Lawyer

By: Joseph Ljuba

Job diecription

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Skills necessary

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Education

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.

Salary

  • Nationally, the average annual wage for this occupation is:
    $ 74,880 for entry level workers and $ 168,010 for experienced workers.

  • In New York State, the average annual wage for this occupation is:
    $ 75,550 for entry level workers and $ 187,200 for experienced workers.

  • In the New York City region, the average annual wage for this occupation is:
    $ 86,110 for entry level workers and $ 187,200 for experienced workers.

Why are you interested in this specific career?

I am interested in this career because I believe in justice. Everyone has rights in our country and I want to make sure that our rights are protected. I want to make sure that everyone gets treated fairly and that people are innocent until they are PROVEN guilty. This is why I want to a lawyer.