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The Law Firm Of Dewey, Cheetham, And Howe Handled 18 Personal Injury Cases This Past Year. This Was 9/5 Of The?
Cases Handled By The Rival Firm Of Gypsum-Goode. How Many Personal Injury Cases Were Handled By Gypsum-Goode Last Year?
As an equation your question is: 18 = 9/5X (where "X" is the unknown quantity to solve for: the number of personal injury cases handled by Gypsum-Goode)
So, let's get rid of the fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal on both sides of the equation:
(5/9)*18 = (5/9)*9/5X
90/9 = 45/45X
10 = X
So, Gypsum-Goods handled 10 cases last year. Proof: 9/5 = 1.8 and 1.8 x 10 = 18. Done.
I Am A Sophomore Econ Major At The University Of Maryland. I Am Interested In Law School After Graduation. My Top Field Of Interest Is Business Law. I Would Like To Know The Following:
- The Average Starting Salary
- The Average Hours Of Work Per Week
- What Type Of Work Does This Field Consist Of
- What Are The Top Business Law Firms In The Nation
I am an attorney. However, I went to a top 15 school and had mediocre grades. I found the job market to be depressing. So much time, planning, and money went into undergraduate school, I had a 4.0 GPA, and scored above the 95th percentile on the LSAT. I naively thought going to a top school their would be plenty of lucrative and exciting jobs waiting for me and I would be set to have a good quality of life. I remember sending out 300 letters one time and getting no positive response, either they said some nonsense about you are great, you have good accomplishments, but at this time we cannot offer you a position, we will keep your resume on file. I took the Bar Exam in two states wasting time studying and not earning any money. I had to move back in with my parents, fun. Meanwhile many of my friends and people that I knew from High School and College were establishing themselves in their careers and making money, gettng promotions, etc. I worked post-law school as a car salesman and a mortgage broker. Finally a family friend had a friend who was a solo attorney, I worked for him basically for free, actually it was negative because I spent money on travel, long distance phone calls, etc., still living at home with mom and dad, saddled with law school debts, the student loan people started calling wanting $$$. Eventually I left that attorney. I struggled to find another attorney job. Eventually, I got a job in 2003 at firm paying the princely sum of $25,000 per year. I moved out of my parent's house but was still subsidized by them. Dad kept threatening to cut me off, but I lived in an expensive state the cheapest place to stay I found was $1,500 a month all inclusive. My paycheck was like $430.00 a week take home. Eventually, I did go solo, it was hard, but I did make some money in real estate closings for 3 1/2 years. Now the real estate market stinks and I have no income, and I am trying to plan my next move, which may be back to my parents temporarily. I have interviewed for some associate positions and the salary range was 38k-55k, this is pretty low for somone with 5 yrs experience and a doctorate degree. My wife works at a nail salon, as a manicurist, she took a three month course and makes 50K a year. It has been an exquisitely painful road for me. In my family I am the most educated and the least financially secure. My dad makes like $350,000K engineering+MBA degree, my younger sister makes $165,000K a year psyche degree and an MBA. My conclusion, LAW SUCKS!!!!!!!!!! Too many law schools fighting for tuition $$$, night programs, weekend programs, low academic standards, too many attorneys, lowering wages and limiting opportunities, compare to the AMA and ADA that insure a shortage of dentists and doctors. When I was solo it seemed like everyone was an attorney, or their cousin was an attorney, or their sister's friend was an attorney, or their brother was an attorney and so and so on, I lost a lot of business because of this. I do not think doctors and dentists face such client poaching. If you are in the top 5%, law review, and went to a good school, yes, you will probably get a good job right from the start. I would have been better off not going to College and instead picking up a trade like being an electrician. Heck, if I had all the money I wasted on education, worked at a gas station during all my non-earning years and put the money into a CD I could probably be able to retire. Looking back, if I had to do it again, if you want to through the hard work and invest the $$$ for education so it pays off you should go into healthcare. Heck their is a shortage of pharmacists and their median wage is $98,000K well above lawyers. Dentists 180,000K median and their is a shortage. Oh well this sucks but this is my life and I will deal with it, I spent my educational time and $$$, and the dye is cast.
From US News, Poor careers for 2006
By Marty Nemko
Attorney. If starting over, 75 percent of lawyers would choose to do something else. A similar percentage would advise their children not to become lawyers. The work is often contentious, and there's pressure to be unethical. And despite the drama portrayed on TV, real lawyers spend much of their time on painstakingly detailed research. In addition, those fat-salaried law jobs go to only the top few percent of an already high-powered lot.
Many people go to law school hoping to do so-called public-interest law. (In fact, much work not officially labeled as such does serve the public interest.) What they don't teach in law school is that the competition for those jobs is intense. I know one graduate of a Top Three law school, for instance, who also edited a law journal. She applied for a low-paying job at the National Abortion Rights Action League and, despite interviewing very well, didn't get the job.
From the Associated Press, MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A lawmaker who persuaded the Assembly to eliminate all state funding for the University of Wisconsin law school says his reasoning is simple: There's too many lawyers in Wisconsin.
From an ABA study about malpractice claims, More Sole Practicioners: There appears to be an increasing trend toward sole practicioners, due partly to a lack of jobs for new lawyers, but also due to increasing dissatisfaction among experienced lawyers with traditional firms; leading to some claims which could have been avoided with better mentoring.
New Lawyers: Most insurers have noticed that many young lawyers cannot find jobs with established firms, and so are starting their own practices without supervision or mentoring. This is likely to cause an increase in malpractice claims, although the claims may be relatively small in size due to the limited nature of a new lawyers
“In a survey conducted back in 1972 by the American Bar Association, seventy percent of Americans not only didn’t have a lawyer, they didn’t know how to find one. That’s right, thirty years ago the vast majority of people didn’t have a clue on how to find a lawyer. Now it’s almost impossible not to see lawyers everywhere you turn.
P.S. I think what you mean is corporate law. Corporate law is the hardest or one of the hardest fields to land a job due to the weeding out process in law school, but the salaries are high. Typically you have to go to a good school, have high law school grades, top 5%, and be on law review. They will work you very hard for that high salary, do not expect to have a life. The odds are against you making it into corporate law. For a top firm look up Skadden, Arps, etc.
How Many Teens Drink And Drive?
Please Tell Me Were You Got The Info
> Drinking and driving is a leading case of death among teenagers.
> In the United States every sixteen minutes a teen dies from an alcohol related death.
> The problem of teenage drinking and driving escalates around prom and graduation.
> 32,860 teens die a year from alcohol related death.
A quarter of 16- and 17-year-olds say they drink. Among 13- to 15-year-olds, only 1 in 10 admit drinking. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21. So it's possible that drinking could be underreported among teens out of fear of disclosing illegal activity.
Four percent of 13- to 15-year-olds say they have ridden with a teen driver under the influence, compared with 13% of 16- and 17-year-olds.
A small but not insignificant number of teens report having driven a car shortly after drinking alcohol. Seven percent of 16- and 17-year-olds say they have. Obviously, 13- to 15-year-olds aren't of legal driving age and therefore don't report driving after drinking.
These results are based on telephone interviews with a randomly selected national sample of 1,028 teenagers in the Gallup Poll Panel of households, aged 13 to 17, conducted Jan. 17 to Feb. 6, 2005.
For further info, see gallup.com
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Basically They Fired Me. I Am 4 Going On 5 Months Pregnant And I Came In On The 16Th Of January To Work With A Doctors Note Stating That I Could Not Lift No More Than 10-15 Lbs. Three Hours Later I Was Called To The Hr Office With My Boss As Well And They Both Told Me &Quot;I'M Sorry, But I Cannot Accomadate For Your Restrictions. When You Can Bring A Doctors Release Stating That You Can Lift 75 Lbs. Than You Can Come Back To Work.&Quot; I Told Them That I Have A Car Payment To Make And They Presided To Tell Me To Call My Car Place And Explain To Them The Situation And That To Ask Them If I Can Only Pay My Interest Until I Can Come Back. I Told The Hr Woman That I Highly Doubt That My Doctor Will Lift My Restrictions On Me Lifting Things. So My Boss Told Me To Go Home. I Went Back To My Jobsite Out In The Warehouse To Get My Belongings And Went Back To The Front And Asked My Hr Lady If I Was Fired And She Said &Quot;Oh No We'Ll Work With You&Quot;
Go to the EEOC they handle discrimation / harrassment and will even represent you sometimes. The link goes to the rights of pregnant eployees
I am not a lawyer. Only licensed lawyers can give legal advise.
What'S The Best Way To Negotiate A Severance Package? Should I Hire A Labor Lawyer?
Should The Labor Lawyer Be At A Meeting With Me To Handle The Negotiations? Or Do I Just Get The Advice From Them And Negotiate Myself. I Am On Fmla And My Company On Week 4 Out Of 16 Weeks And They Called To Tell Me That My Position Has Been Terminated. The Labor Department In My State Told Me That The Company Is In Violation Because They Should Have Waited Until The End Of My Fmla Leave. I Want To Use That As Leverage To Increase My Severance Package But Wanted To Hear From Labor Lawyers If I Should Do It Myself Or Go In With A Lawyer.
I would go talk to a labor lawyer but I would not tell your former employer. In my state a company is in no way required to pay severance. If they do it is usually 2 weeks pay for each year of service.
They were not continuing to pay you when you were on leave were they?
Anyway go talk to a lawyer. If he can make some money out of this he will take your case.