4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Help You When you really need an attorney for any excuse, you need to work closely with them so that you can win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're planning to need your help. Allow me to share four important approaches to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're gonna reveal in their mind. Privilege means whatever you say is saved in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team must know everything in advance - particularly information other side could check out and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all the information pertaining to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they should help them to win. 3. Arrive Early For All Those Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and steer clear of wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are by the due date, every time. In fact, because you might need to discuss eleventh hour details or perhaps be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any sort of crime, it's important so that you can convince the legal court which you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward increasing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and linked to the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you ought to win your case.
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Questions On Becoming A Lawyer?
Ok So I'M A Sophmore But I Want To Know What I Have To Do To Become A Lawyer?
I Don'T Know What Specific Lawyer It'S Called But I Want A High Earning Kind, Where You Get To Provide Justice For People And Scream Objection(:
I Wanted To Attend Ucla But Then I Don'T Know If It'S Possible. Please Aid Me.
I Live In Carson, Ca Near Los Angeles.
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 law classes/seminars etc. to obtain CEUs to KEEP your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!)
Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS!!! 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 in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. 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. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, 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!!
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 have too many law schools. We are 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.
>>>>>I cannot warn you about this enough!!>>>You especially have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then just 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 job availability in the field of Law..................
In 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." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.s. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
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.)
Lawyers In Dallas That Offer Free Consultation ?
Yes but it depends on what the topic is. If you want to sue someone for personal injuries or workers compensation, the attorneys take those cases are contingencies so any lawyer will talk to you for free. On other matters, some lawyers in divorce will do it but most won't because people will go to 100 lawyer who all give them advice and then the person gets 1,000 hours of free time w/ no intention of hiring anyone. If it's a small issue and you are not able to afford an attorney call your local legal aid office. They have lists of attorneys who agree to take 1-2 cases each for free every year and almost all lawyers agree to do that assuming its for someone who is unable to afford a lawyer or it's a domestic violence matter.
I Really Need Help From Someone Who Practices Family Law In Pennsylvania!?
I Want To Separate From My Husband But I Cant Even Afford A Place To Live Until I File For Child Support And Alimony. But If I Am Correct, I Don'T Think I Can File For Either Of Those Unless I Am Already Legally Living Somewhere Else Is That Right? What Do I Do?
If you are in danger or being abused go to a women's shelter. If not, make a financial plan. Get a job. You're choosing to be a single mom. You're going to have to go out and support yourself and your children. You can't rely solely on child support and alimony. This is only meant to pay part of the children's expenses. He may or may not pay his child support regularly. If you can't make more than minimum wage you may want to think about applying for section 8 housing now as the waiting list is 2 years long or more (depending on where you live).
You will need money saved up for an attorney unless you feel that you and your husband can work out all the details of the split amicably or through a mediator. If he takes you to court to fight for your kids you better have a plan in mind. Legal aid usually only helps women in domestic violence situations. You may be able to get a pro bono attorney through the state bar association, but it is most likely that you will have to represent yourself and know the laws and procedures of the court thoroughly yourself to do so.
While you're saving money to support yourself look for community resources for anything you don't think you can do for yourself. Look up criteria that judges look at when deciding custody. This is a very serious decision. Don't go about it half-way or you could lose everything that is important to you.
Also, be aware that final divorce decisions can take a year or two. (Sometimes it's just a couple of months, sometimes much longer). You won't receive any child support or alimony until that is decided upon. There will be a pre-trial hearing (assuming your husband and you don't agree). There will be a trial. I cannot stress enough that you cannot count on that money. You don't know what the amount is or whether or not it will get paid or WHEN it will be ordered. There is the possibility of losing custody of your kids. (I don't know the whole situation). If he appears to be able to offer the kids more stability the judge may award him physical custody.
The first step is to get enough money together to retain an attorney ($1500-$2000 at least), money for deposit and first month's rent, living expenses for at least a month.
Legal Advice... Small Claims? Lawyer?
Ok I Will Try To Keep This From Getting Too Long, My Husband And I Have A Farm Back Home And The House On It Was Leased Out To A Family Member. Just Found Out She Has Not Been Paying Rent. She Owes Us Over $2000 In Back Rent In The Last 12 Months Alone. We Also Had To Pay Off $1700 In Electric She Didn't Pay Before She Moved Out. We Are Still Getting The Records For 07. My Husband's Mother Was Supposed To Be Taking Care Of Everything For Us But Didn't Say Anything To Us About The Situation Because She Wanted To "Keep The Peace" Between The Renter And Us. So What Am I Looking At? Lawyer? Small Claims? What Might This Cost Me To Settle? What Are My Chances Of Making Her Pay Up? I Have Never Been Through This And Don't Have Alot Of Money To Spend On The Ordeal, As We Are Making The Payments That The Dumb B**Ch Wasn't So We Can Make The Morgage. It Was Dirt Cheap Rent To Begin With, Under The Agreement She Was Supposed To Be Maintaining The House And Yard. Neither Happened, Ever. She Used Up The Fuel Oil And Never Replaced It, And Left A Broken Window, Bathtub, And Door. I'm Ready To Go Head Huntin, I Need Some Real Advice. Thanks So Much.
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ok ma'am i hope this helps. legally you can go to small claims for this. small claims court does not require you to have an attorney so it would be cheaper. also small claims caps out at $5,000. So if you have damages over $5K then small claims isnt for you. also if you have a written agreement that she was supposed to do what you said she was supposed to do then you have a strong case and will win. hope this helps.
then all you get componsated for is everything but upkeep. unless the judge believes so i would bring that up in court as well. sounds like you have a very strong case.
Black Judge Ask White Lawyers To Leave Court Room..?
Judge Marvin Arrington Insists He'S Not A Racist; Despite Ordering White Lawyers Out Of His Courtroom On Thursday.
The Fulton County Superior Court Judge Said He Was Just Fed Up Seeing A Parade Of Young Black Defendants In His Courtroom.
&Quot;I Came Out And Saw The Defendants, About 99.9 Percent Afro-Americans, And Some Point Time I Excused Some Of The Lawyers, Most Of Them White, And Said To The Young People In Here 'What In The World Are You Doing With Your Lives,'&Quot; He Told Wsb-Tv Channel 2 Reporter Jaquitta Williams.
Arrington Said He Thought His Message Might Have More Power If It Was Delivered To A Blacks-Only Audience.
&Quot;I Didn'T Think About Racism Or Reverse Racism, I Practiced Law For 30 Years And 75 Percent Of My Partners Were White,&Quot; He Explained.
The Judge Said The Majority Of People Who Appear Before Him Accused Of Crimes Such As Murder, Rape And Robbery Are Black And He Wanted To Do Something About It, One On One.
&Quot;I Didn'T Want Them To Think I Was Talking Down To Them; Trying To Embarrass Them Or Insult Them; Be Derogatory Towards Them And I Was Just Saying 'Please Get Yourself Together,'&Quot; He Said.
Arrington Added That He May Make A Similar Speech Next Week, But This Time He'Ll Allow Everyone To Hear It.
while i will open stating for the record that i understand why he did this, and the point of view he was coming from in principal, in practice, he used the wrong execution of the right idea......
in this instance, people need to look at the forest of public perception instead of the single tree that is the judge in front of you.
as a public servant, a judge's actions, character, ethics and integrity have to be beyond reproach....we all know that it is just the mere APPEARANCE of any kind of impropriety that will set off the public, no matter what the actual circumstances were......
i offer that from experience in the court system as well as experience in the management arena, where the same holds true...no matter what you do, you can NEVER let it appear that you are showing favor or holding out anything towards a specific group of employees that the others don't get.
and this one, based on appearances, smells like sh*it from the word go.
ask yourself this....could a white judge have gotten away with this? NO
yet, if a white judge had tried this the black community would be the ones screaming first and loudest about discrimination and double standards....
yet here we see he is applying the double standard to himself and expecting people not to judge his actions based on their appearances.
no matter what the statistics are, or how well meaning his intent was, a courtroom is a public venue and the matters that go on in there are public record, so the public should not have been excluded from his comments.....which he realized as evidenced by his final comment in your last line.
appearances people.....doesn't matter what the facts are, they just can't appear to be anything less than what they are
How To I Calculate Starting Costs For My Small Business?
I'Ve Decided My Major This Week, Busniess With A Focus In Entrepreneurship. I'Ve Known For A While That I Want To Be My Own Boss, And I'Ve Decided That I Want To Open A Head Shop. It'S Something I Am Passionate About, So Please Don'T Insult Me By Assuming This Is Some Pipe Dream Fantasy.
I Have Been Reseraching Online Since, And The Information Is Confusing. Is There Like A Guide That Tells You Specifically Where You Need To Go To Get Permits, Licenses, Etc.? I Mean, How Am I Supposed To Know What Legal Matters Go With This, I'M Not A Lawyer?!?!
Also, I Want Help Calculating My Start Up Costs. Purchasing A Location, Keeping It Running, Supplies, Furniture, Decor, Inventory, Etc... Please Help!!
Contact your local small business development center,usually at a local community college, a CPA, and a business lawyer.Go to your state website,secretary of state website, and your small business administration website.These sites and contacts will give you all you need to file all of the appropriate documents for your business.Also,go to the IRS site to look over tax implications to your business.
You should also look up and bookmark your county and city websites.The info. can be a bit much,but try to learn all you can about the business you're wanting to start.