Remember this old Western Tune?
Mamas’ don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let ’em be doctors and lawyers and such
Have you ever thought about becoming a lawyer? When we’re younger, many of us dream of becoming doctors or teachers, even music stars or astronauts, but I don’t recall many kids declaring that they wanted to be a lawyer when they grew up…
However, these days, those in search of a rewarding and challenging career are making the switch to the legal sector. It takes time, commitment, a lot of studying and the drive to constantly learn and update your skills and knowledge. Whether you already have a career or your children are growing up and you fancy a change, turning to the legal sector and pursuing a career as a lawyer is becoming ever popular. So, what’s behind this sudden change? Read on to find out why more and more people are choosing to become lawyers.
The mental challenge
Do you know the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony? Click here for the legal definition for felony. Working as a lawyer is incredibly demanding and you’ll have to study for years to pass the bar and then continue to improve your knowledge to keep up with the ever-changing laws, rules and regulations you and your clients may face. It’s tough but incredibly rewarding.
The earning potential
Of course one of the most appealing aspects of becoming a lawyer is the earning potential that comes with it. Recently graduated lawyers can’t expect to earn high amounts straight out of law school, but once your career gains momentum, you build a reputation and you have several cases and positive legal experience under your belt, then you can expect your fees to increase and potential clients vying for your representation.
You can help others
We all want to do our bit to help others and to support the community. And when you’re a lawyer, you get to center your living around making a difference. Whether you’re helping a domestic abuse victim, resolving a family dispute or helping the little guy win against a big corporation, being a lawyer puts you in touch with people of all backgrounds, and allows you to help them through what could be the toughest time of their lives.
Just a few years ago, lawyers had a very different reputation. Some were either considered sleazy, cheap and desperate to make a quick buck, while others were seen as stuffy, snobbish and arrogant. These days lawyers have a completely different standing; thanks to their depiction in TV and film, lawyers are now viewed as silver-tongued, flashy, smart and often living in well-earned luxury. It’s a great reputation to have! And you may find yourself a pillar of your local community and someone locals can rely on for advice and guidance in times of legal strife.
Every day is different
Those who have become bored with their average 9-5 or fed up with their usual working routine often find the working life of an attorney incredibly attractive. No two cases are the same which means your days are varied and exciting. You have to put your logic skills to the test and keep on top of your game to ensure you get your clients the very best results.