Lawyers ·  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.



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Occupational Tasks ·  Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
· Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
· Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
· Present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
· Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
· Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
· Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
· Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
· Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
· Present evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
· Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
· Prepare and draft legal documents, such as wills, deeds, patent applications, mortgages, leases, and contracts.
· Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
· Negotiate settlements of civil disputes.
· Confer with colleagues with specialties in appropriate areas of legal issue to establish and verify bases for legal proceedings.
· Search for and examine public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
· Supervise legal assistants.
· Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
· Act as agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals.


Educational Requirements: ·  First professional degree


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 97%
·  Critical Thinking 94%
·  Writing 94%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 93%
·  Active Listening 92%
·  Persuasion 91%
·  Time Management 90%
·  Negotiation 88%
·  Speaking 88%
·  Active Learning 84%