Be Kind To Lawyers Day 2021 is on Thursday, April 8, 2021: Lawyers!?!?
Thursday, April 8, 2021 is Be Kind To Lawyers Day 2021. International Be Kind to Lawyers Day « Above the Law: A Legal Web ... Be Kind to Lawyers Day.
A day to be nice to attorneys and attempt to inject some law-based fun into your daily life (for instance, attempt DIY with a Gavel, as opposed to a hammer). Be Kind To Lawyers Day urges you to-- yes, you presumed it-- be kind to your attorney. Vineyard and eat them, sound them up and inform them the amount of you appreciate their hard work, and shower them with lawyer-themed gifts!
I am a trial lawyer. Most days I get to work at about 9 am and leave between 6 pm and 8 pm. I start the day by checking phone messages, emails and mail and see if I need to respond to any of those immediately. Then I cover my hearings and depositions, etc. for the day, look at reports or projects I have to do for upcoming meetings, mediations, etc. I like my job but it is stressful and I get paid to worry about my client's problems so they don't have to. Solving their problems is rewarding but the "business end" of the practice - managing staff, juggling lots of projects at once with staff who tend to chat and be lazy when I am not around, and billing, and having to supervise other attorneys and make sure that assignments I gave to others actually got done isn't something I really like. If I had it to do again, I would rather be a trauma surgeon or an anesthesiologist b/c they really make such a difference in people's lives (more than moving paper). While I love my trials, that is a small part of my actual trial practice and like one of the other attys said, most of my time is spent analzying and summarizing information and giving adjusters advice on what I think we should do with a case and how much it's worth.
Questions for Imiigration Lawyer!?
What kind of information are you hoping to gain from a lawyer?
Lawyers have no more ability to get answers from local consulates, NVC or the USCIS than you or I. Senators are no use either.
Price range depends on your case, there is no set fee. It depends what you are asking but you can safely assume the cost to be $2000 +
It really depends what kind of lawyer, and who you work for.
I think the average across all US lawyers is around $70,000 per year.
Government attorneys, however, only make around $40,000 to 80,000 on average.
Attorneys at private firms generally make more.
At the top 150 to 200 American firms (biggest / most famous), lawyers generally make $150,000 to over $1,000,000 per year. The starting salaries at these big firms for new lawyers is $160,000. And then it goes up with each year that you work, until around $300,000-400,000 by your 10th year. And every few years, the whole salary scale is raised too (because firms are competing with each other to hire good attorneys).
And at these big firms, after you are promoted to partner (if you are--not everyone gets promoted), then you can make $500,000, or a million or more.