4 Lots of people are capable of being a lawyer. Yeah, it seems special. Everyone is all like “doctors and lawyers” like those are equally impressive professions. But, the truth is, they aren’t. It takes a lot of schooling to be a doctor. A JD is really a two and a half year program. And being a lawyer really isn’t all that difficult either. It’s tedious and it takes a lot of patience to read 3,249,438,743 pages of discovery, but it isn’t particularly difficult. You know what’s difficult? Brain surgery.