Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are many lawyers in your area that advertise they focus on your kind of case. This could make the procedure of finding one with quite a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the following it will be possible to restrict your research to the right one in very little time. The initial step is to generate a listing of the lawyers which can be listed in your neighborhood that specialize in your situation. When you are causeing this to be list you ought to only include those that you may have an excellent vibe about based on their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down if you take a bit of time evaluating their site. There you should be able to find how many years they have been practicing plus some general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list ought to have shrunken further to those that you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You must then take the time to lookup independent reviews of every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews rather than just counting on their overall rating. The data from the reviews provides you with a concept of the way they interact with their customers and how much time they invest into each case they are taking care of. Finally, it is advisable to talk to no less than the last three lawyers which have the credentials you are interested in. This will give you enough time to genuinely evaluate how interested they are in representing your case. It is crucial for you to follow many of these steps to actually find a person that has the proper measure of experience to obtain the best possible outcome.
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How Much Does A Commercial Litigation Lawyer Make?
How Much Does A Commercial Litigation Lawyer Make? In The Washington Dc Area?
Not as much as you think.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed DRASTICALLY 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 in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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 in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we 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.
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: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves 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), 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), 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), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), 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!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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, 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 have too many law schools. We are 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 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 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.)
Personal Injury Claim Question...?
I Slipped And Fell On A Lemon Wedge On The Floor Of The Lobby Of A Local Casino. My Knee Twisted And Mangled Behind Me And It Hurt Sooooo Bad! I Went To The Er And While There Was Nothing Broken He Suspects That I'Ve Torn My Acl. I'M Making An Appt. With An Ortho This Week. The Casino Ent Filled Out A Lot Of Paperwork And Took Statements And Said They Had It All On Camera...Will A Rep From The Casino Call Me Or Should I Call Them After I See The Ortho And Have A Diagnosis? I Don'T Want To Sit Around And Wait, But I Don'T Want To Look Really Anxious For A Settlement Either. Who Usually Makes The First Move? I'D Like To Settle Without A Lawyer As I Don'T Want To Drag It Out For Years.
The casino will have insurance to cover the injuries, it may be self insurance underwritten by an insurance company but they will have insurance, before going to the doctor get the name of their insurance carrier and file all claims under their insurance, for a settlement you will have to show a loss, wages, permanent disability related to the injury, or some other monetary loss, for a claim you would be better off to expend a little time and hire a lawyer.~
Attorney & Lawyers Help? Recommendations?
What Type Of Attorney Would I Need? This Is The Situation. We Are A General Contractor And Have A Contract With A Client For A Commercial Shopping Plaza. We Have Performed The Work. Well, The Client Has Filed Bankruptcy And Owe's Us Around 80K And Left For India For 2 Weeks. The Client Keeps Blowing Us Off. This Has Been Going On For Almost A Year. What Type Of Attorney Would I Go To?
If he filed BK, there probably isnt much you can do. What you SHOULD have done was file a mechanic's lien on the property so you would have some priority to be paid out of the bankrupt estate. It might not be too late to file that lien now. You need to speak with an attorney who handles bankruptcy for creditors.
My Grandson Had Autism We Beleive Brought On By Vaccines. We Are Trying To Find An Attorney To File The Claim?
The Government Has Set Up A Fund For These Children With Autism That Is Beleived To Be Brought On By Vaccines But Time Is Running Out For There Is A Deadline On The Filing. We Have Tried Many Attorneys And Our Time Is Running Out. Thanks For Any Ideas
I hope you can find the help you need. I don't know if Anapol Schwartz is still taking new cases, but you can fill out a form at their website, and they will contact you. http://www.anapolschwartz.com/practices/...
February 24, 2009 - "Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues"
The family of 10-year-old Bailey Banks won their case quietly and without fanfare in June of 2007, but the ruling has only now come to public attention. In the remarkably clear and eloquent decision, Special Master Richard Abell ruled that the Banks had successfully demonstrated that "the MMR vaccine at issue actually caused the conditions from which Bailey suffered and continues to suffer."
Bailey's diagnosis is Pervasive Developmental Disorder -- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) which has been recognized as an autism spectrum disorder by CDC, HRSA and the other federal health agencies since at least the 1990s.
In his conclusion, Special Master Abell ruled that Petitioners had proven that the MMR had directly caused a brain inflammation illness called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) which, in turn, had caused the autism spectrum disorder PDD-NOS in the child:
The Court found that Bailey's ADEM was both caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination. It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court found, based upon a full reading and hearing of the pertinent facts in this case, that it did actually cause the ADEM. Furthermore, Bailey's ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his developmental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD [an autism spectrum disorder]. The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine, and that this chain of causation was... a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay.
The Bailey decision is not an isolated ruling. We now know of at least two other successful ADEM cases argued in Vaccine Court. More significantly, an explosive investigation by CBS News has found that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. In many of these cases, the government paid out awards following a judicial finding that vaccine injury lead to the child's autism spectrum disorder. In each of these cases, the plaintiffs' attorneys made the same tactical decision made by Bailey Bank's lawyer, electing to opt out of the highly charged Omnibus Autism Proceedings and argue their autism cases in the regular vaccine court. In many other successful cases, attorneys elected to steer clear of the hot button autism issue altogether and seek recovery instead for the underlying brain damage that caused their client's autism.
Medical records associated with these proceedings clearly tell the tale. In perhaps hundreds of these cases, the children have all the classic symptoms of regressive autism; following vaccination a perfectly healthy child experiences high fever, seizures, and other illnesses, then gradually, over about three months, loses language, the ability to make eye contact, becomes "over-focused" and engages in stereotypical head banging and screaming and then suffers developmental delays characteristic of autism. Many of these children had received the autism diagnosis. Yet the radioactive word "autism" appears nowhere in the decision.
Legal/Law Jobs? Which Kind?
I Am 16 Years Old, And Looking To Go To College For Law. I Was Job Shadowing Today In The Courtroom. Mainly, I Want To Be The Person Who Talks To The Criminals And Gets Them Ready For Court. What Kind Of Job Would That Be? Probation Officer Would Be Good, But They Dont Make A Lot Of Money. Also, Defense Attorney, But I Dont Want A Bad Reputation. Any Other Suggestions?
Are you in the USA? **==
You probably have a few more years before you have to make that major decision. If you really want to be a probation officer, you don't need law school for that.
The problem is that there are too many law schools and lawyers and not enough jobs. In the US, there are about 1.2 million licensed lawyers, but only 550,000 of them are actually working as attorneys. It's not like the medical profession where everyone who graduates from medical school works as a doctor.
Basically you have law schools getting rich off tuition money and a lot of poor graduates who can't find work. The students who really do well are those in the top 10 percent from the Top 14 law schools.
From a financial standpoint, the return on what you pay to get educated is not very good at all.
Where Can I Find Lawyers That Have Been Approved By Immgration?
I Nee To Find A Lawyer Tha Has Been Approved By Immigration.. Can Anyone Tell Me Please? :)
Search the American Immigration Lawyer Association registry for a lawyer in your area.