Lawyers represent people, businesses, and governments on legal issues. Lawyers may need to advise clients on legal issues or attend court. Most lawyers work in private offices, and some work for the government.


Lawyers need:

· excellent verbal skills

· listening skills

· problem solving skills

· to pay attention to detail

· to take initiative


Lawyer’s must have a professional degree or doctoral degree in law, and pass the state’s bar exam.


Lawyers may need to use database software, software for all their documents, and accounting software.

Salary/Job Outlook

The average salary for a lawyer is $122,960. New job opportunities are expected in the future but there will be competition because more students graduate from law school than there are jobs.