By: Lily Frank

Skills and Tasks Required to be a Lawyer


  1. You must go to four years of undergrad school , followed by three years of law school.
  2. In most states, jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a Joris Doctor Degree from a law school.
  3. To get into law school, most of the time you need at least a bachelor degree from undergrad.
  4. Most task tend to depend on what kind of lawyer you want to be.


  1. To be a lawyer you need to be able to adapt to any situation and fight for it.
  2. 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.
  3. You need to know most of the laws to be able to give legal advice.
  4. You need to have a poker face because your client might tell you something that could loose the case.
  5. 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

Median Wage

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.

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