What kind of jobs pay well that involve helping troubled people? or just helping people in general?
I have heard that the attorneys with the worst hours are any sort of litigator, and corporate, M&A attorneys.
I have heard that Real Estate attorneys can more or less work 8/9 - 5.
Any insight? Thanks.
I have a friend who wants to be a lawyer someday but she's having second thoughts about it. She always feel dsicouraged whenever somebody says a negative remark of this job. They say that this job will only make you an expert liar. When you have a client ang admitted that his a murderer, as a lawyer you should do all you can to prove that your client is innocent though he/she is not and that's lying.
So basically, I really wish to be an attorney, but I want to make sure I have the right personality for the job. I know I can do it intelligence- and education-wise, but I want to be sure that I have the right demeanor for it. So what are some personality traits that a successful lawyer needs to have? Just throw some ideas out there, thanks!
PS: Please no rude answers (they need to be a greedy snake, etc.). Thank you!
I will be taking the patent bar in May (and hopefully passing it) and I would like to get an early start on my job search. I currently handle litigation work for a boutique maritime firm in lower Manhattan. I have a degree in microbiology and worked for Merck for two years after I graduated from undergrad. I'm looking in the New York area (NYC or Long Island). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm in the "no job without experience / no experience without a job" paradox that just won't seem to quit. All I've ever wanted to do is be a trial lawyer in Dallas, Texas. Now that I've jumped through all of the requisite "hoops," the market has all but dried up. There seems to be plenty of work in the IP or Finance fields, but these practice areas are not my cup of tea. I simply want to be a civil litigator. Am I grasping at straws here? Do I really have to succumb to the Yuppie Nuremberg defense of "I took this job because I have a mortgage?" I guess what I'm asking is - am I right to have lost my faith?
I understand that Westboro is one messed up church that needs to disappear, and the acts they do are disgusting. I also understand that they protest gays death and such saying that they deserve it- again disgusting church. But what I don't get is why they protests soldiers deaths and superstars like that hard rock singer and Steve Jobs. Im pretty sure Steve Jobs isn't gay and hasn't done anything "against God" so why are they protesting his funeral and others alike when they are not gay or anything.
I want to know now so I can be prepared. I want to be a litigator but first i'll have to be a paralegal. What will I be studying in college for this position? Thank you :) Please only answer if you know a lot about this subject.
"I have a interest in IP law and I have studied the options in length.
Litigation - stressful, high pressure, big dollar, company on the line, million dollar legal fees. It requires less technical expertise, but it's more demanding in terms of stress, dedication and time. Prosecution is more 9-5 in an office, advising clients and etc. It requires more specialized knowledge, but it comes with less stress, predictable hours, and whatnot."
I have heard this same message more or less from all the sources comparing Patent Prosecution to Patent Litigation and it seems to me that I might not be up to the job for Patent Litigation. Therefore I want to try Prosecution first just to test the ground. Can I work as a patent prosecutor and then switch to a patent litigator?
I heard from various individuals that law school is not even worth it. Once you get into law school, an incredible amount of debt gets racked up, thus decreasing your ACTUAL salary once starting the profession. Also I have heard that once you actually graduate from law school and become a certified lawyer/attorney, it is incredibly hard to find a job at a law firm as law firms are really doing YOU a favor by hiring you. Is this true? I have also heard that once you start working for a law firm, you only make about $30-40k a year, with huge amounts of debt piled on.
I really enjoy law & find it incredibly interesting but these shortcomings of being a(n) lawyer/attorney makes me want to look elsewhere for a career.
I need to know are these sayings true or not? (Please answer in complex detail):
1) Are law firms really doing YOU a favor by hiring you and is finding a job difficult?
2) Is the starting salary for a(n) lawyer/attorney $30-$40k and if so, how long does it take to finally start earning six figures after continuing the profession?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
I've been reading a lot of negative experiences from paralegals out there while researching on this career. Mainly, the complaints are stress, overwork, anal bosses, employment competition. To paralegals, did you get a undergrad degree, an associate degree or a certificate? How is the job market out there and how do you like your job? What is a day like of a paralegal? Any personal experience info would be appreciated. Thanks.
I know you can get into law school regardless of what your major is in college, but what do you think is the best way to become a Criminal Defense Attorney is? If there are any out there, can you please explain to me how you did it. Also, what are some skills you must have to do this job? Thanks.
Im soon going to college. i would love to be a criminal prosecutor. thats a dream job. im smart. i was just wondering what all it takes to be one. how many years of college, what all i need to do. once im done college, is it hard to get the job? (pennsylvania) also how much roughly do they make. im not picking this job because of the money, im just curious. thanks in advance.
I have been laid off from a job I had for 20 plus years. I would like to do something different. According to what I read, the need for paralegals will be be growing, so I am considering getting a certificate for this. I already have a 4 year degree (in journalism).I'm very detail oriented & like to read and do research. What do paralegals think about their job? Good idea or bad to look into this?
Brought to another state for a job transfer with company, assured job security, didn't get insurance for medical until 8 months after job, forced to go off medicine because of it, then let laid off far away from home because owner felt disabilities were an issue and would not have been if given medical in time. Owner knew of disabilities when hired. Would like to go home to wash. but not much money in unemployment. Should we have to pay for our way back to wash. what he did to us was that legal.
I just want to know about your experiences and how you like(d) it.
How hard was it to get your job?
I'm a partner at a law firm and have been practicing corporate law for ten years.
I have what appears to be a prima facia wrongful termination claim, encompassing ethical harassment and within the next 29 days result in a retaliatory discharge, possibly even manifested as a constructive discharge?
When I called a reputible attorney and wasn't quite as articulate as I was in the sentence above, citing the reason I was being terminated as 'politics'. My heart sunk as his comments were "Oh...geez. I am really busy, but here are some numbers of people who might be able to help you."
Following that I consulted with a friend's mom who works at a legal firm and gave me a reference to the law offices of a high profile attorney who would be perfect for this claim. My worry, is not being able to SELL the case to her considering I am not an executive. Hence my question:
Do I have to SELL my wrongful termination claim to prospective attorneys just to get them interested?
Can anyone recommend an experienced severance negotiator/litigator in the Los Angeles area?
On the contrary, I have ample evidence conviniently supplied by my superior himself. As a matter of fact I am about to conclude Alan Sklover's book Fired, Downsized or Laid Off. Were it not that he were in New York, he would be the first person I would consult. Furthermore with the insights he provides in his book a $750 initial consultation seems quite reasonable to me.
When I think of a lawyer, I think of a man in a suit arguing a case in a court. Is that the only thing a lawyer does? Can a lawyer be paid only to write or research? Or become part of a team that argues a case in court? What kinds of things do lawyers do?
I was thinking about being a lawyer and I know that it is good if they have an INTJ personality, but what other characteristics do they need? Is it good if they are curious?