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Questions and Answers with Attorney David Welch

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The Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. have the best attorneys in the Lake of the Ozarks area and a top notch support team to help you with most legal issues.  We want to feature the outstanding members of our firm via a series of Blogs where we ask some questions and get some insight on why they went into Law, learn about them as individuals, and feature what they do when they are not at work helping others.  We hope you enjoy this series, and we will feature a different team member every other week.

Question: Why did you become a lawyer?

Answer:  As an undergraduate, I had no idea what my career path would be. I was a political science major (with no particular interest in politics). My junior year I had to interview a lawyer for a class assignment and his passion for what he did really had an impact on me. I decided then and there that it was what I wanted to do.

Question:  Where did you go to school?

Answer:  I attended the University of Missouri-St. Loui…

7 Tips for Getting Into Law School

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Preparing for law school can be a daunting task, but if you start early enough, you will have plenty of time to get everything squared away.  Applying to a law school takes commitment and focus.  If you setup a timeline, you will find this application process will be smooth.  Here are some tips to help you.

1. Graduate from College with a Bachelors Degree and a high Grade Point Average (GPA)
Choosing the right major is important, since many law schools don't have any guidelines or prerequisites to follow.  Prelaw is not necessarily the route you want to go as each school has different prelaw programs. Consider other majors such as philosophy, economics or journalism. These Majors seem to have a high acceptance rate in Law School. Law school involves a lot of reading and critical thinking, so consider a major that will challenge you in those areas. Your GPA is one of the two most important factors for your law school application.  Most law schools have a minimum GPA requirement of …

Questions and Answers with Attorney Charles McElyea

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The Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. have the best attorneys in the Lake of the Ozarks area and a top notch support team to help you with most legal issues.  We want to feature the outstanding members of our firm via a series of Blogs where we ask some questions and get some insight on why they went into Law, learn about them as individuals, and feature what they do when they are not at work helping others.  We hope you enjoy this series, and we will feature a different team member every other week.

Question: Why did you become a lawyer?

Answer:  In Junior High School in Campbell, Mo. we were given an achievement test which also pointed out various occupations that best suited us. One area on my list was the law. At that time I wasn’t really sure what a lawyer did, but it sounded interesting so from that point forward I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.

Question:  Where did you go to school (undergrad/Law School)?

Answer:   I graduated from Mountain Grove, Mo…