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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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Sep 15,14 USA - NJ Roseland

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Sep 08,14 USA - CA Encino

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Sep 15, 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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Sep 15, 14 USA - TX Houston

In-House, Min 7 yrs required
Collections Attorney lawyer The candidate must have graduated from a top 20 law school, have trained several years at an AmLaw 200 law firm or high-end litigation boutique. Should have significant experience with collections, and have practiced for 7 years in...
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Sep 15, 14 USA - GA Atlanta

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
including but not limited to 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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Sep 15, 14 USA - MA Marlborough

In-House, Min 10 yrs required
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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Sep 12, 14 USA - TX Houston

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
Will be a hands-on lawyer and a strategic thinker... who thrives in a matrixed environment of highly educated, highly motivated professionals. Will be an adviser to local management and work closely with other members of management, operations, sales, HR, IT....
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Sep 12, 14 USA - CT Hartford

In-House, Min 3 yrs required
lawyer lobbyist The candidate will become... part of Government Affairs team. Will serve as a lobbyist before the state legislature and various state agencies. The role requires developing an in-depth knowledge of various matters of importance to the business community, significant...
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Sep 12, 14 USA - DC Washington

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
business opportunities with the stakeholder and other members of firm. The ideal candidate should have a law degree and experience practicing as a lawyer The candidate from other... backgrounds who can convey the same level of credibility will be considered....
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Sep 12, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, 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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Sep 12, 14 USA - IA West Des Moines

In-House, Min 5 yrs required
advice and other direct support including filing responsive pleadings, answering discovery, and drafting pleadings and motions and communicating with the Claim department. Competently present the controversy at trial when appropriate, while maintaining the independent professional judgment required of a lawyer
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Sep 12, 14 USA - TX The Woodlands

In-House, General Counsel Consulting 1-3 yrs required
transactional experience as a lawyer with some exposure to... oil and gas transactions. Experience handling a variety of oil and gas contracts for the procurement of goods and services would be helpful. Experience with a top tier law firm, an...
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Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County Named

Karen Denney of Haynes and Boone, LLP, was recently named as the 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County. Denney, a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, was selected for the honor by the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association for her service to the local bar, as well as her dedication to pro bono work and the community.

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