So You Want To Become A Lawyer

So You Want To Become A Lawyer

What’s involved in becoming a lawyer?

It can be a very fulfilling career with a community service element of helping people get a positive solution to their legal problems.

Although some people think it’s a flashy career they can sometimes underestimate and not fully understand the work that’s actually involved.

Being a lawyer isn’t just about using fancy words, or calling out ‘objection your honor’ in the courtroom.

There is lots of analyzing, creative thinking, creating solutions, negotiating and people skills which are involved in being a lawyer.

Another consideration to take into account, is whether you see yourself starting and building up your own law firm, or if you’d like to work for another law firm?

Let’s take a further look at the steps to becoming a lawyer in Australia.

Types Of Lawyers

First, let’s take a look at some of the types of lawyers, as they all specialise in different industries and styles of cases:

The above list is not exhaustive and mentions only some of the types of specialties lawyers can venture into.

TY Lawyers in Chatswood specialise in numerous areas as litigation lawyers, debt recovery lawyers, notary services, wills and estates and small business legal protection.

How To Become A Lawyer

Your pathway to becoming a lawyer in Chatswood, Sydney or even beyond, starts with the completion of your law degree and a keen desire to become a lawyer.

Here are the 3 things you need to get started as a lawyer:

  1. Complete your Bachelor of Laws
  2. Then complete a ‘Practical Legal Training’ program before starting as a lawyer
  3. Apply for admission as a lawyer. When your admission is successful, you can attend an admission ceremony

Your practical legal training will give you practical, hands-on experience as you go into the world of becoming a lawyer, whether you choose to focus as a litigation lawyer, property or conveyancing lawyer or another type of lawyer in Chatswood.

Having a personal mentor or someone to guide you in your career as a lawyer, is also very beneficial and you can learn a lot.

Example Career: Litigation Lawyer Chatswood

Just to discuss just one type of lawyer, some of the case examples you could encounter as a litigation lawyer in Chatswood include:

  • Unfair Competition
  • Finance Disputes
  • Negligence or Quality Issues
  • Building or Property Disputes
  • Commercial Contracts and disagreements
  • Consumer Protection
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Breaches of Copyright and Trademark
  • Employment Disputes
  • Estate Disputes
  • Sale of goods disputes, including quality control and consistency issues
  • Partnership or Shareholder Disputes

As a litigation lawyer in Chatswood, you will represent and protect client’s interests if there’s a dispute. 

TY Lawyers Chatswood

Our commercial lawyer’s team in Chatswood provide assistance, guidance, advice to clients and are here to help.

If you have an enquiry on a commercial law matter or a dispute, get in touch today!

Call TY Lawyers Chatswood on: (02) 8007 0135.


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