Finding A Skilled Lawyer No matter what your legal needs are you will see that there are countless lawyers in your area that advertise they are experts in your type of case. This will make the whole process of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, should you follow the following it will be easy to restrict your pursuit on the right one out of almost no time. Step one is to create a set of the lawyers which can be listed in the area that specialize in your situation. While you are which makes this list you need to only include those that you may have an effective vibe about based upon their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down by taking a little while evaluating their webpage. There you must be able to find the number of years they are practicing and several general information about their success rates. At this time your list must have shrunken further to those that you simply felt had professional websites plus an appropriate quantity of experience. You need to then make time to check out independent reviews of every attorney. Make sure to read the reviews rather than counting on their overall rating. The details in the reviews will give you a solid idea of the way they communicate with their clientele and the length of time they invest into each case they are working on. Finally, you will need to talk with no less than the very last three lawyers which have the credentials you would like. This gives you enough time to actually evaluate how interested they are in representing you and the case. It is actually crucial for you to follow most of these steps to ensure that you hire a company containing the best degree of experience to get you the best possible outcome.
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Has Anyone Ever Used Legalmatch.Com Before Or Used The Internet To Look For A Lawyer?
I'M Looking For An Agressive Family Lawyer... Wanted To Know If Anyone Has Ever Used That Website, And What Kind Of Results They'Ve Gotten.
I tried using a few of those different services when I was going through a particularly messy divorce. I'd started out like you, just searching for someone I thought could handle my case (involving the custody of my 2 children and a sizable net worth). I needed someone particularly, as you say, "aggressive" since custody battles tend to be dirty.I didn't want to blindly make calls to lawyers since there was no way to know if they were legitimate so I decided to try a referral service.
The local lawyer referral service I tried was terrible. I think they just went off of a list because after the first "match" didn't pan out I was given another...and another. I'd seen all of the ads for lawyers.com on TV but they weren't much better--more of a phone book of lawyers. Some referrals charged fees and some were ridiculously confusing when it came to costs and reviews.
I ultimately tried LegalMatch and got a really helpful lawyer who knew what he was doing. I supplied my case information in aquestionnairee on their site and got 3 responses from their lawyers. You could see what they charged and prior clients' reviews but they also guaranteed their lawyers were bar certified and seemed to do some kind of screening. Based on my experience, I'd recommend them.
How Do You Become A Personal Injury Lawyer Or Solicitor?
Firstly What Is The Difference.
Secondly. How Do You Become One In The Uk. (Eg After Law Degree)
Thridly. What Is The Average Salary At First And Once Experienced.
In the USA, to become a lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three more years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take classes/seminars etc. to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!)
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. Many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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)
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. are being laid off left and right in this vocational field.
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.)
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a lot of debt.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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.
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)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of >>>Healthcare or Information Technology! 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 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.)
Divorce Without Lawyers???
My Husband And I Are Ready To Get Divorced (We Lived Seperate For Two Years) And Have Two Children, We A Pretty Much On The Same Page On Everything.
My Question Is If I Have The Right To Take Him Back To Court To Modify Child Support If His Income Increases Later On (Which Will Most Likley Happen). Or If I Will Be Stuck With The Agreement We Make At This Point? Also What Would Be My Rights If I Find Out He Was Hiding Assets During The Time Of Our Agreement?
You need a lawyer. I'm sorry but when it comes to kids his "word" will never be good enough. He may be an awesome dad, who loves his kiddos, but if he loves them HE will insist on a lawyer. You may think you are on the same page, but one little thing can throw that into the wind and then where will you be. Get a lawyer. It doesn't have to be nasty. You are just protecting them...and you. This is especially important if you think he's hiding assets. This tells me that some part of you doesn't trust him now. Why would you second guess your gut?
Felony Attorney Needed. Please Help! My Son Is In Jail For Serious Crimes He Did Not Commit.?
The Charges Range From Breaking Into Vehicles To Armed And Unarmed Burglary Of Dwellings. Legal Aid Does Not Provide Attorneys For Crimes. Please Please Please Help. His Bond Alone Is $40,000. The Few Attorneys I'Ve Spoken To Will Charge $15,000 And Up.
Pursuant to the Sixth Amendment he is entitled to a free public attorney if he cannot afford one himself, otherwise you will have to pay $15,000 and up for an attorney.
Question About Becoming A Lawyer Help!!!!!!?
I Am Doing A Project For School About What I Want To Be When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Contract Lawyer. Do You Go To Law School Or College Or Both??
How Does It Work And Is There Anything I Could Addd In My Project That Is True About Contract Lawyers Anything Is Appreciated.
In the US, to be a lawyer you have to go to a 4 year college and then obtain a law degree (usually 3 years). After that, you have to pass a state bar exam. There are a handful of states that allow you to skip law school, apprentice in a law office, and then take the bar exam to become a lawyer; I think California may be one.
One clarification to your question. When people refer to "contract lawyers" they usually mean lawyers that work under temporary contracts on a project-by-project basis. They differ from the usual associate and partner lawyers who work in a law firm. I think what you meant to say is that you want to be a lawyer that works on contracts; this is sometimes referred to as a corporate lawyer or transactional lawyer. These lawyers negotiate contracts, draft contracts, and deal with disputes that come out of contracts. In law school, every student takes a contract class in their first year to learn about how contracts work and how to interpret them.
I Am Trying To Get My Social Security Disablitly And Have Been Turn Down. I Am Looking For A Good Attorney.?
Looking For A Good Lawyer, Any Good Ones Out There For Social Security Disability.
My firm has represented clients all over the country for 17 years and you will be represented by a lawyer...unlike other firms based in New York who hire non-attorney reps.
Personally at the firm I have probably won over 50 cases in the last year alone. Each case is different however. Feel free to call my office for a consultation during normal central time business hours. Give your information to one of my intake ladies or gentlemen and an attorney will review it for you. We won't take your case unless we think there is a chance you can win.
You don't have to prove you can't do anything, only that you can't sustain a forty hour work week at certain levels of exertion in connection with your past relevant work, your age, and your education. Depending on your age this might be easier.
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