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Is being a lawyer worth it?

I'm in 7th grade and I want to be a lawyer but I want to know if it's worth it

Thank you comment icon Hi Lydia, i personally think it depends on your motive as to why you want to become a lawyer. Do you know why you want to be a lawyer? Nicole O. Jobi, Esq.

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DENNIS’s Answer

Hi Lydia: Being a lawyer is like everything else - it's what YOU make of it! It can be fun; it can be a drag; it is stressful but can be rewarding. It all depends on you. I have been a lawyer for 40 years. I have had great times and hard times but one thing I can tell you - it has been a great life. 99% of the lawyers I have met and tried cases with and against are fine, honorable men and women. WE all try to do out best for our clients. Being a lawyer can be creative and a drag - it depends on YOU.
AS TJ points out - you still have a good deal of school to complete. Go out and enjoy it. Have fun. Lawyers come in all sizes and shapes and every background. Just be yourself and grow up to be the curious kid it seems you are. Keep out of trouble; try your best to get good grades; take an LSAT prep course and you are on your way!
Remember, the road is long. Enjoy the journey - from 7th grade to lawyer is a long journey! Help out at home and in your community and you'll grow to be a great lawyer and a fine person! Always keep asking questions and Always be true to yourself!
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Lydia
Its great you are starting early in your career in law. It's a difficult road ahead but definitely worth it. With a law degree you can do pretty much lots of things. You could work in government held jobs, sole practitioner, law firm associate, professor, administrator and the list goes on. The more hard work you pour into your studies the better off you would be. I have worked in law and business and I enjoy both. You could also consider a double major before you attend law school.
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T.J.’s Answer

Hello Lydia!

Being a lawyer can be worth it to some people. Whether it's a yes or no for you depends.

You will need to go to college and attend law school to get a JD, a three year degree after you complete a bachelors degree. You can choose any bachelors degree before law school. In total, you'll spend about 7-8 years in school.
The best way to know if you will like it is asking yourself if you're OK with going to more school and if you like the tasks they do daily.

I recommend seeing if you and your parents could meet lawyers where you live!
If they say they like the nature of their job, and you find it appealing, you make like the career!

Lawyers are responsible for asking questions to get good answers, and for defending people.

There are many types of lawyers:
- Patent lawyer
- Public defender
- Private attorney
- Immigration lawyer
- Tax lawyer

Other fields with similar skills to lawyers are, Auditing, Mortgage Banking, Patient advocacy in healthcare, and Politics.

Sending you the best as you learn more about being a lawyer :)
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Mary Rebekah’s Answer

Hi Lydia! Similar to what everyone else answered; being a lawyer is really about what you want to do with your law degree. I practiced litigation for years, and now I only practice when I volunteer with my pro bono cases. My day job is compliance, and it is really fun. I wish someone would have told me when I was young that there is more than one path for an attorney. I think since you are so young it would be easy for you to take some time and look at all the different paths a lawyer can take.
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Quietta’s Answer

I am an attorney for a small tech company that offers crypto trading and I really enjoy it. But, whether its worth it to become an attorney depends on your personal and professional goals, as well as your values and interests.

Becoming an attorney requires a significant investment of time and money, including obtaining a bachelor's degree, attending law school, and passing the bar exam. You should consider if you are willing to commit to this level of education and training. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Education and Training: Becoming an attorney requires a significant investment of time and money, including obtaining a bachelor's degree, attending law school, and passing the bar exam. You should consider if you are willing to commit to this level of education and training.

2. Salary and Job Outlook: Attorneys can earn a good salary, but it also depends on the type of law you practice, your location, and your experience. You should research the job market and earning potential in your area to determine if it aligns with your financial goals.

3. Work Environment: The legal profession can be demanding and stressful, with long hours and high stakes. You should consider if you are comfortable working in a highly competitive environment with a lot of pressure.

4. Personal Fulfillment: Many attorneys find their work to be personally fulfilling, as they are often able to help people in significant ways. However, you should also consider if the type of work you'll be doing aligns with your values and interests.

Basically, being an attorney can be a rewarding career, but it also requires a significant investment of time, money, and energy. Consider your personal and professional goals, as well as your values and interests, before making a decision.
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