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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What Does A Family Attorney Actually Do?
I Want To Be A Lawyer When I Grow Up. I Don'T Know If I Can Handle The Pressure Of A Murder Case. Yeah I Know Lawyers Are Pressured In All Types Of Cases. I Want To Work With Families. I Want To Help Parents Get Their Kids And Make Sure They Have A Fair Share On Weeks And Weekends. I Want To Settle Out Divorces. I Think Divorce Is A Horrible Thing To Happen To A Family. I Have A Lot Of Friends Whose Parents Are Divorced And It Makes Me Sad To Hear Them Wish Either Parent Was Around. Most Of Them Aren'T Because Of Domestic/Child Abuse, The Marriage Just Didn'T Work Out Anymore. But If It Was Because Of Domestic/Child Abuse I Would Want To Handle That Too.
Is There A Specific Attorney Name Or Is It Just A Family Attorney. Also Is Their Pay Just As Good? Will A Afford A Benz? Lol
First of all, very few lawyers represent people charged with murder. So unless you plan to become a high powered defense attorney and take on big bear cases like that you will never even touch a murder case in your entire career, even as a criminal defense attorney.
And to be honest, I actually believed that criminal defense clients were easier to deal with than family law clients. Criminal law clients were always much more appreciative, whereas a lot of nasty divorce case clients are so jaded by their love gone sour dispute, that they are unreasonable and difficult to reason with. Many will just want to litigate forever and nit pick every little thing just to try and punish their ex. This also harms their children, if they have any, and they get caught in the middle. But because they are so jaded, they don't even think about that, and don't want to listen to anybody's advice to knock it off. And it is not like the only lawyers are criminal defense or family law attorneys. There are a ton of different practice areas you could go into other than those.
And family attorneys do not represent people for domestic child abuse. If you wanted to do that, you would be a criminal prosecutor, because child abuse is a crime. If you choose to become a criminal prosecutor, you are a state employee, you do not get to pick your cases. They are assigned to you, although you can get into a niche, and they may assign you primarily certain types of cases. You also cannot do any legal work on the side if you are a prosecutor. If a prosecutor did that, they could be disbarred. So you would have to pick and choose which one you would rather, and if you choose to be a prosecutor, you got to be hired by a DA's office. DA positions have actually become very competitive to get these days, so that isn't a for sure bet, but you can increase the likelihood by doing internships, and working in the courthouse and try to network, etc.
As far as I know, family law salaries can vary significantly depending on how hard you work, how many clients you have, possibly how wealthy they are, and thus how much they are willing to pay for your services, but it all depends, like most areas of law.
Can Anyone Recommend A Good Attorney For Estate Planning In Maine?
I have attached a pretty good site to search for estate planning attorneys in Maine. I would look at a few websites and make an informed decision based upon the information you read. Contact a few attorneys and make your final decision on who to hire. THE Power of the Internet!! Good luck link below
Question About Law School?
I Recently Deferred Law School Until Next Year. I Was Wanting Some Advice From Those In The Legal Profession. Is Law School Still Worth It? I Am 30 And The Father Of 2. I Will Be Nearly 34 By The Time I Start Practicing. With The Debt And The Job Outlook, What Do You Think? If It Helps, I Have A Bs In Computer Science, So It Is An Option. Someone Told Me In Today'S Economy, One Might Start At 50,000. After Nearly 10000 In Yearly School Loan Payments And Thousands In Fees And Insurance, That Brings It Down To Mid To High 30'S. Honestly, That Scares Me. Also, Looking At Small Town General Practice After Going To A Local Tier 3 School.
Here is my public service announcement about law school, I usually advise people to run from the thought of going to law school. Here is some food for thought, law school is expensive, you are looking at 20K, 30K, 40K, 50K a year in tuition alone. It is not atypical for a law student to have $100,000 or more in debt upon graduation. A small town lawyer starting salary is more like 40K, not 50K. Many law firms starts people in the 30's. It is a lot of supply and demand issues with so many people graduating law school. Statistically law schools are producing twice as many lawyers as open jobs. I have placed ads for licensed attorneys on Craigslist for 35K a year and I get flooded with resumes from licensed attorneys. Many people cannot find a job. Some people even go work for free some place just to get experience because law school provides no practical experience, and there is nothing worse than an attorney resume with no job experience.
I went for an interview a few years back and I asked the interviewer how many resumes they received, and he said around 100. The other thing is law school suuucks, unless feverishly studying in a library for ten hours a day is your idea of a good time. A friend of mine said our weekly racquetball game was the highlight of his week. Who wants to live like that? If you want to go through something horrible, you should be compensated, otherwise just hit yourself in the head with a hammer repeatedly. Between the debt and the suckiness of the experience, it is a misery fest.
Now, I do have to balance out my negativity with some objectivity. If you get into Harvard, Yale or Stanford, law school is probably a decent gamble. If you are a machine, and I mean a study machine that requires no sunlight, you have endless endurance to study without getting bored, spending 60 hours in a corner of a library reading seems like fun, then you might enjoy law school. The other people I recommend this path to is people who have a dad or other relative waiting for you to join their successful law practice with a plum job. Other than that you have better odds in Vegas playing blackjack with your student loan money.
A word of advice, if you are going to law school find the cheapest law school to go to. No one cares where you went to law school unless you are in the tip top. I went to a Tier 1, top 20, and it does not mean jack. Law school is just a toll booth to get your law license unless you go to the super prestige schools, top 5, maybe. Law schools all teach the same thing whether you go to a school ranked 150 or one ranked 15. The only difference is the professor at a top 15 may have clerked for a Supreme Court Justice, Woo-Hoo, it won't help you. I routinely compete against solos from unaccredited law schools that are just winging it. Most clients are stupid they wouldn't know the difference between Columbia Law School or some craap hole, we take anyone place, like Appalachian School of Law.
Lastly, I will leave you with a link to the story of the attorney barred in two states working at Radio Shack for $7.65 an hour. I think he is delusional, he still is proud of his law school accomplishment. How many time does $7.65 an hour go into $200,000 worth of law school debt(Not even including interest or taxes)?
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The US needs more doctors, engineers, and nurses, not attorneys.
I Have A Question Regarding A Lawyer'S Fees For A Long On-Going Workers Comp Lawsuit.?
When A Lawsuit Is Dragging On And On - Over 7 Years, And The Administrative Judge Handling It Has Already Decided The Injured Worker Will Get His Workers Comp - Even Made The Insurance Company Pay Up A Little A Few Years In (A Small One-Time Chunk He Called A &Quot;Good Faith Installment&Quot;, Does The Lawyer Representing The Injured Party Get Financial Help From Some Place To Help Pay Fees While Waiting For The Settlement To Finally Occur? Just Wondering Because My Lawyer Doesn'T Seem In Any Hurry To Settle And Doesn'T Seem To Speak Up Or Push The Insurance Company Into Settling. I'M Wondering Why He Isn'T Anxious To Settle And Get His Money, Too. Everytime A Settlement Date Is Set, The Opposing Attorneys Want A New Doctor'S Examination And Than My Doc Wants One And This Just Drags On And On For Years..
You may want to consult another lawyer. It is the insurance company that is dragging their feet. They will do that hoping you will just drop it. And workers comp is the worst. We had a case several years ago and the lawyer said no pay till we settle, but then 2 years later he told us he would start taking money out of our check from worker comp. they quit paying us a weekly benefit and the case settled shortly after. Yours has gone way to long and you are going to have to start putting a lot of pressure on your lawyer to settle or fire him and get a new lawyer then he should not get anything. Please consult another attorney or talk to Better Business Bureau. Don't just sit back and take this any longer.
I Have A Dear Friend Who Is In Desperate Help. She Needs A Probono Lawyer To Help With A Divorce?
She Has Been Physically And Mentally Abused For 26 Years And Finally Has The Courage To End It But Is On Disability And Does Not Have The Money For A Lawyer. She Haas Talked With Legal Aid But I Am Not Confident That They Cannot Help Her Enough. I Would Be So Grateful If Anyone Could Give Me Any Ideas To Help Her. Thank You.
I agree with Glo. If she hasn't done so already, she should contact her local domestic violence agency. Some have lawyers on staff and others can refer to lawyers who will provide divorces pro-bono, or at a reduced rate, a sliding scale, or with payment plans. I work as a counselor at a domestic violence agency and we have lawyers that we can call in favors with.
And don't be too quick to steer her away from legal aid. In our county, our legal aid does a wonderful job with divorces for women who are being abused. They cross train with our agency so that we are trained on legal issues and they are trained on domestic violence issues. It makes them better equipped to go into court and argue for the victim.
Best of luck to your friend and to you as you support her.
Criminal Law Cases?
Give Three Examples Of A Situation That Would Be Resolved Under Criminal Law
Theft, Assault, Fraud.
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