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How to Become a Paralegal

A paralegal is a person who performs legal work. They assist an attorney with the attorney’s duties. Most of the time, they have formal legal training. They’re not a licensed attorney, and they can’t appear in court. However, they can assist an attorney with many of their duties. A lawyer can use a paralegal’s work […]

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Top 10 Skills to Become a Successful Lawyer

There’s no doubt there are a lot of lawyers out there today. However, how many of these lawyers are actually successful in their career? A “Top 40 Under 40” Civil Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and 10/10 AVVO rated attorney, Christian Denmon of Denmon Pearlman, shares with us his top 10 essentials […]

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How To Start Your Own Online Law Firm

Starting your own online law firm straight out of law school is not a walk in the park. If it was, then every lawyer would be doing it.  Looking beyond the horizon that the crowd follows needs a strong gut to even imagine it in the first place. Your intentions are wise, but your intentions […]

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The Best Majors for Law School Applications

Looking for the best degree majors for law school?  Spoiler alert:  Criminal justice and pre-law are not on the list. Now that we get that out of the way, here’s the truth and reality. Law school is very academically intensive. It involves a lot of reading, understanding very dense material, plus there is a dose […]

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How To Choose Your Legal Specialty

We all enter new phases of our personal and professional lives. That is what makes life a circle: You end one trail and start another one where you are learning new things and growing as a person. As a college or university student, you started over after being BMOC in high school. As a senior […]

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Top 5 Best Schools for Specializing in Criminal Law

As with most careers, choosing to specialize your legal career helps separate you from the next candidate. Specializing in criminal law can be a great way to narrow your field, while still leaving yourself open to a wide variety of possibilities. Criminal law is highly competitive, but offers a great deal of job security. You […]

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Death Sentence

Jury Decisions: Death Penalty Or Life Imprisonment?

As the trial of Jodi Arias continues to command media attention and the discussion of the case causes emotions to heat up, the issue of the death penalty is once again coming to the front and center of the public forum.  Arias, charged with the killing of former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, was just found guilty of […]

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expungement of criminal records

Expungement Bill 1482 and its Benefits for Reformed Offenders

In Indiana, the Senate made revisions to Expungement Bill 1482, passed it and sent it back to the House for approval. It seems like only a matter of time until the bill is passed into law with its bipartisan approval. The bill proposes to completely remove low-level criminal records that happened a significant amount of […]

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legal careers

Career Options for Law School Graduates

A law school graduate is suited for a wide variety of careers, and not all of them involve representing clients with respect to legal matters. While law school is, in part, a place to learn about “the law,” it’s also a place to learn how to analyze complex issues, communicate persuasively, negotiate, and resolve conflicts. […]

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Personal Injury Attorney

Maximising the Chances of Making a Successful Personal Injury Claim

Following an accident you may find yourself – perhaps for the very first time – facing the prospect of having to instruct a solicitor to pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf. This can often seem a daunting task as you begin to ponder such questions as how to choose the ‘right’ solicitor, what information […]

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