You must present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litagation. Lawyers also have to present and summarize cases to judges and juries. Being a lawyer you must negotiate settlements of civil disputes, peform administrative and managment functions related to practicing law, and analyze findings to develop strategies.
Lawyers travel around the country to attend meetings and go to court. Heavy pressure is put on them when they're trying a case, and lawyers must keep up on latest laws and judicial decisions. Salaried lawyers have a structured schedule while private practice lawyers generally have irregular hours, including weekends. Lawyers work fifty hours a week or more.
To be a lawyer you must have a high school degree, a bachelor's degree, and a law degree.
In Arkansas, the yearly range is 37,230 to 173,240
"A lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth."- Patrick Murray