How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a Sexual Contact Lawyer

A sexual contact attorney represents victims of sex crimes or individuals charged with sexual assault, criminal sexual contact or endangering the welfare of a minor.

The laws regulating and incriminating sexual criminal contact differ from state to state and are sometimes subject to interpretation. An individual found guilty of a sex crime must register as a sex offender, which can have serious repercussions on his or her future life and work. A sexual contact attorney has to make sure the law respects the client’s rights and that he informs said client of all the legal options at hand. A sexual contact attorney also offers representation in court.

1. Earn a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university. You don’t have to be a genius to get into law school, but you should have good grades and an above-average GPA. If you’re aiming for a top-quality law school, you will need a very high GPA and LSAT score.

2. Prepare for the LSAT. The Law School Admission Test, developed by the Law School Admission Council, measures writing, reading and verbal reasoning abilities. It consists of five multiple choice sections and a writing sample. Register on the LSAC website (http://www.lsac.org/) to get more information about the test and receive the results by email within three weeks of taking it.

3. Select a few law schools you’d like to attend and make a detailed list of all the requirements each schools has. You might have to get in touch with former teachers and ask for letters of recommendation. Contact those teachers with whom you had a good relationship. If you must write an admission essay, do so with patience and make it your best piece of writing yet. Remember that lawyers should have excellent writing abilities and the ability to concisely and persuasively argue their points. Send in your applications. You will receive an answer within a couple of months.

4. Work in the summer before starting your law studies to start getting some work experience on your resume. Contact law firms in your area to see if they need some help with office and administrative work.

5. The first year of law school is pretty standard education. You will have some basic courses on the legal system and courses on legal writing and lawyering skills. The first year curriculum is generally fixed at most institutions. In the second and third year you can pursue a field of legal study. At that time you should start to specialize as a sexual contact attorney. If you don’t know how to tailor your curriculum, talk to your teachers about your career path and get some advice.

6. Go to courthouses and listen in on sexual contact cases. Take notes on how a sexual contact attorney handles a case, including the arguments and evidence she brings forth, as well as how the prosecution reacts.

7. Obtain your Juris Doctor degree and take the bar exam. Once you get your license, you can start practicing law.