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Switching Careers Arts To Law Advice?
I Have An Associate Of Arts And Associate Of Science In Graphic Design. I Am Thinking About What I Should Major Into For A Bachelors Degree, And I'M Having Trouble Deciding. Originally, I Had Planned To Get A Degree Related To The Arts Like In Graphic Arts. However, The Absolute Lack Of Work, Especially Steady Work Scares Me. I Don'T Want To Be A Freelancer, And Finding A Permanent Job In Design Is Very Tough. So I Am Thinking About Eventually Going To Law School. What Kind Of Bachelors Should I Get Then? Poli Sci? Business? I Am Not So Great With Math, So Business Is A Tough One, With Stats And Calculus. Please Help! And Please Don'T Even Bother Telling Me To Stick With What &Quot;I Like&Quot; I Can'T Afford To Do That.

Your area of study in college is not going to have as much impact on your chances of admission into a top law school as your GPA and the reputation and standing of your college and the department for your major.

Writing and reading comprehension skills as well as critical analysis and thinking are the primary assets that law school develops and a good lawyer utilizes. Fields of study in college that focus on these skills, political science, literature, philosophy,history etc. are typical majors for law school applicants.

However, if your intent is to practice patent law, or you at least want to keep that avenue open as a legal career option a science degree (or enough matriculation to be qualified to receive a science degree) is required for admission to the patent bar.

I should caution you that generally speaking, it's been my observation that people that have shared your motivations and reasoning for becoming a lawyer generally end up being very dissatisfied with their careers and many end up abandoning the practice of law within 10-15 years of graduation.

Your tuition fees alone for 4 years of college and 3 years of law school are likely to exceed $150k, possibly even $200k at the rate tuitions are rising for law school each year. If you are going to finance your education primarily through student loans, that means you are either going to end up taking an associate position in a big law firm (assuming you can even get one of those coveted positions) working well over 2500 hours a year, often 80 hours or more a week, constantly tied to work with your firm issued blackberry and laptop, in a work atmosphere and culture that you may find extremely tedious and stifling, or you will take a position that pays significantly less and live a very hard lifestyle under crushing student loan debt for many many years.

Be aware that, contrary to a commonly held belief, your first job as a practicing attorney is not going to pay that much unless you do work at a big law firm, and you will not likely get a job at a big law firm unless you graduate in the top quarter of your class from a tier 1 (top ranked) law school. The national average for first year attorney salaries is in the 50k-75k range.

Also if you thought the job market for your current career field is bad, you should be aware it is probably exponentially worse for lawyers. Even in a healthy economy, there are simply too many law schools churning out too many law school graduates each year that the market cannot support which is why many law school graduates cannot get employed as an attorney even a year after graduation, and why many of those who do get employed end up in attorney jobs that they do not like or even hate. In this recession, there have been thousands of attorney layoffs in this year to date alone and were thousands last year as well. Law firms that were well established names in the industry for decades have dissolved. Oh and that big law salary for first year associates? It has been cut from $160k to $140-145k with no raises or bonuses for many of them.

I'm not saying this to scare you away from pursuing a career in law. I am happy with my career (so far - touch wood), but the manner in which I decided to pursue it was much more informed and planned than most, and everyday I see many of my peers that are not happy or downright miserable with their career choice. I am just suggesting you seriously reconsider your reasons and perhaps take some time to get some direct exposure to law practice (internship, part time staff job etc.) while you are in college before making the jump after college graduation to law school.

Best Lawyer Joke..............?
My Favorite Professor Is A Lawyer.... His Birthday Is The Last Day Of Class.... I Want To Give Him A Card.... With A Lawyer Joke In It... Best Answer To Best Joke --- He Has A Sense Of Humor, So Don'T Worry About It If It'S 'Off-Color' -- But Should You Not Want To Post It, You Can Email It To Me.... Thanks :)

Q: What is the difference between a tick and a lawyer?
A tick falls off of you when you die.

Q: Why does the law society prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?
A: To prevent clients from being billed twice for essentially the same service.

Q: What do you call a lawyer who doesn't chase ambulances?
A: Retired.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Six. One to change the bulb and five to write the environmental impact statement.

Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.

Q: Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons?
A: If one side has one, the other side has to get one. Once launched, they cannot be recalled. When they land, they screw up everything forever.

Q: What do you get if you send a prostitute to law school?
A: A ******* know-it-all.

Q: What do lawyers use for birth control?
A: Their personalities.

Q: What can a goose do, a duck can't, and a lawyer should?
A: Stick his bill up his @$%.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a rooster?
When a rooster wakes up in the morning, its primal urge is to cluck defiance.

Q: Have you heard about the lawyers' word processor?
A: No matter what font you select, everything come out in fine print.

Q: Did you hear about the new microwave lawyer?
A: You spend eight minutes in his office and get billed as if you'd been there eight hours.

Q: Did you hear about the group of terrorists that hijacked a plane full of lawyers?
A: They called down to ground control with their list of demands, threatening that if their demands weren't met, they would release one lawyer every hour.

Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?
A: His lips are moving.

Q: If you see a lawyer on bicycle, why should you swerve to avoid hitting him?
A: That might be your bicycle.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to roof a house?
A: Depends on how thin you slice them.

Q: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer #1: Fifty four. Eight to argue, one to get a continuance, one to object, one to demur, two to research precedents, one to dictate a letter, one to stipulate, five to turn in their time sheets, two to depose, one to write interrogatories, two to settle, one to order a secretary to change the bulb, and twenty-eight to bill for professional services.

Answer #2: It only takes one lawyer to change your light bulb... to his.

Answer #3: How many can you afford?

Answer #4: Heck, you need 250 just to apply for the research grant.

Q: How do you get a group of lawyers to smile for a picture?
A: Just say "Fees!"

Q: Why are lawyers so good at racketball?
A: Because they stoop so low.

Q: How does an attorney sleep?
A: First he lies on one side, and then on the other.

Q: What would happen if you lock a zombie in a room full of lawyers?
A: He would starve to death.

Q: What do you call a lawyer with an I.Q. of 50?
A: Senator.

Q: What do you call a lawyer gone bad?
A: "Your honor."

Q: What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a bar association convention?
A: The caterer.

Q: What does it mean when a lawyer tells his clients he has a sliding fee schedule?
A: It means that after you pay his bill, it's financially hard to get back on your feet.

Q: What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start!

Q: Why do they bury lawyers twelve feet deep?
A: Because deep down, they are really good guys.

Q: Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
A: Professional courtesy.

Q: What do you have when a lawyer is buried up to his neck in sand?
A: A shortage of sand.

Q: How do you get a lawyer out of a tree?
A: Cut the rope.

Q: Do you know how to save a drowning lawyer?

Answer #1: Take your foot off his head.

Answer #2: No? Good!

Q: What is the definition of a shame (as in "that's a shame")?
A: When a busload of lawyers goes off a cliff.

Q: What is the definition of a "crying shame"?
A: There was an empty seat.

Q: Where can you find a good lawyer?
A: In the cemetary.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee?
A: A boxing referee doesn't get paid extra for a longer fight.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a leech?
A: When you die, a leech will stop sucking your blood and drop off.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and an angry rhinoceros?
A: The lawyer charges more.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
A: You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline!

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a computer nerd?
A: Sooner or later everyone needs a lawyer.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
A: One is a scum-sucking bottom feeder, and the other is a catfish.

Q: What's the difference between a dead skunk in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?
A: There are skid marks in front of the skunk.

Q: What's the difference between a hooker and a lawyer?
A: A hooker will stop screwing you after you are dead.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a gigolo?
A: A gigolo only screws one person at a time.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a vampire?
A: A vampire only sucks blood at night.

Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a vulture?
A: A lawyer can take off his wingtips.

Q: What's the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
A: A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer

Legal Aid Attorneys. Is This Fair?
I Just Went Over To The Local Lanc (Legal Aid Of Nc) , Just To Find Out Some Info About How To Apply.Income Level, Does Household Income Count, Immigration Status.. I Was Just Finding Out Because My Daughter Mother Who Is Illegal Is Using Them, And By Their Guidelines, She Should Not Be Able To Use Them. With No Visa, And 3 People Who Work In The House And The Stepfather Earns More Than 100K A Year. She Should Not Be Able To Use Them. Funny Thing Happened Though, Her Legal Aid Attorney Walked In As I Was Leaving, I Did Not Ask About Her All I Asked About Was Guidelines. She Called My Attorney To Complain. My Attorney Told Her He Will Not Go Back Their, And Then He Called Me Telling Me To Not To Go Back. I Told My Attorney The Truth. I Just Wanted To Know The Guidelines How To Get Legal Aid And They Told Me. My Daughter Mother Legal Aid Lawyer Had No Business I Feel To Call Because All I Ask Was About Guidelines And Not About Our Case. Is Their Something I Can Say, I Did Not Mean For The Lanc Attorney To Be Walking In. I Pay State Taxes, It Is A State And Private Funded System. Is This Wrong. Anyone Know How To Blow This Whistle, Im Paying 5K For My Custody, She Get Free Ride But Not Fairly

See the link below regarding Legal Aid of North Carolina's eligibility requirements. A potential client's immigration status does not appear to be one of the requirements. Since Legal Aid of North Carolina is a non-profit corporation rather than a government agency, its own staff would be responsible for determining whether a particular client meets its eligibility requirements. In other words, I suspect that LANC, like any other law firm, is entitled to choose its own clients. It may or may not receive government grants that impose requirements regarding who it can or cannot serve. In any event, I seriously doubt that you would have standing to complain if LANC accepted a client who did not meet its requirements. Generally, enforcing the conditions of a grant is the responsibility of whatever government agency gave the grant.

You can (and should) discuss this with your attorney, but I would imagine that he will probably tell you that it would not be to your benefit to pursue the issue of whether your daughter's mother is entitled to be represented by the LANC. Your attorney's time (and your money) would probably be better spent elsewhere.

The reason the LANC attorney reacted to your presence in the office the way you described is probably because there is a rule of professional conduct that prohibits attorneys from communicating directly with adverse parties who are represented by counsel. That rule is designed to protect YOU from the LASC attorney. If you are in the LASC's office talking to LASC staff, then you are putting the LASC's attorney in the position of potentially being in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The LASC attorney did the right thing: She kicked you out of her office, and immediately contacted your attorney. That is exactly what I would do (and have done) if an opposing party suddenly showed up in my office.

Is It Legal To Kill Somebody Out Of Self Defense?
Like If Somebody Comes At You About To Kill You And There Is Nobody Around To Help What Are You Suppose To Do Sit There And Let Them? I Dont Think So.

Yes. Even in the UK, where legal defence of self-defence is notoriously distrusted by the public, it is a complete legal defence, the success of the defence results in acquittal, that it is acceptable that if you, or anyone else, is being attacked or the threat of attack is real and imminent, and you do something to defend yourself, or anyone else, which may have the unfortunate consequence that a would-be attacker is fatally injured, then you have committed no crime.

People though will try to test the law to the extreme. They will also try to find difficulty where there is none. People come unstuck when they attempt to use the legal defence of self-defence where they have exceeded its boundaries. It is acceptable to do what is necessary to end an immediate and real threat. It is not acceptable to do more than that. People have chased burglars up the street to exact revenge, and relied on self-defence, but it does not work in that scenario. A man shot a burglar in the back and relied on this defence, but again, it cannot work in that scenario either - a man who has his back to you is clearly not an immediate danger to your safety.

But a judge told a burglar, who was stabbed once in the leg by a householder, that he got exactly what he deserved. The limits of the defence, therefore, are clear.

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.