How to pick your area of legal practice

There comes a time when you must decide on an area of legal practice you want to pursue. Whether you had an inkling of what you wanted to practice when you went into law school or are now deciding while taking your law courses, here are a few tips to consider: Think about your personality Can you envision yourself in the area of law you want to practice? If you want to litigate, are you the kind of person that can handle intense personalities in a courtroom and can think quickly on your feet? If you are thinking about transactional law, do you like the idea of constantly reading and editing? These are just a few questions you should be asking yourself. Analyze your strengths and weaknesses to help you decide. At the end of the day, you want to end up practicing in an area where you have exhibited some talent.  Don’t waver in your choice Once you decide on one area of practice, try not to waver in your decision too much. You want to be able to pick up…

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