Admission to the bar in the United States

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  • The Importance Of Elder Law

    According the American Bar Association, there were approximately 1.3 million lawyers in the United states in 2015 (ABA Survey). Of that million or so, over four hundred of them are CELAs or certified elder law attorneys. What is Elder law? Elder law is an area of specialty in law that caters to a specific type of clientele that include older persons, people with disabilities and their family members. Since it was only created around twenty-five years ago, elder law is not exactly a new field, but it’s newfound importance shows how society is shifting. The National Elder Law Foundation or NELF describes elder law as “legal practice of counseling and representing older persons” (nelf.org). Not all clients of elder law attorneys are in their old…

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  • Affirmative Action Do What It Should By Dan Slatermarch Analysis

    Sociology 2160-100The article “Does Affirmative Action Do What It Should?” by Dan Slatermarch asserts in many ways why affirmative action does work and why it doesn’t work. Clarence Thomas who is now an associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States stated reasons on why he opposed affirmative actions. In the article he told New York Times in 1982, “that affirmative action placed students in programs above their abilities (par 5).” He later on begin to assert how he watch the…

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  • Two Types Of Disbarment And Violations In Court

    sanctions are imposed. The textbook states that ‘disbarment’ is “only imposed for the most egregious violations or when there is a long-term pattern of serious unethical conduct”, while ‘suspension’ is when the attorney is “derived of the right to practice law for a specified period of time”. As has been noted, two of the attorneys (Jaskot and Adoff) have been disbarred and the other two (Greenman and Gahwyler) have been under suspension. All four attorneys were held in the Bergen County Jail,…

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  • New York Penal Law: Case Study

    QUESTIONS PRESENTED 1. Under New York Penal Law, false statements or failure to disclose material facts may result in denial of an application to the bar. William Gould admits to withholding information on his application for admission to the New York State Bar, and has no intention of remedying these omissions. Given that Mr. Gould has left important information from his bar application, is he likely to be admitted to practice law in the state of New York? 2. Mr. Gould has divulged…

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  • The Importance Of Self-Incrimination In The Fifth Amendment

    witness in their own trial so that the possibility of self-incrimination is diminished. The self-incrimination clause protects defendants, but can be misconstrued at times as an admission of guilt by the defendant. There are several cases that have had to deal with the issue of self-incrimination, including Salinas v. Texas 570 US __ (2013) and Mitchell v. United States 526 US 314 (1999). Salinas v. Texas 570 US __ (2013) FACTS: In the case of Salinas v. Texas 570 US __ (2013), a double…

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  • Affirmative Action And Discrimination Cases

    been a goal within education since the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) that “separate but equal” violated the Fourteenth Amendment. Lipson (2007) state selective universities has been practicing race-based affirmative action and other racial diversity policies since 1960s. Many institutions try to establish methods to diversify the student body that does not discriminate against any particular group of ethnicities. Kaplan (2014) states admissions…

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  • Benefits Of Becoming A Lawyer

    Lawyers can have cases from divorce and child custody to malpractice suits. Most of the time, the workers who do choose to work alone may often practice general law in order to have larger range of clientele. Now “Public Interest Lawyers”, can offer individualized legal services to clients, as well as work on legal reformation. They work for disability rights, health justice, and environmental justice. You can find many of these lawyers in non-profit organizations and government agencies. Much…

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  • Affirmative Action Reform

    In all fairness, the aim of providing preferential treatment to promising applicants who may not have had the same privileges and opportunities as other applicants is extremely noble in its intention (Liu, 2010). However, this begs the question as to how an admissions board is able to effectively gauge the degree to which any specific applicant has suffered from a lack of opportunity (Liu, 2010). It is impossible for any individual on an admissions board to effectively determine the extent of…

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  • Affirmative Action In The Grutter V. Bollinger Case

    The United States government enacted affirmative action in 1961 during the Kennedy administration to give minorities an equal opportunity in society (“A brief History…”). Since then, many colleges and companies across the nation have implemented this action. Included in this action is a group of executive orders. One of the most popular executive actions introduced is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that requires companies employed by the federal government to not judge based on…

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  • Russian-German Immigration

    Throughout the 1900’s, Russian and German Jews immigrated to the United States in massive droves. Between 1881 and 1914, over three million Russian Jews immigrated to the United States. They formed their own communities and neighborhoods, especially in cities such as New York, where the Lower East Side was composed almost entirely of Jewish immigrants. The Russian Jews immigrated to the United States for a plethora of reasons, most of which related to the prejudices and bigotry that they had…

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