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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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Aug 25,14 USA - TX Dallas

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Aug 30, 14 USA - TX San Antonio

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experience as a practicing lawyer (in a position requiring... a law degree) with 7-9 years of experience strongly preferred. Strong preference will be given to multi-skilled lawyers with knowledge of the Texas energy markets and municipal procurement in Texas. Should...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - MN Hopkins

In-House, General Counsel Consulting 7-10 yrs required
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as a hands on lawyer manager and senior management... advisor. Provide strategic direction, coaching and management of the Black River legal team. Perform legal work related to formation, sponsorship and management of hedge funds and other private investment funds. Draft,...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

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Experience as a disability lawyer in the fields of... Social Security, LTD, ADA access, or workers' compensation is required. Should have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

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law experience as a lawyer is required. Should have... ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer audience is needed. Legal experience is...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA San Francisco

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years' experience as a lawyer in a major law... firm or in the legal department of a leading financial services organization. Experience with the U.S. Federal securities laws (preferably the Investment Advisers Act and/or the Investment Company Act) and/or general...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - PA Valley Forge

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Counsel Duties: Represents company and its affiliates and subsidiaries with regard to various legal issues arising under particular areas of expertise. As a member of the Securities Regulation Practice Group, will work with a team of 15 talent professionals who...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

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law experience as a lawyer is required. Should have... ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer audience is needed. Legal experience is...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

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Law. Must be a lawyer with tax law experience.... Should have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer audience is needed. Legal...
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Aug 30, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

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Aug 30, 14 USA - PA Valley Forge

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Counsel, Corporate Legal Services Candidate will be responsible for a broad portfolio of corporate legal matters and offers substantial opportunity for long-term growth, both within the Legal Department and out in the business. Responsibilities also include drafting and negotiating agreements...
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