A lot of people today say they’d like to be a lawyer with the idea that lawyers stay in court, fight the bad guys, scream in court and win the case. While once in a while that might be true, it’s definitely not true most of the time. Plus, you have to know what kind of lawyer you’d like to be. For those interested in becoming a lawyer, I’ll go over a few steps here to get you started on the right path.
First things first. Do you know exactly what a lawyer does? They assist in drafting wills, help merchants sue customers for unpaid bills, advise clients in a divorce, prepare loan documents for banks, research tax law and international trade, prosecute in criminal trials and some other stuff. You can be a public defender, prosecutor, city counsel or city attorney. A lot of lawyers never even see the inside of a courtroom.
18 years old
Pass equivalency tests or two years of undergrad work
Graduate from a state approve, bar association
Register with the state bar within 90 days after starting
Pass the first year
receive a positive moral character determination
Pass the California bar exam and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
Provide your social security number
Comply with any court ordered child or family support payments
In California, you can become a lawyer without going to
The bar exam must be passed. It’s a 3 day long test with 6
In short, we can narrow it down to seven steps.
1: Get a bachelors degree from accredited university
2: Take the LSAT
3: Get into
4: Graduate from
5: Study for the bar exam
6: Pass the bar exam
7: Pass the moral character evaluation
And there ya’ll have it. Seven steps to being a lawyer.