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A Defender of the Law

Chantal | future lawyer

I've always wanted to be a lawyer, even from a young age. My first choice as a child was almost always a doctor (lawyer was a close second) but as I have grown up, I have found that I don't really like to deal with a lot of blood and other things similar like sicknesses, so that job is not really for me. One of the main reasons I want to become a lawyer is because I am very good at making my point clear to others. My brothers and I would always argue about who was right about random things. Sometimes we would eventually give up and look up the answer but a lot of the time one of us would convince the other one of us that they are right.

To become a lawyer you must first earn a bachelor degree, finish law school, and pass the bar exam for the state in which you plan on practicing law. That will take about four years of college to earn a bachelor's degree and at least three years of law school. I either want to be an Intellectual Property Lawyer, a Family Lawyer, or a District Attorney. An Intellectual Property lawyer mainly focuses on copyright, trademark and patent law. A Family Lawyer focuses on divorce, wills and testaments, custody rights and other things related to family. I also hope that I will after a few years of being a lawyer that I can become a judge.

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