Lawyers Research

Duties

Advise and represent clients in court, conduct research and analysis of legal problems,interpret laws, present facts, and prepare legal documents.

Practice Enviroments

Work mostly in offices. Some travel to attend meetings with clients at various locations, such as homes, ospitals, or prisons. others travel to appear before courts. Lawyers who represent clients in court may face heavy pressure during trials.

Compensation

Median annual wage for lawyers in May 2012 was $113,530. Lowest 10% earned less than $54,310. Top 10% earned more than $187,200. Around $54.58 per hour.

Education And Training

Usually takes 7 years of fell time study after high school, 4 years undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a jurisdoctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Becoming licensed as a lawyer is called being Admitted To the bar, and licensing exams are called Bar Exams.

Family Lawyers

Duties

Handle a variety of legal issues that pertain to the family. They may advise clients regarding divorce, child custody, and adoption proceedings.

Practice Enviroments

Many family lawyers work in small law firms or mid sized law firms with family law practice. Some work in nonprofit legal services and organizations to help low income clients.

Compensation

Medium annual salary about $114,000 in 2014

Education and Training

Like any other lawyer, a minimum of 7 years of college is required. Skilled in oral discussion, negotiation and effective debate and persuasion.