SOC Code: 23-1011

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Lawyers advise clients regarding legal rights, procedures, and obligations, in addition to representing them in courts of law. Lawyers also represent clients before government agencies and prepare any appropriate legal documents.

Graduate from an approved ABA-accredited law school.   -and-
        Pass the Wyoming State Bar Examination.  -or-
        Be admitted on motion to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Wyoming Supreme Court's Rules and Procedures Governing Admission to the Practice of Law available online:

Admission depends on detailed character and fitness investigation.

School Located in Wyoming
University of Wyoming - Laramie 
     College of Law

Lawyers must be licensed by the Wyoming Supreme Court and be admitted to the Wyoming State Bar to practice law.

Multiple-choice and essay examinations are administered during February and July.
Examination $450.00 + $150-$250 for character investigation
Yearly Dues $187.50 to $305.00

Licensing Agency
Nancy A. Shore, Admissions Director
Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 109
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82003
Phone: (307) 632-9061

Licensing Authority
Enabling and governing statutes include 5-2-118 and 33-5-101 to 33-5-117.


Additional Sources of Information
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois  60610 

National Conference of Bar Examiners
302 South Bedford Street
Madison, Wisconsin  53703 

Association of American Law Schools
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036-2717 

Federal Bar Association
1220 North Fillmore Street, Suite 444
Arlington, Virginia  22201 

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
"Lawyers and Judges"

Wages Last Updated April 2008

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