Admission to the bar in the United States

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The controversy on immigration the last few years has been prominent. President Donald Trump, our newly elected president has strong beliefs on immigration. Coming from Washington, President Donald Trump's huge move to bar more than 218 million people from the United States and to deny entry to all refugees echoed worldwide, as anarchy and misperception flowed through US airports. American law enforcement agencies and distant countries trying to comprehend Trump’s innovative rule. Trump's…

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    Ending The War On Drugs

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    cost the United States a lot of money despite being the War being very unsuccessful. Some say the War On drugs is a war on people or a war on minorities. According, to Dirk Chase Eldridge, the author of “Ending The War On Drugs”, the United States has 5 percent of the world’s population but consumes 60 percent of its illicit drugs. For decades, The United States has conducted a costly, escalating, and largely futile, war on illegal drugs. The War on Drugs has been paid for using billions of…

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    As the nation sees what they want to see, we fail to look at the truth. As the United States becomes an increasingly diverse nation, the lack of Black legal professionals is cause for major concern. The complex look into the obstacles facing African Americans reaching the status of judge will be examined. Furthermore, we will examine the process it takes to become a judge, the education as well as social disparities faced amongst African Americans. The lack of African American Judges can be…

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