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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.
How Should I Dress As An Intern At A Law Office?
I'M Going To Be Working As An Intern At A Local Law Office This Semester.
What Should I Wear On A Day-To-Day Basis?
I Am A 20-Year-Old Female So I Don'T Want To Dress Like An Old Lady But I Want To Dress Professionally And Modestly.
I Was Thinking A Pencil Skirt With Heels And A Nice Blouse Or A Skirt Suit. Other Days Maybe Wear A Nice Sweater Dress With Leather Boots Or Something I Would Wear To A Funeral Home-Dark, Modest Dresses.
Am I Right Or Wrong About This?
Any Other Ideas?
And How Should I Wear My Hair? Should I Wear It In A Bun Or Just Long And Curly?
Also, Are Short Red Nails Okay And A Classic French Manicure?
Thanks In Advance And God Bless You All.
Dress professionally and modestly. Leather boots are inappropriate and are considered outerwear. 2" pumps or something similar, flats, as long as they are comfortable and businesslike are fine. Anything higher than 2 inch heels would be ridiculous. You will be running around and need to wear comfortable shoes, lower heeled shoes with slacks. What has funeral wear got to do with business wear in a law firm? As long as you aren't showing cleavage and trying to look like an attention-craving tramp, you should be alright. Some firms have a "casual Friday" but, that doesn't mean you can wear blue jeans. A bun, long and curly hair - just about any way you want as long as it is clean and not outrageous. Bright red nails make a statement. They might be telling people you are looking for attention. A lighter color might be better, a shade of pink or coral would be classic. Those are really the only acceptable tailored colors but, other colors might be okay if they don't scream. A French manicure would be fine. What you might do on your first day is ask HR if they have a dress code so that you can be sure you don't violate it. Most law firms have a written dress code. That's because there is usually someone who violates it at some point (a new person) and they are promptly sent home and then everybody looks down on them for a while. That doesn't happen very often but, it has. Business suits, skirts, slacks, dresses - not too short, no black fingernails - just use some common sense. Save your heavy garlic eating for Friday and Saturday and use only one spray of cologne. Some firms have banned it entirely because of people who abuse it and stink up everybody within 20 feet.
Japanese Divorce Law Question?
Something Doesn'T Sound Right About This. Can Someone Please Give Me A Little Insight?
I Have A Close Friend That Was Married In Japan. She Is From The Us And She Married A Japanese Man Almost 20 Years Ago. They Had 2 Kids Together - 10 And 8 Years Old.
She Now Wants A Divorce. They Went Through Separation Proceedings Already, But They Couldn'T Agree On Who Would Keep The Children.
She Is Telling Me That She Is Stuck In Limbo For The Time Being Because If She Does File For Divorce, She Will Lose All Access To Her Children Because She Is Not Japanese. Her Husband Also Has His Parents Living With Him, So Because Of That, He Would Gain Custody Of The Children Because His Parents Are There To Take Care Of Them. She Basically Has 2 Strikes Against Her Right Off The Bat.
She Says Her Only Recourse Is To Wait Until Her Children Of An Age In Which They Can Possibly Influence With Which Parent They Would Stay. I Don'T Know What That Age Is In Japan, So If Someone Knows That, It Would Be Very Helpful As Well. Apparently, There Is Also No Joint Custody In Japan.
Is There No Court Mediation Available Like In The States To Determine These Things Or Is It That Cut And Dry Over There? Something Just Doesn’T Sound Right About This. She Puts 20 Years Into A Marriage And She Is Just Going To Lose All Access To Her Children Because Her Husband Is A Lying, Controlling And Manipulative Jerk? I Realize Life Isn’T Fair, But Seriously?
"She puts 20 years into a... controlling and manipulative jerk?"
"Something just doesn’t sound right about this."
You can say That again!
OK. I will.
"She puts 20 years into a... controlling and manipulative jerk?"
"Something just doesn’t sound right about this."
There are four types of divorce in Japan:
* Divorce by agreement (Kyōgi Rikon), based on mutual agreement.
* Divorce by mediation in a family court (Chōtei Rikon), completed by applying for mediation by the family court (for cases in which divorce by mutual agreement cannot be reached).
* Divorce by decision of the family court (Shinpan Rikon), which is divorce completed by family court decision when divorce cannot be established by mediation.
* Divorce by judgment of a district court (Saiban Rikon). If divorce cannot be established by the family court, then application is made to the district court for a decision (application for arbitration is a prerequisite). Once the case is decided, the court will issue a certified copy and certificate of settlement, to be attached to the Divorce Registration.
Foreign citizens must show evidence that they are able to be divorced in their country of nationality and that the procedures used in Japan are compatible with those of their home country.
Joint custody of children ends upon divorce. In a divorce by agreement, the husband and wife must determine which parent will have custody of each child. In other types of divorce, custody is determined by the mediator or judge, with a strong preference toward custody by the mother (especially with regard to children born after the divorce).
Danger of Not Having Either Shinken or Kangoken
A parent who loses both physical and legal custody in a divorce has virtually no rights whatsoever with respect to his or her own children. He or she may not know where his children live, and the custodial parent can change the child’s name and have the child adopted by either a grandparent or a new spouse without his consent.
Adoptions usually require the involvement of the family court, except in cases where a child is adopted by a grandparents or spouse of a parent. (Civil Code Article 798.) “Special Adoptions” involving children under the age of six (or eight, in certain cases) require the involvement of the family court and the consent of the natural parent of the child being adopted, unless the natural parent is “unable to declare [his or her] intention or where there is cruel treatment, malicious desertion by the father and mother, or any other cause seriously harmful to the benefits of a person to be adopted." (Civil Code, Article 817-5, 6) Since a non-custodial parent does not even have a right to know where his or her child is, he or she would be unable to express their intentions.
"I don't know what that age is in Japan"
"six (or eight, in certain cases)"
Will The Juvenile Court Appoint Me A Lawyer?
I'M About To Endeavor Into A Messy Battle To Get My Aunt Guardianship Over Me....Will The Court Appoint Me A Lawyer? Or Will I Need To Find My Own.
You only receive a lawyer when you are being charged with a crime. You don't get them for custody battles. If you are a minor and the court feels your best interests are not being represented they may appoint a guardian ad litem over you to make sure your concerns are heard, but you won't be given a lawyer for a custody battle.
Is The Policy Limit On Insurance Different From The Personal Injury Award?
Ok I Was In A Car Accident Last Year And Unfortunately Still Dealing With The Pain From The Injury, Which Is A Bulging Disc That Basically Causes Pain For Me In Both Arms. The Fault In The Accident Was 100% The Other Party. But Her Insurance Only Has A Policy Limit Of $25000. My Medical Bills Have Already Racked Up To $16000 And I Haven'T Even Had Epidural Injections Which I'M Supposed To Get Soon But Those Are Just Going To Be More Money. How Will The Insurance Money Offer The Policy Limit Though? So Far They'Ve Only Offered $18000 But Does That Mean That I Won'T Get Any Thing For Pain And Suffering? I Mean I'M Supposed To Deal With This Pain For The Rest Of My Life And The Therapy Hasn'T Done Anything. The Pain Just Gets Worse Everyday. And I Also Wanted To Know If Personal Injury Award Is Different From The Policy Limit? So Far All I Have Heard Is That Basically I'M Screwed.
Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
The policy limit is the max payable by the insurance company. They can not pay anymore than that.
However, if the at fault person does not have enough limits to cover your injury, you then contact your insurance company and file a claim under your Under-Insured Motorist Coverage.
Since the at fault person has $25K limits, your bills are already at $16K and you are still treating, I suggest you go ahead and call in a claim to your automobile insurance company and have a claim set up under your policies Under-Insured Motorist coverage. (I am assuming you have UIM coverage). That way, your insurance company can go ahead and do their investigation and get their claim ready to step in should it be needed. If it turns out you don't need to make a claim under the UIM coverage on your policy, you can then call your company and let them know so they can close the claim file.