In general, lawyers advise clients on how to conduct various activities within the scope of the law. In addition, they represent clients during legal disputes. Virginia, the lawyer featured in the video, often works on medical malpractice cases.
A law degree, which typically takes three years to earn after first earning a four-year bachelor’s degree, is required to obtain this position. The bachelor’s degree can potentially be in any area, but the following degrees may provide for an advantage for someone who wants to be a trial lawyer - journalism, English, political science, history, business, criminal justice, or a related field.
There will likely be a lot of competition for jobs as a lawyer (in general) because of the large number of people with law degrees.
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Lawyers can work for law firms, large companies, or the government. This work may require many hours per week along with work on the weekends.
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