Private Investigators Seek Justice as “Paid Public Service”
Many people and organizations are now turning to private investigators and paid public service for assistance in seeking justice. Be it civil liability and personal injury cases, insurance claims and fraud, child custody and protection cases, marital infidelity cases and premarital investigations. PIs are able to assist and get quick results saving time on courtroom trial and thousands of dollars on expensive attorneys.
In paid public services, private detectives use several investigation techniques such as surveillance, interviews, background checks, serving court papers, gather evidence and verify facts about individuals or companies. Detectives may make phone calls or visit a subject’s workplace to verify facts. In missing persons and background check cases, investigators often interview people to gather as much information as possible about an individual.
The evidence gathered by private investigators can be used to solve crimes, win court cases and bring wrongdoers to justice. Private investigations is becoming more popular everyday in our society. College students have new interests in criminal investigations, workers compensation claims investigations, financial investigations and cybercrime investigation techniques.
Paid public service: “Promising” for new Attorneys
Nathan Richardson graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2009. In spite of receiving highly paid offers from big law firms like Latham & Watkins, he chose to stick to Resources for the Future, a nonprofit policy group based in Washington, where he did legal research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and climate change. “This is an amazing work environment,” he said. “I’m working with a lot of really smart people and getting published. I’m not sure if there’s anywhere else I could do this, at least at this point in my career.”
Paid public service has emerged as a perfect job option for many fresh lawyers. “For the first time, there is now a public interest lawyer in the Oval Office,” said Diane T. Chin, the director of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School, as one explanation for why more young lawyers are considering service careers.
Alexa Shabecoff, the assistant dean for public service at Harvard Law School, said: “There is an uptick in global interest in public service that has trickled down to the high school level, and students go on to college and law school with a public service ethos.”
Many young lawyers, who have received their training from eminent defense institutions like Peace Corps, the FBI and AmeriCorps, are now serving the cause of getting justice for the public by working in conjunction with the private investigation firms.
Most of the organizations that render the benefit of clean justice through paid public service are non-profitable organizations and private firms who hire the fresh lawyers and PIs who have a zeal for fetching justice for the common man.
Most attorneys who specialize in criminal defense and family law cases, often hire the resources of a licensed private investigator to help on their cases. The investigator may be gathering evidence on a child custody investigation or a criminal matter in which the accused is currently incarcerated, anxiously awaiting any new findings on their case. The investigator often acts as the ‘eyes and ears’ for the attorney, and may gather key pieces of evidence for the attorney’s case. The billing rate of a private investigator is also much less than what an attorney charges a client or company. This aspect can financially help an ongoing investigation, both lowering costs for the client and allowing for additional investigative work that may be needed on their case.
Private citizens can benefit from Paid Public Service
Wonder if it is safe to use paid public service? Well, absolutely and the justice quotient does not get compromised at all. The trained lawyers and PIs are totally focused on public interest and perform activities without compromising the evidences or your privacy.
The justice quotient does not get compromised at all when people make use of the paid public service to claim their rights. Work completed by efficiently trained lawyers and PIs is focused on the specific interest of the private citizen rather than the interests of government.
The commonest cases that are handled through paid public service are related with human rights, civil rights and criminal offense. This big leap in the judicial field of law would surely add a cutting edge to the justice that has been provided by various courts of Law through all these years in America.
The brains of the fresh lawyers and PIs can never be underestimated because of their age. Also, the price of hiring a PI to seek justice costs a lot lesser than hiring a full-fledged lawyer on a discounted price. So, if you are looking forward to some serious justness, bet on paid public service!
Ryan Garrahy is a state licensed private investigator specializing in surveillance, background checks, locating individuals and workplace investigations. He is the owner & principal investigator for Orange Investigations.