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How to Become a Litigator

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There are two basic kinds of lawyers. One is the corporate (or transactional) lawyer, and the other one is the litigation attorney. If you're one of those people who dream about doing what those lawyers do on television shows like Boston Legal and LA Law, or you're excited about every John Grisham novel that comes out, then you're probably thinking of employment in the litigation area. In contrast to the transactional lawyer (who's usually based as a counselor for companies, negotiates deals, and reviews documents for legal proofreading), the litigation lawyer is an actual trial lawyer who basically debates with other litigants in the courtroom in real-time. If you're seriously considering a career in this area, then read on. This article will serve as a guide on how to become a litigator.
 
How to Become a Litigator

Basic Education

You need at least four years of basic college education to send you on your path into the litigation career. Acquire a bachelor's degree, because a mere associate's degree is not acceptable. It doesn't matter so much what you majored in, though, so long as your GPA is good enough to get through to the next step, which is law school. Although, if you really want good chances of employment as a litigator, then you should consider courses that touch on fields that correlate with basic Law or public speech. Near the end of your basic education, research which law schools offer the best litigation courses that would suit your taste.

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