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Can A High School Student Get A Part-Time Job At A Law Office ?
This Summer I Want To Get A Part Time Job In A Law Office; I Know You Need Schooling To Become A Lawyer, But Are There Any Other Jobs In A Law Office That A High School Student Is Eligible For? I'M Also Looking For An Internship At A Law Office, Are There Any Opportunities For Me To Serve As An Intern In A Law Office?

If you have a "mommy" or a "daddy" or other relative that is already employed at a law office, then you may have a chance at getting in.

You need basic schooling to work at a law office even if it is simply working as a Receptionist - there are basic things that legal professionals need to know so their employer doesn't get into trouble. For example, you cannot give advice without a license as an attorney or you can get prosecuted for "Unauthorized Practice of Law". There are other basic rules that all legal professionals need to know before they work in a legal environment.

Without an important contact, and/or without some basic training as to working in a legal environment, then -no- you probably won't be offered any opportunities.

My suggestion is to try to get into any type of an office environment for now as a high-school student.

I hope you are not entertaining the thought of law school in your future.

Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.

The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed DRAMATICALLY! 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 in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<

Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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 in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we 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 have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would 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: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves 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), 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), 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), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), 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.

Regarding being a Paralegal: Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with Bachelors 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, 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!!

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 have too many law schools. We are 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.

>>>>>I cannot warn you about this enough!!>>>You especially have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****<<<<<

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 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)

Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)

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!

Good luck.

(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.)

Will The Family Law Courts Look At This?
The Mother Of My Child Lives With Her Parents And Is Not Allowed To Make Any Decisions About Our Child. Her Mother Is In Charge Of Everything Because Her Mother Says She Can'T Make The Right Decisions. Her Mother Has Already Said That Even After Court I Am Not Going To See Our Child. I Told My Ex Then She With Be The One Being Charged With Contempt Of Court And Not Her Mother. She Says She Knows But There Is Nothing She Can Do About It. Will The Courts Take Into Consideration That My Ex'S Own Mother Says She Can'T Make Good Decisions?

I'm somewhat confused about whose mother we're talking about sometimes. The child's mother or the child's mother mother?

Is it the child's mother mother that says you won't see the child and also say's that the child's mother is not capable of making decisions?

Anyways, she will have to be willing to testify. Are you sure you want to call a witness who is not on your side? They could easily turn this around and just say that your ex has the responsible support of her family to provide a stable home environment.

And this sounds very expensive when you start calling witnesses and dragging things out. I'm not sure just this bit of testimony alone would be worth bringing your ex's mother into this. It is far more important to focus on your ex and yourself.

Courts of course favor the parent that is more open to visitation with the other parent. Its not a good thing if the child is in the custody of a household that restricts this. Just write it down in a diary you should be keeping regarding everything about the child and your ex.

Need Help With Legal Advice?
Some Guy Who Is A Representative Of &Quot;The United Educators, Inc.&Quot; Shows Up At My Door Trying To Sell The Encyclopedia Books To Me. At The Time, I Was Actually Interested In Getting This Set Of Books. Afterwards, I Sign The Contract. Well, I Later Realize That I Changed My Mind About The Books And Wanted To Cancel The Purchase. I Contact Them About 5 Days Later And Somehow, They Have A Rule That I Had To Cancel Within 3 Days Of The Purchase. I Wasn'T Notified Of This And Then They Say It Was In The Contract. I Look And It Was In The Back Of The Contract. I Never Looked In The Back Of The Contract As It Didn'T Say Anything On There To Look In The Back About The Cancellation Process. Yes, I Understand That It Was My Wrongdoing For Not Looking Through The Whole Contract And Reading It Thoroughly. Well, I Haven'T Received The First Book, They'Ve Already Taken A Payment From Me, And The Arbitrator Of That Company Threatens Me And Says That I Have To Pay Monthly On These Regardless If I Want To Return The Books (If And When I Receive Them). Which Doesn'T Make Sense. I Mean, You Can Buy A Car, Get It Financed And If You Change Your Mind Within A Certain Amount Of Days, You Do Get Penalized A Bit But You Don'T Have To Worry About Paying $15,000 Or What Have You On The Vehicle If It'S No Longer In Your Possession. Also, I Signed This Contract Under My Name And My Husband'S. He Is Currently Deployed And I Have Only Certain Poa'S For Him But Nothing With Using His Name For Opening A Line Of Credit Whatsoever. The Guy Said It Was Fine To Sign It Without The Poa, So I'M Thinking.. Was I Scammed? Can I Use This Against The Seller? I Feel As Though I Was Cornered On This And Don'T Know What To Do. Anyone Have Advice For Me?

Let me preface that I'm not an attorney so I can't quote legal advice and I'm sure most attorneys will same the same thing so they are not sued. Moving on, The common window for Right of Rescission is typically 3 days with anything. This is the period of time you can withdrawl from the contract without penalty. Some companies off longer like the cell phone companies that allow 14-30 days. In your case, even if he did not go over the entire contract, as long as it's printed, your stuck. On the other hand, is there anything included about a breach of contract fee? This is similar to when you sign on with a utility for a year and cancel early. It's usually the equivilent of 1-3 payments. If not, you then could look at what method you are paying with. If it's being withdrawn from a checking account or debit card, simply file a dispute for non-authorized withdrawl with your bank and start there. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. If you're payment through your credit card, same thing, file a dispute. If that doesnt work, you could ask the bank to close that account and open new one and you have charges that the creditor will not stop.

Regarding the POA, it would specify what authority you are given to do for your husband while he is away.

Lawyer Question About A Personal Injury Case?
I Have A Lawyer Who Just Sent Me A Letter Tell Me That He Will Not Be Able To Work On My Case On A Contigent Basic Fee. It Also Told Me To Seek Another Lawyer If I Think I Have A Case. What Should I Do. Do I Have To Pay The Next Lawyer.

If you already paid the lawyer a retainer fee I guarantee they will send a bill that covers that exact amount so any money you already paid is gone. If they agreed to a contingency fee and now are telling you this it is because they feel your case has a less than 99% chance of winning or being settled. They only take cases they feel they will win. If they are advising to go elsewhere then your case may be a dog. You may get the same answer from the next lawyer but its worth a try, don't tell them about the first lawyer.

I love lawyers. They say if you pay then it is a good case but if they pay and want paid back through your winnings it is suddenly a dog. Good ethical people.

Ok, Can Someone Inform Me On Some Lawyer Stuff?
Hi, I Am Thinking About Being A Criminal Defense Lawyer And Just Wanted To Know Some Things. 1. How Many Years Of College, And Then How Many Years Of Law School? 2.If I Go To Texas A&M( A Prestigious School In Texas) What Kind Of Firm Should I Be Able To Get In?(Small-Big) 3. How Much Should I Expect To Work(Hours Per Week) And Make( Annually) My First Year. 4. Say I Get Into A Medium Size Firm My First Year. Would It Be A Good Idea To Later Get Into A Big Firm For A Couple Of Years And Then Start My Own Practice After My Experiences Level Rises?

1) Bachelor's degrees typically take four years. Law degrees take three years. A JD from a part-time law program takes four years.

2) Your undergraduate (bachelor's) degree won't really impact your chances of getting a firm job. Texas A&M doesn't have a law school. UT-Austin is an excellent law school, especially for Texas, If you place in the top 30-40% of your class there, you could probably get a biglaw job. In this economy, it's probably more like 20-30%, but by the time you graduate, who knows. 30-40% is a fairly good estimate.

3) In biglaw, you can expect to work 50-80 hours a week, depending on what cases the firm is handling and how much you're needed. Entry-level salary for biglaw is $145,000-160,000, but may be more or less by the time you graduate law school. The most common salary for new attorneys is actually $50,000/year and 42% of the class of 2008 (law school class) earned between $40-60,000/year. That being said, if you can get into UT-Austin or a top-14 school, you could get the kind of job that pays that well. Not many attorneys make in the $80-100,000/year range - these are some of the least common salaries for new graduates - but it's possible.

4) It's very difficult to transition from a medium-sized firm into biglaw. Most people who get into biglaw either 1) go in straight from law school based on grades and law school prestige or 2) get a prestigious federal clerkship and then go into biglaw. The only way you could really get into biglaw after working for a small or medium-ish firm is if you became an expert in a certain area of law after many years of experience, but this is a much less common route.

Do You Have To Be An Attorney To Be A Partner In A Law Firm?
I Am Not An Attorney But Am Otherwise Valuable To A Law Firm. Is It Possible For Me To Become A Full Partner And Split The Firm'S Profits With The Other Partners? Thanks.

There's no legal requirement for you to be an attorney to be a partner, but it would be very unusual for attorneys to make someone a partner who isn't a lawyer. In a law firm, attorneys are revenue generators, and everyone else is overhead.