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Orion

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How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« on: April 29, 2006, 05:25:34 PM »
How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer, or break in with a firm that does personal Injury, torts, ect... 

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 06:09:05 PM »
your question is too broad, it all depends on the area, your school and your grades.  Also do you want to advertise on bus benches or be respected?

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006, 09:01:39 PM »
Not that hard...focus your studies on advanced litigation courses and try out for your school's trial team and/or moot court.  Also, try and get an internship with the PD or Prosecutor's office in your area.     

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006, 09:53:56 PM »
PD & DAs get lots of trial experience. Another good way is to work for a municipal tort claims department- cities get sued a lot, so heavy caseloads and lots of litigation. JAG isn't a bad move either- great training and experience.

Of course, all of them don't pay too well.

Smaller PI firms seemed to be looking for people they could work with instead of stellar academics  (or at least the ones that I interviewed at)


However, I'd recommend working for a trial lawyer before deciding that's what you want to do. Trial work can be boring.

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 08:00:02 AM »
I heard the same thing about smaller PI Firms...Is that lucrative though?   Is their the potential to make a decent living?

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 08:04:58 AM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.
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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 10:49:34 PM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.


You are such a f**king a##hole. Get a life, feminine hygiene product bag.

brewha

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 12:41:55 AM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.


You are such a f**king a##hole. Get a life, feminine hygiene product bag.



That's Mr. feminine hygiene product Bag to you.  And if I may hazard a guess, pretty much no law student has a life right around this time of year.
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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006, 03:59:50 PM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.

its people like you who give lawyers a bad name.  yeah thats right, its.  no apostrophe.

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Re: How hard is it to become a Trial Lawyer
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006, 06:31:43 PM »
Is their the potential to make a decent living?


Not when you spell like this.  You may want to look up a career as a "Door Greeter" at Walmart.

its people like you who give lawyers a bad name.  yeah thats right, its.  no apostrophe.

what about the apostrophe in "that's"? you missed that one too.    :o