How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a Life Insurance Lawyer

A life insurance attorney assists clients with legal issues related to denied and/or delayed life insurance claims.

A life insurance attorney has as his job to provide legal assistance throughout the process of getting life insurance and afterward. Life insurance lawyers sometimes take on cases against huge insurance companies or manage to settle matters outside the courtroom.

1. Admission to law school remains very competitive, so the sooner you start preparing, the better. Get a solid educational base by choosing a major in college that requires a lot of reading and writing and also develops your analytical skills. Ensure you maintain a high GPA throughout your undergraduate studies. Earn your Bachelor’s degree.

2. Go through law school catalogs and make a list of the general requirements for entering law schools. Make sure the American Bar Association approves law schools you choose. Most law schools offer standardized training for lawyers, so don’t worry too much if you don’t get into a top law school. As long as you work hard, you’ll have as many chances of having a successful career as a Harvard law graduate, for example.

3. Start studying for the LSAT. You can take the test four times a year in hundreds of location across the country. Take the free prep test available online to get an idea of your level of preparation and work even harder if you don’t get a high score the first time.

4. The Law School Data Assembly Service will send the LSAT test score and your academic records to the law schools of your choice. Go to the website of the Law School Admission Council (http://www.lsac.org/) to find out everything you’ll need to know about the process of applying to law schools.

5. The first part of your law school studies will focus on general areas of law, but you will have the chance to specialize in the second part of your studies. Once you can customize your curriculum, choose those courses that will help you become a life insurance attorney.

6. Contact local law firms while in law school. Get an internship or a part-time job in the office of a licensed life insurance attorney. Build a strong relationship with this employer, as this could eventually lead to a permanent job after graduation.

7. Take your state’s bar exam after graduating from law school. The bar exam is a two-day, challenging test that will take you through everything you’ve learned thus far.

8. Get a job as a life insurance attorney. Check out the career guidelines on the American Bar Association’s website at http://www.abanet.org/ for an overview of how to start off as a young lawyer.