Fun Facts About Lawyers
We all have a perception of the law field. If you are a part of it, you need to be super serious and uptight all the time.
Even though it’s not all false, the law can be a lot more fun than we think it is sometimes. Every once in a while, you can read something very unpredictable about the field and can have heartfelt laughter.
Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at some of the facts about the law that’ll surely crack you up.
- A Whole lot of lawyers: According to the latest statistics, the United States has 1.35 million lawyers, and the current population of the United States is 329.27 million. So, we have one lawyer for a group of 244 people. So, with a number like that, is it too hard to find clients? Yes. It is. Especially if you are practicing in New York. New York 182,296 active lawyers in the states, which means that you have to work hard to get to the top.
- The First Lady Lawyer: The First Lady to become a lawyer in the United States was an Iowan lady named Arabella Mansfield. She had to sue the state bar of Iowa to appear for the bar exam, a privilege that was exclusively reserved for males. Ms. Mansfield passed the exam and was admitted to the Iowa bar in the year 1969. Many women began to learn and practice law in the era of Ms. Mansfield since many men were called off to fight a civil war.
- Celebrities in Law: It might come as a surprise, but a lot of celebrities have law degrees. The names include Gerard Butler, Jerry Springer, Andrea Bocelli, Rebel Wilson, Gemma Chan, John Cleese, Steve young, and many more. Just imagine having to defend your case against any of them. One thing for sure, it’s going to be full of adventure and drama.
- Earning Loads of Money: Lawyers in the United States can earn a lot of money based on their location and experience. Some lawyers are charging more than $1500 for one hour. The highest wages for lawyers are earned in California, New York, and Washington, D.C., where the attorney’s average income is $168,693 annually. In contrast, the lowest wages for lawyers are in Montana, which is $83,330 per year. Hourly rates also vary according to the standards. In Arizona, attorneys in Metropolitan areas earn an average of $65.44 per hour. Whereas, lawyers across the state have an average income of $49.22 per hour.
- Not Everyone Is Suitable For Law Studies: As surprising as it might sound, it’s the truth. Law schools are not easy, and the passing bar of exams doesn’t exactly help. Many lawyers leave the law studies in between to become a writer or a chef (Which is not surprising at all). But if done right, the law is a great career.
These were some of the not so serious aspects of the law. The field can be severe and harsh at times. But these kinds of things help to keep it light and simple.