By Frank Bruno
What is a Lawyer?
How Can I Become a Lawyer?
Do Lawyers Have Oppurtunities for Advancement?
The answer is yes.
Lawyers straight out of law school can work for other lawyers. Then gradually progress to sharing ownership of a firm and lastly owning their own firm. It doesn't stop here, lawyers can become Judges, District Attorneys, or even an Attorney General. Lawyers can gradually take positions in politics becoming Councilmen, Mayor, Senator or Cabinet Appointments. Lastly, you can have a lifetime job where you cannot be fired as a Supreme Court Justice. All the people filling these positions started right out of law school. These jobs can vary from 90,000 to in the millions.
What are Lawyers Paid and How Can They Benefit?
Lawyers in NY earn an average salary of 112,000. Throughout the country the salary of lawyers fall from around 90,000 to 250,000. The highest amount of money a lawyer can get paid really varies. Some lawyers, mostly new, make as little as 80,000. As a lawyer gets older and gets more business they can earn sums of money in the millions. This isn't rare finding out a lawyer makes well over a million dollars. Lawyers vary with benefits. Of course there is always the moral benefit of seeing the emotion on your client when you win a case for them but some lawyers also have health benefits. Lawyers who own a private firm and work for themselves will not have any health benefits. However, lawyers that work for large firms or business and lawyer that work for the state will get health benefits in their contract.