How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be a Property Insurance Lawyer

Property insurance ensures protection of real property against fire, theft, storm damage and other risks and hazards.

A property insurance attorney offers legal counseling to clients who want to file a claim against property insurance issuers. Insurance companies will go to all imaginable lengths to avoid paying compensation. The property insurance attorney has to make sure the insurance company respects the client’s rights and awards proper compensation in cases of damages to property.

1. Law schools accept applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree and secured a satisfactory LSAT score. Few American Bar Association-approved law schools admit students without a BA degree and a good GPA. The undergraduate major usually does not prove important, though a background in history, political science or business helps students develop necessary writing and reasoning skills.

2. Once you have your Bachelor’s degree, take the LSAT. Understand that it takes a few weeks from the day you take the exam to the day you get the results. Plan in advance, study for the test and take it a few months before the application deadline to law schools. If you don’t get a good score, you might want to retake the test. Law schools place a great deal of weight on LSAT results.

3. Law schools evaluate applicants through other requirements such as short-answer questions, admission essays, letters of recommendation and extracurricular activities lists. Visit the website of the law school to which you want to apply, make a list of all the requirements, and send in all the necessary documents. If you omit one of the requirements, the admissions committee might reject your file without even considering it.

4. Getting through law school will not prove an easy task. You’ll have to spend a lot of time in the library and studying on your own. Exams will usually consist of essay questions. Answer the questions in a concise and persuasive manner while also including relevant information. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll have an easier time.

5. Prepare to work as a property insurance attorney by taking on courses on insurance law and negotiation.

6. Make a list of property insurance lawyers in your area and contact them about undertaking an internship or getting a part-time job in their offices. Working closely with a property insurance attorney will help you get an idea about your future work and will teach you some tips and tricks of the profession.

7. Obtain your JD degree and get your accreditation by passing the bar exam in your state. Most bar associations will let you sit for the bar exam only if you finished an American Bar Association-approved law school. California remains the only state to allow graduates of online law schools to take the bar exam.

8. Once you pass the bar exam, you can launch your career as a property insurance attorney.