Becoming a Lawyer
There are many advantages in becoming a lawyer. Although it’s not easy becoming a lawyer, it is very rewarding. There are many different kinds of lawyers. There is always a possibility of losing a case, but there are other advantages such as your earnings, being able to help someone, and being able to prosecute criminals.
The legal system affects nearly every aspect of our society, from buying a home to crossing the street, linking it to society in many different ways. They hold positions of great responsibilities and are obligated to follow a strict code of ethics.
Lawyers are also known as attorneys. “About 27 percent of lawyers are self-employed, either as partners in law firms or in solo practices”. (Occupational Outlook handbook, 2008-2009 editions)The requirements to become a lawyer usually include a 4-year college degree, 3 years of law school, and passing the written bar exam. When you get ready for law school be ready because competition for admission is intense.
“Lawyers may specialize in a number of areas, such as bankruptcy, probate, international, elder, or environmental law. Those specializing in environmental law, for example, may represent interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal and State agencies. These lawyers help clients prepare and file for licenses and applications for approval before certain activities may occur. Some lawyers specialize in the growing field of intellectual property, helping to protect clients’ claims to copyrights, artwork under contract, product designs, and computer programs. Other lawyers advise insurance companies about the legality of insurance transactions, guiding the company in writing insurance policies to conform to the law and to protect the companies from unwarranted claims. When claims are filed against insurance companies, these attorneys review the claims and represent the...