Lawyers are often shrouded with a cloak of mystery. There are people who believe them to be extremely educated liars, while others consider them to be necessary public servants. Either way, there is a lot of misinformation and mystery concerning what lawyers really do.
First off, the path to becoming a lawyer is not easy. It takes approximately 7-8 years of full time study after high school.
This means 4 years of study towards a bachelors, followed by 3-4 years of law school. Law school is extremely difficult, and made to feel impossible. The BAR exam in most states is extremely hard to pass, and law school aims help you achieve a passing grade on the test.
Expect to study more than you have ever studied in your life, and then study even more after that.
The intense schooling can be worth it though. After becoming a lawyer you get to set your own hours, be your own boss, and charge your own rates.
You may think that becoming a lawyer means spending hours and hours representing clients in the courtroom, but what you don’t know is that the majority of a lawyers time is often spent drafting legal documents and researching cases in their office.
All in all, becoming a lawyer is a rewarding job, and one that we would definitely recommend if you feel you’re qualified.