Are You Thinking About Studying In The United States? Find Out How to Get a U.S. Student Visa

A student visa is a non-immigrant type of visa for foreign students, for U.S.A academic studies. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the U.S. during 2012. The total number of student visa-applications made up 657,714. 74% of student visa-applications were issued and 26% were refused.

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Types of student visa:

  1. F-1 visa is issued to students who want to study at the university or college, high school, private elementary school, conservatory, seminary or another academic institution, including a language training program.
  2. M-1 visa is issued for students who wish to learn at a non-academic or other recognized vocational institution, other than language training.

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How to Place a Bid on Legal Bistro

Bid-for-Placement: what does it mean? Why do we need it?

A bid is a sum of money that a lawyer offers for the opportunity of talking to a client, to receive his contact information and discuss his case (the minimum amount you can bid on is 6 law dollars).

It’s important to remember that a lawyer’s bid on a case determines where in the list of competing, “bidding” lawyers their profile will be displayed to the clients, who posted the case. The profile with the highest bid will be displayed first and the lowest, respectively, the last.

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Writing an Effective Biography on Legal Bistro Helps Attorneys Get New Clients!

Why should a lawyer bother to write an outstanding biography and why is it the most important part of the lawyer profile? It’s so simple!

A bio is a snapshot of a lawyer’s professional experience:

  • who they are,

  • what they do,

  • specialist expertise and

  • examples of client work.

A good biography “sells” their expertise to potential new clients.

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Legal Bistro Elevator Pitch for Lawyers

What is an Elevator Pitch?

An “Elevator Pitch”, also known as an elevator speech or statement, is a short summary used to quickly define a person, product, profession or organization and its Value Proposition.  The name “elevator pitch” conveys that the person who is delivering the message has about the same time that it takes the typical elevator to go from the ground floor the top floor to convince their audience about their proposal.  A well designed elevator pitch should be between 30 and 60 seconds.

How to Write a Good Elevator Pitch

The “Elevator Pitch” on Legal Bistro is five lines (500 words maximum) of text that are displayed to potential clients in what we call the “Short Profile Preview”.  This is the very first thing that a potential client will see about you and your law firm so you should give a lot of thought to what you would like to say.

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Why Consumers Love Legal Bistro

 Do you need a lawyer but are intimidated by the legal process?  Are you concerned that professional legal services may be financially out of reach?  Perhaps English is not your native language and you are having trouble finding a qualified attorney with whom you can effectively communicate.  Don’t worry, if you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone.

We built Legal Bistro because we were inspired by the contribution that Lending Tree made to the process for finding a mortgage lender.  Lending Tree used the power of the Internet to bring online competition in the mortgage application process. Equally important is that Lending Tree’s website has helped consumers to better understand the process of applying for a home loan. We hope that Legal Bistro can achieve similar results in the legal services market.

When Lawyers Compete, You Win!

The single biggest reason why consumers love our service is because Legal Bistro facilitates lawyers competing online to serve the client.  Our Company motto is that When Lawyers Compete, the Client Wins! Frankly, we believe that both lawyers and consumers win when the competitive playing field has been leveled.

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Why Lawyers Love Legal Bistro

    

Are you happy with the current Return on Investment (“ROI”) for your online legal services marketing dollars?  Are you spending too much of your time qualifying leads? wasting time imagesDo you know anything about the visitors to your law firm’s website besides their IP Address and the date and time of their visit?  More specifically, are you being provided with case specific  facts that will help you evaluate their legal needs?

If you have answered yes to some or all of these questions then perhaps you will appreciate why lawyers love Legal Bistro.

YOU ARE IN CONTROL

You decide what cases you see based on the Practice Groups, Case Types and Tag or Key Words used when defining your Areas of Practice.

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Technology Post – Using Video to Fix Broken Educational Systems

If you’ve never heard of the Khan Academy in Mountain View, California you may want to watch the above video.  Salman Khan is a 36 year old entrepreneur who holds multiple degrees from MIT and Harvard.  The mission of his non profit company is to develop a “free world class education for anyone anywhere” through the use of short educational videos combined with interactive quizzes and tools for teachers to chart student progress.

According to a report from the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, global spending on education is $3.9 trillion, or 5.6% of planetary GDP. America spends the most–about $1.3 trillion a year–yet the U.S. ranks 25th out of the 34 OECD countries in mathematics, 17th in science and 14th in reading.

The economic prosperity in the United States masks an underlying problem of incompetency in basic math and science.   Approximately one fifth of American 15-year-olds do not have basic competence in science; 23% can’t use math in daily life. The Khan Academy is seeking to reverse this problem through the development and distribution of innovative educational videos.  In fact, Khan Academy videos have been viewed more than 200 million times.

We applaud the efforts of the Khan Academy and look forward to reporting in the future on improvements in U.S. student rankings against other OEDC countries. Learning on the Khan Academy’s website is 100% free so we would encourage everyone reading this blog article to visit the site and register.  The site provides educational lessons for the following subjects:

  • Math – Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigoomitry, Probability, Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Applied Math, Brain Teasers and Vi Hart
  • Science - Biology, Chemistry, Cosmology and Astronomy, Healthcare and Medicine, Organic Chemistry, Physics, LeBron Asks, MIT +K12 and Projects
  • Computer Science - Drawing, Programming Basics, Animation and User Interaction
  • Finance & Economics – Core Finance, Valuation and Investing, Venture Capital and Capital Markets, Credit Crisis, Paulson Bailout, Geithner Plan, Current Economics, Banking and Money, Currency, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Greek Debt Crisis
  • Humanities - History, American Civics and Art History
  • Test Preparation – SAT Math, GMAT, CAHSEE, California Standards Test, Competition Math, IIT JEE and Singapore Math