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A lawyer, also known as an attorney, is a legal professional who advises and represents his or her clients in civil or criminal cases. An attorney can be a general practitioner, or he can be someone who specializes in a certain area such as family, environmental, probate, real estate or criminal law. There are many other lawyer jobs in addition to those mentioned above. Most of the time, attorneys are assisted by paralegals.

If someone wants to become an attorney, they have to attend three years of law school after getting a bachelor's degree at another university. Before this person can start to practice as a lawyer, they will need to be admitted in the bar of their state. They also need to pass the written examination in certain states and may have to do ethics examinations.

A lawyer's job starts when they join a law firm or serve as an attorney in a company. After some years, he may be allowed to be a partner in the law firm. Sometimes lawyers go on to become judges, while others may join the faculty of a law firm. The job of a lawyer may also include representing his clients in the court of law. He has to present evidence on behalf of the client that he is defending in a civil or criminal case. He also has to present the evidence that will prosecute the person who is being charged in a civil or criminal case. He has to interpret the law, make sure regulations are followed properly, and make proper rulings for the clients. He can be involved in preparing documents for different contracts. These include the prenuptial agreement, leases and wills. He can also negotiate the settlement in a civil dispute.

A lawyer also can choose a career in different places. He can work as a civil lawyer who is involved in various disputes. A civil lawyer can work in different cases such as breach of contract, property issues and debt collection. An immigration lawyer is needed in the countries where there is an influx of skilled immigrants. The law often changes on a regular basis in order to restrict the number of the people who enter the country. The lawyer helps a client obtain citizenship. An international lawyer may also deal with different issues that include corporate issues related to international agreement, human rights and government policies. A criminal lawyer is either a criminal defense lawyer or criminal prosecutor. A defense lawyer presents the client who has been accused of committing a criminal offense. A prosecutor lawyer works for the state and he has to show the evidence that the accused is guilty. An environmental lawyer is a person who helps create awareness about ongoing environmental exploitation.
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Oct 21, 14 USA - IL Riverwoods

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corrective actions. Identifying new legal/regulatory requirements and regulatory expectations, and communicating new requirements and expectations to business clients, is expected in this role. Credible and respected lawyer who can work successfully... with business clients at all different levels of seniority....
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Oct 21, 14 USA - MI Lake Angelus

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Employment and Labor lawyer Duties: Handle global... employment and labor matters for the company. Provide counsel on issues related to employment and labor laws and human resources practices. Ensuring company compliance with government laws and investigating cases of employee...
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Oct 21, 14 USA - MI Auburn Hills

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
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Employment and Labor lawyer Duties: Handle global employment... and labor matters for the company. Provide counsel on issues related to employment and labor laws and human resources practices. Ensuring company compliance with government laws and investigating cases of employee misconduct....
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Oct 21, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, JPMorgan Chase & Co, 3-5 yrs required
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Technology and IP lawyer The candidate will handle... the structuring, drafting, negotiation and analysis of agreements for the acquisition of services, licensed materials and goods. Will primarily support consumer and corporate business units, and have exposure to other businesses. Structure,...
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Oct 20, 14 USA - CA El Segundo

In-House, Min 6 yrs required
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serve as a supporting lawyer to assist in all... aspects of the operations of key operating groups and regions of company’s dialysis operations. Provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to management and the field on a wide variety of legal...
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Oct 20, 14 USA - CO Denver

In-House, 10-15 yrs required
44hit(s)  
serve as the lead lawyer for and a key... member of HealthCare Partner’s national Contracting team. Will provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to senior management; draft, review, negotiate and implement contracts with plans, providers, and hospitals across the Company,...
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Oct 20, 14 USA - CA Torrance

In-House, 10-15 yrs required
27hit(s)  
serve as the lead lawyer for and a key... member of HealthCare Partner’s national Contracting team. Will provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to senior management; draft, review, negotiate and implement contracts with plans, providers, and hospitals across the Company,...
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Oct 20, 14 USA - CA El Segundo

In-House, Min 6 yrs required
74hit(s)  
Serve as a supporting lawyer to assist in all... aspects of the operations of key operating groups and regions of firm’s dialysis operations. Provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to management and the field on a wide variety of legal...
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Oct 20, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, 5-8 yrs required
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Capital Markets lawyer The candidate will review... SEC-registered and Rule 144A offerings (and occasional Section 4(a)(2) placements) of equity, equity-linked and investment grade debt securities underwritten by CS and its overseas affiliates, including both lead-managed and co-managed deals. Duties: Answer...
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Oct 18, 14 USA - TX Houston

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
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position for a self-starting lawyer willing to dive in... to a number of new and challenging projects. Independently structure, negotiate and draft a broad range of agreements in support of directly-originated private fixed income transactions, including proposal letters, term sheets,...
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