Becoming a lawyer is not an easy task. It requires a lot of studying and dedication. To become a lawyer you should do a law degree. Thereafter you should sit for a law school entry exam such as the LSAT. After the LSAT you should pick a law school and study for another 3 to 4 years. After completing law school you should sit for the Bar exam and get through it to become a lawyer. Further a few years of experience is required before you can take on cases yourself. It is a long but rewarding process and is definitely worth the day spent studying. Usually lawyers tend to specialize on certain fields of law. This will depend on what they like and where their strengths lie. There are many fields in law and some lawyers even specialize on multiple fields. This is due to law being a very vast and ever growing area. There’s always new regulation and changes lawyers have to keep up with. Here are of some of the different fields of law.
Corporate lawyers deal with company law. This itself is a large area of law and includes contract law and taxation law. Corporate lawyers are among the highest paid lawyers. This field of law requires lot of documentation. Corporate lawyers are mostly inhouse and don’t go to courts often but preferring out of courts settlements. This is because going to courts can have an effect on their respective companies reputation.
Property lawyers deal with all things related to property. This includes being a conveyancer and handling land related disputes. Property related cases can take many years to end. Further all documentation relating to land and property are handled by these lawyers. These lawyers draw up contracts and create easements and such for clients. Property law is also a very popular field in law due to the constant demand and disputes of land.
Intellectual property lawyers
Intellectual property lawyers commonly deal with patents, trademarks and copyrights. These lawyers protect intellectual properties. They are experts in filing trademarks and copyrights to create their client the designated owners by law thereby limiting others by using their rights. Intellectual property law is a growing area in law and has become quite popular among lawyers. Similar to conveyancing intellectual property lawyers deal with transfer of rights also.
Family lawyers handle all dispute related to family. This includes divorce, separation, child custody, adoption, domestic abuse, guardianship, civil unions and paternity are some of them. These issues can be solved out of courts or by trials. Trials usually mean publicity so most people prefer to solve issues quietly.