Complete college degree
The first and foremost step towards your law career is to have a complete college degree. This will enable you to be eligible to apply for a law school of your desired choice. A better CGPA will help you get into a top law school.
Get into law school
To get into the law school, you need to pass the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The result of the LSAT combined with your CGPA will help you get into a law school. Higher the score, chances are you will get admission into a good law school.
Pass state’s bar examination
After you complete your law degree, which will not be easy, you will have to pass your state’s bar examination as well in order to start practicing as a lawyer.
Provide character references
Working in areas relating to children will require you to provide character references. You will have to provide solid character references as part of your requirements.
Pass criminal background check
You will also have to pass a criminal background check on your state profile. People who have a criminal background might not be able to work as juvenile lawyers.
Once all the requirements are complete, you can start your career as a juvenile lawyer. First of all, you will have to do some volunteer work in order to build contacts. This will help you get familiarised with the system and give you valuable experience.
Juvenile lawyers’ organisations
Once you make good contacts, you can join an organisation which specialises in juvenile cases. This will help you in getting a lot of work along with some decent amount of money.