ngohaijc 2012-10-23 19:57
no more law bar...
Vista2003 2012-10-23 20:21
jimbo86 2012-10-24 00:17
bar needs more of your own $ before u get going.
Your pupillage is free to the Master ( ? ) or just monastic existence.
hk Law has no contingency plan, u cannot aid & abet law suits.
client has to pay up for any law suit so it precludes many folks who dont have deep pockets to finance it.
In N America one can have a lawyer to go for action without paying anything upfront, u collect when win. Usually on cases that have liability decided to plaintiff's favour already just a matter of going through the motion. very often the defense opt for settlement as they know to win would be a formidable task.
But on cases that're speculative no one will touch it.
Public defending is different when there is gravely miscarriage of justice if they win their name will be on front page, a good way for a new grad to move forward. These are mostly criminal cases anyways. Many murder trial got over turned due to police latch on wong person, DNA evidence not avail before.
Oldest case i heard was from circa 1955 Steven Truscot, he got vindicated not that long ago.