BC: Thanks for reading my book about my career. | Kaylan Swain
FC: Lawyers | By Kaylan Swain
1: Being a lawyer takes a lot of hard work and time. | Many people get tired of school because being a lawyer takes about 3-6 years of college.
2: Lawyers, are also called attorneys, they act as both advocates and advisors in our society.
3: Lawyers may specialize in a number of areas, such as bankruptcy, probate, international, elder, or environmental law.
4: About 26 percent of lawyers are self-employed, either as partners in law firms or in solo practices.
5: All lawyers need a license from the State in which they want to work. To get a license, people need to get a college degree and then go to law school for 3 years. Finally, lawyers must pass a test called the bar examination.
6: Lawyers are some of the highest paid workers. Although some lawyers work for themselves, many other lawyers work for governments, law firms, and corporations. In May 2008, the average yearly wages for lawyers were $124,750.
7: This is a picture of two lawyers discussing a case.
8: Some graduates may have to accept positions outside of their field of interest or for which they feel overqualified. Some recent law school graduates who have been unable to find permanent positions are turning to the growing number of temporary staffing firms that place attorneys in short-term jobs.
9: The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and required by all ABA-approved law schools.