The 614th Law – The Law of Love

Charting the events and societal climate in the lead up to the birth of Christ, the pastor of my local church recalled the 613 laws of Torah (a.k.a. law of Moses) recently; the Jews of the preceding centuries had created and enforced these in order to more perfectly keep the Ten Commandments. Of course, you’d probably be thinking, ‘How on earth would anyone keep all those laws?’

I was thinking it could only be a person who became a professional law-keeper i.e. someone who had nothing else better to do. And this is how I find people who’re legalistic. They’re very quick to detect the presence of sawdust in someone’s eye, yet they patently fail to see the plank in their own (Matt. 7:3-5).

Now, we know that keeping the Ten Commandments isn’t actually possible. God proves the most significant point in this. We sin; therefore we need a Saviour–in order to live a life connected with God. We also know that without grace this wouldn’t be possible. God is love and he wishes for a healthy and vibrant relationship with each of us, always based in truth. The principle of love defeats any amount of commandments–it cuts to the core of any issue (i.e. it doesn’t miss the mark) and it passionately goes beyond the law.

He (through Jesus) created one law–well two actually; it’s two within one–the law is simply to love; first God, then others (Matt. 22:37-39). But love–in this regard–is one of the most confused concepts known to humankind.

When I began writing this article, I thought about all the other illustrations of legalism I could cite for the 614th law. I thought of all the works we bring to God without a true worshipful heart (Ps. 51:17; Hos. 6:6). I thought of all the limits we place upon ourselves in what we think God is saying to us. Not every time we think God is relating with us is he. There is another who masquerades as God (2 Cor. 11:14). I also thought of our pre-judging dispositions–taking on the Almighty’s role. How often do we make our ‘own laws’ and then try to fit people and situations to them? Yes, in these, we’re deluded.

But, truly, the 614th law smashes all the preceding 613. It’s really as simple as that. Sure, from the practical viewpoint we need to abide by the laws of the land. But even these are designed out of an assertion of love i.e. duty of care.

These spiritual laws are also based wholly and solely on the premise of love–a thing that necessitates a relationship with God, because our nature is not to love; it is to sin.

Every deed and word can be defined as loving or unloving. And this is also why we need a relationship with Jesus–the only One who ever loved perfectly or ever will. He tells us via the Holy Spirit what deeds and words of ours are loving or unloving. He is our screen. This is how we more adequately love God and others.

This is the manifestation of the eternal law: that we are so attuned to love in God that we know it distinctly and instinctively, even in the moment, and also as we transgress. Love, therefore, has the final word in our lives–always–no matter the sacrifice of our own pride.

Becoming A Law Tutor

The first thing you need to make sure of is that you have the basic skills of teaching before venturing into the field of law school tutoring. The best way to market yourself is by college degrees and certificates which speak about your credibility.

However, there might come a time when you may want to teach one subject and have expertise in another. Therefore, in such a case you might need to take some extra courses. Many colleges deal with short law courses thus, you can search and enroll in the one you find most suitable.

You can also look online for different educational opportunities that match your comfort and expertise level. Going online gives you a broader range of varieties. Therefore, you need to be careful as to what you decide on. Before venturing into the field of law school tutoring, you need to know the laws of the city or state you intend to teach in.

Even if the laws of your city and the city you intend to teach in are same, you still need to be careful before starting the practice. Teaching law is a meticulous process, so it is essential to have a solid academic background in law to provide tutoring in this subject. This is why only professional law tutors should be hired for the job.

Everything should be public when you teach and if possible, should be witnessed by others as well because you might teach at a student’s place, but only if another adult is around.

Have knowledge about what you are teaching

Homework should be done properly before you start to eventually teach because planning can eradicate many mistakes you may make. You need to take time out to do sufficient research on the problem you expect your student to have before meeting him. If you try a teaching session untrained, you will appear unprofessional. Get ready for training that focuses especially on each apprentice’s needs.

Just keep in mind that you are hired in order to solve certain problems which students might face when sitting for the bar. The main focus should be on the student’s needs so that you don’t face any problem later on. After creating the lesson plan, the next task is to review how you would like to carry out your lesson. Here, the basic requirement would be patience, as it will determine whether you are fit for the job or not.

Professional Practices in Law Enforcement

Some years ago my sister and I were watching TV in a hotel room in Southampton, England when the phone rang. It was the front desk clerk, saying there was a problem with our car. My sister, who did all the driving during our trip, got the keys to our rented Volkswagen and went down to the lobby.

The minutes ticked by–half an hour, and still no sign of her. What could be taking so long? Finally she reappeared, looking somewhat shaken.

“I had to talk to the police,” she gasped. “They thought we were murderers.” And then she told me that the cute police officer we’d asked for directions earlier that day had remembered an all points bulletin for two American women in a Volkswagen who were suspects in a murder case.

Luckily my sister’s passport proved that we’d been in France when the murders happened. We soon forgot about our brief careers as murder suspects and spent three weeks enjoying British history and culture.

I’ve often wondered, though, what happened to that young officer who’d been so charming when we asked for directions–all the while taking note of our hotel and making plans to have our whereabouts checked. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the head of a British police agency by now. Or maybe has a responsible position at Scotland Yard.

That young officer exemplified three important principles of professional law enforcement: Stay current, be sharp, and know what to do.

1. Stay current.

It’s all too easy for an officer to slide into the nothing-big-ever-happens-around-here mindset. Some officers get out of the habit of checking postings of APBs (all point bulletins) and BOLOs (“be on the lookout for”). Officers who don’t read newspapers (“I’m too busy/too tired”) can miss out on important unfolding stories–and the opportunity to be there when there’s a break in a case.

2. Be sharp.

That young officer made a mental note of where we were staying and remembered to pass on that information to his agency. Sounds simple–but the skills he used (knowing his town, giving accurate directions, remembering significant details) don’t come naturally. Officers need to have a wealth of information at their fingertips, and maintaining that mental database takes practice. Here are some ordinary things every officer should know:

local geography and directions: north, south, east, west
the length of your normal stride
how to work your cell phone camera
important phone numbers

3. Know what to do.

That English officer didn’t swagger, pull us over, and demand to know where we’d been 10 days earlier, when the murder took place. He resisted the temptation to impress us with his authority and insider police knowledge. Instead he followed his agency’s procedures and turned in the information for follow up.

By contrast, I’ve heard tales of officers who intruded on and embarrassed people who’d done nothing wrong–and refused to give even a hint of what was going on (“I’m the one asking the questions here, not you”). A friend of mine walking his dog with his wife and son was brusquely questioned by a local officer. Later my friend learned that police had been investigating a report about an intruder in the neighborhood. Do intruders stroll with their families?

Effective officers see themselves as a) professionals b) part of a team and c) part of a community. That young English officer exemplified all three qualities. He was polite, he trusted his agency to follow up, and he was an effective representative of his agency.

A routine encounter in a busy shift is easily forgotten. I would be surprised if that officer still remembers the sunny afternoon when he thought he’d cracked a murder case. But my sister and I continue to think about that incident (which has enlivened countless dinner parties–the night we were almost… ). That officer may not have solved a murder, but he left two American women with a positive impression of how law enforcement is done in Southampton. That’s a significant accomplishment for a routine shift on an ordinary day in England.

Becoming A Law Tutor

The first thing you need to make sure of is that you have the basic skills of teaching before venturing into the field of law school tutoring. The best way to market yourself is by college degrees and certificates which speak about your credibility.

However, there might come a time when you may want to teach one subject and have expertise in another. Therefore, in such a case you might need to take some extra courses. Many colleges deal with short law courses thus, you can search and enroll in the one you find most suitable.

You can also look online for different educational opportunities that match your comfort and expertise level. Going online gives you a broader range of varieties. Therefore, you need to be careful as to what you decide on. Before venturing into the field of law school tutoring, you need to know the laws of the city or state you intend to teach in.

Even if the laws of your city and the city you intend to teach in are same, you still need to be careful before starting the practice. Teaching law is a meticulous process, so it is essential to have a solid academic background in law to provide tutoring in this subject. This is why only professional law tutors should be hired for the job.

Everything should be public when you teach and if possible, should be witnessed by others as well because you might teach at a student’s place, but only if another adult is around.

Have knowledge about what you are teaching

Homework should be done properly before you start to eventually teach because planning can eradicate many mistakes you may make. You need to take time out to do sufficient research on the problem you expect your student to have before meeting him. If you try a teaching session untrained, you will appear unprofessional. Get ready for training that focuses especially on each apprentice’s needs.

Just keep in mind that you are hired in order to solve certain problems which students might face when sitting for the bar. The main focus should be on the student’s needs so that you don’t face any problem later on. After creating the lesson plan, the next task is to review how you would like to carry out your lesson. Here, the basic requirement would be patience, as it will determine whether you are fit for the job or not.

Professional Practices in Law Enforcement

Some years ago my sister and I were watching TV in a hotel room in Southampton, England when the phone rang. It was the front desk clerk, saying there was a problem with our car. My sister, who did all the driving during our trip, got the keys to our rented Volkswagen and went down to the lobby.

The minutes ticked by–half an hour, and still no sign of her. What could be taking so long? Finally she reappeared, looking somewhat shaken.

“I had to talk to the police,” she gasped. “They thought we were murderers.” And then she told me that the cute police officer we’d asked for directions earlier that day had remembered an all points bulletin for two American women in a Volkswagen who were suspects in a murder case.

Luckily my sister’s passport proved that we’d been in France when the murders happened. We soon forgot about our brief careers as murder suspects and spent three weeks enjoying British history and culture.

I’ve often wondered, though, what happened to that young officer who’d been so charming when we asked for directions–all the while taking note of our hotel and making plans to have our whereabouts checked. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the head of a British police agency by now. Or maybe has a responsible position at Scotland Yard.

That young officer exemplified three important principles of professional law enforcement: Stay current, be sharp, and know what to do.

1. Stay current.

It’s all too easy for an officer to slide into the nothing-big-ever-happens-around-here mindset. Some officers get out of the habit of checking postings of APBs (all point bulletins) and BOLOs (“be on the lookout for”). Officers who don’t read newspapers (“I’m too busy/too tired”) can miss out on important unfolding stories–and the opportunity to be there when there’s a break in a case.

2. Be sharp.

That young officer made a mental note of where we were staying and remembered to pass on that information to his agency. Sounds simple–but the skills he used (knowing his town, giving accurate directions, remembering significant details) don’t come naturally. Officers need to have a wealth of information at their fingertips, and maintaining that mental database takes practice. Here are some ordinary things every officer should know:

local geography and directions: north, south, east, west
the length of your normal stride
how to work your cell phone camera
important phone numbers

3. Know what to do.

That English officer didn’t swagger, pull us over, and demand to know where we’d been 10 days earlier, when the murder took place. He resisted the temptation to impress us with his authority and insider police knowledge. Instead he followed his agency’s procedures and turned in the information for follow up.

By contrast, I’ve heard tales of officers who intruded on and embarrassed people who’d done nothing wrong–and refused to give even a hint of what was going on (“I’m the one asking the questions here, not you”). A friend of mine walking his dog with his wife and son was brusquely questioned by a local officer. Later my friend learned that police had been investigating a report about an intruder in the neighborhood. Do intruders stroll with their families?

Effective officers see themselves as a) professionals b) part of a team and c) part of a community. That young English officer exemplified all three qualities. He was polite, he trusted his agency to follow up, and he was an effective representative of his agency.

A routine encounter in a busy shift is easily forgotten. I would be surprised if that officer still remembers the sunny afternoon when he thought he’d cracked a murder case. But my sister and I continue to think about that incident (which has enlivened countless dinner parties–the night we were almost… ). That officer may not have solved a murder, but he left two American women with a positive impression of how law enforcement is done in Southampton. That’s a significant accomplishment for a routine shift on an ordinary day in England.

Online Law Degrees

Law degrees from reputable universities and colleges are now available online. State of the art application of information technology offers flexibility and excellent course instructions. For those who want to cultivate a career in the different law applications, there are many degree programs available. Whether you want to be a practicing lawyer, get a job as a law consultant or researcher, or as a professional law educator, there is an online degree program for you.

It is important to remember that law schools have a stringent requirement when it comes to accepting applicants in their programs, whether it is their on-campus programs or in their online programs. Good undergraduate degree grades, a talent for communication, and analytical thinking are among the many specifications that admission centers look for in potential law students.

There is the Juris Doctor program that helps individuals to be eligible for a wide scope of career opportunities in the law profession. After graduation, students may take the bar exam and qualify to practice law. But for those whose interests lie in the teaching of law, and not in its practice, there are programs that cultivate a deep understanding and analyses of the practice of law. Students may also go into specialized course programs such as those that train law practitioners in the healthcare setting.

Whatever course program you choose for your online law degree, you must be sure to obtain your degree from a duly accredited institution. You do not want to be spending a lot of money and time on a program that will not qualify you to take the bar exam or to practice. Look for institutions that are registered with the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency listed by the U.S. Department of Education. It is also a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) organization.

Law Courses

A career in law is best fitted for those who are very much enthusiastic towards the world of law and fascinated with the system of justice. The fast growing pace of legal profession makes it one of the most lucrative and the most respected careers in India today. To make a professional in law, one will need to pursue a professional law courses. A large number of institutes and universities in India are offering law courses where one could select a specialization into one of the various arms of law such as: corporation law, civil law, criminal law, and international law, labor law, patent law, tax law and so on. These Law courses can be pursued at both under-graduate as well as post-graduate level including LLB and LLM from various institutes and universities recognized worldwide.

However, the duration of these courses may vary according to the specialization and the time required for practice or internship. The minimum qualification that one requires to complete for pursuing a course in Law is to pass 10+2. This is the eligibility after which you will be spending your 3-5 years in pursuing a LLB degree, whereas, a PG program in law, i.e. LLM, requires you to gain a LLB degree first. The minimum duration to complete LLM is two years. Once you have pursued a course in law, you will be having large number opportunities to opt for employment such as courts of law, in government service, as a law teacher, as a legal advisor to a company or a business house, etc. One could also go for private practice to provide services as a legal advisors advocate, solicitor etc.

For the starters, who have already started practicing over legal terms and activities but want to pursue a law course for an addition to their curriculum vitae and to improvise their job prospects, many law institutes provide distance learning courses. These distance learning courses are best for those do not have enough time to dedicate to the college. Another advantage of distance learning is that it is less expensive as well as less time consuming compared to regular courses, and offers both bachelors and masters level courses in Law i.e. LLB as well as LLM.

Your Law Practice: Make It Work For You and Without You

Does anyone go to law school to run a small business? How about to become a salesperson? Probably not. Attorneys go to law school for many reasons, but being a business owner or closing sales is not one of them.

But that’s what happened, isn’t it? Instead of the noble vocation of practicing law envisioned, many attorneys find out quickly about the harsh realities of running a professional legal business. They learn that:

The billable hour is everything
They’ve become the salesperson they never wanted to be
They own and operate a small business

The last point is sometimes the hardest issue to face. Owning your own business means that bringing in revenue and keeping the doors open may get pushed aside and replaced by the many details of actually running a small business.

Who’s Running the Store?

Many attorneys find that business matters overtake their practice, and billable hours and revenues decline. So a secretary or administrator is hired to run that side of the business. Not a bad idea. But who ends up running their business — the staff person or the owner? Do you want to hand over your livelihood to someone else? What happens when that person leaves? Does 90% of your administrative knowledge also leave or are you stuck with an underperforming employee who can hold your business hostage with their knowledge? That can be a dangerous way to run a business.

There are solutions to this issue, but the one that may work the best is sometimes the hardest to find time for: writing and maintaining a procedures manual so that anyone can step in and take over when needed.

Why is this Important?

If procedures are streamlined and duties written exactly as they should occur, attorneys are free to do what they truly love to do – practice law. But that’s not the only advantage. If procedures are written:

a staff member can take over the non-legal, non-billable matters that take so much of the attorney’s precious billable time.
correspondence and pleadings will have the same quality of work product, look, and accuracy.
clients are confident that consistent, high quality service is assured. Outstanding quality, accuracy, and service are a priceless commodity in today’s highly competitive legal market.

How Do I Write a Manual?

Option A: The attorney could do that themselves, but again, that’s a waste of valuable billable time.

Option B: The attorney could entrust the staff to record the steps that compose their daily duties, but that probably wouldn’t streamline the process since no new techniques or insights would be gained.

Option C: Outsource the process to a knowledgeable, trained consultant specializing in law firms and their procedures.

Obviously, Option C would probably work best. A consultant assesses the true needs of the firm, suggests options for different categories, observes the duties and processes employed by the staff, recommends steps to streamline needed procedures or eliminate unnecessary ones, and documents and writes the procedures manual.

However, care must be taken in finding and hiring the right consultant. There are many qualified Human Resource professionals who consult with small businesses; however, a professional law firm is unique in its services, confidentiality issues, practice, and procedures.

What to Look For

When hiring a consultant, look for the following qualities, body of knowledge, and experience in the:

day-to-day operations of a law practice
client confidentiality issues inherent in a law practice
legal terminology
different types of law and resulting practice procedures and requirements
organization of a well-run practice
techniques to increase staff participation
recruiting of qualified staff
training of legal staff to adopt an ownership attitude
legal marketing and business development
creation of additional profit centers

The right consultant who can assess the true needs of the practice and apply that knowledge to streamline processes, document procedures, increase client satisfaction, originate new profit centers, encourage a staff ownership attitude, and increase the attorney’s billable hours is truly worth their weight in gold. They can help change your PRACTICE into a BUSINESS that works for you and that can run its daily operations without you. Leaving you to do what you really desire — practice law.

Some Information About The Injury Law And Lawyer

‘Personal injury’, a legal term for an injury to the mind, body or emotions is opposed to an injury to your property. This term is most often used for referring to a type of lawsuit claiming that the applicant’s injury is caused by the neglect of another person.

The Law:

Personal injury law (also known as ‘tort law’) is intended to protect you, when you or your property is harmed due to another person’s failure to act in the right manner. In a winning tort action, the one causing the injury compensates the person who suffers the losses. All tort claims, irrespective of its origin (intentional or unintentional) has two basic concerns – liabilities and damages. Is the defendant subject for the injuries, you or your property sustained? If yes, what is the nature and degree of the damages? If you can prove the magnitude of loss, the system of justice will grant you reimbursements for the damages.

The Lawyer:

The personal injury lawyer, a licensed professional, provides legal representation to those who have been harmed physically or mentally due to the neglect of another person, organization, government body, or any other unit. So, these lawyers tend to be particularly aware and have considerable experiences regarding the specific area of law known as ‘tort law’. This law includes civil wrongs as well as economic or non-economic losses to a person’s wealth, status, or even rights. Even if these people are trained and licensed to perform virtually in any field of law – they usually handle cases that fall under tort law including.

All personal injury lawyers have a number of duties to perform for their clients. These responsibilities include ethical codes and conducts as well as professional laws. They can file legal complaints, draft legal documents, argue cases in courts, and even render legal advice to the sufferers of personal injury cases. A personal injury lawyer has several responsibilities in serving his or her clients, which encompass both professional and ethical rules and codes of conduct set forward by the respective state bar associations.

Injury lawyers can assist you if you have been harmed due to the negligence of another person. The following cases can be included:

* Medical Malpractice

* Dangerous and Defective Products

* Premises Liability – Slip and Fall

* Dog Bites

What Law Firms are Looking for in a Resume

What our law firms looking for in a resume, well they’re looking for paralegals to do all the work and it is best to have little if any ethics if you wish to get hired, all they want is loyalty, not ethics. If you can demonstrate that you have no ethics and do not care about people and are only interested in making money and sponging off the wealth of society like a parasite in a scum pond, then you might be able to get a job at a well respected and professional law firm.

Law firms in my opinion are also looking for people who will help them double bill and triple bill clients for work that was never completed without saying anything. Law firms are looking for people who will look the other way and do as they are told and smile and wear nice clothes and act professional even though they are screwing over every man, woman and child in the United States of America and destroying our nation. I believe that law firms are looking for terrorists both domestic and international to help them or rip off society and civilization.

If you are looking for a job with a professional law firm; You need to be able to BS, have some acting experience and have been an only child. That helps. It also helps that you can demonstrate during the job interview that you can pretend to have ethical standards but are willing to do just about anything to make money.

They want to make sure you can lie just as good as they can and if so there is a job waiting for you whether or not you have a law degree in a professional law firm and that is my opinion and if you don’t like to you can stick it up your you know what.