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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 17,14 USA - NY White Plains

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Sep 19, 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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Sep 19, 14 USA - NY New York City

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Transactional lawyer – Loans to Private... Bank Clients Duties: Responsible for the Private Bank North Americas (“PBNA”) domestic and international loan platform. Advise, structure, draft and negotiate full range of documentation for loans to Private Bank clients, with a primary...
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Sep 18, 14 USA - WA Seattle

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Serve as the primary lawyer responsible for counseling the... business on a broad range of regulatory and commercial matters, and drafting and negotiating complicated commercial agreements. Work with a broad range of Amazon businesses, including the retail and merchant fulfillment...
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Sep 18, 14 USA - CA El Segundo

In-House, General Counsel Consulting Min 6 yrs required
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serve as a supporting lawyer to assist in all... aspects of the operations of key operating groups and regions of Company's dialysis operations. Provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to management and the field on a wide variety of legal...
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Sep 18, 14 USA - TX Austin

In-House, General Counsel Consulting Min 4 yrs required
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experienced financial institutions regulatory lawyer with diverse experience; other... business law experience will be valuable as the job will include work on financial services transactional matters (both commercial and strategic). Strong interpersonal and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated...
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Sep 18, 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 for the U.S. on a senior policy committee which is charged with approving all...
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Sep 18, 14 USA - NC Charlotte

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 for the U.S. on a senior policy committee which is charged with approving all...
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Sep 18, 14 USA - MN Hopkins

In-House, 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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Sep 18, 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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Sep 17, 14 USA - PA Valley Forge

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Counsel, Fiduciary and Bank Regulation Duties: Represents company and its affiliates and subsidiaries with regard to various legal issues arising under particular areas of expertise. Provides advice, counseling, education and presentations to internal clients and business units (BUs) in order...
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