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Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will recognize that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise that they focus on your kind of case. This may make the entire process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, in the event you follow the following it is possible to define your pursuit to the correct one out of very little time. The initial step is to make a selection of the lawyers which are listed in your area focusing on your needs. When you are causeing this to be list you must only include those that you may have an excellent vibe about based upon their advertisement. Then you can narrow this list down by taking a while evaluating their internet site. There you will be able to find just how many years they are practicing plus some general specifics of their success rates. At this stage your list must have shrunken further to people that you simply felt had professional websites as well as an appropriate amount of experience. You need to then spend some time to search for independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure you see the reviews instead of just counting on their overall rating. The information within the reviews will give you a solid idea of how they interact with the clientele and the time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, you will want to meet up with at the very least the past three lawyers who have the credentials you are searching for. This gives you enough time to really evaluate how interested they may be in representing you and your case. It is vital that you follow most of these steps to actually find someone containing the right level of experience to obtain the very best outcome.

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What Types Of Lawyers Make The Most Money?

I am warning you to not go into law. The job market is terrible in terms of pay, oportunities, and stability. The situation is getting worse, ten more law schools opening in next two years. Too many lawyers, too many law schools.

This could be you after law school. From a recent Boston Craigslist Post:

"Recently admitted attorney seeking work assisting criminal defense attorneys in any capacity. I have worked with indigent defendants in clinical settings and interned for several excellent defense attorneys and a federal judge, but am finding few opportunities for entry level work in the field. I am proficient (though not fluent) in Spanish, have strong research and writing skills, am passionate about indigent defense, and am an extremely quick learner. I will research, draft motions, conduct interviews, even answer phones, for a low fee of $10 an hour in exchange for the opportunity to observe, and perhaps participate in, actual litigation. References and writing samples available."

Or, From a recent Yahoo Post:

"Small general practice law firm located near Columbus, OH. Started at $40K 1.5 years ago after first receiving law license. After 3 months pay was raised to $43K. Had annual review and was told although I had a stellar performance and deserved a raise the office couldn't afford to give me 1. When started was told I should be paid more than they were paying me but they couldn't afford to pay me more. Have several years of paralegal experience. Graduated in top 20% of class. Did internships and clinics during law school. Didn't need much training when started. Feel like starting pay was too low and current pay should be much higher. Can't find much info. on small firm salaries though."

or from another Yahoo Post:

"My bf just took the bar exam to become an attorney. He has posted resumes on yahoo, monster, craigs list, newspapers, etc. and just can't seem to find any work. Finally he decided to just apply for jobs like bank assistants etc. Interviewers would say he's too qualified for "rookie" positions, and he's "not qualified" enough for a lawyer position. Is there hope? Thanks."

Or ways to save money after law school:

"When she moved to Chicago from New York after graduating from law school last year, Lauri Apple, who is still looking for the job of her dreams, knew of at least one good way to save money.

If she needs something to wear, she takes a look in the local trash. A practice she started as a starving college student a decade ago has now evolved into something of an avocation, reports the Chicago Tribune."

Or alternative uses for a law degree when you can't find a job:

"Law Grad Turns to Cupcake Truck as Economy Sputters"

I went to a top twenty law school and had friends selling shoes and working as waiters as survival jobs because they could not find law jobs after graduation. Lawyer is the most over-rated, over-romaticized, and over-hyped profession. If you are going into debt and investing time in school, health care is the way to go, pharmacist, doctor, dentist, etc.

More examples of why not to go into law. From a recent ABA article:

"Job stress and career disappointments are apparently taking a toll on lawyers working in the high-pressure world of large law firms.

In the past six months, lawyers working for three major firms have reportedly committed suicide after job or trial losses, the National Law Journal reports. Experts told the publication that lawyers are already at high risk of depression because of heavy workloads and training that focuses on the negative. Economic stress may be making the problems worse.

The suicide of Mark Levy, a 59-year-old Yale Law School graduate who headed Kilpatrick Stockton’s Supreme Court and appellate advocacy practice, has already been reported. Levy shot himself in April at the law firm’s offices after learning he would be laid off, according to the earlier stories. Colleagues said he was a brilliant litigator who may have struggled with the business aspects of legal practice.

The National Law Journal notes two other reports of suicides at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and King & Spalding.

Above the Law first reported the April suicide of the Simpson Thacher lawyer, reportedly an associate who had been laid off. The law firm confirmed the death of an associate but did not provide her name or the cause.

The National Law Journal says the third lawyer who killed himself, in December, was a partner at King & Spalding who was part of a legal team that had lost a big trial for a major client, Bank of America. The Charlotte, N.C., office that he helped open was also seeing a decline in work, the story says. Colleagues confirmed the report in interviews with the legal publication but the firm did not comment."

The legal profession sucks, if you have a brain in your head you will run.

Business Lawyer Classes?
I Want To Be A Business Lawyer. I Plan To Take Maths, English, It And Business Studies. (Along With Home Ec And Music:D ) What Others Should I Take Out Of Maths English Science - Biology , Chemistry And Physics Social- Geography, History And Modern Studies Business Studies Home Ec Music Art Techy P.E French And Drama? Thanks

Okay I am going to take you through this backwards. Private practice in business law, usually referred to as corporate law among lawyers, is a highly competitive employment field in an already very competitive employment field for lawyers in general. Graduating from a high ranked law school is critical to getting a good job in a good law firm.

Getting into a high ranked law school is largely dependent on your grades, but the classes you take in college are generally not relevant to law schools. They also are not going to be very relevant to the practice of business law. Everything you need to know about business law is going to be based on legal theory and case law you learn while in law school, and practical knowledge and skills that you are going to pickup as part of your on the job training at a law firm. The one caveat is that you have to have excellent writing and reading comprehension skills to be a good lawyer, so it is extremely helpful to take classes that will help cultivate those skills.

With that in mind, if you are in high school, my advice is to take whatever electives interest, keeping in mind that you should try to be admitted to honors classes and AP classes when they are available. Focus on getting as close to straight A's as you can in those classes. This will boost your chances for admission into an elite college which will in turn enhance your chances for admission into an elite law school.

Do You Have To Have Certain Personality Traits To Be A Great Lawyer/Attorney?
Certian Traits Like Being Stubborn.

Actually, there is an age-old question that asks whether a person IS a certain kind of person and therefore becomes a lawyer, or if a person is a lawyer and then BECOMES that kind of person. (Sort of a "chicken or the egg" question).

But actually, yes and no. (And stubborn is NOT a good thing- you can be stubborn and be WRONG, or be stubborn and therefore INFLEXIBLE, and you can be stubborn to the detriment of your client's case- none of which are attributes that make up a good attorney. Tenacious? Yes. Stubborn? No.)

The one thing I have learned over the years in the courtroom is this: When it comes to who will "win" the case, what matters is not so much the law as it stands because that is the same for both attorneys, just different interpretations and perspectives; it is not even so much the client (I am specifically referring to criminal cases here- but it is generally true across the board) or even the crime. Although all of that matters in one way or another, it can all be secondary to whether or not the jury likes you- the attorney. I have witnessed many juries struggle to find a reason to side with the attorney they liked (and thus, their client), even when the law and arguments were in favor of opposing counsel.
So, to answer your question, yes, but they are not the traits you might think- more like respect (for the Court, clients, opposing counsel and jurors), humility (arrogance is never viewed favorably- even when you are right) deference (to the Court) and straightforwardness (can't outsmart an entire jury).

(The other traits you were thinking of? You need those for law school.)

ADD: What is a "gift of the Gap"? I've never heard of that. I have heard of the "gift of gab", but I am not sure as to the connection between good lawyering and a popular retail clothing store.

Personal Injury Trial Lawyers ?
What Is The Best Way Getting Personal Injury Trial Lawyers ?

If you need get help with law in injury related stuff i suggest you can call to 855-993-4042. Got good info from them.

Paleontology Databases?
Basically I'M Looking For A Comprehensive Database On Paleontology, Featuring The History Of Life Start To Finish, Palaeos.Com Was The Best For This Sort Of Information, But Now It'S Shut Down, So Now I Have To Use A Lower Quality Replica Site (Palaeos.Org) Are There Any Good Databases Out There On The Subject, Preferably Presenting Free Documents Such As Published Papers Ect.....

"are there any good databases out there on the subject, preferably presenting free documents such as published papers ect....."

Websites tend to be put together by enthusiastic amateurs or students. Palaeos, for example, was originally the work of a lawyer and an unemployed philosopher and, had they known how much effort was going to be involved, they probably wouldn't have started at all. Professional paleontologists tend to be too busy with other things, and unable to cope with producing ambitious websites. As another amateur, responsible for putting together Mesozoic Eucynodonts, I have good reason for knowing no professional researcher would have managed that. (A number have told me so.)

There are lots of databases about of varying quality and reliability, but I don't know of anything quite as outrageous as Palaeos turned out to be. Like mine, they tend to be more specialized; on cynodonts, pterosaurs, ammonites or whatever.

Some journals provide archives of published papers, but you have to keep in mind there are dull but important issues involved such as the financial viability of the journal, copyright legislation and so on. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica and the American Museum of Natural History publications come readily to mind. Another useful source can simply be contacting the corresponding author. Polite enquiries and short expressions of interest are often (but not always) productive. They might be Lord only knows quite where in Patagonia or Inner Mongolia, or perhaps simply don't have a pdf!

Should you really feel the need for a thoroughly comprehensive database, then you're allowed to try compiling one. However, you'll need to find lots and lots and ever so many lots of time and plenty of patience. Oh, and don't expect to have much of a social life!

What Things Should I Ask Our Be Aware Ifetc When Dealing With A Small Business Lawyer?
I'M Hiring A Lawyer To Negotiate A Least.. If You Have Experience With This Can You Help Me With Which Questions I Should Ask Or What I Should Avoid Or ?? .. Thanks

Well, the questions are different depending on whether you're the landlord or the tenant. While you don't specifically state it in your question, the tenor of the question indicates that you're the tenant. Before you hire an attorney, decide what's important to you, and how the attorney can help you to that end. Among the dozens of issues important to commercial tenants, here are the ones that I see come up repeatedly. Initial term; leasing fee (flat or based on gross sales); common area fees; costs of operation (also known as the type of "net" lease...commonly triple net which means the tenant is responsible for all monthly expenses); termination by landlord; termination by tenant; term after initial contract expires; required annual disclosures (if lease based on gross OR if parking allotments are made by gross sales pro rata). There are MANY more. You have to figure out what is important to you, then let the attorney tell you how he/she can make that happen. Good luck.