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What Does A Normal Work Day Look Like For A Lawyer?
As an associate, you are looking at 10 - 12 hours day. Most of that will be spent researching case law, writing draft briefs, arguments, etc. for partners, meeting with clients, meeting with other lawyers to plot strategy, and generally supporting the partners. As a partner (after 8 years as an associate), more of your time will be spent meeting with clients, meeting with opposition lawyers (trying to reach a settlement), meeting with potential new clients, reviewing documents written by the associates, and maybe going to court (good lawyers do not go to court, they reach an amicable, fair settlement). Your days do get cut down to 8 - 10 hour days.
In What Situation Would You Claim Legal Aid?
I Am Doing Some Work For College And I Need Ot Know What Situations Some One Would Be Able To Claim Legal Aid!
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Most legal aid offices use a matrix that tests assets and income to see if you qualify for legal aid. Even if you qualify you may not receive legal aid if the office thinks your legal issue is insubstantial, unimportant, or frivolous.
Attorney / Lawyer / Child Custody / Divorce?
A Family Member Is Going Through A Divorce, Papers Has Not Been File Yet? He Would Like To Know A Good Attorney Lawyer To Help Him. He Said That He Only Makes $11,000.00 Or Less A Year And Has Children. He Said That His Wife Kick Him Out & Put His Stuff On The Street. He Lives In Indianapolis, Indiana; Does Anyone Know Of Any Good Lawyer. He Said He Tried Aid But His Wife Made To Much Money, So They Are Not Willing To Help Him. I Feel He Need To Act Now Before Time Gets Away? Thanks To All That Can Help?
He is going to have to contact the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society.
If his wife kicked him out of the house and he has no place to live, then he has a right to spousal support if his wife makes more money than he does.
I don't think they can hold his wife making more money than he does against him, if that money is not at his disposal.
What I do think happened, is he tried to call them and failed to make an appointment. They will not consult over the phone. You have to go in after making an appointment.
The only other thing he can do is find a family law clinic in the area under the ProBono resources listed here:
After that he's just going to have to go through the yellow pages until he finds the right lawyer. A lot of times courts will award the dependent spouse attorney's fees up front.
Finally, he could possibly have his wife arrested for unlawfully evicting him from the home and putting his stuff out on the streets. Most landlords would go to jail for that. That presumes of course there was no court order giving the wife possession of the marital home.
What Is The Legal Department/Law Firm Employee Structure For Non Attorneys?
I'M A Career Changer And I Want To Know If There Is Possibility For Progression/Career Advancement If You Are Not An Attorney And Work In Legal Departments/Law Firms.
There isn't any. Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated 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. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. 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 - they aren't hiring legal staff. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software/law books in order to get legal work done without the expense 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) For example: 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 a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law. 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!!<<<
Regarding being a Paralegal: Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with >>BACHELORS<< 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 #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: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
(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 legal professionals 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 employed legal professionals 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 an employed legal professional, set up a time with them to do an "informational interview" to ask them about their career. Talk to many legal professionals. Better yet, spend an entire day with one of them.
**Talk to recent 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.)
What Is The Best Law School For Corporate Law? Specifically Securities Law?
I Am Looking Into Going To Law School But I Found That There Are Not Too Many Law Schools Where I Live (Saint Louis) That Offer Securities Law As A Concentration.
Specific concentrations in law school are pretty rare - it's not like college where you major in something specific. Most law schools will have plenty of corporate & securities law classes and so choosing a school based on those specific course offerings is really unnecessary.
That said, assuming you actually want a corporate law job, your best option is a T14 school. Corporate law jobs are pretty tough to come by anyway, but they're a lot more difficult if your degree isn't from a top school. If you want to do government securities work it's a little less important but will definitely still help.
Notary/Attorney To Come To Home For Dissabled Elderly Parents?
I Am Looking For A Service In El Paso, Tx For A Notary/Attorney That Can Go To My Parents Home To Help Them Do Their Wills, They Are Disabled Elderly People (One In Wheelchair), Any Suggestions Who Can Help And Does This At-Home Service? Thank You For Your Help!
You'll need to call around to Wills & Estates and Elder Law attorneys. There are some who make house calls. You should expect to pay for their additional time for that service. It will be less expensive to take or mail the will(s), MedPOA's, and LPOA's to the attorney's office for them to review there prior to execution.