I sort of see what your saying ticomaya. But you said you "considered yourself a lawyer" but you hadn't been sworn in and had not received a license from your state, even though you passed the bar. If you look up lawyer in blacks law dictionary it says.. Lawyer; one who is licensed to practice law. now excuse my ignorance on the matter but don't you receive the license to practice when your sworn in? So during that time span when you were acting under the supervision of an attorney, though was lawful, You cant really officially call yourself a lawyer could you?
Rule 705 TEMPORARY PERMIT TO PRACTICE
(a) Any applicant for admission to the bar upon written examination who is otherwise qualified for admission, may file with the Clerk of the Appellate Courts a request for a temporary permit to practice law. The request must be accompanied by a written statement from an attorney actively engaged in the practice of law in Kansas that such attorney will supervise and be responsible for the acts of the applicant during the period covered by the temporary certificate. If the Supreme Court shall find that the circumstances are such to justify it, a temporary permit may be granted, expiring at the date the results of the examination are announced, if unsuccessful, or, if successful, on the date the applicant is regularly admitted to the bar. The temporary permit shall be effective upon the applicant's taking an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and to conform to the oath prescribed by Rule 704(i).
An applicant who, within ten years prior to filing an application in Kansas, has failed a bar examination in Kansas or any other state or jurisdiction will not thereafter be eligible for a temporary permit.
(b) A practicing attorney of any state or territory in the United States who does not hold a license to practice law in Kansas and who has professional business in any Court in this state may be admitted for the time and purpose of such business by permission of the Court, on motion, without formal admission, upon compliance with the provisions of Rule 116 and/or Rule 1.01(f).
Does it matter, joe or jespah, whether you are good lawyer? Or, if you want a corner office with lots of windows, do you have to be a salesman? -rjb-
My question is this: will there still be a demand for IP/IT Lawyers in the upcoming years? I don't want to sink a considerable fortune into getting another hard degree, only to watch my job opportunites shipped off to someone who earns pennies on the dollar. My GPA was ok, nothing too fancy (ie around the high C+/B mark - thanks to a difficult engineering program), and i'll be sitting for the LSAT soon. How much weight do Law Schools put towards the GPA...should I be worried about not making it in? I'm a Canadian (in Canada ) but i'd like to go to a Law School in the States, as there are better opportunites in the States, and you guys have much better cell phone plans than we do up here :wink:.
I've spoken to a few IP Lawyers, and while the work is demanding, I love writing, and I'm technically inclined. I'd much prefer writing to evaluating circuits all day long, truth be told. I'm convinced that it's for me, I just hope that I have what it takes to make it in, stay in, and have a long lasting and interesting career for years to come.
Any advice/concerns would greatly be appreciated.
Greetings, Dickens, welcome to A2K.
A couple of my best friends from law school were EEs who went into intellectual property (IP) law. I think there will be a fairly steady demand for IP lawyers, especially those with technical backgrounds, in the foreseeable future.
Law schools have different formulas for weighing grades, LSAT scores, and other factors. Schools will typically have some sort of system to weigh not only GPAs, but also the types of classes that you took, the difficulty of your major field, and the quality of your undergraduate institution. So a nuclear engineering degree from MIT would probably weigh more than a Creative Writing degree from Podunk State. Remember, though, that schools will also take your non-academic factors into account, such as your work in the engineering field. With decent LSAT scores, you should probably have no trouble getting into a good law school.
Would you guys recommend a test prep school which is good? I've researched Kaplan, Oxford, etc, but I don't know which one is good, and which one will really prepare me for the LSAT's, and which one will just take my money, give me a book and tell me to read.