Work Nature

  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • 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.
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.

Key Skills

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Litigation Case Management
  • Legal Document Review
  • Legal Compliance

Occupations

  • Attorney
  • Company Secretary
  • Law clerks
  • Legal Adviser
  • magistrate
  • Advocate

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
Medium
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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