Career Project Growing up, I was told many, many times that a great career choice for me would be to become a lawyer. Whether it was my public speaking skills, opinionated attitude, or self confidence, it seemed obvious that I would have much success as a lawyer. It always seemed to be an attractive idea, seeing as there are multiple lawyers in my family and quite honestly the money earned as a lawyer caught my eye. Lawyers are now and have been for a long time a basic necessity of society. This project allowed me to further explore the career, and helped me get a grasp on whether or not it would be a good choice for me.
History and Development The earliest history of lawyers can be traced all the way back to Babylon in 1700 BC, when
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In colonial America, lawyers were very educated yet often underpaid. Although highly regarded due to their education which gave them an elitist social status, lawyers were secretly despised by the people who saw them as pompous tricksters. Eventually though, lawyers were paid throughout all the colonies, and developed into politicians and the founding fathers of our country. Throughout the eighteenth century and continuing to today, the career as a lawyer in America developed into one of high social standing, good pay, and a stronghold in the law.
Future Economic and Growth Trends As a young lawyer, lawjobs.com points out five main future economic and growth trends I should be aware of. First of all, more practice based educations seem to be popping up. Instead of full on classwork and other standard academic structures, a more hands on approach is taking hold. Gaining experience early is key, and through this young law students are getting more of the real deal action. The next future trend is less entry level hiring. More and more young people are coming out of law school and landing back at home because due to the tough economic times many law firms are not willing to take the risk on an inexperienced employee. The next trend is a decline in salaries. Primarily due to the economic times, many firms just cannot fork out money like they used to be able