4 Methods To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To When you really need a legal representative for any reason, you have to work closely using them so that you can win your case. No matter how competent they are, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important approaches to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're gonna reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is stored in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know everything in advance - especially information one other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of all the information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they should help them to win. 3. Show Up Early For All Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being on time, each and every time. In reality, because you may have to discuss last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any sort of crime, it's important so as to prove to a legal court that you both regret the actions and are making strides toward improving your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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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 $140-145k with no raises or bonuses for many of them.
I'm not saying this to scare you away from pursuing a career in law. I am happy with my career (so far - touch wood), but the manner in which I decided to pursue it was much more informed and planned than most, and everyday I see many of my peers that are not happy or downright miserable with their career choice. I am just suggesting you seriously reconsider your reasons and perhaps take some time to get some direct exposure to law practice (internship, part time staff job etc.) while you are in college before making the jump after college graduation to law school.
Best Lawyer Joke..............?
My Favorite Professor Is A Lawyer.... His Birthday Is The Last Day Of Class.... I Want To Give Him A Card.... With A Lawyer Joke In It...
Best Answer To Best Joke --- He Has A Sense Of Humor, So Don'T Worry About It If It'S 'Off-Color' -- But Should You Not Want To Post It, You Can Email It To Me....
Q: What is the difference between a tick and a lawyer?
A tick falls off of you when you die.
Q: Why does the law society prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?
A: To prevent clients from being billed twice for essentially the same service.
Q: What do you call a lawyer who doesn't chase ambulances?
Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Six. One to change the bulb and five to write the environmental impact statement.
Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.
Q: Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons?
A: If one side has one, the other side has to get one. Once launched, they cannot be recalled. When they land, they screw up everything forever.
Q: What do you get if you send a prostitute to law school?
A: A ******* know-it-all.
Q: What do lawyers use for birth control?
A: Their personalities.
Q: What can a goose do, a duck can't, and a lawyer should?
A: Stick his bill up his @$%.
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?
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
Need Help Finding Good Lawyer?
I Had Lost My Licsencs Do To Insurance Fruad And Disobeying Of Office And Had To Spend Time In Jail. I Never Did My Time Because I Was 7 Months Pregnant. Need Good Lawyer To Help Me Now. Thanks.
The best way is to develop a special "old boy" network for this.
Obviously you don't know any lawyer for this, so the second best thing is to get a name of someone who is good at this area, and be able to walk in and say you were referred by someone who is important to that lawyer.
That's likely to be someone you don't even know right now.
What you need to do is find someone you are close to that knows a lawyer personally, whether from having them handle something for them, or just socially. Go to that lawyer, say your friend told them they could help you find a good lawyer for your problem, and explain basically what it is. Chances are that it is not in their specialty, but most lawyers know lawyers that they can refer matters outside of their practice to.
You won't find a recommendation like that here. Start with your family and close friends, see who knows a lawyer of ANY kind, see if you can get a personal referral from them.
Beats the Yellow Pages.
Help Me Find This Law Firm! (Utah Based, I Think)?
I'M Looking For This Law Firm That I Was Told About. From What I Understand, It Is Based In Utah. I Only Have A Partial Name. The Name I Have Is &Quot;Mattson (Or Madsen?), _____ And Jensen&Quot;
Also, I Heard That The Mattson Guy Was Part Of The General Authority In The Lds Faith.
Can Anybody Help Me Out With This?
Do you know how common those names are in Utah? If it's Monson, it could be a third cousin, twice removed.
How To Find An Honest Elder Attorney?
How Do I Find An Honest, Ethical, Fairly Priced Elder Care Lawyer In The Rapid City, Sd Area? I Don'T Want To Lose Everything I Worked So Hard For All My Life- Home, Cars, Etc. I Want My Family To Have It When Its Time To Move Into A Nursing Home Or Pass Away. I Have A Will, But Want To Cover All The Bases Asap. Also Thought About Putting Everything In My Daughter'S Name Now. Need Help Finding An Elder Attorney Or Whatever Type Of Attorney Works With This Subject. Any Suggestions, Ideas, Or Comments From Personal Experience? Thanks Community People.
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Does Anyone Know About Medical Power Of Attorney?
My Mother Was Diagnosed With End Stage Liver Disease. She Will Never Give Me Information Until It Is Too Late. I Know She Will Let Me Get Medical Power Of Attorney, But I Am Not Sure If I Should Do It. What Does Medical Power Of Attorney Let Me Do? Will I Be Able To Talk To Her Doctors?
Please Any Information Will Do.
Medical Power of Attorney Or an Advanced directive forms
can sometime include a living will which will state what care
your mother wants to have should it be near the end of her life:
like...do not resusitate, given pain medications...no feeding tubes,
But, she can also appointment someone who will be able
to speak for her, should she not be able to do that herself:
like while she is in surgery or under the influence of very
strong medications. The doctors will also be more open
with whomever she appoints to let them know more about
her personal medical conditions so they can make an
informed decision on her behalf.
You have to be careful when filling these forms out that
it doesn't have a clause in there that states that you
are financially responsible to pay, out of your own pocket,
for anything pertaining to her. This way they will use her
money first and apply it to the estate...before you may become
It is highly recommended that these form be made as
soon as possible and signed by the patient. The reason for
this, is because liver patient develop a condition known
as Encephalopathy. That causes them to become mentally
confused, disoriented, have tremors, and sleep pattern
changes. It happens because the liver can no longer
change ammonia (a by product of the proteins used in the
body) to urea...for the body to dispose of in the urine.
Therefore, it goes into the brain and causes mental problems.
They need someone, really, to be able to handle their medical
and also financial affairs, the farther into the disease they go.
An advance directive is good...however, having a
"Durable" power of attorney form for both financial and
medical is the best way to go.
The privacy laws they have enforced now, will give the family
a very hard time in order to do anything to help her or find
out anything about her conditions. Some hospital
recognize the need for spouses to have access to
medical records and the patients doctors...but alot do not.
They have to protect the patients rights (if you could call it that)
so they don't get sued.
Here are some free advanced directive according to the state
her doctors are in and where she may live. You should really have
these notrized (costs a few dollars) or have two people sign as
witnessing your signatures.
You can look through these two sites:
For a " durable " power of attorney form, it is best to call an
ask to see an attorney to have one done. Call different
attorneys and see which ones can give you the best price
for what you want.. Some have these forms already made
up or they will make them up according to your mothers