For those of you in Nigeria, you might been wondering how much salary a lawyer earn. The black and white outfit they put on makes people happy and ignites this passion of being like them. The way they talk and defend people makes people love what they do more. I am talking of a much-known profession called LAWYER.
WHO IS A LAWYER?
A lawyer is someone who is licensed to practice law, and whose obligation it is to uphold the law while also protecting their client’s rights. They also perform other duties such as: providing legal advice and counsel, researching and gathering information or evidence, drawing up legal documents related to divorces, wills, contracts and real estate transactions, and prosecuting or defending in court.
How to Become A Lawyer
The song named standard living is a very common song. A lot of us sing this song in our grade schools. Most students love to wear lawyer costume. This is because to us then, we think to become a lawyer is quite easy and simple. Till we got to High School. The English language became something kind of tedious but fun too. In High School, we were made to understand that to become a lawyer we need to be students of the art class first. Then, take some necessary subjects such as English, Literature, Mathematics and other core art subjects especially in the external exams.
Then, we proceed into University and go to a law school. Hence, to be a Lawyer requires hard work. Not just hard work but also, the willingness to learn and to become an upright and a star lawyer wherever we are.
To be a professional lawyer you need to possess these academic requirements. It usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school, 4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions lawyers need to complete a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
Lawyer salary in Nigeria and job growth
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 6% job growth for lawyers in the years 2020-2030.
In Nigeria; they earn between the range of N300,000 (lowest) to N1,040,000
US; they earn $144,230 per year.
China; they earn 58,300 CNY per month.
Canada: They earn the average of C$188,414 per year. It varies in Canada due to different companies.