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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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Superior Court of California KERN COUNTY Has the following job opportunity available: Senior Attorney / Associate Attorney Recruitment # 040: - This recruitment may close at any time without notice Senior Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,798 - $3,416 bi-weekly Associate Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,591 - $3,138 bi-weekly Appointment depending on experience a...
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seeks qualified applicants for: ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY Permanent and Temporary part-time positions exist. Temporary positions have benefits. Applications and more information including minimum qualifications are available at: www.co.chautauqua.ny.us, click on Employment Equal Opportunity Employer...
WELD COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of: County Attorney An Equal Opportunity Employer SALARY: $153,539. - $194,584./Pay Range Annually OPENING DATE: 08/27/14 CLOSING DATE: 09/30/14 04:59 PM DESCRIPTION: In accordance with the Weld County Home Rule Charter, there shall be a Department of Law, the director of which shall be known as the CountyAttorney. This individua...
County of Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Description Supplemental Questions Under direction, to perform professional legal work in the Office of the District Attorney. Upon appointment, candidates must either possess a valid California Driver's License or an ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out essential job-related functions. Eligible candidates must pass a background check to qualify for employment....
County of Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Description Supplemental Questions Under direction, to perform professional legal work in the Office of the District Attorney. Upon appointment, candidates must either possess a valid California Driver's License or an ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out essential job-related functions. Eligible candidates must pass a background check to qualify for employment....
County of El Paso TX El Paso, TX, 79910
Minimum Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions Doctorate in Jurisprudence from an accredited college or university. Must be licensed, or pending licensure, with the State Bar of Texas. Typical Duties: Reviews misdemeanor/felony case facts for legal sufficiency, drafts motion statements and prepares required legal documents. Researches criminal statutes and case law issues and revises ...
Superior Court of California, County of Kern Bakersfield, CA, 93301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Senior Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,798 - $3,416 bi-weekly Associate Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,591 - $3,138 bi-weekly Appointment depending on experience and qualifications Full-time regular position recruitment #040 This recruitment may close at any time without any notice. Essential Functions: The success...
Marten Transport Fort Worth, TX
## Job DescriptionApply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date. **Job Location:** Fort Worth**Anticipated Start Date:** 10/26/2014**Number of Positions:** 1.00**Salary Range:** $100,000 - $125,000 **DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES** Position will provide legal support for real estate related matters. The positi...
Remote work or Home Based position. Contract: for 7 months plus. Location: NYC, NY Attorney: Actually we have three different job for attorney for Real Estate and for Securities and Capital Markets. Looking for an experienced general commercial real estate attorney with at least 5 years AM Law 200 experience to help develop online legal products for transactional attorneys. The attorney will r...
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Step 7 Newark, NJ
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Update Legal Appleton, WI
Job Description: Update Legal is recruiting candidates who are DC barred or DC Pending for upcoming contract assignments with our clients located in Washington D.C. We are interviewing candidates for temporary assignments offering full-time hours, which can include overtime, competitive and above-market rates, and a great work environment. If you are interested in registering with our company and...
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Consolidated Edison, Inc. New York, NY, 10007
Organization: Law Department: Comm Trans, Corp & Finance Expires On: 9/30/2014 Job Code: 14-496 Qualifications: The Law Department is seeking to hire a Senior or Senior Staff Attorney to join its Commercial Transactions group. Candidates must be energetic and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our Code of Conduct and The Way We Work so as to promote a positive work ethic and customer se...
Step 7 Edison, NJ
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Marten Transport Pewaukee, WI
*Title: Trial Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney* *Location: Wisconsin-Pewaukee*Position Details Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered at either level.There are multiple positions available.Preferred candidates will be licensed in Wisconsin.Position ObjectiveThis position personally handles moderately complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured w...
Marten Transport West Orange, NJ
Company DescriptionWe Provide Full Time Permanent Position for a large US companies. We are interested in finding/recruiting high quality candidates in IT , Engineering, Manufacturing and other highly technical areas. APPLY Below By clicking View company websiteJob DescriptionAttention – Applicant – Fastest way to be in front of the hiring Manager (Copy and Paste the following link in your browser...
Catcha Lansing, MI
Company State of Michigan Branch Lansing MI US Position: Staff Attorney 15/Senior Attorney 16 Location: Lansing, MI school of law. Experience Staff Attorney 15 No Specific type or amount is required. Senior Attorney 16 Four years of post-bar admission legal experience. The Department of Attorney General seeks candidates with litigation, transactional, state and local tax, collections, and/...

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