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Objection!: Have You Got What It Takes to Be a Lawyer?

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Find out what skills are needed, what’s in a day’s work, and where being a lawyer can take you. You’ll also learn about the various ways lawyers can specialize and how lawyers can help people through difficult situations. Whether building a case or protecting people’s rights, being a lawyer is an intense line of work.
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Overview

Find out what skills are needed, what’s in a day’s work, and where being a lawyer can take you. You’ll also learn about the various ways lawyers can specialize and how lawyers can help people through difficult situations. Whether building a case or protecting people’s rights, being a lawyer is an intense line of work.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This book (likewise the rest of the "On the Job" series) is very thorough in its presentation of an occupation that may be of interest to its intended middle school audience. From the varied and colorful photographs throughout the text to the "highlight" boxes that define terms and phrases, this book shares information about law and the various facets of its practice. A timeline of legal issues—almost inclusively western and primarily American—as well as the different types of law that can be practiced help to provide an interesting overview of the topic. The author also provides a very complete glossary of terms in the "Lawyerspeak" section that is necessary for a better understanding of ensuing sections that outline what lawyers do both in the courtroom and to prepare their cases. Another interesting feature of this text is an "At the Movies" section—featuring 12 Angry Men, The Firm, and To Kill A Mockingbird. Finally, the book discusses how three specific cases discussed by a lawyer in the introduction actually turned out. This title and the series in general, will be useful for upper elementary and middle school teachers and librarians looking for a solid introductory text/series on various occupations. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Table of Contents

Monday Morning-It All Begins 4

How I Became a Lawyer 8

Famous Law Schools 10

Who's Who in the Courtroom 12

Fields of Law 14

Lawyerspeak 18

The Law Through Time 22

The Two Courts 26

Children in the Courtroom 28

Breaking the Law 30

Preparing a Criminal Case 32

Updates on My Cases 34

At the Movies 36

Important Things to Remember 38

The Judgment Is In 40

Back at the Office 42

Follow These Steps to Become a Lawyer 44

Find Out More 46

Glossary 47

Index 48

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