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  • The Career of a Lawyer
    By Nick Pelikan
    E Block
    2/24/11
  • What Do Lawyers Do?
    Lawyers act as Advocates
    Lawyers act as Advisors
    Lawyers’ common goal is to use their knowledge of law to help their clients get what they want
  • Overview
    Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation
    Draw up legal documents
    Manage or advise clients
    May specialize in a certain area or may practice broadly in many areas of law
  • Four years undergraduate study
    Three years of law school (must have bachelors degree and LSAT for admission)
    High marks are desired
    Education
  • Related Careers
    Sports Agent
    Corporate Lawyer
    Law Clerk
    Real Estate Agent
  • Salary
    Beginning: hourly: $26.57 annually: $57,900
    Middle: hourly: $54.44 annually: $112,700
    Potentially, lawyers can make several million dollars a year
  • Outlook and growth potential
    Career outlook is about average
    Outlook is stable
    2008-2018 growth rate: 13%
  • The comparison of the careers of a lawyer and a pharmaceutical sales representative
  • To kill a mocking Bird
    Short video clip:http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi536216345/
    Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the 1930’s. He defends a wrongly accused black man against an undeserved rape charge. Despite prejudice and racism he does what is right.
  • Thoughts about success
    “I will study and get ready and perhaps my day will come.”
    -Abraham Lincoln
    Lawyer and President
    of the United States
    of America