1. A lawyer is obligated to adhere to a strict code of ethics.

A lawyer not only represents a client in court, but they also counsel their clients concerning their legal rights. At the same time, an he is responsible for a great amount of research, accuracy and knowledge. Because of these high level responsibilites, he must abide by a strict code of ethics.

2. A lawyer spends the majority of working time in a courtroom.

A lawyer's job requires a great amount of research, planning, thinking, writing, organizing and strategizing before going into a court room. Some professionals dedicate their careers solely to doing research and background work. However, even trial lawyers who perform court cases for a living spend most of their time outside the courtroom, preparing for trials. It might require hundreds of hours of work just to prepare for one hour court room appearance.

3. An attorney can specialize in a number of different areas.

There are many areas that can be specialized in. Fields of specialization include areas such as business law, international law, criminal law, family law, environmental law, bankruptcy law and more. It is very important to locate someone that is an expert in the area that you need assistance unless you have a very common legal problem. But remember, the more expert the professional the higher the billing rates per hour.

4. To become a lawyer you must score highly on the GMAT.

To become an attorney you must score highly on the LSAT. Lawyers must also undergo a rigorous training in law school that typically takes three years to complete. At the end of this time, a bar exam must be passed in order to be officially licensed to practice law.

5. A lawyer can help you to acquire justice.

Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgement.

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