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Lawyer pay ranges vary widely from location to location, position to position, and experience level to experience level. This means that a law school student should expect to make more the longer they have been a lawyer and the longer they are able to develop a community or company presence. Lawyers can make as little as $40,000 working for a small firm or independently or they can make millions in the right position. Students graduating from law school should expect to make between $50,000 and $80,000 their first year as lawyers, with many factors influencing these numbers (Levit and Linder, 66). This is typically enough to successfully pay down any student loan debt while maintaining a relatively comfortable lifestyle. In the current economic recession, things have changed a bit. Recently, law school graduates have become more of a commodity, given that student loans and opportunities have not been what they….

ut experience shows that the concern for the safety of others, particularly of possible or future victims, becomes stronger than the rule of confidentiality or an attorney's loyalty to the client. The attorney should continue to encourage the client to confess his own crime for his own benefit in the long run. And the effect that non-revelation will have on the attorney and his relationship with the client is that it can erode the integrity of the relationship itself. It must be built on honesty and integrity. The attorney cannot be effective by colluding with a guilty client. He must tell the client that the truth will eventually come out (Schneider & Levinson).
Resolving an Ethical Dilemma

Philosophers performed this according to one of two general approaches (White, 1993). The first is based on the practical purpose of the act and the second is based or judged according to the nature….

Edwards will be punished, but not in the same kind of fashion as everyone else (i.e. public lashings and prison sentences). ("Getting a Drink in Saudi Arabia") ("Saudi Arabia") ("Criminalization of Drug and Alcohol Addiction")
For example, if lead attorneys were able to discuss the case with prosecutors they could be able to work out some kind of plea bargain. Under this approach, Mr. Edwards would agree to pay a fine for his activities on the beach and will be deported from the Kingdom (with the understanding that he will not return). If this kind of scenario could be achieved, Mr. Edwards could avoid the severe penalties that he is facing. ("Getting a Drink in Saudi Arabia") ("Saudi Arabia") ("Criminalization of Drug and Alcohol Addiction")

To reach this objective, the American attorneys must hire legal counsel that is based in Saudi Arabia. They will provide specific insights about how this goal….

Firstly, a legal representative provides professional services, for which he or she is rewarded. A favorable outcome should then also carry with it extra rewards. Furthermore, a contingency fee can provide an incentive for legal representatives to give their best work and increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
5) the only reform of the legal process for tort actions that I would suggest is a more thorough investigation of the process before bringing the matter to trial. Furthermore, stricter measures should be implemented against official and federal entities in order to prevent and discourage an abuse of the process. Matters such as false evidence and favoring certain parties should be more strictly monitored by independent parties. Furthermore, money and power should play no role in the positions of the parties involved in the action. If wrongful death occurs, for example, the responsible party should be judged accordingly.

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Firm -- Lawyers Doing the
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There is "…Corrosion, especially during the last two decades, of the ideal of the lawyer-statesman, an ideal that joins the narrowly prudential character of private counsel with the broader virtues of public services" (Klinkenborg, 32). The operative philosophy that "…money will always be a vastly more far-reaching form of power than the command of ideas" explains the "enormous growth" of the number of lawyers in America in recent years, Klinkenborg asserts. The reader is "…invited, encouraged, to share McDeere's salacious glee as the perquisites of his new profession are heaped upon him," Klinkenborg writes (36).
McDeere receives "…an eel-skin attache, a BM [in the film it's a Mercedes], a new wardrobe, a low-interest mortgage, [and] the annulment of student loans," Klinkenborg writes (36). All of this "titillation" is part of the legal "culture" (36) the writer continues, and it is part of the "corporate lawyer's surrender to the ethic of….

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Wasserstrom concentrates upon the relationship which is established between the lawyer and the client. He brings about two criticisms. The first one focuses on the relation between the lawyer and the other people in general, saying that "the lawyer-client relationship renders the lawyer at best systematically amoral and at worst more than occasionally immoral in his or her dealings with the rest of mankind."

The second one focuses on the relationship between the lawyer and the client. The author believes that this "relationship is morally objectionable because it is one in which the lawyer dominates and in which the lawyer typically and perhaps inevitable, treats the client in both an impersonal and a paternalistic fashion."

The whole morality issue is derived from the professional dimension, but in Wasserstrom's opinion, the case of the lawyer is different from other professions. The fact that the lawyers professional acts are directly connected to the respect….

This type of discrimination could become a serious legal issue if one of these white males could prove he was not selected exactly because he was part of the majority.
There is also a business perspective to this. The pressure that is put on the market by such a project may lead to a decrease in the quality of services that the law firms can provide. Unfortunately, because of an educational system that is often based on the income resources of the student participants, minority populations do not always manage to have access to the same type of education that upper class white males might, for example. It is an unfortunate thing, but it may be the case that someone who can afford to pay for law studies at Harvard is better prepared than someone from a minority population that went to community college. From this perspective, it would be….

Also, recipients must be carefully chosen so that those who receive scholarships will support the institution throughout their career and represent that institution via honorable social service or career success. Detecting promise early in a student's career can be difficult. However, experienced admissions committees can sense which applicants offer the greatest potential.
Because I believe that academic records and resumes only offer a partial picture of an applicant's potential, I would rely strongly on their performance in interviews. If had the opportunity to ask the applicant questions, I would focus on the student's future goals. Their dreams might illuminate their character in ways a written track record cannot. Some students are shy or have trouble expressing themselves in writing. Therefore, an interview allows all applicants to share parts of themselves that might not be evident elsewhere in their application.

All alumni owe a certain degree of gratitude to the university that….

Right to Practice Law the
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As a practical matter, we think that unless a lawyer has, or anticipates, a considerable practice in the New Hampshire courts, he would be unlikely to take the bar examination and pay the annual dues of $125." The U.S. Supreme Court decided similarly in the Supreme Court of Virginia v. Friedman, when it struck down a requirement in Virginia barring non-residents from even taking the exam. The defendant, a Maryland resident, already had a full-time job in Virginia. The court found: "If a state denies non-residents such a privilege, it must have a substantial justification for the difference in treatment that substantially relates to the state's objective in correcting the problem. The practice of law, like other occupations, is sufficiently basic to the national economy to be deemed a privilege protected by the Clause. Although Virginia did not totally exclude nonresidents from practicing in the State that does not….

PMS as a Crime Attenuant
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Crime Attenuant: How Lawyers Have Used P.M.S as a Criminal Defence for Women
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), the unique, often troubling physical and psychological symptoms that can accompany onset of menstruation in many women each month, has been used successfully in the past, and continues now to be used by lawyers worldwide (e.g., in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and elsewhere) in defence of women accused of crimes (Johnson, 1987; McArthur, 1989; Eastreal, 1991; Dershowitz, 1994). Specifically, PMS symptoms typically are "Symptoms that begin 7 to 14 days prior to a menstrual period and usually stop when menstruation begins (Griffith, 1995, p. 500). Actual physical and psychological PMS symptoms may include:

Nervousness and irritability; Dizziness and fainting; Emotional instability;

Increased or decreased sex drive; Headaches; Tender, swollen breasts;

Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and other digestive disturbances; Fluid

retention that causes puffiness in the ankles, hands, and face; Higher

incidence of minor infections such as colds;….


In fact, most lawyers practice neither criminal law nor personal injury law; they assist individuals prepare wills, set up their businesses, protect themselves from financial risks, purchase homes, patent inventions, and respond to IS tax audits. Most lawyers spend long hours working at their desks and never actually see courtrooms or accident victims (Haskell 1998). Certainly, some lawyers are dishonest people without moral scruples or ethics who will do almost anything to make money. But more often than not, that is a function of the type of person they are, just as some schoolteachers, postal carriers, and even members of the clergy are dishonest and immoral.

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Telemarketers suffer from common stereotyping as being dishonest, rude, inconsiderate liars who care only about making a sales pitch. As with other stereotypes, some telemarketers may fit those negative characterizations, but assuming them to be true about everyone who happens to earn a living as….

Personal Statement
L. Jones

If you laid all of the lawyers in the world, end to end, on the equator - It would be a good idea to just leave them there. -Unknown

Ah yes, the lawyer -- the bane of civilized society as we know it -- the definition of self serving duplicity, concerned with the almighty dollar far more than facilitating the wheels of justice in their ever-toiling task. Indeed, the lawyer has come to represent all that is wrong in American society, from dishonesty to abject greed.

Even for my mother, kind hearted and trusting as she is, a visit to an attorney, or worse, a visit from an attorney, was cause for significant distress, distrust, and outright fear -- after all, she hardly had good experiences with the her attorney.

Again and again, as parents will often do, my mother would tell my sister and I the story how her lawyer….

criminal justice and American culture. Specifically it will discuss jail time served by Blacks, Hispanics and whites, and the lawyers who prosecute them. The statistics indicate that African-American men, especially between the ages of 25 to 29, are incarcerated at a higher rate than either Hispanics or whites. There are several factors that are associated with these statistics, including where these young men grow up, their income, and their education, among others. There is also the issue of racial profiling. This paper will look at these statistics and attempt to answer the question of why these young men serve more jail time than other American men do.
In most areas of violent and non-violent crime, African-American men are more represented in American prisons than any other race. Some people may feel African-Americans are more prone to crime and violence, but many studies point to several other factors in criminal activity.….

learn how the law works by memorizing a set of rules or theorems. A misconception lies in the commonly asked question, "What is the law?" -- since it presupposes that it's all laid out somewhere on great stone tablets. The truth is that the answer often is, "It depends." As you'll soon discover the legal system basically is a method of applying abstract rules or social policy to concrete situations. To comprehend its workings, you have to get involved in the process -- it's a little like learning to swim in that you've got to jump in and splash around a bit. It's not an unpleasant sensation, but it may seem little strange until you get used to it and learn to keep your head above water. You'll discover it's a bit like peeling an onion in that as you strip away one layer of complexity you find another….

J. Simpson or John Gotti. In both cases, the defendants are entitled to the presumption of innocence only in court; but there is no such "presumption" in the intellectual "court" of one's mind.
A lawyer with integrity would refuse to represent any defendant he believed was probably guilty of horrendous crimes and simply let that defendant be represented by a court-appointed attorney who is obligated by law to represent any defendant who cannot afford a private attorney. If all criminal defense lawyers had high personal ethical standards, the Simpsons and Gottis of the world would find it impossible to retain any defense counsel other than those obligated by law to take their cases.

4. Define and briefly explain ethical dilemma. Of the four categories of dilemmas: discretion, duty, honesty and loyalty, which one applies best to the following situations? Explain your rationale. Also, explain how an officer might analyze the situation from….

I. Introduction
A. Explanation of court room technology
B. Importance of technology in court proceedings
C. Purpose of the essay

II. History of court room technology
A. Evolution of technology in the court room
B. Impact of technology on court proceedings
C. Examples of early court room technology

III. Current technology used in court rooms
A. Video conferencing
B. Digital evidence presentation
C. Electronic filing systems
D. Court room management software

IV. Advantages of court room technology
A. Increased efficiency in court proceedings
B. Improved access to justice
C. Better organization of evidence and case files
D. Cost savings for the court system

V.....

I. Introduction
A. Hook: Opening statement about the importance of justice and the role of lawyers
B. Thesis Statement: Explaining my decision to become a lawyer and the reasons behind it

II. Personal Background
A. Personal story or experience that led me to consider a career in law
B. Discussing any influences or role models who inspired me to pursue this path

III. Passion for Justice
A. Discussing my belief in the importance of upholding justice and the law
B. Explaining how becoming a lawyer can help me make a positive impact on society
C. Mentioning specific cases or issues that motivate....

Introduction

Hook: Begin with a compelling anecdote or statistic that highlights the transformative impact of the legal profession.
Thesis statement: State your main argument, such as "My decision to pursue a career in law was intricately woven with a profound desire to advocate for justice, protect the rights of others, and contribute to the betterment of society."

Body Paragraph 1: The Drive for Justice

Discuss your personal experiences or observations that ignited your passion for justice.
Provide examples of societal issues that motivated you to seek a legal education, such as inequality, discrimination, or human rights violations.

Body Paragraph 2: The Importance....

1. The Intersection of Law and Social Stratification

Examine how laws and legal systems perpetuate or challenge social inequalities based on race, class, gender, or other social factors.
Analyze the role of law in shaping the distribution of wealth, power, and resources within society.
Discuss the impact of discriminatory laws or policies on marginalized groups and their access to justice.

2. The Role of Law in Social Control

Explore the various ways in which law is used to regulate and control social behavior, from criminal justice to family law and education.
Analyze the effectiveness of different legal strategies in achieving social....

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Business - Law

Lawyers and Career Considerations Recently

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Lawyer pay ranges vary widely from location to location, position to position, and experience level to experience level. This means that a law school student should expect to make…

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Article Review

Business - Law

Lawyers and Ethics to Disclose

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ut experience shows that the concern for the safety of others, particularly of possible or future victims, becomes stronger than the rule of confidentiality or an attorney's loyalty…

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History - Israel

Lawyers Legal Issues the Public

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Edwards will be punished, but not in the same kind of fashion as everyone else (i.e. public lashings and prison sentences). ("Getting a Drink in Saudi Arabia") ("Saudi…

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Business - Law

Courts and Lawyers I Believe

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Type: Term Paper

Firstly, a legal representative provides professional services, for which he or she is rewarded. A favorable outcome should then also carry with it extra rewards. Furthermore, a contingency…

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Essay

Business - Law

Firm -- Lawyers Doing the

Words: 1960
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

There is "…Corrosion, especially during the last two decades, of the ideal of the lawyer-statesman, an ideal that joins the narrowly prudential character of private counsel with the…

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Essay

Business - Law

Wasserstrom's Argument in Lawyers as

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" Wasserstrom concentrates upon the relationship which is established between the lawyer and the client. He brings about two criticisms. The first one focuses on the relation between the lawyer…

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Essay

Business - Law

Students' Eyes Look-Alike Lawyers Don't

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Type: Essay

This type of discrimination could become a serious legal issue if one of these white males could prove he was not selected exactly because he was part of…

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Term Paper

Business - Law

Addendum to Personal Statement Lawyers

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Length: 3 Pages
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Also, recipients must be carefully chosen so that those who receive scholarships will support the institution throughout their career and represent that institution via honorable social service or…

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Essay

Business - Law

Right to Practice Law the

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As a practical matter, we think that unless a lawyer has, or anticipates, a considerable practice in the New Hampshire courts, he would be unlikely to take the…

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Term Paper

Sports - Women

PMS as a Crime Attenuant

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Crime Attenuant: How Lawyers Have Used P.M.S as a Criminal Defence for Women Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), the unique, often troubling physical and psychological symptoms that can accompany onset of…

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Sociology

English Literature - Stereotypes Common

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

In fact, most lawyers practice neither criminal law nor personal injury law; they assist individuals prepare wills, set up their businesses, protect themselves from financial risks, purchase homes, patent…

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Business - Law

Personal Statement L Jones if You Laid

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Length: 4 Pages
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Personal Statement L. Jones If you laid all of the lawyers in the world, end to end, on the equator - It would be a good idea to just leave them…

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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice and American Culture Specifically it

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Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

criminal justice and American culture. Specifically it will discuss jail time served by Blacks, Hispanics and whites, and the lawyers who prosecute them. The statistics indicate that African-American…

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Term Paper

Business - Law

Learn How the Law Works by Memorizing

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Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

learn how the law works by memorizing a set of rules or theorems. A misconception lies in the commonly asked question, "What is the law?" -- since it…

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Thesis

Criminal Justice

Ethical Issues in Law Enforcement

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Length: 8 Pages
Type: Thesis

J. Simpson or John Gotti. In both cases, the defendants are entitled to the presumption of innocence only in court; but there is no such "presumption" in the intellectual…

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