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Matthew Eppard
Ms. Martin
English 10 Pre-AP – Period 1
2-22-13
Lawyers
According to my parents I have always been the kind of person who argues…a lot. Ever since I was little, I’ve always been the kind of person who will try to argue a point regardless of how I think it will turn out. That’s why my parents have been telling me to become a lawyer. Because of this, I have always considered being a lawyer and it is an occupation that I have enjoyed researching about. The career of being a lawyer, which has a progressive history, is a field that has many satisfying characteristics, which include a few negative aspects. There is a lot of history to the occupation of a lawyer that stretches back many years. “The earliest lawyers documented were in Ancient Greece and in Ancient Rome. Early Roman advocates were trained in rhetoric, not law, and the judges before whom they argued were also not law-trained” (Lawyer. Wikipedia). The history of this profession goes back centuries and centuries to a world where law was a completely different thing. Back in these times I bet that they had hardly any laws compared to how many we have now. I have a feeling that court is much harder now than it was back then also. “During the Roman Empire and the early Roman Empire, jurisconsults and advocates were unregulated, since the former were amateurs and the latter were technically illegal” (Lawyer. Wikipedia). This shows that back in its earliest form, there was no real way to tell if someone was actually a lawyer or not. To me this shows how far the profession has gone. Everyone knows who a lawyer is now and there are so many of them, but back during these times anyone could claim that they were one. However now a days lawyers have to go through so much school in order to become a lawyer. As shown above, there is a huge history to the lawyer profession that leads back many centuries. There are many different work tasks of a Lawyer. “Lawyers must be able to represent...