It is a long and arduous road to become a litigation lawyer but the reward is lucrative for those who complete the journey. The first task is to complete a Bachelor’s degree, four years of a chosen major, which just sets the foundation of the necessary knowledge needed to be a successful lawyer. Then you must apply for law school, this is done by taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) that will determine your legibility for attending prominent law schools, with a passable score range of 120-180.
Given the outcome is favorable in the LSAT, one must then complete three years of law school to earn a degree, that primarily focuses on law basics in the first year and more specified areas of law that one wishes to pursue in the second and third year. The fourth step is passing a Bar Exam, with most completing a Multistate Bar Examination that is also accompanied with an ethics exam.
Karl Heideck obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature, which set the ground work for his approach towards a career in litigation. He then attended and earned his law degree from Temple University from the James E. Beasley School of Law, where he also made the Dean’s List in 2009. Karl Heideck then began his career as an associate for Conrad O’Brien stationed in Pennsylvania from January 2010 until August 2010. Karl Heideck followed up with becoming Project Attorney for Pepper Hamilton LLP from October 2010 until April 2014.
Karl Heideck currently works for Grant & Eisenhofer in Philadelphia as a Contract Lawyer where he focuses on compliance and risk management review protocol.
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