Here are 9 things people overlook about most lawyers:
Expectations : Everything will turn out the way you planned it to be.
Reality : You provide for your client but sometimes being right doesn’t mean that you will win.
Expectations : Looking good is a devotion to yourself and to others.
Reality : Not everyone can look good in a suit.
“If this were a movie, you’d be in court”
Expectations : You deliver speeches in front of juries every week.
Reality : You probably won’t spend much time in court arguing. In fact, you might never be in a courtroom session.
“Time is not your friend, neither is your client”
Expectations : You only play your part as a lawyer.
Reality : You bear your client’s secrets and there are possibilities that they think of you as their bestfriend and you think of them as yours too.
“Embrace the hate”
Expectations : You’ll try to love your job no matter what happens.
Reality : Everyone hates their job, you’ll get to the point where you’ll hate yours too.
“I work alone”
Expectations : You’ll get to meet and talk to new people every day and stay up on current events.
Reality : You’ll spend the vast majority of your time alone in your office, staring at your computer screen.
“Words literally speak louder than actions”
Expectations : Words are a lawyer’s tool of trade, you spend most of the time arguing.
Reality: Lawyers must both master the art of oral and written persuasion.
Expectations : You get to choose the time of your work.
Reality : Your client expects you to work from wherever you are as soon as humanly possible, requiring your attention at anytime.
Expectations : People will look up to you as if you’re a king.
Reality : People will call you heartless because of defending someone you know is guilty.