A person learned in the law
- Lawyers are also called advocates, attorneys, counsel or solicitor, with slight differences.
- Lawyers in private practice generally work in specialized businesses known as law firms.
- Earliest lawyers existed in the government of Ancient Greece.
- About 27 percent of lawyers are self-employed, either as partners in law firms or in solo practices.
- US Law students buy $500 worth of books per semester, many of which are hardly used again in professional life.
- Many lawyers at top firms work from 60-80 hours a week.
- Lawyers are the fourth most well-represented occupational group among the US top 1 percent.
- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a famous example of a lawyer who became a politician.