How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Cerebral palsy is a medical term that describes a series of motor conditions that cause disability in different parts of the body.

Cerebral palsy attorneys help their clients find financial resources for treatment and care and offer legal paths to meet the challenges that families with a cerebral palsy patient may face. As cerebral palsy can sometimes result from medical malpractice during child birth, cerebral palsy attorneys also represent clients in medical malpractice lawsuits and help them secure financial damages. Become a cerebral palsy lawyer by following these steps.

1. A college or university degree, following four years of study, remains a basic requirement for getting into any law school. Only a few isolated cases exist in which you do not need a Bachelor’s degree to get into law school. You can have any major—even one that seems on the surface irrelevant to the law school admission process—but you should have a good GPA.

2. Look for prep courses for LSAT. The Law School Admissions Test does not prove easy, and you will need to establish that you would make a good law student. You will spend half a day in the LSAT examination room, so arrive well-rested and prepared. If you don’t find satisfaction with your results, you can retake the test every three months; note, however, that you will have to pay $136 for each trial.

3. The American Bar Association approves 199 law schools, so have plenty from which to choose. Check the deadline for sending applications to your desired law school and have all the application materials and test scores ready by that date. If you have to prepare a letter of motivation, make sure you present your case honestly while also highlighting your skills and qualities. The motivation letter offers you a chance to show your prospective teachers of what you are capable, so take your time to put together a good one.

4. Law school can prove difficult because you have so much to learn and absorb, including a lot of new terminology. Learn about everything but focus especially on your interest. You will have the chance to choose parts of your curriculum, so make sure you take on courses dealing with medical malpractice, personal injury and anything else related to the expertise that cerebral palsy attorneys need to have.

5. Go to the library and look for books documenting cerebral palsy disorders. Take your time to understand the causes and symptoms. They don’t have to know everything a doctor knows, but cerebral palsy attorneys should know both the legal and medical implications of their cases.

6. Graduate from law school and pass the bar examination. Once you get the right to practice law, find cerebral palsy attorneys in your area and try to get a job in their office.