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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 27, 14 USA - IL Chicago

In-House, 7-12 yrs required
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the GTS Group Head lawyer and advise clients of... when non-standard approvals need to be obtained before proceeding with an initiative. Serve as the legal representative on a senior policy committee which is charged with approving all new GTS products....
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Nov 27, 14 USA - NC Charlotte

In-House, Min 6 yrs required
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the GTS Group Head lawyer and advise clients of... when non-standard approvals need to be obtained before proceeding with an initiative. Serve as the legal representative on a senior policy committee which is charged with approving all new GTS products....
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Nov 27, 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 27, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG Min 1 yrs required
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Mutual Fund lawyer Duties: Responsible for... providing legal advice and services, as investment adviser to the registered investment companies. Organizational documents and registration statements of investment companies; Annual updates of registration statements and filings of post-effective amendments; Negotiate investment...
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Nov 27, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, 7-12 yrs required
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the GTS Group Head lawyer and advise clients of... when non-standard approvals need to be obtained before proceeding with an initiative. Serve as the legal representative on a senior policy committee which is charged with approving all new GTS products....
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Nov 27, 14 USA - MA Boston

In-House, 7-12 yrs required
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the GTS Group Head lawyer and advise clients of... when non-standard approvals need to be obtained before proceeding with an initiative. Serve as the legal representative on a senior policy committee which is charged with approving all new GTS products....
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Nov 27, 14 USA - FL Jacksonville

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
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Capital Markets lawyer The candidate will... provide legal support and legal risk management to business units across the full range of capital markets. Will be working with related departments within the bank to structure transactions and manage legal risks...
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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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