4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Enable You To When you want a legal representative at all, you must work closely using them as a way to win your case. Regardless how competent they can be, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important ways 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 going to reveal for them. Privilege means whatever you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know everything in advance - particularly information one other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of all information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they have to enable them to win. 3. Arrive Early For All Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, each and every time. In fact, because you may have to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any type of crime, it's important to be able to prove to the legal court that you simply both regret the actions and are making strides toward boosting your life. As an example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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After Dragging A Divorce Out For 3 Years, Can She Drop Her Lawyer And Go To Legal Aid?
Will Legal Aid Take On A Case Just Because She Doesn'T Want To Or Have The Money To Pay Her Lawyer Anymore? We Recently Found Out That Documents Were Falsified So Her, And Possibly Her Lawyer, Will Owe Us Money.. So Now Her Lawyer Is Trying To Suck As Much From Her As Possible Cuz He Knows Things Are About To Get Bad For Their Side. There Is Suppose To Be A Court Date (One Of A Zillion) On The 29Th And He Won'T Go With Her If She Doesn'T Pay Him Alot Of Money Up Front, So Now She Is Saying She Is Going To Go To Legal Aid. Is She Eligble Do You Think, And Is This Going To Drag It Out Even Longer? It'S In California...
If she doesn't have the money but her income hasn't changed (even though she has the debt from the laywer) most likely an aid will not take the case. Aids are for people with permanent low levels of income.
California - any state - divorces are dragged out for a long time and some lawyers do it on purpose to profit.
She should have her lawyer withdraw and represent herself or get another lawyer (even though she wil have to put down another big retainer - $1,000-3,000.)
She can drop her lawyer any time she wants - BUT the legal aid may not work if she is making over a certain amount of money. Just because she has run out of money to fight the divorce doesn't mean she's entitled to free/reduced legal aid.
Adoption Laws In Washington?
Ok, So Here Is The Situation. I'M A Single Mom And I Just Found Out I'M Pregnant Again. I Do Not Want To Keep The Baby. I Plan On Giving The Baby To My Sister. We Don'T Want To Go Through Court To Have Her Adopt Him Or Her. Is There A Form I Can Sign That Allows Her To Just Sign His Or Her Birth Certificate? She Has Been Trying For 6 Years So This Would Be Her Blessing. I Need Help!
No, you will have to go through the court process even though you're related. She cannot just sign the original birth certificate they will not allow it, you sign it when baby is born and then once the adoption has happened they issue a new one with her name. She will need to have the standard adoption home study done [where a social worker comes and checks her out]. Also not sure of the specific laws in WA on this but generally you need to terminate the fathers parental rights in some 'official' way before any adoption can take place. Talk to a lawyer that does independent adoptions, they can explain the entire process to you.
How To Become A Family Lawyer?
I Want To Become A Lawyer But Under Family Law. So How Would I Go To School And What Would I Study So I Could Become That
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 additional classes/seminars/legal training etc. each year to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!!)
7) In many states there are even laws requiring a certain percentage of your legal work to be "pro bono" (free of charge) for some charitable purpose.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated decisions.
There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. 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. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. 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 in this vocational field.
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 - they aren't hiring legal staff. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software/law books in order to get legal work done without the expense 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) For example: 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 a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law. Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
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!!!<<<
Even if you do 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 #1 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:
**Check out these websites:
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**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..................
**Do "informational interviews" with several attorneys from at least two or three different firms. (You can find how to do "informational interviews" from your local Public Library - ask the Librarian.) Interviewing attorneys is a time-efficient and extremely beneficial way of discovering if law is the right vocational field for you. Talk to a few Human Resource Managers who work at employers in the field of Law. Ask them what their opinion is on future job availability for the field of Law. Ask them if they have any current open positions. Ask them how many resumes they receive when they advertise ONE open position. (It is ususally approximately 300 resumes are received for each open position advertised.) If you personally know a practicing lawyer, set up a time with them to do an "informational interview" to ask them about their career. Talk to many attorneys. Better yet, spend an entire day with one of them.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities. <<<<<
Read 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."
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.)
Do Anyone Know Any Good Child Custody Lawyers In San Antonio, Texas?
My Husband Has A 6 Year Old In Texas Living With His Ex. He Has Not Heard From Her Or Talked To His Son In A Year. He Has Vistation Rights, And She Has Moved And Changed Her Number. We Have Sent Things To Him For His Birthday, Christmas And It All Gets Return. He Really Misses His Son, And I Hate To See My Husband Hurting So Bad. He Really Loves His Son And He Is A Good Man, Just Wanting To Make Sure His Son Is Doing Good. He Would Be On Top Of The World If He Can Only Hear His Voice.
We Will Keep Trying To Find Her, But We Are In Kentucky There Is So Much We Can Do. So I'M Hoping Someone Can Help Me. Because Now The Only Route We Can Take Is A Legal One, But I Need Some Help Finding A Lawyer. Please Help A Father Looking For His Son. We Do Know She Is Still In San Antonio.
I would check out targetlaw.com. This is a really good search engine with attorneys. (Doesn't look pretty but the results are great). Just put a search into the search engine box such as San Antonio Texas Custody lawyer and I'm sure you will get a ton of lawyers that handle custody cases in San Antonio.
I have attached the link for you. Good luck!
Why Is It Better To Work For A Smaller Law Firm?
1) You will get to do real lawyer's work much sooner. In a small general practice firm, you will probably end up in court, and writing the actual motions and responses in your first month, taking depositions within three to six months, and so forth. Your cases will likely be smaller, so that the consequences aren't as severe if you screw up, but you will be doing a lot of independent work. You won't be completely on your own, if the supervising attorneys have any conscience (or brains), but you will not be locked in a library doing issue research without even knowing any of the facts of the case.
2) The downside is that you will make less money, usually, and have to do a lot of your own scut work, some of which you can't bill the clients for. The upside is that your hours will likely be far more manageable at a smalll firm, and you will make friends with other lawyers in town quicker, since you will actually be seeing them in court, and making deals with them on the telephone, etc.
In short, at a small firm, you will quickly feel like a real lawyer, and act like one, rather than being a galley slave to a "senior partner."
Nurse Or Lawyer ??? Please Help !!!?
So I'Ve Been Lately Disheartened To Pursue My Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Lawyer. I Do Not Want To Go To Law School In Vain. I Know That The Demand For Lawyers Is Very Low. I Have Wanted To Become A Lawyer Since I Was Younger. I Am Now A Senior In High School Thinking Of Reconsidering My Life Goal. My Question To All Of You Is : Should I Go To School To Become A Lawyer Or An Ob/Gyn Nurse Practitioner ?
You want to be a lawyer, so go for it. Demand for lawyers isn't low, but most people can't afford them. Consider starting your own law practice and make it affordable.
You could do it this way: Get your undergrad degree in nursing, a BSN. You will get to take some elective courses, so you can take things to prep for law school, such as logic, psychology, political science, and business.
Once you're ready to apply for grad school, you'll know whether you really want to continue on in nursing, or whether it's still law for you. And if you are one of the ones who isn't snapped up by a law firm, you'll have the nursing to fall back on. On the other hand, your knowledge of nursing will give you an edge if you go into medicine/healthcare-related law.