Whether you’re applying to law school, trying to pass the bar exam, or just got a job with a firm, you need to know what’s coming.
Here are some things and tips you wished you knew before becoming an injury attorney.
Law School Is Not Everything
Law school doesn’t teach you how to practice law. But, it turns out you have a lot left to learn. Although, in the beginning, it may seem like nearly every time you are assigned a task, it’s something that you’ve never done before.
Eventually, with more practice (pun intended), you’ll get the hang of the skill set and type of law you’re practicing. The anxiety should subside after a couple of years when you’ve developed a decent base of skills.
You May Not Pass The Bar On The First Try
The bar exam wasn’t exactly designed with everyone in mind. Here’s the thing. Like most academic exams in our country, the bar exam was developed by White, affluent, powerful men (a.k.a. the patriarchy) who very much wanted to retain their power.
You Can Be A Great Lawyer Without Going To A Great Law School
You don’t need to be the most intelligent person in the room. Sure, it’s excellent if you graduated from Harvard or Yale. But even if you don’t go to a top-tier school and are going into a competitive field like corporate law, it’s all about motivation and being a team player.
You’re Going To Be Bored If You Don’t Pick A Field Of Practice That Fits Your Personality.
If your passion is public interest environmental law, you might be bored to tears if you practice bankruptcy law instead. Make sure you vet out different kinds of law (internships are great opportunities for that!) before deciding on a field.
You Probably Won’t Spend Much Time In Court.
All the movies that show lawyers only working when they’re in court are not at all accurate. You might never see a courtroom.
You’ll probably be spending a lot of time alone, in an office, researching cases, and processing paperwork. Most injury attorneys are not in court delivering soaring speeches in front of juries every week.
Being A Lawyer Means Being A Writer
Just when you thought those law school papers were done, that’s not quite the case. But no matter what area you practice in, writing is going to be part of the job. That might include briefs, memos, contracts, letters, and even emails.
So brush up on your writing skills, especially post-law school, because communicating clearly and effectively is the more significant part of the job.
Don’t Expect To Become A Partner Early In Your Career.
Itams a no-no. It’s not easy to make a partner (or become a part-owner of a firm instead of an employee), even if you’re a top performer.
You Should Be Taking Notes
You’re going to have to multitask between cases and circle back to them even months later, so make notes on your phone, at the very least. I
It’s hard to remember every single important detail when you are juggling multiple matters, and sometimes an issue will resurface months or even years after the last time it seemed relevant.
Think Of Your Work Wardrobe As A Uniform
The type of law you practice has a bearing on what you’ll be wearing to the office. The clothes might not necessarily be your go-to if you were going to a date or another fun function, though.
Taking Care Of Your Mental Health Is Key
Make sure you take advantage of mental health days, vacation days, and sick days, and if you’re genuinely struggling (or your colleagues are), consult a mental health practitioner.
You Probably Won’t Be Rich.
Most lawyers earn more of a solid middle-class income. However, you probably will be carrying a large amount of student loan debt from law school, which is not at all ideal when you’re just starting your career in becoming a pharmacy lawyer.
Here are some tips on how you can get the best from the rest in becoming wealthy pharmacy lawyers.
It’s Worth It To Start Your Practice And Make Your Own Rules
Concluding our list of tips, you need to start your practice, especially if you have a ton of student loan debt and a family to support; forging your career path can be a great career move.
Also, you just never know what will happen, but it’s essential to keep good relationships within the industry for future opportunities with fellow injury attorneys.Want to how to reach out to other injury attorneys? Here is the detailed article.