Finding A Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will notice that there are many lawyers in the area that advertise which they concentrate on your kind of case. This could make the procedure of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, in the event you follow the tips below you will be able to restrict your research to the correct one out of almost no time. Step one is to create a set of the lawyers which can be listed in your neighborhood specializing in your position. While you are which makes this list you should only include those you have an effective vibe about according to their advertisement. You may then narrow this list down if you take a little while evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find the number of years they are practicing and several general specifics of their success rates. At this stage your list must have shrunken further to individuals that you simply felt had professional websites along with an appropriate volume of experience. You ought to then take the time to check out independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The information in the reviews will give you a sense of the direction they connect to their clientele and the length of time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, you will want to meet with at the very least the very last three lawyers that have the credentials you are searching for. This will give you enough time to really evaluate how interested these are in representing you and your case. It can be crucial for you to follow all of these steps to actually find a person that has the best measure of experience to obtain the very best outcome.
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Charged W Felony Dui ,Il,Chicago Paid To Date Lawyer $3600 For 4 Court Appearnces?
Charged W Felony Dui ,Il,Chicago Paid To Date Lawyer $3600 For 4 Court Appearnces. Have Video Evidence Hat I Was Parked In A Parking Spot Not Moving Sleeping In My Car They Said I Crasshed Into A Car In Front. Have Notorized Letter From That Owner That Says I Did Not Damage Their Car. I Feel This Can Be Dismissed But My Lawyer Says His Puttin Together A Mittigation Letter On My Behalve To Plead Down To Misdemeanor Judge Asked Arresting Officer To Provide Evidence Against Me Officer Has Not Been Back To Court Since W His Evidence Feel Im Being Taken For A Ride.
The price seems awful cheap. The price around here is around $15,000 for an attorney that specializes only in DUI to take you all the way through jury trial.
You probably don't even need an attorney as you can tell the judge what you have said here by yourself at the hearing.
Keep in mind that even if you were sleeping (passed out) in the back seat you can still be charged with a full blown DUI. The prosecution only has to prove that you were in control of the car (in close proximity to the car with keys on you).
The officer's evidence is only his sworn testimony in the police report. He typically just has that delivered to the court. We have a courier go to and from court every business day.
Civil Litigation Lawyer Career Description? Would I Be A Good Fit?
I Was Previously Thinking About Becoming An English Professor, But I'M Not Sure If That Is For Me Anymore. As Much As I Love Reading And Writing, I Just Feel Like Being A Professor Will Make Me Feel &Quot;Trapped&Quot;. I Need To Do Things And Go Places, See Things And Make A Difference.
I Have Now Turned To Law Because, Well... I Like To Argue. I Need To Be Right, And I'M Good At Convincing People That I Am. I Like That Thought Of Thrill That Comes With Arguing My Case To Get Someone To See My Way, And I Think It Sounds Like A Pretty Interesting Job. Intellectually Stimulating. I Know That A Lot Of Court Rooms And Trials Are Glamourized On Tv And I'M Trying Not To Let That Cloud My Judgement.
I Also Know That Getting A Job Once I'M Out Of School Would Be Incredibly Difficult, Especially In The Us But I'M Planning On Coming Back To Canada Anyways. I Plan On Getting Into An Ivy League School - Ambitious, I Know, But I Know That I Can Do It (I'M Pulling +95% In 6 Of My 8 Grade 12 International Baccalaureate Courses. I'M A Smart Kid.) I'M Driven And I Know That If I Set My Mind To It I Can Get In.
In Any Case, From My Brief Description Of Myself, Do You Think I Would Be A Good Fit In Law? I Know That You Obviously Aren'T Going To Make The Decision That Defines The Rest Of My Life, But I'M Just Looking For Some Input. Thank You, All!
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: 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),
**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.).
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!!!<< School loans are "non-dischargeable debts" - which means you cannot just write them off in bankruptcies (except in EXTREMELY rare cases).
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.
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.)
Personal Injury Settlement Help?
I Was In A Car Accident Where I Was The Passenger In A Car That Got Rear Ended. I Ended Up Going To The Hospital In An Ambulance And Around $8000 Later The Insurance Company Calls Wanting To Settle. They Are Covering All My Medical Bills And Want To Start Negotiating My Settlement. Anyway I Don'T Know Where To Start And Would Like A Little Advice. Thanks In Advance.
ok i am a claim adjuster and can give you some advice.
1; you are a passenger; so no liability.
2; your settlement will include your medical bills and pain/suffering.
even though you have 8k in medical bills, were they mostly from the hospital? say the ambulance, hospital bills including xrays etc are the majority of your medical bills, not worth a lot. but say you had physical therapy, etc makes worth more;
but say the majority of your bills are chiropractic, dont count your money and take a vacation since you will be disappointed.
the insurance company will review your bills and medical records. after they review will make a determination of what your claim is worth. if you have what we call soft tissue aka whiplash or sprains/strain, not worth a lot. but say you had any broken bones, surgery etc, that makes a difference.
remember any settlement includes medical bills
ie; offer 10k; bills 8k; you get 2k in your pocket.
now when others state get a lawyer; hold off; the lawyer is entitled to 1/3 of any settlement; you may not get more with a lawyer;
since they want to settle, have them make 1st offer; this way can get idea of where they are; if they say offer of 10k, then know may only have say 11k to 12k max they will settle. most companies have a range of what they value your claim is worth; if they offer 9k, may only have value of 10k max; get the picture?
if say most of your bills are diagnostic;
xrays; mri etc which brings your bills higher, has less value; since majority of your bills will be non-treatment and value less.
hopes this helps.
Legal: Needing A Lawyer For Breech Of Contract?
What Kind Of Lawyer Would Take On A Case Like This? Will The Company Have To Pay For This Lawyer? I Obviously Don'T Have The Money Because They Have Been Dipping In Our Pockets For About Three Years. Please Help! I Know Nothing On This Except That I Need Help.
Breach of contract is going to be a civil issue. Any lawyer can really deal with a simple breach of contract assuming its in written format however depending on the type of contract there may be specialist. As to payment, the lawyer will probably want a retainer up front, but it depends on the situation. However, if you win you'll get your damages plus the cost of your lawyer.
I Need A Lawyer, But What Kind?
I Just Got A Possession Charge While On Probation For A Previous Minor In Consumption Along With Trespassing And Vandalism. My Friend Who Got Caught With Me Advised To Get A Lawyer, But I Dont Know Where I Can Find A Cheap, Decent Lawyer To Defend My Case. Im A Student At A Local College In Anchorage Alaska And I Have A Very Limited Income. Any Help Is Much Appreciated. Thank You Very Much
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle your type of matter. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
Go to your guidance counselor at your school. They might be aware of a resource that could help you.
Go to your local Public Library. Ask the Reference Librarian for their "MARTINDALE-HUBBELL" - and/or on the computer www.martindale.com - to find an attorney based on practice, geography, etc.
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Just tell the Secretary the main idea of your matter - do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
- Do they give >>>FREE, initial consultations for the FIRST meeting? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge (per hour)?
- Could you make payments on your account?
- Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
How Much Do Traffic Ticket Attorneys Make?
Is There A Specific Name For Lawyers Who Mostly Handle Small Stuff Like Traffic Tickets? Also Does Anyone Have Any Idea What They Earn?
Well i got two tickets while i lived in Chicago i payed $250 TO GET THEM TAKEN CARE OF.
I got pulled over in Florida DWLSR and I payed $2500
i have a lawyer i have used for all my traffic crap and another lawyer for my contracts and legal documents and another criminal lawyer for bigger crimes when i was a teen and early 20's I've payed up to $11000 for one case so it can really range according to the citation.