Poverty Law

Poverty Law

Poverty law is the practice of law as it intersects with the less privileged in society. The practice of poverty law concerns itself with making sure that poor people and the disadvantaged are treated fairly under the law. Poverty law isn’t always representing clients in court. It might include analysis of issues that impact the poor. It also might include advocacy for changes in laws and policies. Poverty law is a broad term that includes many different government entities, private businesses, groups (…)

Biotechnology Law

Biotechnology Law

Biotechnology law is the broad name for the area of law practice that encompasses biotechnology. It is a relatively new field of legal practice as it has only been around since about 1970. Lawyers that practice in this area often will be involved in a biotechnology project from the beginning, throughout the development process, marketing, and bringing the idea to fruition. Biotechnology law includes several aspects such as contract, tax, real property, corporation, and intellectual property. Biotechnology is technology that relates (…)

Trademark Law

Trademark Law

Trademarks are symbols that mark a product to show that it comes from a particular source. Some of the earliest trademarks can be dated back to the Roman Empire when blacksmiths would use a trademark to show that they had made a particular sword. Samson is the first company in the United States that used a trademark. Names of Marks The name of a business or company is a trade name. The terms “trade name” and “commercial name” mean any (…)

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Constitutional law is the law that relates to interpreting, implementing and amending the United States constitution and the constitutions of the 50 states. It is an area of law that focuses on what the constitution says, what it means and what its limitations are. As social and political issues change and develop in the United States, attorneys who practice constitutional law bring these issues to the courts to ask for clarification about the meaning, interpretation and enforcement of the constitution. (…)

consumer protection

Consumer Law

Consumer law is the group of laws that protect the public at large from unfair and predatory business practices. Consumer laws protect the public from unscrupulous ways of doing business. The area of law requires compliance from the corporations that consumer laws regulate. What does consumer law regulate? The practice of consumer law concerns itself with protecting individuals from unfair trade, inaccurate information and unethical ways of doing business. Say the phrase consumer law and most people probably think of (…)

Environmental Lawyer

Environmental Law

Environmental law is the collection of laws, regulations, agreements and common law that governs how humans interact with their environment. The purpose of environmental law is to protect the environment and create rules for how people can use natural resources. Environmental laws not only aim to protect the environment from harm, but they also determine who can use natural resources and on what terms. Laws may regulate pollution, the use of natural resources, forest protection, mineral harvesting and animal and (…)

civil rights lawyer

Civil Rights Law

Civil rights law is the area of law that gives people in society the right to be free from certain types of discrimination. It’s the area of law that gives people the right to equal and fair treatment in society. Civil rights law creates protected classes of people. It gives people in these classes the protection of the law when others try to discriminate against them based on the class characteristic. What are civil rights laws? Civil rights laws are (…)

Homeland Security Careers

Department of Homeland Security Careers

According to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS.gov), as a Homeland Security employee, you will work to help protect the airports, US borders, waterways, and seaports of the United States as well as research and develop new technologies for security, respond to terrorist acts and natural disasters, and work on analyzing intelligence reports that are received. Career Opportunities There are many unique Homeland Security career opportunities available with the DHS. Law Enforcement – these careers include protecting the vice president (…)

Doctor of Laws (J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Doctor of Laws (J.S.D./S.J.D.)

After graduating with a Juris Doctor a person is eligible for practicing law in the particular state where they pass their bar examination. A person may then go on to specialize in a specific area of the law and study for a Master of Laws degree. For those individuals that prefer to work in academia or in other types of work that has an emphasis in legal scholarship, the Doctor of Laws is the next step. A Doctor of Laws (…)

Space Law

Space Law

Does the United States own the moon? Have you ever wondered if there are laws about space? Space law is the body of laws, agreements and treaties that govern outer space. Worldwide leaders must grapple with how to regulate activity in space. Space law covers issues like rules for exploration, weapons use, damage for liability, rescue efforts for astronauts in distress, environmental regulations and records of space activity. What do space lawyers do? Space lawyers draft international treaties and national (…)

U.S. Marshal (Deputy)

How to Become a U.S. Marshal (Deputy)

The USMS (United States Marshals Service) is the oldest of the federal law enforcement agencies in the United States and served the country since 1789. The USMS acts as the law enforcement of the judiciary department. There are 94 district offices, one for each of the federal judicial districts. There are also 218 sub-offices and 3 foreign offices. A US Marshal manages each of the district offices and receives his job through appointment by the President. Each of the other (…)

DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while impaired) law

DUI / DWI Law

DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while impaired) law is the body of law that makes up criminal drunk driving and impaired driving charges. Any law that penalizes driving under the influence or driving with an unlawful bodily content of alcohol or drugs is a DUI / DWI law. DUI / DWI law involves both prosecuting and defending against cases of drunk driving. There are several ways to be a drunk driver In all 50 U.S. states, DUI / (…)

Obscenity Law

Obscenity Law

Obscenity law is the law that regulates what images, speech and other expressions individuals can lawfully communicate. Obscenity law concerns itself with banning or suppressing speech that violates standards of good taste and decency. The area of law balances legitimate communication in a free society with the purposes of public censorship. The practice of obscenity law involves prosecuting and defending cases that challenge and interpret obscenity laws. Why do obscenity laws exist? Obscenity laws protect a sense of morality in (…)

Social Security Disability Law

Social Security Disability Law

Social Security disability laws provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. Benefits provided under these laws include insurance that will pay benefits to both the disabled individual and their family as long as you have paid enough in social security through work. Supplemental security income is provided based on financial needs. An attorney is not allowed to charge you a fee unless it has been approved by Social Security. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are only paid to individuals who are totally disabled, as that term (…)

border patrol careers

Border Patrol Agent

According the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), since its inception in 1924, the Border Patrol’s primary mission remains unchanged: to detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States.  This may include apprehending individuals who are in violation of the laws of immigration. Border Patrol agents also help prevent terrorists and terrorists weapons, including weapons of mass destruction, from entering the United States. Qualifications In order to start a border patrol career a person must be under the (…)

Product Liability Law

Product Liability Law

Product liability law is a type of personal injury law that gives victims a legal cause of action when they’re hurt because of a dangerous product. People and corporations who make products must make products that are safe. Products liability is the area of law that governs what manufacturers must do to protect public safety and what rights victims have if they’re hurt because of a defective product. Product liability law is also called products liability law. Product liability law (…)

Communications Law

Communications Law

Communications law is the practice of law that relates to the exchange of information using technology. It’s any law that involves the regulation and use of electronic telecommunication. Communication law includes technologies like radio, television, cable and broadband internet. It involves the creation of rules and policies that govern use of these technologies. Communication regulations govern both public and private communications. Lawmakers create these regulations with the goal of making communication technologies accessible to all Americans at a reasonable price. (…)

International Trade and Finance Law

International Trade Law

International trade law is the set of laws and agreements that govern commerce between countries. International trade laws create the rules that countries and businesses must follow in order to do business across borders. Lawyers who work in the field help create international agreements. They also educate businesses about what they need to do in order to comply with rules and regulations for international trade. International trade law is federal law The U.S. government has exclusive authority to create international (…)

Transportation Law

Transportation Law

Transportation law is the body of law that governs transportation infrastructure and its use. It regulates the way that people travel using any method of transportation including railways, air travel, vehicular travel and even waterways. Much of transportation law comes from the government agencies that make regulations and oversee compliance with the regulations that they create. Transportation law also involves companies and individuals that must understand and follow the regulations. Where does transportation law come from? Most transportation law in (…)

Family Law

Family Law

Family law is the area of law that addresses family relationships. It includes creating family relationships and breaking them through divorce and termination of parental rights. Family law addresses adoption, contested custody of children and the child support obligations that result. Because family law is the practice of law that relates to relationships and children, it can be one of the most emotional areas of law. Family lawyers are involved in very personal aspects of their client’s lives. Family law practice (…)