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If you think a career as a lawyer is a good fit for you, there are several ways you can find out more about it before making that final decision. First, sit in on a trial or two at your local or state courthouse. Try to focus mainly on the judge and the lawyer and take note of what they do. Write down questions you have and terms or actions you do not understand. Then, talk to your school's career services office and ask for help in setting up a telephone, video, or in-person interview with a lawyer. Prepare in advance for the interview by creating a list of questions, such as what a typical day is like and any advice they have for students interested in this profession. Ask your school's career services office about participating in a job-shadowing program. Job-shadowing programs allow you to follow a person in a certain career around for a day or two to get an idea of what goes on in a typical day. You may even be invited to help out with a few minor duties.

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