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Types of Legal Practice

published November 24, 2009

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Legal advice is given to clients for preparation of legal documents, advising the clients on legal maters, and representing clients in the court trials and proceedings. Apart from this the attorneys are required to manage their own schedule which helps them to allocate the time required for carrying out their daily responsibilities. The lawyers need to be able to manage their time efficiently. Good management of time equals to financial success.

Public Interest Lawyer

The basic task of a public interest lawyer is to ensure that the law is implemented for benefit of civilians. This main objective may have different forms and aspects. He is required to identify unjust or unethical practices being undertaken by organizations that may be detrimental or may affect general, powerless or economically challenged people. A public interest lawyer may confront an automotive firm for not meeting standards of pollution in the automobiles they produce. Also, a public interest lawyer may work to identify boundaries or unacceptable clauses in the law and carry the shortcomings in front of the concerned system. These shortcomings may recount to unfair legislation and its submission or inequalities brought by understanding and request of law. The public interest lawyers are required to work for public interest causes like women rights or the death penalty.

Private Practice

The lawyers engaged in private practice are mainly concerned with building the finest private practice that is ever possible. The lawyers engaged in private practice may have to work alone or in partners with the clients in order to provide them with the services. The lawyers may even choose to specialize in a particular field of law and they may even engage in private practice. The lawyers may specialize in the field of crime, bankruptcy law. Lawyers can function as corporate lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, women rights protection lawyers, labor law lawyers, family lawyers, personal injury lawyers and many more. In order to grow in private practice, the lawyers are required to build creditability with their services and perseverance. Publicity promotions, Roundtable forums, and Charity affiliations are equally important.

Government Counsel

Lawyers are commonly hired by governments for seeking legal advice. The government lawyers are employed directly by the administrative agencies, ministers and crown corporations. These attorneys are hired to represent ministers directly. It is the responsibility of the lawyers working for the government organizations are required to verify relevant facts and data and analyze them very minutely. The government lawyers are responsible for ensuring security, coping with the demographic changes, building up a strong economic system, and crafting a social policy. He is required to actively participate in a range of line and central agencies.

Corporate Counsel

The corporate counsel lawyers are responsible for analyzing and counseling on matters pertaining to environmental issues, protection of intellectual property rights, financial offerings, securities offerings, issues relating to compliance for pre IPO company, ESOP transactions, mergers and acquisitions, nondisclosure agreements, and business strategic planning. They are also responsible for developing and recommending procedural improvements and operating policy. The corporate council lawyers are required to administer and write on employment contracts, clients and complex vendor.

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published November 24, 2009

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
( 19 votes, average: 4.1 out of 5)
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