A labor and unemployment lawyer deals with the cases and practices related to employment law and work environments. A labor and unemployment lawyer evaluates the clients’ employee handbooks and policy statements, and helps with state and federal wage and labor law claims. He also represents employers and employee in unjust labor practice cases and offers advising on issues related to the unemployment issues and work environment.
There are certain disputes that arise between the employee and employer such as overtime matters, harassment, discrimination or wage matters and wrongful termination. Here, a labor and unemployment lawyer comes to help for the parties.
1. First, you have to earn your Bachelor’s degree by taking any of the four years undergraduate programs at a college or university. Getting a good overall GPA is what matters in getting admission in law school. You can take any course in your degree program which you want to study as this will have no effect on your law studies.
2. The next part is to clear the LSAT test with high score. You can get all the required information about the test and its requirements on the website of the Law School Administration Council (wwwdotlsacdotorg/). You can find various preparatory courses in your area which may be expensive, so get the preparatory material and try preparing for the test on your own. Remember, your LSAT score is vital for your admission in a law school.
3. Make a list of law schools and shortlist the ones where you want to apply. Apply in all the shortlisted schools to make sure that you will get admission in any of it to avoid waiting for another year or so for the admission. Make certain the selected law schools are accredited by American Bar Association (ABA).
4. Learning at law schools is never been easy. You have to work really hard to come up with good grades in your law school. It is better to spend more of your time in library, reading books and studying law cases independently. Obviously, yourself study is a key to your success in the law school. In first year, you learn about the basics of state and federal law. In the second and third year you can choose the courses that will train you for a career as a labor and unemployment lawyer.
5. If you have some spare time while still in law school, utilize it in getting an internship or a part-time job in the office of a licensed labor and unemployment lawyer. This will help you gain some hands-on experience in your desired field of career.
6. You will become eligible for taking a bar exam after graduating from the law school successfully. It is suggested to thoroughly review the entire course before taking this exam.
7. Earn your license and start practicing law as a labor and unemployment lawyer. Ask American Bar Association to include your name in its online database as a labor and unemployment lawyer.