By: Elizabeth Scheibel
The duties of a Lawyer
Lawyers advise and represent clients in courts, before government agencies and in private legal matters. They communicate with their clients and others. Lawyers conduct research and analysis of legal problems. They interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses. They also present facts in writing and verbally for their clients or others and argue on their behalf.
The practice environment for Lawyers.
Corporate or legal offices. Some lawyers are employed in local, state and federal governments. About 22% of lawyers were self-employed in 2012. Some lawyers travel to attend meetings with clients at various locations, such as homes, hospitals, or prisons.
Compensation and Education and Training.
Compensation: Finance and insurance. Federal Government, excluding postal service. Legal services. Local government excluding education and hospitals.State government excluding education and hospitals. Education and Training: 7 years of full time studying after high school. 4 years of undergraduate study. 3 years of law school. Must have a Bachelors degree to enter most law schools.