A good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge.

Nicholas - 5th hour


  • Represent clients in a court of law
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in court
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
  • Examine legal data
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes

Working Conditions

  • 30% of lawyers work over a 50 hour week
  • May meet with clients frequently
  • Irregular hours
  • May be required to work at hospitals and prisons
  • Offices, libraries, and courtrooms

Necessary Training and Degrees

Required classes:

  • Advanced language classes
  • 4 years of undergrad
  • 3 years of law school

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Bar Exam
  • LSAT


New York:

  • Yearly Range: $62,220 to $132,210