Lawyer

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Careers

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Advise and represent clients in courts, before government agencies, and in private legal matters.
  • Communicate with their clients and others.
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal problems.
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Present facts in writing and verbally to their clients and or others and argue on their behalf.

Work environment

  • Law office

Days and Hours Worked

  • 60-80 hours a week
  • A few days to a week

Salary

  • $54.58/hour
  • $113,530

Benefits

  • Confidence
  • High pay

Education/Training Required

  • 4 years of undergraduate study
  • 3 years of law school
  • Bachelor degree required for law school

Personality Characteristics Needed

  • Writing skills
  • Reading skills
  • Research skills
  • Problem solving skills

Advice

  • Read a lot
  • Write a lot
  • Educate yourself about the law

Positive Aspects

  • Social skills
  • Intellectual challenge
  • Helping others

Negative Aspects

  • Dull work environment
  • Hard to find steady work
  • Student debt/expenses