Similarly, hundreds of law school graduates will take the Illinois Bar exam this month to become licensed attorneys. These are our future advocates, litigators, judges, lawmakers, and public officials. The law dictates almost every facet of our day-to-day lives, and we must wonder, who exactly are the faces behind the law?
"Diversity in law practice should reflect the diversity in our country. My clients come from many different backgrounds, as do other lawyers' clients. In my experience with predominately Hispanic clients, I have learned that many people with legitimate legal issues often forego legal help because they don't know any lawyers who can relate to them. The presence of more minority practitioners would certainly encourage more people to exercise their rights."
There are many academic and financial resources available for any and all students seeking to explore a possible career in law, particularly within the crucial undergraduate and post-graduate years. College advisers, personal career mentors, and online resources can provide students and young college graduates with the knowledge necessary to prepare themselves for becoming well-rounded, mature, and competitive law school applicants and, in turn, successful lawyers.
The Law Office of Hugo A. Ortiz is committed to this goal. Please call our office or submit an online contact form to inquire about internship opportunities and professional mentorship.
Posted by DMM at the Law Offices of Hugo A. Ortiz.
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Statistical source: "Lawyer Demographics." American Bar Association, 2011.
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