Let's say you're just out of law school and looking to move into corporate work. What should you expect in a corporate legal department, and what can you take from law school?
An attorney is a law practitioner whose main function is to represent people in court. He has legal knowledge on which he bases his argument for his clients in court. The emphasis put in the definition of an attorney is the representation, since an attorney usually does not act on his own behalf but on behalf of someone else who has mandated him in law to act as such. The legal field being one of the oldest professions is quite a wide field. Consequently, there are various divisions in the legal field. Every division has specific areas that it deals with. Some of these areas include criminal law, civil law, family law, the law of property, company or corporate law among other branches of the law.
A Corporate attorney has a major role to play in guiding the firm towards success by providing his expert services. A corporate attorney's responsibility is to review the legality of the transactions which are expected to be carried out by an organization over a period of time. Besides this the corporate attorney needs to advise the company about their legal rights and duties in order to achieve their business objectives ethically.