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Some lawyers are happier than others, right?

What kinds of lawyers are happiest? Personality types, practice areas, employer types -- or any other relevant factors. Anecdotal evidence welcome, although certainly non-anecdotal information would be great, too. [more inside]
posted by J. Wilson on Jul 18, 2013 - 31 answers

What is like being a lawyer, but not?

I am a senior transactional associate at a big regional law firm in a secondary market. I am probably not going to make partner at my firm, I am really sick of caring about typos, and I'm burned out. What can I do with my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Twelve Angry Jurors (and four alternates)

Tell me all the secrets of voir dire. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Nov 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Myths about lawyers

What are some common myths about the lawyer-client relationship? What common expectations from clients are unethical if the lawyer were to perform them? For example, loaning money to a client against a future settlement.
posted by Ardiril on Aug 28, 2012 - 27 answers

How can I find good a lawyer if I've never used one before?

How can I find a good lawyer if I've never used one before? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case on Aug 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Wild paper chase? No, that sucks

Help me pick an amusing name for the not-so-amusing tendency of older lawyers to send their researchers on wide goose chases for half-remembered cases. [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Apr 30, 2012 - 22 answers

You are not my lawyer -- and maybe he shouldn't be either.

Legal ethics filter: I work in the computer lab at a public library in the midwest. A patron comes in semi-regularly and shows me his Florida State Bar ID as proof of identity. He is almost always doing work with legal documents, and often has clients with him. The Florida State Bar says that he has been a member for about six months, but he's ineligible to practice law in the state of Florida. Am I under any obligation to contact the Florida State Bar (or some other regulatory association), since I'm not in Florida?
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 29 answers

What is he constantly writing about?

What do judges do during trials aside from deciding on objections and keeping order in the court? I've been engrossed with the Conrad Murray trial and I've noticed the judge is almost always writing on a legal pad. What's he writing?
posted by allseeingabstract on Oct 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Bait 'n Switch

I either need to drop it or get a lawyer. Tell me which one. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Aug 24, 2011 - 32 answers

How to pick a good lawyer?

A friend of mine is lawyering up for the first time after a motorbike accident and has some questions about the whole affair - he's in Canberra, in Australia. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on May 4, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I select an attorney?

How do I select an attorney? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Opposing counsel in love onscreen?

American movies/TV shows where opposing counsel are involved in a romantic relationship? Possible spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by loulou718 on Feb 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Where there is a Will there is a way.

How can I find a copy of an executed will from the 1960's? Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Dec 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for trial scenes...

Looking for plays with courtroom/trial scenes. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jun 10, 2008 - 24 answers

Name our attorneys' golf team!

Asking for a friend: If you were the captain of a golf team full of lawyers, what would you name your team?
posted by estherbester on Jun 1, 2008 - 52 answers

How likely am I to be disbarred here?

I'm an attorney, admitted to the New York Bar in February, 2007. I've recently discovered that I did not complete the required number of CLE credits in my first year. How to I best rectify the error and what consequences can I expect to befall me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Legal advice for screwed beneficiary

Estate disbursement question -- screwed? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Mar 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Bar Application: Disclosure of High School Incident?

I am applying to take a state bar exam. The application asks "Have you ever been reprimanded, sanctioned, disciplined or suspended or expelled from a college, university, or law school?" I was kicked out of a summer "pre-college" program at a major university while I was in high school. Does this need to be disclosed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2008 - 21 answers

If I were a lawyer, I would do...what, exactly?

What exactly would one do as a lawyer with a background in international law (specifically human rights, refugees issues, things of that nature)? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Jan 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Looking for First Hand Info

Applied to law school, looking to do work in human rights or civil liberties - but my info base is low. Just need more first hand information. Would love to hear about attorneys who love what they do - or if you know an lawyer who loves what they do. What kind of law? What does their/your work entail? Or sites that can give me further information. Thank you!!
posted by paris2000 on Jan 3, 2008 - 20 answers

Kramer v Kramer. Fo realz.

[Child of Divorce Filter]. I have discovered I have the ability to view a 400+ page set of documents that are the sum of my parents' bitter legal divorce. On one hand, I hope it may shed some insight for me on people I never really knew. On the other hand, I fear doing this may cause a lot more emotional baggage than it will be worth. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2007 - 39 answers

How do lawyers work in a newly created nation?

How do lawyers work in newly formed (or reformed) countries with new political systems, like Eastern Europe after the USSR, or Iraq or Timor-Leste today? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Mar 7, 2007 - 4 answers

How much does a defense lawyer know?

If a person is accused of a crime, and committed said crime but is confident that there is little or no evidence and plans to plead not guilty, do they tell their counsel that they did it? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Peace Love and Unity on Sep 15, 2006 - 27 answers

How to get my title insurance money back?

Help me write a threatening letter to my former lawyer. [more inside]
posted by sholdens12 on Sep 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Mediated divorce advice?

What exactly is the job of a divorce mediator? Do I have unreasonable expectations? Or does our mediator just suck? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on May 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Selecting a Probate attorney

I need advice on how to select a competent, reasonably-priced estate attorney knowledgeable in Maryland probate law. Ancillary question: how important is it that he or she be a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Apr 11, 2005 - 1 answer

Small corporate law firms in NYC?

New York MeFites -- do you know (or are you) a lawyer in a small firm, interested in taking on business clients who need modest quantities of good, sophisticated corporate and finance counseling, and who are happy to pay NYC rates for it?

I regularly receive requests for referals to such lawyers but can't satisfy them from my network of big firm lawyers who are bound to firm policies which set $50k to $100k per-matter minimums.
posted by MattD on Jan 7, 2005 - 4 answers

Changing Jurisdictions

for the lawyers:

i'm three years from admission on motion in NY (which bar membership has been recommended to me by several folks for various reasons). i may or may not be moving back to WashDC in two years (reciprocity with DC and admisson on motion to VA are not at issue). should i sit for the NY bar or wait out the reciprocity?

what advice for/experiences with changing jurisdictions do/have y'all had?
posted by crush-onastick on Jul 16, 2004 - 2 answers

Spam Fax Fixers

I remember reading somewhere about a law firm that will pay $25 for each instance in which it successfully sues a company sending out spam faxes. I recall that they needed a minimum of 10 spam faxes and it was completely free of charge. Does this ring any bells?
posted by sharksandwich on Mar 30, 2004 - 2 answers

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