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Personal Ethical Standards 1 Becoming a Lawyer What You Need To Know By: Selina Appel ADJ/135 Yolanda White Johnson November 29, 2009
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Personal Ethical Standards 2 For this essay, the job I chose was a lawyer. This essay will discuss what you need to know to become a lawyer, their ethical codes, and an overview of a life in the day of a lawyer. I chose this job because I love to debate, and sometimes I am very argumentative and I can be aggressive at times. You have to be able to counsel a client, as well as be an advocate and adviser to them. Let me describe to you the Lawyers course of training. Formal educational requirements for lawyers include a four-year college degree, three years in law school, and the passing of a written bar examination. Competition for admission to most law schools is intense. Prospective lawyers should develop proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, researching, analyzing, and thinking logically—skills needed to succeed both in law school and in the profession. Regardless of major, a multidisciplinary background is recommended. Courses in English, foreign languages, public speaking, government, philosophy, history, economics, mathematics, and computer science, among others, are useful. Students interested in a particular aspect of law may find related courses helpful. For example, prospective patent lawyers need a strong background in engineering or science, and future tax lawyers must have extensive knowledge of accounting. Acceptance by most law schools depends on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate an aptitude for the study of law, usually through good undergraduate grades, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the quality of the applicant’s undergraduate school, any prior work experience, and, sometimes, a personal interview. The practice of law involves a great deal of responsibility. Individuals planning careers in law should like to work with people and be able to win the respect and confidence of their clients, associates, and the public. Perseverance, creativity, and reasoning ability also are essential to lawyers, who often analyze complex cases and handle new and unique legal problems.
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Personal Ethical Standards 3 Lawyers play an important role in society, and they specialize in a variety of fields ranging from patent law to criminal law.
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