or work hour requirements, especially given the employment market conditions for lawyers in the current economy which is even worse than the traditionally already bad employment market for entry level attorneys. If you do work at one of these positions your salary will most likely be a fraction of that of a big law firm associate with the median being around 40k (possible lower in this economy).
Property Lawyer Or Major !! I Have A Homework Help!!!?
Susan Has Contracted To Sell Her Home To Bob. Sale Is For $100,000 Cash With No Conditions Except That Title Be Marketable And The Sale To Close On July 20 At Susan’S Attorney’S Office.July 18, Bob Calls Susan And Informs Her That He Had Planned To Buy The Property By A “Loan Assumption” (I.E. Rich Uncle). Rich Uncle, However, Has Refused And Bob Does Not Have The Cash To Go Ahead With The Deal.Bob Further Mentions That He Has Some Other Real Estate Worth About $500,000 And He Could Sell Or Get A Loan Against This Real Estate And Have Enough Cash To Go Ahead With The Deal In The Future.Bob Asks Susan If She Will Extend The Closing For A Month, Until Aug 20.Susan Says No And Informs Bob That She Is Ready, Willing And Able To Perform On July 20.On July 20, No Closing Takes Place.On July 21, Susan Sues Bob For Breach Of Contract.Please Answer :(1) Has Bob Breached The Contract? (B) Does Susan Have The Right To Sue Bob On July 21? (C) If Susan Can Sue Bob On July 21, Any Remedies Availab?
1. Yes, Bob has breached the contract.
2. Yes, Susan DOES have the right to sue BUT must first look to the Restatement 2d (or the laws of her jurisdiction) with respect to contracts for real property & giving the opportunity to cure. Usually, she must give Bob an opportunity to cure of 10 days (sometimes more), but NOT ALWAYS.
3. She can sue for Breach of Contract. But, she will NOT get a remedy that commands Bob to perform - specific performance almost NEVER gets awarded, especially in such a situation. She may be able to settle the debt by either renegotiating the payment terms OR by attaching a security interest in Bob's other property. For this, she must get a written agreement under the new terms AND file a Financing Statement with the local court clerk or county office - the court clerk will know exactly where to file for your jurisdiction. If she does not do BOTH (get a written agreement & file a financing statement) she will not be able to take priority over other creditors who may have an interest in Bob's other property which is not yet perfected.
What Is Trust Territory?
And The Countrys That Is In Trust Territory
United Nations Trust Territories were the successors of the League of Nations mandates and came into being when the League of Nations ceased to exist in 1946. All of the trust territories were administered through the UN Trusteeship Council. The one territory not turned over was South West Africa, which South Africa insisted remained under the League of Nations Mandate, and which eventually gained independence in 1990 as Namibia. The main objection was that the trust territory guidelines required that the lands be prepared for independence and majority rule. Trust territories (and administering powers) were:
Cameroon (France) and Cameroons (United Kingdom) - The French portion was granted independence as the Republic of Cameroon in 1960. The somewhat smaller British portion had been administered in two parts (Northern Cameroons and Southern Cameroons). Following a plebiscite, Northern Cameroons became part of Nigeria in May 1961 and Southern Cameroons joined the Republic of Cameroon in October 1961.
Libya (United Kingdom and France) - Gained independence in 1951.
Nauru (Australia) - Granted independence in 1968.
New Guinea (Australia) - The north-eastern section of this island had been a League of Nations mandate. The south-eastern section had been Australian before World War I. After World War II, the two were combined into a unified entity for administrative purposes, although the legal distinction between the Territory of Papua and the Territory of New Guinea was maintained. The two entities were legally unified when both were granted independence as Papua New Guinea in 1975. The western half of the island, formerly Dutch and now part of Indonesia, was never part of either territory.
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (United States) - Split into The Republic of the Marshall Islands (1979), The Federated States of Micronesia (1979), The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (1978), and The Republic of Palau (1981). With the exception of The Northern Mariana Islands, which is a commonwealth, they are all Associated States of the United States.
Ruanda-Urundi (Belgium) - Gained independence in 1962 as the countries of Rwanda and Burundi.
Somalia (Italy) - Granted independence, and merged with former British Somaliland, in 1960.
Tanganyika (United Kingdom) - Became independent in 1961. Merged with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania.
Togoland (United Kingdom and France) - The French portion became independent as Togo in 1960. The much smaller British portion was merged in 1946 with the United Kingdom colony of the Gold Coast, which was granted independence as Ghana in 1957.
Western Samoa (New Zealand) - Granted independence in 1962, now known simply as Samoa.
How Does A Injury Law Attorney And A Chiropractor Need Knowledge Of The Muscular System To Do Their Jobs?
Well the Attorney does cases on injuries, which as you know affect the human body. And muscles are in the human body. So it's probably helpful to have some knowledge on what your case is about. Chiropractors do some sort of massage/therapy stuff to ease muscle pain and aches and stuff, so once again, it's probably best that they have knowledge in that department.