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Advice for Single Mothers Seeking a Legal Career

If you’ve always wanted to explore the possibility of developing a legal career, you shouldn’t assume that being a single mother makes it impossible. There’s more help out there than you might expect. Recognizing that it has a problem with insufficient diversity, the legal profession is trying to change by creating opportunities for those who have found it difficult to pursue a legal career in the past. This includes women and people from socio-economically disadvantaged groups, so many of the barriers that used to exist are now no longer present. Challenges facing single mothers The two biggest barriers facing single…

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Knowing the Difference Between a Politician and a Statesman

If you’re reading this, chances are you live in a country where citizens can vote for their government leaders. It’s probably also a safe bet you either don’t hold most politicians in high regard, or don’t really care about politics at all. There is one bit of advice I think is important for voters across the world to understand in order to neutralize their negative perceptions of politics, as well as feel more confident about their ability to use their vote to make a difference. That piece of advice is this: know the difference between politicians and statesmen (stateswomen too,…

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Does Voluntary Rehab Actually Help Drug Defendants?

Many rookie defense attorneys are quick to learn the importance of client character in the eyes of the court. Despite hinging on relatively broad and sweeping laws and codes, justice is ultimately anchored to the fine details of an occurrence. The mindset, motive, and manners of someone engaged in criminal conduct are what largely decides their fate. In fact, fresh-faced criminal defense lawyers soon discover their client’s actions and behaviors beyond the alleged crime itself are factors to play in delivering justice. This is especially the case when guilt is admitted and a case has reached the penalty phase; the…

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Epidemics and How We Can Address Them

Epidemics have a way of sweeping the nation unlike anything else. When one of them rears its ugly head, the news media picks up on it, and before you know it, it’s on every newscast throughout the nation. Right now, the biggest epidemic in the United States is the Zika virus. This virus has trickled in, but there hasn’t been a widespread outbreak yet. A similar thing happened when everyone was talking about Ebola. This terrible disease afflicted many, but not enough to warrant the level of concern it received. Other epidemics, like heroin addiction, lurk underneath the radar while…

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Options to Consider For a Career In Helping Others

Selecting a legal specialty is a daunting task. Classmates will pressure you to follow the money, friends will try to steer you toward inspiring work, and your family will just want to be sure you can come around at Christmas. Where do you start? Consider the earning potential, yes. But beyond that, you need to look for fulfillment. You need to find a field that can sustain your inspiration for decades to come, so that you can find the motivation every day to get to the office or the courthouse and get to work for your clients. There are certain fields…

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Starting Your Law Practice Off on the Right Foot

If you have just passed the Bar, congratulations! We know it is immensely relieving to have all that hard work pay off. Years of schooling and late nights studying mean you are now officially a lawyer! It may feel like all of the hard work is behind you, but now it is time to really put all of that hard work to use by hitting the ground running. To get your legal career off to the right start, though, you need to make sure to put your best foot forward. If you are interested in building your own legal practice,…

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Attorney Job Search: Avoid These Common Mistakes

Whether you’re a student who has recently graduated, a mom getting back into the workforce, or a woman looking to make a career shift, the law industry is a HUGE playing field to venture through. There are literally hundreds of law firms in any given location that are always looking for hot new talent. What also works to the advantage of those looking to work in the law industry is that there is always a need for legal representation, providing you with a bit of job security. So if law is a good field to get into, why is it…

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The Ups and Downs of Starting Your Own Practice

Like many of your classmates, you joined an existing firm right after law school. It was a smart move, it helped you learn about the actual practice of law instead of just the theories behind it. You were able to make connections and even build a base of clients to call your own. Now, though, you’ve decided to really take charge of your career and go your own way. You’re ready to break out on your own, but you’re not sure how and, more importantly, how to ensure your success. Here are some tips to help you out: Set Yourself…

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Why More Women Need to Consider Law Enforcement

Law enforcement has long been considered by both those inside of it and those outside of it as a “boys' club.” It is so ingrained in American culture that law enforcement officers are men that the few women who do decide to join up and serve their communities are often met with resentment and have to deal with harassment and violence not just from citizens but from the men within their own departments. Those who stick with the job are rarely promoted to supervisory or high ranking roles. It’s no wonder that, according to a 2013 report, only 13% of…

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