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what can help me become a better lawyer?

im nasir im in 12th grade

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Adetunji’s Answer

Hello Nasir,

To become a lawyer starting from the 12th grade, follow these steps:

1. Apply for admission to a university and pursue a BA/BS degree in a field that interests you, aiming for a high GPA.
2. Throughout your undergraduate studies, continually assess if becoming a lawyer remains your goal and research what it entails.
3. If you decide to pursue law, start studying for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
4. Register and take the LSAT, aiming to achieve a competitive score.
5. Research law schools based on your budget, preferred location, and desired area of legal practice.
6. Apply to your chosen law schools.
7. Upon acceptance, complete your Juris Doctor (JD) degree at an accredited law school.
8. Study and pass your state's bar examination to become a licensed attorney.

For more detailed information, check out this guide on becoming a lawyer: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/articles/how-to-become-a-lawyer-a-step-by-step-guide

Best of luck in pursuing your legal career!
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Rick’s Answer

All good lawyers need to have excellent communication and problem solving skills. You should take courses that require written and verbal communications. Practice being concise and organized. For example, read aloud something you have written to determine if it is organized or if it is jumping from one concept to another. Math courses and art courses are also helpful with building problem solving skills.
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Edward’s Answer

Practice reading and speaking, to find out whether or not: 1. you enjoy them and 2. are good at them.
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Steward "Tony"’s Answer

With so much going on in the world today, the better lawyers will be the Constitutional Law Attorneys. The old admiralty law systems may be a thing of the past soon. The BAR, in its dna (I am recently told) is Brittish, which our US Republic will be slipping away from. Do the research.
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Nasir

Here are a few tips on becoming a better lawyer:

- Act with honesty and intregrity in all areas of your life - this helps to create trust in you as a lawyer
- Do not be afraid to ask questions if something is not clear - avoiding misunderstandings can save time
- Be clear and concise when you are writing - in legal documents ease of understanding wins over fancy words
- Do not always take someone's word for something - verify information where possible
- Keep calm - this helps others to have confidence in you
- Do not feel you have to give an answer to a legal question immediately - it is fine to say you need time to check

I hope this helps and I wish you all the best with your future career.
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