G Vishnu’s Answer
Depends on what kind of lawyer you are. If you are of the public /district attorney's office it can be heavy, and the rewards may be minimal, but you will be helping people in a charitable way (pro bono etc.). Being a corporate lawyer pays more but you cannot be sure that your personal ethics/values will stay intact ,for long. If you are a lawyer with your own consultancy you maintain your personal ethics and /or you can choose clients who will pay you well, treat you well. IF you are a criminal defense lawyer you are for an awakening. Sometimes you get to defend a truly innocent one with a bad image/reputation. But most times you will get to defend guilty people who will commit the same/similar crime/s once they are out on the streets again, because of your efforts for them.