Paralegals in U.S. & Canada: Difference from Lawyers

No international definition; each jurisdiction has their own definition Within Canada Considered to be officers of the court Capable of obtaining a license At higher levels, able to represent clients in small cases Can provide legal services to the public Long and demanding work schedules Increased responsibility and stress Greater amount of prestige Within The…

Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello

Jus Ad Bellum Jus Ad Bellum, the justness of entering into conflict consists of six primary tenets: legitimate authority, just cause, proportionality, right intention, chance of success, and last resort. 1. Legitimate Authority – Only those of legitimate authority may justly lead its country into war. This tenet disqualifies revolutionaries, radicals and/or subversives who seek…

John Rawls’ Theory of Justice: Summary & Analysis

Rawls theory of justice revolves around the adaptation of two fundamental principles of justice which would, in turn, guarantee a just and morally acceptable society. The first principle guarantees the right of each person to have the most extensive basic liberty compatible with the liberty of others. The second principle states that social and economic…

Medical Malpractice: Types & Legality

The doctor-patient relationship has been defined differently through the years. In the beginning it developed into a “common calling” which meant doctors practiced medicine as a duty to their patients. Laws were developed to protect patients; therefore doctors used proper care and expert skill. In the past six centuries, medical malpractice has increased, which lead…