Lawyers Research

Adam Bonk

Practice Enviornment

Legal professionals like lawyers, paralegals, and legal secretaries are all in different environments. Law firms are private. Practice environments are: corporate legal departments, government, judiciary, public interests, education.

Compensation

Legal salary resources, it is what you can expect to earn. Four top paying legal careers are: Trial Lawyer, Chief legal officer, judge, and law school professor.
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Education and Training

Must go to law school for about 7 years on average. Also it needs to be approved by ABA (American Bar Association) and not all schools are approved by it. Lastly you must take a law school admissions test.
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Public Defender

If you can’t afford to hire a lawyer from the private legal community, the court can appoint a government-paid lawyer called a “public defender” to represent you.

In order to have a public defender, you’ll have to convince the judge that you can’t afford to hire an attorney on your own. The judge may ask you to fill out a form detailing your financial resources, assets, income and debts. You may also need to provide the court with documentation such as paystubs to prove your income level.

Standards for how much money you can make and still qualify for a public defender vary greatly from state to state, and sometimes from one court to another.

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