The Attorney

The Structure of a Law Firm

A law firm is comprised of a heirarchy. At the top of the pyrimad there is the Managing Partner: a senior or founding lawyer of the firm who manages the day-to-day operations. A Partner is the next level: a shareholder/lawyer who are joint owners of the firm. Most of the firm is made up of associates: lawyers who have the prospect of becoming partners. To determine when and if they become a partner depends on the associate's client base, legal history, and how well they fit the firm. There are also summer associates (law students who during the summer), counsel (freelance, yet contracted lawyers), and well as a number of paralegals that assist on paperwork

What is Security Law?

Security law came to during the 1929 recession as a means for a corporation, individual, or other stock recipiant to protect themselves against white collar crimes. The duties of an attorney involves representing clients with respect to stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other financial instruments. Specialized areas within this law spectrum include, transactional practice, regulatory practice, and litigation.


The attorney conducts initial case investigation to determine if enough evidence exists to file or defend a lawsuit. They will locate witnesses, take statements, gather documents, interview their clients and investigate the facts of the case. Engage pre-litigation settlements, draft pleads and motions, summons and complaints, and form response. Employ a variety of discovery devices to gain information. They will present a case before a judge, develop an agreements, conduct pre-trail interviews of jury, participate in mediation, issue appeals. This is all an attorney will do for and with their client.