How To Make A Difference In The Law Profession
Thanks to pop culture (and maybe personal experience) lawyers are viewed dimly by the public as parasites that feed off people’s misery and pocket the profits. While some lawyers may fit the bill, there are many different aspects of the law profession, and many different types of lawyers who spend most of their time genuinely trying to help the underdog. Here some of the lawyers who try to make a difference:
Protecting Your Civil Rights
Civil rights are rights granted to the public by international and national law which safeguard their privilege of citizen hood. Rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of discrimination/ right to equality and right to vote are civil rights that may be violated due to many different reasons. Civil rights lawyers defend victims of civil rights violations, usually against government agencies and private corporations, but also against fellow citizens. If you know you have been passed over for promotion due to your gender despite seniority, experience and ability, then you can file a civil rights case against your superiors. A lawyer will help argue the case with workers compensation lawyer a human rights angle.
Protecting Your Labour Rights
As employees, we have certain rights and privileges that should be protected by our employees. For instance, we have the right to be safe in our job. If the job continuously demands a dangerous working environment, then the employer is obligated to pay extra for the risk, or remove the employee from that environment. In such instances, a workers compensation lawyer can help negotiate with the employer as they will approach the matter from a perspective of international labour law.
In the event that you sustain an injury or face an accident or lose a job through no fault of you own, contact a compensation lawyers as they specialize in securing payment to their oppressed clients.
Legal Aid for Everyone
The law is an expensive pastime, which is why many people cannot even afford proper legal advice in the event of a case. There are many different bodies set up in countries that provide free legal advice such as Legal Aid clinics and Human Rights commissions. There are also lawyers who will take cases pro bono (without a fee) because they feel it is a deserving case. Some lawyers specialize in pro bono cases and are paid by institutions set up for the purpose (such as public legal counsels) or they will do a certain percentage of pro bono work every year. Either way, they contribute to society by sharing their resources with those who need it.