Oregon se une aos Estados onde Paralegals podem realizar Consultoria Jurídica

 Visando aumentar o acesso à Justiça, alguns estados vem regulando e ampliando as competências do paralegal. Agora eles podem fazer consultoria jurídica em alguns tópicos. Eles são chamados de paraprofessionals. Washington, Utah, Arizona, Minnesota e Oregon permitem que paralegals ofereçam serviços jurídicos.

California também tem considerado a proposta. Mas, ainda enfrenta forte oposição. Em Oregon, A licença de paraprofessional permitirá consultoria em áreas de family law e landlord/tenants disputes. Licensed paralegals poderão preencher formulários, representar clientes em settlement discussions, mediação e preparar os clientes para corte. Contudo, não poderão representar os clientes na corte. 





Sources: https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/non-lawyer-licensing-movement-gains-steam-with-oregon-approval-2022-07-20/

https://paraprofessional.osbar.org/files/Updated-Proposed-Oregon-Legal-Paraprofessional-Licensing-Program-One-Pager.pdf

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Law School Admission Test - TheAllPapers 

A admissão no Juris Doctor é um processo. Existem fases subjetivas, mas existe também uma prova de admissão, O LSAT. O objetivo do LSAT é testar se o candidato apresenta habilidades de leitura, escrita e reasoning para se suceder no curso.

O teste contém duas fases:    

    1. Multipla escolha

        1.1.  Essa fase, contém quatro sessões de multiple escolha onde são testados leitura, compreensão, analytical reasoning e lógica.

    2. Redação

        1.2. A segunda parte é uma redação. O candidato pode completar essa fase, antes da prova de múltipla escolha.

Atualmente (2022 -pós- Covid), esses testes estão sendo administrados online. Mas, é preciso acompanhar o site oficial e suas mudanças. 

Qual a menor nota para admissão?

A melhor forma de descobrir dados da universidade é no report da ABA https://www.abarequireddisclosures.org

Mas, esse report https://www.ilrg.com/rankings/law/ tem uma planilha de todas as universidades. O que ajuda no planejamento.

Por que a nota do LSAT é importante?

Essa nota é importante, não apenas para admissão. Mas, também para oportunidades de scholarships. 

Como aumentar minha nota?

Faça um cursinho preparatório. As opções são variadas (Fonte: https://testprepinsight.com/best/best-lsat-prep-courses/)

  •  Blueprint LSAT.
  •  LSATMax.
  •  LSAT Lab.
  •  Magoosh.
  •  Princeton Review.
  •  Kaplan.



Update: Florida BAR EXAM

 

COURT AMENDS ADMISSION RULES FOR FOREIGN-EDUCATED BAR APPLICANTS

he Supreme Court amended Bar admission rules February 10 to reduce from 10 years to five the amount of time foreign-educated applicants must provide evidence they have been practicing law in a jurisdiction of the United States as part of The Florida Bar admissions process.

The per curiam court acted on its own motion in In Re: Amendments to Rule 4-13.4 of The Rules of The Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar, Case No. SC21-187.

Under Rule 4-12 (Requirement to Submit), all applicants seeking admission to the Bar must take the Florida bar examination, which consists of the General Bar Examination and  the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. To be eligible to take the General Bar Examination under Rule

4-13.1 (Educational Qualifications), an applicant must be a J.D. or  LL.B. graduate of an ABA-accredited law school or be found educationally qualified under Rule 4-13.4 (Alternative Method of Educational Qualification).

Currently, to be educationally qualified  under Rule 4-13.4(a)(1), foreign-educated applicants must provide evidence that they have been practicing law for at least 10 years in  a U.S. jurisdiction, are in good standing in  that jurisdiction, and have not been suspended or disbarred in the prior 10 years. Each applicant also must provide work-product samples from the preceding 10 years that are “illustrative of his or her expertise and academic and legal training.” Then the Florida Board of Bar Examiners has broad discretion when evaluating whether the submitted material “shows that the applicant is a lawyer of high ability whose reputation for professional competence is above reproach.”

After  publishing the amendment for comments and holding oral argument on the issue, the court adopted revisions to Rule 4-13.4.

“Thus, as amended, Rule  4-13.4(a) requires a foreign-educated applicant without an LL.M. to  have practiced for five years in the United States, not have been suspended or disbarred in the five years prior to applying for admission to The Florida Bar, and to submit a representative compilation of work product in the field of law showing the scope and character of the applicant’s previous experience and practice.”

The court also added a new subdivision (b), titled “Applicants with an LL.M.,” that outlines the requirements for applicants with an LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school that meets the curricular criteria adopted by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. That new subdivision requires an applicant with an LL.M. submit evidence that the applicant was engaged in the practice of law for at  least two years in the U.S. and was not suspended or disbarred in the two years prior to applying for Florida Bar admission. It also requires that the applicant submit a representative compilation of work product showing the scope and character of the applicant’s previous experience and practice.

Justice John Couriel recused himself from the case.

Source: https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/court-amends-admission-rules-for-foreign-educated-bar-applicants/

O que é o LSAC?

 O LSAC, Law School Admission Council, é uma organização sem fins lucrativos. Essa organização é quem administra o LSAT. O LSAT é o exame de admissão para Law Schools nos EUA. Abaixo, mais informações sobre o LSAC.

What is LSAC?

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a nonprofit, membership organization composed of all ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. LSAC provides many services to the member schools, including the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Students register for the LSAT and apply to all law schools through the LSAC website (www.lsac.org). 

Register for a free user account as soon as possible to explore pre-law resources and become familiar with the law school admissions process.

The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is a service provided by LSAC to streamline the law school admissions process. CAS assembles and summarizes data from academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and your LSAT score(s). The data are then transmitted as an Academic Summary Report to law schools to which you have applied. You are able to view your Academic Summary Report in your LSAC account and will be able to view the same materials the law schools will see. All law schools require subscription to this service. You must subscribe through your LSAC account. Consider opting in to the Candidate Referral Service (CRS), a free service that makes information about law school candidates available to law schools. As part of this service, you will receive emails from schools that regard you as an appealing candidate. 

Source: https://dus.psu.edu/pre-law/what-lsac