Family Lawyers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:39)
Divorce attorney Kelly Chang Rickert's additional state bar certification enables her to practice family law in California. She explains the difference between litigation and transactional lawyers.
Family Lawyers: Career Beginnings (00:46)
Rickert enjoyed speaking and writing from a young age. Being a lawyer coincides with her desire to help others.
Family Lawyers: Keys for Success (01:02)
Rickert says compassion and problem solving are characteristics that enable her to better help her clients.
Family Lawyers: Education and Certification Requirements (00:58)
Finishing high school and college are prerequisites for applying to law school. A three-day bar exam follows the completion of law school. Specializing in a certain field requires additional schooling and testing.
Family Lawyers: Workplace Atmosphere (00:59)
Rickert describes the typical hectic tone of a family law office, where most things are considered emergencies.
Family Lawyers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:55)
Rickert notes that perseverance is critical to success. Complete your education and the clients will come.
Family Lawyers: A Day on the Job (01:16)
Rickert spends the first half of her day in court. She eats lunch if time permits before spending the second half of her day returning emails and preparing briefs for the following day.
Family Lawyers: Industry Goals and Services (00:38)
Rickert believes the main goal of lawyers is to promote justice and defend the rights of others.
Family Lawyers: Industry Challenges (01:12)
Rickert says dearth of income is a huge problem in family law. Focusing on wealthy clients is a necessity in order to pay high overhead costs.
Family Lawyers: Looking at the Future (00:49)
Rickert hopes future generations, that cannot afford lawyers, have better access to legal resources.
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