Law for the Layman

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Wondering what a lawyer knows...
and the things lawyers have to know?

Well, there is a plethora of things that lawyers could know, do know, or should know. But all things considered, most lawyers only know the pertinent information in their field of law or expertise, and may remember some things they may be interested in or remember from ages ago in law school.

Wondering what the layman knows...
and the things laymen could know about law?

Many non-lawyers do not take the time to educate themselves on the law and do not have a need to beyond what the speed limit is, how to file their taxes, and any pertinent laws necessary for their line of work. Everything else, we leave to the lawyers to explain, argue about, and slide by us.

If you are interested...
there are ways the layman can be educated in the law.

The Citizens Law Academy and Citizen Law Enforcement Academy are just examples of how the general public can educate themselves through attending classes open to the public for the purpose of educating everyday people on the law.
Also, if you are really interested in learning the law, you can dive into cases in your state from the past ten year or Supreme Court cases. If you are wondering what the judges in your state are writing about in their opinions you can go read them. LexisONE® is a LexisNexis research tool for personal use. You may search free case law here.

Just another way to learn legal things...
but not recommended for accurate legal information.

Video found here.
BY: Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University

[The information and content on this blog is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to this blog treated as confidential.]


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