Becoming a lawyer takes time, commitment and unwavering belief; but there are many reasons why we love being lawyers.
The law profession comes with a multitude of advantages; yet it also comes with its disadvantages, too. In this respect, law is very much like every other professional career.
In an earlier blog, we explored the 7 essential skills that every personal injury lawyer should have.
These skills amounted to communication skills, analytical skills, strong judgement, commitment, people skills, thinking outside-the box and research skills.
Together, these skills come together to produce the very best lawyers; professionals who take the duty to their clients seriously.
6 Reasons I Am Thankful I Became a Lawyer
Joining this profession was one of the greatest decisions of my life, and I am very thankful for my decision to do so.
Here are 6 reasons why I love this job so much, and the many reasons you should become a lawyer too.
1. Our Ability to Help
When law is practiced as it should, you can come out of it very well indeed.
Becoming lawyers has allowed us and other wrongful death law firms to help many different types of people. After suffering an accident, whether it be brain injury, a car accident, or workers compensation, your life is changed forever.
Although lawyers can't turn back the clock on an accident, we can help those affected gain compensation and confidence to move forward.
2. Increasing Passion for My Job
To become a lawyer, one must have immense passion for their profession. We live and breathe the legal profession and do everything within their power to win their case.
Attorneys know their subject with an intense degree of fluency.
If you have a passion for establishing truth, for communicating effectively and for siding with the right side of justice – the legal profession is right for you. If you appreciate the art of “working things out”, collecting evidence and coming up with an unarguable defense, the legal profession allows you to do just that.
Being a lawyer has only increased our passion.
3. Diverse Practices and Cases
One of the great advantages of law is the diversity of its profession.
Legal subjects include international law, criminal law, contract law, property law, equity and trusts, constitutional and administrative law, employment law.
At Nehora Law Firm, we specialize in personal injury cases in Orange County; difficult and emotionally charged cases that, when pursued, can have a real and lasting impact on the affected person. Another advantage of practicing law, and another reason we love it, is precisely that – the ability to help other people.
As a lawyer, you have the knowledge, ability and influence to help those most in need.
4. Ability to Continue Learning New Skills
The knowledge and ability we talk about are transferable skills. The most effective lawyers feed of skills as diverse as communication and analytical skills, to research skills, judgement and commitment. Yet in this profession, we are constantly learning new skills and adding on to them.
These skills can be applied to many other situations, job opportunities and circumstances. For example, the best lawyers are effective communicators; such skills that can help you pursue a career in writing, journalism and academic research.
The legal profession equips you with a diverse range of skills that help you get ahead in life. Our profession in law has only improved these skills, and given us the confidence to effectively utilize them.
5. Continuous Opportunity
Another reason we are thankful we became lawyers is the long-term opportunity it has provided. We discussed transferable skills above, but what about applying those skills – in the long-term – to the legal profession.
In time, and with effort and patients and commitment, we have opened our own legal firm. Becoming a lawyer rewards hard work and intense effort and provides long-term opportunities to continue helping others.
6. Opportunity to Change Society
As experts in the law, we have the unique ability to affect and change their society around them; finding loopholes and other legal minutiae, raise it to public attention and to initiate social change.
Very few professions afford such opportunities. When properly placed, lawyers can influence major public figures, informing their opinion and judgement and, in the end, helping world leaders arrive at conclusions they otherwise might not have arrived at.
The Enormous Advantages of Being a Lawyer
The law profession can be a great source of inspiration, opportunity and personal success.
We’ve explored only some of the reasons we are grateful that we became lawyers. Of course, there are many more factors we could consider. Whether it’s through financial opportunity, transferable skills, diversity of career opportunity, or through societal change – the law profession comes with enormous advantages.
It’s also the thinking behind these skills that informs the many reasons you should become an attorney as well.
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