4 Strategies To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you want a legal professional for any reason, you have to work closely along with them so that you can win your case. Irrespective of how competent they may be, they're planning to need your help. Here are four important approaches to help your legal team assist you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - regardless of what information you're likely to reveal in their mind. Privilege means everything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - most importantly information the other side could check out 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 because of the data they must help them win. 3. Appear Early For All Those Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, by being punctually, every time. In reality, because you may want to discuss last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the situation you're facing, it's smart to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any kind of crime, it's important so that you can prove to a legal court that you just both regret the actions and they are making strides toward enhancing your life. By way of example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer to get a rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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Can Someone Help Me Find A Family Law Facilitator?
I Need To Find A Family Law Facilitator To Help Find The Forms I Need To File For Court Procedures. I Live In Forsyth County, City Of Winston-Salem, Nc.
They should have a web site where you should be able to find out how to get the forms you need.
Education For Probate Attorneys?
What Kind Of Education Does One Need To Become A Probate Attorney?
Obviously Some Law School, But Any Other Specifics?
Anything You'D Recommend They Study Into?
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.
Absolute "best" law schools are Yale and Harvard.
Best undergraduate majors: Business Admininstration and/or Accounting.
Best personality qualities? Ability to BS and look for work.
Tips? Change your idea of a career path ASAP!!! You WON'T be making $110,000 a year. Unless you have a mommy or a daddy who are already a partner at a law firm. As an attorney, according to one of the latest polls, you'll be making more like $40,000/yr - remember: lawyers have to pay for: office overhead, cost of living (the bigger the city, the higher your cost of living), and the crushing law school debt.
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. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! 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....
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!!!<<<< School loans are "non-dischargeable debts" - which means you cannot just write them off in bankruptcies (except in extremely rare cases).
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. Law schools are cash cows.
>>>>>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.
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.)
Signing Bonus Clawback Tax And Legal Implications?
I Received A Signing Bonus With A Clawback If I Left Within The First Year. It Is Sizable And I Had 50-60% Taken Out For Taxes & Ss. How Is That Covered On The W2. Am I Only Obligated To Payback The Amount I Net Received After Taxes? Has Anyone Fought The Payback Requirement And What Is Likely To Happen If I Refuse To Pay It Back?
No, you pay it back on a pre-tax basis.
If you pay it back in the same tax year, your W-2 *might* reflect the lesser amount.
If you pay it back in a different tax year, you have to see how much you paid back. $3000 or less, it's only a schedule A deduction in the 2% section. If it's more than $3000, you can take the excess taxes paid in the earlier year as a "payment" (see IRS publication 525, "repayments.")
PS, 50-60% for taxes isn't a valid range. Federal's top rate is 35%, but an irregular payment is usually at 25%. States usuall toss in 5-7%, city might be 1% and FICA/MC is another 7.65%.
Is There A Forum Where Victims Of Bad Lawyers Discuss Things Like Malpractice And Bar Complaints?
I don't personally know anything about the following website, but it has a forum of which lawyers (and consumers) may give their input. The forum is not as active as "yahoo answers" (and, just an fyi that the url/uniform resource locator is ".com" which usually means "commercial" or for-profit): http://community.lawyers.com/forums/96.a...
There are various consumer sites of which those who believe that they were mistreated, wronged or mislead can post their issues with the professional or business (though, usually anonymously). I'm not saying to do that, but here are a few such websites:
Here is another message board re: legal malpractice (though, it's also not as active as YA, and the url is ".com"): http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=82 and the topic is in the "forums" under "accidents and personal injury law" is a "malpractice law" forum.
How Do Lawyers Work?
We'Re In The Process Of Trying To Hire A Lawyer, And Each One Is Charging 100 Bucks An Hour. They Charge For All The Hours They Had Something To Do With Your Case (Including When They Thought About Your Case A Little Driving Home), Or What? So Then If You Get Slapped With A 2000 Dollar Bill On A Really Really Simple Case, They Worked 20 Hours On It? It'S Just An Essay, Basically, Would It Really Take That Long?
it depends on the services you require. most lawyers work on an hourly fee basis, but you can definitely request an itemized bill of the services performed. you could also negotiate a fixed fee or instruct them not to exceed a certain amount. in practice, 20 hours is not a lot of time spent on a project which could require research of the law, analysis and finished written summary. it just seems like a lot because you have to pay it! good luck. oh, and lawyers are not suppose to charge you for time in transit (unless agreed upon) such as thinking about your case while driving to the golf course or while playing a round of golf. get an itemized bill.
Fidentia Uk, Did Not Pass On The Legal Fees Of 1400€ To The Local Lawyer Which I Paid Them. What Should I Do?
I Paid Them 1400€ For The Legal Fees For The Purchase Of An Apartment Abroad. They Haven'T Passed On The Legal Fees To The Local Lawyer. Therefore He Has Not Been Paid For The Work. I Cannot Get In Contact With The Fidentia Company In The Uk. How Can I Get My Money Back? How Can I Resolve This Matter?
Presumably, you are working through Fidentia UK to carry out conveyancing on your behalf in Europe? Therefore, they should be speaking to their local solicitor and not you?
If you continue to have problems with them then you might want to speak with the FSA (Financial Services Authority) who are probably the regulator for Fidentia UK.