A litigation attorney has a wide range of responsibilities both in and out the court during a trial. They represent the client in civil or criminal proceedings. Litigation attorney collects data and information that the court needs and they are also involved in interrogation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal.
The path to becoming a litigation attorney is a long one. The first step is to get a university degree from an accredited university or college. The law doesn’t fix you on which degree to have, but courses in Mathematics, English, History, Political Science, and Government are recommended. You will also need to have adequate skills in public speaking, doing research, and writing.
Step two is to pass a law school admission test. Law schools that have American Bar Association approval are required to provide the necessary material to the interviewee to prepare for the admission test. The aspiring litigation lawyer will spend a total of three years in law school. Some of the courses that you will take include criminal law, professional responsibility, economics, evidence, and philosophy among others. The first one year will be spent in learning general topics and the remaining period on litigation specialization. You will be permitted to practice as a litigator only when you pass your final exam.
Karl Heideck is a litigation attorney based in Greater Philadelphia Area. Karl is specialized in compliance practices and risk management. He also has skills in areas like corporate law, commercial litigation, legal writing, legal research, product liability, and employment law.
Mr. Karl Heideck attended Swarthmore College graduating with a Bachelor of Art English and Literature, ha later joined Temple University Beasley School of Law and graduated with honors. Karl Heideck has ten years of experience working with several law firms, and he is currently a contract attorney at Hire Counsel.
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