I went to law school primarily to be in a position to help those who cannot help... more
I went to law school primarily to be in a position to help those who cannot help themselves; to use my skills for the greater good of society in an effort to invoke change in any way imaginable. It is these desires that led me into the fields of criminal, constitutional and civil rights law. These desires where further nurtured when I decided to become an intern at the Public Defend... view profile
A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.