Lawyer (General Practice)

Kaitlynn Koops

Why do I want to be a lawyer?

I am very passionate about what is right. I have always had a fascination about the truth and what kind of victory it can bring. I'm also passionate about debate. I love to study facts and stories and bring attention to them to see what sort of feedback I'll get from others, especially others that have no clue what they're talking about. On many occasions my peers have told me they can see me being a lawyer.

What does a lawyer do?

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. Their duties include:
  • 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 or others and argue on their behalf
  • Prepare and file legal documents, such as lawsuits, appeals, wills, contracts, and deeds

Different Types of Lawyers:



  • •Criminal Defense Lawyer

    •Assault Lawyer

    •Administrative Lawyers

    •Civil Lawyer

    •Divorce Lawyer

    •Business lawyer

    •Securities Lawyers

    •Bankruptcy lawyers

    •Workers Compensation Lawyer

    •Personal Injury Lawyer

    •Consumer Fraud Lawyer

    •Defense Lawyer

    •Employment Lawyer

    •Property Insurance Lawyer

    •Health Insurance Lawyer

    •Life Insurance Lawyer

    •Immigration Lawyer

    •International Lawyer

    •Malpractice Lawyer

    •Child Support Lawyer

    •Fraud Lawyer

    •Social Security Lawyer

    •Medical Malpractice Lawyer

    •Patent Lawyer

    •Compensation Lawyer

    Education:

    To become a lawyer you need a doctoral or professional degree.

    To reach my goal of obtaining a position as a lawyer I will go to TCC for two years and receive my assoicates degree. Then I will go to UNT and receive my bachelors degree as well as my doctorate degree. Then continue on to law school at University of Texas at Austin for three years and receive my degree in law.

    Salary:

    Finance and insurance

    $134,940

    Federal government, excluding postal service

    $134,690

    Legal services

    $116,630

    Local government, excluding education and hospitals

    $87,140

    State government, excluding education and hospitals

    $79,220

    Anne Bremner

    Anne Bremner has successfully become one of the nation’s best attorneys. She has made history as one of the best female attorneys. Voted as one of the smartest peoples in Washington D.C., she has excelled all expectations setting a high standard for even males to surpass. From her success and passion about her work I can learn that with the right mindset and motivation I can achieve a level similar to hers in working as an attorney. I aspire to be as successful and well known as she is. She worked hard and prospered tremendously in her chosen line of work and I plan to do the same. She shows me it is possible and that I am just as able to obtain such a position in the chosen work we are both passionate about. She’s a strong, smart, business woman that wins every case she has ever been assigned too. She doesn’t go down without a fight. Anne Bremner is the ideal example of a successful female attorney.


    She went to 4 years at Stanford, received a B.A. with honors and has a perfect 10 AVVO rating. Her experience includes being a part of the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Criminal Division of the King County Prosecutor’s Office in Seattle from 1983 to 1988. She also does litigation, criminal law and legal analyst work. She also serves as Special Counsel to Frey Buck, a Seattle law firm.

    Interview outcome

    Based on the information obtained during my interview, I realized that being a lawyer is in fact an arduous task. The entire journey has proven to be difficult, even the job itself. But if your passion to help people and be successful is strong enough then the struggle and pressure of being a lawyer will not matter.

    Work Requirements

    My work ethic is to work hard and do 1000%, 25/8. to be a lawyer you have to be determined and strong. I believe in doing nothing less than perfect and I plan to stick to my beliefs. You must also possess good reading, speaking, writing, analytical, logical, and researching skills.

    The majority of lawyers work full time, and many work long hours. Lawyers who are in private practice or those who work in large firms often work long hours, conducting research and preparing and reviewing documents. Lawyers work mostly in offices. However, some travel to attend meetings with clients at various locations, such as homes, hospitals, or prisons. Others travel to appear before courts. Lawyers who represent clients in court may face heavy pressure during trials.

    Thank you!

    This project has opened my eyes to see what it really takes to be lawyer and I realized I do have what it takes and I'm excited to begin my future by pursuing my dreams.

    As I previously mentioned, I will go to TCC for two years and receive my assoicates degree. Then I will go to UNT and receive my bachelors degree as well as my doctorate degree. Then continue on to law school at University of Texas at Austin for three years and receive my degree in law. Thank you for your support, I hope you all have a lovely day!