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Lawyer Job Description

Summary

Responsible for counseling clients on legal matters and acting as an advocate on behalf of a client during criminal and civil trials. Presents evidence and argues in court to support client and suggests courses of legal actions regarding business and personal matters.

Primary responsibilities

  • Represent clients in court during criminal and civil trials.
  • Specialize in areas such as bankruptcy, probate, international, elder, or environmental law.
  • Counsel clients about their legal rights and obligations.
  • Suggest courses of action.
  • Research the intent of laws and past judicial decisions and incorporate findings into suggestions.
  • Apply law to specific circumstances.
  • Conduct extensive research before trials.
  • Interview clients and witnesses.
  • Take statements.
  • Prepare opening and closing arguments.
  • Confer with judges and other attorneys.
  • Present evidence and exhibitions.
  • Describe crime scenes.
  • Request for evidence to be present for trials.
  • Help protect claims to copyrights, programs, and product designs.
  • Advise insurance companies about legality of transactions.
  • Help companies write policies.
  • Protect companies from unwarranted claims.
  • Represent companies in court.
  • Represent individuals who have been charged with crimes and argue their cases in courts of law.
  • Assist clients with litigation, wills, trusts, contracts, mortgages, titles, and leases.
  • Advise companies concerning legal issues related to its business activities.
  • Advise companies on issues regarding patents, government regulations, contracts with other companies, property interests, or collective-bargaining agreements with unions.

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