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Career Advice? Accounting? Law Enforcement?
I Am A Junior Accounting Major With A Minor In Criminal Justice. I Am Planning On Getting My Masters Degree In Accounting And Getting A Cpa Licence.
I Don'T Really Have A Grasp On What I Would Like To Do Once I Get My Masters And Cpa.
On One Hand, I Want To Have A Job In Some Kind Of Law Enforcement, However The I Feel Like The Salary Wont Be Comparable To What I Could Make With An Accounting Job Once I Have Climbed The Ladder In A Corporate Role. Will Becoming A Higher Rank In As A Police Officer Be Easier With A Masters In Accounting?
So I Guess What I Am Trying To Ask Is Whether Or Not The Salary Differential Should Be The Reason As To Why I Choose To Go With An Accounting Job And Climb The Ropes To Hopefully Be A Senior Accountant Or A Cfo Or Something Along Those Lines Or Go Into Law Enforcement And Climb The Ranks There.??
The FBI hires CPAs to do organized crime and white collar crime investigations. If you want to do law enforcement, that'd be a good way to go, assuming you can meet their criteria for physical and character fitness.
Truthfully, the best way to go as far as pay goes is to go into public accounting and stay in long enough to make partner. In industry, the highest you will go without having someone die while you work there is controller, and those guys usually don't get paid over $70k. The only way to make CFO is if the CFO who's there while you're Controller retires or moves to another company. It's incredibly boring work and you have to contend with a lot more office politics than in public accounting. Last, every CEO in the country will view you as an expense, not an asset, and won't give a crap about you or your work. So far as they're concerned, the only reason they have accountants is because SOX requires them to, and that's usually how they treat you. Where I used to work, they laid off half our accounting department (starting with the old ones) and required us to start working weekends with no bonus or raise so they could hire more sales people and open a call center. Personally, I'd rather mop floors than be back in industry.
A lot of people go the Big-4 route, but for work/life balance and all that, you're better off going with a medium-sized local or regional firm. Big-4, you're pretty much guaranteed to burn out in two years and get stuck doing really specialized stuff you can't take anywhere else. It might sound interesting to work on tax provisions for a Dutch subsidiary until you do it for six months straight and find out no one outside of Deloitte or KPMG needs to know how to do that or wants to pay for you to do it. You could lateral over into industry, but again, that is entirely over-rated.
What Can You Do With A Law Degree Becoming An Attorney?
I'M Wrapping Up My Masters In Economics Soon And I'M Trying To Figure Out What To Do Afterwards. I'M Into Public Policy, Fiscal Analysis, Economic Development, And International Trade/Finance. I'Ve Heard That Econ Has A Pretty Strong Draw Towards Law School, But I Have Little Interest In Becoming A Trial Attorney. What Other Occupations/Fields/Career Paths Can Be Opened Up With Obtaining A Law Degree?
Actually, most attorneys rarely, if ever, go to "trial." Even those attorneys involved in litigation rarely go. The only "trial" attorneys, anymore, are those specializing in criminal law (DAs, ADAs, AUSAs, defense attorneys) and those doing some types of personal injury work.
Almost everyone else is a "transactional" attorney of some sort. They're filing papers with the SEC for a stock deal (ore reviewing the papers for the SEC). They're filing papers with the FTC/DOJ for a merger (or reviewing the papers for the FTC/DOJ). They're doing contract deals--business, real estate, trade. Even litigation attorneys are rarely in court as most cases settle--it's actually too costly to go to "trial."
And there are a plethora of attorneys doing exactly what you have an interest in. You can work as counsel to a Senate/House committee. *Every single* federal agency has attorneys working for it and most are evaluating the policy from a legal standpoint (does it conform to what Congress has mandated, are our rulemaking procedures correct, etc.). Work for the DOJs tax division. Work for the World Bank or IMF. Work for USAID. Work for the State Department.
You can do the areas you've indicated an interest in either from a private firm perspective or a governmental agency perspective. Both will provide several opportunities. After some time spent in either of these, you can go in-house counsel at a corporation doing the kind of work you find interesting.
Here's the one piece of advice I will give you: don't go to law school unless you *know* you want to practice law. This is an unfortunate situation: how will you know you want to practice law unless you go to law school? Can't help you with that one. I just knew.
Here's why I give that advice: law schools are expensive and becoming increasingly so (and those that are affordable are likely to be less well-regarded--although this is not always the case). By the time you graduate, pretty much the only profession that can help you pay back your loans in a timely manner is the legal profession. It used to be that a law degree was helpful for any profession that you chose to go into. While that's still the case, not just "any profession" will give you the salary you need to pay back your loans.
Woohoo for you if you can pay for school without going into debt, however, and what I just said becomes null: you will benefit in almost ANY profession from having a law degree. Doing well in law school shows a commitment to a goal, a degree of perfection, and intelligence. It will be a benefit to you in whatever job you take.
What Is The Purpose Of Family Court?
What Do The Lawyers Attended To Gain At Family Court
Idealistically - They're there to protect the rights and interests of all parties involved.
Realistically - Some (emphasis on some) are there to prolong and complicate matters in order to ensure a larger fee for their services.
Family court is highly favorable than any other option that would allow for one person to decide the fates of others by only hearing each party speak. One party with interests may be vastly more knowledgeable than the other in terms of law or just have a larger voice/personality which puts the other(s) at a great disadvantage.
When "experts" on the law are introduced in order to represent all parties with interests then it's considered a much less biased and equal form of representation and ultimately it's up to the judge to interpret the law in the context of what was represented by each party involved.
You'd be surprised how un-"black and white" the law can be.
How Was Nelson Mandela'S Involvement In The Banning Of The Apartheid?
As a young student, Mandela became involved in political opposition to the white minority government's denial of political, social and economic rights to South Africa's black majority. Joining the African National Congress in 1942, he founded its more dynamic Youth League two years later together with Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo and others.
After the 1948 election victory of the Afrikaner-dominated National Party with its apartheid policy of racial segregation, Mandela was prominent in the ANC's 1952 Defiance Campaign and the 1955 Congress of the People, whose adoption of the Freedom Charter provided the fundamental program of the anti-apartheid cause. During this time Mandela and fellow lawyer Oliver Tambo operated the law firm of Mandela and Tambo, providing free or low-cost legal counsel to many blacks who would have been otherwise entirely without legal representation.
Initially committed to non-violent mass struggle he and 150 others were arrested on 5 December 1956 and charged with treason. The marathon Treason Trial of 1956-1961 followed, and all were acquitted. Mandela and his colleagues accepted the case for armed action after the shooting of unarmed protesters at Sharpeville in March 1960 and the subsequent banning of the ANC and other anti-apartheid groups.
In 1961 he became the commander of the ANC's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe ("Spear of the Nation", or MK), which he co-founded. He coordinated a sabotage campaign against military, government and civilian targets and made plans for possible guerrilla war if sabotage failed to end apartheid. He also fundraised for MK abroad, and arranged for paramilitary training, visiting various African governments.
On August 5, 1962 he was arrested after the CIA tipped off the police, after living on the run for seventeen months and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort. Three days later the charges of leading workers to strike in 1961 and leaving the county illegally were read to him during a court appearance. On October 25, 1962, Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison. Two years later on June 11, 1964 a verdict had been reached concerning his previous engagement in the African National Congress.
While Mandela was in prison, police arrested prominent ANC leaders on 11 July 1963 at Liliesleaf Farm, Rivonia. Mandela was brought in, and at the Rivonia Trial, Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoaled, Walter Mkwayi (escaped during trial), Arthur Goldreich (escaped from prison before trial), Dennis Goldberg and Lionel "Rusty" Bernstein were charged with sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason (but which were easier for the government to prove). Joel Joffe, Arthur Chaskalson and George Bizos were part of the defence team that represented the accused. All except Rusty Bernstein were found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 12 June, 1964. Charges included involvement in planning armed action, in particular sabotage (which Mandela admits to) and a conspiracy to help other countries invade South Africa (which Mandela denies). Over the course of the next twenty-six years, Mandela became increasingly associated with opposition to apartheid to the point where the slogan "Free Nelson Mandela" became the rallying cry for all anti-apartheid campaigners around the world.
While in prison, Mandela was able to send a statement to the ANC who in turn published it on 10 June, 1980 which said in part:
'Unite! Mobilise! Fight on! Between the anvil of united mass action and the hammer of the armed struggle we shall crush apartheid!'[http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/ma...
Refusing an offer of conditional release in return for renouncing armed struggle (February 1985), Mandela remained in prison until February 1990, when sustained ANC campaigning and international pressure led to his release on 11 February, on the orders of state president F.W. de Klerk and the ending of the ban on the ANC. He and de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mandela had already been awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1988.
As president of the ANC (July 1991 - December 1997) he ran a largely ceremonial and uncompetitive campaign against de Klerk for the new office of President of South Africa. Mandela won, becoming the nation's first black Head of State. De Klerk was appointed deputy president.
As president, (May 1994 - June 1999), Mandela presided over the transition from minority rule and apartheid, winning international respect for his advocacy of national and international reconciliation. Some radicals were disappointed with the social achievements of his term of office, however, particularly the government's ineffectiveness in stemming the AIDS crisis.
I Want To Become A Corporate Lawyer?
What Kind Of Work Do They Do? How Long Do They Stay In Law School? What Courses Would Be Ideal For This Job In College? Is It Worth The Effort? How Much Money Do They Make?
I Know These Are A Lot Of Questions... But If You Know Anything Or Know Someone Who'S Looking Into Or Is A Corporate Lawyer Then Please Help Out.
Well, I'm not a lawyer, but I've had to research different types of lawyers for a project. Generally, lawyers go to school for 4-6 years. Obviously, it helps if you go to some ivy league college but that's not possible for everyone.
Not really sure about what courses, but just know it is probably more work than you could imagine. Corporate law is basically a ton of paperwork and research (like any lawyer deals with). You rarely end up going to court, as most cases settle. So if you're not really interested in the court room scene, this might be for you. But who knows, you might end up having to go to court eventually.
As a first year associate, you could make around 60k-80k a year? (Not counting bonuses!) Maybe that's outdated, I'm not completely sure. But if you make partner 3-5 years down the line, you could easily double that to the 6 figure range depending on if you are in large firm or are an in-house lawyer.
Is it worth the effort? I have no idea since I'm not a lawyer, so I guess you'll have to think about that one. Being a lawyer is very stressful from what I've heard. I highly suggest reading Double Billing by Cameron Stracher. It's about an associate at a large corporate firm. Stracher uses a lot of his real life experiences as a lawyer in it as well. It's kinda slow at times but I thought the ending was alright.
I hope some of this helped!
Good Civil Litigation Attorney In Las Vegas To Go Against Towbin Dodge For Odometor Roll Back?
My Husband And I Purchased A Used Vehicle Last Fall And The Mileage Was Put At 23K On Everything. We Went To Trade It In And No Where Will Take The Vehicle Because The Previous Title Had 27K Listed And It Also Shows That On The Carfax Report. Does Anyone Have A Clue What We Can Do Legally Or Of A Good Lawyer In Vegas For This Kind Of Thing. We At Least Want Towbin To Buy The Vehicle Back For What We Owe. We Were Told By Numerous People Towbin Never Should Have Been Able To Sell The Vehicle Like This And They Can Get Huge Fines. Any Advice Appreciated!
It is a federal offense to alter an odometer. You should contact the district attorney's office.