Formal requirements to become a lawyer
usually include a 4-year college degree, 3 years of law school, and passing a written bar examination; however,
Apr 29, 2008 People and companies hire lawyers
to give them advice and to tell them what they can and can't do under the law.
, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.