Being a lawyer or practice of law is not a baby game. Practising legal law is quite a serious profession. Because it may involve people’s life and matter of death and also depends on the field, you are practising into.
In the jungle and riddle of the jurisdictions, one may require years of practising, training, so much hard work, and a lot of studies to receive the acknowledgement of being a professional lawyer. A lawyer can practice in various disciplines such as real estate law, criminal law, family law, civil law, business law, estate law, and so on. Let’s know 03 fun facts about lawyers which you have not heard before.
Facts About Lawyers and Practice of Law
Although the practice of law and this profession are a serious business to do and have a lot of hard work, it does not mean this business has no quirk about it. Nevertheless, the profession also has a sarcastic and some exciting part of it.
So in this writing, we are going to explore that other sarcastic part of it. And it is always good to explore the positive side where we know there is a lot of negativity around it. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about this practice and professions which are not always true.
So by reading this writing, you will come to know more about it. So below are given the 3 interesting, fun facts about the lawyer.
1. Numbers of lawyer across the globe
The topmost interesting fact and you will be astonished to know that there are 100 million lawyers across the whole globe. But there is no matter to worry because this number includes fresh graduates and paralegals also.
Furthermore, it is a matter of fact that only in Canada, there are almost 1.3 million lawyers altogether in the 14 provincial and territorial law societies. It is also important to note that only Quebec has approximately 4000 notaries.
And in the public interest, Toronto has almost 11000 independent paralegals. Which is meant this country has one lawyer for every 150 people. Big countries like the US and Brazil also have the same ratio in sharing the lawyers with their people.
2. Many famous personalities have attended law school
This profession is one of the oldest profession from the Ancient Greece period and has a historical origin, apart from that. Surprisingly, a huge number of famous personalities, celebrities, prominent individuals who have gone to a law school? And they also attained a law degree.
Law school helps a lot to great people to fight against the wrong. Among them, some names are needed to be addressed. Such as Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was a student in the department of law at the University of London.
Another most important example is Nelson Mandela. Another great personality who was also studied law. Other great public figures who studied law are Hillary Clinton, Fidel Castro, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama.
Other than these, there are many movie stars, celebrities, and television personality who was a student of law.—for instance, Jeff Cohen, Geraldo Rivera, Jerry Springer, and so on.
3. Lawyers are not money seekers
There are lots of myths and negativity around us regarding the practice of law and about lawyers, which are not always true. A lot of people sometimes think that lawyers seek money all the time, which is not true because there is various kind of situations, circumstances where money does matter but not all the time.
There are many good lawyers out there who do not even take a single penny from their clients. Moreover, there might be a case about personal injury where a lawyer is not paid any money unless the victim gets justice.
Another important fact needs to be addressed, which is, just some decades back, we have very few lawyers all over the globe. This is because people might think that they are bloodsuckers; they only take the money from their client but never help them in terms of winning the case.
And a special thanks to today’s lawyer who breaks these myths and misconceptions with their hard work and determination. For example they have to know Assault (CC 266) as well.
Places Without Lawyers
Laws are created to maintain order and establish the values that a community of people holds dear to their way of life. Others feel that regulations limit their freedom and uniqueness. Exist any locations left on earth where there are no laws? Here are several locations on earth where formal rules as we understand them are virtually absent:
Antarctica comes in first. The area is open to everybody according to a 1959 pact. However, it is hardly livable because it is little more than a sizable block of ice and has few natural resources to give. The entire continent has been given to science for research and experimentation.
There is no specific centralized legal authority in Antarctica because the continent is not legally owned or governed by any one country. Instead, a group of nations that already had experts in and around Antarctica undertaking research joined The Antarctic Treaty in 1952. Seven nations with territorial claims to Antarctica made up the original signatories.
Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom were among the initial signatories. The Antarctic Treaty has been ratified by several more countries since it came into force in 1961.
In Antarctica, four significant international treaties are now in effect, including:
- The 1959 Antarctic Treaty
- The Antarctic Seal Conservation Convention of 1972
- The 1980 Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Convention
- The Antarctic Treaty’s Environmental Protection Protocol, signed in 1991
These agreements are only legally enforceable against the country or countries who sign them. It is true that there are no laws in Antarctica for people who have not ratified the treaties.
2. International Waters
Beyond 12 nautical miles of any body of water around a country that is not subject to any sovereign laws is referred to as international waters. Hold onto your captain’s clothing, though. The Convention on the High Seas takes control even though they are sometimes thought of as lawless waters. This makes sure that murder and piracy are both forbidden. Those who are caught breaking the law will be put to trial under admiralty law.
Many attempts were made to create a global “law of the sea” throughout the 20th century; more recently, these discussions culminated in the third and most recent United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1982; this convention was mostly successful, leading to more than 160 countries signing an agreement by 2017. The pact has not yet been ratified by a number of nations, notably the United States and others with sizable ocean- and sea-facing coasts (such as Colombia, Venezuela, and Turkey). This agreement only applies to places that are 12 miles or closer from a country’s shore, which limits its applicability and influence.
3. Western Territory of Afghanistan
Another region of Afghanistan with anarchy is the western territory, sometimes known as “Ungoverned Afghanistan.” In this part of the world, local indigenous tribes apply tribal rules, leaving certain places completely ungoverned. Being unclaimed by the state, it is administered by a patchwork of regional tribe chiefs. Over time, the Taliban have steadily uprooted and replaced customary and state systems of dispute resolution and justice with their own courts in the regions they influence and control. This type of administration has been referred to as a “Rebel Rule of Law.”
This is the only court system that the populace has access to in many parts of Western Afghanistan because the national government has a weak presence there. One must start with the effort to establish a working state judicial system in Afghanistan after 2001 and the subsequent anarchy that developed in many of these locations in order to comprehend why Taliban courts have grown to be so popular. Sharia courts may not have been the Taliban’s most effective tool if the National Government had consistently failed to guarantee Afghans’ access to justice.
4. Bir Tawil, Africa
In terms of the legislation, the region of Bir Tawil in Africa occupy a peculiar area. This completely unknown region of the world was bought in 2014 by an American father hoping to turn his daughter into a princess and was left unclaimed by Egypt or Sudan, two nearby countries. The American father started a global crowdfunding campaign to raise $250,000 in order to buy the property and establish his new “state.”
The peculiar situation of Bir Tawil, which is sandwiched between the boundaries of two nations but is claimed by none, is the result of colonial victories in north-east Africa, which occurred during a time when the British controlled Egypt and the Egyptians had sway over Sudan.
5. Slab City, California
Slab City is not too far from the modern world. Only 100 miles separate it from San Diego to the east. Marine Barracks Camp, a free alternative living community, was once a World War II camp. The concrete slabs left over from the military facility when it was abandoned gave the area the nickname “Slab City.” Poverty is one reason people live in the neighborhood. However, for other people, the sense of independence from laws and regulations is a compelling motivation to stay and establish permanent residence.
Even if many people prefer the absence of the government, there have been stories of shootouts and arson that have been carried out in the name of vigilante justice. Slab City is sometimes referred to be “The Last Free Place in America,” however this claim may be exaggerated rather than accurate. The State of California has declared plans to sell Slab City, maybe to energy firms, in order to assert control and ownership over it. Furthermore, despite its claims of total independence, the Niland Fire Department and the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department frequently assist Slab City despite not receiving any tax money.
According to a study, it is said that lawyers are further smarter and more intellectual than any other regular people. And they have their way of communication. Still, these qualities are not that easy to acquire.
Lawyers in their profession are so hardworking and passionate about their business. And this profession is getting more and more popular among the masses nowadays. And hopefully, you have enjoyed the short brief discussion about practising law and lawyers.