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Attorney Overview

Attorneys, also referred to as lawyers, are responsible for representing and advising their clients in disputes and other legal matters. Clients may include individuals or groups such as families, companies or government departments. They are generally expected to be persuasive and good at communication in order to present arguments and win legal disputes for their clients. Attorneys typically specialize in one specific area, such as family law, criminal law, probate law, corporate law, intellectual property, or real estate. While most attorneys work in corporate offices, many also work for government agencies.

Attorney Education Requirements

Attorneys must have a graduate level law degree from a school approved by the American Bar Association in order to practice law. Degree programs typically end with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree. Most law degree programs require both a four-year undergraduate degree and a passing score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). After successful completion of law school, attorney candidates must sit for and pass a state bar exam. This certifies that they have the knowledge required to ethically and competently practice law.

Attorney Job Market

The job outlook for attorneys is expected to rise approximately 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for attorney jobs will remain high as more students graduate law schools each year than there are jobs available. New attorneys with prior experience in any area of legal employment, such as legal assistants or law clerks, may have an advantage over new graduates without prior legal experience.

Attorney?s Salary

The median annual salary for attorney jobs is $113,530 per year. Salary will vary based on experience, type of law practiced, size of law firm, educational background and the location of the employer?s law firm.

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Seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Contract Attorney/Associate experienced with plaintiffs' personal injury matters. Candidates being considered for this opportunity must possess recent experience with full cycle management of personal injury cases, from inception through settlement or trial, with trial experience being a plus. Position duties include but are not limited to: Communicate directly...
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY Deputy County Attorney or Senior Deputy County Attorney. Must be a member of the Montana Bar at date of application. Submit County application; letter of interest; resume; 3 references; and writing sample to Yellowstone County, PO Box 35041, Billings, MT, 59107 or online at www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov. Job announcement and salary information listed online. Position closes 1/23/15....
The New York City Police Department is seeking qualified legal professionals to fill the managerial position of Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Trials, and the positions of Agency Attorney and Agency Attorney Interne in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Trials. The Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Trials holds hearings concerning employee disciplinary cases, prepares reports and makes re...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
HONG KONG - Corporate Attorney Please review - only Qualified Persons will be contacted Seeking Midlevel corporate lawyer (Equity Capital Markets, High Yield Debit and M&A experience) with Manderin LLM. or J.Ddegrees from both US and UK firms. US admission is required Attorneys concentrating on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, project finance, energy ...
sti-Systems Tech International Kansas City, MO
(We have more than 1500 Job openings in our website and some of them are relevant to this job. Feel free to search it in the website and apply directly. Just Click the “Apply Now” and you will redirect to our main website where you can search for the other jobs.) (Click “Apply Now” to know more about Salary, Job description and Location) Job Title: Attorney - Foreclosure Litigation Attorney – Ba...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency The Department of Justice offers a broad range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on many significant and complex issues that face our nation. Our lawyers work in virtually every area of legal practice. The effectiveness of the Department's law enforcement and other legal responsibilities depends upon the continued recruitment and hiring of excellen...
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Benefits Supplemental Questions Under general direction of the City Attorney, provides a wide range of professional legal services to City Council, all City departments and various boards and committees. Performs related administrative and professional work as required. Individual(s) assigned to this classification must report to work per their assigned schedule. SPECI...
Minimum Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions Includes all Assistant County Attorneys; Entry Level minimum qualifications; and three (3) years experience or equivalent in civil/criminal prosecution as required by duties of position sought. Typical Duties: Demonstrates a proficiency in handling cases and client matters which are complex and/or high visibility. Maintains working relati...
Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc ., home of the HOT-N-READY ® pizza, is looking for a highly motivated Attorney to join our Legal team.Little Caesars is proud of its heritage and is still family owned and operated after more than 55 years in business. As the fastest growing pizza chain in the WORLD and with significant sales growth throughout the last decade, Little Caesars offers tremendous opportu...
Searchamericanjobs New York, NY
Small Disability/ Workers Comp firm seeking Attorney or Non Attorney Representative with experience handling all aspects or Social Security disability claims from intake to hearing. Work Hours and salary negotiable. Must be motivated and organized. Please include resume and salary expectations....
Recruit GAAP Staffing Allentown, PA, 18101
A hiring employer with Recruit GAAP in the Law Firm industry is seeking a full time Attorney's Assistant. The company offers the following environment: Team work, great company with long term employment. Estimated salary of $13.50 per Hour. The right candidate will have experience with, or the skills and abilities to: Computer skills, Customer Service, Attention to accuracy. Seeking someone who ca...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Syracuse, NY, 13205
A member of Recruit GAAP in the Law Firm industry is seeking a full time Attorney's Assistant. The company offers the following environment: Team work, great company with long term employment. Estimated salary of $13.50 per Hour. The right candidate will have experience with, or the skills and abilities to: Customer Service, Computer skills, Attention to accuracy. Seeking someone who can successfu...
State of South Carolina Columbia, SC, 29209
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional The employee serves in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) of the SCDMV under limited supervision of the General Counsel. Provides legal counsel to the General Counsel and to the various units of the Department of Motor Vehicles, including but not limited to court and appellate appearances, particularly in regard to driver's licen...
Minnehaha County Sioux Falls, SD, 57101
General Information Benefits Supplemental Questions The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office invites applications for a Deputy State's Attorney / Senior Deputy State's Attorney to perform professional legal work on behalf of Minnehaha County and County departments in civil and criminal court and administrative proceedings. Responsibilities include providing legal advice and representation...

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