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Q: Is starting Law School at 50 years old wise in the criminal defense area?

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: law school at any age is questionable nowadays......

there are more lawyers than needed, in an era where things are changing to not require lawyers..........

we had some seniors in class 50 years ago but it was difficult for them with responsibilities with work, family etc.............

for many, our memories are not as good at 50 as they were in 20's

Joseph Abrams
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Joseph Abrams
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you have the passion and drive to make it happen, go for it! Many criminal defense attorneys practice into their 70's and beyond. Good luck!

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Redding, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sure!! 3 years full time. Take a review course, and study for the LSAT and Bar exam. If you have the passion, energy, and drive to fight for the rights of the accused; a desire to read, research and enforce the Constitution; and can see value in the opportunity to win a deserving client's freedom, or you're just a warrior at heart- I say DO IT!! Your experiences in life matter and make for successful voir dire, better negotiation, and better stress control. I'm 65, and have no plans of giving it up. I know, and have known many lawyers over 70. The last 10 years have been the best. You're not too old.

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