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Interested in the Legal System After Your Experiences? Try These 3 Careers

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Congratulations on seeking a new career! After you’ve served your time, it’s important to take the steps you need to begin your life again. Luckily, there are many careers out there for you even if you spent some time away from the job market due to a conviction.

You may have spent some time studying law and the legal system and are now interested in potential employment in the field. Here are three careers you can look into.

Bounty Hunter

According to Jobs for Felons Hub, “a bounty hunter, or fugitive recovery agent, is in charge of locating individuals who are wanted for a warrant or have skipped their court date. Applicants are said to need a requirement of communication and understanding the law.”

To obtain a job as a bounty hunter, you must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Having knowledge of law enforcement and the military is also a plus, and training includes how to use force reasonably and how to track suspects. Note that some states do require a background check and a private investigator license.

Forensic Psychologist

According to Maryville University, “a degree in forensic psychology blends the foundational social sciences such as human development, sociology, and various disciplines of psychology with professional skills such as critical thinking, research methodology, and criminal theory and investigation, and psychological testing.”

Forensic psychology requires a degree that can be obtained at a local campus or university. This field is competitive, but you can work towards your goal by studying and succeeding.

Attorney

When you have been studying law and gained enough experience, perhaps it’s time to look into a career as an attorney. Educating yourself when you were inside is effective; however, you may need more schooling. According to Learn How to Become, “for those who answer affirmatively, the following guide outlines the various academic, skill building, and licensing steps required to begin a career practicing law. A bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational requirement for admission to law school.”

The Bar test requires a judge to determine your character before you can become an attorney. A background check is also generally required to see if you’re in good standing. Most states need to determine if you are in good moral standing to get the job; however, it may not matter if you were convicted of a felony or spent time behind bars.

When you want to start fresh and work in the legal system, these careers can be great for you. Take time to research and see what works best. We hope your knowledge and education provide the perfect path to success.

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