4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you need a legal representative for any reason, you must work closely using them in order to win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Listed here are four important ways to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're likely to reveal in their mind. Privilege means anything you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team needs to know everything in advance - especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuing and factual account of all the information regarding your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with all the data they should help them win. 3. Show Up Early For Many Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are on time, whenever. In fact, because you may need to discuss very last minute details or be extra prepared for the case you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any type of crime, it's important in order to prove to a legal court which you both regret the actions and are making strides toward increasing your life. For instance, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for a rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the neighborhood the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Domestic Violence And Gun Ownership?
Can A Spouse Own A Gun That Still Lives With Their Spouse That'S Been Charged (Not Convicted) With Domestic Violence?
I Know That If A Spouse Has Been Convicted They May Not Own A Gun Or Ammunition.
Consult a lawyer via a free initial consultation or call a local domestic violence center to find out what the law is in your State.
The spouse of the gun owner needs to talk to the domestic violence counselor in the first place. Find options to leave if they think the gun may be used.
Need Lawyer That Knows The About An Inheritance Between S. Florida And Venezuela?
My Father Died And I Would Like To Consult A Lawyer About The Inheritance Issue Specialy Since He Was Only Married For 2 Years To His Wife.
From a lawyer. Go to Martindale.com and search for a lawyer as you have described. Martindale Hubbell is an International Legal Directory, it has been around for a very long time and is the most respected legal directory in the world. You can find a probate lawyer in Venezuela and one in Florida. Tell the facts to both of them and see what they say.
Law Students/Lawyers/ Etc Help?
I'M Thinking Of Applying To Law School And If I Can Get A Good Enough Score On The Lsat, I Think I'Ll Be Headed To A T14. However, Recently I'Ve Heard Some Things That Are Making Me Rethink My Decision, So I Have Some Questions For All You:
1. What Is The Type Of Law Highest In Demand?
2. What Is The Type Of Law With The Highest Salary?
3. I'M Interested In Business Law, What Is A Typical Work Day?
4. If I Become A Lawyer Am I Destined To Live A Life Of Misery Due To 24 Hour Work Days, No Weekends, Etc?
5. If There Was One Thing You Could Change Regarding Law School/ Being A Lawyer Etc, What Would It Be?
6. How Long Did You Study For The Lsat And What Was Your Score?
I Know This Was A Lot, But If You Could Answer That Would Help Me So Much.
1) At my law school, patent law and intellectual property were big. I know a lot of people who took the patent bar last year and our salutatorian had a PhD in some sort of funky type of chemistry. I think it depends on the area of the country.
2) Depends which firm you work for, but I'm guessing those who practice in tort make the most since they generally work on contingency. (Think ambulance chasers.)
3) If you're corporate counsel, it's a sweet gig. 40-45 hour work week. I know some people in law school who worked for companies and just sat in their offices watching DVD's. If you work for a firm that has businesses as clients, you might expect to slave away for them when you're an associate.
4) Not if you don't want to be! I know plenty of attorneys who work 8-5 M-F and that's it. (Yes, they still can live cushy lives.)
5) I would have researched the different concentrations early on. In some respects I wish I would have chosen a different school, but some of the friends I made were great and I wouldn't trade that.
6) I took the Kaplan class and I got a 164. The LSAT is just reading and logic puzzles. If you don't have money for Kaplan, just go and buy a puzzle book or an LSAT book and practice, practice, practice! I'm just a procrastinator, so I needed something more structured.
University Majors + Law (I.R. /Attorney)?
1.How Realistic Is It To Plan On Double Majoring
In International Relations And Law School To Become A Civil Rights Attorney.
2. What Schools Are Good For Law And Not Impossible To Get Into?
Please Only If You Know What Youre Talking About..
There is no major in law school If you're talking about double majoring in IR and "Pre-law" at a college, the double major isn't actually necessary. Neither one of these majors will necessarily get you closer to being a civil rights attorney.
In my view, your choice of a major is not as important as (1) getting very good grades (which is more likely if you choose a major that interests you); (2) majoring in something that requires a lot of reading and writing; and (3) doing well on the LSATs. Having some experience in a law clinic or otherwise showing that you don't just want to go to law school because you can't find a job doing something else is helpful.
I majored in Education (lots of reading and writing). I work with lawyers who majored in accounting, business, philosophy, history, engineering, French (no kidding) and pre-law. The major is less important than doing well.
If you're committed to Civil Rights work, you could consider majoring in history with a minor in black studies, a major in social work, etc. There's no magic in picking a prelaw major, as long as you ensure you taken whatever prerequisites are required by the law schools you plan on trying to get into. Most general ed requirements will meet prereqs. Preprofessional programs are sometimes only helpful since the advisors have experience with the law school application process, not because "prelaw" is such a useful major by itself.
Schools that are good and which ones are difficult to get into varies by location. There are some nationally known schools like Yale, Columbia, Stanford and Harvard, but there are also regional schools that are very good. When you're ready, there are guides to getting into law school just like the ones for colleges. They will give you a profile for their average candidate's GPA and LSAT, just like colleges have a profile with average GPA and SAT, You can weigh your credentials against those criteria, to figure out which ones to apply to. If all else is equal, compare pass rates on the bar exams. School A students may have a 72% pass rate, and School B might have a 85% pass rate. This suggests that School B may do a better job of training lawyers, although certainly there are lawyers who would say that School B just does a better job at training students to take the Bar exam. Personally, after spending all that money and time, I want a better chance at passing the bar!
If you take Yale, Harvard, Columbia and a few other schools out of the mix, you are likely to have more career opportunities as a law review/top student at School A than being an average student at School B. School A may have a better job placement program than School B or a highly renowned legal professor who has authored a book on Civil Rights who is looking for someone to check his cites. One school may have a renowned Moot Court program to train prospective trial attorneys, and another school may offer a clinic where students can get involved with providing legal advice to indigent clients. Once you identify law schools that match your academic profile in the region of the country where you want to go to school, you can start researching which law school is actually best for you. Good luck!
How Do I Locate This Lawyer Who Stole Money From Her Clients?
Why do you want to locate the lawyer? If you aren't a victim, it's none of your business where she is.
If you are a victim, then contact the state bar and they will try to help you get your money back. Do NOT try to contact her personally.
Is An Engineering Or Science Degree Necessary To Practice Intellectual Property Law?
I'M A First Year Law Student With A Background In Web Development. I'Ve Always Been Fascinated By Online Copyright Issues And Media Distribution, So Intellectual Property Seems Like A Good Area To Focus On For My Second And Third Years. However, I'Ve Heard From A Least One Person That Ip Lawyers Are Pretty Much Required To Have Engineering Or Science Degrees. My Undergraduate Work Is In English And Philosophy. Does This Mean I Don'T Have Much Of A Chance As A Copyright Attorney?
No, I know a few lawyers who have come into that field from the entertainment angle. One in particular worked for a major studio before law school.
You really only need to know the tech stuff to a degree. If you are doing patents it would be very useful but IP stuff can cross over into many areas.
Job searching might be a little harder but it is not impossible.
Don't forget to take everything a third year says with a grain of salt. Many of them a very bitter after being in law school for two plus years. Ask a prof in the field to get a better perspective on what you should do to reach your goals.