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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Attorney, Attorney at Law, Attorney General, City Attorney, Counsel, Deputy Attorney General, General Counsel, Lawyer

JOB TASKS

  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.

  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.

  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

  • Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $72,12/hr. – $150,010.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Average (3%-4%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 39,900

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Professional degree or doctoral degree

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