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Lawyer power point

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

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