Essay on The Career Of Being A Criminal Defense Lawyer

2092 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 9 Pages
David Baldacci once said “ As a lawyer, as a private citizen you see a lot of injustice. You see a lot of people who should have been punished and are not, and people who are wrongfully punished not vindicated. Fiction is sort of a way to set the record straight, and let people at least believe that justice can be achieved and the right outcomes can occur.” His words sum up the exact reason why I chose this career path. The fact that the people who are wrongfully accused of crimes never get the help that they deserve and the people who are actually out committing the crimes get to go home and be with their families and live happy lives upsets me to a certain degree and something needs to be done about it. The career of being a criminal defense lawyer is an interesting and potentially very rewarding job to have because of you get to defend the people who are accused of crimes that they may or may not have committed. This research will describe this career in depth with the description of the job, what is required to become a successful lawyer, and the impact that it has on the society today.
The people of this career are considerably growing every year. As of 2012, there are about 759,800 people in this career. Now that it is 2015 and the year is almost over, the numbers are growing closer to 800,000. The industry that employs the most lawyers are legal services such as different law firms obviously but outside of these firms, the local government, federal…

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