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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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Dec 03,14 USA - NJ Morristown

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development of new attorneys. Admission to the New Jersey Bar is required.   Attorney, Associate lawyer JD, Juris Doctor, Civil... Rights, Corporate Law, Litigation, Law Firm, Law, Legal, Entry Level, Morristown, New Jersey...

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Nov 21,14 USA - NY Rochester

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(either as a bond lawyer or as a Section... 103 tax lawyer). Enthusiasm for client service... and initiative are essential. Strong academic background required. Please submit your resume, cover letter and...

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Dec 17,14 USA - NY Rochester

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Rochester office seeks real estate attorney with 2+ years of public finance experience either as a bond lawyer or as a Section... 103 tax lawyer

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Dec 22, 14 USA - MA Boston

In-House, Min 10 yrs required
commercial law issues. Primary lawyer for patient services and... product support in North America. Internal privacy expert responsible for advising on privacy, including HIPAA, HITECH, U.S. state laws, and laws in Canada, EU and Australia. Work with Compliance organization to...
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Dec 22, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 4 yrs required
serve as the primary lawyer responsible for counseling the... business on a broad range of commercial, licensing, technology, and regulatory matters and structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial transactions. Work directly with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals,...
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Dec 22, 14 USA - TX Fort Worth

In-House, Min 6 yrs required
MTO and Professional Support lawyer Duties: Will provide high... quality technical legal support and thought leadership in substantive areas of Manufacturing/Technical Operations ("MTO") and Procurement for company's manufacturing sites located throughout the world. Advise and act as a strategic partner...
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Dec 22, 14 USA - CT Hartford

In-House, 5-10 yrs required
other interested parties. Identify and solve risk management issues, deal with provider and member issues and draft and negotiate agreements including customer agreements. Provide support to other product areas depending upon the level of experience and skills of the lawyer
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Dec 20, 14 USA - PA Valley Forge

Counsel, Fiduciary and Bank Regulation Duties: Represents company and its affiliates and subsidiaries with regard to various legal issues arising under particular areas of expertise. Provides advice, counseling, education and presentations to internal clients and business units (BUs) in order...
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Dec 20, 14 USA - VA Dulles

In-House, Min 14 yrs required
Counsel. Would be the lawyer on the leadership team... of a business subdivision within IIS. Handles the broad range of complex legal, regulatory, and business issues the operations and growth of that subdivision. Collaborate with other OGC members, senior leaders...
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Dec 19, 14 USA - NY Endicott

In-House, Min 1 yrs required
Intellectual Property lawyer Duties: Work in an... innovative and collaborative Patent Center of excellence focused on a broad range of technologies representing the entire development environment. Within the Patent Center, the IP Attorney will be responsible for writing, filing, and...
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Dec 19, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
US Immigration lawyer The candidate will handle... a substantial caseload and supervise support staff, as requested by the company. Must have 3+ years of experience in providing immigration advice and assistance for immigrants hoping to qualify for migration to US....
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Dec 19, 14 USA - CA Newport Beach

In-House, Min 6 yrs required
Alternatives lawyer The candidate will work... as an attorney in the Legal and Compliance group. Specific responsibilities include: Develop, document, launch and maintain private funds, Negotiate and manage side letters; Manage all regulatory issues associated with private funds; Interact with...
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Dec 19, 14 USA - NY New York City

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AVP, Product/ Commercial lawyer Legal Duties: Work... in a fast-paced environment, handle negotiations, drafting and advising on new product initiatives, strategies, service operating procedures, licensing and distribution agreements, partnership arrangements and commercial contracts. Manage complicated projects, excellent drafting skills,...
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