Eduardo Flechas Uses Impressive Educational and Military Experience Into Budding Law Career

Many people believe what they see on television or the movies. The vision of an attorney of the actor or actress speaking eloquently and with conviction in front of a jury in a mahogany-paneled courtroom, using tactics in a last-ditch effort to free their client or make their case for the clients they represent. While this is far from reality, it takes long hours of behind the scenes work to get to that point.

Attorney Eduardo Flechas embodies the hardworking student and the long road a person must go to be that person in front of a jury.

In a sit-down interview with Flechas, he explains that real attorneys spend a majority of their time outside the courtroom setting. They chat with clients and to others on the behalf of their clients.

“Hours and hours of researching legal issues, drafting contracts, deeds, wills, and the list goes on for the behind the scenes work that goes into becoming an effective, successful attorney,” explains Eduardo Flechas. “Drafting depositions, interrogatories, pleadings, and trial preparations; the work that goes into these documents and procedures are what really makes an attorney stand out in the courtroom. It’s not all that Hollywood makes it out to be.”

In addition to the regular work of an attorney, they are expected to render public interest legal service. This includes providing professional services at no fee or at a reduced cost to the person of limited means. This extends to various public service causes and charitable organizations.

Participation in activities for improving the law, the legal system as a whole, and the profession, such as taking part in bar association projects focusing on ethics or improving the administration of justice, are also acceptable ways for someone to meet his or her public service obligation.

Eduardo Flechas is no stranger to the hard work and determination it takes to get a job done. He is a former Navy SEAL who participated in the Persian Gulf War from 1990-1992. He was also a key member of SEAL Team 10, which assisted in ship and oil platform takedowns in Iraq.

His team worked together with Iraqi marines to protect the oil platforms. Flechas described it as a grueling assignment during the Gulf War, but the security of the terminals was essential to Iraq’s future.

In May 1997, earned a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. It was his focus and determination, like on the oil platforms, that helped him earn the degree and begin the career path of an attorney.

Eduardo Flechas touts the excellence of UM Law’s skills training programs, which became the perfect accompaniment to the traditional core curriculum.

“We had access to a semester-long in-house clinical experience that had practice units ranging from litigation to mediation to appellate work,” Flechas boosts. “It’s a long, grueling process to get the career you want as an attorney, but you are given all the tools to succeed.”

The usual requirements for gaining admission to the bar are graduating from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, which is the national accreditation agency for law schools; passing a written exam administered by the area’s board of bar examiners, and meeting the requirements of character.

“Taking my experience in war, which is focusing on completing the task and mission on-hand has helped me focus on my law degree and profession,” adds Flechas. “Without experiencing both of these aspects of life, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m forever grateful for the experiences.”

Flechas currently works and resides in Jackson, Mississippi.

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