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What Is The Difference Between Civil And Criminal Litigation?

The difference between the two is that in Criminal cases, you are defending yourself against the government for breaking a criminal (or traffic) law. The government can be at the city, county, state, or even federal level, and is represented by a prosecutor. There is a limit to how much you may be punished for each offense, either in jail time or fines. The prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty.

A civil litigation on the other hand, is much more subjective. You are being sued by a private person (usually represented by a law firm) whether for something you did (or failed to do) which may have caused them harm or cost them money. The burden of proof is 50/50, which means if the evidence weighs slightly more against you than against your accuser, you lose the case. Like criminal litigation, civil litigation is VERY costly in order to hire defense lawyers. Most lawsuits settle "out of court" at a reduced settlement cost in order to avoid paying potentially higher costs defending one's self in court.

Law Firms????????????
Which Is A Better Company To Work For; Norton Rose Or Latham And Watkins. Based On Office Space, Prestige, Location Of Office, People E.T.E. Both Choices Are For The London Offices.

I've never heard of Norton Rose, but I have heard of Latham & Watkins (it is a U.S. based law firm with international offices).

According to the website of the respective law firms, Norton Rose doesn't have a presence in the U.S. It has "U.S. qualified lawyers based in London or Hong Kong."

Latham & Watkins seems to have more offices in the world (including the U.S.) than Norton Rose.

Unless you find someone who has worked for both firms, it will be hard to answer your question - plus it is subjective.

Remember, big isn't always better - look what happened to Brobeck Phleger (it imploded after it got too big too fast).

Get In Accident; Same Lawyer, Same Insurance?
I Always Wondered: If Two People Get Into An Car Accident, And They Have The Same Insurance Company And The Same Lawyer, How Does That Work? What If Both Are At Fault? What If Neither Were At Fault?

The same lawyer can not represent both parties.

He would turn down the representation of the other party.

As far as insurance goes...the insurance company will open up a claim under each person's policy. Usually a different adjuster gets assigned to each claim. They handle the claim just the same as any other. This happens all the time....and it's not a big deal.

How Should I Go About This Child Custody Case?
My Daughter Lives In Pa With Her Mother And Grandmother.Since My Lil Girl Was Born I Have Had Her On My Insurance And Have Paid Child Support Like I'M Supposed To. She Is Now 9. My Daughter Has Autism. Well I Have Found Out Thru Her Via Cell Phone I Purchased Her That She Has Been Out Of School For Over A Month Now, Her Mother Was Kicked Out Of Her House Along With Grandmother So They Have Been Going From House To House To Survive. I Have Told Her Mother Just About Everyday To Let Me Take Care Of Her Where I Live In Va I Have A Very Stable Home For Her, And She Is Already On My Insurance Plan, But I Feel Her Mother Is Scared To Give Her Up Because That Would Be 2 Sources Of Income She Would Loose &Quot;Child Support&Quot; &Quot;Daughers Ssi&Quot;. I Am So Scared For My Little Girl And I Do Not Know Were To Even Being With This? Well The Past 3 Weeks I Have Found Out From My Daughters Mother That She Has Been In And Out Of The Hospital For Having Pains, And Ect. Long Story Short She Is Addicted To Pain Killers, And Xanax And She Hangs Out With The Wrong Type Of People. Last Month She Claims To Me She Was With Some People Who Was Raided By The Police And She Was Let Go But They Were Arrested For Drugs & Other Pills. She Leaves A Voice Mail 3 Days Ago Saying She Wish She Was Dead, Come To Find Out She Has Ran Out Of Pain Pills, Ect, And Is Loosing Her Mind Even More Now! She Is Trying To Claim Ssi For Herself Saying She Is Crazy, Ect. She Has Not Worked Any In 2009. My Daugthers Grandmother Has Been Watching Over Her From House To House, While Mom Has Been Running Streets Wild! Her Grandmother Is Not A Stable Person Also. She Is Also Taking Meds To Keep Her Sain. How Should I Go About This?

Hi, I bet if you re read your question, you'd have this huge light go off in you head and you'd know the answer!!! You HAVE to protect your daughter. I cannot imagine what effect this is having on her. It would be bad enough for a child without a disability and because your daughter has Autism, her perception of events is so much more pronounced. Her ability to deal with stress is mostly nill, in most cases. PLEASE!! Call DHS in the city where she lives. They will do an will only take 24 hours. That's it! You can let them know that you are willing to take her to your home if that is necessary. Tell them everything you can think of....write it all down before you call them so you don't forget anything. They don't like to be called back with, "I forgot to tell you something". It looks like your nit picking. You can also get an attorney in the city and state where your daughter resides and start custody proceedings. If you two have joint custody and she has physical custody, depending on the laws in her state, you have as much right to the child as she does. That is, if she came to visit and you chose not to return her, her Mom would have the burden of getting her back. You can google the state and then enter statutes on child custody'. I worked for many years with families through DHS and I can almost guarantee you that they not allow her to stay with her Mom at this time. Now, I have a question for you. How much of your child support money do you think goes for the actual care of your daughter? You're absolutely right!!! Very little if any!! Calling DHS is a very easy thing to do. Just pick up that phone and take care of your daughter. She REALLY needs you for goodness sake!! Good luck!! JOSA

Privacy Policy Violated? What Can I Do?
So, I Filled Out An Online Application For A Car Loan/Quote....After The Dealership Received I Start Getting Personal Email From One Of The Employees And Get This: He Admits In One Of The Emails That He Got My Personal Info From That Online Application. This Guy Has Always Harrassed Me. I Looked At The Dealerships Privacy Policy Online And It States That No Employee Of The Company Is Allowed To Use My Info For Their Own Personal Use. I Of Course Am Upset. I Filed A Complaint With The Better Business Bureau, But They Closed It Saying That It Was &Quot;Beyond Scope&Quot; And That I Needed To Take It To Small Claims Court. So, What Exactly Should I Do? I Plan On Taking It To Court, But Should I Talk To A Lawyer First? Has Anyone Else Ever Heard Of A Lawsuit Involving Privacy Policies Like This Before? What Will I Be Entitiled To? Thanks In Advance For Your Help.

Of course you should talk to a lawyer first, they have many legal advice hotlines that you can call too - if all you want is an opinion and not someone to represent you.

This is exactly why I don't give my personal information to store computers.. it's there for any employee to see!
Make sure you have the e-mail where he confesses saved!

Sorry that I don't have very much information, but call the hotlines they'll really help you out.

If I'M A Lawyer, Can I Specialize In Juvenile Justice?
Can I Be A Lawyer For Only Juvenile Prosecutors And Defendants?

If you can afford it...................
If you can find a way to pay your living expenses, then you can specialize..................
If you can find a way to pay your enormous law school debts, then you can specialize..........

If not, then you have to take whatever work comes your way.

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; it 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.<<< 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 the vocational field of Law.

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. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software and law books in order to get legal work done without the cost 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)

Sites like have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to 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: *myth: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves mountains of 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), *myth: 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), *myth: 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/compromise), *myth: as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), *myth: 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 (at an alarming rate), 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 in TODAY's job market!!

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 already have too many law schools. We are STILL 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 future 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)

Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
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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.

Good luck.

(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.)