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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 01, 14 USA - IL Chicago

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CAF, MDF, Commercial Finance lawyer Duties: drafting and... reviewing finance documents; Management of execution of debt transactions; Advising on the legal risks associated with the full range of products provided by the MDF team and on the steps to...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - WA Seattle

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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. Work directly with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing day-to-day...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - TX Plano

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position for a self-starting lawyer willing to dive in... to a number of new and challenging projects. Independently structure, negotiate and draft a broad range of agreements in support of directly-originated private fixed income transactions, including proposal letters, term sheets,...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - WA Seattle

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serve as the primary lawyer responsible for counseling the... business on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters including structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial transactions. Work directly with the business serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing day-to-day...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - NY New York City

In-House, CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG
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Governance And Advisory Group lawyer The candidate will act... as the group’s representative in the firm’s New Business process: work with front office and support departments to investigate proposed transactions (i.e., acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring), including issue spot, ask questions to...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - WA Seattle

In-House, Min 4 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. Work directly with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing day-to-day...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - CA Cupertino

In-House, Min 4 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. Work with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals , providing day-to-day...
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Oct 01, 14 USA - WA Seattle

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Oct 01, 14 USA - WA Seattle

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Oct 01, 14 USA - WA Seattle

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