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It is always preferable to get legal advise when dealing with any court issues. Most attorneys offer free consultation or charge a minimal fee. If the situation is a amicable one, it's possible custody arrangements can be accomplished with the cooperation of both parties through Family Court.
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You do not need a lawyer, but most family lawyers charge outrageous fees. I am a lawyer, and I for one am outraged at the prices they affix to such simple services. Unrepresented parties are considered pro se parties. The answer is: yes, a parent can seek an order awarding him or her a sole physica…
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Assignment of Intellectual Property It is a transfer of ownership of intellectual property rights from one entity to another, often required to be written and signed. Assignable intellectual property rights include, among other things: copyright, patent or trademark registration or a pending patent …
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There are many kinds of defenses, and some coaches use their own made up forms of defense. The most common forms of defense are zone, 2-3 defense (two players in a line around the free-throw line and three players in a line with one on the right wing, one under the basket and one on the left wing), …
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Answer You need to do well in High School and get accepted at a good college/university. This will help with your chances of being accepted at a medical school. To be competitive for medical school, you should get about a 3.5 GPA in a good college plus participate in various extra-curricular acti…
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Get off the machines and grap some dumbells. Use freeweights to strengthen your weaker side. Do only what your weak side can do. If you left arm is weak and you can do 7 reps with that arm and 9 with the other arm then do 7 for both arms.
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There is no law in Mass that prohibits persons with a record from being a repoman. There is no special license or screening required just a Health card for the DOT. A record can hurt you with the police because the often check a repoman out when he comes for paperwork or when you to defend yourself…
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I dont see it but call a local attorney for a LEGAL opinion. I have never heard of FL. having a 'right to Cure" law. I am NOT an attorney.Title XXXIX COMMERCIAL RELATIONS Chapter 679 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE: SECURED TRANSACTIONS View Entire Chapter http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode…
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Not impossible, but difficult. Most states dont regulate background checks, BUT, insurance cos. DO. Liability for the ins. co.
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legally they are not aloud to break and enter into a building to get anything now if your garage is open and the repo man comes by and sees that he will try to take the item needed repo-ed and that is ok   It is legal in some states for a repo man to enter an open, unlocked garage. In others …
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%REPLIES% Answer The law says the lender cant keep your PP so they have to get it out to return it to you. If the lender sold your repoed car with your PP in it it, that would be "conversion" of your property. Answer My car wasn't sold and I did get it back but I don't understand what right…
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The contract called for interest as long as you had the car. IF they get a judgment for the balance owed on the contract, it will call for interest until it is paid. READ your paperwork.
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If the attorney was hired to give you a LEGAL opinion of title but was not the title examiner/reader for the issuing title agency, then it becomes a legal matter which would fall under malpractice. If the attorney is covered by the Closing Protection Letter and/or either owned the title agency or …
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Both of you gO to the county courthouse with identification.
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Overstaying a visa- no matter what classification- is grounds for deportation. If he is in hiding, you had better keep him there. Marriage would make no difference.  If the illegal alien can into the U.S. on a valid tourist visa even it is currently expired would be able to adjust status when …
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Since you came into the u.s. legally and over stayed on your tourist visa but got married. Your wife or husband can file a petition I-130,green card, and work permit through the immigration. The work permit it is filing for socail sercurity. Please talk to a lawyer about this process.
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Contact your attorney general in your state and also the federal trade commission and report them. Then send a letter to the collection agencies to cease all telephone communication with you and your family and friends. IF it continues get ahold of attorney because you can sue them for harrassment, …
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Sorry I cannot give a more specific answer. Whether or not a lien or forced sale can be initiated against property depends on how the property is titled, and the state statutes. In most cases liens can be placed against the percentage of property that is owned by the debtor, but a forced sale cannot…
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A creditor cannot harrass anyone. It is a direct violation of the FDCPA. The problem is defining what creates a harrassment situation. Power of Attorney, (unless restricted by the court) gives the person the legal right to act on behalf of the incompetent person. Such as filing for bankruptcy, conte…
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That's a really complicated situation, and you will definitely want to see an attorney in your area about it since there are lots of little factors that can completely change the outcome.Generally speaking, one would probably have a tough time filing bankruptcy in that situation if one put the items…
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One could call their attorney and advise them of the correct address.Please note that nothing in this posting or in any other posting constitutes legal advice; this is simply my understanding of the facts, which I do not warrant, and I am not suggesting any course of action or inaction to any person…
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No, but it is a good idea.There is nothing in the court system in the US that "requires" an attorney.
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You have the option of filing yourself. Be that as it may, a BK 13 is quite complicated. It would be to the filer's advantage to have legal representation.   I agree with Nikki. You have the right to file a Chapter 13 by yourself without an attorney, but... Every few months I have someone com…
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I was able to find specific info on my own BK via online databases at, I believe, 7 cents/page to download.A lot of states have their own. Links to several other states BK Websites has been included on the RI page at http://www.rib.uscourts.gov/CaseInformation/04/asslinks.htm
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Unless there was prior agreement that funds would be returned if the BK was not succesful, the attorney has no obligation to do so. It would seem the best course of action would be to simply ask if you are entitiled to a partial reimbursement.
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PROBABLY if one is in a Chapter 13 and the stay is lifted, that debtor can convert to Chapter 7 and then re-file another Chapter 13 after the Chapter 7 discharge and reinstate the stay against the creditor who had the stay lifted in the prior Chapter 13.I say "probably" rather than "yes" for a few r…
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Contact your state veterinary licensing board. Often they will have a website with a disciplinary action summary that will list all veterinarians who have been disciplined for improper practice, failure to attain continuing education, etc etc. You can also check with the better business bureau to s…
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There are many different occupations of the framers of the constitution like soldiers, planters, educators, ministers, physicians, financiers, and merchants. But of all of these occupations being a lawyer was the most popular. 35 out of the 55 were lawyers. Many of the framers of the constitution ac…
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No. I think that lawyers services cost less then than they do now. Beyond that, then, as now, there were lawyers who were willing to accept little or no pay, in at least some cases, so that people who could not afford it could have representation. Michael Montagne   It wasn't until recently t…
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On the contrary, it is best to never give lawyers the chance because they will always attempt to obfuscate for their own purposes. The "true spirit" of the founding fathers is clearly and readily apparent in the documents themselves and in the writings and commentaries, like The Federalist Papers, o…
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It depends on your individual situation and whether or not there was police involvement and a court ruling/court order (if court proceedings took place).Do not enquire how he is and what he is doing. Do not have coffee, or agree to meet him at a later date. Do not be lured into his world again. Do n…
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Yes, it is a bad thing. But I know how you feel, because I too was starting to act my abusive ex boyfriend. I started disliking myself and family and friends were telling me how they didn't like the person I was becoming. I was especially started emulating his behaviors toward him.   Yes it…
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Typically becoming a California Corporation takes 4-6 weeks, but you can speed up this process to about a week with expedited service. Expedited California incorporation processing can be purchased from an online service and will save you a substantial amount of time. Services will handle every aspe…
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That type of allegaton might be subject to a criminal investigation. However, the BK court has no jurisdiction over such a matter.If the partner was allegeding that a debt was owed him due to the embezzlement, the Bankruptcy Court would certainly have jurisdiction to hold the debt is non-dischargeab…
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You don't hire a lawyer and then tell him/her what to do. You hire a layer to tell you the law and the best way to deal with a legal problem. If you are advised wrongly, you have redress via the law society (in the UK), other countries have similar bodies. The best way is to write a letter to the …
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No. An attorney can decide not to represent somone, for whatever reason they choose. If a case is accepted on contingency and the attorney does not see it as winnable/collectable, they will drop the case. The contractual agreement will state something to that affect. If a retainer was paid, a portio…
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It is best to seek advice from your lawyer. You can regain control in mots of the cases.
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: According to INS if she is illegal she will have to leave the country along with her kids. There is nothing you can do. Helping her stay after a divorce is illegal for you. She will have to submit proof of hardship and try to obtain a perm. residence on her own after the divorce. If you want to he…
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There are a few ways you can do this. You can go directly to an attorney, and for a small fee, they can check if you have a warrant for you. They can then give you advice on how to deal with it. You can go directly to the police station, and just ask them. Be prepared though, if you do it this wa…
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No, you can not become a Dr. with a felony conviction on your record..  I found this for CA:"(e) California felony convictions reported to the board on or afterJanuary 1, 1991, including the nature of the conviction, the date ofconviction, the sentence, if known, the court of juristiction, and…
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Pierce Butler was a soldier and statesman recognized as one of the founding fathers. Due to the lack of records, little is known of his schooling.
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NO  Is repoplus a good place to work or not? HELL NO! It`s a scam..they ask you to pay $450 to be added to their insurance but yet they never provide copies of this "so called insurance" they should provide a copy showing you or your company as additionally insured...we have been with repoplus…
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The law on this varies from state to state, but in general, a vehicle recovery agent has to be licensed by the state they do business in, and have liability insurance and be bonded.They act on behalf of who ever gave you the loan to buy the car. If it was a bank or a credit company or a car dealer, …
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The 4 years of undergraduate work plus 3 years of law school comes to 7 years of secondary education. The Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree takes 3 years on a full-time program. Some schools offer part-time programs which take 4 years. It is typically 80 to 90 credits, which, if you do the math, comes to …
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Not true at all. You are entitled to have legal representation, if you so choose.The fact that you have received payments from the system would appear to me to indicate that your application has been approved.Any comments from the case worker, to you, should be discussed with his/her supervisor, to …
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Answer the minor would need to petition the court for emancipation, which at the age of fifteen is not going to be granted. If the young person is having problems at home that constitute endangerment or neglect, they should contact state social services for assistance.Answer you can get married und…
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Attorneys fees do not receive any special treatment and are dischargeable in bankruptcy.They may receive special treatment where they were awarded as part of a divorce or separation agreement. If the attorneys fees are found to be in the nature of a support obligation then they will not be discharge…
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Yes. The money the person won now is just another asset. If he has his own legal liabilty, then he must pay it from his assets. I don't know that the source of the money would shield it.  That's correct. The fact that you obtained the money through a lawsuit will not shield it from creditors o…
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Your best bet is to contact you local Bar Association for a lawyer that works with low-income persons or they may have names of lawyers that are willing to waive the retainer and be paid at a later date. If you have been without work, or are a mother with children and have no money you can phone "le…
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Answer yes but it depends on what he got convicted of Answer Ha! Ha! Not likely, especially if they live in a sanctuary city like San Francisco, San Diego or Houston!
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Answer Uncontested Divorce means that there are no contested issues in dispute between the parties. All factors, i.e. marital home, assets, debts, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, even the family dog, have been amicably resolved between the Husband and Wife. Parties have the option …
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Boston Legal was canceled. The last episode aired on December 8, 2008. Expect the show to continue to appear on TV for some time in reruns. Additionally, it is out now (all seasons) on DVD, in case you're interested.
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if you are really good &up to date; you can make as much as you wont to.i would average around 100,000.00 - 180,000.00 per year. it has to be a very good new car dealership.but once you put in your time; you will start having people ask for you.it is really like being a MD; except you are runnin…
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HOW TO FILE BANKRUPTCY WITHOUT A LAWYER "BANKRUPTCY SOFTWARE FOR CONSUMERS" sources are available on the internet for under $50 to assist you in filling out the paperwork, but there is much more involved. FILING BANKRUPTCY WITHOUT A LAWYER is a very straightforward process, even for the individual, …
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No, you do not need a lawyer to sell furniture. It is usually separate from the home sale, although executed at the same time. It may be part of the same contract, if the home is purchased "furnished". Create a bill of sale stating the price and description of each item, including the condition (n…
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Answer The age is usually 17 or 18. If you look at it, most college students that become professional athletes are about 19 or older. A lot of high school students are only 17-19 years old when they enter professional leagues. However, pro associations such as the NBA,NFL,NHL,or MLB don't have an…
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No. Generally, a parent executes a power of attorney in order to give another adult the authority to make decisions for their child for only a short period such as when the child will be in the care of someone else as during a vacation. The person to whom the parent has given that power of attorney…
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When asked, what you like the most and least about a job, list a couple of things that you do love about it. Do not list anything that you don't like. Just say that there isn't anything that you don't like.
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That would depend on the lawyer, the type of law he's practicing and his employer. I would doubt that any lawyer "only" works 40 hours a week and some may work around the clock or 80 hours a week. But there's no set time frame that's standard for lawyers. There are way too many variables to give a p…
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From the U.S. Department of Labor: In May 2008, the median annual wages of all wage-and-salaried lawyers were $110,590. The middle half of the occupation earned between $74,980 and $163,320. Additional input from Answers.com contributors:Lawyers will all earn different amounts depending on the city,…
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Prospective employers seem to like answers such as these: I feel like I am a very good match for the qualifications you have described (or advertised). I am excited about this opportunity and am really interested in doing (or learning to do) this work. I am eager to show you what I can do. I r…
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Finding a Deceased Relative's Attorney Advice from FAQ Farmers: Contact the property recorder's or assessors office in the city or county where the deceased owned property. Place an ad in the local newspaper where the person died and also place an add in the legal press. Contact the Law S…
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children can tell you who they want to live with when they are 5 years old, but it is hard on the child, they want their parents together, not apart. the child might want to live with thire mum and then they might want to go to their dads, all i wanted was my parents together and i found it hard and…
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A lawyer usally makes about 400,000 dollars a year.
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.comGenerally the top 6 are considered to be: Yale Harvard Stanford University of Chicago Columbia NYU  based on the rankings from USnews.com, the top Law Schools are:Yale Harvard Stanford Columbia NYU University of Chicago University of Penn University of Michigan University of Virginia North…
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Entertainment Lawyer An entertainment lawyer is an attorney who specializes in all legal matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. "Transactional" lawyers draw up and negotiate contracts between artists, writers, producers, directors, agents, studios and record companies. "Litigators" ha…
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If it is truly lost, the court will reconstruct the file by having the parties provide certified true copies of the pleadings to both the court and the other side. All pleadings should have the court's filed stamp on them since it is standard practice to obtain "Filed" copies from the Clerk when fil…
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Answer The state laws are unique in the designation of what constitutes an emancipated minor basically Wisconsin law says (paraphrasing) emancipated minor status includes (1) A married, divorced or widowed person who is at least 16-years of age. (2) A minor who has GIVEN birth (pregnancy does not…
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about £60,000 a year within 3 years of graduation The above is not necessarily true. In the UK criminal law is funded via the legal aid system, which means lawyers are often paid a reduced fee, which consequently impacts on salaries. Even in London a criminal lawyer may never make £60,000 a year …
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You need to file for a modification of your current visitation agreement. In some states, a 14 y/o can decide whether or not she wants to visit. In other states, she may be stuck until she is 18 if there is no compelling reason to prevent her from visiting her father.If she is indicating that there …
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Answer Whoa! Back the truck up! First off it depends if he's just cheated once, but if he's cheated on you more than once this guy is a loser and consider yourself lucky to be rid of him. You don't owe him anything either way! We are all just human and we can make mistakes and even some…
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First, the last surviving parent's estate must be probated in order for legal title to pass to the heirs. If there was no will the property would pass to the heirs at law under the laws of intestacy and they would hold title as tenants in common. If that parent left a will it depends on the languag…
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A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
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An engineering degree, usually a Bachelor's degree of Engineering - a BE - to start with. Or you can become a better engineer and go for a higher education
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The colonial period was not glamorous or easy. It was a challenge for us who moved here because everyone was familiar with the easy pleasures of our lives in Europe. We had to struggle to even survive. Life was a challenge. The first permanent settlers here in North America w…
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The automatic stay is a provision under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prohibiting creditors from beginning or continuing proceedings for collecting owed amounts from a company or individual who files for bankruptcy. It is a court order and a creditor who violates the automatic stay could be held liable f…
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Answer A certificate is only 1 year of learning. Go for the Associates, you will get a higher paying job.
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Normally a total of seven years of college- four for a BA or BS plus three years in law school. There aren't any high school classes that are critical, but Civics, American History, Sociology and Psychology would all be helpful. A high grade point average in high school and college is beneficial. So…
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I'm sure that the state of Georgia has a penalty scale that goes up, the faster you were speeding.
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biology, chemistry, physics, mathAnd the key is to get into Dental school so you can get a license. Anatomy & Physiology, AP Physics, Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, physics, nutritional biochemistry, algebra II, precalculus, Foreign Language(2-4 Years), Speech. Some of those class…
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What is the salary of an accountant
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Becoming a lawyer is a very intensive process. A lawyer must have three to four years of undergraduate work to earn a BA or BS degree, which depends upon his or her major. This is known as a pre-law degree. Almost any major is acceptable, but many students choose political science, criminal justice,…
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An Attorney in general practice has an average monthly salary of between $4,000 to $7,000 + per month. This can fluctuate depending on the ares of practice and the location of said practice.
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No Degree is Neededclasses at night.  You should go for 4 years to an art school to be the best you can possibly be!! as long as you study it the better you become but you have to have creative skills
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Answer It terms of time, it takes seven years in the United States, if you go full-time. You have to have a bachelor's degree from a four-year college, and law school takes three years if you go full-time. If you are talking about money, of course you have to pay to take the SAT, to apply …
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In order to become a teacher in most states, if not every state in the US. A person needs to have a 4-year college degree or a degree from an accredited school. In addition, an individual must pass a state teaching exam and an extensive back ground check.
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Joel Steinberg (born May 25, 1941), a former New York criminal defense attorney, attracted international media attention when he was accused of murder in the November 2, 1987, death of a six-year-old girl, Elizabeth ("Lisa"), whom he had allegedly adopted under false pretenses. (Steinberg had report…
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YOU WILL NEED NO DIPLOMA,BUT LOTS OF EDUCATION. None, Just an idea of Boxing and its rules Answer A degree from the school of hard knocks is highly suggested. But for the most part good reflex's and enough guts and brains to survive in a chess match that will brake your face will sufice. you …
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Do you have an agent? Are you a member of a actor's union, like actors equity, or ACTRA? NO then you don't have a chance. Have you had any actual training to be an actor? It is NOT something that people just fall into. They train for YEARS before they get any work.
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Technically there are two, criminal and civil. Criminal attorneys practice in the area of prosecution or defense, covering many areas from high priority felonies to traffic and juvenile issues, and "white collar crime." Civil attorneys practice in many areas such as domestic law, tax law, corporate …
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Lawyers of all specialties advocate for their client(s) and present their case to the legal system in such a way that the best possible result can be obtained within the law. Furthermore, a lawyer helps their client(s) make informed and educated legal decisions. A lawyer is required by the America…
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If you can, come up with a good answer fast.If you can't think of a good answer, be honest. If it's a question about the company or yourself, say, "To be honest with you, I'm not sure how to answer that. I'd like to acquaint myself more fully with that topic (if it's a question related to the job or…
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Typically in the United States, students wishing to study law will obtain their four-year bachelor's degree and go on to a three year law program. So after high school, you'd be looking at another seven years of study for a J.D. degree. In England and Wales a lawyer can refer to either a barrister …
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Answer Public Defenders are for CRIMINAL cases ONLY. Not a civil case. Answer Contact the legal aid society in your community or the state bar association for referrals to attorneys who accept pro bono cases or who assess fees based on the person's ability to pay. Website for the American Bar…
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(J.D.) Juris Doctor or Doctor of Jurisprudence.  You have to have a four year degree (Bachelor's) and take the LSAT to apply to law school to get your Juris Doctor degree (3 yr degree) before being able to take the bar exam of the state you desire to get licensed in.  In most states a J…
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