How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a Fraud Lawyer

People can commit fraud in any transaction between two or several persons. A fraud attorney usually specializes in certain areas of fraud, as the concept is very broad and no lawyer can be an expert in all types of fraud.

Fraud lawyers represent clients in false advertising cases, pyramid schemes, bait and switch advertising, and many more areas. A fraud attorney can specialize in investment fraud, consumer fraud, stock fraud, securities fraud or broker fraud. The number of frauds constantly increases in our society, and even reputable companies commit fraud. People get taken advantage of every day, and the fraud attorney has as his job to go after the companies or individuals involved in fraudulent practices.

1. In order to have a career as a fraud attorney, you will need to have a college education and gain admission to law school. If you don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, enroll in a college or university as soon as possible. Use the four years of college to improve your chances of getting into law school. Take classes that improve your written and verbal language skills, and maintain good overall grades.

2. Once you have your Bachelor’s degree, register for the LSAT. You can take it at hundreds of location across the United States every few months.

3. Most people applying to law school will make some daring choices and some safe choices. No one stops you from applying to top law schools, but competition remains fierce and you might not get in to your top choice. Consider applying to middle-level law schools as well to ensure you don’t have to wait another year before getting a chance to start law school.

4. Once admitted to law school, start preparing for your future career as a fraud attorney. Choose those courses that will teach you all the aspects of fraud law. You don’t have to make up your mind right now about what type of fraud you’ll tackle. Learn a bit of everything to have as many job options as possible once you graduate.

5. Write for the law school newspaper and pursue summer internship opportunities. Any experience you get in law school will prove a plus on your resume.

6. Finish three years of law school and get your Juris Doctor degree. You will have a few weeks to study for the bar exam in your state. The harder you study, the more chances you have to start practicing law immediately.

7. Start taking on fraud cases. Advertise yourself as a fraud attorney on the Internet in the many lawyer directories and the American Bar Association online database. Make a list of law firms in your area and send out your resume along with a statement of motivation. Even if they don’t have a job at the moment, they might contact you in the future.