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The Benefits of Attending CDTA Through Our Distance Learning Platform

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California Desert Trial Academy, College of Law, has the solution to make your dreams a reality with a distance learning platform. Perhaps you have dreamt of being a lawyer since you were a child, envisioning yourself commanding a courtroom in front of a jury and seeking justice for others as an advocate. You may have put those dreams on hold as the demands of family and career took precedence. At CDTA, you can earn your J.D. in four years, while still maintaining your full-time employment and managing the needs of your family. Our classes are held in the evening, three nights...

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Trial Lawyers Must Have Exceptional Organizational Skills

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Whether you are thinking about going to law school, are currently enrolled, or are a practicing attorney, you have probably heard that the job of being a lawyer isn’t nearly as glamorous as it is cracked up to be—and that a legal career can be very boring. This can vary depending on the person; for example, you may have a passion for corporate law or intellectual property—or even tax law. No matter what type of practice you choose to specialize in—or if you hang out your shingle and practice a variety of different types of law—your focus in life as...

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Worried about Those First Year Law School Grades?

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Students choose to attend law school for a wide range of reasons, but find later that dealing with law school grades can sometimes be harrowing. You may have had a lifelong dream to be a lawyer, to help people, and see justice served—or you may be interested in taking on a fast-paced, challenging career, especially if you are studying to be a trial attorney. Today, many individuals take on a law degree as a second career, often later in life too. You may be studying at a conventional law school or perhaps taking the progressive route of distance learning, but...

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Handwriting Classroom Notes Shown to Be More Effective

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Most of us remember taking classroom notes as younger students, writing everything by hand. Slowly though, that has gone by the wayside with the advance of laptops and tablets—not to mention the ability to videotape classes when permitted. Pen and paper have been fast tracked by electronics, and in fact, many younger students may be hard-pressed to find a writing utensil (aside from a stylus) in their backpacks today. You may wonder if proper handwriting is going to become completely obsolete when you consider how rarely you find yourself putting pen to paper; however, in the classroom it may be...

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Bombed a Test? Use Failure to Understand What You Don’t Know

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After bombing a test, you may have heard others say ‘Well, I’m just not good at taking exams.” Or you may have said this yourself throughout the years. Often, this is just anxiety speaking—and to ward that off, it is helpful to understand more about your educational experience and the culture of testing. Understanding what you are learning in class and then demonstrating your mastery of it is of course the crux of testing and passing or failing could ultimately make the difference in getting what you want out of life, at the time, which is probably graduating from a...

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