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Is it hard working in the law firm with certain kind of lawyer's?

I have always wanted to be either a lawyer or a realtor but I could never and still can't choose which one. #law

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Brianne’s Answer

Hi Brionna! I cannot speak as much from a Real Estate perspective, but I do have some insight on a law school/becoming a lawyer. Generally speaking, you will encounter challenging people in any career choice and it's more about the individual than it is the job title that makes them difficult. There are so many "soft skills" that are important to any career like, being an effective communicator, relationship building, etc. That said, a legal education is high valuable. I myself considered going to law school and am married to a lawyer who practices personal injury and maritime law. What I can tell you is that this profession regardless of area law that you practice, is a stressful job. It can also be really rewarding, like winning a case for a family who was impacted by a tragic event. Depending on what type of law you want to practice and what type of firm you want to join (Ex: small/boutique firms, large corporations, etc.) you may have the ability to choose your hours and create the appropriate work/life balance for yourself. Certain areas of law are more stressful and require a significant amount of your time, but you'll get a glimpse of the various areas of law in law school. I would recommend doing more than one internship as well, as this will give you an idea of what it is like to practice law in different settings and work closely with judges and other attorneys. It does not require as much time or education to become a realtor and is always something you can do in addition to law. In fact, you could even practice real estate law, if that was of interest to you. I would recommend looking into law school programs and getting an understanding of the curriculum. I hope this helps and best of luck on your search!
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Jonathan’s Answer

There is a glut of supply in law and as a realtor. Practicing law with attorneys or partners that are jerks is miserable. You are better off going on your own straight out of law school. The top realtors make good money and have a line on real estate but, like a lot of professions, lawyers and realtors realize that we here is money and meaning in related fields.
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