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Points to discover if you can be a good lawyer

You like talking.

If you are a person who does not miss a good discussion to see who is right in all cases, he likes to discuss who is the best pianist in the world, what is the best restaurant in the city or if there are good restaurants in the city. The city has a good start to be a lawyer. One of the strengths of a good lawyer is the argument. The lawyers argue constantly; they do it to the other party, with other lawyers, judges and courts, with employees, insurance companies and even their own clients. The practice of the law is contradictory in itself, so if you want a good argument, well-founded in the area on the right can be a good option.

You want to write.

If you like to write and are good at what you do, you have to consider becoming a lawyer. The lawyers are writing continuously. Lawyers spend their days writing claims, resources, contracts, applications and hundreds of written communications per year. A good written fluency is a good resource for a lawyer. So you know, if you like writing, you are closer to having all the qualities of a good lawyer.

You are a workaholic.

You should know that many lawyers are addicted to work (either for pleasure or for professional reasons). In fact, there are lawyers who work from morning to night, surpassing normal use or professional day. To ensure success in the field of law, you have to work (also), so it is necessary to make some sacrifices, including excessive work hours. If you do not mind working from dawn until late at night, the field of law could be yours.

He is a good negotiator.

The lawyers negotiate and negotiate daily, they negotiate at all hours. In most procedures, agreements between the parties are an essential part. Therefore, the negotiation capacity positively influences the performance of a lawyer. There are many circumstances in which mediation should be required match, ignoring other older people with more time and disruptive to party procedures. This is another feature that will help you effectively perform the duties of a lawyer.

It is persuasive

This factor is especially important in certain procedures, such as the Jury, in the way of presenting the case and the persuasion to exercise the lawyer on its members, it is very important for the final decision in one way or another. The main job of a lawyer is to convince the rest of the participants in the process of defending the correct position. And all this can only be done with a lot of persuasion, skill and, of course, practice.

You know how to put your emotions at bay

Every good lawyer must have a good emotional shield, a “thick skin” or “broad shoulders”, as they say. Keep in mind that in their daily work, lawyers can deal with judges angry and in a bad mood, officials sometimes do not have a good day, customer’s angry and bitter enemies (which are often other lawyers). If you have a good suit of armor, surely the work of a lawyer will be much easier, which also helps to overcome the stress that this work produces.

The organization is your thing.

If you are good at organizing and balancing your time, you have an important step in making you a good lawyer. As a legal professional, you will spend your time between the desk, interviews with clients, several phone calls and appearances before the judge or court to follow your clients or co-workers, and as we have said before, often until in the afternoon from morning. You must have a good structured agenda and most important of all … do not forget your family, as it is the first.

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The qualities of the trial lawyer

A lawyer who never steps in the courts will never know how to deliver good service to his clients. The greatest compliment that a lawyer can receive is: “He is a good litigator.”

Although the main work of the lawyer is limited to the defense of the client before the Courts and Tribunals, the truth is that not all the members of an office intervene frequently in the courtroom. Different reasons such as the specialty of the lawyer, the internal organization of the office or even the lack of skills justify it. In fact, an important segment tends to evade this intervention. However, the work in the forum is fundamental for the lawyer, since the act of the trial, whatever the jurisdictional order, is the high point for the defense of the case and the place where, in front of the adversary, there will be deploy all the skills that make up our profession.

With this background, in this post we will examine some of the qualities that, in our opinion, should adorn the trial lawyer or litigant.

The litigating lawyer must be, above all, a scholar. The defense of the matter always requires knowledge of the rules, doctrine and jurisprudence applicable to the case, since in the phase of report or conclusions you must properly reason your request. If it is he who has taken the matter from the beginning , it is obvious that his pre-trial study will be more settled and will require less effort; but if the background comes from another partner, you must perform, before the trial, a thorough study of the subject.

Being organized is also an essential skill. By knowing the date of our intervention well in advance, the trial lawyer has to be carefully organized to prepare the two fundamental phases of the trial: practice of the test and conclusions. To do this, you must know how to manage criteria of organization and time management by establishing temporary milestones for the preparation of the case. There is nothing more disastrous for a lawyer than to prepare a trial the day before the hearing, except, of course, in those cases in which the circumstances of the case have not allowed the preparation (replacement of another partner, sudden assignment, etc.

Linked to the above is constancy and discipline. Steadfastness is the virtue that leads us, once a decision or concrete decision has been made, to carry out what is necessary to achieve the goals even if external or internal difficulties arise or personal motivation diminishes, thanks to an ongoing effort to move to the action overcoming the difficulties. Without discipline, the preparation of a trial will be difficult, especially when, as we have seen, a well- studied study and preparation of the case is essential, and there are doubts that during its preparation difficulties and adversities will arise, such as unforeseen events or the temporary accumulation of work. .

The trial lawyer will never leave anything to chance. Every judgment requires a clear determination of the strategy to be followed; the preparation of the interrogations, both of our witnesses and those of the opposing party, and the preparation of the report. Everything, absolutely everything, must be measured and planned.

Related to the above is the ability to concentrate. On stage, the lawyer must know the “topography of the room” and be permanently alert and focused on everything that happens around him,   not losing sight of any detail that may help his defense. Precisely, ingenuity and the ability to react will be key in judgment.

In the courtroom, lawyers must be great communicators: they are eloquent and imaginative and ingenious, which is fundamental since in the forum there are numerous situations in which lawyers must communicate effectively: interrogations, clarifications to the judge or to the parties, the report. A lawyer in the room should aspire to be a better speaker each time. To this end, not only public speaking techniques must be perfected, but also skills in the effective practice of interrogations.

On the bench, the lawyer should have aplomb and dignity and should not be shown with a shrug. The faint-heartedness weakens the persuasive force of the report and, without diminishing the consideration and respect due to the Court and the parties, the forensic speaker must bear in mind that he is neither a superior nor a subordinate, as such speaker, but the spokesman of an autonomous right, that of freedom of defense .

In short, these are some, but not all, qualities that in our opinion should have every lawyer who intervenes in the forum and, as can be easily concluded, represent by themselves, a true reflection of the complex.

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Tips for hiring a personal injury lawyer

Enduring an accident can be a challenge, no doubt, but having an experienced law firm by your side can ease the burden of the accident. A lawyer can help you with any concerns you have regarding particular laws applicable to your case. In the same way, an efficient lawyer should prepare him for any conference or conciliation trial that may occur. In fact, your lawyer must have a good sense of logic and creativity to design a unique strategy to win your case. Here are some useful tips when looking for a personal injury lawyer:


If you are constantly reminding your lawyer to write documents or schedule conciliation conferences, you may not be the best person to handle your case. Like any job, a lawyer should be eager to help answer any questions and organize a success plan for your case. An important part of keeping a successful case includes having constant communication with your lawyer and making sure that your lawyers have all the necessary and complete documents within a set time frame so as not to affect your case negatively.


A great lawyer investigates the incident thoroughly and makes reasonable judgments based on the information provided. In addition, a great lawyer is insightful and should be able to investigate any additional information related to your case and can use this information to your advantage. Consequently, a great lawyer should be able to make creative decisions based on the problems and unique circumstances of the problems presented.


During a consultation with your prospective lawyer, ask the questions of your greatest concern. A great lawyer must have stellar interpersonal skills and be able to make you feel safe by asking these questions about your case. In addition, a good lawyer must have good public speaking skills and be able to present your case effortlessly.


With all the above skills listed, experience is key to a successful lawyer. Over the years, a great lawyer would have developed a special strategy in handling different cases or going to the courtroom. A great lawyer learns how to execute a successful case by trial and error.

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Underage DUI cases in Ohio

Individuals under 21 charged with drunk driving offenses in Ohio face some different rules than individuals over 21. While the blood alcohol limit for people 21 and over is .08, the limit for people under 21 is .02; one-fourth as much. It is clear why there is little tolerance for an underage person to drive drunk. The tough penalties associated with underage drunk driving, however, can be devastating for a young person. If you or your child has been charged with underage DUI in Ohio, a skilled DUI attorney can help.

Investigation of Ohio underage DUI 

Although the alcohol limit is different for people under age 21, the DUI investigation is essentially the same. Officers who encounter an underage driver looks for clues that the driver is under the influence while the vehicle is in motion and during personal contact with the driver. If clues of intoxication are observed, the officer administers field sobriety tests.  If additional clues are observed, the officer arrests the driver and administers a breath test, blood test, or urine test.  The officer then charges the driver with DUI, Operating a Vehicle after Underage Consumption (OVUAC), or both.

Charges for underage drunk driving in Ohio

If a person under 21 has an alcohol test result over .02 but under .08, they are ordinarily charged with Operating a Vehicle after Underage Consumption (O.V.U.A.C.). If the test result is over .08, the charge is OVI (DUI) “per se”, and there is an Administrative License Suspension. In addition, there is often a charge of OVI (DUI) “impaired”. That charge does not depend on the result of a chemical alcohol test; it’s based on impaired driving ability. The charges will be filed in adult court or juvenile court, depending on the age of the driver. If the charges are filed in juvenile court, the court process is slightly different.

Sentencing for underage DUI

Sentencing for a person under 21 depends on the charge and the court. If the person is found guilty of DUI , the penalties are listed on the “DUI  Sentences” page of this website. If the person is found guilty of O.V.U.A.C. in adult court, the sentence for a first offense may include a jail sentence of up to 30 days, a fine of up to $250, a license suspension of up to two years, yellow license plates, alcohol treatment, and probation. For a second O.V.U.A.C. conviction in adult court, the jail sentence may be up to 60 days, the fine may be up to $500, and the license suspension may be up to five years.  If the person is convicted in juvenile court (“adjudicated”), the sentence (“disposition”) may include a license suspension of up to two years, alcohol treatment, a fine, and probation.

A person convicted of O.V.U.A.C. must wait a mandatory 60 days to get limited driving privileges. Additionally, a person convicted of O.V.U.A.C. must re-take the driver’s license test and periodically provide proof of insurance with the Ohio B.M.V. A conviction for O.V.U.A.C. can also enhance a later conviction for O.V.I. so the later conviction carries tougher mandatory minimum penalties, and it could lead to being listed in the habitual offender registry.

Strategies for underage DUI defense

When I represent a person under 21 for charges of OVI and/or OVUAC, I apply the same thorough process used for clients over 21. We obtain the prosecutor’s evidence, conduct an investigation, seek to exclude evidence, and negotiate with the prosecutor. If we do not reach an acceptable agreement, we have a trial.

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Virginia DUI refusal to take a blood or breath test

Implied consent

Virginia law requires you to take a blood or breath test if you are arrested for a DUI. Virginia’s “implied consent” law says that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving under the influence, and then you consent to taking a chemical test of your blood, breath, or both for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content (BAC) or the presence of drugs.  The test or tests must be taken within three hours of driving and in most cases; the officer will offer you the breath test first. If the breath test is unavailable or if you can’t complete a breath test, then the officer will ask for a blood test.

You could be asked to take a preliminary breath test even before you have been arrested. This works like a field sobriety test. The officer will use the results to establish probable cause that you were driving under the influence. You do not have to take this preliminary test and if you refuse it, evidence of this refusal cannot be used against you later in court. Refusing it, however, probably won’t work in your favor if the officer has some other reason to think you had been drinking. Based on that other reason, the officer could still arrest you and then you will be required to take a test under the law.

Refusing to take the test

Once you are arrested, the officer should tell you that if you refuse to take a chemical test, then evidence of your refusal can be used against you in court and your license will be suspended. For your first refusal, your license will be suspended for one year. Also, this first refusal is not considered a crime. However, Virginia law classifies a second or any subsequent refusal as a misdemeanor, which is a crime that would stay on your record. For your second or any subsequent refusal within ten years, your suspension will last for three years.

The officer will suspend your license as soon as you refuse, but that does not start the clock on the one-year or three-year suspension periods explained above. This suspension begun by the officer is called an administrative suspension and its length depends on whether you have had any prior DUI convictions or refusals. The suspension period could be as short as seven days or as long as 60 days, but it will be in addition to the one or three-year penalties for your refusal.

Should you refuse to take a mandatory DUI Test in Virginia?

It usually does not help you to refuse to take a blood or breath test when you are arrested. For a first DUI in Virginia, you will have to pay a fine of $250. You will also have to go to jail if your BAC is .15%, which is almost twice the legal limit of .08%. Assuming your BAC is less than .15%, this is a milder penalty than a year-long suspension for refusal. Still, refusing the test does not guarantee that you won’t be convicted – you could be found guilty of a DUI even if your refusal means that the state does not have proof that your BAC was over.08%, the legal limit for those over 21. In fact, the prosecution can use your refusal against you by arguing that you refused the test because you knew that you were intoxicated and guilty of DUI.

Get Help with your DUI

If you have been arrested on a DUI charge in Virginia or any other state, get help from an experienced DUI attorney. Unlike other traffic related charges, which might be worth fighting without a lawyer, conviction for a DUI has serious consequences – especially if the incident involved injury to people or property, or if it’s your second or subsequent DUI. To avoid or reduce the consequences, your best bet is to find an attorney who is knowledgeable about your state’s laws and about how the system works in your county’s court.

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Traffic Laws DUI IL

The state of Illinois has very strict laws regarding traffic offenses and DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol), and if you are caught breaking the law, may be in serious trouble. Speeding construction zones and school zones can take a heavy toll on our state, and in some cases fines can reach as high as $ 10,000 for a crime. If you have been charged with a traffic offense or DUI, it is essential to obtain legal representation of a DUI defense attorney in Chicago. The legal team is highly qualified and experienced in the struggle for the defense of persons facing serious traffic violations or DUI charges of all kinds.

State lawmakers have created laws that severely punish those who are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A first DUI conviction can result in up to one year in prison, up to $ 2,500 in fines, and you could lose your right to drive for up to a year or more if found to have had a child under age 16 in their vehicle at the time of arrest.

We strongly recommend that you contact a company lawyer immediately if you have been recommended arrested for DUI, and before discussing your case with someone in the police station. Their conversations, actions and behavior will be brought to court by the police as part of the evidence against him. As a first action, you should contact the company so you can make sure that your rights are protected.

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What are the penalties for DUI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is typically punished by almost all countries with a high number of motor vehicles and alcohol. Penalties for DUI tend to vary from country to country, and may even be different, depending on the state or province within a country. In most areas, however, the punishments often involve the revocation of a license to drive for a certain period of time and can include imprisonment or substantial fines as well. The penalties for DUI in the United States (USA), for example, can vary slightly from state to state, but will usually include a loss of legal capacity to drive.

Penalties for DUI typically vary from region to region, but there are some commonalities between the different laws and penalties in different areas. Most countries and states will revoke a persona driver license or other document allowing him or her to drive legally. In the US, for example, anyone caught driving over the legal limit will typically have their license revoked for 90 days on a first offense. Most states will then revoke the license the persona  for a year on a second offense, and may revoke your license for up to three years after a third offense.

There are also specific penalties for DUI committed by someone under the legal drinking age of 21 years in the US. Anyone under the legal age to consume alcohol that is found driving with even a small amount of alcohol in your system, less than the legal limit for someone aged 21 will have his license revoked for a certain period of time. This can often be until he or she reaches 18 years of age, and these penalties for DUI are national in scope and not based on each state.

In Canada, there are similar national laws as well as many penalties for DUI are based on provincial laws. For example, in Ontario the penalties for DUI typically include both the suspension of the license driver and jail time service. The first offense in Ontario will normally be punished by a fine and the loss of a portfolio driver s for a year. Anyone who is convicted of a second offense will usually serve 14 days in prison and lose his license for three years; Subsequent convictions are often punished with 90 days in jail and suspension of license indefinitely your driver.

The legal limit for DUI or DWI varies by state.

  • Temporary custody orders may include service requirements to the community.
  • Jail time may be required of those accused of a DUI.
  • DUI penalties may depend on whether someone was found guilty of DUI earlier.
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What does a good lawyer deserve?


In order to govern life in a society and to ensure that everything is lawful and orderly, there are numerous laws that have to be observed and that have been determined for every little thing. Laws can be read in different reference works.

In order to help in an emergency, there are lawyers in various areas who are familiar with the relevant laws and thus can assist their clients. Lawyers can be used in a wide range of areas. So there are lawyers for private affairs, but also those who take care of companies and are hired firmly as a corporate lawyer. They accompany their clients in court and thus help with their argumentation to find a fair verdict.

The role of lawyers is to advise and represent individuals on issues of law. To do this, you must successfully complete the law studies and then complete a two-year traineeship. You should also be good at dealing with people and having a high level of social skills and persuasiveness. The majority of lawyers work in a law firm after they have been admitted.

Earning potential

The salary of a lawyer can sometimes be very different, because it depends on where a lawyer is employed and for what purpose. The average salary for younger lawyers in the general area is around 30-40,000 dollars a year. However, the longer the lawyer is employed and the more experiences he has in his field, the higher his salary will be. It can be up to $ 100,000 gross per year.

What does a lawyer do?

Lawyers, or rather lawyers, have the task of advising their clients on all legal issues and representing them in litigation in court. There, the lawyer has not only to represent the interests of his clients, but also to assist the judge in finding a law. Every lawyer, like a doctor, is subject to secrecy third parties. It is estimated that 80 per cent of the work of a lawyer consists of deliberations on general or specific legal issues and only 20 per cent on the legal representation of clients.

As a rule, a lawyer specializes in one or more subject areas. These include, for example, areas such as employment law, tenancy law, family and divorce law, business or criminal law. Lawyers work as clerks or civil servants in law firms, corporations, colleges, associations or civil service. Alternatively, they have the opportunity to become self-employed with their own law firm.

In order to work as a lawyer, a law school at a university is required, which usually takes nine semesters and ends with the first state examination. This is followed by a legal clerkship of two years, which concludes with the second state examination. Similar contents as with the legal profession can be found among others in the field of activity of judges, notaries and legal assistants.

Which requirements should you bring?

To become a lawyer, you have to meet both professional and academic requirements as well as personal qualifications. One of the academic prerequisites is the university degree in law, which you can only pass if you have a university entrance qualification. Depending on the university, there are other conditions (numerous clauses, entrance examination or similar), which must be met for admission to study. In addition, lawyers need more skills to do their job well. This includes a quick grasp, the ability to empathize with other people, and great persuasiveness. In addition, you should have a high resilience and great staying powers well as having a confident appearance.

How do you become a lawyer?

In order to work as a lawyer, a law degree is indispensable. In this study, there are compulsory subjects and specializations that can be selected according to individual interests. In the basic course (four semesters) you will learn the basics of civil law, public law and criminal law. These are deepened in the subsequent main course (five semesters) and extended by other legal areas. These are, for example, labor and social law, hereditary or family law. In addition, you now choose your main subjects. The choices include European law, media law, environmental law, criminal science and much more.

The completion of the study forms the first state law examination. This is followed by a two-year legal clerkship, at the end of which the second state examination and admission to the lawyer takes place. Usually during the traineeship several stations (district or regional court, prosecutor or criminal court, administrative court or authority, own election station) to go through. In order for you to obtain admission, you must not only pass the Second State Examination, but you must be unpunished (not previously convicted), live in orderly financial circumstances and not engage in activities that are incompatible with admission.

What further education and career opportunities are there?

After completed study is the possibility of training a specialist lawyer. It contains theoretical and practical parts and requires at least three years as a lawyer. The training as a specialist lawyer can be done for different areas. The most common areas are criminal law and family law. In total there are 22 areas where a specialist lawyer title can be acquired.

Many lawyers consider becoming self-employed with their own law firm at the latest. However, given the size of the competition, this step should be well considered. On the other hand, the number of lawsuits has risen sharply in recent years, as more and more people have legal expenses insurance and the costs of litigation have become more manageable.

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What if I refuse to take a breathalyzer test?

In all states, you are entitled to refuse to take a breathalyzer test. In most states, based on online contributions, refusal to take a breathalyzer test is only a decision that the police will consider the likely outcome of his arrest. The refusal is likely to be the direct cause of the loss of their license. The breath test appears to be step number two or three in the process police to determine how capable or incapable are you being under the influence of substances.

The police usually will do the sobriety test, walk straight, finger in the nose, count backwards, and the like before requesting that the alcohol test or even a blood test is submitted on a local hospital.

How long will you be without your license? That varies by state, but it is easy to find online. A striking point about the loss of the license is that usually has nothing to do with the state courts. Usually the Department of Motor Vehicles or DMV State, who applies the “automatic” rule of license suspension, this will happen on your first offense. No lawyer will be able to reverse this decision, according to those who have proven, so that the common advice is to save your money. Probably, you will be arrested, because the police see him unable to drive, or causing damage or injury.

This is a situation where you will be essentially considered guilty and have to prove that you are not guilty. This is the point where you need a lawyer.

Upon reaching the courts, since you are arrested, which is very likely, depending on whether additional events or damages have occurred, the situation can go from bad to worse. Your license can be suspended beyond what the DMV did. The arrest is kept on file. Again, depending on the state, the police may have to provide probable cause and evidence of why it stopped, he requested the breathalyzer test, and finally arrested him.

There is at least one site online, and probably several more like it, where you can review a table that calculates whether you are on track for a DUI or worse, depending on several factors such as the amount of alcohol you have consumed. It even has a chart for each gender.

This site requires each state has established 0.08% Alcohol Concentration in Blood (BAC) as the legal limit for “driving under the influence” (DUI). For commercial drivers, a BAC of 0.04% can result in a DUI conviction nationwide.

So let’s do a quick recap. Refuse breathalyzer test contributes to his arrest; it leads directly to the loss of license, and is typically seen as an admission of guilt, just or unjust. Drive sober, drive safely.

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How to hire a lawyer

Have you never come to a law firm? Do not know how to raise the issues? Do you doubt if your problem can be solved by a lawyer? Do not worry because in this article we will try to quell any doubts that may arise before going to a professional lawyer.

Keys to hiring a lawyer

Hiring a lawyer is as easy as going to a firm that works on the problem or the situation you need to manage, raising the issue with the lawyers, knowing the professional’s fees, deciding whether or not to work with the professional and signing the documentation necessary to carry out the procedure. Ready.

However, it would not hurt to ask people who have or are going through their situation to know how they are solving them. Also, if something has ever happened to you and you have gone to a lawyer, think about whether, really, it would be a good idea to go back to him, or not, depending on the case you have to process.

When choosing the collegiate, find out how much experience you have in the field you work. It is important to know if you have just started, although this does not mean that it is more or less professional and decisive , simply that your journey through the legal sector is shorter than others, but remember that all professionals, even the best ones, have been young people and have lacked experience at any given time. Trust them as much as possible.

Go to your network of contacts in search of opinions, recommendations and contacts. Providing us with the information that an acquaintance or friendship can offer us will help us in any of the cases. Think, too, that you should trust fully in the person with whom you have just entered into a contractual relationship and linked to your defense. It is important that you trust him or her (blindly, normally) because, otherwise, it is difficult to create good communication. Remember to explain your case in detail without hiding any important information.

If you have a certain number of professionals who can go and all offer their services for a similar amount, it is best to make the selection based on whether it has been recommended and the experience you have.

If your case is that you do not know anyone who can recommend you and you have to decide for yourself, it is best to walk through the city where you live to know the law firms that exist. Normally, the most central, those who have a more appropriate place to be located, are the ones that will call you the most attention and to which you will have to go in search of information. Do not hesitate to enter the cabinet and start a conversation with the professional introducing your case. If you can help with your situation and fit your budget, congratulations, you will have found the professional you needed. If not, keep looking for your city or places that interest you.

Do not forget, too, that the Internet is the best tool when it comes to making searches as specific as, for example, finding a lawyer in your city. There are directories that can help you know what lawyers are there and what specialties they are dedicated to. Thus, before contacting one, you will already have a slight idea of ​​the experience, specialty and contact of the same. We advise you to take into account the big cities, since they usually meet the best professionals, those who have studied at the best universities and, in addition, continue to train continuously. We hope you are lucky in your search.