4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To If you want a legal professional at all, you must work closely with them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important ways to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're going to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - especially information the other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of all information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they need to assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For Many Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, each and every time. Actually, because you might need to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the case you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any kind of crime, it's important so as to prove to a legal court that you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward improving your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Looking For Advice From A Lawyer?
Hi, Thanks For Taking Your Time To Look At My Question. I Am Looking For Advice Pertaining To Law School. My Question Is This: If You Don'T End Up At A Top 20 Law School, What Are Your Chances At Being Highly Successful? I Know There Isn'T A Real Defined Answer, But What Is Your General Opinion?
The problem isn't the "tier". The problem is the ECONOMY.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult 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. 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.
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. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software and law books in order to get legal work done without the cost 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)
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 an overrated career - mostly 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), *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), *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.).
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!!<<<<<<<<<
There are no available 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 (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 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 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 future 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.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
Are International Business Lawyers In Demand In America?
Would A Bachelors Degree Be Enough To Get Me In With A Good Position Making A Worthy Salary? A Masters Is My Goal But, Would It Be Worth It If It Was In International Business Law? :)
Right now even lawyers are struggling to find work with the recession and will depend on where in the United States you live. International business lawyers make over $100,000 but depends on working experience and for what company.
Would This Change Anything In A Lawsuit?
If There Was A Potential Lawsuit Against A Work Related Injury To A Company. Would It Hurt Any To Write That Company On The Pain They Caused? Would It Change Anything If There Was A Lawsuit?
I can't answer your question because, reading grammatically, you asked about a lawsuit against an injury to a company. What that means is that the company was injured (presumably financially). Then you ask if it would change anything if there were a lawsuit - change what? Change the minds of those in charge of the company?
My best guess as to what you are asking is: "If there were a potential lawsuit against a company for a work related injury, would it hurt my case (my lawsuit) if I wrote a letter to the company and explained to them the pain that they caused me? Would the company be more willing to settle or apologize or take some other action to make amends if I filed a lawsuit?"
If that is your question, such a letter should be carefully crafted by someone who writes well. The purpose of the letter is tricky and you should probably seek legal counsel before writing such a letter so you don't harm any potential lawsuit you may have. Whether a company would be more willing to settle if they were facing a suit, is hard to say. They would be forced to deal with the situation if they were served with a lawsuit. Usually, when people are forced into doing things, they are quite resentful. If they are spoken to reasonably, sometimes negotiations can be successful. You really ought to talk to a lawyer. I don't know a decent lawyer who would charge you to talk to you briefly over the phone to find out whether it's worth their time to have you come in for an office appointment. They will make a preliminary decision as to whether you have a case with any merit over the phone. If they ask you to come in to the office for an appointment, then you would ask about fees. But, by the time you got off the phone, you would have a really good idea as to whether you should attempt to negotiate with the company or file suit or just accept your injuries and move on with your life. If you contributed to or caused your own injuries, that is the sort of case that would result in you possibly having to just accept the injuries and move on.
How Can I Contact The Family Criminal Law Division?
I Live In Houston,Texas And I'M Trying To Contact The Family Criminal Law Division But Cant Find Any Information On The Web.
Map, Directions, Telephone Number(s)
Family Criminal Law Division Chief
District Attorney's Office
1201 Franklin, 2nd Fl.
Houston, TX 77002
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Where To Get A Free Divorce Attorney In California?
My Husband And I Split For Good Last Week And I Am Trying To Figure Out Where To Go To Talk To A Free Or Cheap Attorney. We Only Have 1 Asset, The Car. Otherwise I Would Just Do Annulment.
I Have Tried Googling Divorce Attorneys In My Area But They Are So Expensive. How Do I Get Free Or Cheap Legal Aid To Help Set Up The Divorce Papers?
If you want a free divorce attorney in California.I would suggest contact with Huey and gamble Law office .They are so professional, friendly, and timely. They can handle the complicated cases very potentially.They are highly knowledgeable and competent divorce lawyer.I have known her for many years and she is the best lawyer at what she does. Extremely knowledgeable and a sweetheart of a human being.Great services at affordable prices as well as schedule a free 30 minute consultation with these lawyers.For more information,visit the website
Father's Custody Rights?
My Boyfriend (I Am Just Helping Him Do Some Footwork) Has An Illegitimate Child. This Child Was A Product Of A Very Short Lived Relationship. The Mother Took Off Shortly After The Relationship Ended And Was Not Heard From For About 10 Months. The Next Time My Boyfriend Heard From This Woman, She Had A Newborn Baby That She Claimed Was His. After Paternity Tests, It Was Determined That The Baby Was His Daughter.
My Boyfriend Has Never Had Custody Of His Daughter, But Has Had Her For Months At A Time Through Out Her Toddler Years. During These Times, His Daughter's Mother Would Up And Leave And Go Out On Drug Induced Benders And Be Unheard Of For Months At A Time And Then Would Return And Want The Baby Back.
Now, This Daughter (Lilly), Is Four Years Old And Lives With Her Mother Out Of State And My Boyfriend Is Looking To Obtain Custody Of Her. What Are Some Things He Should Do To Make Sure He Has A Strong Case To Gain Custody Of Lilly?
Please Keep In Mind, Lilly's Mother Has Been In Jail For Meth Chargers And Other Drug Related Issues. Also, Lilly Went Missing For Almost 6 Months Last Year While Her Mom Served A Drug Sentence. During This Time, Lilly Was Shipped From One House To Another (Unbeknown To My Boyfriend) While Her Mother Served Time. My Boyfriend Had No Idea Where Is Daughter Was And Found Dead Ends Wherever He Looked.
Then, In June, Lilly Called Her Dad And They Have Reestablished Connections--Including A Months Stay In August. During The August Visit, My Boyfriend Was Appauled To Hear Some Of Things That Were Going On In The Four Year Old's Home. Various Men, Home Alone, Etc.
For Anyone That Has Been In A Similar Situation, Please Give Us Some Advice. He Has Already Hired A Private Investigator, But What Are Some Other Things He Will Need To Have In Line In Order To Be Successful In His Attempt To Get His Daughter? Our Household Would Be A Much Stabler Atmosphere (I Am A 3Rd Grade Teacher And Her Dad Is A Rancher) And We Really Want Her In A Stable Situation To Start Kindergarten Next Year.
Thanks In Advance For The Advice!
First off, go out and buy a baseball bat. Bring it home and give him two good whacks upside the head. As a father's rights advocate for 20 years, I keep one for ever time I hear stories like this. One whack for shacking up while not married, and the other for the repeated times he could have easily filed for and got sole custody of the child.
Print out the following and hand it to him. It will help him meet his goal.
First off, unless you live in California or Arizona, you have no legal rights to the child, even if your name is on the birth certificate. However, you are financially responsible. This is what happens when you shack up and you’re not married, than produce a child.
You have an up mountain, not hill, battle ahead of you. In a word, prepare, prepare, prepare.
First off, go to the child support enforcement to setup a voluntary order. Wait for them to file against you will result in you paying all court costs. This can save you thousands. One warning though. If later it turns out not to be your child, you cannot discontinue paying, except in the states of Maryland and Illinois. You can do your own paternity test, just Google DNA testing, but you need to hurry.
Take a certified parenting course. The court is going to order you to take it anyway, so by showing you’ve taken it only looks good to them.
Start keeping a daily journal of all you activities. The most common way to prevent a father from getting his rights through the courts is a false allegation. A daily journal is your number one piece of evidence in court and you can even refer to it while on the stand.
The court will order you into mediation, so take the lead first. Instead of hiring attorneys, go to a mediator and try to hammer out an agreement. A mediator is an attorney or paralegal with certified training as a mediator. You each have to pay half the fees in order for the mediator to have the appearance of being unbiased.
If you and the mother are civil, consider Bird Nest Custody. In this the child lives in one home and each parent live there for 3-4 weeks, than switch. You live with friends, family, rent a room, etc. on the off time. In this manner, your child’s life is not disrupted. They are not being shifted back and forth. They keep their own room, friends, school, etc. It is hard on the parents, but than the child comes first. This is the form of custody rocker Ted Nugent had.
If you want to learn how to do all this go to Dads House in Yahoo Groups. There's an educational manual in the file section that can teach you what you need to know. The organization it came from is defunct due to attorneys that tried to take it over and make money from it.
Take the time to learn what you can and should do.
A couple of additional
Here’s some books to read.
Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids
Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives