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3 hours ago 226 NOTRE DAME JOURNAL OF LAW, ETHICS & PUBLIC POLICY [Vol. 14 sion when attorney Gerstle, an old friend, stopped by chambers to ask if the judge would like to "'go out and have a beer."'15 Judge Russell told Gerstle that she was within a few sentences of

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5 hours ago Yes, in some low level judge positions, such as a Justice Court Judge (called a Justice of the Peace in many jurisdictions) or Municipal Court Judge, you are still allowed to serve as a judge and practice law. 149 views View upvotes Answer requested by Quora User Keith Lemons , Texas Trial Lawyer trying MedMal to Murder Cases for 40 yrs

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5 hours ago In Texas Judges are just lawyers who won an election. Before they were elected, they practiced with or against, drank with, went to law school with, dated, and golfed with some of the same attorneys that are appearing before them now. It sucks as an attorney to walk into a court room and have the Judge call opposing counsel by their first name.

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Just Now In 14 of the remaining 22 states, a defendant who receives a jail sentence from a non-lawyer judge has the right to seek a new trial before a lawyer-judge. But Montana and seven other states

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8 hours ago It can be both. Lawyers who have good working relationship and respect of the DA and/or Judge goes a long way to getting a favorable resolution. If a lawyer has that kind of relationship it is certainly a selling point.

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6 hours ago Requesting Attorney’s Fees and Costs in Domestic Relations Cases. In most domestic relations cases, either one or both parties request their attorney’s fees and costs are paid by the other party, and in these uncertain economic times, this trend is even more prevalent. In general terms though, there are only a few circumstances where a

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1 hours ago Is it possible to be a judge and lawyer simultaneously? Yes. lawyers, though this is not always true (for instance in certain magistrate courts). However, a judge who is a lawyer will not have a

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3 hours ago Judges play a critical role in the complex legal system, with responsibilities that include overseeing judicial proceedings, interpreting the law and determining guilt or innocence. While many judges begin their legal careers as lawyers, holding a law degree is not always a requirement for serving as a judge.

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3 hours ago Moreover, a lawyer cannot use information learned during the course of the attorney-client relationship to apply pressure on a client for payment. Exceptions to this rule apply in attorney fee litigation and malpractice disputes, as the attorney can reveal information as necessary to defend himself or his fee.

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5 hours ago If a statute, contract, or other authority provides for an award of attorney fees to the winning party, a verdict in your favor is not the final obstacle between you, your client, and collection. After the verdict or judgment is entered, you must then move to request your fees in accordance with Federal Rule 54 (d) (2), and any applicable local

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4 hours ago Probate and Family Court judges presiding over divorce cases can also rely on G.L. c. 208, s. 38, which provides:. In any proceeding under this chapter, whether original or subsidiary, the court may, in its discretion, award costs and expenses, or either, to either party, whether or not the marital relation has terminated.

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1. Under what lawyers commonly call the \"American Rule\", the parties in a civil lawsuit are responsible for their own attorney's fees, unless a statute says that the prevailing party is to be awarded -- or is eligible to be awarded -- its attorney's fees from the other side. Depending on the amount of money involved in a civil case and the complexity of the issues involved, attorney's fees can eat up a substantial percentage of any judgment you obtain in a successful lawsuit.

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8 hours ago Attorney Consultation Fee. In some law firms, the initial consultation for legal advice is free. You won't find a fixed average rate, but you may see discounted attorney consultation fees of $50 to $100 for the first hour. In most cases, you'll need to pay a legal consultation fee before they give you personal advice since every case has so many variables.

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2 hours ago The law gives people in divorce, legal separation or annulment cases the right to ask the judge to order one side to pay the other side’s lawyer’s fees (attorney’s fees) and costs. The purpose of an order for lawyer’s fees is not to punish one side or reward the other, but to even the playing field so both sides can have access to a lawyer.

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9 hours ago A judge sentences Michael to six months in jail and three years of probation for a felony drug offense. He is ordered to pay a base fine of $1,000 and additional fees of $2,000, for a total of $3,000 as a condition of his probation. Michael works for minimum wage. He is unable to pay the full fine and fees at the time of his sentencing.

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1 hours ago b. When these general ideas are applied, a judge cannot fit a case to suit a rule; he must fit (or find) a rule to suit the unique case at hand. c. The judge must also supply legitimate reasons for his decisions. C. So, How was the Law Created . The law considered in this text are "man made" law. This law can (and

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Just Now In New York, applying for a clerkship with a judge is a recommended step. Working at a clerkship at the local or state level, puts an attorney in constant contact with the daily duties that a judge has to perform. These tasks may include assisting judges in the drafting of opinions, as well as research.

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9 hours ago Top 5 available lawyer for your judge & case type. 100% free referral. No strings attached. Optimized selection for your budget. Average impact of the lawyer's relationship with the judge. 33%. Percentage of lawyers who regularly try cases in court. $0.00. Price for us to refer you to a top-winning lawyer. 0.1%.

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2 hours ago The cost of your lawyer will be based on the reason why you need a lawyer (type of law practiced), the level of experience your lawyer has, your geographic location, and more. The average cost for most people who need a lawyer for regular cases will be $200–$400 per hour. Get free estimates from lawyers near you.

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1 hours ago Many states require divorcing spouses to attempt mediation—either before the judge will accept the case or before the case goes to trial, depending on state law. Court-ordered mediation is usually free or low-cost. The court will appoint a mediator for you and schedule the mediation hearings to work with both spouses' schedules.

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Just Now A lawyer should strive to attain the highest level of skill, to improve the law and the legal profession, and to exemplify the legal profession's ideals of public service. A lawyer's responsibilities as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen are usually harmonious.

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8 hours ago Answer (1 of 27): I can only speak from my personal perspective I'm sure other people would see it differently. A lawyer is capable of earning several times more than any judge. A lawyer of certain standing, ie the ones capable of being considered for …

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2 hours ago When you have an attorney that charges $5,000 for a matter and another that charges $1,000 for a matter, the guy that’s charging $1,000 cannot possibly put the preparation and analysis time in and the legal research to properly represent somebody. It just can’t happen. A defendant is almost always upset. They know there may be penalties, or

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6 hours ago Family Law focuses on finding solutions to issues relating to often complex legal relationships. These include marriage and parenthood among others. For this reason, family law practice can involve work with varying groups from children to the elderly and any others in between.

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4 hours ago However, judges interpret constitutional and statutory law, making case law a powerful source of law. A judge can interpret a constitution in a way that adds or creates exceptions to its protections. A judge can also interpret a statute in a way that makes it unconstitutional and unenforceable. This is called the power of judicial review

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7 hours ago Considering the average hourly rate for a lawyer in America ranges between $100-$300, many people can’t afford to hire an attorney. There is relief available, however, in the form of legal aid

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2 hours ago In short, if you don't have the time to self-educate, and if you can't find enough free legal advice to help you have your day in court, …

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1 hours ago (2.) A non-lawyer scholar or judge can get a minimal competence in a new area of law through independent study. Some lawyers on Minnesota's Iron Range referred a husband and wife to me for the purpose of filing bankruptcy. However, the lawyers asked me to review the facts regarding legal malpractice law.

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3 hours ago Page 6 Law for Business & Personal Use Adamson-Mietus, 2000 Pages 98-109 revocation removal of an offer before acceptance Modification or revocation is not effective until it is communicated to the offeree or received at the offeree’s mailing address. B. TIME STATED IN THE OFFER When making the offer, the offeror may state how and when the offer must be …

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6 hours ago Here’s a look at lawyer hourly rates by state and practice area, according to the 2019 report: The average hourly billing rate across the country was $253 per hour. The highest average hourly billing rate by state was $346 per hour in New York. The lowest average hourly billing rate by state was $158 per hour in West Virginia.

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5 hours ago Douglas M. Long, of Upper Deerfield Township, pleaded guilty April 21 to evading more than $250,000 in taxes. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 11. Long had been managing partner of …

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Just Now Sometimes the lawyer confers with the other side and reaches a low-ball stipulation about a reasonable fee. Or the lawyer takes the witness stand (one of the very few occasions when an advocate is allowed to testify per Rule 3.7 of the Rules of Professional Conduct) and offers some general testimony in vague terms about a ballpark figure.

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7 hours ago There is a strong incentive for the employer to pay that sum, including the attorney fees incurred by the employee's lawyer, once the employer counsel concludes that the case has merit. Failing to settle the case early can result in the employer paying 5 to 10 times the amount it would have paid in an early settlement.

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6 hours ago Attorney's fee is a chiefly United States term for compensation for legal services performed by an attorney (lawyer or law firm) for a client, in or out of court.It may be an hourly, flat-rate or contingent fee. Recent studies suggest that when lawyers charge a flat-fee rather than billing by the hour, they work less hard on behalf of clients and clients get worse outcomes.

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9 hours ago Hence, judges have been upholding, declaring and making law. Therefore “Although judges have traditionally seen themselves as declaring or finding rather than creating law, and frequently state that making law is the prerogative of Parliament, there are several areas in which they clearly do make law” the statement holds true in almost

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3 hours ago Five Ways to Keep Disputes Out of Court. There are few things managers dread more than litigation. Even petty cases have a way of damaging relationships, tarnishing reputations, and …

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8 hours ago If your expenses are so high that you have very little net income, this can be a factor in denying attorney fees to your spouse. Please note that this article is meant for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Reading this article does not create an attorney-client relationship with Levine Family Law Group.

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1 hours ago a. the common law of contracts governs because this is a mixed contract (one for services and goods). b. the common law of contracts governs because the predominant factor of the contract is for the sale of services and not goods. c. the Uniform Commercial Code governs because a sale of goods is involved.

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1. Offering client-centeredlegal services often starts with your pricing and fees and rethinking the traditional hourly-billing model. When it comes to law firm pricing, you’ve got more room to test and try things out now than ever before, and plenty of attorneys are seeing success with alternative models. There are a variety of pricing models that will align your fees and income with the goals of your clients and all of them are built around encouraging your firm to be both effective and efficient in delivering value to your clients. At the same time, your law firm’s pricing & fees won’t live in a vacuum and must fit into your firm’s overall finance and profitabilitystrategy and with competitive solutions in your marketplace. Setting your pricing requires that you understand the valueof your work. Value will mean different things to different clients. One client will find emotional value in the relief you can give them in a matter, while another will get financial value through a cont...

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5 hours ago Consumer Pamphlet: Attorney’s Fees. Lawyers base their fees on different facts, including the difficulty of a particular legal task, the amount of time involved, the experience and skill of the lawyer in the particular area of law and the lawyer’s cost of doing business. The cost of doing business, referred to as overhead, usually includes

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2 hours ago See if a local law school has a clinic program that offers free legal services. Many law schools run legal clinics in order to give the law students experience. Clinics can take general civil or criminal matters, or they can be geared toward one type of legal case, such as a foreclosure relief clinic or a domestic violence clinic.

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6 hours ago The discipline is now well established, with eight associations, including the American, Canadian, and European law and economics associations, and several journals. 1 Law and economics articles also appear regularly in the major economics journals, and the approach is common in law review articles. Most law schools have faculty trained in economics, and most offer law

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8 hours ago v. an attorney's movement from the counsel table to the front of the bench (the large desk at which the judge sits) in order to speak to the judge off the record and/or out of earshot of the jury. Since the bench area is the sacred territory of the judge

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7 hours ago Divorce is the final, legal ending of a marriage by court order. If you have a divorce case in court, you may hear lawyers and court staff call it a matrimonial action. The person who starts the divorce is called the plaintiff, and the other spouse is called the defendant.

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Can a judge order one side to pay a lawyers fees?

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