Alexandros wrote:oopsu812 wrote:Platopus wrote:MediocreAtBest wrote:You guys ever get unsolicited advice on how to be a lawyer/traits you need to be a lawyer from people who aren't lawyers themselves? For me, they always seem to assume you're going into criminal law, and being that I'm generally a laid-back, quiet guy, they always comment about "public speaking" and "assertiveness." I just kind of smile and nod.
I occasionally hear people tell others "you argue well, you should be an attorney", which always makes me laugh. Most people assume: attorney = arguing in court and yelling "objection!". The stereotypes are prevalent.
There's also always the usual, "ew lawyers...professional assholes," reaction.
I dunno if I've ever gotten 'you're gonna be a great lawyer because [some dumb reason]" but I've def gotten "You're gonna be a terrible lawyer because [some dumb reason]!" during fights once or twice.
That's not cool. They must have lost the fight if they got personal like that, lol.