Q: I'm college student. I planning to become a lawyer, do I must to go to law school and how do I get experience ?
I'm originally from Ukraine and been living in California for past 3 years. I'm enrolled in college right now and planning to transfer but I'm still not sure is this is what I can do for the rest of my life (being a lawyer) and my fear is to take a loan for university and for the law school. What is your recommendation as a professional?
A: I would suggest working for a lawyer, or law office, as an assistant first, to get exposure and some experience in the legal profession to see first hand if the work is something you would enjoy doing. If you cannot obtain a paid position, then you could always ask to work as an unpaid intern to obtain the same kind of experience.
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