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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.
Help With Criminal Defense?
Art Kasper And John Gelb Are Good Friends And Coworkers. After Work, Art And John Went Bowling. After John Picked Up A Spare In The Seventh Frame, The Two Got Into An Argument On Proper Scoring Of A Spare. John Punched Art In The Face, Knocking Him To The Floor And Screamed ‘If You Don’T Shut Up I Will Kill You’. Art Left The Bowling Ally But Returned With A .38 Caliber Revolver And Shot John In The Back, Killing Him Instantly. Art Was Charged With 1St Degree Murder.
What Type Of Defense Could You Use For This?
None. It's cut and dried 1st degree murder. All Art could hope for was leniency or a plea for a lesser charge. The facts are indisputable, therefore any defense would be pointless.
The goal of a defense atty is to make his client suffer as little as possible. Sometimes, that means an aquittal; usually it means a plea.
Steps To Become A Lawyer?
I Know That To Be A Lawyer You Need To Graduate Law School, But Is That All? Do You Need Any Pro Bono Work In As A Public Servant In Order To Graduate, Or Is That Just Needed If You Wish To Be Hired By A Firm? And Even Then, What Would Make You Stand Out From The Rest If All You'Re Doing Is Volunteer Work Basically For Criminal Or Civil Court? Is It Possible To Just Set Up Your Practice Fresh Out Of Law School?
Before you can practice law (i.e., "be a lawyer") you need to pass your state's Bar exam. Every state dictates their own specific rules on qualifying to take the exam. Typically, this involves graduating law school (which first requires an undergrad degree & passing the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test), passing the MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam), and passing some form of moral character review (i.e., a background check).
You generally don't need to complete an internship to graduate, though some schools may require it. To stand out as an intern you need to demonstrate you're smart, attentive, take the initiative, follow directions, and know how to "network."
And yes, you can "hang a shingle" on your own law office the moment you are licensed. Provided you can afford to do so (starting ANY business is expensive) and are willing to deal with all the "business management" and advertising headaches while trying to get your practice off the ground.
How Much To Pay For A Divorce Attorney?
How Much Should I Expect To Pay For A Good And Experienced Divorce Attorney In Indiana ?
That will vary depending on where you live, what your circumstances are, and how big a fight you are going to have. If you have been married for a long time, have children and property, have retirement funds and inheritances, etc. the bill is much higher than if you have only been married for a couple of years and hae no children or property. If also gets more expensive if the divorce is contested by one party, as opposed to both parties agreeing to the divorce and the division of property.
If there is going to be a battle, usually it pays to spend extra money up front and get a good attorney who will more likely get you a better settlement. Spending a little more up front can save you a fortune in the long run.
3Rd Degree Assault Charges?
My Brother Got Assault The Other Day And The Person Who Attacked Him Is A Minor, 15 Years Old, And I Want Any Advice Possible In How To Handle The Situation. The Boy Was Taken In By The Police But Released The Same Day. I Live In Nyc.
Any Help? We Pressed Charges But The Police Have Not Responded To Us And Its Aggrivating.
First off he is a minor and that is something you have to think about. I would give this at least a week before you tried to handle it. That way it gives the clerks time to file anything that needs to be filed. As far as the degree goes I am unable to handle that because I really dont know what a 3rd degree assault is.
If its something bad then file a lawsuite and hit the parents up for any bills that you have aquired via time off from work and what not.
Side not, did he do anything to your brother ie hes 15? Im 31 so more than likely I would just let it drop because hes just a kid and im a man and well, i can take a punch and have my ego bruised from it np.
This is your brother and the only person that would be filling is your brother. Now you can go with him and help him file the paper work but thats about it. Your not the victum thus your unable to do anything about what happened. The bad thing is that he is 15 and a lawyer is going to use that to dum down the case. Now if your brother is 135 pounds and this 15 year is 7ft 325 pounds then yes I would file.
The best thing you can do is have your brother talk to the police about it. Most of the time I see guys get in fights they then spend the night in the tank. If its a bad fight it could be a couple of nights and then your off to get a court date with the judge.
Side note, anything that upgrades his fist to a felony is somehting you should look into. Assault is one thing but if the person is a black belt in Karate then you have a whole new issue on your hands.