By: Lily Frank
Skills and Tasks Required to be a Lawyer
- You must go to four years of undergrad school , followed by three years of law school.
- In most states, jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a Joris Doctor Degree from a law school.
- To get into law school, most of the time you need at least a bachelor degree from undergrad.
- Most task tend to depend on what kind of lawyer you want to be.
- To be a lawyer you need to be able to adapt to any situation and fight for it.
- You need to be able to work hard. You also need to find strong and good arguments from the situation. Knowing that you may become a lawyer, you have to know that you may not always be able to go with your opinion. In most cases you have to go right by with law.
- You need to know most of the laws to be able to give legal advice.
- You need to have a poker face because your client might tell you something that could loose the case.
- People also say you need speaking skills, writing skills, research skills, problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and interpersonal skills.
Minimum Education Required to be a Lawyer
- You will need to attend college for 7 years: 4 years of undergrad and 3 years of law school
- You will need a bachelor degree for most law schools
- You will need to take bar exams from your state to become a lawyer
The median pay is $115,820 per year.
With an average pay of $55.69 per hour.
Projected Job Openings
By 2014 there were about 778,700 lawyers. It is estimated by 2024 there will be 822,500 lawyers.
Lawyers jobs in projected to grow 6% by 2024.
To be a lawyer with a good pay, test scores in law school need to be really good.