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93401, 93402, 93403, 93405, 93406, 93407, 93408, 93409, 93410, 93412
Finding A Seasoned Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are countless lawyers in your neighborhood that advertise that they can specialize in your kind of case. This may make the entire process of finding one with a great deal of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, if you follow the following you will be able to define your research to the right one in very little time. The first task is to generate a list of the lawyers which can be listed in the area that specialize in your circumstances. While you are which makes this list you should only include those you have a good vibe about based upon their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down by using a bit of time evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find how many years they are practicing and several general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list must have shrunken further to the people that you felt had professional websites plus an appropriate amount of experience. You must then take time to look up independent reviews of each attorney. Be sure you read the reviews rather than counting on their overall rating. The data inside the reviews will provide you with an idea of the direction they connect to their clients and how much time they invest into each case that they are focusing on. Finally, you should talk to at least the very last three lawyers which have the credentials you are interested in. This will provide you with the time to actually evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and the case. It is actually vital that you follow most of these steps to actually find someone which includes the right degree of experience to help you get the best possible outcome.

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Switching Careers Arts To Law Advice?
I Have An Associate Of Arts And Associate Of Science In Graphic Design. I Am Thinking About What I Should Major Into For A Bachelors Degree, And I'M Having Trouble Deciding. Originally, I Had Planned To Get A Degree Related To The Arts Like In Graphic Arts. However, The Absolute Lack Of Work, Especially Steady Work Scares Me. I Don'T Want To Be A Freelancer, And Finding A Permanent Job In Design Is Very Tough. So I Am Thinking About Eventually Going To Law School. What Kind Of Bachelors Should I Get Then? Poli Sci? Business? I Am Not So Great With Math, So Business Is A Tough One, With Stats And Calculus. Please Help! And Please Don'T Even Bother Telling Me To Stick With What &Quot;I Like&Quot; I Can'T Afford To Do That.

Your area of study in college is not going to have as much impact on your chances of admission into a top law school as your GPA and the reputation and standing of your college and the department for your major.

Writing and reading comprehension skills as well as critical analysis and thinking are the primary assets that law school develops and a good lawyer utilizes. Fields of study in college that focus on these skills, political science, literature, philosophy,history etc. are typical majors for law school applicants.

However, if your intent is to practice patent law, or you at least want to keep that avenue open as a legal career option a science degree (or enough matriculation to be qualified to receive a science degree) is required for admission to the patent bar.

I should caution you that generally speaking, it's been my observation that people that have shared your motivations and reasoning for becoming a lawyer generally end up being very dissatisfied with their careers and many end up abandoning the practice of law within 10-15 years of graduation.

Your tuition fees alone for 4 years of college and 3 years of law school are likely to exceed $150k, possibly even $200k at the rate tuitions are rising for law school each year. If you are going to finance your education primarily through student loans, that means you are either going to end up taking an associate position in a big law firm (assuming you can even get one of those coveted positions) working well over 2500 hours a year, often 80 hours or more a week, constantly tied to work with your firm issued blackberry and laptop, in a work atmosphere and culture that you may find extremely tedious and stifling, or you will take a position that pays significantly less and live a very hard lifestyle under crushing student loan debt for many many years.

Be aware that, contrary to a commonly held belief, your first job as a practicing attorney is not going to pay that much unless you do work at a big law firm, and you will not likely get a job at a big law firm unless you graduate in the top quarter of your class from a tier 1 (top ranked) law school. The national average for first year attorney salaries is in the 50k-75k range.

Also if you thought the job market for your current career field is bad, you should be aware it is probably exponentially worse for lawyers. Even in a healthy economy, there are simply too many law schools churning out too many law school graduates each year that the market cannot support which is why many law school graduates cannot get employed as an attorney even a year after graduation, and why many of those who do get employed end up in attorney jobs that they do not like or even hate. In this recession, there have been thousands of attorney layoffs in this year to date alone and were thousands last year as well. Law firms that were well established names in the industry for decades have dissolved. Oh and that big law salary for first year associates? It has been cut from $160k to $140-145k with no raises or bonuses for many of them.

I'm not saying this to scare you away from pursuing a career in law. I am happy with my career (so far - touch wood), but the manner in which I decided to pursue it was much more informed and planned than most, and everyday I see many of my peers that are not happy or downright miserable with their career choice. I am just suggesting you seriously reconsider your reasons and perhaps take some time to get some direct exposure to law practice (internship, part time staff job etc.) while you are in college before making the jump after college graduation to law school.

Best Lawyer Joke..............?
My Favorite Professor Is A Lawyer.... His Birthday Is The Last Day Of Class.... I Want To Give Him A Card.... With A Lawyer Joke In It... Best Answer To Best Joke --- He Has A Sense Of Humor, So Don'T Worry About It If It'S 'Off-Color' -- But Should You Not Want To Post It, You Can Email It To Me.... Thanks :)

Q: What is the difference between a tick and a lawyer?
A tick falls off of you when you die.

Q: Why does the law society prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?
A: To prevent clients from being billed twice for essentially the same service.

Q: What do you call a lawyer who doesn't chase ambulances?
A: Retired.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Six. One to change the bulb and five to write the environmental impact statement.

Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.

Q: Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons?
A: If one side has one, the other side has to get one. Once launched, they cannot be recalled. When they land, they screw up everything forever.

Q: What do you get if you send a prostitute to law school?
A: A ******* know-it-all.

Q: What do lawyers use for birth control?
A: Their personalities.

Q: What can a goose do, a duck can't, and a lawyer should?
A: Stick his bill up his @$%.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a rooster?
When a rooster wakes up in the morning, its primal urge is to cluck defiance.

Q: Have you heard about the lawyers' word processor?
A: No matter what font you select, everything come out in fine print.

Q: Did you hear about the new microwave lawyer?
A: You spend eight minutes in his office and get billed as if you'd been there eight hours.

Q: Did you hear about the group of terrorists that hijacked a plane full of lawyers?
A: They called down to ground control with their list of demands, threatening that if their demands weren't met, they would release one lawyer every hour.

Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
A: His lips are moving.

Q: If you see a lawyer on bicycle, why should you swerve to avoid hitting him?
A: That might be your bicycle.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to roof a house?
A: Depends on how thin you slice them.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer #1: Fifty four. Eight to argue, one to get a continuance, one to object, one to demur, two to research precedents, one to dictate a letter, one to stipulate, five to turn in their time sheets, two to depose, one to write interrogatories, two to settle, one to order a secretary to change the bulb, and twenty-eight to bill for professional services.

Answer #2: It only takes one lawyer to change your light bulb... to his.

Answer #3: How many can you afford?

Answer #4: Heck, you need 250 just to apply for the research grant.

Q: How do you get a group of lawyers to smile for a picture?
A: Just say "Fees!"

Q: Why are lawyers so good at racketball?
A: Because they stoop so low.

Q: How does an attorney sleep?
A: First he lies on one side, and then on the other.

Q: What would happen if you lock a zombie in a room full of lawyers?
A: He would starve to death.

Q: What do you call a lawyer with an I.Q. of 50?
A: Senator.

Q: What do you call a lawyer gone bad?
A: "Your honor."

Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.

Q: What does it mean when a lawyer tells his clients he has a sliding fee schedule?
A: It means that after you pay his bill, it's financially hard to get back on your feet.

Q: What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start!

Q: Why do they bury lawyers twelve feet deep?
A: Because deep down, they are really good guys.

Q: Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
A: Professional courtesy.

Q: What do you have when a lawyer is buried up to his neck in sand?
A: A shortage of sand.

Q: How do you get a lawyer out of a tree?
A: Cut the rope.

Q: Do you know how to save a drowning lawyer?

Answer #1: Take your foot off his head.

Answer #2: No? Good!

Q: What is the definition of a shame (as in "that's a shame")?
A: When a busload of lawyers goes off a cliff.

Q: What is the definition of a "crying shame"?
A: There was an empty seat.

Q: Where can you find a good lawyer?
A: In the cemetary.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee?
A: A boxing referee doesn't get paid extra for a longer fight.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a leech?
A: When you die, a leech will stop sucking your blood and drop off.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and an angry rhinoceros?
A: The lawyer charges more.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
A: You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline!

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a computer nerd?
A: Sooner or later everyone needs a lawyer.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
A: One is a scum-sucking bottom feeder, and the other is a catfish.

Q: What's the difference between a dead skunk in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?
A: There are skid marks in front of the skunk.

Q: What's the difference between a hooker and a lawyer?
A: A hooker will stop screwing you after you are dead.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a gigolo?
A: A gigolo only screws one person at a time.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a vampire?
A: A vampire only sucks blood at night.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a vulture?
A: A lawyer can take off his wingtips.

Q: What's the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
A: A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer

Can Any Lawyers/Attorneys Out There Give Me Your Opinion? Would You Hire Someone With A Felony Record?
I Have A Felony On My Record From 5 Years Ago That'S Not Violent Or Drug-Related. I'M Good At Office Work So I Applied To Attorneys For Office Positions. I Thought They May Be More Open-Minded To Giving Someone A Second Chance And They Deal With People In Need Of Legal Help And/Or Criminals All The Time So They Wouldn'T Look Down At The Person As Much As Someone Else Might. They'Re Not Law Firms, Just General Practice Attorneys. Does Anyone Know If Lawyers/Attorneys Will Hire Someone With A Felony Record?

I'll answer this question the same way I answered it the first time you posted it.

Attorneys are like any other employer. I look at the whole person and I would not automatically disqualify someone simply because they had a felony. It would depend on the type of felony, how long ago it occurred and what you have done with you life since then.

If you are qualified and honest about your past and are qualified, you might get the job. If you try to hide it from me, don't count on getting the job.

Besides Legal Aid Services, Is There Any Other Way That I Can Get A Lawyer When I Don'T Really Have Any Money?
I Am In A Very Bad Custody Battle, And I Am Going To Need Possibly Two Lawyers. I Really Don'T Have The Money For Them. Beside Legal Aid Services Is There Any Services Out There That I Can Use To Either Get A Loan For A Lawyer, Or Anything Like That?

Each state bar that I know of maintains a list of matters that they try and get attorneys to take on a pro bono basis. Call the state bar in your state (you can find them online or Google them) and ask if there's a pro bono list. It doesn't guarantee you an attorney will take the matter, but you never know.

Another thing to try would be to go to a nearby law school (if you have one nearby) and see if they have a legal clinic that is open to the public. They perform services really cheap since the students are the ones doing all the work under the supervision of a licensed attorney. It gets the students valuable court time and provides you with representation at a fraction of what it might otherwise cost.

Are You An Immigration Lawyer?
Please No Bs Answers. If You Don'T Have Facts Don'T Answer Either. Knowledgeable People Are Welcomed. I Was Born In Mexico In 1988. Was Brought Here To The Us At The Age Of 4 In 1992, Not Legally. I'Ve Been Living Here Ever Since. I Have Never Been In The Trouble With The Law. Its Now 2010. I'M 21. What Are The Chances Of Me Being Able To Fix My Legal Status Here And Becoming A Legal Resident Of This Fine Country And Then Becoming A Citizen.What Steps Do I Need To Take In Order To Get A Green Card?

Take a look at section 245 of the Immigration & Nationality Act and 8 CFR 245.1(b)(3).

You will find that aliens who were not admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration officer are ineligible to apply for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident. If you, or any other alien, entered the U.S. illegally, you are not eligible to adjust status to permanent resident.

If someone petitioned for you, the petition could be approved, but you would have to return to your home country to apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. Consulate in Juarez. Download form I-130 from the CIS website and read the instructions for more data on petitions.

As an adult, you are accruing unlawful presence everyday. You now have at least 3 years of unlawful presence on the books. That is going to block your efforts to obtain an immigrant visa in Juarez.

Your chances of being able to fix your status and becoming a legal resident and then eventually a citizen are extremely poor.

If Social Security Is Governed By Federal , Does A County Family Court Have The Power To Off Set Child Suppor?

Probate/Family Courts are found in each County of the State(s). This court system is charged (among other duties) with hearing matters of separation/divorce. A most important decision empowered to this court is the matter of child support, a fixed amount of money to be paid to the custodial parent for each child, by the other party/individual who is legally held legally responsible (usually, not always the biological parent) . Arrangements such as amount and frequency is stated in a Court Order or "Decree" which may be temporary or permanent. If the "payer" does not follow the order, he/she can be held in contempt of court. The Court can order that child support payments and monies in arrears be taken directly from "payer's" paycheck. This arrangement is handled by an agent of the State; usually the child welfare system. Your question regarding social security is too vague to answer.
I regret that I do not understand your question. What do you mean by "off set"? What kind of social security (I presume-payments) are you referring to? Which party in the case are you referring to? No further assistance can be elaborated upon until you clarify your question...