Legal services are expensive and difficult to access for many people, and some legal professionals find that their compensation can be extremely low.
One of those is Lisa Andera, a certified divorce lawyer in Los Angeles, who recently launched a new online petition site to help raise awareness about compensation for legal services.
“It’s just hard to find someone that is qualified to do what I do and not be paid a lot,” she said.
She added that she found it very hard to keep up with the cost of her work, which ranges from $1,300 to $1.5 million.
AnderAndera said she has found herself at a disadvantage when she starts her own practice, since she has to hire more lawyers to handle cases, including those that involve large sums of money.
She also has to pay for their training, but that can be prohibitively expensive for those who have already made a significant amount of money through the practice.
Aldera has been able to make ends meet through her work as a divorce lawyer through her own savings and through her parents’ retirement accounts, which she uses to cover her costs.
“The money that I’ve been able, I’ve used to buy food, clothing, things that I don’t need,” she explained.
She has also used the money to fund a number of charities.
She said that, for a couple of years, she was earning $500 to $600 per hour working at a law firm in Los Angles.
That was about $300 a day, she said, and was paid on top of her regular salary of $1 million per year.
“I’ve done a lot of good things for myself, but it’s not enough,” she told The Guardian.
“So I decided to create this site to make it more affordable.”
“People will not be able to afford to be paid the same as a professional” Lisa Alderas legal career is a good example of how compensation for lawyers is often very high.
A new website called PayTheLawyer.com aims to help people make their own personalised compensation claims, and aims to bring transparency to the profession.
The site includes links to court cases and information about how much lawyers make and what fees they receive.
“There are some very good lawyers out there, but most of the time the pay is really high,” said Alder as she began to explain the pay structure she uses.
“In the end, it’s the people who have really gone to the trouble and paid the price for me to be a lawyer that get paid the most.”
Alder said that she is particularly frustrated that the pay rate for lawyers has become so high, because of the “disparate impact” they can have on people who are in similar circumstances.
“A lot of times, they have to have the same level of education as you and the same background,” she added.
“We have these lawyers who have been working for years, who’ve been practicing for years.
They’re going to be doing a lot more than me.”
‘The law is not for everyone’ It’s not just the financial side of the profession that is affected by these high rates of pay, however.
In the UK, a law graduate earning £26,000 per year is paid a salary of just over £1,000, compared to a professional with a four-year degree of qualification.
According to the law profession website, there is “no equivalent of a doctorate” in the UK.
In an interview with the BBC, a lawyer who said he was paying lawyers to take their case was asked if the industry should be changing to allow more people to get a degree.
“If you have to pay lawyers to be able go to court and do your work, you’re not going to change the law,” he said.
“You’re just going to make people more expensive lawyers.”