I used to be a lawyer, but now I am a reformed character. - Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)
Pun apart, dictionary says a lawyer is a professional person authorized to practice law; conduct lawsuits or give legal advice. The famed legal encyclopedia 'Thomas Gales' goes further in describing a lawyer as "Any qualified person who prosecutes or defends causes in courts of record or other judicial tribunals".
Most of the times the terms attorneys, counselor at law are interchangeably used with lawyers and they are perfect unless there is some expressive contraindication.
How Does One Become a Lawyer?
In order that one becomes a lawyer, he or she must obtain a degree at law after three years' full time study at a law school (four years for part time course). The name of the course varies in different states within USA and other countries.
And there is bachelor's degree to be completed as pre requisite to admission to law colleges.
Before one could start off as lawyer in his or her state, he or she must pass the bar at law exam and for other states to admit them for practice law; there is another stipulated period of practice in their respective states.
An attorney, under the 'attorney's lien', is entitled for reasonable compensation from his/her clients, although, he/she is required by law to render some pro bono service. Lawyers have it in their rights to claim their rightful fees by retaining any property or money belonging to their clients. Nevertheless, there are many successful attorneys of international repute to whom their clients, both corporate and individual, are prepared to pay astronomical fees.
One last word to the aspiring candidate: this is one highly rewarding field for the right candidate who works brilliantly and tirelessly.
Lawyers, the protectors of law, as they are acclaimed, have some obligations too, in lieu of their clients. Number one: Lawyers can't just arbitrarily discontinue representing any one client unless, court permission is obtained by them.
Two: Lawyers can't, either willfully or unintentionally divulge to third parties and opponents etc, the details of the case as long as they co0ntinue to represent the clients. This is perhaps, by far the strongest protection to gullible clients from powerful elements in opposition and from scrupulous lawyers.
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Having said all these, still a question remains unresolved! Why lawyers are the most laughed off professionals?.
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