Lawyer job description

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Lawyers are responsible for counseling their clients about legal obligations and rights, and represent them in civil and criminal trials. They research the intent of judicial decisions and laws and apply law to specific circumstances of their clients. They specialize in one field and their duties vary according to that subject. For instance, trial lawyers spend most of their time outside the courtroom, interviewing witnesses, conducting researches, and handling other documents in preparation for a trial.

Lawyers usually perform many of the following tasks:
•   Preparing for court cases.
• Counseling clients.
• Applying laws.
• Representing companies in trials.
• Interviewing clients and witnesses.


• Being flexible.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being reliable and trustworthy.
• Having reasoning skills.
• Being creative.
• Having excellent communication skills.
• Being able to think quickly.
• Having research abilities.
• Having knowledge of the latest rules.
• Being able to speak with authority.


Persons who want to be Lawyers are required to study a four-year Undergraduate Degree and three years of Law School. Applicants for these programs must have a Bachelor´s Degree as a minimum requirement. There are some institutions that offer part-time or night programs for students who cannot attend full time courses. Candidates for these jobs should also take courses in foreign languages, government, public speaking, history, philosophy, mathematics, computer science, and economics to obtain suitable knowledge and skills for future jobs.

Professionals working on this field must be licensed to practice law in the courts. Candidates need to pass a written bar examination and written ethics exams. Lawyers who pass these examinations in one state do not need to pass those exams again in another state.

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