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Lawyers

What's it like?

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Working conditions

Tasks

  1. Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
  2. Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  3. Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  4. Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  5. Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  6. Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  7. Present and summarize cases to judges and juries
  8. Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases
  9. Prepare, draft, and review legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
  10. Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
  11. Supervise legal assistants.
  12. Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  13. Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  14. Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
  15. Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  16. Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
  17. Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
  18. Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law
  19. Work in environmental law, representing public interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with state and federal agencies.
  20. Probate wills and represent and advise executors and administrators of estates.
  21. Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.
  22. Help develop federal and state programs, draft and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Instructing
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Persuasion
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
  • Coordination
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Negotiation
  • Active Learning
  • System evaluation

Programs

Bachelor degree in Law, Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Advanced Legal Research Studies, Programs for Foreign Lawyers, Banking, Corporate, Finance, Securities Law Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law, International Law and Legal Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Legal Professions and Studies

Average Salary‚Äč

7000/ Month

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