El Supe: $25 to get a document notarized in Canada, that seems awfully high, I've gotten it done at a public library in the USA for a nominal fee
Hz so good: El Supe: $25 to get a document notarized in Canada, that seems awfully high, I've gotten it done at a public library in the USA for a nominal feeDon't most banks offer notarization, if you're an account holder?
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Much of the work that used to be done by humans in the legal profession is now automated, I suspect that trend will only accelerate. I'm happy I got my J.D., but I wouldn't apply to law school today seeing where things are heading.
charlesmartel11235: CSB but I'm a double major in English Literature and Computer Science and a lot of people have told me that i should go into patent law with that combo. And my cousin went to state school law school and does patent law now and he seems to do fine. Does that check out?
salvador.hardin: farking good. The cost of legal services is way too high. The courts are a public resource that we all pay for, but only the wealthy can afford to utilize them. Big Law might not be happy about it, but everyone recognizes that with the flood of attorneys pouring in to a shrinking work pool, the prices have to come down.Most of the attorneys I know would be fine with taking a significant cut in their hourly rate if they could get dependable volume and guaranteed payment. Unfortunately, for those that CAN afford legal services, a lower price is a signal of inferior skill, so an attorney that tries to drop their price is likely to find their clients going elsewhere.It is going to take a large scale institution to open up the low cost legal services market in a way that is efficient enough to be economically viable. If Walmart is willing to make a run at it, more power to them.
ZAZ: My bank will notarize a customer's document for free. Otherwise the standard fee is like a dollar.
naughtyrev: See, the next step is WalMart stepping in as legal aid for people on trial and getting a government contract to provide that service. Mark my words.
buzzcut73: Yeah, $25 for notary service is a ripoff. As others have said, the UPS store, your financial institution, or if you are a student, the student services office at your university usually will do it for a couple of bucks or for free.
TheSelphie: Hz so good: El Supe: $25 to get a document notarized in Canada, that seems awfully high, I've gotten it done at a public library in the USA for a nominal feeDon't most banks offer notarization, if you're an account holder?This. People pay for notarization? I had no idea that was a thing.
ZAZ: Here's the fee schedule for Massachusetts: MGL 262-41. Summary: the maximum a notary public can charge is $1.25, and some documents are cheaper.More generally, see: http://www.punny.org/money/maximum-notary-fees-by-state-dont-get-ripp e d-off-by-big-fat-notary-guys/.
echomike23: wal-mart got me a $2.1 million gift card./
OnlyM3: You're just not Hoping hard enoughHope harder, your oba-messiah is surely a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.
Jclark666: charlesmartel11235: CSB but I'm a double major in English Literature and Computer Science and a lot of people have told me that i should go into patent law with that combo. And my cousin went to state school law school and does patent law now and he seems to do fine. Does that check out?A technical background is a terrible handicap to being a patent attorney. (This isn't snark.) It means you'll be inclined to be better at finding possible prior art which leaves you in the position of either including that information on your clients' patent applications, or being an unethical dumbass who's eventually going to get caught deliberately leaving information off of applications.So, you're thinking, that means I'd be better as an offensive patent attorney, challenging ridiculous patents. No, understanding a technical issue generally means you think about it on an entirely different level than a potential juror who works the third shift at Wal-Mart. You actually speak a different language than them. It's even harder, because the defense will defend against your prior art with convoluted nuances that they'll deliberately float way above the jury's head. You have to explain how those nuances don't make a difference and to do so, you actually have to make them understand what those nuances are. You spend your entire rebuttal explaining the defense's case for them, and to Bob the night stocker, it sounds like you're agreeing with them.This is because you will try to win the case on the fact that you're technically correct, while the other side will win on the fact that people are fairly easy to manipulate when they don't understand something but want to look like they do. They'll agree with you because you nod and smile and make agreement seem obvious, right?
deforge: "The firm charges $99 for a simple will, $25 to notarize a document, and $19 to notarize additional documents. Prices are lower because of the volume, Koke says. "wait wut?in NY a fedex kinkos / notarizes a document for $5. when a document required to be notarized by a FI a bank i was not a customer of did it for me $5-10.
v15: 2 paths to go...CPA or tax attorney...hmmm.
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