Hi Alexis C,
I am not an attorney, but I can give you my perspective on this, because I am a citizen.
Being a lawyer is a noble thing. It is also it is a matter of character.
The law is about rights, and when someone's rights are violated, the law, through the person called the lawyer, and understands the law, seeks to rectify the wrong done and how to remedy it.
The law is all about rectitude, integrity, honesty and justice.
Being fair to others and making sure that others are fair to you and to each other. Lawyers make sure that things are fair for others and when it's not, they seek to make things right.
You must know that some people, do not know how to behave. They take your things, push you, say nasty words, some people lie and hit other or hit girls, or play dirty pranks to make others feel bad. Well, most of them end up in detention centers, a lawyer defends them when he thinks they are innocent.
Any job is not hard, but getting the best jobs is, because the best jobs are only for the best qualified people.
It's like a race and you must run faster then everyone else. For this you must study and focus on the course material. Do not be afraid, there is a wonderful world out there waiting for you to come out of college or university, but you must start NOW. Put your mind to it and you will make it.
Don't do things because they are easy, if you are diligent they won't be hard, because you understand the material. Start with the easy stuff first and then go to more difficult things. If you hate it after a while, then perhaps being a lawyer is not for you. But do explore all the things that you have interest in.
Easy things come and go and are a dime a dozen. Do the things that you LOVE doing, and you will be good at it because you like it. They become easier and easier later.
I started learning japanese, and really in the beginning didn't understand a thing, but I applied myself and today I can read and write and speak fairly decently. I understand the full language now, but about 5 years ago had to really pay attention and repeat the same phrases. Today it is a lot easier and don't find it difficult at all.
This is a way to find out if you want to be a lawyer. Find two friends who have had an argument with each other, or perhaps got into a fight. Listen to both of them without saying anything, and decide who is right and why. If you can detect this much, and find who is right and who is wrong and be able to explain it, you will be a wonderful lawyer. If you like doing this, this tells you it is a match.
It really is about always doing the right thing and finding out who has done wrong, who is innocent and who is right or guilty. You must also be able to express it. You need heavy duty English language skills.
Lawyers work with a lot of documents, a lot. You must understand them all.
Let me know if this helps, OK?
Eula recommends the following next steps:
- Make sure you never do anything wrong, this is your character, and you must listen to your conscience to know when you are doing things right and doing the right thing. This is integrity and you must have it to be a good lawyer.
- There are many fields of law. business law, immigration law, criminal law, corporate law, real estate law, tax law. Later you will decide which one you like
- Your next visit to the library, search for the United States Constitution, and search for Justice and the Judicial System and the court system.