American Bar Association
Question: The American Bar association
is a registry and legal representative of all attorneys in the US. Thank you!
Answer: Bar exams are administered on a state by state
basis. You should go to the state bar site of the state you are interested in
and it should tell you. I believe though, that all states hold one bar exam in
February and one in July.
Question: My attorney and I were negotiating visitation
arrangments with my ex's attorney and reached an agreement that visitation would
start the following week, then he filed a contempt of court against me stating
that visitation was to start that day even though his attorney agreed that it
would not start til the next week, I have several wittness that heard this . His
attorney is now lying and saying this was not agreed on but it was!! Can I turn
a complaint into the Bar? I think this attorney is just trying to keep this
going to make more money off my ex,, but iam paying also!! what should i do,, my
ex wont listen. My attorney says we should just try and get along but he also
knows that visitation was to start the next week!! and the contempt papers have
already been filed!
Answer: there is a link to report attorneys on the American
Bar website...you have to fill out a form. I'm not sure it would be helpful in
your situation, unfortunately, if there is nothing in writing, it will be
extremely difficult to prove. Your lawyer could help you, but attorney's seem
reluctant to turn each other in for some reason. Your best bet would be to get
your ex to file the complaint..but if he won't listen, you could give it a try
yourself. Good luck!
Question: Okay, so I just finished the police academy, and I
realized that I do not want to become a police officer any longer (LONG story).
However, I do have a bachelors degree in Criminology & Sociology with a
Psychology minor. I have always been interested in law, and would love to pursue
a legal education and career. I am in the process of applying to law school;
however, I do not think I scored well enough on the LSAT in order to get into my
schools. Of late, my mom suggested that as a back up plan I should enroll in my
local community college's post-bachelors degree paralegal certification program
(it's endorsed by the American Bar
Association). She says that with this certification, I can work in a law
firm under the direction of attorneys. I myself looked into the job itself via
online research and people who have been/currently are in the field. They all
say that they love it. My online research also yielded favorable results,
suggesting that the career is a decent paying career and can allow you to get
your foot in the door for law school, etc. What do you all think? Anybody who
is/was a paralegal or attorney that works with paralegals and would like to
share the pros and cons of this job?
Answer: Paralegal certification is a joke. The "ABA
endorsement" doesn't mean what you think it means. (The ABA is essentially a
political action committee and I guarantee to you that ABA endorsement means the
ABA is getting paid to provide the endorsement.) There is no testing or
licensing associated with being a paralegal - and very few law firms (my own
included) do not hire a paralegal based on a certification. If your goal is to
become a lawyer, then I absolutely would not recommend that you work as a
paralegal or even in a law office. Working in a law office does not allow you to
get a foot in the door for law school. But, in my experience, working in a law
office makes it much harder for a law student to suceed in law school. (Law
school does not reward the practical practice of law.) Apply to lower tiered law
Question: I know that the public defender has a supervisor,
but who is the supervisor's supervisor? I am not talking about the American
Bar Association. Would you request of the court another public defender?
Answer: Public defenders have supervising attorneys over
them. If you feel the attorney needs to be reported, ask who is the supervising
attorney and make the complaint to that person. You can request another public
defender, but you must have a very good reason for doing so.