Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a lawyer and an attorney?
In the U.S., the terms lawyer and attorney are often used interchangeably. A lawyer provides legal services such as giving legal advice, writing legal documents and providing policy counsel to governments. An attorney, on top of these things also holds a state or regional license to represent clients in a law court. Please check the following page for more information about attorney: (https://www.indeed.com/career/attorney/salaries?utm_source=google&utm_medium=rich_content&utm_campaign=faq_hyperlink_exp&utm_term=lawyer)
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a lawyer?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a lawyer, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.
How long does it take to finish law school to become a lawyer?
In the U.S., it normally take three years to complete law school full time to become a lawyer. Some schools offer part-time programs that take four years to complete.