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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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Oct 24, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Junior lawyer – Real Estate Candidate... will report to the VP Real Estate Legal. Responsible for structuring, drafting and negotiating lease agreements. Involved in all aspects of retail and corporate facility real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating leases and...
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Oct 23, 14 USA - MA Cambridge

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
Part-time Employment lawyer The candidate will share... responsibility for ensuring compliance with employment, labor, wage/hour and related laws, as well as assisting with training, investigations, policy development and review and providing daily advise and counsel to a team of HR...
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Oct 22, 14 USA - CO Greenwood Village

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
and multiple distribution channels lawyer will independently draft and... negotiate agreements with various partners, clients and third party providers. Support electronic contracting processes. Must be capable of providing prompt advice and support to senior business and sales executives....
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Oct 22, 14 USA - IL Aurora

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
of Regulatory Affair The candidate will oversee all regulatory and compliance matters to ensure appropriate practices, both domestically and internationally, for a diverse corporation with significant international growth. Oversee the legal aspects of all FDA, EFSA and other international regulatory...
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Oct 22, 14 USA - GA Atlanta

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
and other direct support including filing responsive pleadings, answering discovery, and drafting pleadings and motions and communicating with the claim department. Additionally, competently present the controversy at trial when appropriate, while maintaining the independent professional judgment required of a lawyer
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Oct 22, 14 USA - FL Tampa

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
support including filing responsive pleadings, answering discovery, and drafting pleadings and motions and communicating with the Claim department. Should be able to competently present the controversy at trial when appropriate, while maintaining the independent professional judgment required of a lawyer
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Oct 21, 14 USA - IL Riverwoods

In-House, 4-6 yrs required
corrective actions. Identifying new legal/regulatory requirements and regulatory expectations, and communicating new requirements and expectations to business clients, is expected in this role. Credible and respected lawyer who can work successfully... with business clients at all different levels of seniority....
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Oct 21, 14 USA - MI Auburn Hills

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
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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Oct 21, 14 USA - MI Lake Angelus

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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...
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Oct 21, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, JPMorgan Chase & Co, 3-5 yrs required
Technology and IP lawyer The candidate will handle... the structuring, drafting, negotiation and analysis of agreements for the acquisition of services, licensed materials and goods. Will primarily support consumer and corporate business units, and have exposure to other businesses. Structure,...
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