How long would you have to study for to become a lawyer?
A person that wants to become a lawyer will need to study for several years. They will need to complete about 7 years in college and pass the state bar exams.
When a lawyer first starts off his law field he or she starts off making at least $150,000 a year, but this all depends on what type of lawyer you are wanting to become for example lawyers start off at 100,000 - 200,000 and go up as long as the case was good. It all depends on what type of lawyers you want to become.
Depends upon the court and the jurisdiction. You do not need to be a lawyer at all to be appointed to the US Supreme Court (although that is the only US court this is true of). In England, you need to be a lawyer for 10 years before you can become a recorder, which is the lowest level of open court judge.