The Career of Lawyers Michael Dai 2-13-2010 Reading-C
A lawyer works for his client (company or a person)
He also has to do research on the case and find evidence on the subject
Using the evidence a lawyer has to make a testimony for the judge
Education/Training & Skills
A lawyer must have at least 3 years of law school
Before law school training, a lawyer must have 4 years of undergraduate study and obtain at least a bachelors degree
A lawyer can also have an apprenticeship with someone who works in a related field of law
Many people who decide they would like to pursue a career in the field of law do debate team and other related electives
Skills used by lawyers are speech/grammar, logical thinking, and judgment
Mock Trials are a good way to experience a court case first hand
The entry annual salary for a lawyer is $68,500.
The annual median salary for a lawyer is $110,590
The potential salary can be $250,000-$350,000, depending how much they charge you
Growth Potential and Outlook
The expected growth of the career of lawyers is supposed to increase 13% each year starting from the year 2008-2018
Another Quote for Success!
Helmut Schmidt, a previous German chancellor, once said “Whoever wants to meet a distant goal must take many small steps.” To become a lawyer takes many steps like going to 3 years of law school, 4 years of undergraduate study, internship, and getting licensed to practice law, etc.
The career of lawyer has the holland code of ES or SE.
ES means a lawyer enjoys working with people more than objects and that a lawyer gets along with others and likes to help people
A wise man once said…
“Victory is what happens when ten thousand hours of training meet up with one moment of opportunity.”
A lawyer must work many long hours, but it pays off when you can help someone out in a court case
There are many other jobs that are in the law field that do similar things that lawyers do, for example…
A Final Quote
David Oglivy, a successful businessman, once said “Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.”