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Becoming a lawyer


Becoming a lawyer

Law practice covers a wide variety of fields for that reason it is not possible to describe the so-called typical lawyer. The work of a lawyer is interesting, challenging and rewarding, because they work with distinct clients and distinct legal inconvenience in which they give legal advice on a diversity of issues. A career in the legal profession offers a wide range of opportunities for young people.

There are some skills and values that future lawyers must acquire prior to law school; these are the foundation for a legal education. They must seek educational, extra-curricular and life experiences that will assist them in developing those attributes, this way they will be adequately prepared for a legal education, for a career in law or for other professions that involve the use of lawyering skills. The following are the most important skills for becoming a lawyer:
     Analytic and Problem Solving Skills: Future lawyers must seek courses and experiences to engage them in critical thinking about important issues and beliefs, and improve their tolerance. Legal education demands a reasonably well developed set of analytic and problem solving abilities.

     Critical Reading Abilities: It includes the close reading of material in different fields such as: literature, politic, economy, philosophy, and history, this way future lawyers will be prepared to read, understand and analyze complex written material of substantial length.

     Writing Skills: Language is the important tool of lawyers, so they must learn to express themselves clearly and concisely. Legal education provides a training in specific techniques and forms of written expression in the law.

     Oral Communication and Listening Abilities: The ability to speak clearly is an essential tool to success in law school and the practice of law. Legal education provides opportunities to refine oral communication skills, and practice forms and techniques of oral expression.

     General Research Skills: Future lawyers must have the experience of undertaking a project that requires library research and analysis of information. They can use a personal computer to process and computerize legal research.

     Task Organization and Management Skills: Studying laws involve organizing information from a wide variety of sources, identify objectives, and create a structure to apply this information in the proper way to achieve desired results.

     Public Service and Promotion of Justice: Legal professionals have the objectives to serve others honestly, competently, and responsibly, and goals to improve fairness and the quality of justice in the legal system.

SOME LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

Solicitor
Barrister
 Solicitor
Solicitors provide counsel and assistance on matters of law, besides they prepare cases for barristers in higher courts .
 Barrister
Barristers offer recommendation on legal issues and represent clients in court. These lawyers manage aspects of litigation.