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How to Become an Attorney

By: Lizeth Escalante

Becoming an Attorney

We had the honor of having Gerardo V. reach out to our firm and request to shadow one of our attorneys. While most High School Juniors spend most of their time hanging out or playing video games, we were inspired by Gerardo’s initiative to inform himself on a possible future career. Furthermore, he spent the entire day at our firm! In addition, he took the opportunity to interview Abogado Ray.

“Everybody works as a team and all work hard to create a positive work environment.”

Gerardo shared, “The attorney I was able to job shadow was very friendly and answered all of my questions about the profession. I had the opportunity to interact with the entire staff. This allowed me to get different perspectives. They all shared how they felt at my age and their journey to get to where they are now. Everybody works as a team and all work hard to create a positive work environment. I had the opportunity to be included in one of the meetings and was able to witness true teamwork. After spending the day with the attorney, I feel like I have all my questions answered and a much clearer perspective of the job.”

We appreciate your enthusiasm for the future Gerardo! We look forward to seeing the amazing accomplishments bound to come your way in the future!

Below is the video of Gerardo interviewing Abogado Ray. If you are a high school student or parent whose child has an interest in the profession, check out the video below!

Fixed Fortifications Are Monuments to Man’s Stupidity

“Fixed fortifications are monuments to man’s stupidity. If mountain ranges and oceans can be overcome, anything made by man can be overcome.” –George S. Patton

The White House’s latest talking points calls for a $25 billion trust fund for the wall system.

25 billion dollars for an object which will really only serve as a symbol to President Trump’s far right rhetoric on immigration. According to the New York Times, from October 2000 through September of 2016, the Border Patrol documented 6,023 deaths of border crossers in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. If inhospitable terrain such as the Sonoran Desert cannot stop people from migrating, a man made wall will have no deterrent factor whatsoever. A twenty foot wall will result in an increase in sales and production of twenty-five foot ladders. We will see more welding tools taken to the wall, tunnels dug beneath, and creative ways other than ladders to get over the wall.

This is not to imply that we should simply acquiesce to the building of a border wall. Economics aside, the symbolism attached to the border wall is reason enough to object to it. What message are we sending about the people on the “other side” of the wall. That they are dangerous, bad, something needed to be kept out. In an age of instant communication across the globe, a border wall is a symbol that we see our neighbors as inferior. It is clear that President Trump wants the border wall to appease his base. He has rallied the far right and sees this as his opportunity to give back to those who put him in office. The border wall will clearly be seen through the eyes of history as the Monument to Trump’s Stupidity.