National Be Kind To Lawyers Day 2021 is on Thursday, April 8, 2021: What kind of lesser crimes deferred those being drafted for the Vietnam war?
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Good evening “.”,
I hope you had a great day. Do you realize some young men convicted of a felony in the early sixties were given a choice by the judge to volunteer for the army or go to jail?
What do you mean by “Lesser Crimes”? In my opinion, “lesser crimes” would be: Being RICH.
The Selective Service System provided ample and diverse loopholes within their classifications to permit those meeting specific criteria to LAWFULLY avoid military service. All the public heard about was the POOR WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO PAY.
The most abused one was Class II-A, Occupational Deferment. If your employer deemed that your skills were critical to their business, a deferment could have been part of their employment package. Although this classification favored large POLITICALLY INFLUENTIAL, aerospace and military type contractors, it also applied to firemen, policemen, math and science teachers, and a host of other employment categories of which none applied to the POOR working man or POOR college/university students.
If you were RICH or did not have to work, you could go to college/university full time. Anything less than twelve (12) units was NOT considered a college/university student, and you would automatically be drafted.
One of the best deferments of all was Agricultural Occupation. This was used by sons of RICH southern tobacco and cotton farm owners.
If you were rich, you could pay a doctor or dentist to claim whatever and classifying you as 1Y. Therefore making you deferred from the draft.
If you were RICH, you could pay a lawyer to write a letter to explain how much your parents needed you. This was a “hardship deferment”, 3-A. The actor George Hamilton was a good example. Note the movies he made during the sixties (60’s).
If you were RICH and your family was active in politics, a politician could write you a letter stating you had an important job for national defense.
If you were Rich and wanted to be a “true blue American boy”, you could submit your name into the National or Coast Guard. This would look good on your future resume. This is the case with President George Bush. He campaigned for his father while in the National Guard.
Through the years, I have listened to politicians give reasons why they did not serve in the military, President Clinton, President George Bush, Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, and many others. I have listened to reasons why actors could not serve in the military John Wayne, Rush Limbaugh, and George Hamilton. They do not see this as a lesser crime.
What lesser crime are you talking about???
In Vietnam I watched THOUSANDS of men on BOTH sides die because the so-called leaders/governments/politicians broke off peace talks because they could not agree on rather the negotiation’s table should be ROUND or SQUARE.
I would consider this a “lesser crime”. What about you?
Hard but fair, I wish you and your family a beautiful day. Peace, from Los Angeles.
Roughly how many hours does a commercial lawyer work per day?
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Are You kind enough to help me?
You need to apply yourself in school. Get good grades. Getting into college with good grades, getting good grades in college to get into law school.
It's great to have a goal. What you can do right now is dow well in school, apply yourself to your studies. Take lots of English, writing, Social Science classes. You might join the HS forensics team, speech, debate, etc. Some schools have mock trial teams, or scholastic bowls. These can be good preparation. Part of being an attorney requires public speaking.
Step One - Obtain a bachelor’s degree from a college or university. This needs to be a four-year degree; an associates degree is not sufficient for admission into law school. Your particular choice of major does not matter much, at least not for purposes of getting into law school. However, your GPA in school is extremely important in determining whether you will get to move on to a law school.
Step Two - Take the Law School Admissions Test, better known as the LSAT. This is a test that is similar to exams such as the ACT or SAT, but this particular test is geared towards evaluating your potential to perform well in law school. This half-day test contains multiple choice questions as well as essay questions. This test is critically important, and most people serious about going to law school will purchase study materials, take practice tests, and perhaps even take an LSAT prep course to get ready for the exam.
Step Three – Get accepted to law school. Admission to law school will be based almost entirely on your college GPA and your LSAT score, and many law schools have minimum scores you must reach on each before they will even consider your application.
Step Four – Graduate from law school. It takes a minimum of three years to graduate from a full-time law school program; longer if you attend a program that has a part-time option. Law school exams are almost always essay questions, and to do well you have to learn the formula for writing a law school essay. It is not enough to know the information; you have to know the proper format for spitting it back out to the professor who is scanning your answer for the key words and phrases. The students who figure out the system early are the ones who will be on law review.
Step Five – Study for the bar exam. While you might believe that your law school education prepared you for the bar exam, what it really prepared you for was to cram three years of legal education into a few weeks of bar review time. Most law school graduates will take a bar review course to organize their test preparation and to make sure they cover everything they need to know. After all the time and money you have invested in your legal education to this point, investing in a bar review course is a small price to pay for passing the bar on your first attempt.
Step Six – Pass the bar exam for the state in which you want to practice law. The testing protocols and requirements vary from state to state, but most states utilize exam materials provided by the National Council of Bar Examiners. The required tests may include the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).
Step Seven – Pass the Character and Fitness evaluation. Those who think lawyers have no ethics may be surprised that applicants to the bar in most states must submit to a Character and Fitness Investigation, usually conducted by the National Council of Bar Examiners. This investigation is extensive and intrusive, delving not only into whether you have a criminal record, but also looking at traffic tickets, credit reports, substance abuse issues, and even medical records. The evaluation may be unpleasant to some, but it is a necessary step in order to practice law.
Once you complete these seven steps, you are ready to launch your legal career!
Step 1 Learn everything you can about what it means to be a member of the legal profession, including typical employment opportunities, amound of school required, certification necessary in your state and the inside scoop from practicing lawyers on how they like their jobs.
Step 2 Get a 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized institute and make sure you graduate with a high Grade Point Average (GPA).
Step 3 Prepare well for LSAT (Law School Admission Test). It is a pre-test for getting admission to a law school. There are several prep courses offered or you can purchase books, tapes or other self-testing supplies to prepare for the test. You can even purchase and read relevant law books for your LSAT preparation (see Resources below).
Step 4 Apply to at least three law schools, as you may not gain admission to every institute where you send the application. Know that the law school should be recognized by ABA (American Bar Association). The accreditation of law schools may vary from state to state.
Step 5 Complete your three-year law course from the institute or university you selected. Try to participate in as many extracurricular activities as you can, such as the Bar Review, internships or writing for a campus law journal. This will help you add experience to your resume when it is time to graduate and look for a job.
Step 6 Choose your specialized area for practice during your law graduation. At the end of your graduation, you would receive a Juris Doctor, or J.D. degree.
Step 7 Pass the state Bar association exams. You can find out when state testa re administered by contaction the state Bar associations. If you want to take the Bar in another state, make sure you find out the requirements, dates, fees and other info in plenty of time.
Step8Prepare a resume highlighting your experience and skills and start pounding the pavement looking for a job as a lawyer. There are many different kinds of lawyer positions in the public and private sector.