A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, canonist, canon lawyer, civil law notary, counsel, counselor, solicitor, legal executive, or public servant preparing, interpreting and applying the law, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.
The US legal business sector has an estimated $160 billion market share. The highest-paying niche in the legal sector belongs to medical lawyers. Some high-profile attorneys can earn as much as $2,400 hourly ($5 million annually).
Historians believe that the ancestors of the modern-day lawyers emerged as early as the heydays of the Greco-Roman civilization. In Athens, the oration is a common practice in tackling the case of a person. The orator could be the accused himself or a friend who can speak on his behalf. At that time, paying for the services of an orator is illegal. But the law regarding this is often broken
The average salary of an experienced lawyer in Japan is USD 145 000. The list of highest paying countries also included United States, Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.