Advantages of Becoming a Lawyer

So, you’re considering a legal career. Specifically, becoming a lawyer. Perhaps this article will help you decide whether to pursue it or not.

Here are some of the advantages of being a lawyer:

  1. You can help others seek justice. Being a lawyer gives you the unique opportunity to fight for the rights of others. You can give a voice to those who don’t have one. You can defend your client, or you can file a case on their behalf. This is still an unjust world and lawyers are certainly needed. People who experience injury from the attack or negligence of others can seek help from lawyers, like the personal injury attorney Tampa.  
  2. Having many career options. Lawyers can choose whether to do private practice or work with the government. They can even choose to do solo practice or work with other lawyers in a law firm. They can also enter varied career fields: politics, commerce, academe. My late father, a lawyer, at one point worked as one of the instructors at a university. At one point, he was also an elective official. An uncle of mine, also a lawyer, once served a top non-elective post in the government and his edge among the other applicants for the position was that he was the only lawyer among them.
  3. Being in an intellectually stimulating company. Even law students would attest that being in law school brings them in regular company of the smart and intelligent. Being in such an environment, in law school and when one is already a licensed law practitioner, would certainly help sharpen one’s mind and stimulate further intellectual growth.
  4. Having respect and prestige. This appears to be naturally awarded to a person who is a lawyer. They are looked up, their opinions and views are listened to, even sought after. And the more a lawyer is known for being one with integrity, the more his/her respect and prestige levels up. Perhaps the respect and prestige that comes with being a lawyer makes it easier for lawyers to run for public office. Take note that 25 of the US presidents were lawyers.
  5. Getting a strong foundation for further studies. According to the hotcoursesabroad, students have a wide option of combining their legal studies with other non-law degrees. This can then give them wider career opportunities as well as help them to becoming even more well-rounder persons and leaders.  

There are also what may be considered as cons in becoming a lawyer: law school can be costly, long hours at work, facing client pressure, high stress. These are the most common cited by lawyers.

In the end, deciding to pursue becoming a lawyer is really a personal decision. Yes, we may cite the benefits (pros) and the cons but if one sees it as one’s calling in life and one has the intellectual capacity as well as the perseverance to pursue it, then that would be a go signal o pursue this career path.

Should you decide to become a lawyer, make sure to make a difference in your part of the world 😊

4 Basic Tips for Business Success

A couple of nights ago, my husband and I decided to eat at a restaurant near our home. We were craving for some fresh tuna fish and this restaurant was known for cooking it well either as a soup dish or a grilled one. This restaurant’s food prices were also okay, just within our budget.

We just walked to the restaurant from our house but unfortunately, it was closed that evening due to some big city gathering that its owners were apparently involved in. And so, we went to another one, just a few meters further. This one was, thankfully, opened.

They had good beef stew available as well as fish soup (fish available was swordfish). We decided to stay and made our orders, including a vegetable dish and we also opted to order rice.

We also ordered a couple of sodas, but we were told that their stock had run out! Hmmm. One of their servers did eventually find a way to serve as sodas (apparently, he went out of the restaurant and bought it from a nearby convenient store!).

Customers had the option to stay in the front area of the restaurant where one can dine al fresco or head to an inner area where there was cool air conditioner. In our part of the world, it was a sweltering summer night. The choice for us was nothing less that the airconditioned area.

It was just one evening really, or more specifically just a couple hours we spent at the restaurant, but 3 business basics were illustrated to me which could really help businesses in gaining more customers and yes, profits:

  1. Location is key. Did you notice my husband and I just walked to the restaurant? Well, we did for both restaurants. Both restaurants were conveniently located near two subdivisions including ours. That location is key is so basic but sooo many still seem to forget it and establish their businesses in not-so-strategic locations. They are unreachable location-wise. And if I may say, they also do not have an “online address” to make them reachable to more potential customers.
  2. Focused on customer satisfaction. While the restaurant did run out of soda, their server found a way to still serve us with one. Any business must know how to satisfy the need of their customers. This is so basic in getting returning customers 😊  
  3. More options mean more good business. The restaurant provided customer dining options whether to do it al fresco or inside an airconditioned area. Really, this is a good reminder that our businesses whether be it a diner, a fashion boutique or an online store must provide options and choices for the customer. This can mean the number and kind of products we sell or the kind of service we provide. This is especially true for today when people have online and social media access which means they are more aware than ever what is available out there.

I must also add one important note here: 

4.  Knowing the latest trends and business tools is necessary. This applies to any business, really. We need to keep improving our products, services as well as make use of the latest trends and tools. For instance, we need to be aware of what customer churn is and how it relates to measuring the success of our business.

Wishing you well in your business journey this year 😊