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How Do I Become A Criminal Lawyer?
I'M 16 Years Old And I'M Wondering How Do I Become A Criminal Lawyer.
In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take classes/seminars etc. to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!)
Choosing a career is one of life's most important decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in CRISIS! Every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is fiction - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember: law schools are BUSINESSES - their top concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools!!!*****
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
I Need Advice On My Degree Plan On Becoming A Business Lawyer.?
I Need Some Advice. I’M 20 Years Old. I Am Going To The University Of Phoenix And I Want To Be A Business Lawyer. My Current Degree Plan Is:
Associates – Business
Bachelors – Psychology
Masters – Business
Doctorate – Law
Any Educational Pointers Such As Changing My Degree Plan? Any Courses To Recommend? Any And All Advice Is Welcome. I Know What I Want But I Do Not Really Have Anyone To Get Advice From. Thanks!
Errr, you could do a JD/MBA joint program. Or get them separately. However, most "business" lawyers don't have an MBA. I'd be considered a "business" lawyer but I don't have any business degrees. MBA is nice to have, but certainly not mandatory. MBA is more for management, not the technical side of business which is what's more useful to a business lawyer. An undergrad finance degree with some experience in the field would really be more useful to a business lawyer than a MBA.
Why are you getting an associates degree? Why not skip it and go straight for a bachelors? Edit: good. As long as you aren't wasting any extra time and can apply those units towards a bachelors.
Why are you doing psych as a bachelors degree? The only real benefit for that is psych is easy and you're trying to get a high GPA so you can get into a better law school.
Percentage For A Lawyer Referral To A Second Lawyer?
What Percentage Does An Initial Attorney Get Of A Referral To A Second Attorney
None. If a professional gets money for referring you to another professional, s/he is usually ethically obligated to tell you that.
I Need To Know If I Qualify For A Personal Injury Attorney?
I Was Hired In A Diff Dept At Wk 1 Yr Ago, They Added A Diff Task To My Job Descript And I Consenquently Got Injured. Almost 9 Mo.S Later, Still Hurt (Alot) Still Under Wks Comp, Still No Actually Dx, Doc Said On Thurs That He Believes My Shoulder Is Now &Quot;Frozen&Quot;. May Need Maj Surgery. Can I Sue For Neligence, For Not Having Others Share Responsibility? (They Have Same Job Title As I Do)? Also Where Do I Go For An Attorney Who Works On Consignment?
Your employer is most likely covered by the Workers Compensation. As far as negligence goes, it would have to be "gross" negligence" meaning they were aware of the risks (through other claims, injuries or OSHA inspections) and did nothing to mitigate the risk. I don't think a personal injury attorney would take your case since you have been on workers comp and the rules are usually governed by that. You could get a Workers Comp attorney to make sure you are receiving the best medical attention possible.
Hope you feel better soon. My husband had an injury at work and broke his neck. It's 10 years later and he's doing good.
I read your additional, and it probably still wouldn't matter. It will be of no relevance that the claim was initially denied. Even though you may have felt pressured, you did not refuse the task or express concerns to your manager.
I would again, reiterate, that it might be a good idea to talk to a workers comp attorney. They all work on contingency so it won't cost you anything to consult. The most important thing is for you to be treated meically with effectiveness. Good luck again. I know how frustrating this process can me and how hard it is to live in pain.
What Kind Of Acts Are Necessary To Hide My Kids So That I Appear Virginous, To Land A High Profile Lawyer?
He Does Not Like Women Who Sleep Around, And Od Knows I Have A Lot, I Have Told Him I Am A Virgin And Am Ready To Prove This Friday At 7 P.M., So When He Gets There Should I Just Tell Him Those Are Not Children They Are Slaves? I Need Ideas Fast , Please Be Serious One Night Stands Are Very Important To Me.
I've got it!!!
Say you are Snow White and they are your dwarfs!
Snow White was a total virgin.
How Can Peopel Become Divorce Attorneys?
Criminal Attorneys, Tax Attorneys, Corporate Attorneys, Injury Attorneys, And All The Other Types Are Cool In My Book. These Are All Very Interesting Fields And If I Was To Be An Attorney I Would Pick One Of These.
But How Can Someone Who Graduated From Law School Choose To Work As A Divorce Attorney? It Must Be So Sad Dealing With All Those Cases. True, As A Criminal Attorney You May Have To Defend Someone Who You Know Deserves To Go To Jail Or As An Injury Attorney You May Have To Deal With Crybabies Who Don'T Really Deserve The Millions Of Dollars They Are Getting.
But To Work As A Divorce Attorney Just Seems So Wrong. I Mean, How Could Someone Be The One That'S Helping To Break Apart A Family? It Just Seems So Sad And Wrong To Me.
I think you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. When people come to see a divorce attorney, then have already made the decision to split up (in most cases). The divorce attorney fights to keep things even in a situation where emotions are running very high. Sure, there are blood-sucking leaches out there who call themselves divorce attorneys, but I believe them to be the exception, not the rule.
I am in law school now, and I plan to practice family law. My goal is to help people apprach divorce with a sense of fairness, and above all else to help them work out enough of their differences to understand that if children are involved, the children need both of them. I think the children need an advocate when Mom and Dad are splittingup.
When a marriage isn't working, few people these days are willing to put in the effort that it takes to really fix things. If it's oging to happen, I feel that an ethical attorney can make this traumatic time better for all involved. Divorce does not have to be adversarial.