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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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Aug 28, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Transactional lawyer – Loans to Private... Bank Clients Duties: Responsible for the Private Bank North Americas (“PBNA”) domestic and international loan platform. Advise, structure, draft and negotiate full range of documentation for loans to Private Bank clients, with a primary...
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Aug 28, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Bank Regulatory lawyer The candidate will be... responsible for providing legal advice to company on a wide range of bank regulations, including but not limited to regulations related to corporate activities, investments, affiliate transactions, and Dodd-Frank implementation. Areas of focus...
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Aug 28, 14 USA - NY New York City

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type reports. If you meet the criteria, please click Apply Now for consideration.   Attorney lawyer JD, Juris Doctor, Healthcare,... Health Care, Health Law, Medical, Legal, Legal Reports, Medical Office, Medical Records, Law, Document Review, Employment, Job, New York, New York City...
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Aug 27, 14 USA - GA Atlanta

In-House, General Counsel Consulting Min 3 yrs required
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and budget; coordinating defense lawyer activities; continuously reviewing the... potential for settlement with claimant; reviewing litigation expenses and authorizing payments. Manage expenses by working within vendor approved networks and managing scope of work assigned to outside contractors. Departs from approved...
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Aug 26, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, General Counsel Consulting 2-4 yrs required
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should be a qualified lawyer having considerable post qualification... experience in the practice area. Should evidence that continuing professional development is pursued. Must have comprehensive current knowledge of practice area. Should have real understanding of the legal community. Extensive experience...
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Aug 26, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 8 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 and structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial transactions. Will work directly with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing...
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Aug 26, 14 USA - GA Atlanta

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
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and budget; coordinating defense lawyer activities; continuously reviewing the... potential for settlement with claimant; reviewing litigation expenses and authorizing payments. Manage expenses by working within vendor approved networks and managing scope of work assigned to outside contractors. Departs from approved...
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Aug 26, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 15 yrs required
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serve as the primary lawyer leading a team of... real estate attorneys and paralegals, and working on projects that impact all of our unique and cutting-edge lines of business. Will work directly with company’s real estate and other business teams...
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Aug 25, 14 USA - CO Denver

In-House, General Counsel Consulting Min 7 yrs required
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continuous practice as a lawyer Experience with coverage issues... arising from construction, construction defect and general liability matters preferred. Experience with Oil and Gas law is a plus. Requires Law degree and admission to practice in at least one jurisdiction....
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Aug 25, 14 USA - AZ Phoenix

In-House, General Counsel Consulting 7-10 yrs required
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public relations matters. Qualifications: Qualified lawyer from a distinguished law... school. Previous experience with a federal or state regulatory agency related to consumer finance matters is desired. 7-10 years legal employment history. Self-motivated team player with the proven ability to identify...
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