How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a Malpractice Lawyer

A malpractice attorney handles cases that deal with legal misrepresentation, mismanaged cases by judges, deceptive representation or biases that come to light after a trial.

A malpractice attorney also fights negligent complaints against other lawyers.

1. Get into college and graduate four years of undergraduate studies to get your BA or BS degree. Although the major does not typically prove relevant in the law school admission process, choose a major that focuses on writing, problem solving and logic. A major in history, political science or philosophy will help you in your career as a malpractice attorney.

2. The Law School Admission Test is similar to the SAT but focuses on the skills a successful law student needs to have. Get prep materials and get used to the types of questions the question will ask. Practice your writing skills for the writing section on the exam. Register for the LSAT and take the test at least a couple of months before the application deadlines.

3. Go to the Law School Admission Council’s website to get information about law schools and admission procedure. You will have to submit your school records, motivation letters, essays and recommendation letters on the website, and then it will send your application t to the law schools of your choice. Make sure to read all the information on the website and submit everything before the specific deadlines of different law schools.

4. In the summer before starting law school, get some legal work experience. Try to find some work in a law firm. You are not yet trained to do legal work, but any office job will get you some relevant experience for your future career.

5. Start your law studies. The secret to doing well in law school is hard work. Read everything thoroughly, analyze it and work on all the assignments you get.

6. Customize you law school curriculum in the second and third years. Learn about malpractice law and brief as many law practice cases as possible. It will be hard work, but it’s the only way to get ready for your future career as a malpractice attorney.

7. Make a list of law firms in your area and see which of them tackles malpractice cases. Contact malpractice lawyers and ask if you can do an internship in their office. Once you get a malpractice attorney to agree, do your best and leave a good impression.

8. Graduate from law school and get your Juris Doctor degree.

9. The next and final step involves taking the bar exam. Some attorneys say this is the most difficult test they have to take in their careers. Keep that in mind and take several months to study. Pass the bar exam and get your license.

10. Once the state certifies you to practice law, go back to the office where you did your internship and try to get a full-time job as a malpractice attorney.