Welcome home my dear friend.
Please be informed that lawyers regularly get a bad rap.
Certainly, there are unethical lawyers who may do unpleasant things to win, there are many more honest, hardworking attorneys who genuinely want to help lot of people.
The legal arena can be a highly rewarding profession, with great pay if it might be the right fit for you.
If you are considering a career in law, here are 10 crystal clear signs that you could make a great attorney.
Check them out below;
1. You like to help people:
More than anything, working as an attorney is about helping people. When someone gets injured in a car crash, he or she needs representation to secure compensation for medical bills and vehicle damage.
You can change such persons’ lives by representing them.
If you get high off the feeling of serving others, this could be the career for you!
2. Habitually you enjoy mediating between two opposing parties:
How often have you found yourself in the middle of arguments or even physical battles, trying to help both sides arrive at a fair and rational conclusion?
You may not enjoy creating drama, and you would prefer to make it disappear. This is a key trait of a solid lawyer, and if you’ve got it, you may learn to love stepping repeatedly into the middle of legal disputes.
3. You always love public speaking:
Many attorneys spend quite a bit of time speaking in front of people.
Sometimes it is just a few people but sometimes it can be a huge crowd.
If you are nervous about speaking in public, you might want to choose a different career … although some attorneys specialize in doing the legal research and paperwork side of things.
4. You do not mind endless hours of reading and study:
You will need to have a great work ethic to keep up with the coursework that is required just to complete your law degree.
During your 3 to 5 or 6 years of school, you will probably spend more time in the library than anywhere else or any other time in your life up to then.
The study and reading do not end after you pass the bar. You will continue to engage in research for your cases as you seek evidence and legal arguments to support your clients.
5. You enjoy arguing and trying to prove your point:
Infact nobody is right all the time, but maybe you have a knack for presenting your position in a logical fashion, and you often end up on top. This is a talent many people do not have.
It is very hard to put together a cohesive argument that convinces the other side or disinterested onlookers that you are right. If you have it, flaunt it!
6. You are not afraid to stand up for what you believe:
This character trait is invaluable because you are likely to handle cases that do not have a lot of compelling evidence to back them up.
When that is the case, you must believe in your client and fight for that person as if his or her cause is your own.
You must be prepared to stand up for what you believe, despite constant negative forces who try to defeat your claims.
7. You are a great writer:
Writing is an essential talent among lawyers. You may not care about storytelling, but you have a knack for presenting logical arguments to support a claim.
Your research papers are always detailed and logical. This is an integral part of winning cases.
Thank you very much for your time.