4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You If you want a legal representative for any reason, you need to work closely using them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent they can be, they're gonna need your help. Listed here are four important strategies to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're gonna reveal in their mind. Privilege means whatever you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - most especially information other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they must assist them to win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being by the due date, each and every time. In fact, because you may need to discuss last second details or be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any sort of crime, it's important in order to prove to the court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward boosting your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Legal Aid For Contested Divorce In Canada.?
Hello, I Am A Social Recipient On Welfare In British Columbia, A Mother Of 3. My Husband Has Filed For Divorce Here And I Like To Contest It Because I Don'T Agree With His Terms. I Heard That As It Is Filed In The Supreme Court Of Canada, So Perhaps I May Not Get A Free Lawyer To Contest. Is It True Or Can I Still Get Free Legal Aid To Contest It? Could You Please Answer And Provide More Info If You Can. Thank You.
Try call legal aid toll free # in your area
what you hear now might change and might not be true either
legal aid is not free. yes it's free now but when you get what is entitled to you, e.g. 50% house sale proceeds, you pay it back
that's what I heard anyways
How Much Can A Lawyer (Exp. Litigation) Earn Annually?
According to the latest poll: Approximately $40,000 per year.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law:
**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. There are a FEW attorneys that earn a lot of money - but MOST attorneys just about make a living. Most attorneys do not make as much money as most people think. Also, remember: there are more attorneys than there are available jobs.).
**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 - handling details is a large part of working as a lawyer),
**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. Many people mistakenly think that being an attorney is about the ability to argue. Actually, a successful attorney is defined by his/her commitment to the PEACEFUL resolution of disputes. Lawyers are actually: mediators, advocates, negotiators, advisors, evaluators, and peaceful intermediaries between clients.),
**myth: as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong),
And then, to top it off, attorneys have to keep their client's information confidential. (You cannot use "juicy" tidbits that you have become aware of as fodder for the gossip circles.)
Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
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!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Even after paying the expensive tuition, you still need to pay for books, room and board, and miscellaneous fees.
The legal profession leaves little room for outside interests. Commitment to the law profession tends to produce an unbalanced lifestyle.
There are no jobs in this vocational field. I have watched as my family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. as they have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
The competition to get into law school is intense. Applicants to most law schools greatly exceed the number that can be admitted.
Even if you do 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 #1 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:
**Check out these websites:
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**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..................
**Do "informational interviews" with several attorneys from at least two or three different firms. (You can find how to do "informational interviews" from your local Public Library - ask the Librarian.) Interviewing attorneys is a time-efficient and extremely beneficial way of discovering if law is the right vocational field for you. Talk to a few Human Resource Managers who work at employers in the field of Law. Ask them what their opinion is on future job availability for the field of Law. Ask them if they have any current open positions. Ask them how many resumes they receive when they advertise ONE open position. (It is ususally approximately 300 resumes are received for each open position advertised.) If you personally know a practicing lawyer, set up a time with them to do an "informational interview" to ask them about their career. Talk to many attorneys. Better yet, spend an entire day with one of them.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities.
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.
There are MANY issues of working in the vocational field of Law. My answer is an attempt to give you a realistic way of looking at this career, and I have told you things that most will not tell you about the profession - at first. Be careful, do your research, and have your eyes open wide.
(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.)
Where Can I Get Some Free Legal Advice Re Divorce?
I'M Trying To Save My Marriage After My Husband Had An Affair, Not Sure How Things Will Turn Out. Hoping For The Best. But In Case Not- Where Can I Get Some Legal Advice About Divorce In California? I Have Some Money, He Has None, And Since He Is At Fault Here I Am Not Happy With Idea Of Having To Give Him Half Of My Money Too If He Leaves. I'Ve Heard In California Everything Just Gets Split No Matter Who Is At Fault. Any Data,Links, Advice Are Greatly Appreciated! Can'T Afford A Lawyer Right Now...
Forget hiding money, all that stuff is tracked. Google your County Family Law Center. I just finialized my divorce in California, January 16, 2010. Cost me about $4,500 for my part, don't know what the ex-wife spent. We were supposed to do it ourselves, but I received the divorce summons unexpectedly.
My lawyer charged me $300 per hour, the Senior Paralegal was $190 per hour. They bill you for every minute of their time, including when the other lawyer argues with them. They write excessive letters to bill you for them and my wife's lawyer was so obvious, even I could see he was intentionally screwing things up to stir up trouble and billing revenue. I began scanning his letters to my own lawer and sending them to my ex-wife. She began to see he was stirring the pot and she got things moving along pretty good after I began that.
Everything in California is no-fault divorce, everything is straight forward and the rules are not bent. Try your County Family Law Center, as the divorce business is so huge, they have moved it all to special building centers away from the superior courts.
Where Can I Find Lawyer Ratings Done By Actual People Instead Of By Fellow Attorneys?
Try FatLaw. FatLaw ratings are by former clients. I think people rate Attorneys better than other Lawyers, perhaps more honestly. You can read the ratings to know what Attorneys to avoid. Try it here: http://fatlaw.us
Legal Consent Laws In Washington State?
I Am 17 And The Person I'M Interested In Dating Just Turned 23. The Only Thing That'S Stopping Me From Pursuing The Interest Is Legal Consent Laws. I Really Don'T Want To Get Him In Trouble. I'Ve Researched Washington'S Legal Consent Laws And Have Only Found That The Legal Consent Age Is 16. Sooo, Does That Mean We Should Be Safe?
You should be fine since you are 17 but the law is not written in your favor. The legal age of consent is 18, not 16.
The age of consent in Oregon is 18. Sexual offenses are defined under the Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 163. With regards to age only, the following offenses are defined.
18 - Consent for all laws.
Under 18 - Defined as Sexual Abuse 3 (Class A Misdemeanor)
Under 16 - Defined as Rape 3 / Sodomy 3 (Class C Felony) (ORS 163.245)
Under 14 - Defined as Rape 2 / Sodomy 2 (Class B Felony)
Under 12 - Defined as Rape 1 / Sodomy 1 (Class A Felony)
Additionally, Oregon has a 3 year rule defined under ORS 163.345. However, this does not apply to Rape 1, or Sodomy 1, effectively limiting the age to 12. However, a person can still be charged with Sexual Misconduct (Class C Misdemeanor) under ORS 163.445, if the victim was under 15 years old.
163.315 Incapacity to consent; effect of lack of resistance.
(1) A person is considered incapable of consenting to a sexual act if the person is:
(a) Under 18 years of age;
(b) Mentally defective;
(c) Mentally incapacitated; or
(d) Physically helpless.
(2) A lack of verbal or physical resistance does not, by itself, constitute consent but may be considered by the trier of fact along with all other relevant evidence.
163.435 Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
(1) A person 18 years of age or older commits the crime of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor if:
(a) Being a male, he engages in sexual intercourse with a female under 18 years of age; or
(b) Being a female, she engages in sexual intercourse with a male under 18 years of age; or
(c) The person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person under 18 years of age or causes that person to engage in deviate sexual intercourse.
(2) Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor is a Class A misdemeanor.
163.445 Sexual misconduct.
(1) A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct if the person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with an unmarried person under 18 years of age.
(2) Sexual misconduct is a Class C misdemeanor.
163.345 Age as a defense in certain cases.
(1) In any prosecution under ORS 163.355, 163.365, 163.385, 163.395, 163.415, 163.425, 163.427 or 163.435 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(2) In any prosecution under ORS 163.408, when the object used to commit the unlawful sexual penetration was the hand or any part thereof of the actor and in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(3) In any prosecution under ORS 163.445 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense if the victim was at least 15 years of age at the time of the alleged offense.
There is an affirmative defense but that only works if he is minimum 3 years older than you. It is a risk having sex with him at this age but it is highly doubtful anyone would report him or you.
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Who Wd B The Best Person 2 Ask 4 An Attorney Recommendation?
A Docor? A Cop? Who? I Need 2 Talk 2 A Lawyer About Sumthin But I Dont Just Wanna Pick A Random 1 Out Of The Fone Book. No Wat I Mean?
Lawyers know other lawyers. They know who is good and who is not. I agree that calling from a phone book is not necessarily a good starting place.
I am a lawyer myself and I know how hard it is for people to find good lawyers.
Here is what I would do if I were you. Look in one of the attorney directories (martindale-hubbell or superlawyers, etc.). However, call a lawyer who does something different than what you need. For example, if you need a criminal defense lawyer, call a family lawyer or a tax lawyer and ask for a few names of good criminal defense lawyers. If you need a divorce attorney, call a criminal lawyer or a tax lawyer. By calling someone who does NOT do what you need, you will guarantee that he or she will not try to take your case, but will be willing to give you a few names of attorneys he or she knows who are good.
Also, lawyers LOVE to refer things to other lawyers. This is because they hope that they other lawyers will refer people back to them. After all, lawyers make money from clients and the more they get, the more they make.
Good luck. If you have a specific need for a lawyer and want some more detailed thoughts, let me know.