The following pages will present you with the steps necessary to become a lawyer in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in the Canadian provinces and territories. The compulsory education, entrance and licensing examinations, and other factors needed to qualify to maintain lawyer licensure are all explained here.
District of Columbia
Today more than ever before, lawyers are needed in a variety of specialties that have arisen due to recent changes in technology, foreign and domestic policy, and health care. More and more lawyers are opting to receive specialized training to become immigration lawyers, intellectual property specialists, health care lawyers, and labor and employment specialists. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities for lawyers across the United States will increase by 10 percent by the year 2020. Although the median annual pay for lawyers nationwide in 2010 was $112,760, this comfortable salary does not come easily. Becoming a lawyer in any state means years of undergraduate and graduate education, as well as passing some of the most difficult examinations required of any profession.
If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Lawyer or attorney, choose what education level that best describes you:
Lawyer Career Specialties