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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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Nov 21,14 USA - NY Rochester

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Nov 26, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, The PNC Financial Services Gro... Min 12 yrs required
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be the senior securities lawyer for C&IB and the... sales and trading functions of ALM. will be the primary support for the securities businesses of C&IB (and its three constituent broker-dealers) and the securities sales and trading businesses of ALM...
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Nov 20, 14 USA - GA Alpharetta

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as lead business unit lawyer for merger/acquisition/divestiture activity including,... but not limited to, drafting and negotiating letters of intent, purchase agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and other ancillary documents, and conducting due diligence review. Work with M&A specialists to educate...
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Nov 19, 14 USA - MA Marlborough

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importance. Serve as top lawyer legal advisor on all major... business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Provide advice and counsel to various clients throughout the organization, including, regulatory affairs, marketing, research & development, commercial, business development and employment law....
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Nov 19, 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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Nov 19, 14 USA - PA Wayne

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international or local external lawyer and/or law firm for... a specified assignment. monitor activities (ensure proper instruction and involvement) of involved international or local external lawyers and/or law firms including budgeting and controlling of legal costs for the specified assignment;...
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Nov 11, 14 USA - LA New Orleans

In-House, Min 15 yrs required
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serve as the senior lawyer for the organization with... approximately 9 attorneys and 5 staff reporting into the position. Oversees the daily operations of legal department. Assumes responsibility for the long term planning, direction and overall accountability for the legal...
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Nov 10, 14 USA - PA Pittsburgh

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
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serve as the primary lawyer responsible for providing legal... guidance and support on global trade law and supply chain matters, commercial contracts, e-commerce and information security. Provide legal support and guidance on global trade law matters, including product safety, export...
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Nov 10, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 4 yrs required
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serve as the primary lawyer responsible for counseling the... business on a broad range of commercial, technology, and regulatory matters and structuring, drafting, and negotiating commercial transactions. Will work directly with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals,...
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Nov 10, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Seeking a Corporate Services lawyer to support the real... estate United Sates transaction managers and non IT sourcing specialists within the Sourcing Department and Corporate Real Estate Department of company. Duties include preparation and negotiation of agreements for miscellaneous general...
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Nov 10, 14 USA - CA Palo Alto

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of all matters. This lawyer will serve as a... key legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Provide continuing counsel and guidance on all legal matters related to merger and acquisition activity, due diligence...
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