40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby nygrrrl » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:57 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:one reason why crim law and imm law can suck; criminals and immigrants aren't always able to pay hefty legal fees.

smh

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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:00 pm

Grizz wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:
Grizz wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:one reason why crim law and imm law can suck; criminals and immigrants aren't always able to pay hefty legal fees.

That's not just one reason, that's the main reason. Or, they say they will pay, and then they don't. Also, many don't speak English.


my father USE to do crim law. This is how I got my first truck when I was 15. Someone couldn't pay their bills and they left a beat up 88' ford ranger in his office parking lot as payment. True Story. I hated driving that POS.

Not surprised. One of the attys I worked for got paid with an 80s E Class Mercedes convertible. Between doing work I'd take it to get fixed.


Classic....I was the only 15 year old rolling to school with a CB radio...like a boss.

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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:08 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:one reason why crim law and imm law can suck; criminals and immigrants aren't always able to pay hefty legal fees.

smh

As someone who worked for a couple criminal defense small firms, it's entirely legitimate. So many people have problems, but not all of them can pay, and you don't work for free. So much of small form work is just ensuring that the clients you do have pay up.

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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby Veyron » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Grizz wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:one reason why crim law and imm law can suck; criminals and immigrants aren't always able to pay hefty legal fees.

smh

As someone who worked for a couple criminal defense small firms, it's entirely legitimate. So many people have problems, but not all of them can pay, and you don't work for free. So much of small form work is just ensuring that the clients you do have pay up.


Get dat money in advance bro.

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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:27 pm

Veyron wrote:
Grizz wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:one reason why crim law and imm law can suck; criminals and immigrants aren't always able to pay hefty legal fees.

smh

As someone who worked for a couple criminal defense small firms, it's entirely legitimate. So many people have problems, but not all of them can pay, and you don't work for free. So much of small form work is just ensuring that the clients you do have pay up.


Get dat money in advance bro.

When you can. Barely anyone has $75k for a murder retainer up front. We would use the mortgage on their home as collateral.

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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:08 pm

Grizz wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:one reason why crim law and imm law can suck; criminals and immigrants aren't always able to pay hefty legal fees.

smh

As someone who worked for a couple criminal defense small firms, it's entirely legitimate. So many people have problems, but not all of them can pay, and you don't work for free. So much of small form work is just ensuring that the clients you do have pay up.


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Re: 40+years old with an anticipated 3.90/165-168 LSAT

Postby Veyron » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:50 pm

When you can. Barely anyone has $75k for a murder retainer up front. We would use the mortgage on their home as collateral.


How do you do this? I assume that most of these people don't have a great deal of equity.




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