Lawyer (Active) Career
Required Packs: Discover University and Get To Work
Other Requirements: Basemental’s Venue List  and XML Injector

Please note mod conflicts: You can not have any other mods that impact venue lists or the lot extender mod. If you can't get the venues to show watch this video and after that you need to do a 50/50 to find the conflict.

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Career Levels

Legal Process Server

File Clerk

Legal Secretary


Budding Barrister

Adept Attorney

Promising Attorney

Gavel Smasher

Honorable Arbitrator

Chief Justice

Computer Interactions 

File Court Documents (Level 1 to 10

Research Case Law (Level 4 to 10)

Check Verdict Status (Level 5 to 7) – Will only show after attending trial.

Craft Legal Argument (Level 5 to 7)

File Legal Motion (Level 5 to 7)

Make Rulings (Level 8 to 10)

Read Pleadings (Level 8 to 10)

Research Legal Issues (Level 8 to 10)

Write Supreme Court Opinion (Level 10)

Social Interactions 

Discuss Case Law

Chat about Scandalous Lawsuit (Level 3 to 10)

Meet Prospective Client (Level 5 to 7)

Offer Legal Representation (Level 5 to 7)

Phone Interactions

Deliver Legal Documents (Level 1 to 3)

Take Lawyer Exam (Level 4)

Attend Deposition (Level 5 to 7)

Attend Trial (Level 5 to 7)

Attend Verdict Reading (Level 5 to 7) – Will only show once you receive a text message.

Preside over Case (Level 8 to 10)

Visit University Law Class (Level 8 to 10) – This interaction can only be completed when Don is at work.

Guest Speak at University about Law (Level 9 to 10)


Research & Debate


Law Firm (Levels 1-4)

Law Office (Levels 5 – 9) - At this level only the NPC assistant works with you.

Supreme Court Building (Level 10)


Sims with a degree in History or Language and Literature will jump to the Budding Barrister career level. Make sure to re-download the University Level Jump Career file.

Helpful Information: After your Sims attend trial, you must use the Check Verdict Status interaction on the computer and once you do that once a verdict is reached you will receive a text message, BUT you must not be at the career venue. It's a conflict for a drama node to appear when the sim is at the active work career venue. You can head home for the day but before you do check for a verdict status using a work computer.

Once a verdict is reached, a drama node will appear within 1-4 hours. You will then use your phone and look under the work menu to attend the verdict reading. Sims can win cases, lose cases and sometimes you may see a deadlock. To attend the verdict reading, you must have the buff shown below.

Once you have this buff above, you will then see Attend Verdict Reading on your phone:

The above is an example of a Sim who won the case.

Place the appropriate venue in your game and then make sure you have selected the venue as the lot type. Then your Sim will be promoted to go to work. If you are unable to head to work, watch the active career tutorial video above.