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Legal Topic of the Week

Preliminary notes to Reader:

  • As an attorney, I receive many telephone calls each month from people across the state who have legal questions. For many people, the laws at the federal, state and local levels have become too confusing. Clearly, these days, the ten commandments are not the only laws that we must live by. Hopefully, this section will help you cut through some of the legal jargon that is out there and may help you understand some of your rights that you have. This section is not intended to be a replacement for consulting an attorney on a legal matter. It is only written to give you something to think about...
  • Since much of my practice involves personal injury (auto accidents, premises liability), family law (divorce, custody, visitation, child support), criminal matters and estate planning (wills, trusts and advance directives), it obviously makes sense to start the "Legal Topic of the Week" section with these areas first.
  • Just lately, I was fortunate to address a group of young students at South Wayne Junior High School, Pike High School and Lawrence Central High School who expressed some interest in possibly becoming a lawyer someday.  I thought you might be interested in looking at the outline of my speech to those students. If you have a group or organization that is looking for a speaker at your next meeting, feel free to give my office a call.

So...you want to become a lawyer?

A. Background info

1. Personal Info

2. Solo general practitioner

3. Communicator

4. Work hard and earn respect

5. A good lawyer should be a research expert

B. Why we need lawyers

1. Lawyer = one who works at the law

2. Law = the code of conduct that we all must live by

3. Laws are necessary - makes our communities better places to live in

4. There are many laws and many of the laws are difficult to understand

5. Lawyers go to school to learn how to understand laws

C. What does a lawyer do?

1. Advisor - informs what the law allows us to do and what the law says we can’t do

2. Advocate - takes a person's side and argues for that person

3. There are many other things that lawyers can do

D. What do you need to do to become a lawyer?

1. Education

2. Study hard to become a lawyer

3. Be willing to devote some time to becoming a lawyer

4. Read

5. Become good at speaking

6. Be a good writer - Words are the main tools of the lawyer

7. Learn to listen

8. Stand out from others in a good and positive way

a. Honesty - "honesty is always the best policy"

b. Strong work ethic - "successful people develop the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do"

c. Unselfish

d. Compassionate to others

e. Other important qualities

* Law is a noble profession. Lawyers are guardians of the law.

Disclaimer to Reader:: The above is not legal advice and you should not rely on it. Everything on this web page is general information only. Nothing on this web page establishes an attorney-client relationship. If you have a legal question or problem, please consult an attorney.

Please send mail to dwayne@cooperlegalservices.com with any questions or comments that you might have about this web site.

Disclaimer to Reader:: The above is not legal advice and you should not rely on it. Everything on this web page is general information only. Nothing on this web page establishes an attorney-client relationship. If you have a legal question or problem, please consult an attorney.

 

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