Neihmaya Manson

What Is a Lawyer?

A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor. A lawyer can handle all sorts of legal matters from drafting wills to patent claims to defending people against criminal charges. Qualified lawyers have to attend law school and pass a bar exam in order to practice law. Lawyer, of course, means one who practices the law. "Law" itself comes from the Old Norse root word lag, which means something laid down or fixed.

About Me

I am a freshman in high school and plan on going to NYU (New York University) because I've always loved the city lifestyle and wanted to travel to New York. Law is important in any career you choose because we always need to know our rights and when someone is taking advantage of things such as our money, which is a big deal. I want to be apart of that important affiliation of people who protect people in the court of law.

Most Important Thing In Law: Winning

Big wins often define plaintiffs’ lawyers. Big wins garner public attention. Big wins scare corporate defendants. Big wins spark debates about tort reform.The plaintiffs’ lawyer’s relationship with that risk of loss is much different than their colleagues in the business of risk minimization. A great plaintiffs’ lawyer’s relationship with that risk of loss is even different from that of a mediocre or bad plaintiffs’ lawyer.