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Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.


  • About 26 percent of lawyers are self-employed, either as partners in law firms or in solo practices.
  • Formal requirements to become a lawyer usually include a 4-year college degree, 3 years of law school, and passing a written bar examination; however, some requirements may vary by State.
  • Competition for admission to most law schools is intense.
  • Competition for job openings should be keen because of the large number of students graduating from law school each year.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $113,310/yr ($56.66/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Doctor or Professional degree