Nature of the Work
Training, Education, Other Qualifications and Advancement
Employment and Job Outlook
Projections Data and Earnings
Sources of Additional Information
all this info and more can be found at:
Information on law schools and a career in law may be obtained from the following organizations:
American Bar Association, 321 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610. Internet: http://www.abanet.org
National Association for Law Placement, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1110, Washington, DC 20036. Internet: http://www.nalp.org
Information on the LSAT, the Law School Data Assembly Service, the law school application process, and financial aid available to law students may be obtained from:
Law School Admission Council, P.O. Box 40, Newtown, PA 18940. Internet: http://www.lsac.org
It depends on the type of legal problem your friend has.
Law schools usually have legal clinics that are run by legal interns and supervised by law professors.
Many counties have legal aid offices. There are also Housing Justice Programs, CLEAR programs, and a number of others.
When the economy is in the toilet, it becomes much harder to find pro bono legal assistance. Fewer attorneys are able to volunteer because they are having a harder time finding paying clients. Donations going into those legal aid clinics decrease. And, in this kind of economy, more people are poor and low income.