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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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Sep 30, 14 USA - CA Rohnert Park

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matters. Serve as key lawyer legal advisor on all major... business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - VA Dulles

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with the relevant general-law lawyer responsible for the business... segment in which the IP issue arises; be able to positively influence how teams handle a range of IP matters; and integrate easily into teams to create timely solutions to IP...
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Sep 30, 14 USA - WI Waukesha

In-House, Min 15 yrs required
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Corporate lawyer Duties: Drafting, reviewing and... negotiating complex agreements, including sales, service and maintenance agreements, leases, software licenses, reseller and distribution agreements, non-disclosure agreements and various other types of agreements. Communicating and negotiating with clients and vendors. Working on special...
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Sep 29, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Operations. Support mutual fund board book building process, lead and manage mutual fund board meetings. Manage team of lawyer and paralegals. Assist with... regulatory inquiries and litigation. Liaise with outside service providers, printers, transfer agents and custodians. Manage outside counsel....
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Sep 29, 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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Sep 28, 14 USA - MI Farmington Hills

In-House, 5-7 yrs required
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Reporting to a senior lawyer Reviewing, drafting and negotiating... a wide range of general commercial and corporate contracts, including license agreements; Providing analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues; Providing legal advice and counsel related to automotive OEM supply...
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Sep 27, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, 5-9 yrs required
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serve as the primary lawyer responsible for counseling the... business on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters including structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial transactions. Work directly with the business serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing day-to-day...
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Sep 23, 14 USA - FL Miami

In-House, Min 10 yrs required
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Senior Corporate lawyer The candidate will be... coordinating with the preparation and filing of franchise documents. Will be monitoring trademark matters. Preparing or revising corporate policies. Reviewing or drafting myriad agreements; and other matter that may be requested by the...
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Sep 23, 14 USA - NY New York City

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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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Sep 23, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Liquid Products Duties: Primary lawyer responsible for legal support... and coverage to all Asset Management hedge fund and other liquid products managed. Legal coverage for all upstream structuring, formation and ongoing management activities, and all downstream trading and investment activities,...
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Should You Really Be a Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School

Prospective and current law students, as well as practicing attorneys who are questioning whether a legal career is the right career choice for them, will find answers and helpful solutions in Should You Really Be a Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During & After Law School by Deborah Schneider and Gary Belsky.

When you begin your working career with Lawyers

One thing you may not think about while preparing to become a lawyer is how you're going to deal with lawyers. This may seem like a ridiculous thing to consider, but it's not. As a lawyer, you will be dealing with other lawyers on a daily basis; and it's a good idea to be prepared for the different situations and personality types you might encounter. Your responses to others will have a great deal to do with shaping your own persona.

What It's Like To Be a Lawyer

Clarence Darrow, F. Lee Bailey, Johnny Cochran, and the fictional Perry Mason are all well-known lawyers. No country in the world pays more attention to lawyers or has as many lawyers as the United States. As long as individuals have disputes with each other, companies, or the government, or break laws, there will be a need for lawyers. Lawyers are also known as attorneys, advocates, barristers, counsel, counselors, or solicitors.

   
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