Sims 4 Law Career: All About Its Branches, Promotions And Rewards

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Your Sim wishes to become a lawyer? Pick up the phone and make them join the Law Career! Read on to learn what you can expect from this job. Enjoy!

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Law Career In Sims 4: It’s Time To Serve Justice!

If you have Sims 4: Discover University, this means your Sims have a unique opportunity to work as lawyers! Aspiring justice seekers can choose to become Private Attorneys or join the Judge branch. Naturally, the career heavily relies on research and debate skills, followed by charisma and logic. The Law Career is one of the semi-active, or hybrid careers, that allow you to choose whether you want to send your Sim off to work or make them complete work tasks at home. Now let’s see what to expect and how to make the most of it!

Ideal Traits And Mood

Being in the right mood can help Sims 4 lawyers make more progress. Sims learn research, debate, and logic skills faster when focused, while charisma is gained faster when they feel confident. Both boost skill gain by 20%, and these moods will help them meet skill promotion requirements faster.

Any Sim can thrive in the Law Career. However, those with Self-assured personality traits tend to feel confident more often, while those with Genius traits can get randomly focused, both of which are beneficial. Some lot traits can help boost skill gains too. For instance, Convivial supports learning charisma skills, while Science Lair helps with logic. Both will speed up learning by 50%.

What To Expect From This Career?

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Get ready for full-time shifts, Monday to Friday, with some paid time off! Every day before work, the game will ask you if you want to send your Sim to work or make them work from home. If you decide to make them work from home, they will need to complete job tasks from the career menu, for which they’ll need a computer.

Get your Sim both a PC and a research machine, as they will need to use both for various law career interactions. The research machine is quite pricey, so you can use money cheats, or use one at the campus. To keep track of their daily tasks, just check the career panel in the bottom right corner of your screen. To get more info about each task and how to complete it, just hover over it!

Having a University degree can certainly help. Studying History focuses on building all three skills needed to excel in this career while studying Language and Literature requires Sims to nail charisma and research and debate skills. Completing these programs and getting a degree isn’t a necessity, but can help your Sim kickstart on higher levels and build skills early.

More on SNOOTYSIMS: If your Sim loves pranks and doesn’t mind breaking the law, they should definitely consider joining the criminal career branch!

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Beginner Levels

Your Sim has a long way to go before they specialize in either of the two Law Career branches. Their daily task from levels 1 to 4 will be to file court documents on their PC under the career menu. At level 4, your Sim will need to do a test on their computer and pass the law exam. Once they get to level 5, things get a little more serious, and they will need to shift focus to offering legal representation, which can be found under law career interactions. By the end of this career stage, before they specialize, they will need to have level 7 of the Research and Debate skills and level 3 of both logic and charisma skills.

1. Process Server$15/hour
Mon – Fri 8AM – 5PMFile Court Documents/
2. File Clerk$18/hour
Mon – Fri 8AM – 5PMFile Court Documents, Reach Level 2 Research and Debate Skill– $150
– Legal Case Files
3. Legal Secretary$22/hour
Mon – Fri 8AM – 5PMFile Court Documents, Reach Level 3 Research and Debate Skill– $200
– Chat about Scandalous Lawsuit Interaction
4. Paralegal$30/hour
Mon – Fri 8AM – 5PMFile Court Documents, Reach Level 4 Research and Debate skills,
Reach Level 2 Logic skill,
Pass the Lawyer’s Exam
– $350
– Take the Lawyer’s Exam Interaction
– Very Impressive Lawyer-y Desk Chair
5. Budding Barrister$52/hour
Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PMOffer Legal Representation,
Reach Level 5 Research and Debate,
Reach Level 2 Charisma skill
– $450
– Offer Legal Representation Interaction
– New Clothes
6. Adept Attorney$75/hour
Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PMOffer Legal Representation,
Reach Level 6 Research and Debate,
Reach Level 3 Logic skill
– $500
– Very Impressive Lawyer-y Desk
7. Promising Prosecutor$105/hour
Mon-Fri 9AM – 4PMOffer Legal Representation,
Reach Level 7 Research and Debate skills,
Reach Level 3 Charisma skill
– $750
– Barrister’s Bookcase

Judge Branch

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Sims who end up in the Judge branch will need to work a little more on logic skills. Their daily promotion task on all levels will be to Make Rulings, which can be done on the computer. You will get mini cases to solve, and it’s up to you to plead the accused guilty or not guilty – after all, you are the judge! However, this is for fun only, and your answers won’t impact your career progress, which is kind of a bummer.

At level 9, your Sim will be a big enough expert to Guest Speak at the University, and this option can earn them some extra simoleons. You can do so directly at the University by visiting lecture halls, or you can look for this option on your phone once it’s unlocked. 

8. Gavel Smasher$120/hour
Mon – Fri
8AM – 4PM
Make Rulings,
Reach Level 8 Research and Debate,
Reach Level 5 Logic skill
– $1,200
– New Clothes
– Read Pleadings
– Research Legal Issues
– Visit University Law Class interactions
9. Honorable Arbitrator$220/hour
Tue, Thu, Fri 8AM – 4PM Make Rulings,
Reach Level 9 Research and Debate,
Reach Level 9 Logic skill
– $1,500
– Guest Speak at University About Law Interaction
10. Chief of Justice$205/hour
Tue – Thu
8AM – 3PM
Make Rulings,
Reach Level 10 Research and Debate,
Reach Level 7 Logic skill
– $2,200
– On a Scale of 1 to Justice (decor)

Private Attorney Branch

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If you care about the salary, you’ll be thrilled to join the Private Attorney branch, because this one pays double the salary in the Judge branch. The focus is on building charisma as a secondary skill and maxing out the research and debate skills as you go. If they choose this branch, your Sim will have to associate with other Sims, and have a daily task to ”Offer Legal Representation and Obtain New Clients”.

New clients are obtained by building friendships first, by using a special law career social. Your Sim can get turned down, though. To minimize the chance of being rejected by potential clients, make sure they feel confident before they offer their services. You will need to build a few connections along the way, so be patient. If you feel stuck at any point in your career journey, give the career cheat a go!

8. Lead Litigator$140/hour
Mon – Fri 8AM – 5PM– $2,600
– On a scale of 1 to Justice (decor).
– $1,450
– Craft Legal Argument
– Research Case Law
– Discuss Complex Case Law
– Visit University Law Class Interactions
– New Clothes!
9. Legal Eagle$225/hour
Tue – Fri
8AM – 5PM
Offer Legal Representation and Obtain New Clients
Reach Level 9 Research and Debate,
Reach Level 6 Charisma skill
– $1,850
10. Preeminent Partner$450/hour
Tue – Fri
8AM – 3PM
Offer Legal Representation and Obtain New Clients
Reach Level 10 Research and Debate, Reach Level 7 Charisma skill
– $2,600
– On a Scale of 1 to Justice (decor).

Wrapping It Up!

The Sims 4 law system gives you the power to choose what is ethical and what is not. Sims who join the Law Career specialize a bit later on their career path, and although the salary is better for Private Attorneys, there is not much difference in career rewards overall. Happy simming!

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