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So I'm looking into law career. Getting my BA finished up an massive11110/05/17
If you are interested in talking about law schools in Califo ambulancechaser201310/06/17
Legitimate firms practicing in this area would probably desc guyingorillasuit10/06/17
Credited. If you are dead set on coming to California yo ambulancechaser201310/06/17
Sweat shop. ambulancechaser201310/06/17
massive111 (Oct 5, 2017 - 9:13 pm)

So I'm looking into law career. Getting my BA finished up and possibly looking into law schools in California. One of the things I see when I look into different types of law you can practice is "credit repair" I see some pretty big law groups like Lexington law that has a butt load of clients and they really don't need to promise anything because they just dispute negative accounts on a credit report and it's not guaranteed. Lexington wins either way. Is this somewhat legal? Do you think it's profitable in a city like Los Angeles but catering to a small crowed? Just curious on any input that you have because this was something I was looking into..

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ambulancechaser2013 (Oct 6, 2017 - 12:00 am)

If you are interested in talking about law schools in California and the legal profession in the Golden State you can contact me at my throwaway email address: [email protected]

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guyingorillasuit (Oct 6, 2017 - 12:26 am)

Legitimate firms practicing in this area would probably describe their field as "consumer rights". The term "credit repair" has been associated with lots of shady practices. If you get good at the broad practice area of consumer rights, which is much, much wider than "credit repair", you can do well for yourself financially. As in most other practice areas, you will not make a lot of money (or, perhaps, even a living wage) when you first start out, and that will hurt a lot. If you are willing to go all-in, learn the law, and dedicate yourself when you start out, there is no reason why you can't be very successful financially. All of this sounds easy when you think about it now, but it's not. You will work hard for many years, and make relatively little. The prize will come later, when you can try cases and have the reputation and the budget to advertise.

While we're on this subject, I just got notice that I am part of a rideshare settlement class action against Uber. The proposed settlement is for $32.5MM. I stand to get about one dollar and seven cents (as per the mass email sent out). The attorneys will likely get $10MM for fees and costs. This is an example of what you can do once you rise in the consumer rights field.

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ambulancechaser2013 (Oct 6, 2017 - 12:37 am)

Credited.

If you are dead set on coming to California you should look into employment law. Learn it. Love it. Live it. Take it in law school. Along with insurance law. Then go work for a sweet shop plaintiffs’ employment firm. Work 70 hours a week for 2-3 years then go to a defense firm.

One area of law takes 5 years to sufficient learn. At least. And then you are still not done.

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ambulancechaser2013 (Oct 6, 2017 - 12:38 am)

Sweat shop.

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