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Hey people!

外围体育投注Everywhere I look online, I tend to see an extreme amount of bias in favor of "Go T-14, go Big Law, make $$$ and die" as the attorney career path. This means that ranking is important above both cost and (to a degree,) location in terms of where a student should go. In my Alternative Dispute Resolution (undergrad) class, we are learning about arbitration, and I'm thinking this might be a path I'm interested in going.

外围体育投注For arbitration, mediation, and negotiation, how important would you rank law school ranking, law school location, and law school cost for people wanting to start their career in arbitration?

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外围体育投注The financial burden is horrible.

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外围体育投注I have a friend who’s dealing with something I have never heard of before. She hired an immigration lawyer for a marriage green card case and then lost contact with the lawyer for almost a month.

She apparently found out through a google search that the lawyer had filed for chapter 7/13 Bankruptcy. Does that mean her case will be stalled? What can this actually mean and should she be worried?

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I was having a discussion with an acquaintance who believes that "freedom" is more important than safety. This is obviously in relation to the arguments going back and forth about face mask mandates in the U.S. right now. I'm curious to get some feedback from actual lawyers on one of his responses regarding what the U.S. legal system is based on. The exact quote is, "No victim no crime, the way it was meant to be. It's actually part of the core of our legal system. Its just been perverted over the years and we have fallen away from the way things were meant to be."

外围体育投注I'm not sure where he got the idea that the "core" of our legal system is "no victim no crime". As I have always heard it having grown up in the U.S. the "core" of our legal system, if I were to say there was one, would be "innocent until proven guilty". In that phrase there's no inherent implication of a "victim" as my acquaintance would imply. I suppose the Government could be considered the victim if you wanted to really extrapolate the phrase but regardless, it seems silly that our legal system would be based on the concept of there is no crime if there is no victim. We have laws to enforce against drunk driving, speeding, etc... there are no explicit victims in these crimes, unless obviously if you were to cause an accident, but most people would agree that these are common sense laws to disincentivize the activity deemed criminal. So, my question really is, what's the "core" of the U.S. legal system if there really is such a thing that can be defined as such? The constitution provides the framework for creating our laws via Congress.. I've never heard of anything in the Constitution or otherwise that explicitly defines what the core of our legal system is.

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Hi all,

外围体育投注Like a variety of people, I've had to reconsider my career future in light of COVID. I have a top ten law degree, no significant legal experience, but a good number of connections (with a surprising array of folks).

外围体育投注I got an interesting opportunity to work for an international non-profit. I explained my experience-level to them and said I couldn't work on anything unsupervised, and they were fine with that. I did everything pro bono. This week I got sick and fell behind (it was a deadline I set myself). I was communicative about the delay but felt anxious. I finished a research memo in the middle of the night. Stupidly I sent out a draft, which I then realized contained a few typos.

When I woke up, I saw a couple more and overhauled the memo. Maybe it was a lack of sleep, but I still haven't edited them all out. I'm now at three drafts (no response, which isn't atypical).I can pretty guarantee no one has read them yet, and I assume only the last one will be. Two typos remain, and they are semi-substantive. They wouldn't impact my primary conclusion, but I'm not sure how to proceed. I think sending a fourth draft will make me seem insane and incompetent (which, in this case, is probably right).

What's the most ethical way I can proceed here? I accept that I may screw up the opportunity, but I'd still do the right thing. However, if there's some way to save this/mitigate it slightly, I'd love input.

I'm not sure what I'm even looking for here. As an FYI, these people are famous and connected (they aren't lawyers, but they wouldn't be moving forward on anything I wrote without attorneys who I helped them source). I could care less about the star factor. I care about doing the right thing, and, of course, my reputation.

外围体育投注They've seemed happy with my work so far. I've also connected the main folks with some useful contacts.

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