Almost one million lawyers work to assure the principle of equal justice under law to the people of the United States. The justice system is just so interesting to me that I have choose to follow my dream and pursue a career as a Lawyer. During the time I have studied about careers I have learned so much about what it takes to become a Lawyer and make a living in America.
To become a lawyer in the United States it is very difficult. To put it simply, you graduate from high school, go to college and get your bachelor degree. Then you must complete law school and pass the bar exam. In general, in order to receive permission to take the bar exam in a U.S. state one must have graduated from an A.B.A. (American Bar Association) approved law school. The Canadian schools are riot A.B.A. approved. Nevertheless, some states, for some Canadian law graduates, at some times, have given permission to take the bar exam.
The rules vary for each state.
Most law school graduates work in Private Practices with firms consisting of one to ten lawyers. Most firms are located in cities or more populated areas that are easy to locate and near other business, factories, (etc.) I would personally want base my firm in a largely populated city such as Louisville or Lexington.
Salaries for beginning lawyers in the federal government average about 34,000 dollars a year. In a private firm the average salary for a beginning lawyer would be 37,000 dollars. If you have excellent records and honors in Law school you could earn any where from 60,000 dollars to 90,000 dollars per year.
Some lawyers specialize in advising corporations; some concentrate on taxation or on wills, trusts and estate planning: some practice public...