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Q: I have a case in small claims court. I want to have a witness tell the judge what happened, but he can’t come into court. Can I just have him write down what happened and have him sign it?
A. The simple answer is no, probably not. The writing would be hearsay and would not be admissible. You need to have him come in so he can testify under oath.
Q. Being a criminal defense lawyer sounds fun. What do I have to do to become a lawyer?
A. If you want to become a lawyer you need to get a bachelors degree, then take a test to get into law school, go to law school for three years and graduate. Then you need to apply to be licensed by the state, go through a background check and pass a two day long test, and then you need to get sworn in by the Supreme Court. After that you have to take classes every year to keep up your knowledge. Good luck!