3 Methods To Know You've Picked The Best Lawyer It's pretty intimidating to pass through a legal court system, particularly if lack confidence with your legal team. Listed here are three important methods to know that you've hired the correct lawyer: 1. They Concentrate On Your Sort Of Case Legal requirements is frequently tricky and this requires specialists to tackle the tough cases. When you need a legal representative, search for individual who deals with the matter you're facing. Even when a relative or friend recommends you use a company they understand, when they don't have got a focus that's just like your case, keep looking. As soon as your attorney is surely an expert, specifically in the trouble you're facing, you understand you've hired the right one. 2. The Lawyer Has A Winning Record Dependant upon the circumstances, it might be challenging to win an instance, especially if the team helping you has little to no experience. Try to find practices who have won numerous cases that apply to yours. While this is no guarantee which you case will likely be won, it offers you a significantly better shot. 3. They Listen And Respond In the event the attorney you've chosen takes time to listen for your concerns and react to your inquiries, you've probably hired the right one. Irrespective of how busy these are or how small your concerns seem from the perspective, it's crucial that they answer you in the caring and timely manner. From the purpose of look at a typical citizen who isn't informed about the judicial system, court cases can be pretty scary you want updates and also to seem like you're section of the solution. Some attorneys are simply considerably better to you and your case than the others. Be sure you've hired the most suitable team for your personal circumstances, to actually can position the matter behind you as soon as possible. Faith within your legal representative is the first step to winning any case.
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Does Anybody Know A Good Lawyer In Oc, California That Works With Estate Planning?
I Need To Set Up A Revocable Living Trust But I Do Not Want To Pay Lots Of Money. I Am Looking Fo A Professional Affordable Attorney, Anydoby?
Jensen, Dennis L - Jensen Dennis L
18377 Beach Blvd, #212, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Seems to know what he's doing and is reasonably priced.
It is not a fancy lawfirm.
How Would I Go About Finding An Attorney Who Would Be Willing To Fight City Hall?
Fighting City Hall is not a big deal. Almost any attorney will do if the underlying subject matter is within his/her area of expertise. I represent a County and we get sued at least weekly; literally. If you have a land use case, look for an attorney who does land use and development; if it's police brutality, look for a civil rights attorney; if it's and injury, look for a personal injury attorney. How to do it? The best attorneys do not advertise. Ask every friend and relative to recommend an attorney. Even if you end up with an attorney who does NOT fit your needs, ask him/her for a reference.
In my state, the State Bar has a lawyer referral service. For a fee of about $30, they will find an attorney that fits your needs and will get you a free consultation. I assume that does not exist in every state, but call your state bar office in your state's capital city and ask what services they have available.
Believe me, there is NO shortage of attorneys willing to sue a government.
What Should I Get My Bachelors Degree In To Become A Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Graduated High School With No Experience, No Classroom Work, Nothing To Do With Law. However Criminal Defense Seems Interesting. What Would You Recommend To Get My Bachelors Degree In? And Would You Say A Law School Would Frown Upon 2 Years At A Local Community College, And Then A Transfer To A 4 Year? Would You Recommend Another Field Of Law? Any And All Opinions Appreciated.
Previous poster "kapn" is right on target - again.
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 this vocational field.
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 legalzoom.com 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!!
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)
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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.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
Are There Any Free Legal Consultations Online Or By Phone?
I Live In The Los Angeles Area. Are There Any Free Legal Consultations Online Or By Phone? My Apartment Recently Caught On Fire And The Insurance Company Is Asking My Family For Money Through A Debt Collector. I Need Some Legal Consultation On This Matter. Please Provide As Much Info As Possible, Thank You.
As an attorney, I am not comfortable giving advice over the telephone or online. It creates real issues about whether you and the attorney have formed an attorney client relationship. Additionally, the attorney would be ill-advised to form such a relatonship with someone that they were not consulting with in person.
You will be able to make a better assessment of whether or not you want to actually hire an attorney when you have a face-to-face as well.
Not saying some attorney won't do it, but I would be skeptical in doing so. Take all your records and the debt collection notice to an attorney for an initial consultation. Some will make the inital consultation free.
Lawyer Test: What'S The Difference Between Paying A Debt At Law And Discharging It In Equity?
And Could You Pass The 1934 Bar Exam?
Ever Read Blackstone? All Of Our Founding Fathers Had That In Their Library.....
Discharging the debt in equity. Accepting A lessor amount of payment in the form
of a Stock provision or equity share in a company that owes you money. Just a
wild *** guess. But should be somewhat close.
Paying a debt at law. This deals with creditors Monies owed for services or
products. Again just a wild *** guess. But should be close here to.
More capable of explaining the action behavior of a 2 year old Arabian Colt
who is prone to biting, kicking. and loves to dabble in adverent social behavior.
What Is The Difference Between A Civil Law, And A Criminal Law?
How Are Violators Treated Differently?
In common, civil and criminal law are defined to allow people to know when something right or wrong has been done. However, civil law includes simple things like proper way to file for a divorce or apply for a marriage license. Civil law tells you how to run for office, how to register as a voter, how to file complaints against a governmental agency. Those are items of civil law. However, civil law can also be the basis of a trial sometimes.
When you get to trials, civil law is the set of laws used when someone is monetarily or otherwise injured by another, and the injured party doesn't want to press charges. Instead, the injured party seeks some form of restitution. Civil laws are the basis for lawsuits, torts, and various actions that lead to either monetary awards or specific types of legal orders. When a civil injunction has been filed, violating the terms of the injunction becomes a criminal act, Contempt of Court, but otherwise, there is jail time and not civil fine associated with a civil action (usually no fine, anyway.)
Criminal law, on the other hand, seeks to punish someone for an action. By tradition, criminal law is used when someone is injured physically, or when property has been damaged, or somene has been killed. Murder, robbery, assault, kidnapping, theft, etc. - all things that involve criminal harm.
When you lose a case under civil law, there is no criminal record of the action, but there is a record of a civil judgement against you. Losing a civil case doesn't send you to jail unless you violate the terms of the judgement.
When you lose a case under criminal law, there is a criminal record of the action and you might face fines, penalties, or jail time. You can be arrested for the act if it is illegal under criminal law.
If you want the short memory aid, civil trial law is all about restitution, whereas criminal law is all about retribution.