Lawyers Near Me

What Is A Lawyer?

A lawyer is a licensed professional who advises and represents others in the courtroom.

What Are A Lawyer's Duties?

A lawyer has two core functions:

1. To uphold the law and protect the client's rights at the same time

2. To understand the law and be an effective communicator

Legal Requirements To Be A Lawyer

Lawyers must go through law school. Every state has standards that must be met before a person can be licensed to practice law.

Before being able to practice law in most states, a student must pass a fitness and character review. To be considered for a law license, you must be approved by a committee that investigates background and character.

Lawyers must also:

  • Have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • Complete three or more years at an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Pass a state bar test, which can last as long as two or three days; these exams test knowledge in the selected area of law.
  • Take an oath to support the laws and the state and federal constitutions
  • Receive a final license from the highest court in the state (state Supreme Court)

If I Have A Legal Problem, Must I Hire A Lawyer?

You do not have to hire a lawyer. At Doehling Law, we make sure to tell you upfront if we can help you. You can solve many matters yourself if you know how to go about it. If you need help in a legal case or don't know what you are doing, contact Doehling Law and we will try to help you with your needs.

For a free initial consultation, contact us here or at 970-628-3907.