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Gravett Gravett: Divorce Attorneys Who Help Couples Save Their Marriages

Gravett Gravett: Divorce Attorneys Who Help Couples Save Their Marriages | Becoming A Lawyer | Scoop.it
A blog offering lawyers career and work life balance resources and attorney retention strategies for law firms
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This article is the perfect example as to how a lawyer should act. It should not be about getting hat quick buck , but rather about doing the right thing , because at the end of the day karma always plays a role in life. This divorce law firm , instead of encouraging divorce , try to stop it , and save the marriage. This firm provides the couple with list of psychologists they can go to in the Westchester area, a list of websites that have exercises and resolutions to the problem at hand, as well as a link to books that are on the topic on amazon.com.This a perfect example of people doing the right thing. This is actually the opposite of greedy for in some cases they are actually giving money away. The reason I know about this great firm is because a friend of mine’s parents went here and they are still together after going in and talking to the people. They went to couples therapy as recommended and they have never been happier. So even just changing one life I think these people are making a difference.

 

Imparl, Steve. "JD Bliss." Gravett Gravett: Divorce Attorneys Who Help Couples Save Their Marriages. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. <http://www.jdblissblog.com/2008/10/gravett-gravett.html>.

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Lawyer Salary Information | Best Jobs | US News Careers

Lawyer Salary Information | Best Jobs | US News Careers | Becoming A Lawyer | Scoop.it
Find out information on the average lawyer salary, plus an overview of the best-paying cities for lawyers across the United States.
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While being a lawyer is a job with many emotional rewards , like helping someone who is struggling to get there case together , or even give legal advice to a friend who made a mistake and doesn’t know how to move on with his life. Although these are great reasons to become a lawyer , I think we can all agree that most people who get into this field do it for the paycheck with being a successful or lawyer , or even better a partner in a law firm. The median for lawyers is 110,00 dollars , and the top 10% of lawyers make over 166,000 dollars. Obviously this statistic says something about how most lawyers are living, maybe this is how they can afford to wear a different suit everyday. In all seriousness this may be the fact that keeps drawing me to becoming a lawyer. I don’t want to do something solely for the paycheck, but it does make a difference in what role I would like to take. Especially considering the fact when I get older I would like to live in  Greenwich in which most of the houses are in the millions.

 

"Lawyer: Salary." Lawyer Salary Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. <http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/lawyer/salary>.

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Peter Burke's comment, April 2, 2013 10:10 PM
This article by Edward Curry is one of the most truthful I have read out of each of the scoop.it articles by other classmates. Finally, someone has admitted that one does not only get a job for pleasure, for the paycheck and financial benefits are the reason why people have jobs, isn't it. Mr. Curry did not simply say that he wants to be a lawyer for the money. If you have read his other articles you would agree that he does have a passion for law and order. Therefore, I believe that Mr. Curry would make an excellent lawyer. And I also solute Mr. Curry for his honesty. In a world where people are told everyday that money is no object, Mr. Curry was brave in telling the truth - money is a very, very important object.
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE [A LAWYER], THAT IS THE QUESTION

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This list of reasons to become a lawyer includes: self-confidence boost, the paycheck, your output on life, you will learn your rights and responsibilities. However, the most important reason is you can change the world. In a society where corruption is largely apart of businesses and even government, being able to have a positive output on society will really make a difference. Now not every lawyer will necessarily change the way people live, but when lawyers really put their mind to living and acting in a just way, the lawyer can actually change multiple people’s lives. For example a man, who is a big shot politician, files a lawsuit with a innocent man. Some lawyers would not really go all out in fear of irritating this powerful politician. However, a lawyer who really cares about doing the right thing could put up a huge fight and possibly get this man off the hook. Now I know that money, power, and respect are important things to consider when deciding on a job, but for me the thing that draws me the most is the fact you can make a difference, that’s why I want to become a lawyer.

 

Guenther, David. "TO BE OR NOT TO BE [A LAWYER], THAT IS THE QUESTION." TO BE OR NOT TO BE [A LAWYER], THAT IS THE QUESTION. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. <http://www.100megsfree3.com/wordsmith/2bornot2.html>. ;
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Why I Love Being a Lawyer - ABA Journal

Why I Love Being a Lawyer - ABA Journal | Becoming A Lawyer | Scoop.it
(Seriously) We've all seen the downbeat headlines—surveys show as many as half of all lawyers wouldn't enter the profession if they had it to do over, wouldn't recommend their children become lawyers, would rather be digging ditches or breaking...
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     At the time, Jay Foonberg, had to no experience with criminal law, but was assigned to defend a woman charged with 22 counts of forgery. The woman not knowing she was actually innocent, told Jay she was guilty. Now Jay, knowing a base of criminal law , realized after hearing the story that because her husband who was a social security worker, who was sick in the hospital had told her to sign them, made her innocent. The case was dismissed by the state and the woman walked away free. Now I know some lawyers are not the most honest people ,and sometimes get a bad rep, but stories like these make me want to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer. The reason is , I want to help innocent people walk away free, just like Jay! The fact that a woman who was 100% innocent and had admitted she was a guilty of something she didn’t do , just because she wasn’t familiar in law , makes me want to defend people like this. Sure you may not be paid a huge paycheck for helping someone who didn’t hire you but the pride you must feel after something like this makes up for it. As well as the thanks that this woman must of given

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Pro Bono success stories

Pro Bono success stories | Becoming A Lawyer | Scoop.it
The Daily Record publishes news, profiles and articles of interest to the Jacksonville urban core's business, financial and legal communities.
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Today a lot of people get sucked into the material world and forget the message of Jesus, to love one another as you would like to be treated , and quite frankly , these 6 lawyers mentioned in the article are living that way. These attorneys volunteer countless numbers of hours giving legal advice to people who can’t afford their own lawyers. The cases that these lawyers dealt with are endless. From housing, to domestic abuse, to family cases. Now I am sure at one point these lawyers were trying to make money, but instead of going for that 6 digit paycheck these attorneys are volunteering countless of hours to assist those can’t assist themselves, now I am almost positive not all these people are Catholic ore even Christian , but they are indeed living the way Jesus told us too , for these people will see the kingdom of God , most definitely. In years to come this is what I hope to do with my time , volunteer and help those in need, for they need the help a lot more than I need the extra cash , if I am indeed a lawyer.

 

 

Para, Kathy. "Pro Bono Success Stories." Pro Bono Success Stories. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. <http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=530069&gt;.

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Education Requirements for Becoming a Lawyer

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Students searching for education requirements for becoming a lawyer found the following information and resources relevant and helpful.
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Being a lawyer is something a lot of people strive to do in their lifetime for it a profession that comes with a lot of respect. The reason being is that is very tough to become a lawyer, based on the many challenging things you must accomplish to go forth in your endeavors to become a part of the United States legal system. To become a lawyer first of all you must first go to four years of college, where in most cases you must stay on top of your academia to achieve great success in the future. After that you must go to law school for at least three years, if not more! After that you must pass the bar exam, which in itself requires a ton of studying. The bar exam may consist of several different parts , such as essays or testing the future lawyer’s knowledge on how to act professionally. However, throughout all the required work I would still love to become a lawyer , for it is in my opinion, the best job to have for several reasons. Most people would give up on this much school but I follow the idea that if don’t give up it’s worth it, but if you give up , you’re worthy.

 

"Education Requirements For Becoming A Lawyer." N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Apr. 2013. <http://education-portal.com/education_requirements_for_becoming_a_lawyer.html>.

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Lawyer helps immigrants untangle federal laws

Lawyer helps immigrants untangle federal laws | Becoming A Lawyer | Scoop.it
A law degree may not be required to decipher confusing federal immigration laws, but it doesn’t hurt to have one.
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     Many immigrants in the United States come here illegally. Now, most of these people do not come here in malice, by trying to be sneaky and unlawful, but just can't get the papers or money. So they come illegally. Now most of these will stay illegal but in 47 counties in Illinois they are being assisted to become lawful United States citizens. Without the help of these 4 attorneys, they are being given the legal advice needed. Now I know most people dislike these types of people, who come here without the proper documentation. However most of these people do so because they know no better. With caring citizens like these, the United States is becoming a more unified state, which is a plus in my book any day! This will also in my eyes help the government if more firms start to do this because when illegal immigrants become legal, they are force to pay tax, which will then benefit our large number of debt we are in.

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