Law School Accreditation

Written by David G. Hallstrom

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Accreditaiton and what it means to you. According torepparttar Merriam-Webster dictionaryrepparttar 119289 definition of accreditation is "to recognize (an educational institution) as maintaining standards that qualifyrepparttar 119290 graduates for admission to higher or more specialized institutions or for professional practice." Law schools generally fall into three catagories of accreditation, American Bar Association (ABA) accredited, state accredited or unaccredited.

ABA accreditation - According torepparttar 119291 American Bar Association, "Law schools approved byrepparttar 119292 American Bar Association (ABA) provide a legal education which meets a minimum set of standards as promulgated byrepparttar 119293 ABA. Every jurisdiction inrepparttar 119294 United States has determined that graduates of ABA-approved law schools are able to sit forrepparttar 119295 bar in their respective jurisdictions. The role thatrepparttar 119296 ABA plays asrepparttar 119297 national accrediting body has enabled accreditation to become unified and national in scope rather than fragmented, withrepparttar 119298 potential for inconsistency, amongrepparttar 119299 50 states,repparttar 119300 District of Columbia,repparttar 119301 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other territories. The Council ofrepparttar 119302 ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions torepparttar 119303 Bar isrepparttar 119304 United States Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for programs that lead torepparttar 119305 first professional degree in law. The law school approval process established byrepparttar 119306 Council is designed to provide a careful and comprehensive evaluation of a law school and its compliance withrepparttar 119307 Standards for Approval of Law Schools."

State accreditation - Most states have their own accreditation process and in most cases give accreditation status to ABA accredited schools. However, there are many law schools that for one reason or another do not meet all ofrepparttar 119308 ABA accredition requirements. Some of these schools, however, do meetrepparttar 119309 states requirements. Note: State requirements can vary by state. If a school meets state requirements it can apply to that state for state accreditation.

Unaccredited - According torepparttar 119310 California Bar Association "An unaccredited law school is one operating as a law school inrepparttar 119311 State of California that is neither accredited nor approved byrepparttar 119312 Committee, but must be registered withrepparttar 119313 Committee and comply withrepparttar 119314 requirements contained in Rules XIX and XX ofrepparttar 119315 Admission Rules, applicable provisions ofrepparttar 119316 California Rules of Court and relevant sections ofrepparttar 119317 California Business and Professions Code. A law school operating wholly outside of California is unaccredited unless it has applied for and received accreditation fromrepparttar 119318 Committee or is provisionally or fully approved byrepparttar 119319 American Bar Association." Rules in many other states arerepparttar 119320 same.

Substituted Service In California

Written by David Hallstrom

The following article was written for Resources For by David Hallstrom, a private investigator, he is not now nor has he ever been an attorney.

Section 415.20 (b) ofrepparttar California Civil Code Of Procedure States: If a copy ofrepparttar 119288 summons and complaint cannot with reasonable diligence be personally delivered torepparttar 119289 person to be served, as specified in Section 416.60, 416.70, 416.80, or 416.90, a summons may be served by leaving a copy ofrepparttar 119290 summons and complaint atrepparttar 119291 person's dwelling house, usual place of abode, usual place of business, or usual mailing address other than a United States Postal Service post office box, inrepparttar 119292 presence of a competent member ofrepparttar 119293 household or a person apparently in charge of his or her office, place of business, or usual mailing address other than a United States Postal Service post office box, at least 18 years of age, who shall be informed ofrepparttar 119294 contents thereof, and by thereafter mailing a copy ofrepparttar 119295 summons and ofrepparttar 119296 complaint by first-class mail, postage prepaid torepparttar 119297 person to be served atrepparttar 119298 place where a copy ofrepparttar 119299 summons and complaint were left. Service of a summons in this manner is deemed complete onrepparttar 119300 10th day afterrepparttar 119301 mailing.

Most process servers understand dwelling house or usual place of abode to meanrepparttar 119302 actual place whererepparttar 119303 person is currently staying. It has, however, been our experience that this meansrepparttar 119304 official residence or place whererepparttar 119305 person is currently staying. We have found that most courts considerrepparttar 119306 dwelling house to be whererepparttar 119307 person is currently staying andrepparttar 119308 usual place of abode to meanrepparttar 119309 persons permanent residence, ie:repparttar 119310 person lives with his parents but is currently away at school. The persons dwelling house would be where he is currently staying while in school and his usual place of abode would be his parents house where he returns on vacations and when school is on break and where he expects to return when he finishes school. The same applies ifrepparttar 119311 person is currently inrepparttar 119312 hospital, away on a business trip or is on a vacation.

Usual place of business can mean different things. Say a person works every day in a factory on 8th St., that of course would be a usual place of business. Say a Doctor is on staff and shows up for work regularly at ABC Hospital. He also rents office space from a doctor's group at another location where he also sees paitents. It has been our experience that both places could be consideredrepparttar 119313 Doctors usual place of business.

Usual mailing address other than a United States Postal Service post office box. Usual mailing address can be a private mail box service or any other place (Other than a U.S Post Office branch.) thatrepparttar 119314 subject uses as a mailing address. This does not mean thatrepparttar 119315 person must actually pick up or receiverepparttar 119316 mail. It only means thatrepparttar 119317 person must userepparttar 119318 address as a mailing address. Some people in order to evade creditors or others give out mailing addresses but never pick uprepparttar 119319 mail. If a person directs people to send that person's mail to a certain address then that address can be considered a usual place of mailing asrepparttar 119320 server would have no way of verifying thatrepparttar 119321 mail is actually picked up.

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