5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Lawyer

If you’re prepared to work hard and make a difference, then a career in law could be for you. The high salary isn’t the only reason to become a lawyer, it’s also very varied and rewarding work. You could get involved in a number of interesting cases and even have a global influence. There are various paths you can take during your career. Here are five reasons why you should become a lawyer.

Interesting and varied work

Being a lawyer may be hard work but it’s never dull. You will learn about interesting and weird laws from around the world. Depending on your role, you might also have the opportunity to make societal changes and influence governments. Whichever path you choose, the law is a fascinating subject. As a lawyer, you will get experience in many different types of cases. You can also choose to specialize in a very niche area.

Big earning potential

Many people are attracted to this particular career path because of the salary. It’s true, lawyers do have big earning potential. They’re always in demand and given a certain status. Of course, how much you earn can vary considerably. Here are some examples of lawyer salaries by country. Lawyers employed by large firms in major cities tend to earn more or those with a very unique and in-demand specialization.

Opportunity to learn transferable skills

A career in law gives you the opportunity to learn transferable skills. Often the most skilled criminal defense attorneys will take a different path later on and branch out into things like consultancy work and academia. Simply by studying a law degree you will also develop many versatile skills including problem-solving, resilience, critical thinking, commerciality, and communication.

Fight for the greater good

As a lawyer, you will have the opportunity to help many people. You can provide support to individuals, families, and organizations. Public interest lawyers also fight for legal causes and the greater good of society. They often defend people who wouldn’t normally have the financial means to afford a lawyer. For more information about how you can help people as a lawyer, here is a beginner’s guide to a career in law.

Intellectually rewarding career

Due to the years of diligent studying and preparation, it’s obvious why working in law is one of the jobs where employees have high IQs. It’s an intellectually rewarding career. You will need to hone your analytical skills and do in-depth research in order to provide the best solution to your clients. Intellect is critical to a lawyer’s success and this is why it’s such a respected position.

If you’re trying to decide what to study or looking for a career change, it’s never too late to consider law. If you’re willing to put the work in you can achieve great things. Being a lawyer involves dedication and perseverance but it’s rewarding in more ways than one. You’ll have a varied and challenging career and no two days are ever the same on the job.

Weird Laws In New Zealand

1. The Marine Mammals Protection Regulations state that “no person shall make any loud or disturbing noise near whales”. The maximum penalty under the act is a $10,000 fine.

2. The M?ori Community Development Act contains criminal offences that can only be committed by people who are M?ori – like refusing to leave licenced premises when told to do so by a M?ori warden. It also allows a M?ori Warden to order a publican to refuse to serve alcohol to M?ori likely to be become quarrelsome, and to take the car keys of M?ori drivers. There are fines of up to 10 pounds. The act also forbids alcohol at gatherings of M?ori. For some gatherings, you can get a licence from a local M?ori Committee, but if the gathering is for the purposes of a dance, then forget it, no licence can be obtained.

3. All sorts of books are banned in New Zealand – some temporarily, like Into the River – and others permanently. The Everything Marijuana Book was banned in 2013 because it encourages the commission of crime. But changes to censorship laws mean than possession of an objectionable publication – which was a fine-only offence as recently as 2005 – is now punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment. So now, possession of the Everything Marijuana Book is an offence carrying a higher maximum sentence than actually growing and selling cannabis.

4. Any New Zealander who has a firearms licence will know the strict process for obtaining one. Police will visit your house, and those of your referees and ask why you want a firearm. You can say hunting, or you can say sport shooting, but if you say self-defence, police are probably going to deny you a licence. Self-defence isn’t a reason to have a firearm in New Zealand. Exception – Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions. Catholics are out of luck, however.

5. There is a blasphemy law in the country however only one prosecution on record for blasphemous libel exists. New Zealand repealed criminal libel in 1992, and Parliament is currently considering a law to repeal blasphemous libel.

6. Having a law against homicide is sensible, but one of the exceptions is odd. You are not responsible for a death – either murder, or manslaughter – if your actions “influence the mind alone” of the person (unless they’re sick, or a child). Some uses of this are clear: how would you defend a charge that you were a mystic who had killed someone by placing a curse on them?

Trick ‘r Treat

Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 American anthology horror comedy film written and directed by Michael Dougherty and produced by Bryan Singer. The film stars Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes, Anna Paquin and Brian Cox. It relates four Halloween horror stories with a common element in them, Sam; a mysterious child trick-or-treater wearing shabby orange footie pajamas with a burlap sack over his head. The character makes an appearance in each of the stories whenever one of the other characters breaks a Halloween tradition.

Redmi Prime 9

Xiaomi has brought back their Prime branding in August of 2020 with the Redmi 9 Prime. Xiaomi explains that this model has been launched because its Redmi Note 9 series has become more expensive due to the GST hike and Rupee-Dollar fluctuations. The Redmi 9 Prime is priced below the Redmi Note 9 series and starts just below the Rs. 10,000 price point.

The Redmi 9 Prime looks a lot like the Redmi 9, which Xiaomi has launched internationally. The phone sports a 6.53-inch display with a dewdrop notch at the top. The phone is thick since it packs a big 5,020mAh battery, and also tips the scales at 198g. Xiaomi has curved the frame on the sides which makes this phone comfortable to hold, but you will notice the weight after using it for a while. At the top, Xiaomi has placed an IR emitter which can be used to control appliances. There is a 3.5mm audio jack, primary microphone, speaker, and USB Type-C port at the bottom. Xiaomi has positioned the power and volume buttons on the right, and they are easy to reach. The tray on the left has three slots; two for Nano-SIMs and one for a microSD card. The Redmi 9 Prime has a textured back with a circular patch around the camera module that is smooth.

The camera module is pill-shaped and is slightly raised from the body. It also houses the fingerprint scanner, which is easy to reach while holding the device. Apart from the fingerprint scanner, the module houses three camera sensors. The fourth sensor is outside the module, positioned along with the LED flash. Xiaomi includes a case in the box, along with a 10W charger which takes a long time to charge the 5,020mAh battery – more on this in a bit. The Redmi 9 Prime is offered in four colours: Matte Black, Mint Green, Space Blue, and Sunrise Flare. Xiaomi offers a full-HD+ display on the Redmi 9 Prime, which isn’t very common at this price point. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection which should help it withstand daily use.

Powering the Redmi 9 Prime is the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. This is paired with 4GB of RAM, and you can choose between 64GB and 128GB storage options. The Redmi 9 Prime runs MIUI 11 on top of Android, and was running the July Android Security patch at the time of this review. The user experience is very similar to what is available on other Xiaomi smartphones. It comes with a fair amount of bloatware preinstalled, such as GetApps, Zili, Rummy King, ShareMe, Mi Credit, and Mi Pay, plus a few games.