Intro Lawyers will have opportunities each day to help people who need assistance navigating the legal system. Good people at times will find that they have gotten into difficult or desperate circumstances. All people make mistakes, but many of these people will deserve a second chance.
Nature of Work Lawyers serve as both advocates and advisers. As advocates, they speak for their clients in court by presenting supportive evidence. As advisers, they counsel their clients on their legal rights and obligations. Lawyers also called attorneys and counselors can interpret laws, apply laws to specific situations, and draft new laws. Much of their work involves researching precedents, which are earlier interpretations of laws and the history of judicial decisions based on that law. Lawyers use precedents to support their cases in court.
Training Becoming a lawyer usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school 4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Law school applicants must have a bachelor’s degree to qualify for admission. To meet the needs of students who can attend only part time, a number of law schools have night or part-time divisions.
Salary and Benefits $ 73,500 to $ 131,000 per year or $ 35.25 to $ 63.00 per hour Lawyers get to meet important people, they have a prestigious name. High levels of benefits from dental to medical and pension plans. Highly respected social status.
Advantages and Disadvantages Disadvantages: * Long work weeks *Not getting to see your family *Many business trips tedious tasks *Law school can be expensive Advantages:
Many business trips
Most firms offer partnerships
Work with intelligent People
My experience with the Governor Capitol Project 2010 I was one of 15 Iowa high school students across the state who participated in Capitol Project 2010. this project is about learning government. I met the governor Chet Culver, The Secretary of the state and some of our legislators.
More pictures.. Us with the Governor and The Secretary of the State Me on a debate