Corporate Attorney Jobs in Vancouver

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In order to do the corporate attorney job in Vancouver you first have to complete a degree at one of the accredited universities or colleges. The degrees encourage a vast amount of attention to detail and encourage the strong development of research skills. After the degree is completed it is necessary to gain acceptance at one of the accredited law schools. A lot of the law schools require potential students to pass an exam. The university will look at the students’ past academic achievements and the results of the entrance test, so it is important to have a strong academic record. The first two years at the law school focus on the various aspects of law, because it is important to have a good general knowledge of the laws and regulations. After the first couple of years, you can specialize in corporate law. Once you successfully complete the degree at the law school, you will need to gain a clerkship. The clerkship usually takes place during the summer holidays or on a flexible part time basis during term time. The clerkship will allow you to gain valuable experience and insights into the daily operations of a lawyer’s office and possibly the corporate attorney job in Vancouver job of the corporate attorney. The clerkship also allows you to start networking with other people within the attorney profession. Before you are allowed to graduate from the law school, you will be required to pass the bar examination which is required by the state of residence. Once the bar examination has been successfully passed you will be recognized by the state as an attorney, and will be able to carry out a corporate attorney job in Vancouver. Strong speaking and writing skills, the ability to take in a lot of information whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and paying attention to detail, the ability to explain legal matters in a lot of detail and confidence with a persuasive manner whilst working under pressure, and having tact and empathy are all important skills for someone who wishes to become a corporate attorney.

For those that become corporate attorneys the amount of employment opportunities open to them are numerous, wide and varied. There are hundreds of law firms looking to hire the young and eager corporate attorneys, although there are always the possibilities of setting up one’s own law firm. The amount of tasks that can be asked for a corporate attorney to undertake would be quite daunting for most people, as they may include anything from advocacy, contract disputes, share holder actions, and tax litigation. Many of the larger law firms may only concentrate on just a few of the aforementioned tasks.

Pay and Duties

People that are employed to do the corporate attorney job in Vancouver can earn about sixty four thousand American dollars to start with, and this would rise after five years to ninety three thousand American dollars. After someone has been in the position of the corporate attorney job in Vancouver for between ten and fifteen years, they can expect to earn about one hundred and thirty nine thousand American dollars per annum. The job of an attorney, whether it is with an attorney practice or within the government, has to be conducted within the regulations and laws that are set. The attorney needs to have a wide range of knowledge and needs to know about contract law, tax law, accounting, sanctions by law, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing and zoning laws. The corporate attorney job in Vancouver would be mainly office based. If the corporate attorney is working within an attorney firm, then some of their work may take several months to complete. Contract law work for the attorney would involve drawing up agreements for the client on various occasions, such as buying a house or a company getting new business premises. The tax law work involves the attorney ensuring that the company is complying with the regulations of tax.

Conclusion

Working as a corporate attorney involves advising companies on all the legal aspects of running their business, and ensures that they operate the business within the rules of the laws and regulations. The corporate attorney at the same time is working to ensure the clients company operates legally. They also have to work within laws and regulations that are set for the attorneys. It is important that the attorneys are aware of all the rules and regulations, so they have to keep learning new things as the regulations continue to change. People that do the corporate attorney job are very well educated. They have very strong skills in speaking, writing and taking in a large amount of information, whilst making sense of the information so that they are able to pass it onto their clients, and ensuring that the client follows the legislation that has been set. Although the job of the corporate attorney is very well paid, it can be very stressful and demanding. Unlike a lot of other jobs, the starting salary is very good and the pay increases are very amicable. In recent years the amount of female lawyers qualifying has risen considerably, and the position of corporate attorney is no longer a male dominated position.
 
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