e-mentor Lawyer

Your Name (optional): zzz

Male/female: Male

City: Collingwood

State/Province: ON

Country: Canada

Industry: Legal Profession

Job: Lawyer

Company (Optional): zzz


Mandatory – 2-4 years university, 3 years law school, 6 months articles. Recommend: Strong English skills, Strong business and financial statement study

Training/experience required (years, other jobs):

Mandatory articles year. Recommend summers during law school

Explain what you do:

Legal Advice – general & civil/criminal court work

Why should kids choose your career path?

Only if you are prepared for long term educational commitment. Variety of work – Deals with challenge – Lots of change

What would you recommend career wise and how should kids approach/develop their preparation for a working life?

Spend time in an office or a criminal court or civil court to observe. Read about law – Follow a lawyer for a day in different fields of law.

Lessons learned:If you started all over again what would you do differently?

Have more and better computer skills – more accounting skills for your own practice. Probably would specialize more.

A favorite anecdote, phrase, or expression relating to business that inspires you:

You can’t earn a living defending innocent people (Maurice Nadjari)

Other suggestions or relevant information you would communicate to kids regarding careers in general: