OCCUPATION THESAURUS

LAWYER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Lawyers are licensed and can work individually or as part of a firm. Depending on the size or kind of firm they're with, they can be general practitioners or may specialize in one area, such as family, divorce, criminal, immigration, corporate, civil, or animal law.

A lawyer's duties include offering counsel, representing someone with respect to legal matters, preparing legal documents, defending or prosecuting in court, conducting research, and preparing evidence, among other things. Whatever their responsibilities, they're expected to fulfill those tasks while protecting their clients' rights. The roles and statutes for lawyers will differ depending on their jurisdiction, so further research may be necessary for writing a character with this occupation.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Lawyers must earn a four-year degree in any subject, after which point, they must pass an admissions test and be accepted into a law school. There, they typically complete hands-on, supervised training and eventually earn a Juris Doctor degree. They must then pass a bar examination in order to practice in a given jurisdiction.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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COMMON WORK-RELATED SETTINGS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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