4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Allow You To When you really need a legal professional for any excuse, you must work closely along with them in order to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Allow me to share four important methods to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're likely to reveal directly to them. Privilege means anything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - most especially information the other side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of all the information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the current data they should enable them to win. 3. Appear Early For Many Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, every time. The truth is, because you might need to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the truth you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in just about any crime, it's important in order to convince the legal court which you both regret the actions and they are making strides toward boosting your life. As an example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and included in the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely along with your legal team increases your odds of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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What Is A Litigation Lawyer?
What Is A Litigation Lawyer? What Do They Do? Explain To Me Please!?
Lawyers, like doctors, specialize. A litigator is one who presents the case before a judge. Most litigators use law clerks, paralegals, or associates to help prepare their cases.
Associate Attorney Law Firm?
What Is A Day Of Work Like For An Associate Attorney At A Law Firm Who Specializes In Criminal Litigation?
Constantly looking for work..............
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 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.)
What Would Be Good Questions To Ask A Labor Union Lawyer?
My Police Department Is Having A Meeting With A Labor Union Lawyer In Reference To Possibly Initiating A Union. As Far As I Can Tell, The City That I Work For Doesn'T Invest Any Time Or Energy In Our Healthcare System, Our Pay Raises, And Anything For That Matter. So As Of Right Now, Its Pretty Much Every Man For Himself. A Union Doesn'T Sound Like A Bad Idea At This Point. What Would Be Some Good Questions To A A Union Lawyer In An Attempt To Discover The Pros And Cons Of A Union? This Is Coming From A Guy With No Experience With Unions, So As Much Detail As Possible Would Be Helpful. Thank You In Advance.
Ask the lawyer what the benefits of becoming Union would be then ask what the first order of business might be if your dept did become Unionized (specific concerns). Ask about intitiation fees and due costs and what you would be getting for that money. Ask what other companies/depts they already represent and what they have done for them to improve their workforce. I suggest Googling the lawyer and labor Union and see what you come up with. Since I work for a grocery store, my union is called United Food and Commercial Workers. In your research, you may find either they have been supportive of their members or have done nothing and will not benefit you.
How Can I Get An Affordable Attorney For Child Support And Alimony, I M Pregnant Husband Is Mentally Abusive?
Are you living with him? Or is it that you are looking to divorce him? Most states have child support services for the poor that are free. Unfortunately in some states very little of the money makes it to the mom and child. The state gobbles it up and gives a small "pass through" payment.
I don't think there is such a thing as a free divorce lawyer. But if you are already divorced or living apart your state child support enforcement agency can help you for free.
Which State Are Most Lawyers Located?
Any Juvenile Lawyers Out There????
My Son Was Assaulted On His School Bus This Morning By Six Students. As A Result From This, He Has 5 Stitches On His Cheek Bone. They Have Arrested The Students And Have Charged Them With A Felony, Assault By A Mob. Before This Happened, I Informed The Asst Principal Of This Situation Of What Happened The Day Before With These Students. How Liable Is The School And What Will Happen To These Children. In Addition, I Have Missed Today Of Work And Will Miss The Following Two Days To Stay With My Son. Who Should Compensate Me For This?