The educational requirements for legal advisors are equal to those of lawyers and attorneys. Before attending law school, legal advisors typically earn a bachelor's degree in pre-law or a comparable discipline. After graduating, potential legal advisors are required to take and pass the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and enroll in a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). In total, lawyers can expect to be in school for about seven years after high school. Some legal advisors may choose to go on to graduate school and receive a master's degree in a law-related discipline, such as a Master of Laws (LLM).
Legal advisors are required to have passed the bar after graduating from law school. Additionally, they must attain licensure from their state before advising on legal matters. Some states also require legal workers to pass an ethics exam prior to practicing law.
Additionally, legal advisors must hone communication and negotiation skills. Strong judgments skills are also a necessity, and legal advisors must be prepared to make ethical and moral decisions.