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An attorney can be easily defined as a person who performs both criminal as well as civil legal functions in a jurisdiction on behalf of their clients. Their functions are to provide legal counsel along with representing their clients in court and drafting legal documents. An international attorney will not deal with local matters but rather deal with international law which may be described as a set of rules that are generally accepted and regarded between nations and states. International law is essential framework when you are working with international relations.

When we talk about the difference between international attorney jobs and those of local attorneys, the difference is the kind of law that they are dealing with. National law deals primarily with the nation and not the citizen, however, national law may become international law in some cases where there are treaties between two or even more nations. Examples of such cases include the International Criminal Court or the European Court of Human Rights where the national jurisdiction is delegated to the supranational tribunals. International law is spilt into three disciplines which are:

Public international law: deals with states and international entities.
Private international law: deals in cases of conflicts.
Supranational laws: deals with the agreements and treaties.

The requirements for a person to have an international attorney jobs are that the individual must be licensed to practice law. This means that the person has a valid law degree showing that he has studied law and must have also passed the bar examination from at least one state. There are several institutions that look for individuals that have additional education and training in various international treaties or laws that govern the area that they are practicing in.

The clients for international attorneys varyas there a lot of people who would require an attorney who has knowledge of international laws and can help them. These clients include governments, companies as well as several private clients who may require the services. They can also look to help the companies that may need help when creating a business deal which requires the laws of many different nations..
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Aug 26,14 USA - MI Auburn Hills

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Percent Travel:  21-40% Physical Location:   Chrysler Headquarters & Tech Center: Auburn Hills, MI The Staff Counsel - International will act as an attorney within the Office of the...

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Aug 23,14 USA - VA Dulles

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Aug 29,14 USA - TX Dallas

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What it Takes to be a Successful International Attorney

We reached to international attorneys and those who work with them from all over the world and asked them what it takes to be a successful international attorney. We wanted to share what they had to say with you. We hope you benefit from their insights as much as we did.

What it Means to Be an International Attorney

Some college graduates and law students dream about becoming international attorneys. They picture themselves jetting around the globe from client meetings to international conferences. Rarely, though, does the glamor match the responsibilities. International law involves more time researching differences among national laws than visiting exotic locales.

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Some attorneys have spent their life working for human rights which is not always a front page title. None the less, attorneys fight battles for policy change in the US and worldwide. The attorneys also address crimes against humanity, refugee protection, torture, women's rights and gay and lesbian rights. There is a well known non-profit organization in Washington DC and New York that facilitates the work for change of human rights in conjunction with attorneys and the United Nations. Human Rights First employs attorneys, paralegals and a cluster of other support staff who work for human rights.

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