Presentation on theme: "LAWYER. Lawyers give people and companies advice and tell them what they can and can't do under the law. Sometimes, they hire lawyers to take their side."— Presentation transcript:
Lawyers give people and companies advice and tell them what they can and can't do under the law. Sometimes, they hire lawyers to take their side in court against other people or companies, or against the government. Lawyers spend a lot of time doing research. To be a good lawyer, a person must be good at finding facts in books, on computers, and in other places. Lawyers also interview people to get information. After doing research, lawyers make arguments to show that the people they work for should win in court. Some lawyers speak in court, but many lawyers don't. Lawyers also write legal documents like contracts and wills. They need to be very specific and well-written. Lawyers do most of their work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms. They sometimes meet in clients' homes or businesses. Some lawyers meet clients in hospitals or prisons. Lawyers often work long hours, especially during a trial in court
SKILLS Law practice is so diverse that it is not possible to describe the so-called typical lawyer. Each lawyer works with different clients and different legal problems. Ordinarily, certain basic legal skills are required of all lawyers. They must know how to: analyze legal issues in light of the existing state of the law, the direction in which the law is headed, and relevant policy considerations; synthesize material in light of the fact that many issues are multifaceted and require the combination of diverse elements into a coherent whole; advocate the views of groups and individuals within the context of the legal system; give intelligent counsel on the law’s requirements; write and speak clearly; and negotiate effectively. SUBJECTS 85 credits hours, English literature, Economics,History,Geography,Accounts,principal of Business,Spanish/French……math and English, Reading
Lawyers should enjoy working with people because they are representing their legal interests. Lawyers need to write effectively and communicate clearly. To practice law, you need to be responsible, ethical and self-motivated. Qualities such as perseverance, tenacity and creativity help lawyers effectively analyze problems and develop potential solutions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, legal employment is expected to grow 11 percent between 2006-2016. Most lawyers start working as clerks or paralegals to gain experience with a starting salary of about $45,000. Experienced lawyers enjoy an annual salary of $69,000 to $145,000 depending on their area of practice
I Chose this career because in a lawyer career, you are responsible for helping clients have the best possible future by providing adequate legal representation and advice. This responsibility gives the work significance but can also wear down an attorney who becomes emotionally involved. A lawyer must always provide the best possible representation but must not get personally attached. Lawyers are well-paid but often need to work long, hard hours. When preparing for a trial, it is not unusual for attorneys for miss sleep because so many hours are dedicated to research and presentation. As a lawyer, education never stops as laws are constantly changing and an attorney is expected to remain abreast of those changes. An attorney is expected to follow the laws at all times and be an ethical example to others. Being a lawyer is a rewarding profession that also carries a great deal of responsibility.