romothesavior wrote:Ben doesn't speak absolute truth, but he's really onto something. It is fantastic that so many people want to do PI, and I applaud them for it. But why legal PI? Is that really the most effective way to help people?
I haven't read through the rest of this thread yet, which clearly exploded from the last time I looked at it, but I think this is THE question PI-oriented people should ask themselves over and over again (I know I certainly did for a couple of years actually). They should also have a specific answer beyond "helping people." By specific, I mean what concrete, tangible type of work will you be doing that requires a JD? You could, say, have a real passion for assisting victims of trafficking obtain status in the U.S. Perhaps you're even interested in making sure they get through the process of adjusting their status to LPR or even naturalizing as a citizen. Well okay then, you'll clearly need the JD in order to get into the nonprofit organization that represents clients in T Visa proceedings. That's one example of a specific answer to the above question.
Unfortunately, it seems like people hardly ever provide an answer as specific as that.